Book Reviews of A Song for Mary: An Irish-American Memory

A Song for Mary: An Irish-American Memory
A Song for Mary An Irish-American Memory
Author: Dennis Smith
ISBN-13: 9780446524476
ISBN-10: 0446524476
Publication Date: 1/1999
Pages: 369
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books Inc
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
I requested this book after reading Angela's Ashes. This one was not nearly as good as Angela's Ashes. It was still a bittersweet memoir of growing up poor on the streets of NYC in the 50's as an Irish Catholic Immigrant.
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Dennis Smith mixes humor in the face of adversity with moving insight as he tells what it was like to be young, Irish, Catholic, and poor. It is a tale in which the presence of Dennis' courageous mother, Mary, is never far off, and the mystery of what has happened to Dennis' father underlies all. As Dennis ages from seven to twenty-five, we see him learn life's indelible lessons.
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The author wrote best sellers about his experiences as a NYC firefighter, but here Dennis Smith recalls his childhood and growing up years in an Irish immigrant family.