Mary Rochford writes to inform of her new book, Gilded Shadows, which comes out later this month.
Set in the West of Ireland, Birmingham, Dublin and Nice, five of these stories explore our need to come to terms with the past.
Three sisters: Aefe, Fionuala and Sorcha, struggle towards a recollection and resolution of the event which almost destroyed their family.
Tom and Breda flee Derry for the safety of England and discover that history casts a long shadow.
Bridget, haunted by the past, takes the first plane out of Birmingham and spends a life-changing week in Nice.
The remaining seven stories which are located in Birmingham are laced with humour and deal with the universal desire to be loved and to belong.