Book Reviews of The Dowry: A Novel of Ireland

The Dowry: A Novel of Ireland
The Dowry A Novel of Ireland
Author: Walter Keady
ISBN-13: 9780312361914
ISBN-10: 0312361912
Publication Date: 3/20/2007
Pages: 224
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
Though it took a bit to get into the story, it turned out to be a really funny, sad, all around good book. I enjoyed it immensely and gave it to my Mom to read as well.--
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Helpful Score: 3
I picked up on quite a few spelling errors in The Dowry, and also, characters often would not only say the same things, word for word, but they would have the same thoughts word for word as well. Conversations were awkward also. But, as for the story, it was interesting, and funny once we see it all concluded at the end. The dowry is about a priest's determination to have all the young people of the parish marry, to have children and replenish the population. Families are tied together by matchmaking, each couple dependant on another to marry themselves. I almost had to make a list of the characters to keep track of it all.