By Emily Hourican
'Insightful and astute writing ... Emily Hourican has a wonderful understanding of human nature' Louise O'NeillThe summer she turned twenty-five, Anna felt invincible.In love for the first time, in a strange city far from home, she could be a new person. All that she had ever wanted was there for the taking. But the glorious possibility of those long sultry days ended in a reality far starker than she could have imagined.Now, fifteen years later, Anna is struggling to get through to her teenage daughter Jessie -- named in memory of Anna's best friend -- who has developed an eating disorder. Mother and daughter were once close, but now Anna feels as if Jessie's every word and action is a mystery. Though sometimes she wonders if Jessie can see right through her.And when her daughter starts to report dreams about the namesake she never met, Anna -- increasingly unnerved by just how much her daughter seems to know -- is forced to face the secrets of that summer when her life changed in one unravelling moment, and the brutal truth about the part she had to play.
By Brent Pope, Jason Brennan
'Visualise your goals and achieve your potential.'Easy-to-follow and extremely effective, Win will change the way you think about all aspects of your life.From well-known personality and rugby commentator Brent Pope and psychotherapist and mental skills coach Jason Brennan, Win: Proven Strategies for Success in Sports, Life and Mental Health examines the mindset behind the psychology of winning and how the mental skills applied in sports can be adapted for success in everyday life. From dealing with failure, to managing stress and anxiety, to changing your definition of winning - and with interviews from some of the world's most high-profile sports stars including Ronan O'Gara, Bernard Brogan, Conrad Smith, Dean Rock, AP McCoy, Sonia O'Sullivan, Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan, Dan Carter and many others - Win looks at how you can gain confidence, achieve your goals and build lifelong inner mental strength and resilience - today.
When She Was Gone
By S.A. Dunphy
Criminologist David Dunnigan's niece has ben missing for eighteen years without a trace -- until now.A HEART-STOPPING CLUESomeone has sent Dunnigan a shoe - one Beth was wearing the day she disappeared -- and the investigation is swiftly reignited, along with her uncle's hopes of finding her alive. But is he ready for what else he might find?A DANGEROUS JOURNEYAs new evidence starts to link Beth's abduction to a series of apparent suicides and a horrifying people-trafficking network, Dunnigan furiously chases down leads before the trail goes cold once more and Beth is lost forever. And when the search brings Dunnigan, accompanied by his loyal friend Miley and ex-soldier partner-in-crime Diane, to the frozen north of Greenland, the hunt starts to become more and more dangerous.BUT WHERE WILL IT END?Will it lead him to Beth, after all this time?
The Power of Small
By Aisling Leonard-Curtin, Dr Trish Leonard-Curtin
Feeling overwhelmed? This is the book for you.'At last! A book that shows you realistically how to transform your life, one small step at a time.'Russ Harris, author of international bestseller The Happiness TrapRather than waiting for the big life-changing moments, which more often than not don't happen, The Power of Small shows you how to take manageable steps as opportunities to change your life, one decision at a time -- emphasising self-compassion as a means to gently expand your comfort zone and open up new horizons.Mixing case studies from clinical practice with the latest psychological research, the authors also share personal stories, having worked first-hand with these techniques on their own journeys towards improved mental and emotional wellbeing.From understanding -- and learning to observe without judgement -- the traps our minds set, to breaking our of our comfort zones, The Power of Small technique is all about what is manageable in the now, and teaches us how to prioritise and know what boundaries to keep, and which to gently push.If your mind tells you that certain life changes are unattainable, undeserved, or too hot to handle, this simple and effective book is the one for you.
A Force for Justice
By Michael Clifford
THE UPDATED BESTSELLERSergeant Maurice McCabe never set out to be a whistleblower. When, in 2008, he complained of shoddy investigations into serious crime in County Cavan, nothing could have prepared him for what was in store.For exposing gross incompetence and corruption within An Garda Síochána, he endured vilification, bullying and harassment by forces who wanted to bury him and his inconvenient truths. Worse still were the vicious rumours and falsehoods, which had a devastating effect on his whole family.Their painful journey to vindication was only completed in October 2018, with the publication of the Disclosures Tribunal report, which revealed how ex-Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and Superintendent Dave Taylor had conducted a campaign of 'calumny' against 'an officer of exemplary character'. From the award-winning journalist who first broke the story, A Force for Justice is the definitive account of the greatest scandal ever to emerge from the Irish police force, and the personal price paid by Maurice McCabe in pursuit of his duty to serve the state.
The Moment We Meet
By Sheila O'Flanagan
Who you meet can change your life for ever ... A wonderful collection of short stories from Sheila O'Flanagan, bestselling author of The Hideaway and What Happened That NightA young PR girl has the night of her life at a glitzy word event and finds more than just her face splashed across the newspapers the next day.Two women listen in on each other's phone calls and learn more about themselves than they ever expected. And a wife faces up to the truth that her husband isn't a man she feels safe with.Everyone aboard this train is on a journey - and they all have a story to tell...Previously published as Destinations.
The Mistletoe Matchmaker
By Felicity Hayes-McCoy
'The perfect winter heart-warmer' Cathy KellyChristmas is around the corner, and the residents of Lissbeg are beginning preparations for the festive season.Cassie Fitzgerald, newly arrived from Toronto, is enchanted by the small Irish town where her dad was born. But the more involved she becomes in daily life there, the more questions she wants to ask.Are her sweet-tempered grandmother Pat and Pat's miserly husband Ger keeping secrets from each other? And what happened in the past between Cassie's family and the redoubtable Mary Casey?And then there's Shay -- handsome, charming, and intent on making Cassie's stay fun and exciting. But is he the one for her?As Christmas Eve approaches, Cassie realises that Lissbeg's community is in danger of forgetting that love, family and friendship bring the real magic to the festive season. And maybe they need an outsider to remind them...
