The O'Connell Boy: Educating ''the Wolf Child'': an Irish-American Memoir (1932-1950)

The O'Connell Boy: Educating ''the Wolf Child'': an Irish-American Memoir (1932-1950)

by Tom O'Connell
     
 

The O'Connell Boy: Educating "The Wolf Child" is a vivid memoir that tells of the author's Irish-American youth in a group foster home operated by a strict "lace curtain" Irish widow. He spends his high school years with his Irish granny "on the other side of the tracks."

With wit and irony, O'Connell uses candid dialogue and descriptions to tell his unusual

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The O'Connell Boy: Educating "The Wolf Child" is a vivid memoir that tells of the author's Irish-American youth in a group foster home operated by a strict "lace curtain" Irish widow. He spends his high school years with his Irish granny "on the other side of the tracks."

With wit and irony, O'Connell uses candid dialogue and descriptions to tell his unusual story of group foster home life and his later "battle of wits" with his aging grandmother.

This memoir delivers a trip back in time, touches on an orphan's feelings of abandonment, and provides scenes of "growing up" that range from the outrageous to the sublime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413469165
Publisher:
Xlibris Corporation
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Cape Cod journalist and lecturer Tom O'Connell is a health columnist for The Cape Codder and publisher of Sanctuary Unlimited books. His website is www.sanctuary777.com. Listed in Who's Who in the East, he was selected by Cape Cod Life magazine in its 25th Anniversary Issue as one of the "Top 100 Influential" people on Cape Cod.

He was national correspondent for The U.S. Journal of Drug & Alcohol Dependence and president, American Medical Writers Association, New England Chapter. He is a Cape Cod Writers' Center member, and teaches writing at Cape Cod Community College.

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