Fatal Roots (County Cork #8)

23 February 2020 | By Sheila Connolly | Filed in: irish literature.

Some secrets are too big to stay buriedA few months ago, Boston expat Maura Donovan was rekindled with her mother after than twenty years of absence Since then, Maura has been getting accustomed to Irish living, complete with an inherited house and a pub named Sullivan s But now, her

The Island Child

23 February 2020 | By Molly Aitken | Filed in: irish literature.

Twenty years ago, Oona left the island of Inis for the very first time A wind blasted rock of fishing boats and sheep s wool, where the only book was the Bible and girls stayed in their homes until mothers themselves, the island was a gift for some, a prison for others Oona was barely than a

Normal People

23 February 2020 | 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

Grown Ups

23 February 2020 | By Marian Keyes | Filed in: irish literature.

They re a glamorous family, the Caseys Johnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekends away And they re a happy family Johnny s wife, Jessie who has the most money

Conversations with Friends

23 February 2020 | 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

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

23 February 2020 | 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

What the Wind Knows

23 February 2020 | By Amy Harmon | Filed in: irish literature.

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 she adored and consumed by a

Postscript (P.S. I Love You, #2)

23 February 2020 | By Cecelia Ahern | Filed in: irish literature.

It s been seven years since Holly Kennedy s husband died six since she read his final letter, urging Holly to find the courage to forge a new life She s proud of all the ways in which she has grown and evolved But when a group inspired by Gerry s letters, calling themselves the PS, I Love You

Night Boat to Tangier

23 February 2020 | 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

Under Lying

23 February 2020 | By Janelle Harris | Filed in: irish literature.

In this gripping novel of suspense, the disappearance of a couple s baby daughter leaves everyone a suspect Susan has everything she ever wanted A loving husband, an angelic daughter and the cottage of her dreams in County Cork Her picture perfect life seems too good to be true And it is At a

Follow Me to Ground

23 February 2020 | By Sue Rainsford | Filed in: irish literature.

A haunted, surreal debut novel about an otherworldly young woman, her father, and her lover that culminates in a shocking moment of betrayal one that upends our understanding of power, predation, and agency Ada and her father, touched by the power to heal illness, live on the edge of a village

The Shadow Sister (The Seven Sisters #3)

23 February 2020 | By Lucinda Riley | Filed in: irish literature.

Travel through the lush English countryside and explore the magnificent estates of the British aristocracy in this next spellbinding love story in The Seven Sisters series by 1 internationally bestselling author Lucinda Riley.Star D Apli se is at a crossroads in her life after the sudden death of

The Pearl Sister (The Seven Sisters #4)

23 February 2020 | 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

A Keeper

23 February 2020 | 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