10 Fictional Characters to invite for dinner.
1. Conor Larkin from Trinity by Leon Uris. My family roots are in Donegal. And I remember stories told by the Uncles of how things were. I think Conor would strip away the romantic notions that have come down.
2. High King Brian Boru from Lion of Ireland, by the American-Irish author Morgan Llewellyn. I love Irish history.
3. Francie Nolan from Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
4. Abbie Deal from A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich. A story of homesteading and settling Nebraska.
5. May Dodd from One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus. The part of the story I was most intrigued by was the mental health care system at the time.
6. Anna Frith from Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks. I recommended this book to my nurse friends because of the Public Health practices.
7, 8. Anna Schlemmer and her daughter Trudy from Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum. This story makes me wonder what would I have done if I had been in her shoes.
9. Dinah from The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. Kind of gave a new spin on Feminism!
10. Katherine Mary O'Fallon from Mrs. Mike by Benedict and nancy Freedman. I fell in love with the Canadian wilderness when I read this book.
I would want all of these lovely ladies to tell me everything about the times they lived in.