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by Frank Delaney

eBook Shannon: A Novel of Ireland epub
  • ISBN: 1400065259
  • Author: Frank Delaney
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literary
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House (February 10, 2009)
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • ePUB size: 1176 kb
  • FB2 size 1549 kb
  • Formats azw mbr lit docx


Frank Delaney has written a great book. I am Irish American and have never been to Ireland, but this book certainly makes one want to visit. Still you don't have to be Irish to love "Shannon.

Only 13 left in stock (more on the way). Frank Delaney has written a great book.

Frank Delaney (24 October 1942 – 21 February 2017) was an Irish novelist, journalist and broadcaster. He was the author of The New York Times best-seller Ireland, the non-fiction book Simple Courage: A True Story of Peril on the Sea, and many other works of fiction, non-fiction and collections. He was born in Tipperary, Ireland. Delaney began working as a newsreader for the Irish state radio and television network RTÉ in 1970

Frank Delaney is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Ireland, as well as The Last Storyteller, The Matchmaker of Kenmare, Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show, Tipperary, Shannon, and Simple Courage: A True Story of Peril on the Sea. A former judge for the Man Booker Prize.

Frank Delaney is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Ireland, as well as The Last Storyteller, The Matchmaker of Kenmare, Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show, Tipperary, Shannon, and Simple Courage: A True Story of Peril on the Sea. A former judge for the Man Booker Prize, Delaney enjoyed a prominent career in BBC broadcasting before becoming a full-time writer. Delaney died in 2017.

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Shannon: A Novel of Ireland I'm glad I did, as Frank Delaney's book is laced with interesting legends an.

Shannon: A Novel of Ireland. A stirring new novel about an American priest’s journey through the heart of Ireland, from the New York Times bestselling author of Ireland and Tipperary. I'm glad I did, as Frank Delaney's book is laced with interesting legends and fascinating fact This novel reminded me, very pleasantly, of the historical fiction I used to read when I was a teenager - the kind of book that you slid into your handbag just in case you got stuck in line somewhere and could sneak in another three minutes.

Читает Frank Delaney. Мгновенный доступ к вашим любимым книгам без обязательной ежемесячной платы. In the summer of 1922, Robert Shannon, a young American hero of the Great War, lands in Ireland. Слушайте книги через Интернет и в офлайн-режиме на устройствах Android, iOS, Chromecast, а также с помощью Google Ассистента. A Marine chaplain, he was present at the frightful Battle of Belleau Wood, and he still suffers from shell shock. His mentor hopes that a journey Robert had always wanted to make to find his family roots will restore his equilibrium and his vocation.

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Tipperary: A Novel of Ireland. My wooing began in passion, was defined by violence and circumscribed by land; all these elements molded my soul. In the summer of 1922, Robert Shannon, a Marine chaplain and a young American hero of the Great War, lands in Ireland. Novelist and historian Frank Delaney attempts an answer with Undead, an extended essay that functions simultaneously as travelogue, debunker of legends, reverent (not to say revenant) biography, exploration of the historical moment that gave rise to Dracula, and even a short cultural history of blood.

Frank Delaney was the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Ireland, as well as Tipperary, Shannon, and Simple Courage: A True Story of Peril on the Sea. A former judge for the Man Booker Prize, Delaney enjoyed a prominent career in BBC broadcasting before becomin. ore about Frank Delaney.

In the summer of 1922, Robert Shannon, a Marine chaplain and a young American hero of the Great War, lands in Ireland. He still suffers from shell shock, and his mentor hopes that a journey Robert had always wanted to make—to find his family roots along the banks of the River Shannon—will restore his equilibrium and his vocation. But there is more to the story: On his return from the war, Robert had witnessed startling corruption in the Archdiocese of Boston. He has been sent to Ireland to secure his silence—permanently. As Robert faces the dangers of a strife-torn Ireland roiling in civil war, the nation’s myths and people, its beliefs and traditions, unfurl healingly before him. And the River Shannon gives comfort to the young man who is inspired by the words of his mentor: “Find your soul and you’ll live.”From the eBook edition.
Comments: (7)
Ce
Shannon is another great novel from Frank Delaney, with all the good qualities you'd expect: it's quiet, dark, funny, thoughtful, violent, intelligent, literate, complex, and very elegant. It's a story about an American in Ireland, and the Irish in America, and the fragile survivor of one war thrust directly into another; and, of course, it's about a river in Ireland.

