Wednesday, April 25, 2012

An Embarrassment of Riches: Kindle Book of the Day 4/25

This is a book you're not likely to come across every day. Gerald Hansen's comedic masterpiece, An Embarrassment of Riches, has received wide acclaim and scores of incredible reviews. Winning the Irish lottery sets off familiar infighting, drastic life changes, and brushes with the law that will have you shaking your head and chuckling out loud. The book is entertaining, pure and simple, and the only thing you've got to ask yourself is if you're ready for a good time!

Name: An Embarrassment of Riches
Rating: 4.8 stars over 35 reviews
Price: 2.99
Description: When Ursula Barnett and her husband Jed win the Irish lottery, they think their troubles are over. But they are just beginning. Ursula coerces her Yank husband to retire in her hometown of Derry, Northern Ireland, hoping to atone for her youthful sins as a collaborator with the IRA in the 1970s. At the first sniff of Ursula's lotto win, however, her chronically greedy sister-in-law Fionnuala Flood rallies the family against Ursula. 

Fionnuala's life is a misery. She is married to a boozing fish-packing plant worker and raising seven seedy hooligans, from a convict son to an eight-year-old devil-daughter who will resort to desperate measures to secure the perfect Holy Communion gown. Between two part-time jobs, Fionnuala still finds the energy to put into motion plans which pit husbands against wives, daughters against mothers, the lawless against the law and Fionnuala against anyone fool enough to cross her path.

Family saga and black comedy, love story and courtroom drama, An Embarrassment of Riches will take you on a journey to Northern Ireland and beyond, where Protestants and Catholics wage battle daily, and where crossing family with finance leads to heartache and hilarity, passion and tragedy.

Reviews: "This is an hilarious, irreverent,rip-roaring, and grand broth of a book! I've never been to Northern Ireland, but, after a few pages of learning the meaning of unfamiliar words ( glossary provided) and adjusting to their syntax, I was easily able to understand and thoroughly enjoy it. There are wickedly hilarious scenes ( the confession of Siofra is my favorite) that made me laugh until my face ached. This is a fabulous respite from the suffocating political correctness that has hobbled life today."

Get your copy of An Embarrassment of Riches now!

1 comment:

  1. Yay!! Thanks so much for featuring my book, Kindle Fire Dept!! Your site is great!!! And I hope everyone who gets my book (if anyone does??) likes it!!


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