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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Tales from the Emerald Isle and Other Green Shores

Rowman & Littlefield
$14.95 paperback /$13.95 eBook / 280 pages / March 2015

“A lovely gathering of lyrical, lively writings.” – The Book Watch

(March 2, 2015) Rowman & Littlefield has just published Tales from the Emerald Isle and Other Green Shores: Classic Irish Stories, edited by Michael Quinlin.

First published in 2005 by Lyons Press, this 10th anniversary edition includes 20 short stories and excerpts from a variety of master short story writers.  

In his Introduction, Michael Quinlin writes, “While other nations have cultivated visual arts, architecture or even cuisine to define their civilizations this race of storytellers has always used language to express the deepest dimension s of their cultural identity.”

The writers in this volume include: Liam O'Flaherty, Arthur Conan Doyle, William Butler Yeats, Sarah Orne Jewett, George Moore, Frank Mathew, Samuel Lover, Bram Stoker, Katharine Tynan, Ellis N. Myles, Finley Peter Dunne, T. Crofton Croker, William Larminie, Lady Gregory, William M. Thackeray, Alexander Young, John McElgun, George A. Birmingham and Kate Douglas Wiggin.

It is available from Rowman & Littlefield, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound Books and other book suppliers.   

Michael Quinlin is the author of Irish Boston: A Lively Look at Boston's Colorful Irish Past, published by Globe Pequot Press in 2014. He created Boston's Irish Heritage Trail and has written  for numerous newspapers and magazines.

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