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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Out of Dublin by Ethel Rohan

Format: Short Story ebook
Genre: Memoir
Publisher: Shebooks
source: Netgalley


Out of Dublin, a survivor’s captivating story of loss, abuse, and resilience, is a stunning short memoir told with startling honesty and vulnerability. Perhaps what’s most arresting about this work, above its unique voice, above its call to end silence, is the depth of its author’s capacity for compassion, love, and forgiveness.

Raised in Dublin, Ireland, Ethel Rohan lives in San Francisco. She is the author of two story collections, Goodnight Nobody and Cut Through the Bone, the latter named a 2010 Notable Story Collection by the Story Prize.

Winner of the 2013 Bryan MacMahon Short Story Award, Rohan’s work has appeared or will appear in the New York Times, World Literature Today, and PEN America, among many others. Visit her at Ethelrohan.com.

This is a short e-book published by Shebooks--high quality fiction, memoir, and journalism for women, by women. For more information, visit Shebooks.

I didn't realize when I requested this book it was a 'short' book. It is that. I don't really read short stories. This one is crammed full of a very full life. Amazing how she got so much in so little space! Vivid, wonderful sense of place and people. Would love to see her life story in a full length novel!

If you like short stories be sure to check out Shebooks, written by women for women.

Peggy Ann

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, I've never encountered short works on NetGalley.

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