Green Card & Other Essays: A collection of first-person essays on immigration
From: James Silas Rogers, Author, Irish-American Autobiography
From: The Merrimack Valley Magazine
Read the MVM’s complete review of Green Card here:
Read Excerpts from Green Card at My Publisher’s Website
My publisher, Wising Up Press provides two samples from Green Card & Other Essays at their website. Also, check out Wising Up’s other books and anthologies on the topics of immigration, citizenship and belonging.
Where to Buy Green Card
Green Card and Other Essays is available from the publisher, Wising Up Press’s, website (discounted cost).
You can also order Green Card (regular cost) from Amazon.
Also, if you live on the North Shore of Massachusetts (or you’re visiting us), the book is currently at Jabberwocky Books, The Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water Street, Newburyport 01950.
Where to Catch a Lively Reading and Book Discussion
Book launch party is on May 3, 7 p.m. at Jabberwocky Books. See address above.
For Media Reporters and Book Bloggers
Visit my media page for an author biography, photos, Q & A and book discussion points.
Dance Lessons - Novel
A contemporary novel set in rural Ireland and greater Boston, released in April 2011. Order the book from your local independent bookstore or get hard copy and Kindle online. I retain T.V. and film rights. Inquires here.
Shortlisted for the Rubery International Book Award (U.K.) and selected as a Top Ten Irish Summer Read by IrishCentral. Placed second in the literary fiction category of the IndieLit awards. It was also one of 20 books chosen by the Women's National Book Association for National Reading Group Month.
A beautiful examination of three women’s lives, this novel deftly explores both relationships and solitude, with Ireland’s gorgeous countryside as backdrop. — Booklist
The author is able to capture emotional nuance with minimal flourish; her characters emerge as strong individuals confronting unexpected pain. — Publishers Weekly
There are moments when the beauty of Áine Greaney’s prose dominates all else: gently rhythmic sentences, descriptions of sights and sounds and smells that stimulate the reader’s senses. At other times the hushed drama of futile hopes and despairing lives prevails. Greaney makes subtle changes in the narrative voice as the novel shifts from rural to urban, from the United States to Ireland to England, from older characters to younger ones. Both in prose style and in content, Greaney crafted a mesmerizing novel. Rating: Highly Recommended — Tzer Island Book Reviews
Dance Lessons progresses fluidly, albeit slowly, through past, present, and even future. This is not a fast paced story, nor do I think it should have been. There are some surprises thrown in along the way …. All in all, Aine Greaney’s Dance Lessons is a perfect choice for book groups. There’s plenty to talk about and the setting is amazing. — Roundtable Book Reviews
I LOVED this novel — the setting is beautiful and charming but the characters are really what captivated me. They are well drawn with a depth that includes their faults but also what they could not help — the legacy forced upon them. I highly recommend this book! — Books in the City
Published in 2014: Short Stories Set in Ireland (E-books from Pixel Hall Press)
“... Aine Greaney did a superb job of delving into the psyche of a marriage. When the story ended, I couldn't quit thinking about it.”
La Belle Femme
Set in Galway, Ireland, La Belle Femme is a Irish short story told from opposite points of view,.
Moira and Alan, both middle-aged, and both married to other people, have used their every-other-month business trips to conduct a long-term illicit affair.
During one rainy summer, Moira's marriage implodes, while Alan and his wife suffer empty-nest syndrome. Unknown to the other, each decides to finally end their years' long tryst. But after all these years,neither has a clue how to end it truthfully.
Download “La Belle Femme” to your Kindle or e-reader for 99c.
I retain the TV and Movie rights to “Snow.” Inquiries here.
Writer with a Day Job
(Writers Digest Books/Penguin Random House)
“You can work full time and still have a productive writing life. Many writers waste time waiting for the day they can finally quit their day jobs and live the so-called writing dream. Don’t wait. You can do both – and your writing will be the better for it.”
Buy Writer with a Day Job here.
The Sheepbreeders Dance and Other Stories
Is a short collection of short fiction published by Flume Press. The book was selected for the Flume Press fiction prize, 2006.
The Big House
Set in a remote village in the west of Ireland, the story opens when John McHugh, a wealthy expatriate developer, buys and starts to refurbish the village's Downton-Abbey-styled house.
What ensues is a pitched battle between the old and the new, the native and newly arrived, between history and forgetting. Added to the excitement is the reluctant romance between John the developer and Susan, the great granddaughter of the house's last British land agent, who has returned to Ireland looking for her family's Colonial-era roots.
One thing is sure: The tiny, gossipy village of Rathloe is never going to be quite the same again.
It is now out of print, though some used copies are available through Amazon.
I retain T.V. and film rights, which can be arranged via my agent.
The German language version of The Big house, published by Blanvalet, an imprint of Random House. It’s also available through Amazon. I have a copy on my bookshelves, but unfortunately, I do not read German.