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Tana French - Broken Harbour

A crime novel about much more than dead bodies

Tana French is an author new to me. On finishing this, her fourth book I am unsurprised to find that she won the 2012 Irish Crime Fiction Award with it, as it is an extremely satisfying, thoughtful work, which stands easily as a book of literary fiction, subject matter, crime and detection. 578 more words

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My Dream of You by Nuala O'Faolain (noola o fway lorn)

I loved this book!

After the international success of O’Faolain’s memoir Are You Somebody? this novel, her first, was published in 2001 and in a brief Afterward she acknowledges “splendid energetic advice” from fellow Irish writer Colm Toibin who recently opined that… 936 more words

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No 684 Four Letters of Love by Niall Williams

There is a moment in this remarkably beautiful debut novel when a father watches his wife embrace their daughter before she heads off to boarding school for the first time. 1,086 more words

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Book chat: 'The Godforsaken Daughter' by Christina McKenna

When her father was alive, Ruby Clare didn’t much mind that she was single, serious, plain and sturdy. She and Vinny worked side-by-side on the family farm in Tailorstown, Northern Ireland, toiling together in a way that felt less like work and more like camaraderie. 752 more words

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When Irish Eyes are Reading

St. Patrick’s Day has always been an irritating holiday. Suddenly, everyone is claiming Irish ancestry and with it, an excuse to act like an ass. Where I grew up (South Florida) and where I live now (Boston area), there are A LOT of Irish families—hence my personal oversaturation. 652 more words

Book Signing St. Patrick's Day

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Dimi Espresso in the beautiful Arizona Rim Country!
I will be at Dimi Espresso in Payson, AZ March 17th from 3:00-6:00 P.M. 53 more words

Kelly: A Tale Of Ould Ireland