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A new, outstanding book of poetry Lament in a Minor Key by Maire Liberace
Life and nature often create compositions in a minor key. Upheavals and traumatic events offer dissonance, which eventually resolve in some harmony. This collection reflects some of those minor chords and dissonance but is also threaded through with a slender strand of hope. Each event allows for resolution to more melodic notes. Even nature has a dying before resurrection and in the process can offer beauty and promise. The upheaval of lives in ‘Executive Orders’ leads eventually to the creation of some order,
even in a repressive situation. Other poems mirror responses we have to negative situations, often moving through the varied stages of grief to arrive at some resolution. Nature moves through life stages – birth, full bloom, aging and death only to be resurrected as the seasons roll around in harmony. This collection of poems attempts to express these journeys as well as movement towards harmony.
An historical novel dealing with the political situation in Ireland at
the latter end of the 16th and early 17th century. It was a tumultuous
period in Irish History peopled with larger than life characters, and
events which threatened the old Gaelic way of life. The author uses a wide canvas in setting the narrative not
only in Ireland, but Spain, the Western Islands of Scotland and Canada.
It is a compelling read with its unique insights into a formative period
in Irish History.