Author: Claire Keegan
Title:Walk the Blue Fields: Stories
Publication Info: Grove Press, Black Cat (2008)
This is a collection of stories set in Ireland. They are contemporary tales but set in rural settings so there are lots of traditional gender roles, repressed emotions, and outcomes that are rather depressing. Fortunately, there is some humor in this stories that otherwise can be dour. These stories are well-crafted but I can’t say that they moved me much.
Recommended books: Values, three one act plays by John B. Keane