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The Transatlantic Book Club

Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Authors:
Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Distance makes no difference to love...Eager to cheer up her recently-widowed gran, Cassie Fitzgerald persuades Lissbeg library to set up a Skype book club, linking readers on Ireland's Finfarran Peninsula with the little US town of Resolve, where generations of Finfarran's emigrants have settled. But when the club decides to read a detective novel, old conflicts on both sides of the ocean are exposed, hidden love affairs come to light, and, as secrets emerge, Cassie fears she may have done more harm than good. Will the truths she uncovers about her granny Pat's marriage affect her own hopes of finding love? Is Pat, who's still struggling with the death of her husband, about to fall out with her oldest friend? Or could the transatlantic book club itself hold the clue to a triumphant happy ending?

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Bringing Death to Life

Patricia Scanlan, Aidan Storey, Dr Mary Helen Hensley, Pamela Young
Authors:
Patricia Scanlan, Aidan Storey, Dr Mary Helen Hensley, Pamela Young

Take a heart-lifting journey into the great unknown ...In Bringing Death to Life, well-known author Patricia Scanlan, along with soul friends and metaphysical healers Dr Mary Helen Hensley, Aidan Storey and Pamela Young, shine a light into an area that they believe needs to become part of the ordinary conversation of life, not to be feared or avoided in our communications, but recognised, understood, accepted: death.Patricia, whose experience of the loss of her parents was the catalyst for this book, shares her own journey through grief, while Aidan, Mary Helen and Pamela -- who have abilities to channel, communicate with angels, and intuit and heal between this life and the next -- share personal experiences along with insight into death and the afterlife gained through their work.Included are chapters on facing fear of death, being present during death of a loved one, the aftermath of loss, and connecting to signs and messages from beyond, along with remarkable stories of the afterlife in the everyday. Prayers, affirmations and messages from the angels also make up this special, thought-provoking and ultimately deeply comforting book.

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The Weekend Dad

Alison Walsh
Authors:
Alison Walsh

Guaranteed to appeal to fans of Nick Hornby and David Nicholls, The Weekend Dad is a warmhearted novel about parenthood, family and new beginnings.'Would you like to see some pictures?''I'd love to.' After all, what father wouldn't want to see pictures of his daughter? A father who was scared, that's who.I'm not a grown-up. I'm really not. I don't have a job, or savings, or a pension. I don't have a wife or a dog, a car or a house. But I do, suddenly, have a daughter.Six weeks ago, Emmett became a father - to seven-year-old girl Misty. Leaving Dublin for London to bond with the daughter he never knew existed seems like the right thing to do, though he's not quite sure how he fits into Misty's life, or her mother's. When Emmett knew Amanda they were both students. Today, she's a successful career woman with proper plans for her future - and he's a struggling poet, trying to connect with his daughter during their awkward weekend visits.But then Amanda surprises Emmett with an unexpected proposition, and he finds himself with some big decisions to make . . .

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This is Now

Ciara Geraghty
Authors:
Ciara Geraghty

An ordinary Monday. at an ordinary bank, in an ordinary town. There was no way of knowing what was about to happen.Afterwards . . . The first thing Martha thinks about is having a drink. There are six reasons why she shouldn't; she wrote them down over a year ago. Two of the reasons are the same. A name. She didn't think she'd ever see him again.Roman, a fourteen year old Polish immigrant, is on the run. From the police. From Jimmy and his gang. He understands now, what it means to be caught between a rock and a hard place. Tobias, old and alone, lies in a hospital bed in Dublin where the memories of Dresden are insistent visitors.And for Cillian, the detective investigating the robbery, the past is like a current, pulling him back, reminding him of all he'd had. All he'd lost.Each of the four is running from the moments that brought them here. To a place where the past cannot be undone and the future cannot be known.A place called now.

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Now That I've Found You

Ciara Geraghty
Authors:
Ciara Geraghty
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I've Got Cancer, What's Your Excuse?

Anne Gildea
Authors:
Anne Gildea

Call it a mid-life crisis, but you reach a point where nothing makes sense anymore. Not the goals you set yourself, the years focussed on trying to achieve them, what was let go, what was gained along the way. You look back and think, Is that it? Then you get sick. And everything changes.'This startlingly honest and often hilarious memoir from one of Ireland's best-loved comediennes is told through the lens of cancer treatment and its aftermath. From the moment when she heard but didn't necessarily absorb the shocking diagnosis, through the months that followed, Gildea describes the mixed emotion of the journey, at once swept along on its tide and struggling to grapple with its effects.Through depression, comedy, Catholicism, chemotherapy, the bog, emigration, sex, mastectomy, fear and love, I've Got Cancer, What's Your Excuse? takes a refreshingly irreverent look at life, the stuff it throws at you, and what you do with it, as it ultimately asks: 'Did cancer save me?