The Christmas Voyage
By Deirdre Purcell
Will wishes come true this holiday season? Find out in the sparkling festive novel from No.1 bestselling author Deirdre Purcell...It is almost Christmas on the Santa Clara cruise liner, and as the ship sets sail from Barcelona for the last time, dramas big and small are to unfold. On board is Kitty Golden, beautiful ex-model and wife of New York financier Saul Abelson, some 25 years her senior. They look the picture of cool contentment, but looks can be deceiving.Dubliner Mary Dunne is on board with no less than eight members of her boisterous Irish family, intent on celebration. For Mary, though, a long-hidden past brings its own twist...And wide-eyed young novelist Roxy Smith is intent on observing all in a bid to find story for that difficult second novel - until she too gets caught up in the action.With handsome Captain Leifsson in firm command of the ship, if not his heart, who knows what the journey's end will bring. The Christmas Voyage is a seasonal story of high drama, romance and extraordinary outcomes.
Winners: The horses, the memories, the defining moments
By Hugh Cahill
'Fantastic ... this book is quite simply an essential item for anyone interested in horseracing' Racing Post'A joy to read. Exquisite in its simplicity, and adorned with wonderful photographs, this is certain to be enjoyed by anyone who braves the winter cold and heads jump racing ... [Cahill's] passion for racing comes loud and clear in this book' Irish FieldWinners: The Horses, The Memories; The Defining Moments documents a host of favourite memories from the world's foremost racing minds. In this collection of interviews, Hugh Cahill uncovers the cherished memories of some of the most prominent figures in Irish horse-racing as they remember eighty of the horses that have featured most significantly in their lives. All the greats are here - Moscow Flyer, Arkle, Synchronised, Flyingbolt, Frankel, Hurricane Fly, Dawn Run, Bobbyjo, Istabraq, Brave Inca, Papillon, Beef or Salmon and Sea the Stars. These are the horses that have shaped horse-racing over the past fifty years and captured hearts around the globe. Beautifully illustrated, Winners: The Horses, the Memories, the Defining Moments includes contributions from Ruby Walsh, A.P. McCoy, J.P. McManus, Willie Mullins, Jessica Harrington, Davy Russell, Paul Carberry and many more.A compelling and heartfelt exploration of what makes these incredible animals so special to the people who knew them best, Winners is a volume to be treasured and an essential book for horse-racing fans everywhere.
By Zoe Miller
Is he who he says he is?Izzie Mallon is looking forward to celebrating Christmas on a relaxing yoga retreat. At least, that is what she's telling her mother and colleagues. In reality, she will be shutting herself away from the festive season, and the snowstorm that has brought the city to a standstill, in her apartment on Henrietta Square -- the beautiful home she shared with her beloved husband Sam until his tragic death a few months ago -- with only her grief for company.Then, there's a knock at the door -- a stranger, stranded by the bad weather.He tells Izzie that he's Eli Sanders, her husband's long-time friend. Izzie has never met him in person, but feels she owes it to Sam to welcome Eli into her home. Even though her instincts say that she should do otherwise...As Izzie tries to reminisce with Eli about her husband, cracks in his story begin to show. But will she be able to see clearly through her grief before it's too late?
Home Thoughts from the Heart
By Mary Kennedy
'Mary Kennedy's new book is part memoir, part spiritual guide, part self-help book. It's like the gift of a Christmas visit from a friend' RTÉ GuideA sense of home, and of love, is what makes life meaningful for me. I invite you to share in a journey through family, friendship and adventure in the pages of this book, and hope that you will find something here that resonates with you. After all, we're all walking this road through life together -- and that's what makes it worthwhile.Love, MaryIcon of Irish broadcasting Mary Kennedy invites us into her world in this beautiful book of words and pictures, sharing stories from her life at home and abroad, along with favourite recipes that have been handed down the generations. From family weddings and gatherings, and her love of gardening, to the ups and downs of life, and finding meaning in the spiritual, Mary describes her inner world with an intimacy and honesty her readers have come to love.Including musings on the challenges -- and benefits -- of getting older, and how life can make you stumble when you least expect it (just so you can experience what it is to rise again!), Home Thoughts from the Heart is a book to be cherished.
Listen for the Weather
By Justine Delaney Wilson
Every act has a consequence. Every marriage has a breaking point.Beth Rogers and her family have settled well into their new life in New Zealand, far from the stifling containment of the life they knew at home in Ireland.Everything is idyllic.The children are happy and settled. Beth's marriage to Steve, and their love for each other, seems solid. Until a bombshell lands, in the form of a letter Steve receives from a woman from his past. In the envelope is a photograph of a three-year-old girl -- Beth and Steve's papered-over past has caught up with them, in the shape of this child ...Beth forgave Steve once before -- can she do it again? Does Steve want her to?Listen for the Weather is the story of a marriage. It's a story about consequences. And how we make our own weather.
In Search of Us
By Maria Duffy
From bestselling author Maria Duffy, In Search of Us is a story about sisters, friendship and bonds that never break.Twin sisters Ronnie and Elizabeth couldn't be more different.Happily living with her boyfriend Al, Ronnie loves her job in an antique jewellery shop - the only thing that's missing is the baby she's desperate to have.While wealthy, glamorous Elizabeth, owner of a thriving recruitment company in Dublin, is married to the equally successful Nathan - having a baby couldn't be further down her list of priorities.But when their mother Belinda passes away, she reveals a secret about the twins' father which changes everything. As Ronnie and Elizabeth travels to New York to find out more about the man they never knew, it turns out that their mother has a few more surprises in store for them. Will the sisters finally discover that they have more in common than they think?