Book List in Order:3 titles

  • Sixteen stories, sixteen intriguing situations, and a fascinating cast of characters populate The Far Side of Happiness, Boland’s debut short fiction collection. An unemployed man, living alone, experiences a brief epiphany until his fragile optimi...


  • Nearly everyone in my class had a pet of some sort. Lots of them had dogs, and a fair few had cats, parrots and goldfish. Max Wallace had a hamster and Adam O'Hara had a tortoise which he claimed was sixty years old, though I'm pretty sure he was exa...


  • A grizzly bear walked all the way from the zoo to my front door and not a single person noticed him. I suppose it helped that it was night, and that he was wearing a big black duffle coat with an enormous hood that covered his hairy head. He knocked ...