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Shamrock Green Book Review Summary

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St. Martin's, Aug 2003, 26.95, 480 pp.
ISBN: 0312317700

During World War I in Ireland, Sylvie and Gowry McCulloch know their marriage is not the best, but both cherish their beloved daughter, Maeve, though not each other. Gunrunner Francis Hagarty comes to town and excites Sylvie with his passion. Gowry discovers a cache of guns hidden in the shamrock, but is not sure what to do about it. Even worse his wife is having an affair with the smuggler of the weapons.

Unable to cope with his life's collapse, Gowry joins the fight on the continent. However, trench warfare in France is not an improvement. On the other hand back in Ireland, Sylvie is trapped in the Easter Uprising.

SHAMROCK GREEN is a historical novel that brings to life the turmoil of a world gone mad. Though the book starts extremely slow setting up the key characters and the background, once in gear it shifts into a lively period piece.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   playing footsy while inconveniently married    -   rekindling lost love/marriage Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   War, general    -   War, WW I

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France    -   Ireland

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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