Take a trip to Ireland

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library appearance on WCNC March 14, 2019 for A Trip To Ireland

Dana Eure, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's branch channel leader, made a guest appearance on WCNC's "Charlotte Today" on March 14, 2019, and shared A Trip to Ireland with five books. 

Adult fiction

The Green Road by Anne Enright

Spanning thirty years, [this book] tells the story of Rosaleen, matriarch of the Madigans, a family on the cusp of either coming together or falling irreparably apart. As they grow up, Rosaleen's four children leave the west of Ireland for lives they could have never imagined in Dublin, New York, and Mali, West Africa. In her early old age, their difficult, wonderful mother announces that she's decided to sell the house and divide the proceeds. Her adult children come back for a last Christmas, with the feeling that their childhoods are being erased, their personal history bought and sold.

Adult nonfiction

Maeve’s Times: In Her Own Words by Maeve Binchy

Collects the best of the author's essays from five decades of the "Irish Times" to reflect a changing culture as well as her observations on such topics as the royal wedding, waitressing, and boring airline companions.

Picture book

S is for Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Matt Faulkner. From A to Z, Ireland is presented in poetry, prose, and illustrations. Topics include Blarney Stone, Finn McCool, fairy rings, and shamrocks.

Youth fiction

Boxcar Children: Legend of the Irish created by Gertrude Chandler Warner, illustrated by Anthony VanArsdale. The Aldens travel to Ireland to explore castles. While visiting Duncarraig Castle the children discover a cloaked figure roaming around.

Teen fiction

Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch.  Addie hopes that the road trip of a lifetime through the rolling hills of Ireland will not only bring the romance and adventure she so desperately seeks but also help fix the shattered relationship she has with her brother Ian after secrets come to the surface. When she discovers the guidebook, Ireland for the Heartbroken, will it heal her broken heart... and her relationship with her brother?