Diversity Book Group

December 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
UCWC Sanctuary
501 S High St
West Chester, PA 19382

Ireland by Frank Delaney
(Originally Scheduled for November 12)

For centuries in Ireland storytellers walked the land knocking on doors and exchanging stories for room and board. In 1951, one of the last of these revered strangers arrives at the home of nine-year-old Ronan O’Mara. During the next three magical evenings, the Storyteller entrances Ronan and his neighbors with stories about kings and princesses, saints and villains, myths and legends, all woven together with the long history of Ireland, its people, and its centuries of oppression at the hands of the British. Ronan is devastated when the storyteller abruptly departs, and sets out on a decades long search to find him. In the process, Ronan discovers the key to his own story through the history and folklore of Ireland, and the hospitality and wisdom of his own people. Beautifully lyrical, gigantic in scope, this is a work of art and history that answers so many questions about the centuries of conflict in Ireland and warms your heart at the same time. Leader: Lorrie McKinley