I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advance copy of this book, and I enjoyed it a great deal. Delaney is great at weaving multiple stories together into a single whole; he takes the story of his hero, Robert Shannon, and threads it through the lives of the villains and other characters of the tale - a cast of bishops, murderers, soldiers, and extraordinary ordinary people. I was unexpectedly caught up in the action: the book begins as a sort of spiritual pilgrimage, and evolves into a completely gripping and suspenseful drama.

Definitely check this out if you're interested in Ireland, Irish history, Irish folklore, WWI French battlefields, post-traumatic stress disorder, genealogy, scandals in the Catholic church, damaged heroes, and really good novels in general.
Shaktit
I found it difficult to get into at first, thinking Delaney was trying too hard, being overly descriptive. So after the third try, I persevered, and by around page 100 or so, it became a page-turner, and I loved it.

I must say, this was on the heels of "Ireland", which I loved and had numerous friends read it as well. So while I gave "Shannon" 4 stars, it's deserving of 5 stars when you get through the initial pages.

I was in need of a happy ending and very in love with the lead characters. It go so tense for me near the end that I put the book down for three days before I could face the ending.

Damn, Frank Delaney, you really grabbed me.
Jarortr
Frank Delaney has written a great book. I am Irish American and have never been to Ireland, but this book certainly makes one want to visit. Still you don't have to be Irish to love "Shannon."

I love a book in which you become lost. I opened this book and immediately was drawn in by the characters. I am born in Boston, so that did not hurt any. Delaney creates sharp images and sharper characters. And the characters are very different from one another - each with a very distinct past, present and future as well as voice.

This book is sprinkled with so much that is true you find yourself nodding in agreement and smiling in satisfaction. It is so well woven and seamlessly told, it is a testament to great writing. Truly one can smell the grass, see the colors feel the pain.

Shannon is everything a novel should be.

My sister is not a big reader, but I bought it for her anyway. If it takes her a year to read it she will remember every character and every scene. The story is unbeleivably touching while being very believable.
Doomwarden
Frank Delaney is a splendid writer. In all three of his recent books (the others being Ireland and Tipperary), I have found it is difficult to get into the story. But if the reader keeps turning pages, the whole picture begins to develop and it is hard to put the book down. This is what happened in Shannon. It is like taking a trip to the Emerald Isle with beautiful descriptions and nostalgic scenes.
The horrors of the results of war are clearly defined in the character of Robert Shannon who returns to Ireland to try and restore his mental health by walking the River Shannon and looking for his family history. Those whom he meets along the way add to the interest and the development of both Robert's recovery and the story line.
This is not a quick read nor a beach book, but one that is very rewarding if read and digested and enjoyed.
Xirmiu
I liked this story very much. This isn't the kind of book you read quickly. You slow down to savor the language & description and ideas that are engendered. The plot is more than a little fantastical but I got past that and was sucked into the tale. Delaney offers a unique journey with a number of twists and turns. The details of WW 1 and the horrors endured by the participants were presented honestly and fully. The ancient tales of Ireland and the sketches of the people along the river's edge were engaging and central to the story. As i approached the end I was practically breathless and pretty apprehensive but I was satisfied with the ending.
Benn
Delaney is so good at weaving two or more stories into one! This journey of discovery - of Ireland, of self, of love - is heartwarming and sometimes heartrending with the backdrop of WWI as a setting. It was an entirely enjoyable read and will send me back for more of Delaney. It may be particularly poignant for those of us with Catholic upbringing or Irish ancestry, but I think the book holds its own no matter what your background. Delaney's prose is also a delight. Much of his description, especially of nature scenes, could be categorized as prose poetry. His vocabulary and images are rich and satisfying. Thoroughly pleasant read. I found myself caring enormously for some of the characters and wanting to think I would be welcomed in Ireland in the same way as the protagonist.

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Wymefw
I have so enjoyed this audio book about Ireland and war and love. It is read by the Frank Delaney who does a great job with expressions and distinguishing the character voices. I have so enjoyed this book that I hate for it to end. I'm now on the last CD. As an audiobook addict, I listen to them continually in my car. Some of them are good for one time, then I donate to the library, but Shannon is definitely a keeper. I highly recommend it. Another plus, is that it has absolutely no profanity; which proves that a good story can be told without it.
Delaney is an incredible writer, one who weaves fact and fiction together creating stories of power and defining the real value of human life. His style is intensely personal so that each reader feels as if the story is being told directly to him. In this story the graphic violence is related to the First World War as fought at Belleau Woods in France. The sexual content simply relates to sex as a beautiful and ordinary part of human living.
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