February Retro Reads Roundup

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Retro Reads

The Bleeding Heart There are two types of people in this world: those who lament February’s arrival, and romantics. Cupid’s month brings an onslaught of candy hearts, spontaneous affection, and general warmth in the otherwise frigid (ahem, more snow?) air.

So, what better way to celebrate Valentine’s season, we thought, than with a Retro Reads pick filled with passion, suspense, and life-changing love? The obvious choice, Marilyn French’s The Bleeding Heart, sounded like the
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Special St. Patrick's Day Guest Post: Joseph Caldwell on Ireland

Sunday, March 17, 2013 Joseph CaldwellAs for Ireland—my grandparents came from Tipperary, probably in the mid-nineteenth century. The famine may have had something to do with it; records are hard to come by. My grandfather Caldwell was born in 1819, but there’s no birth certificate because, until much later in that century, the indigenous Irish were not included in censuses, like the slaves in America.

As second generation Irish-American, I was schooled in Irish patriotism at an early age, which is why I sent Kitty McCloud [in the Pig
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