Explore what it means to be Irish with this compelling and uncommon collection of stories.
Featuring both famous authors and forgotten ones, these twenty literary gems offer a colorful kaleidoscope of perspectives on the Irish people and their character. Here are stories of daring patriots and reluctant warriors, magical musicians and young lovers, conniving landlords and hearty peasants, greenhorn immigrants and longtime transplants with an undying love of the old country. From the hills of Connemara to the streets of New York and the deserts of North Africa, these stories bring to light the odyssey of the intrepid Irish. They are sure to inspire, entertain, and enlighten-or at the very least, make you smile.
With works from:
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, Kate Douglas Wiggin
Michael P. Quinlin has worked in the fields of publishing, politics and public relations for the Irish-American community. He wrote and published Guide to the Boston Irish and Guide to the New England Irish. In 2000 he formed the Boston Irish Tourism Association, a group that markets Irish cultural activities and businesses to the convention and visitors industry. He has written hundreds of articles on Irish culture, politics and history for the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Irish America Magazine and other publications. He is also the author of Irish Boston (Globe Pequot), which charts the history of the Boston Irish from the 18th Century to today.