The Harp of Kings (Warrior Bards, #1)

16 October 2019 | By Juliet Marillier | Filed in: irish literature.

A young woman is both a bard and a warrior in this thrilling historical fantasy from the author of the Sevenwaters novels.Eighteen year old Liobhan is a powerful singer and an expert whistle player Her brother has a voice to melt the hardest heart, and a rare talent on the harp But Liobhan s bur

All the Bad Apples

16 October 2019 | By Moïra Fowley-Doyle | Filed in: irish literature.

The day after the funeral all our mourning clothes hung out on the line like sleeping bats This will be really embarrassing, I kept saying to my family, when she shows up at the door in a week or two When Deena s wild and mysterious sister Mandy disappears presumed dead her family are hear

Normal People

16 October 2019 | By Sally Rooney | Filed in: irish literature.

At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other He s popular and well adjusted, star of the school soccer team while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her housekeeping job at Marianne s house, a strange and indelible connect

Conversations with Friends

16 October 2019 | By Sally Rooney | Filed in: irish literature.

A sharply intelligent novel about two college students and the strange, unexpected connection they forge with a married couple Frances is twenty one years old, cool headed, and darkly observant A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind and to the beautiful a

What the Wind Knows

16 October 2019 | By Amy Harmon | Filed in: irish literature.

In an unforgettable love story, a woman s impossible journey through the ages could change everything Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather s stories of Ireland Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes There, overcome with memories of the man s

Akin

16 October 2019 | By Emma Donoghue | Filed in: irish literature.

A retired New York professor s life is thrown into chaos when he takes a young great nephew to the French Riviera, in hopes of uncovering his own mother s wartime secrets in the next masterpiece from New York Times bestselling author Emma Donoghue Noah Selvaggio is a retired chemistry professor and

A Keeper

16 October 2019 | By Graham Norton | Filed in: irish literature.

When Elizabeth Keane returns to Ireland after her mother s death, she s focused only on saying goodbye to that dark and dismal part of her life Her childhood home is packed solid with useless junk, her mother s presence already fading But within this mess, she discovers a small stash of letters an

Night Boat to Tangier

16 October 2019 | By Kevin Barry | Filed in: irish literature.

In the dark waiting room of the ferry terminal in the sketchy Spanish port of Algeciras, two aging Irishmen Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond, longtime partners in the lucrative and dangerous enterprise of smuggling drugs sit at night, none too patiently It is October 23, 2018, and they are ex

Milkman

16 October 2019 | By Anna Burns | Filed in: irish literature.

In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman But when first brother in law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start

The Ruin (Cormac Reilly, #1)

16 October 2019 | By Dervla McTiernan | Filed in: irish literature.

It s been twenty years since Cormac Reilly discovered the body of Hilaria Blake in her crumbling Georgian home But he s never forgotten the two children she left behind When Aisling Conroy s boyfriend Jack is found in the freezing black waters of the river Corrib, the police tell her it was suic

The Pearl Sister (The Seven Sisters #4)

16 October 2019 | By Lucinda Riley | Filed in: irish literature.

CeCe D Apli se has never felt she fitted in anywhere Following the death of her father, the elusive billionaire Pa Salt so called by the six daughters he adopted from around the globe and named after the Seven Sisters star cluster she finds herself at breaking point Dropping out of art college

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

16 October 2019 | By Patrick Radden Keefe | Filed in: irish literature.

From award winning New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty eight year old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intru

The Moon Sister (The Seven Sisters, #5)

16 October 2019 | By Lucinda Riley | Filed in: irish literature.

From New York Times bestselling author Lucinda Riley, The Moon Sister transports you to the grandeur of the remote Scottish Highlands and the gypsy caves of Granada, just as Spain descends into civil war, interweaving the stories of two women searching for their destinies, at the risk of potentially