The Potato in Clancys Attic: Ancestral Sketches Shaughn Marlowe

ISBN: 9781497403635

Published: July 17th 2014

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184 pages


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The Potato in Clancys Attic: Ancestral Sketches  by  Shaughn Marlowe

The Potato in Clancys Attic: Ancestral Sketches by Shaughn Marlowe
July 17th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 184 pages | ISBN: 9781497403635 | 3.22 Mb

Imagine opening an old attic trunk and finding a stack of love letters with two cents postage on the envelopes, a tear-stained diary, and a family biography, some of which may shock or dismay, but could well endear your ancestors to you in new andMoreImagine opening an old attic trunk and finding a stack of love letters with two cents postage on the envelopes, a tear-stained diary, and a family biography, some of which may shock or dismay, but could well endear your ancestors to you in new and poignant ways.Marlowes intriguing new memoir, The Potato in Clancys Attic, a sequel to Secrets of an Old Mans Girlhood (both heartbreaking and hilarious...

-Kirkus Reviews), opens with a series of love letters between David Newton, a Protestant traveling salesman, and Kathryn Clancy, a Catholic secretary living in 1907 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Despite their families zealous attempts to keep them apart, David and Kathryn struggle to find a way to have a family of their own.The diary of Emily Clancy, a trained concert pianist reluctantly resigned to a life of spinsterhood, reveals family secrets as well as the unexpected fate that awaits Emily herself.Terrence Clancy, the family philosopher, traces the clans ancestry back to the 1850 Potato Famine, and concludes: The years have passed with the speed of a runaway freight train...all things exist, side by side, from...newly-minted infant...to...old man..., as if the two extremes are still happening in me at the same time.



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