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Literary Fiction

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Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , , .

Orpen has grown up shaped by the wild landscape of the west coast of Ireland. She has been shaped by the warmth of the love shown her by her mother...

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
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A disturbing contrast opens up Delia Owens’ debut novel, a contrast between the colourful life of the marshes and the decayed sludge of the swamp. The swamp suggests heat, sweat,...

The Failing Heart by Eoghan Smith
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

Following the death of his mother, we follow a young man as he hurtles through juggling the stages of grief while dealing with the pressure of producing an academic document...

Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff
Posted by Emmet Driver in , .

Last Ones Left Alive takes us far away and brings us straight home in the same moment, asking the dreaded question: if it all ended in this moment what will...

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

The plot starts as many plots do, on a college campus where a girl takes a nap after an alcohol fuelled party. What differs from this plot is that this...

Grace’s Day by William Wall
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

‘There were three islands and they were youth, childhood and age, and I searched for my father in every one.’ In a small cottage on Castle Island, a remote island...

Talent by Juliet Lapidos
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Anna Brisker is a frustrated mature student. Having spent many years in the college system, she is unable to cross the final line and get her PhD in English completed....

Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘A profound examination of human love and how we live together – a chamber piece of resonance and power.’  Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty is the first EVER audio book that...

Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Summer seemed to arrive at that moment, with its mysterious mixture of salt, cold flesh and fuel. I loved Villa America, the second novel by Liza Klaussmann, and once finished I...

The Binding by Bridget Collins
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , , .

Imagine you could erase your grief. Imagine you could forget your pain. Imagine you could hide a secret. Forever…..   I really do not know how to start and finish with...