Books & Short Stories by Thomas J. Rice
Far from the Land: An Irish Memoir
The setting of Far From the Land is rural Ireland in the 1950s. Thomas Rice has written a memoir about a way of life that no longer exists: no running water, no toilets, no electricity, and little access to education, jobs or basic health care.
Carby Bolger assumes, as he has all his life, that he'll inherit the family farm in County Kilkenny, Ireland. After all, he's the eldest child and only son, making him heir by ancient custom. And when his ailing father finally dies, Carby—a prickly loner of a man—plans to finally capitalize on the farm's secret.
The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 (The Best American Series ®)
The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites.