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    Will Boast: Epilogue

    Having already lost his mother and only brother, twenty-four-year-old Will Boast finds himself absolutely alone when his father dies of alcoholism. Numbly settling the matters of his father's estate, Boast stumbles upon documents revealing a secret his father had intended to keep: He’d had another family before Will's—a wife and two sons in England.

    Will transforms the pain and confusion of his family history into an achingly poignant portrait of resilience, revising the stories he's inherited to refashion both his past and his present. Heartbreaking and luminous, Epilogue is the stunning account of a young man’s struggle to understand all that he has lost and found, and to forge a new life for himself along the way.

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    Book Review + Wolf Hall Review

    The Girl on the Train is the debut novel from Paula Hawkins. Described as a modern “Rear Window”, it centres on a woman fantasising about the people living in the homes that she passes on her daily commute.

    Declan Burke has been reading it for us and he also watched the first episode of Wolf Hall which aired on BBC2 last night.

    The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is published by Doubleday.

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    Book Review: Quarantine

    Louisa Cameron of Raven Books bookshop runs book groups and clubs for people of all ages. She has chosen the book ‘Quarantine’ by Jim Crace as a ‘great read’ and she’s in studio to discuss it.

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    Book Review: The Possibilities

    The Possibilities is the second novel from American author Kaui Hart Hemmings. Her debut novel, The Descendants, was adapted into an Oscar winning movie and in this new book she once again looks at a family dealing with grief. Edel Coffey has been reading it.

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    Ben Lerner

    10:04 is the new book by American poet, novelist, essayist and critic Ben Lerner. Focusing on the events and relationships of a year in the life of an author trying to fulfil his contract by expanding a short story into a novel, the book explores the many ways in which we use fiction to organize our realities.

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    Book Review: Border Angels

    Arlene Hunt is in studio to review the latest book by Anthony J Quinn, the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut novel, Disappeared

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    "City of Dis" by David Butler

    Author David Butler talks about his latest novel “City of Dis”, three inter-connecting stories influenced by the story of the 9 Circles of Hell in Dante’s “Inferno”  (published by New Island)

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    Martina Evans, poet

    Poet and novelist Martina Evans talks about her writing career and her latest poetry collection “Burnfort, Las Vegas” (published by Anvil Press)

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