Whiff of Whales cover


Review of Whiff of Whales

The Southern Star, 19 January 2013, published the following review, with two photographs

Cape Clear inspires latest Chuck Kruger book

Cape Clear resident Chuck Kruger’s third collection of short stories, Whiff of Whales, was recently launched at Cork City Library.

The American has lived on Cape Clear for almost 30 years, and his latest book is again inspired by the stunning West Cork island. Islanders from Cape Clear showed up to support the writer.

Among the guests at the lively, well-attended reception were deputy lord major and councillor Joe Cavanagh (who amusingly alluded to Kruger’s much-welcomed adoption of Cork and by Cork), journalist and critic Alannah Hopkin, Liam Ronayne, and many others.

The evening also saw the launches of Ann Egan’s Telling Time and Mary Melvin Geoghegan Say It Like a Paragraph, two poetry collections that have garnered praise from the likes of Nuala Ní Chonchúir 
and Maurice Harmon.

Alannah Hopkin, speaking at the launch, praised Kruger’s love of Ireland and Cork by quoting Kruger himself: ‘Cape’s a poem I read every day, every night. It’s a point of reference, a metaphor by which I confirm my very being. It’s the place I love more than any other.’

Jackie Keogh
Southern Star Editor


Chuck reads from Whiff of Whales

Chuck & Nell Kruger at the launch

If you’d like an autographed copy of  Whiff of Whales, for yourself or a friend, simply enclose a personal cheque, for  €15.00 + postage.
[postal rates vary from destination to destination, please email Chuck at chuck@chuckkruger.net  for postal rates]

Chuck Kruger
Glen West
Cape Clear Island
County Cork, Ireland

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