Wild Atlantic Anthology: Characters Along Ireland’s Majestic Coast (Volume1)

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“A stunning set of stories that explore the human condition, some hard hitting, some comedic, but all enjoying a beautiful bond with the landscape. This is a book you’ll pick up time and again.”  – Softwood Books

Wild Atlantic Way Anthology 

Set along the majestic west coast, this anthology of short stories has some surprises. Like, for instance, an embittered woman who poisons her 92-year-old mother by mixing rat poison into her gravy granules. Not so much ‘aah, Bisto’ as aah, Mephisto, perhaps. Then there’s the frigid wife in a forty-years long sexless marriage having trouble with the nosy neighbour, the cops and especially with her husband’s prolonged bout of indigestion, that she prays fervently to all the saints she’s ever heard of for a cure. And you can’t have a good oul’ Irish short story anthology without including a will. Because where there’s a will there’s a family and in one story in this volume, it’s the wrong guy that gets the good land on a farm, and the son who’s toiled all his life on it who gets the rocks and bog. All stories are stamped with the dramatic western landscape in this entertaining anthology- Anne Cunningham Meath Chronicle



ISBN: 9781399974141

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Sold by: Mary Heeran White
Mary Heeran White is Irish living in County Clare, with her husband, two daughters, and cherished dog Cassie. Hailing from Leitrim her diverse background encompasses a three-decade career in banking and entrepreneurial ventures. Re-kindling her passion for writing, her extensive professional journey provided rich fodder for her storytelling. Holding an MA in creative writing, Mary captures narratives of characters interwoven within the diverse fabric of Irish society. Her first book 'Wild Atlantic Way Anthology: Characters Along Ireland’s Majestic Coast' spans across nine uniquely diverse counties along Ireland’s majestic coastline. These stories confront the human condition through gripping real-life challenges. They delve into the extraordinary resilience and personalities of their inhabitants, shaped by their landscapes and heritage, often encountering twists of fate that induce both uproarious laughter and profound heartbreak. This book was recently reviewed in the Meath Chronicle: Book Reviews - Meath Chronicle 27012024 In her forthcoming novel, 'Falling for Zac – ‘An Intercultural Love Story,' Mary navigates the challenging journey of an immigrant pursuing his promised land. When refugee Zac’s falls in love on Irish shores, he unwittingly becomes embroiled in complex challenges posed by cultural and religious disparities.   Awaiting publication, her debut novel 'Memoir of a Whistleblower' delves into the intricate world of love, deceit, and betrayal. As banker Cathy O’Donnell falls for David Malone, a beguiling Solicitor who shrewdly manipulates legal documents to swindle millions from Banks, she faces moral dilemmas with damning consequences.      

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  1. John J Kennedy (verified owner)

    If Alfred Hitchcock was still around he would no doubt be interested in Mary’s book for at least one of his movies.Plenty of intrigue here with endings that brings the reader into the story. Mary has a way of blending her stories into the local scenic route, using it as the background to each story.We have music ,mythical figures, birdsong and condemned adjectives to addd flavour to her stories.
    I loved this book and I look forward to reading more of her writings.

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  2. Mary Flora (verified owner)

    Wild Atlantic Way is a collection of short stories that are as raw and dramatic as the environment they are set in. The author brings to life the spectacular scenery of the west coast of Ireland and skilfully entwines the deep, underlying emotions and dark secrets of the local inhabitants. Love, murder, guilt, superstitions, revenge, religion, family issues, – it’s all here within the pages of this creative work.
    A great read – fast paced, earthy and very enjoyable. A perfect companion with a cup of tea or glass of wine.

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