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By Robert N. Tracci
Congress must use its appropriations power to secure the border
Topic - Edna O'Brien
That well-worn phrase "the stuff of fiction" kept jumping into my mind as I thought about this memoir by the Irish writer who found such fame and fortune after moving to London 55 years ago. If the true purpose of a writer's autobiography is to disclose the person behind the fiction and the life experiences that produced it, then "Country Girl" is a resounding success.
To call Edna O'Brien prolific is like calling Lady Gaga unusual. It doesn't quite cover it. Over the past 50 years, Ms. O'Brien, who turned 80 in December, has written 27 novels, two biographies (T.S. Eliot and James Joyce) and one play.