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A MEMOIR OF DUBLIN IN THE 1960S
Written by MARTHA LONG

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 01/10/2017

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80696-5

The next installment of the Ma books—all bestsellers in Ireland and the UK—brings readers on the journey of Martha's first months of freedom in Dublin after leaving the convent where she spent her early adolescence. 

In the latest chapter of Martha Long's autobiographical series, Martha is for the first time on her own: discharged from the convent, she's finally 16, the age she'd long dreamed of as the doorway to her freedom from the whims of cruel adults. "Life is a bowl of cherries!" she...

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Written by MAEVE BINCHY

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 03/01/2016

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-94741-8

From Maeve Binchy’s earliest writings to the most recent, her work is filled with wisdom and common sense and also a sharp, often witty voice that is insightful and reaches out to her readers around the world and of all ages. Whether it is one of her best-selling novels or a short story, Maeve shows us that times may have changed, but people often remain the same: they fall in love, sometimes unsuitably; they have hopes and dreams; they have deep, long-standing friends whose secrets are...

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Written by KEVIN BARRY

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Doubleday

On Sale: 11/17/2015

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-54029-2

A 2015 New York Times Notable Book
Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2015


A searing, surreal novel that bleeds fantasy and reality—and Beatles fandom—from one of literature's most striking contemporary voices, author of the international sensation City of Bohane.
 
It is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped New York City to try to find the island off the west coast of Ireland he bought nine years prior. Leaving behind domesticity, his approaching forties, his inability to create, and his memories of...

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A NOVEL
Written by JOHN BANVILLE

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 09/15/2015

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-35426-4

John Banville, the Man Booker Prize–winning author of The Sea and Ancient Light,now gives us a new novel—at once trenchant, witty, and shattering—about the intricacies of artistic creation, about theft, and about the ways in which we learn to possess one another, and to hold on to ourselves.

Equally self-aggrandizing and self-deprecating, our narrator, Oliver Otway Orme (“O O O. An absurdity. You could hang me over the door of a pawnshop”), is a painter of some renown and a petty thief who...

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IN HER OWN WORDS
Written by MAEVE BINCHY
Introduction by GORDON SNELL

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 07/21/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-804-17276-9

Before she was a bestselling novelist, Maeve Binchy started out as a columnist for The Irish Times. Her articles—focused on the famous and the obscure alike—were filled with the warmth, wit, and keen human interest that readers would come to love in her fiction. 

From royal weddings to boring airplane companions, from Samuel Beckett to Margaret Thatcher, from life as a waitress to “senior moments,” Maeve’s Timesgives us five decades of Binchy’s insight into a changing world—revealing her...

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A NOVEL
Written by JOSEPH O'NEILL

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 06/09/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-47294-6

A New York Times Notable Book
Nominated for the Man Booker Prize


In this extraordinary, both comic and philosophically profound novel, the acclaimed author of Netherland uncovers the hidden contours of a glittering Middle Eastern city—and the quiet dilemmas of modernity. When our unnamed hero, a self-sabotaging and oddly existential lawyer, finds his life in New York falling apart, he seizes an opportunity to flee to Dubai, taking a mysterious job for a fabulously wealthy Lebanese family. As...

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Written by EIMEAR MCBRIDE

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Hogarth

On Sale: 06/09/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90343-8

Winner of 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize
Winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award
Winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize
Winner of 2013 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize
Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize
Shortlisted for the Folio Prize
Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Library Journal’s Best Books of 2014
One of Time Out New York’s Ten Best Books of 2014
Selected as one of NPR's 2014 Great Reads
A New York Magazine Best Book of 2014

Boston Globe Best...

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Written by MAEVE BINCHY

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 02/03/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-17008-6

Chestnut Street is a place in Dublin where neighbors come and go. Behind their doors, we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, sensibilities—and stories. 

Maguire, the window cleaner, must do more than he bargained for in order to protect his son. Nessa Byrne’s aunt visits from America every summer, turning Nessa’s house—and world—upside down. Lilian, a generous girl with a big heart, has a fiancé whom no one approves of. Melly’s gossipy ways help...

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Written by JAMES JOYCE

Format: Hardcover, 240 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 02/25/2014

Price: $13.50

ISBN: 978-0-375-71233-3

This selection of the major poems James Joyce published in his lifetime is accompanied by his only surviving play, Exiles.

Joyce is most celebrated for his remarkable novel Ulysses, and yet he was also a highly accomplished poet. Chamber Music is his debut collection of lyrical love poems, which he intended to be set to music; in it, he enlivens the styles of the Celtic Revival with his own brand of playful irony. Pomes Penyeach, a collection written while Joyce was working on A Portrait of...

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Written by DONAL RYAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages

Publisher: Steerforth

On Sale: 02/25/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-586-42224-0

 
Winner - The Guardian First Book Award

Winner of two Irish Book Awards - Newcomer of The Year and Book of The Year


In the aftermath of Ireland’s financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Through a chorus of unique voices, each struggling to tell their own kind of truth, a single authentic tale unfolds.

The Spinning Heart speaks for contemporary Ireland like no other novel. Wry,...

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Written by MAEVE BINCHY

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 01/07/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-47550-3

Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know each other. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the sea, everyone thinks she is crazy. Helped by Rigger (a bad boy turned good who is handy around the house) and Orla, her niece (a whiz at business), Stone House is finally ready to welcome its first guests to the big warm...

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Written by JOHN BANVILLE

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 07/02/2013

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-94692-8

Is there a difference between memory and invention? That is the question that haunts Alexander Cleave as he reflects on his first, and perhaps only, love—an underage affair with his best friend’s mother. When his stunted acting career is suddenly, inexplicably revived with a movie role playing a man who may not be who he claims, his young leading lady—famous and fragile—unwittingly gives him the opportunity to see, with startling clarity, the gap between the things he has done and the way he...

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