In Your Own Ones, Síle Post’s “poetic, storytelling voice,” (Howard Frank Mosher), shapes this lyrical novel of one woman’s transcendental journey back to the old country, now lost in the unsustainable ways of the new. For Prince Edward Islander and wild salmon conservationist, Dr. Áine O’Connor, the journey of the wild salmon charts the route of her own journey back―to the rivers of her birth on Celtic Dingle Peninsula―to continue a one thousand-year old family tradition of protecting the land and sea. When the economic tide suddenly turns in Ireland, Áine launches a Celtic Roots Campaign―a traditional & local foods initiative―through which she re-casts the Joycean ‘nightmare’ of Irish history into a sustainable dream for the country’s future. The preservationist passion that flows through Your Own Ones will appeal to a wide range of readers, both caretakers of the land and of the heart. “Come Away,” (in the words of W.B. Yeats), “to the waters & the wild” of Your Own Ones―an Irish State of Wonder.
About the Author:
Síle Post, has followed the trail of the wild salmon that swim through Your Own Ones, crossing the Atlantic herself in search of simply extraordinary places—from the ancient cliffs of Dingle Peninsula to the timeless fjords of Arctic Norway. In her writing, she weaves her passion for Place with her calling to protect her own ones—the wild salmon of Atlantic Canada, the heritage seeds of Vermont, and the primeval forests of Walden North. She resides among localvores in Vermont, Celts in Prince Edward Island, and occasionally, family in Ireland. She is also the author of The Road to Walden North, forthcoming with Green Writers Press, May 2016.
“Síle Post writes lyrical, literary prose in a poetic, storytelling voice, treating weighty themes with courage, great heart, and real personal vision.”
—Howard Frank Mosher, author of God’s Kingdom
“A unique combination of Barbara Kingsolver, with the warmth and humor of Maeve Binchy.”
—Joyce Mandeville, Orange Prize nominee
5.25 x 8; Paperback Original; 386 pages; $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-9961357-3-3 Paperback Original
Pub Date: January 16, 2016
Available wherever books are sold.
Author available for readings throughout New England.
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