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The Letter

Maria Duffy
Authors:
Maria Duffy

Ellie Duggan is getting married in seven weeks. But just before she sets off for a fun-filled New York hen party weekend, she finds a letter addressed to her sister Caroline.Dated only weeks before Caroline died in a tragic accident, it contains some startling information which forces Ellie to face some truths about herself, Caroline's death - and even her forthcoming marriage.Ellie has spent the three years since Caroline's death running from the truth. But as the weekend in New York comes to a close, she makes a drastic decision. As Ellie finally lays old ghosts to rest, she realises that the truth can set you free. But will she be willing to take the risk?

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Lifesaving for Beginners

Ciara Geraghty
Authors:
Ciara Geraghty

Kat Kavanagh is not in love. She has lots of friends, an ordinary job, and she never ever thinks about her past.This is Kat's story. None of it is true.Milo McIntyre loves his mam, the peanut-butter-and-banana muffins at the Funky Banana café, and the lifesaving class he does after school. He never thinks about his future, until the day it changes forever.This is Milo's story. All of it is true.And then there is the other story. The one with a twist of fate which somehow brings together a boy from Brighton and a woman from Dublin, and uncovers the truth once and for all.This is the story that's just about to begin...

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The Terrace

Maria Duffy
Authors:
Maria Duffy

Nestled in the heart of Dublin city, St Enda's Terrace is like any other close-knit community: warm, colourful, looks after its own.But behind closed doors lie secrets . . .In Number Eight he wants a baby, she doesn't. The guy a few doors down just wants to find love. Across the street a single mum struggles to cope. While the people next door might appear to have it all, their mortgage holder knows different.When the street syndicate wins the National Lottery, it seems that things are looking up. Enter a New York production company on a mission to document a 'quintessential' Dublin community - just as it becomes clear that the winning ticket is nowhere to be found.Facades begin to crumble in the scramble to uncover the missing ticket and, as the gloves come off for the once unremarkable residents of St Enda's, it's game on with everything to play for.

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Flesh and Blood

Nicola Tallant
Authors:
Nicola Tallant

In Flesh and Blood, Sunday World Investigations Editor, Nicola Tallant looks at the rising phenomenon of murder-suicide in Ireland, at events which, while shocking in the extreme, happen in tight-knit communities, behind the closed doors of apparently loving homes. She takes us inside these houses of horror and pieces together what happened in seventeen prominent cases, including the horrific murder of four-year-old Deirdre Crowley, whose abductor father shot her dead so that her mother would never see her again; the case of Caitlin Innes, murdered after her Communion Day; the tragic McElhill children, torched to death by their own father; and the case of mother Sharon Grace who, in a state of extreme desperation, drove off a pier with her children in the car. It examines what warning signs, if any, were there before loving fathers and mothers turned killer in their own homes, and looks at the roles of the HSE, the Gardai and families and friends in the build up to these tragic events. Is it too easy to whitewash these crimes as those of the mentally ill? Or can jealousy tip the scales in an otherwise balanced mind? Are there common factors that link these cases? And what steps can be taken to ensure that warning signs are heeded in the future before tragedy strikes again?

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You'll Ruin your Dinner: Sweet Memories from Irish childhood

Damian Corless
Authors:
Damian Corless

Whether your taste was for fiddlestix or Flavour Ravers, Trigger bars or Two and Twos, Marathons or macaroons, Peggy's Legs or Push Pops, Liquorice Allsorts or Little Devils, You'll Ruin Your Dinner has something for you.From the heyday of Cleeve's toffee to the birth of the Tayto Cheese & Onion crisp, it transports us back to the days when sweet shop windows across the country boasted tempting confectionery displays, when summer was heralded with a visit from the ice-cream cart, and when Grafton Street was the sweet shop capital of Ireland.And then there was the golden age of Irish-made sweets, when the entire nation downed tools to listen to Fry-Cadbury's soap The Kennedys of Castleross and Gay Byrne cut his teeth on The Urney Programme.The next three decades brought enduring favourites along with fleeting fads, but the craving for a sugar-rush remained steadfast for generations of Irish kids to come. These mouth-watering memories are captured here across the decades in an assortment that will keep you dipping back in for more - and it won't ruin your dinner.

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Finding Mr Flood

Ciara Geraghty
Authors:
Ciara Geraghty
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Becoming Scarlett

Ciara Geraghty
Authors:
Ciara Geraghty

Now, Scarlett is back in her childhood home with her plan in tatters and a baby on the way, while John Smith - actuary, proper grown-up and Scarlett's boyfriend - has left her to join an archaeological dig in a tiny village somewhere in Brazil. But that's not the worst bit. The worst bit is she can't be sure who the father of the baby is . . . even though she's slept with exactly four-and-a-half men in her entire 35 years. As a distraction, Scarlett throws herself into her job as a wedding planner, but even that's not going smoothly. Because of her growing feelings for her most important client's husband-to-be . . .In the end it's the person she thought she knew best - herself - who surprises her the most. Join Scarlett as she tries, for the first time ever, to navigate life without a plan.

