Moving About the Place

moving about the place by evelyn conlon

This collection of eleven stories by one of Ireland’s finest writers is a compelling exploration of what comes from moving about the place. Evelyn Conlon vividly imagines her characters all over the world: Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Italy, Monaco, in a house with two drills of vegetables in Skerries. A couple spend their lives wandering around…

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Review of Not the Same Sky in Dublin Review of Books

Not the Same Sky by Evelyn Conlon

By Mary O’Donnell in Dublin Review of Books 1.9.2015 Out Of Their Feeling Not the Same Sky, by Evelyn Conlon, Wakefield Press, 272 pp, £12.75, ISBN: 978-1743052426 In Sydney’s Hyde Park Barracks, apart from the glass wall of the Famine monument on which a visitor may read the sand-blasted names of the young women transported…

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The Irish Times Review of Not the Same Sky

Not the Same Sky by Evelyn Conlon

By Eilis Ni Dhuibhne · Published in The Irish Times, 13 June, 2015 Not the Same Sky, by Evelyn Conlon: an orphan epic without the wailing waifs Review: A tale of the forced emigration of Irish girls to Australia after the Famine confounds expectations and puts an utterly unpredictable spin on a fascinating theme In…

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Not the Same Sky Reviewed in MC Reviews

Not the Same Sky by Evelyn Conlon

Not the Same Sky Reviewed by Julie Kearney in MC Reviews, Brisbane, 6 February, 2015 Not the Same Sky, the latest novel of Irish writer, Evelyn Conlon, was at first too cool for me, too much like a sociological case study. I did not warm to the largely second-hand reporting of the lives of some…

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ANZ LitLovers Review of Not the Same Sky

Not the Same Sky by Evelyn Conlon

By Lisa Hill · ANZ LitLovers LitBlog · October 27, 2013 “The genius of this book is that the longest part of the story, bookended by Joy’s contemporary life and attitudes, seduces the reader into accepting the emigration as benign, a journey away from starvation and death, towards hope. Lulled by the movement of the…

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Not the Same Sky Reviewed by Newtown Review of Books

Not the Same Sky by Evelyn Conlon

Not the Same Sky by Evelyn Conlon Reviewed by Candida Baker, Newtown Review of Books · 18 September, 2013 Evelyn Conlon sidesteps the traps of historical fiction in this moving story of four young Irishwomen sent to Australia during the Great Famine. ‘Australia without the Irish would be unimaginable. Australia without the Irish would be…

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