Ireland and the Irish 



               


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The Forgotten Ones – Laura Howard

Allison O’Malley’s plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she’s been in love with for as long as she can remember. What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison’s mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn’t trust her ...

So Much Owed – Jean Grainger

January, 1918 – Dunderrig House, West Cork, Ireland. Dr Richard Buckley returns to his beloved Dunderrig, disillusioned and damaged by the futility of war. At his side is Solange Allingham, his best friend’s widow who has lost everything she ever loved. Richard’s wife Edith is bitter at what she sees as her husband’s betrayal of his country by wearing a British uniform. After giving birth to twins, she withdraws into a silent world, finally leaving her family for strange new bedfellows. Solange is obliged to ...

Brooklyn – Colm Toibin

Hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking, Colm TĂłibĂ­n’s sixth novel, Brooklyn, is set in Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950s, when one young woman crosses the ocean to make a new life for herself. Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the years following World War Two. Though skilled at bookkeeping, she cannot find a job in the miserable Irish economy. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn to sponsor Eilis in America — to live and work in a Brooklyn neighborhood “just like ...

Death, the Devil, and the Goldfish – Andrew Buckley

From the Bahamas to Heathrow airport, to the rain soaked streets of London – the dead have ceased dying. This is inconvenient for a number of reasons but what’s the real reason behind the chaos? In London, we find Nigel Reinhardt, a disgraced, confused, and gifted police constable who owns a prophetic goldfish. In Ireland, the Angel of Death questions the value and position of his current employment. At Majestic Technologies, Celina McMannis works diligently on a top secret project. At the South Pole, there ...

Mechaniclism – Lynn Lamb

In 1632, Lord August Godwine, an Austrian nobleman, commissions Swiss clockmaker Frederick Jori to create a miniature city of automatons to amuse himself and impress the aristocracy. When Jori refuses to commit offenses against God, he undergoes brutal, unimaginable torture until the once-pious craftsman surrenders to his fate. But what he hides in the innocuous-appearing automatons ignites a horrific apocalypse—one that will not be realized for 400 years. In 21st century San Francisco, Ireland Barton is a brilliant, successful young scientist, but there is one ...

Claire Daly: Reluctant Soul Saver – Michele Brouder

When seventeen year-old librarian wannabe Claire Daly is dragged kicking, screaming and cursing from everything she loves—her mam, her cozy Irish village and the dreamy boy next door—to take up arms in the battle of good versus evil, she learns the hard way that sometimes you don’t get to choose your own destiny, destiny chooses you. Claire’s life plan is simple: head off to university to get her degree in library studies, summon up the courage to tell her best friend Chas that she loves ...

Orphan Train – Christina Baker Kline

The #1 New York Times Bestseller Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train is an unforgettable story of friendship and second chances that highlights a little-known but historically significant movement in America’s past—and it includes a special PS section for book clubs featuring insights, interviews, and more.