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106 popular irish books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Europe Challenge" were written by authors from Ireland. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Eclipse by John Banville ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
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El narrador, Alexander Cleave, está en medio de una crisis. Percibe que algo no está bien en su vida. Siente que el nudo central de su problema está en que toda su vida se ha ocupado más de representar que de ser, o de vivir, lo cual cuaja perfectamente con su profesión de actor (aunque el problema lo preceda). "A veces me parece que es en esos intervalos de vacío, sin que fuera consciente de ello, cuando he vivido de forma más real y auténtica." Hay al menos un aspecto de su vida que muestra otra cosa: la profunda conexi&oacu... continue

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El Faro de Blackwater by Colm Tóibín ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
Después de varios años sin dirigirse la palabra, la enfermedad de Declan hará que la familia Devereux reestablezca los lazos que antaño les unieran y se sometan a un proceso de acercamiento en el que van a aflorar y aclararse algunos de los malentendidos que les distanciaron (relacionados muchos de ellos con la muerte del padre). Tóibin se ha convertido casi en un autor de culto entre los lectores gay. Sin embargo, no se trata de un autor sectario, como los demuestran la amplitud de sus éxitos precedentes en Europa. El autor vendrá a presentar su libro a Barcelona en el mes de abril (ver apart... continue


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Esperando a Godot by Samuel Beckett ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
Cuando en 1953 se estreno en Paris Esperando a Godot, casi nadie sabia quien era Samuel Beckett, salvo, quiza, los que ya lo conocian como ex secretario de otro irlandes no menos genial: James Joyce. Por aquellas fechas, Beckett tenia escrita ya gran parte de su obra literaria; sin embargo, para muchos, paso a ser autor de Esperando a Godot. Se dice que, desde aquella primera puesta en escena -que, realizada por el gran Roger Blin, causo tanta estupefaccion y obtuvo tanto exito-hasta nuestros dias, no ha habido ano en que, en algun lugar de nuestro planeta, no se haya representado Esperando a ... continue

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Exciting Times : A Novel by Naoise Dolan EN

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'The book of the summer ... Kept me rapt until the final page' THE TIMES 'A sharp, smart, witty modern love story. I loved it' David Nicholls, author of ONE DAY 'More than lives up to the hype ... Likely to fill the Sally-Rooney-shaped hole in many readers' lives' IRISH TIMES 'Droll, shrewd and unafraid - a winning debut' Hilary Mantel, author of WOLF HALL 'I've been pushing Exciting Times on everyone I know. Some of Dolan's pithy observations of her characters are the best I've read since Edward St Aubyn' OBSERVER 'A frankly sensational book' Pandora Sykes on THE HIGH LOW 'In the tradition of... continue

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Follow Me to Ground : A Novel by Sue Rainsford EN

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Palm Beach Post, BuzzFeed, and LitHub’s Most Anticipated of 2020 A haunted, surreal debut novel about an otherworldly young woman, her father, and her lover that culminates in a shocking moment of betrayal—one that upends our understanding of power, predation, and agency. Ada and her father, touched by the power to heal illness, live on the edge of a village where they help sick locals—or “Cures”—by cracking open their damaged bodies or temporarily burying them in the reviving, dangerous Ground nearby. Ada, a being both more and less than human, is mostly uninterested in the Cures, until she m... continue

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Foster by Claire Keegan NO

Rating: 4 (11 votes)
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
A small girl is sent to live with foster parents on a farm in rural Ireland, without knowing when she will return home. In the strangers' house, she finds a warmth and affection she has not known before and slowly begins to blossom in their care. And then a secret is revealed and suddenly, she realizes how fragile her idyll is. Winner of the Davy Byrnes Memorial Prize, Foster is now published in a revised and expanded version. Beautiful, sad and eerie, it is a story of astonishing emotional depth, showcasing Claire Keegan's great accomplishment and talent.

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Grown Ups by Marian Keyes EN

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Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
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INSTANT #1 BESTSELLER! A brand-new book from the #1 bestselling author of The Break and The Woman Who Stole My Life. They're a glamorous family, the Caseys. Johnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together--birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekends away. And they're a happy family. Johnny's wife, Jessie--who has the most money--insists on it. Under the surface, though, conditions are murkier. While some people clash, other people like each other far too much . . . Still, everything manages to stay under contr... continue

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Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell EN

Rating: 5 (5 votes)
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of The Marriage Portrait delivers a luminous portrait of a marriage, a family ravaged by grief, and a boy whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays of all time. • “Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life ... here is a novel ... so gorgeously written that it transports you." —The Boston Globe England, 1580: The Black Death creeps across the land, an ever-present threat, infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young alike. The end of days is near, bu... continue

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Himself by Jess Kidd EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards 2016Shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2017Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 20171950. A teenage girl is brutally murdered in a forest. But, somehow, her baby survives.1976. A mysterious and charming young man returns to the remote coastal village of Mulderrig, seeking answers about the mother who, it was said, had abandoned him on the steps of a Dublin orphanage.With the help of its oldest and most eccentric inhabitant, he will force the village to give up its ghosts. Nothing, not even ... continue


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