Irish-American journalist (and Top 100 2000 honoree) Katherine Boo won the Pulitzer gold medal for public service for her two-part series describing abuse, sometimes lethal, of mentally handicapped residents of group homes in the District of Columbia. Boo spent 13 months reporting after a visit to a group home revealed residents sitting in complete darknessRead more..
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A sampling of the latest Irish books on offer, reviewed by Tom Deignan. ℘℘℘ Non-Fiction One summer day in 1948, a shy kid in short pants named John Connolly wandered into a corner drug store with a couple of pals. The boys were looking to check out the candy at the store on the outskirtsRead more..