Books: Hate In Ireland

TRUTH IN THE NIGHT (218 pp.)—Michael McLaverty—Mocm/7/an ($3).

"God writes straight with crooked lines," muttered an old woman of the island as she poked her peevish fire. In her roundabout way, she was meaning Vera Reilly and Martin Gallagher and she was right in at least this much, that no human hand" could make straight the vexatious scribble of their lives.

Vera is an Irish mainland girl who married an island boy expressly to escape a home she detested, only to discover that she liked her new home little better. Now that her husband is dead, she sees Martin as her new escape....

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