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Saving Grace

Ciara Geraghty
Authors:
Ciara Geraghty

When Grace O'Brien wakes up with more than just a hangover, she has reason to worry. She's in bed with Bernard O'Malley, newest addition to IT. He's not going to be easy to explain to Shane, gorgeous boyfriend of nearly two years. Shane may be distracted with his high-flying city job but he was there when it mattered. Like that night in Spain, when tragedy struck and her brother Patrick died.So Grace is determined to put all guilty thoughts of Bernard O'Malley out of her head. With her sister's upcoming nuptials, strange goings-on at work, and a loved-up flatmate, she has enough to keep her busy. Then things get a little more complicated when she meets her flatmate's new man ...Tensions mount as her sister's wedding day nears and Grace is finally forced to face up to things.  Starting with Patrick's death - and how her mother still blames her for what happened.Saving Grace is a sharply observed, touching and hilariously funny story with an unforgettable heroine who will stay with you long after you've finished reading.

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Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Twenty Major
Authors:
Twenty Major

It's just days after the Folkapalooza concert and having saved the world, Twenty Major is looking forward to some R&R but little does he know that his murky past is about to catch up with him ... Notorious Dublin gangster Tony Furriskey is calling in his marker. Years ago he helped Twenty and Jimmy the Bollix out of a hole and the time has come for them to repay the favour ... or end up swimming with the Dublin Bay prawns.Tony's youngest daughter, is about to marry a man he thoroughly disproves of and it's down to Twenty and Jimmy to make sure the wedding doesn't happen. They must follow the young man and his pals to Barcelona where the stag weekend is taking place, infiltrate the stag party and make sure, one way or another, that the wedding doesn't happen.But will Twenty's Barcelona past catch up with him? Which one of the group finds true love at last? And can they put down the cheap mojitos long enough stop the wedding?In the city of Gaudi and Picasso, Twenty, Jimmy, Stinking Pete and Dirty Dave are more gaudy and pickarse-o as they try and enjoy the Mediterranean sun while getting the job done.

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Confessions of a Fallen Angel

Ronan O'brien
Authors:
Ronan O'brien

Following a near-death experience as a child, the narrator becomes cursed with the ability to foresee the deaths of the people closest to him. These visions come to him in his dreams and, following a disastrous attempt to save a childhood friend from drowning, a set of terrifying events begins to unfold. As a young man, he finds redemption in the arms of Ashling, his beautiful wife. But then the visions return...This is a story about one man's struggle to live an ordinary life in extraordinary circumstances; about love lost and found and the vast range of emotions that can be weathered by the human heart. This is a story where dreams come true but where dreams can turn into nightmares; a place where true love will prevail and where death is only the beginning. Set in the fictional Dublin suburb of Rathgorman CONFESSIONS OF A FALLEN ANGEL is a truly remarkable debut novel that will grip you from the first line and surprise you to the last.

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Love and The Monroes

Suzanne Power
Authors:
Suzanne Power

DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT AND AGAINST ALL ODDS? Marilyn Monroe is a thirty-something mathematical genius who applies a percentage calculation to yield the perfect man. But so far she hasn't even found the wrong one.Elizabeth, her mother, has replaced men with an addiction to all things New Age. Having her heart broken once proved enough.CHANCES ARE YOU'RE NOT A MONROEBrigid, head of 'the family shrub', has devoted her life to schooling her descendents against the kind of foolish marriage she made. But she's done her job too well.But all is about to change ...When the tealeaves predict that the men are coming to No 51 Verbena Avenue, Brigid, having made a discovery of her own, sets out to ensure that the prophesy is fulfilled before it's too late. Love and the Monroes is an enchanting story of three women whose lives are upended when they open their door to chance, cupid and consequence. Not even the tea leaves can predict what's in store ...

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Felicity Hayes-McCoy, author of the best-selling Finfarran series, was born in Dublin, Ireland. She studied literature at UCD before moving to England in the 1970s to train as an actress. Her work as a writer ranges from TV and radio drama and documentary, to screenplays, music theatre, memoir and children's books. Her Finfarran novels are widely read on both sides of the Atlantic, and in Australia, and have been translated into six languages. She and her husband, opera director Wilf Judd, live in the West Kerry Gaeltacht and in Bermondsey, London. She blogs about life in both places on her website www.felicityhayesmccoy.co.uk and you can follow her on Twitter @fhayesmccoy and on Facebook at Felicity Hayes-McCoy Author.

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Patricia Scanlan

Internationally bestselling author Patricia Scanlan was born in Dublin, where she still lives. Her novels, including the renowned City Girl trilogy, have sold over 1.4 million copies in Ireland alone, and many more millions worldwide, and her work is translated in many languages. Her most recent novels include With All My Love, A Time For Friends, and Orange Blossom Days.Patricia is the series editor and a contributing author to the award winning Open Door Literacy series. She has had an abiding interest in Metaphysical and Esoteric studies for many years and her spiritual book, Winter Blessings, was another bestseller. Writing Bringing Death to Life with her three best friends, soul family and fellow authors, Aidan Story, Pamela Young and Dr. Mary Helen Hensley, is the culmination of a spiritual journey together, which has been inspiring, invigorating, hilarious, and very rewarding.Find out more by visiting Patricia's Facebook page at Facebook.com/PatriciaScanlanAuthor Twitter @patriciascanl18