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The Disenchanted Widow based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I just could not resist recommending this book. In my opinion it is the best book in McKenna trilogy about Tailorstown. One can read each book without reading the other two. Each book is different but they are all filled with Irish dialect that, if one is not Irish, takes some time to get used to. But it is worth it. The plot is described in “overview” so I will not repeat it here. What I love about this book is that, despite all problems in 1980s Ireland, the book is not about Irish martyrdom but about people who, unwillingly, got caught in the difficult reality. There are dark and bad things happening but they are happening in the background. Plots are probably not very realistic since things have a tendency to turn up better than they would in real life but it just adds to the book’s charm. However it is not exactly sugar-coated story; all characters, even likable and positive ones, have a wicked side to them. It makes them so much more real. I recommend this book to everybody who likes books about Ireland, who looks for something light and funny to read and who is prepared to commit few hours to non-stop reading (since, once started, the book is very difficult to put down). There is also extra bonus; one actually learns something about Ireland in 1980s. About the the other two books in trilogy; those who liked Maeve Binchy “Circle of Freinds” may like “The Godforsaken Daughter”, those who liked “Angela’a Ashes” may like “The Misremembered Man”. There are some common elements in them. “The Disenchanted Widow” is different from all the above and very refreshing.