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The Moment·by Douglas Kennedy
Posted by Dubray Books in , .

Thomas Nesbitt is a divorced American writer in the midst of a rueful middle age. Living a very private life in Maine – in touch only with his daughter and...

If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This·by Robin Black
Posted by Dubray Books in , .

From the blind girl who sees more than her parents can, to the portrait artist who sees more than her clients would wish, Robin Black illuminates secret fears, hidden desires,...

The Best of Everything·by Rona Jaffe
Posted by Dubray Books in , .

When it first published in 1958, Rona Jaffe’s debut novel electrified readers who saw themselves reflected in its story of five young employees of a New York publishing company. There’s...

The Better Half by Sarah Harte
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

Anita is a wife on the edge. Thanks to her husband Frank’s success in business she has lived a lavish lifestyle at the heart of the city’s elite. However, now...

City of Bohane by Kevin Barry
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

Bohane is the throbbing epicentre of Big Nothin’. Its inhabitants are tribal, vicious, and territorial with a feral and possessive quality. The map accompanying the book to this area could...

The Cold Eye of Heaven by Christina Dwyer-Hickey
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

Last month, during an illuminating interview with Sean Rocks, host of the RTE radio One Arts Show Arena, author Christine Dwyer Hickey described how she had abandoned her half completed...

A Season to Remember by Sheila O’Flanagan & Christmas Magic by Cathy Kelly
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

Bookshelves and bookshops seem to change in the run up to Christmas – possibly one of the busiest times of year for booksellers. Sports books, biographies, literary and popular favourites...

The Time of my Life by Cecelia Ahern
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

Cecelia Ahern has delighted her fans with the timely release of her latest title, The Time Of My Life just in time for Christmas. But readers who’ve enjoyed P.S. I Love You, A Place...

All Over Again by Emma Heatherington
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

Second Chances are at the centre of Emma Heatherington latest fiction title. Hailing from Northern Ireland, the author has pitched her novel in the picturesque seaside town of Castlebay on...

A Year Like No Other by Pauline Lawless, Poolbeg
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

A Year Like No Other is a gem from Pauline Lawless. Returning to the bookshelves with a book set in the glitzy city of Paris, she invites her readers to join...