Irish Short Story Month, Mary Lavin

2014-03-20T16:14:08-05:00

In the introduction to her Selected Stories, Mary Lavin wrote in 1981 of the process she used to choose the stories to be included. One from each of her eleven short story collections, she explains. Hoping that "readers would not be presented with a bookful of stories with which they

Irish Short Story Month, Mary Lavin2014-03-20T16:14:08-05:00

Irish Short Stories: Fairy Tales and Wonder Tales

2014-03-15T19:42:17-05:00

The summer that I was eleven, my grandmother went to Ireland; she brought me back a sweater, which was real wool and, therefore, very picky, and two books of Irish fairy tales. That sweater should have been perfect for me, because I was a picky granddaughter, who believed that I

Irish Short Stories: Fairy Tales and Wonder Tales2014-03-15T19:42:17-05:00

Irish Short Story Week: Mary Lavin

2014-03-15T19:35:56-05:00

Can you even imagine a more perfect cover for a book to bear for an event such as this? From the outside, it appears the quintessential Irish collection. The title, too, conjures up images of lush landscapes, farms bound by stone fences, above which a leprechaun or pixie might peer

Irish Short Story Week: Mary Lavin2014-03-15T19:35:56-05:00
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