Literature

Zwei tote Mause (Two Dead Mice)

Zwei tote Mäuse (Two Dead Mice) By Mark Cote Mouse shit covered the laundry room floor, like spilled chocolate sprinkles. And all around the dog’s dish, marking their territory. Ballsy little bastards. Late night visits to the kitchen in search of scraps had become routine, one or two at a…

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Boarding School Blues: Chapter 12

Boarding School Blues By Louise Peloquin Ch. 12: Camera, Action, Lights After soup, sandwich and recreation, the boarders filed into the spacious hall reserved for choral practice, piano recitals and official ceremonies. A film was replacing study and the excitement was palpable. Although the girls felt like chatting, they remained…

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Triple Play

David Daniel reminds us that it’s time for baseball with these memories from local sandlots: Triple Play By David Daniel Chatter Surround sound. C’um baby    C’um baby    No batter    No batter On the mound it reaches you from behind, an infield arc of voices. Chuck hard, baby, chuck hard From…

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‘Hope against Hope’ a Historical Novel by Sheena Wilkinson

Trasna is pleased to present a work of historical fiction, ‘Hope against Hope’ by Sheena Wilkinson. This is the third outstanding work of historical fiction by the multi-award-winning Sheena Wilkinson. It follows the fantastically successful ‘Star by Star’, which won the Children’s Books Ireland Honour Award for Fiction in 2018…

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Boarding School Blues: Chapter 11

Boarding School Blues By Louise Peloquin Chapter 11: Cinephiles The atmosphere during lunch was as icy as the showers. On the menu that day was French-Canadian cottage pie called “Pâté chinois” (Chinese Pâté). Blanche had never understood what was “Chinese” about a layer of ground beef topped with kernel corn…

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