My go-to Irish author is Tana French (In the Woods) but her newest book, "The Secret Place," doesn't come out until this Fall. Lucky for me, I found "Black Irish" by Stephan Talty, his fiction debut. I didn't realize that Irish immigrants didn't just settle in New York City - they formed a thriving enclave in Buffalo as well. This thriller introduces Detective Abbie Kearney, who grew up an outsider, as the non-Irish adopted daughter of a prominent Irish Detective, John Kearney. When she is assi......more
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“Blackberry” has a certain connotation these days – a small hand-held device used for constant communication, right? Well, at our house, instead of technology, we think of plump, dark, juicy berries, hanging in heavy clusters off riotous berry canes along a homemade fence. After planting a few bushes last fall, we were rewarded with a bumper crop of the most delicious blackberries we’ve ever eaten. We have blueberries and raspberries, too. We’ve been picking daily for weeks, ...
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