The Granny

The Granny

Book - 1996
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The New York Times Book Review praised Brendan O'Carroll 's first novel, The Mammy , as " unpretentious and satisfying as a home-cooked meal...with a delicious dessert of an ending." With the forthcoming second book in the trilogy, The Chisellers , and a movie about The Mammy (entitled Agnes Browne ) on the horizon, the world is discovering O'Carroll's uniquely Irish blend of warmth and grittiness, comedy and pathos, as he elevates the lives of ordinary working-class Dublin people--and one extraordinary family--into tales that are small in size but epic in emotion. With the final installment, The Granny , our comedic and lovable heroine, Agnes Browne, has a French lover, six children in their twenties--including one in prison--and a wee grandchild of her own. But the world is spinning fast for Agnes--especially considering that her lover wants her to become "a sexual animal" and that her family's far-flung fortune is beyond her control. The members of the Browne family split up to make it in the world on their own until a tragedy brings the brood back together again--and love keeps them that way forever.
Publisher: New York : Plume, 1996
ISBN: 9780452281844
Branch Call Number: OCAR
Characteristics: 192 p


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Jun 26, 2015

While the characters were not as fully developed as I| usually like, and the story was more than a bit predictable, I really enjoyed the book. It had more charm than I expected and I cried at the end!

Jan 24, 2015

Fabulously funny. Great reading.

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