Ireland and the Irish 



               


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Strange Tales – John Reinhard Dizon

In the macabre style of Stephen King, with twists of satire and irony reminiscent of O. Henry, comes three Strange Tales… •A small Irish village is haunted by a series of gruesome murders. Then a mysterious woman arrives just as a young girl is found hideously tortured and mutilated at the bottom of Devil’s Drop. Who is The Lady on the Hill? •A prosperous, self-absorbed couple uncharacteristically offer shelter to two beggars. But then both claim to be reincarnated souls from a long-forgotten past, hell ...

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

In this celebrated work, his only novel, Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late-19th-century England. Combining elements of the Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, the book centers on a striking premise: As Dorian Gray sinks into a life of crime and gross sensuality, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait grows day by day into a hideous record of evil, which he must keep hidden from the ...

An Irish Country Doctor – Patrick Taylor

Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice. At least until he meets Dr. ...

A Few of the Girls – Maeve Binchy

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 ...

Brotherly Love – Lorna Peel

Ireland, 1835. Faction fighting has left the parish of Doon divided between the followers of the Bradys and the Donnellans. Caitriona Brady is the widow of John, the Brady champion, killed two years ago. Matched with John aged eighteen, Caitriona didn’t love him and can’t mourn him. Now John’s mother is dead, too, and Caitriona is free to marry again. Michael Warner is handsome, loves her, and he hasn’t allied himself with either faction. But what secret is he keeping from her? Is he too ...

This Year It Will Be Different – Maeve Binchy

From the New York Times bestselling author of Circle of Friends and The Glass Lake comes This Year It Will Be Different, a stunning new work that brings us the magic and spirit of Christmas in fifteen stories filled with Maeve Binchy’s trademark wit, charm, and sheer storytelling genius. Instead of nostalgia, Binchy evokes contemporary life; instead of Christmas homilies, she offers truth; and instead of sugarplums, she brings us the nourishment of holidays that precipitate change, growth, and new beginnings. In “A Typical Irish ...

The Eighth Day Brotherhood – Alice M. Phillips

In Paris, 1888, the city prepares for the Exposition Universelle and the new Eiffel Tower swiftly rises on the bank of the Seine. One August morning, the sunrise reveals the embellished corpse of a young man suspended between the columns of the PanthĂ©on, resembling a grotesque Icarus and marking the first in a macabre series of murders linked to Paris monuments. In the Latin Quarter, occult scholar RĂ©my Sauvage is informed of his lover’s gruesome death and embarks upon his own investigation to avenge him ...

On the Edge of the Loch – Joseph Éamon Cummins

A man arrives in a tiny seafaring village in Ireland. His search is for a life, his own. He finds a radiant but mysterious woman who is distrusted locally, and is drawn into a web so profound that the lives of four impassioned people will be forever changed. This critically-acclaimed novel is about people chasing incompatible dreams. They fight to connect, stay sane, and defy fate, for the chance to love. The reader is never permitted to see ahead, only to indulge the drama as ...