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Tom Deignan, a columnist for the Irish Voice newspaper, writes regularly for America.

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Tom Deignan
John Millington Synge is a troubled lover in Joseph O'Connor's 'Ghost Light'
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Tom Deignan
Roddy Doyle's provocative trilogy raises important questions about the Irish past.
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Tom Deignan
John Banville is a writers writer, whom even admirers admit can be difficult.
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Tom Deignan
Irish fathers are a disturbingly flawed group.
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Tom Deignan
Patrick Taylor's 'An Irish Country Christmas,' reviewed
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Tom Deignan
'Netherland' is not another razzle-dazzle, postmodern novel for 23-year-old M.F.A.s.
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Tom Deignan
'The Deportees,' reviewed
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Tom Deignan
Late in Joseph O 8217 Connor 8217 s sprawling dazzling new novel Redemption Falls an elderly Columbia University professor watches a procession of aged Civil War veterans march down New York 8217 s Fifth Avenue seven decades after the War Between the States For all the rich history gathered d
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Several years ago I was in Rocky Sullivans pub on Lexington Avenue in New York City for one of their famed literary readings The Irish-born writer Colum McCann was said to be unveiling an excerpt from a work in progress By then McCannin such novels as Songdogs and This Side of Brightness and story
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Tom Deignan
In 2002 Pete Hamill scored a bestseller with his novel Forever which told the story of an Irish immigrant granted the gift of eternal lifeso long as he never leaves the island of Manhattan Meanwhile next year Brad Pitt will star in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button based on an F Scott Fitzg