Every Inch of Herby Peter Sheridan
The sisters at the Good Shepherd Convent in Dublin’s North Wall don’t quite know what to make of their newest refugee. Philo announces herself at their door one Sunday evening with the words, “God pointed me here.” A large presence, weighing 240 pounds and bearing tattoos on her arm, Philo smokes, swears and loves to eat. She is also a mother of five and in flight from her abusive husband, Tommo.
In no time at all, Philo has made herself indispensable. At the Senior Daycare Center, she gets the old folks talking to one another, singing old favorites, and playing bingo again. And with all the love she’s got to give, it’s only natural that Cap and Dina—two people at the Center long separated by a bitter feud—come together again.
By turns comical and tender, Peter Sheridan’s novel is a beautifully written portrait of an unforgettable woman who touches every life she meets through the sheer force of being herself.
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- 18 Years
Meet the Author
Peter Sheridan is the author of 44: Dublin Made Me and 47 Roses. A leading figure in Irish theater, he has served as director of numerous acclaimed theaters in the U.S. and U.K. He is the director of the film Borstal Boy.
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I really enjoyed reading this book, i liked the charectars, though i would have liked it if the book elaborated a little more towards the end. Defently still worth the read
Here's a great story about a real woman in real Dublin. It's not candy coated but it is a great read, I highly recommend it to any one who enjoys stories about real women with real problems or tales set in modern day Dublin.
I read this book in less than a week because it kept my attention throughout most of it, but something that kept it from getting five stars is the fact that the author left too many loose ends. The ending, I felt, wasn't all he could have been either.
i don't generally enjoy reading books that are in a woman's voice, yet are written by a man--i find that men just can't capture what it is to be a woman, just as women can't capture what it is like to be a man. this book is the exception--sheridan did an amazing job. heartwarming, humorous, and honest.