The O'Brien memoir has just been released in the U.S., a spring foal, and I can't help but think it's an immediate age old classic. A book to own, a book to pass down, a book to gift to a young woman or daughter, or graduate. Yourself.
This book must be read to be believed. I'm only 80 or so pages into the life story and having read O'Brien all my life I'm fairly confident she is going to handle this into a masterpiece — mostso with those early childhood years tucked away in Ireland. I'm only 80 pages and days picking the book up and setting it down, taking it with us on drives, read two more chapters between stacking firewood — I don't want the book to ever end! so I'm taking my sweet old time. A few sentences can satisfy the reader for a whole day. I call that poetry.