Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

To all those Irish and semi-Irish and somewhere-along-the-line Irish out there; Happy St. Pat's! I'm celebrating by wearing green, so here are some books I've read which have "Green" in their titles. That's a pretty loose connection to St. Pat's, I admit, but I have posted a booklist of Irish themed novels as well. This year it's all about green!

It's been 100 years since this favourite story of a red-haired orphan was first published, to great acclaim. If you haven't read it, do -- you will enjoy it. Really!

I've listed this one before, but it's worth doing so again. This novel about a Canadian woman who discovers she has a Ukrainian past is fascinating even for non-Ukrainians! The main character goes to Ukraine to track down her family history and finds the Green Library, a park where people sit around and READ.

This native author writes marvellous books, and although this is a difficult book to summarize, let's see... it's about 4 very old Indians who regularly break out of their Home, a Blackfoot family in Alberta, a Western movie, and the trickster Coyote. Read it for an entertaining romp!

Part of a series of books featuring the owner of a tea shop, it's a light read with some entertaining tea related trivia. And recipes. This one is about an open air tea party at a regatta; of course it is ruined by murder... This is a fun series for tea lovers.

Finally, one about Ireland! This is a fictionalized memoir of Bradbury's time in Ireland, writing a screenplay of Moby Dick for John Huston. He wasn't too keen on Ireland at first, and was sure it rained 12 days out of 10. Despite the romantic view of alcohol, this is a treat for Bradbury fans.


  1. I thought of one- Green Grass of Wyoming.

  2. Jeane - thanks! Who wrote that one?

  3. What a clever idea for a post! But you forgot Green Mansions! Not about Ireland, but set in a fantastical version of South America. But check me on that; I could be wrong.


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