The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland provides an intimate and illuminating insight into a previously underappreciated literary canon.
Twenty-five female luminaries — whose lives and works cover three centuries — capture experiences that are both vivid and varied, despite their shared geographical heritage. Unavoidably affected by a difficult political past, this challenging landscape is navigated by characters who are searingly honest, humorous and, at times, heartbreakingly poignant. The result is a collection that is enthralling, stirring and quietly disconcerting.
Rosa Mulholland – Erminda Rentoul Esler – Sarah Grand – Alice Milligan – Mary Beckett – Polly Devlin – Frances Molloy – Una Woods – Evelyn Conlon – Linda Anderson – Mary O’Donnell – Tara West – Jan Carson – Lucy Caldwell – Roisín O’Donnell