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Marys Last: Tales of an Irish-American Orphan Daniel Patrick Delaney

Marys Last: Tales of an Irish-American Orphan

Daniel Patrick Delaney

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Readers moved by Frank McCourts memoir about his Irish childhood, ANGELAS ASHES, will welcome our latest release — MARYS LAST: TALES OF AN IRISH-AMERICAN ORPHAN by Daniel Patrick Delaney. Like McCourts book, Delaneys memoir is told from aMoreReaders moved by Frank McCourts memoir about his Irish childhood, ANGELAS ASHES, will welcome our latest release — MARYS LAST: TALES OF AN IRISH-AMERICAN ORPHAN by Daniel Patrick Delaney. Like McCourts book, Delaneys memoir is told from a childs perspective as a boy tries to make sense of the world around him — and his place in it. Written in luminous, lyrical prose, MARYS LAST is a stunning achievement from a first-time author. The memoir is an inspiring story of survival and courage in the face of harrowing and even horrifying circumstances.The story begins in Philadelphia during March 1963, when Mary Delaney dies of the Asian Flu — leaving behind eight children, including her last, Danny, just 19 months old. With a dead mother and deadbeat father, the Delaney children are scattered to different family members — and Danny winds up with his Aunt Kate and Uncle Lenny in a house crammed with nine other children. Plain Kate had always envied her beautiful sister Mary — and now takes out her resentment on Danny, finding an endless variety of ways to make him pay...