I almost forgot! I’m supposed to give an update on my March book read! Our topic was Ireland, St. Patricks, Green. 🙂 And I couldn’t think of anything until about 16 days into the month. Audible actually suggested it to me. Trinity by Leon Uris.
I am admittedly not very far into it. Chapter 7 out of 116! BUT WOW… am I learning a lot about Ireland and its people. Done in story form.
I have been enabled to, at least in some part, to better understand the conflict between Irish Catholics and English Protestants. I can’t say it’s always an easy listen, and there are times I need to stop and think for a bit, or listen to something a little easier. But a thoroughly good listen so far. I’m feeling immersed into the life of an Irish boy, his friends, and his extended family.
From the cover:
a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that captures the “terrible beauty” of Ireland during its long and bloody struggle for freedom. It is the electrifying story of an idealistic young Catholic rebel and the valiant and beautiful Protestant girl who defied her heritage to join his cause. It is a tale of love and danger, of triumph at an unthinkable cost—a magnificent portrait of a people divided by class, faith, and prejudice—an unforgettable saga of the fires that devastated a majestic land… and the unquenchable flames that burn in the human heart.
History of Irish Conflict
If you are at all interested in learning more about the history of the Irish Conflict, I’ll suggest some websites to you. The Troubles was a different period in Irish history and helps explain the conflicts today.
If you are interested in Trinity by Leon Urus, I have an affiliate link below.
Please visit the other participants to see what they read this month. There has been a variety of books this month.