Published: March 2012
Published by: A Passionate Pen
Trade Paperback, 268 pages
This book documents the strong ties that bind generations. When the author poses the question to her Irish granny, "If you were so poor why did you have ten children?" Says she: "To be sure, there was no poverty between the sheets!" This sassy sage of a large family that is half Irish and half French Canadian captures hilarious voices and comical antics of a vibrant family that is cloaked in love. A horse theme and song lyrics are neatly knitted throughout the layers of generations.
There are many parts of this memoir that are funny, not the least of which are the chapter titles.
And the author's love for her extended Irish-French shines through loud and clear, from the variety of family pictures to the often amusing anecdotes, one of which forms the book's title. When asked why she had so many children, despite being poor, the author's Irish grandmother replied, "to be certain, there was no poverty between the sheets!"
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Pauline Kiely has been an avid student of Creative Writing her entire life. This author has consistently taken various courses and workshops offered at University of Toronto and Trent Universities. A year long memoir course with Susan Reynolds brought out this witty honest voice that shoots straight from the hip aiming for the heart.
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Disclosure: Thanks to Laura Fabiani from iRead Book Tours for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.