Malachy McCourt is the 87 year-old brother of Pulitzer Prize-winning memoirist Frank McCourt, who wrote Angela’s Ashes about their childhood in Ireland. His books include Death Need Not Be Fatal, A Monk Swimming, and A History of Ireland. Malachy tells a story about a walk he and his father took together when he was a small boy, and a visit to a magical well.
Scottish songwriter Louise Cairns lives and works in Glasgow, with her husband and two small girls. She writes a song about parenting, and the need for the occasional quiet moment.
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