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No Irish Need Apply
by Edward C. Patterson
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Kevin Borden has a secret, and that secret is about to shake the world around him - a tame and suburban world ruled by his widow mother, Sarah and peppered by his study-mate, Louis. Teenagers sometimes do the darndest things, but in Kevin and Louis' case, it's a stroke of wisdom wrapped in fool's gold. In a time not so long ago, in the days of JIM CROW and NO IRISH NEED APPLY signage, the world made it clear to those regarded as the fringe. "Stay away." To those who know no better - or perhaps know best, such lines are only meant to be crossed, or why else would they be drawn.

No Irish Need Apply is dedicated to PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), an organization that has guided many youth across that line into the loving arms of those listening to their hearts; those shattering those hateful Jim Crow signs. Come visit with the Bordens and the Lonnegans as they take that journey across the line.

No Irish Need Apply - has been selected as The Book of the Month for June 2009 for the Diversity Reading Group at Booz Allen Hamilton, McClean, Va. There was over 100 attendees. No Irish Need Apply book read at a book reading using Amazon's Kindle DX by an American author.

Winner of the RedAdept Annual Indie Award (2010)

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Communality
Chapter Two: The Kitchen God
Chapter Three: Latch Key
Chapter Four: Primordial Thought
Chapter Five: Confirmation Please
Chapter Six: Ports in a Storm
Chapter Seven: Unlatched
Chapter Eight: Dare
Chapter Nine: Prom Talk
Chapter Ten: Double-Dare
Chapter Eleven: Closet Reflections
Chapter Twelve: Stag
Chapter Thirteen: The Targets
Chapter Fourteen: Observations
Chapter Fifteen: The Grand Entrance
Chapter Sixteen: The Grand Exit
Chapter Seventeen: Moonless Night
Chapter Eighteen: Mrs. B's Dilemma
Chapter Nineteen: No Pillar of Salt
Chapter Twenty: How Things Appear in the Morning
Chapter Twenty-one: Pancakes
Chapter Twenty-two: Children, the Rain is Here

Here's a few pull-quotes from reviewers of No Irish Need Apply

"Mr. Patterson has created an incredible story by linking it with prejudices that happened earlier in the century. By using this analogy that many understand from their study of history, it allows the reader to see how modern day prejudice effects people in the same manner it did years ago." - Rainbow Reviews

"Mr. Patterson's ability to fully flesh out his cast is a truly rare and talented gift. I was immediately taken in by all his characters, at all times believing in and caring about their situations." - Timothy Mulder

"With this novel Mr. Patterson has reached my heart and soul. I had to fight back the tears as I read this tender, loving story about two young men fighting for and finding the love of their lives." - Mireille Reynes, Belgium

"It's as if the reader is sitting in the room, watching facial expressions and extending a hand to the character who needs it. This is more than just skilled writing, Patterson has been blessed with a gift of bringing real situations to life." - Esmerelda Luv

"Patterson offers hope to those finding themselves and their place in the world." - Todd Fonseca,

"It's not often these days that you come across writing that possesses both the literary beauty of a classic poem with the depth and substance of a contemporary tale. A contemporary tale with told with the poetic beauty of the literary classics of the past." - Gregory Bernard Banks

"No Irish Need Apply is a brilliantly written novel most worthy to sit next to some of the greatest writers. It speaks from the very soul of the author to the soul of the reader." - Laurie Foston

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Now also included in Oh, Dainty Triolet,, an Omnibus of Patterson novellas.

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A good fast, summer read.

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Three little reads for the beach - Cutting the Cheese, No Irish Need Apply and Bobby's Trace.

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When the Kids Teach Us How to Do It

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Also available in the omnibus Oh, Dainty Triolet.

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When the world is smaller than New Jersey.

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My little novel that could.

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Children do the darndest things.

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A big thank you to all my readers for their continued support. May I keep you entertained for years to come.

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Readers Rock!
Wow, it's been 3 years since this novella was named Book of the Month (June) by Booz, Allan, Hamilton.

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For National Coming Out Day - Dedicated to PFLAG

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A heartfelt story of coming of age.

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Coming Out in New Jersey, Glory-ooski!

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A Story of Courage in a Changing World

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Mama Borden has a dilemma - 2, byt the names of Louis and Kevin.

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This is the last frontier and it's in our own backyards.
Teens Sometimes do the Craziest and Bravest Things

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Happy Holidays from Kevin and Louis.

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Widow Borden has a dilemma. Can you guess what it is?

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Everyone loves Kevin and Louis and the widow Borden.

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Who did you take to the prom? Kevin's choice upsets the applecastg.

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