this is an index of every currently in print work of Gaelic fiction that I am aware of, organized by genre and age/target audience (either middle grade/young adult or general/adult). if you’ve read any of these and think they should be in a different category (esp. realistic/contemporary stuff), please let me know!
this list comes from me going through Acair and Comhairle nan Leabhraichean’s websites and then subsequently going through the entire Gaelic fiction collection in the Sabhal Mòr Ostaig library, but I know it’s still incomplete.
middle grade/young adult includes books in the Sgrìob, Crosgagan, Na Solais, Lasag, and Meanmnach series (all of which fall under the umbrella of “ficsean do dh’òigridh” but which vary wildly in actual target age and reading level). Broadly, Sgrìob, Meanmnach, and Na Solais assume the highest levels of Gaelic competence, whereas Lasag is specifically targeted towards learners and Na Crosgagan is aimed at a younger audience.
MacLeòid, Murchadh: Làithean Geala (Oilthigh Ghlaschu, 1972, 144 pages) — this is part graded reader, part continuing story
fantasy including magical realism.
Caimbeul, Alasdair: Murchadh agus am Bradan (Acair, 1989, 92 pages)
Caimbeul, Aonghas Pàdraig: An Siopsaidh & an t-Aingeal (Acair – Crosgagan, 2002, 115 pages)
Shaw, Jeffrey. Ann an Dùthaich Ùr (CLÀR, 2002, 169 pages)
I honestly can’t tell which is to say, their authors generally write/wrote realistic/contemporary fiction, but their description from Comhairle nan Leabhraichean suggests a possible other genre element.
Caimbeul, Alasdair: Cuid a’ Chorra-Ghrithich (CLÀR – Ùr-sgeul, 2011, 114 pages)
Caimbeul, Aonghas Pàdraig: Là a’ Dèanamh Sgèil do Là (CLÀR – Ùr-sgeul, 2004, 238 pages)
Mac a’ Ghobhainn, Iain: Na Speuclairean Dubha (Gairm, 1989, 59 pages)
This installment of MiA features Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross on their first Worlds experience ever or the first following the Games. They talked about silly things like Kyla teaching Simone what to do on a podium and guiding her through; McKayla’s return to take vault gold; and what it meant to be her final meet ever. Then they moved on to 2014′s Worlds in Nanning, with a mostly new team - featuring Mykayla Skinner and her event finals experience on vault, was well as thoughts from Madison Kocian. They closed with Glasgow, and we got to see Gabby Douglas and Maggie Nichols on their individual achievements, as well more from Simone and Maddie. :)
April 1, 2014: Tim Riggins Speaks of Waterfalls, Nico Alvarado
Tim Riggins Speaks of Waterfalls Nico Alvarado
You want to know what it was like? It was like my whole life had a fever. Whole acres of me were on fire. The sun talked dirty in my ear all night. I couldn’t drive past a wheatfield without doing it violence. I couldn’t even look at a bridge. I used to go out in the brush sometimes, So far out there no one could hear me, And just burn. I felt all right then. I couldn’t hurt anyone else. I was just a pillar of fire. It wasn’t the burning so much as the loneliness. It wasn’t the loneliness so much as the fear of being alone. Christ look at you pouring from the rocks. You’re so cold you’re boiling over. You’ve got stars in your hair. I don’t want to be around you. I don’t want to drink you in. I want to walk into the heart of you And never walk back out.