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abigail-rieley's picture
Mar.03.2009
Ireland has been gripped by the story of a housewife from County Clare who, when her millionaire partner refused to marry her, googled a hitman and arranged to have him killed.Over the course of almost two months, the story of Lyingeyes and Hire_hitman unfolded in a flurry of emails. The website,...
lucy-coats's picture
Jan.30.2009
Coll the young bard has a vision of danger and a mysterious high green hill. So on the morning after Wintereve he and his cheeky raven, Branwen sail away from his home far in the north of Alba (that’s Scotland now) on a quest to find the hill and rescue the thirteen Treasures of Britain. Who will...
damian-mcnicholl's picture
Sep.17.2008
Gabriel Harkin, the eldest of four children in a working-class family in Northern Ireland, struggles through a loving yet often brutal childhood. It's a turbulent time in Ulster, and in the staunchly Catholic community to which Gabriel belongs, the strict code for belief and behavior is clear. As...
robert-todd-felton's picture
Apr.08.2008
This fascninating, revealing, and beautiful book examines the relationship between Irish writers and the towns and countryrsides that fueld their imaginations. Part history, part biography, and part travel guide, it takes the reader to Galway, the Aran Islands, Mayo, Sligo, Wicklow, and Dublin.
terence-clarke's picture
Feb.06.2008
I consider it a privilege -- although it came as a big surprise to me to learn about it -- that I have written one of the very few novels that exist about the Irish in San Francisco. My Father In The Night was published in hard cover by Mercury House in 1991 and in soft cover by Ballantine Books...
katharine-weber's picture
Jan.11.2008
She's beautiful," writes Irish-American art historian Patricia Dolan in the first of the journal entries that form The Music Lesson. "I look at my face in the mirror and it seems far away, less real than hers." The woman she describes is the subject of the stolen Vermeer of the novel...
bryce-milligan's picture
Dec.20.2007
When the king of Ireland’s eldest son and his stepmother argue, she curses him with impossible task. He must bring to her the three magic stallions that the giant Sean O'Donal keeps "at the edge of the western world." The prince and his two loyal stepbrothers journey west, and attempt to...
bryce-milligan's picture
Dec.19.2007
Brigid's Cloak retells an ancient tale about one of Ireland's most beloved saints. On the day she is born Brigid receives a brilliant blue cloak from a mysterious Druid. Years later, the young girl still wears the now tattered but beloved cloak while she tends her sheep. Is it her imagination that...
trina-robbins's picture
Dec.19.2007
"A born storyteller, Trina Robbins brings to life the headstrong women of Irish myth and brings back to life their descendants in Irish history." -- Patricia Monaghan