Saints and Sinners: Stories (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, May 9, 2011 - Fiction - 272 pages
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With her inimitable gift for describing the workings of the heart and mind, Edna O'Brien introduces us to a vivid new cast of restless, searching people who-whether in the Irish countryside or London or New York-remind us of our own humanity.

In "Send My Roots Rain," Miss Gilhooley, a librarian, waits in the lobby of a posh Dublin hotel-expecting to meet a celebrated poet while reflecting on the great love who disappointed her. The Irish workers of "The Shovel Kings" have pipe dreams of becoming millionaires in London, but long for their quickly changing homeland-exiles in both places. "Green Georgette" is a searing anatomy of class, through the eyes of a little girl; "Old Wounds" illuminates the importance of family and memory in old age. In language that is always bold and vital, Edna O'Brien pays tribute to the universal forces that rule our lives.

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User Review  - Fran Macilvey - Goodreads

'Saints and Sinners' by Edna O'Brien - short stories I found this book languishing and brought it home to read and appreciate. O'Brien's prose is completely authentic and deliciously colourful. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kate Hamer - Goodreads

I've never read any of Edna O'Brien's short stories before and these just confirm what a brave and beautiful writer she is. Tales of loss, passion, humanity told with a unique voice. Read full review


About Saints and Sinners
Shovel Kings
Madame Cassandra
Black Flower
Inner Cowboy
Green Georgette
My Two Mothers
Old Wounds
Reading Group Guide
A conversation with the author ofSaints and Sinners
Questions and topics for discussion
Table of Contents
About the Author

Manhattan Medley
Send My Roots Rain

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About the author (2011)

Writer Edna O'Brien was born in Clare County, Ireland, in 1936 and attended Pharmaceutical College in Dublin. O'Brien, winner of the Kingsley Amis Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Price and the European Literature Prize, has written short stories, novels, plays, television plays and screenplays. She has also written for such magazines as Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal and The New Yorker.

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