"These Precious Hours" is a collection of related and interconnected stories concerning loss and recovery. At the end, many of the characters meet. Declan Mulligan has lost a wife and visits Ireland to connect with a remote past. Dexter Flanagan has lost a beautiful woman to another but writes a great love song. After a personal tragedy, Sean Dineen joins his ailing ex-wife to see the wedding of their son in Paraguay. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Michael Corrigan holds an MA in English from San Francisco State and attended the American Film Institute. He worked with several theatre artists including Sam Shepard and Peter Coyote and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize for a story, "Free Fall." Idaho State University Press published his grief memoir, A Year and a Day, dedicated to his late wife, Karen. "These Precious Hours" is his fifth book.