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The Gift of Friends

Emma Hannigan
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Emma Hannigan
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The Moment We Meet

Sheila O'Flanagan
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Sheila O'Flanagan
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On Tuesdays I'm a Buddhist

Michael Harding
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Michael Harding
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The Summer Visitors

Fiona O'Brien
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Fiona O'Brien
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Time Pieces

John Banville, Paul Joyce
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John Banville, Paul Joyce

'If you're interested in Dublin, or if you're interested in the novelist John Banville, or if you're interested in radiantly superb sentences about whatever - I'm all three - then Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir is a book you'll not be able to put down' The Guardian'A trove of arresting imagery, from the lushly poetic to the luridly absurd ... utterly delightful' Irish Times'Delicious ... Banville's soarings, like a hawk's, are both wild and comprehensive, taking in everything and imagining more' New York TimesFor the young John Banville, Dublin was a place of enchantment and yearning. Each year, on his birthday - the 8th of December, Feast of the Immaculate Conception - he and his mother would journey by train to the capital city, passing frosted pink fields at dawn, to arrive at Westland Row and the beginning of a day's adventures that included much-anticipated trips to Clery's and the Palm Beach ice-cream parlour. The aspiring writer first came to live in the city when he was eighteen. In a once grand but now dilapidated flat in Upper Mount Street, he wrote and dreamed and hoped. It was a cold time, for society and for the individual - one the writer would later explore through the famed Benjamin Black protagonist Quirke - but underneath the seeming permafrost a thaw was setting in, and Ireland was beginning to change.Alternating between vignettes of Banville's own past, and present-day historical explorations of the city, Time Pieces is a vivid evocation of childhood and memory - that 'bright abyss' in which 'time's alchemy works' - and a tender and powerful ode to a formative time and place for the artist as a young man. Accompanied by images of the city by photographer Paul Joyce.

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The Library at the Edge of the World

Felicity Hayes-McCoy
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Felicity Hayes-McCoy

"A charming and heartwarming story."-Jenny Colgan, New York Times bestselling author of The Cafe by the SeaHanna Casey, local librarian on the West Coast of Ireland's Finfarran Peninsula, is wondering where it all went wrong ...As she drives her mobile library van between farms and villages she tries not to think of the sophisticated London lifestyle she abandoned after finding her barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she's living in the back bedroom of her mother's retirement bungalow in the small town she walked away from in her teens.Now with her daughter Jazz travelling the world, and her relationship with her mother growing increasingly fraught, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence.But when the threatened closure of the library puts her plans in jeopardy, she finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of Finfarran's fragmented community. Hanna's about to discover that the neighbours she's always kept at a distance have come to mean more to her than she ever could have imagined. But will she find the new life she's been searching for?"The Library at The Edge of the World is a delicious feast of a novel. Sink in and feel enveloped by the beautiful world of Felicity Hayes-McCoy." -Cathy Kelly, bestselling author of Between Sisters and Secrets of a Happy Marriage

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Hanging with the Elephant

Michael Harding
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Michael Harding
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The Secret Place

Tana French
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Tana French
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Last Kiss

Louise Phillips
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Louise Phillips
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Red Ribbons

Louise Phillips
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Louise Phillips
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Pearl

Deirdre Purcell
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Deirdre Purcell

In 1920s' rural Ireland, Pearl Somers lives happily with her parents, her sisters Opal and Ruby, and her little brother Willie, in the gate lodge of Kilnashone Castle, where her father is chauffeur to Lord and Lady Areton. But one dreadful night, a series of dramatic events unfold and the lives of all - elite and ordinary - are changed forever.Over 40 years later, Pearl has become a successful writer. Yet there is one story she has never told, until her young cousin Catherine confesses a secret of her own that opens a door to Pearl's past - one she thought had been firmly sealed forever.When Catherine discovers Pearl's story of heartbreak and yearning, she determines to do her best to reconcile past and present. But is it too late for Pearl to find her own happy ending?

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Can You See Me?

Ruth Gilligan
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Ruth Gilligan

When Alice arrives on campus amidst the ancient splendour of Cambridge University, she thinks she's found her wonderland.Then one night something happens - one inexplicable act ruins everything and she finds herself alone.Alice will not admit defeat; having practically raised her two brothers single-handedly, she is good at being strong. Too good.But Soon her dark secret becomes too much and the cracks begin to show. Her weekly meetings with Flo, the stranger on the bench, become her lifeline. And try as she might to bury the dark truth of that awful night, she begins to realise that some things have to be faced up to. It's time for Alice to look at her broken reflection and start to put the pieces back together...

