Books

Wednesday 13th September

3 books on.....the land

Peter Murphy selects his 3 favourite books on themes of the land/farming - "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck, "The Black Snow" by Paul Lynch and "Burial Rites" by ...

Thursday 7th September

Review: "The Break" by Marian Keyes

Mary McGill reviews "The Break" by Marian Keyes, about a marriage going through a crisis (published by Michael Joseph)

Wednesday 6th September

Review: "The Party" by Elizabeth Day

Áine Ní Ghlinn and Rex Ryan review "The Party" by Elizabeth Day (published by Fourth Estate)

Tuesday 5th September

Review: "he" by John Connolly

Declan Burke reviews "he" by John Connolly, a fictional imagining of the life of silent movie star Stan Laurel (published by Hodder & Stoughton)

Friday 1st September

Review: "Such Small Hands" by Andrés Barba

Sinead Gleeson reviews "Such Small Hands" by Andrés Barba, a chilling ghostly tale about a 7-year old girl negotiating her new life in an orphanage while having a profound attachment ...

Wednesday 30th August

3 books on....fascism

Daragh Downes with his pick of three novels on the theme of fascism – "It Can’t Happen Here" by Sinclair Lewis, "Between The Acts" by Virginia Woolf and "Lord of ...

Tuesday 29th August

Review: "Grant & I: Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens" by Robert Forster

Tony Clayton Lea reviews "Grant & I: Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens" by Robert Forster (published by Omnibus Press)  

Review: "Go Went Gone" by Jenny Erpenbeck

Áine Ní Ghlinn reviews "Go Went Gone" by Jenny Erpenbeck, about a recently widowed and retired professor who becomes embroiled in the lives of protesting asylum seekers in Berlin (published ...

Monday 28th August

"Forest Dark" by Nicole Krauss

Nicole Krauss talks about her latest novel "Forest Dark", about two characters at a crossroads in their life. One is a wealthy lawyer in his sixties and the other is an author ...

Friday 25th August

Review: "Smile" by Roddy Doyle

Eileen Battersby reviews "Smile" by Roddy Doyle, about an old man, alone for the first time in years and struggling with painful memories of his school days with the Christian ...

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