'That's Just How It Was' -- A Tribute to My Granny and Her Stories

My name is Mary Thorpe and I am the author of "That's Just How It Was."  I believe my book will hold a great deal of interest for Irish emigrants and their descendants, wherever they may be.


“That’s Just How It Was is a moving family tale through which much can be gleaned about life during the push for Irish independence… This is a satisfying, emotionally involving read.”

       -- Clarion Review

“Authors of family memoirs often overload their narratives with minutiae that puts nonfamily members to sleep. There are no such encumbrances in Mary Thorpe’s biography of her remarkable grandmother, Bridget O’Rourke. Thorpe…carefully blends Bridget’s story with the events of her day, some of the most pivotal events in Ireland’s history.”

       -- Blueink Review

Click here to buy your copy of "That's Just How It Was."

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Tags: Books, Hospitality, Immigration, Literature, Reviews, Stories, Women

Comment by Ryan O'Rourke on December 5, 2014 at 8:06am

Thanks, Mary! :-)

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Comment by That's Just How It Was on December 5, 2014 at 11:40am

Hello Ryan - Some where in the mist of time -- we may be related by DNA ; Thanks for commenting 


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