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Half Seven on a Thursday

Roisin Meaney
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Roisin Meaney

'A novelist who has a gift for conveying the charm of the ordinary' Irish Independent on Number One bestselling author Roisin MeaneyAs opening night nears for a local amateur production, the cast begin to realise that the real drama is taking place off-stage -- and in life there's no such thing as a dress rehearsal ...When Edward Bull agreed to direct the amateur production of Death by Dying, he thought it would take his mind off his wife's recent affair. He was soon to discover, however, that all the real drama was taking place off-stage ... Maria, trapped in a loveless marriage to an older man, makes an appalling discovery. If pushed, she knows she will do whatever it takes to protect her vulnerable son, Pat. But will she find the strength to do the one thing that would save them both? Her sister Ellen, scarred after a tragic motorbike accident, seeks comfort where she can find it. Will she finally come to terms with what happened . . . and, perhaps, open her heart to love again? Handsome, charming Robert glides through life. When Caroline threatens to take his sons away from him, however, he realises that everything he ever wanted was right under his nose. But is it too late? As the weeks pass, the cast members of Death by Dying are brought together and their lives intertwine. And, as opening night draws near, they learn that in life there's no such thing as a dress rehearsal.

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The Likeness

Tana French
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Tana French
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Somewhere In Between

Ruth Gilligan
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Ruth Gilligan

The exams are finally over, the sun is shining and celebration is in the air. For twins Chloe and Alex the future looks bright, if a bit uncertain. But turbulence is not far from the horizon. It begins when Alex is in a car crash on the way home from a drinking binge with friends. Miraculously he escapes with just cuts and bruises, but the driver's life hangs in the balance. Alex tells himself it's only a matter of time before his friend 'wakes up', but his free and easy ways are put to the ultimate test over the dramatic weeks to follow. For Chloe, insecurities begin chip away at the edges of her 'balanced' world: her relationship with Sam, her drama school chances, her weight. Her friends are worried that she's getting too thin. But thin is not what Chloe sees when she looks in the mirror. A holiday to Ayia Napa with the gang promises to be the escape everyone needs, the ideal bridge between school and ... real life. But as the party rages on, Alex and Chloe realise that there are some things that you can't escape from - as they struggle to find the somewhere at the other side of somewhere in between.

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Forget

Ruth Gilligan
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Ruth Gilligan

Pretty, popular, Eva is like any other sixteen-year-old. That is until her Dad dies and suddenly her whole world seems to be falling apart. The only person she can really talk to is Zac, the new guy in school, who somehow always seems to know the right thing to say. But cute, scruffy, guitar-mad, Zac has his own problems. To his buddies down the golf club, Zac's father is an all-round nice guy, but at home Zac and his mother see a different side. When Eva starts dating Killian Laine, resident rubgy hero, Zac realises that he feels more than just friendship for Eva, but can only watch from a distance as Eva and Killian become the new 'hot' couple in the gang.When Killian tries to pressure Eva into something she isn't ready for and she refuses to do what he wants, he soon shows his true colours. Eva quickly realises that true friends allow you to be yourself and that true love doesn't come with conditions  . . .

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Longshore Drift

Karen Gillece
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Karen Gillece

In the blink of an eye, in a busy Brazilian marketplace, a small boy disappears without a trace . . .His mother's free-living existence, travelling South America with her lover and son, comes to a sudden, brutal end. Two years later, broken from searching for her missing son, Nacio, and desolate at her lover's departure, Lara returns to her childhood home on the southwest coast of Ireland.As she struggles to come to terms with her loss, Lara once again befriends Christy, her childhood sweetheart, who finds himself increasingly drawn to her bohemian nature. But what starts as aninterest in her past grows into an obsession. As Lara tries to piece her life back together, never losing hope for Nacio, Christy begins to fall apart.Longshore Drift is a tale of passion and betrayal, of the consequences of searching for love in all the wrong places, and of a heartbroken mother's unswerving conviction that her child will be returned to her - even when all hope seems to be gone.

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Shade

Neil Jordan
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Neil Jordan

Nina Hardy has been murdered. She died in the house where she grew up, killed by George, her childhood friend. But her body is never found, and she remains, a silent shade, watching the events of her own afterlife.Her half-brother Gregory makes a pilgrimage home to bury her, after some thirty years away. There he finds Janie, George's sister and fourth member of their child-hood gang. Together they relive their shared history, as they struggle to make sense of Nina's death, and the people they all became.This is a story of imaginary friends and hayrides, of plays and school dances, of a seemingly idyllic child-hood in a new 'Mozambique', the mudflats of the river Boyne. But the outside world cannot be kept at bay, and the fragile balance of their friendships is soon interrupted. Ultimately they will be torn apart by the outbreak of war, brought together again only to find that each has changed almost beyond recognition.Shade is at once an unforgettable portrait of childhood, a powerful story of love in its many forms, and a moving tragedy of lost innocence. Written with astonishing insight and perception, it confirms Neil Jordan as one of the most mesmerizing voices in contemporary fiction.

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Destinations

Sheila O'Flanagan
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Sheila O'Flanagan

Destinations reveals the inside track on the lives of ordinary commuters, and uncovers the hidden links that lie beneath the surface of 'anonymous' city lives.Two eavesdropping passengers learn more than they bargained for; an office-party fling has unforeseen consequences; a suburban housewife is forced to face her estranged mother - and her thorny past; an office worker finds her commute to work livened up by the daily sightings of a handsome stranger; a hot date with the office stud gets off to a disastrous start ... is there light at the end of the tunnel?Destinations - tales that go the distance with you, from one of Ireland's best-loved storytellers.

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