The Granny

The Granny

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Baker & Taylor
In a portrait of working class Dublin, Agnes Browne makes her way--sheparding her six children, brand-new grandchild, and fancy French lover--through life with a firm and steady hand.

Blackwell North Amer
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.

& Taylor

In this conclusion of the trilogy begun by The Mammy and The Chisellers, heroine Agnes Browne returns, now with a French lover, six children in their twenties--including one in prison--and a grandchild, in this heartwarming portrait of working-class Dublin life. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Plume, 2000 printing.
ISBN: 9780452281844
Characteristics: 192 p. ; 21 cm.


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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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