The Road to Walden North serves as an Irish-American “Walden Re-visited.”
This riveting tale recounts the experiences of first generation, Irish-American, Dr. Kate Brown of Northwestern University, who in landing a teaching position at Harvard, must navigate the cross currents between British cultural expectations and Irish immigrant values. Buy book here!
Follow Kate’s transcendental journey along The Road to Walden North in British New England—a luminous tapestry of lives lost and places found.
First generation Irish-American, Síle (Sheila) Post locates her native place both in Chicago and in County Kerry. In her writing, Síle weaves her passion for Irish cultural traditions with her literary calling to protect her own ones—the wild salmon of the Atlantic, the pristine beaches of Dingle Peninsula & Prince Edward Island, the ancient forests of northern New England. A PhD from The University of Chicago, she taught college literature for ten years before deciding to write her own. She is also author of The Road to Walden North, a novel featuring the experiences of Irish-American, Dr. Kate Brown, set in culturally British New England. Síle resides among Celtic clans in Prince Edward Island, where she hosts an Irish Book Club, as well as in northern New England, and periodically, with her own ones in Chicago and Ireland.
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