Irish Girls Are Back in Town

Irish Girls Are Back in Town Cover

Irish Girls Are Back in Town

By Cecelia Ahern; Patricia Scanlan; Gemma O'Connor

Gallery Books, Paperback, 9780743499262, 384pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2005

You thought you'd heard the whole story?
They painted the town green in the acclaimed international bestseller "Irish Girls About Town." Now
"Irish Girls Are Back In Town"
...and their unique charm resonates throughout this high-spirited gathering of first-rate short fiction So cozy up with some of today's best Irish women writers -- many favorites from the first Irish Girls collection and some lively newcomers -- as they spin nineteen all-new tales ranging from poignant and heartwarming to provocative and outright hilarious.
Against the madcap setting of a bingo hall, Cecelia Ahern conjures a woman's memories of her domineering mother in "The Calling..".Patricia Scanlan unwraps the truth behind "Facades" when two friends reconnect at the holidays. Are they as happy and successful as they appear?...A resolute widow pieces together a shocking betrayal -- and vows to outdo her competition -- in Gemma O'Connor's deliciously twisted "Dinner with Annie..".Sarah Webb reveals "How Emily Got Promoted" -- and how a little bit of luck can make a working girl's day.
Plus other wonderful entries from
Una Brankin . Marita Conlon-McKenna . Martina Devlin Clare Dowling . Catherine Foley . Aine Greaney . Suzanne Higgins . Rosaleen Linehan . Joan O'Neill . Julie Parsons . Deirdre Purcell . Morag Prunty . Tina Reilly . Mary Ryan . Annie Sparrow.

About the Author
Cecelia Ahern is the author of the international bestsellers PS, I Love You; Love, Rosie; If You Could See Me Now; There's No Place Like Here; Thanks for the Memories; The Gift; The Book of Tomorrow; and The Time of My Life. Her books are published in forty-six countries and have collectively sold more than sixteen million copies. The daughter of the former prime minister of Ireland, she lives in Dublin.

Patricia Scanlan was born in Dublin, where she still lives. Her huge bestselling success in Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom has enabled her to devote most of her time to writing; she was previously a librarian. When she isn't working on a new novel, she teaches creative writing, works on litearacy projects, and does silk painting. Patricia Scanlan's novels have been translated worldwide.