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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Irish-themed Book Recommendation - Short Stories by Aine Greaney

I was recently contacted  by my Irish author friend, Aine Greaney, telling me of a series of short stories that she has written in conjunction with the upcoming St. Patrick's Day.  

Aine said "Just to let you know that I am posting and giving away 3 short stories--all set in Ireland--at my website between now and Saint Patrick's Day. 

Theme: Infidelity, Irish style (o.k., don't tell my mother).

I hope people find them fun and readable--and an antidote to all those parts of Saint Patrick's Day that I dislike so much."

Aine is a wonderful writer - her book "Dancing Lessons" is one of my favorite books - and her short stories are sure to be amazing.

The first story, "Wednesday," is up at her website now - (http://ainegreaney.squarespace.com/notebook/2011/9/15/free-irish-short-stories-for-st-patricks-day.html).  

"Wednesday" is the story of one woman's infidelity and how her deceptions have come back to bite her you know what!"  Aine tells this story in a brilliant and fast-moving style that will have you mesmerized.  
I highly recommend anything that Aine writes!

In Aine's words:

I’m an Irish writer (County Mayo) now living on Boston’s North Shore. As well as writing, I lead writing workshops at various schools, arts organizations, libraries and colleges in New England and beyond. For information on my programs and workshops, visit the Mass. Cultural Council artist profile.

Among my writing awards and shortlists are the Hennessy Award for New Irish Writing, the Fish Anthology, the Rubery International Book Award, the Frank O'Connor Award, the Irish News Short Story Award and Indie Lit 2011.

As well as working, writing and teaching, I get out and about now and again. I belong to local and regional arts and writing organizations, including PEN New England, the New Hampshire Writers Project, the Cape Cod Writers Center, Irish Network Boston and the American Conference for Irish Studies.
I travel back to Ireland frequently.

If you enjoy Aine's story, "Wednesday," be sure to check out her book, "Dancing Lessons."


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