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Whether these stories are set in Ireland or not, the authors bring a sense of their first home to their writing.

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  Cover Art: The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction represents the entire tradition of Irish fiction in English from Jonathan Swift, born in 1667, to Emma Donoghue, born in 1968. It includes the full text of certain key masterpieces such as Gulliver in Lilliput, Maria Edgeworth's "Castle Rackrent", Joyce's "The Dead", Beckett's "First Love", and John McGahern's "The Country Funeral" and work by almost one hundred writers.
1999
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: If You Could See Me Now Ahern, Cecelia
If You Could See Me Now
Elizabeth Egan's life is in turmoil, thanks to the personal problems of her sister, Saoirse, complications that include Saoirse's six-year-old son, Luke, a quiet and contemplative child whose world is transformed by the arrival of a new friend, Ivan.
2006
Adult Fiction Book AHERN
  Cover Art: The Sea Banville, John
The Sea
Struggling to cope with grief, anger, and loss following the death of his wife, Max, a middle-aged man, returns to his childhood seaside home, where he deals with his memories of his first encounter with the Graces, a wealthy vacationing family, his recollections of his wife, and the emotional upheaval of the present as he comes to an understanding of the profound influence of the past on the his life.
2006
Adult Fiction Book BANVILL
  Cover Art: A Long Long Way Barry, Sebastian
A Long Long Way
Leaving behind his family in Dublin in order to join the Allied forces during World War I, eighteen-year-old Willie Dunne survives the horrors of war through his correspondences with loved ones and his friendships with fellow soldiers, but his return home is devastated by political tensions in Ireland.
2005
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Minding Frankie Binchy, Maeve
Minding Frankie
When Noel learns that his former flame is terminally ill and pregnant with a child she claims is his, he agrees to take care of the baby girl once she's born. But as a recovering alcoholic whose demons are barely under control, he can't do it alone. Luckily, he has an amazing network of family and friends who are ready to help. A tale of joy, heartbreak and hope in a close-knit Dublin community.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Christine Falls Black, Benjamin
Christine Falls
Returning to the morgue where he works after an office party, Dublin pathologist Quirke stumbles across a body that should not have been there, a young woman named Christine Falls, as well as his brother-in-law, eminent pediatrician Malachy Griffin, altering a file to cover up the corpse's cause of death.
2006
Adult Fiction Book BLACK
  Cover Art: The Last Storyteller Delaney, Frank
The Last Storyteller
Ireland, 1956. Although Ben MacCarthy wants no part of an upstart insurrection along the northern border, he unknowingly falls in with an IRA sympathizer and is compromised into running guns. Yet despite his perilous circumstances, all he can think about is finding his former wife and true love, the actress Venetia Kelly.
2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Hood Donoghue, Emma
Hood
Kate Wall is flying to Dublin for the funeral of her younger sister Cara. Staying with her sedentary father and sister's housemate Pen, Kate comes to realize several things: that Pen and Cara were lovers, that she herself is more Irish than she thought and that the past is ever present.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Bullfighting and other Stories Doyle, Roddy
Bullfighting and other Stories
A collection of stories set in modern Ireland explores a theme of loss, from a man who remembers his early family life while taking daily prescribed walks to a father who considers the impact of his children's pets.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Gathering Enright, Anne
The Gathering
As nine members of the Hegarty clan gather for the wake of their drowned brother Liam, his sister Veronica remembers the secret he shared with her about what happened in their grandmother's house thirty years ago, a betrayal that spans three generations.
2007
Adult Fiction Book ENRIGHT
  Cover Art: Faithful Place French, Tana
Faithful Place
Detective Frank Mackey finds himself straight back in the dark tangle of relationships he left behind twenty-two years ago when the suitcase belonging to his first love, Rosie Daly, shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place. The hotly anticipated third novel of the Dublin murder squad.
2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Brightest Star in the Sky Keyes, Marian
The Brightest Star in the Sky
Seven neighbors in a Dublin townhouse find their lives entangled by the visitation of a sassy and prescient spirit that causes them to rethink their relationships, careers and values.
2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Molly Fox's Birthday Madden, Deirdre
Molly Fox's Birthday
It is the height of summer, and celebrated actor Molly Fox has loaned her house in Dublin to a friend while she is away performing in New York. Alone among all of Molly's possessions, struggling to finish her latest play, she looks back on the many years and many phases of her friendship with Molly and their college friend Andrew, and comes to wonder whether they really knew each other at all.
2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Winterwood McCabe, Pat
Winterwood
Patrick McCabe's twisted and mesmerizing tale about love gone wrong is filtered through the unreliable memory of Redmond Hatch. When Redmond returns to the mountain village of his youth, he meets Auld Pappie Ned, the local fiddler and keeper of tradition in this sleepy Irish town. Ned claims to be harmless, just a teller of tall tales. But in fact, neither Ned nor Redmond Hatch is as innocent as he seems. [Book Jacket]
2007
Adult Fiction Book MCCABE
  Cover Art: By the Lake McGahern, John
By the Lake
A year in the lives of the unforgettable inhabitants of a modern-day Irish village--the Ruttledges, Londoners seeking a new way of life; the womanizing John Quinn; Jimmy Joe McKiernan, local head of the IRA; locals Jamesie and his wife Mary; and "the Shah," the wealthiest man in town--unfolds through a cylce of work, play, religious festivals, and the changing seasons.
2002
Adult Fiction Book MCGAHERN
  Cover Art: Solace McKeon, Belinda
Solace
In Ireland at the end of the twentieth century, midlands farmer Tom and his doctoral student son Mark struggle with disparate views about their working lives. Mark falls for the daughter of a man who once betrayed his father. When they are thrown together by tragedy, they are still unable to overcome their habit of silence.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Light of Evening O'Brien, Edna
The Light of Evening
From her Dublin hospital bed, an ailing elderly woman recalls the important events and people of her life, from her emigration to America in the 1920s, to her Irish marriage, to motherhood, as she awaits a visit from her estranged daughter, Eleanora.
2006
Adult Fiction Book O'BRIEN
  Cover Art: An Irish Country Doctor Taylor, Patrick
An Irish Country Doctor
A recent medical school graduate, Barry Laverty is delighted by the opportunity to join a small rural practice in the beautiful hills of Ballybucklebo, Northern Ireland, until he meets his superior, Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly, a cantankerous older physician who has his own way of doing things.
2008
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Mothers and Sons : Stories Toibin, Colm
Mothers and Sons : Stories
A sequence of nine short works by the award-winning author of The Master explores the intricate bonds between mothers and sons as reflected at pivotal junctures that shift the way each sees and understands the other, from a famous singer's performance for an audience that includes her son to a son's search for his oppressed mother through snow-covered mountains.
2007
Adult Fiction Book TOIBIN
  Cover Art: Love and Summer Trevor, William
Love and Summer
Living an unfulfilling existence at the side of a tragic husband, shy orphan Ellie Dillahan begins an affair that forces her to choose between an uncertain future with the man she loves and the desolate life she has built for herself.
2009
Adult Fiction Book
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