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Irish bestsellers 29th May 2021

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Even nicer than another week of the bestselling charts, it’s nice to see a bit of warm weather! The end of May has seen a flood of new releases to the charts, with a quarter of our Top 20 being released just since last week’s bestsellers lists. Near the top of the Top 20, it’s great to see Louise Nealon’s Snowflake doing so well against some stiff competition from Sheila O’Flanagan (Three Weddings and a Proposal, at no. 2) and Lucinda Riley (The Missing Sister, nabbing the no. 1 spot).

Two of our brand new releases are much-loved authors Jane Casey, with The Killing Kind (great title!) at no. 14 and no. 6 in the Original Fiction chart; and this week’s featured book, brand new from Carmel Harrington. The Moon Over Kilmore Quay is a heartwarming, 5-star novel which has gone straight to no. 11 in the Top 20 and no. 5 in the Original Fiction Top 10. Here’s the blurb:

When your heart belongs in two places, can you ever truly find home?

Brooklyn, New York,
Bea has grown up in the heart of the Irish community, always hearing stories of home. When she discovers a letter from her younger self, written years before, it sends her deep into her own family history.

Kilmore Quay, Ireland.
Years earlier, Lucy Mernagh leaves her much-loved home and family in search of the New York dream. The Big Apple is a world away from the quiet village she grew up in, and the longing for home aches within her.

When Bea uncovers a shocking secret, it takes her back across the water to Kilmore Quay, where – finally – long-buried truths will come to light. But fate has one last twist in store…

Praise for The Moon Over Kilmore Quay

‘A heart-warming story which shows the power of friendship, family and heritage’ Independent
Unashamedly full of heart … takes the reader on an unputdownable journey between New York and Wexford. It is a story about family and identity, about legacy and secrets … a touching love letter to Ireland’ Hazel Gaynor
Love and laughter woven into a beautiful story brimming with Carmel’s trademark warmth’ Milly Johnson
‘A warm and beautifully evocative story of family and secrets, love and heartache, with a devastating twist that will break your heart’ Alex Brown
‘A heart-warming story which shows the power of friendship, family and heritage’ Independent

And now, this week’s charts:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 29th May 2021
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Missing Sister,The:The Seven SistersRiley, LucindaPan Macmillan Grp2,288
2Three Weddings and a ProposalO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Grp1,665
3Mind Full:Unwreck your head, De-stress your lifeWhelan, DermotGill Group1,382
4SnowflakeNealon, LouiseBonnier Books UK Publishing Gr1,345
5Awaken Your Power WithinHussey, GerryHachette Books Ireland Grp1,224
6Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Grp952
7Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieRandom House Grp888
8Midnight Library,TheHaig, MattCanongate Grp864
9Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland Grp827
10Perfect Lie,TheSpain, JoQuercus Grp780
11Moon Over Kilmore Quay,TheHarrington, CarmelHarperCollins Grp698
12Dog Man 10: Mothering HeightsPilkey, DavScholastic Ltd. Grp668
13Summer I Robbed A Bank,TheO’Doherty, DavidPenguin Grp667
14Killing Kind,TheCasey, JaneHarperCollins Grp633
15Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp579
16White CityPower, KevinSimon & Schuster Grp550
17Other WomenKelly, CathyOrion Grp519
18Murder at RoaringwaterFoster, NickMirror Books Grp452
19Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky StoriesKinney, JeffPenguin Grp452
20ApeirogonMcCann, ColumBloomsbury Grp451
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 29th May 2021
Mass Market Fiction
1Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 952
2Midnight Library,TheHaig, MattCanongate Books864
3Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair579
4ApeirogonMcCann, ColumBloomsbury Publishing PLC451
5HamnetO’Farrell, MaggieTinder Press448
6Home StretchNorton, GrahamCoronet Books430
7Lost Children ArchiveLuiselli, ValeriaFourth Estate385
8Vanishing Half,TheBennett, BritDialogue Books330
9Shuggie BainStuart, DouglasPicador327
10American DirtCummins, JeanineTinder Press303
Original Fiction
1Missing Sister,The:The Seven SistersRiley, LucindaMacmillan2,288
2Three Weddings and a ProposalO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Review1,665
3SnowflakeNealon, LouiseManilla1,345
4Perfect Lie,TheSpain, JoQuercus Publishing Plc780
5Moon Over Kilmore Quay,TheHarrington, CarmelHarperCollins Publishers698
6Killing Kind,TheCasey, JaneHarperCollins Publishers633
7White CityPower, KevinSimon & Schuster Ltd550
8Other WomenKelly, CathyOrion (an Imprint of The Orion519
9Klara and the SunIshiguro, KazuoFaber & Faber282
10Listening StillGriffin, AnneSceptre254
Paperback Non Fiction
1Mind Full:Unwreck your head, De-stress your lifeWhelan, DermotGill Books1,382
2Awaken Your Power WithinHussey, GerryHachette Books Ireland1,224
3Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland753
4Murder at RoaringwaterFoster, NickMirror Books452
5Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd389
6Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books345
7Embracing Change:How to build resilience and make change work for youBarry, Dr HarryOrion Spring313
8Surrounded by Idiots:The Four Types of Human BehaviourErikson, ThomasVermilion284
9Power of Geography,The:Ten Maps That Reveals the Future of Our WorldMarshall, TimElliott & Thompson267
10Hitmen,The:The Shocking True Story of a Family of Killers for HireBreen, Stephen & Conlon, OwenSandycove242
Hardback Non Fiction
1Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press888
2Daly Dish Rides Again,The:100 more masso slimming meals for everydayDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Books225
3Women Don’t Owe You PrettyGiven, FlorenceCassell170
4Lessons from a Bedside:Wisdom For LivingCasserly, BredaHachette Books Ireland149
5Thirty-Two Words for Field:Lost Words of the Irish LandscapeMagan, ManchánGill Books148
6Tom Kerridge’s Outdoor Cooking:The ultimate modern barbecue bibleKerridge, TomBloomsbury Publishing PLC141
7Beyond Order:12 More Rules for LifePeterson, Jordan B.Allen Lane131
8Gift,The:12 Lessons to Save Your LifeEger, EdithRider & Co124
9Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy:100 Delicious, Slimming RecipesFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KateBluebird123
10Secret,TheByrne, RhondaSimon & Schuster Ltd119
1Dog Man 10: Mothering HeightsPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.668
2Summer I Robbed A Bank,TheO’Doherty, DavidPuffin667
3Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky StoriesKinney, JeffPuffin452
4Skulduggery Pleasant Grimoire,TheLandy, DerekHarperCollins450
5You Are a Champion:How to Be the Best You Can BeRashford, Marcus & Anka, CarlMacmillan Children’s Books394
6Shadow and BoneBardugo, LeighOrion Children’s Books389
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)Kinney, JeffPuffin363
8Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to IrelandLadybird351
9They Both Die at the EndSilvera, AdamSimon & Schuster Childrens Boo306
10Dog Man 9: Grime and PunishmentPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.253
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