In the Castle of the Flynns

In the Castle of the Flynns When Daniel Dorsey S Parents Die In A Car Crash, It S A Devastating Loss But Once The Wake Is Over, At Least He S Fortunate Enough To Have A Large Extended Family Welcoming Him With Open Arms, Offering Him Care And Comfortand Another Chance At Childhood From A Ferris Wheel Ride With A Nun To A Bus Trip With A Live Chicken, In The Castle Of The Flynns Is A Novel Both Mournful And Merry An Unforgettable Portrait Of A Boy Growing Up Ins Chicago

Michael Raleigh is the author of nine novels His newest book, PEERLESS DETECTIVE, will appear in August, 2015 Diversion Books His previous books include THE CONJURER S BOY Harvard Square Editions , IN THE CASTLE OF THE FLYNNS Sourcebooks 2002, reprinted 2012 THE BLUE MOON CIRCUS Sourcebooks 2003 and the five Paul Whelan mysteries DEATH IN UPTOWN, A BODY IN BELMONT HARBOR, THE MAXWELL

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • In the Castle of the Flynns
  • Michael Raleigh
  • English
  • 24 February 2019
  • 9780425190364

10 thoughts on “In the Castle of the Flynns

  1. says:

    I read this book on the recommendation of my sister, and I certainly pass on that recommendation This story, which reads like a true experience, is not only a wonderful look at the Irish Catholic experience in 1955 Chicago, it s also a story about how love or the lack of it determines so much in our lives The book is hilarious in places like the wedding of the main character s uncle, where the world s oldest man arrives late to church and shuffles in at the pace of the Wisconsin glacier , and touching in many places, bringing me to tears Basically, it s exactly like a good old Irish wake Just be prepared to spend some time with it you won t be able to put this book down I don t give many any five star reviews, but this book certainly deserves all five of those stars Maybe a couple , too.

  2. says:

    A very good story about growing up in a Chicago neighborhood in the 50s.I can remember everything in this book like it was yesterday.If you did not grow up in Chicago or any other large city,this book will give you a feel of what it was all about.Last Saturday the author,Michael Raleigh,gave a talk at the Villa Park library and it was great.I can t think of any of my friends who wouldn t give this book 5 stars.

  3. says:

    Lovely book written from the view of a man looking back at his childhood in the 50 s He lost his parents at an early age and the story follows him as he and his remaining family adjust to a new life The story was well paced and kept my interest until the end.

  4. says:

    I took this along on vacation It was decently written and entertaining enough, but wasn t so great that I had to bring it home with me Swapped it for another on the lending shelf at the place we were staying.

  5. says:

    Enjoyed this book tremendously Laughed out loud at times Felt a bit let down by the way the book ended The author left me with many questions about the main character I guess that may have been the point.

  6. says:

    Hate to say it, but it reads like a boring autobiography instead of a novel of fiction I love Raleigh s book Blue Moon Circus Absolutely loved it So, I figured I d give one his other books a try Unfortunately, this one falls flat Not terrible, but just too boring.

  7. says:

    Beautifully written., a heartfelt story of young boy growing up in 1950 s Chicago.

  8. says:

    Really loved the way Raleigh wrote Reminded me of my Irish side of the family.

  9. says:

    I loved this book Loved the characters Loved the setting Loved the story Did I mention that I loved this book

  10. says:

    For some reason I don t remember much about it.

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