We will be reading Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick R Keefe for May.
A mesmerizing book on the bitter conflict in Northern Ireland and its aftermath in a society wracked by a violent guerrilla war, a war whose consequences have never been reckoned with. The brutal violence seared not only victims, but also I.R.A. members embittered by a peace that fell far short of the goal of a united Ireland, and left them wondering whether the killings they committed were not justified acts of war, but simple murders.
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