The Parish and the Hill Reading and Discussion



Holyoke Public Library (250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040, Holyoke MA)

Join us this fall as we read and discuss The Parish and the Hill, Mary Doyle Curran's semi-autobiographical novel that follows the story of three generations of Irish Americans in Holyoke. This book discussion is one of a series of events commemorating the life and work of Doyle Curran organized by Holyoke Community College and sponsored by the Council for Human Understanding. The Parish and the Hill became an instant classic when it was published in 1948. It describes a multi-generational Irish-American family as it grapples with the pull of the past and the desire to embrace the future.