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Literary Fiction

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Echoes of Grace by Carragh Bell
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

The poet Elizabeth Bishop wrote ‘With crayons the child draws a rigid house/and a winding pathway’. It is widely interpreted to be a reflection of the structure which Bishop herself...

The Lost Letters Of William Woolf by Helen Cullen
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Lost letters have only one hope for survival. If they are caught between two worlds, with an unclear destination and no address of sender, the lucky ones are redirected to...

Turbulent Wake by Paul E. Hardisty
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Turbulent Wake is the latest novel from author of the renowned Claymore Straker series, Paul E. Hardisty. It is a departure for the writer and is very much a stand-alone book....

Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
Posted by Kate Vickers in , .

Bridge of Sighs is an example of Richard Russo’s skill in taking the seemingly mundane everyday lives of Americans and creating an engrossing, intimate portrayal of their hopes and frustrated...

Rules of the Road by Ciara Geraghty
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‘The simple fact of the matter is that Iris loves life. Maybe she’s forgotten that. Sometimes that happens, doesn’t it? To the best of us? All I have to do...

My Year of Rest and Relaxtion by Ottessa Moshfegh
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It’s the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong? My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a novel by Ottessa Moshfegh and...

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
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‘Cyril Avery is not a real Avery or at least that’s what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be.  But if he isn’t a real Avery, then...

The Narrow Land by Christine Dwyer Hickey
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He thinks he is on a different train as he begins to wake. A train in Germany just after the war….He reminds himself to keep his eyes shut. Because that’s...

Charlie Savage by Roddy Doyle
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Charlie Savage is a Dublin man, a father, a husband and a grandad. The landscape of Ireland is changing around him with the rise of Trump, the popularity of social...

Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff
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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...