Books set in Ireland (7)


Foster by Claire Keegan NO

Rating: 4.5     11 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
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.
Recommended: 25 Jan 2023

In the Woods

In the Woods by Tana French EN

Rating: 3.5     3644 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Recommended: 26 Jan 2023


Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia


The Colony by Audrey Magee EN

Rating: 4.4     6 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
2022 Booker Longlisted.
Mr Lloyd has decided to travel to the island by boat without engine - the authentic experience.
Unbeknownst to him, Mr Masson will also soon be arriving for the summer. Both will strive to encapsulate the truth of this place - one in his paintings, the other by capturing its speech, the language he hopes to preserve.
But the people who live on this rock - three miles long and half-a-mile wide - have their own views on what is being recorded, what is being taken and what is given in return. Soft summer days pass, and the islanders are forced to question what they val... continue
Recommended: 12 Sep 2022


The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne EN

Rating: 4.5     71 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Named Book of the Month Club's Book of the Year, 2017 Selected one of New York Times Readers’ Favorite Books of 2017 Winner of the 2018 Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland Cyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and ... continue
Recommended: 15 Oct 2022

The Pull of the Stars

The Pull of the Stars : A Novel by Emma Donoghue EN

Rating: 4     41 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
THE NEW #1 BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE WONDER AND ROOM Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the great flu. A small world of work, risk, death and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and Room. In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre, where expectant mothers who have come down with the terrible new flu are quarantined together. Into Julia's regimented world step two outsiders--Doctor Kathleen Lynn, on the run from the police, and a young volunteer helper, Bridie S... continue
Recommended: 16 Nov 2022

Tu nombre después de la lluvia

Tu nombre después de la lluvia by Victoria Álvarez ES

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Spain flag Spain
Érase una vez en Irlanda...
Corren los primeros días de enero de 1903 y el profesor Quills, un hombre sabio y triste, vuelve a su casa de Oxford después de asistir a unas conferencias en Londres; Oliver Saunders, joven y tímido, trabaja en su pequeño cuarto de Balliol College, rodeado de diccionarios y novelas góticas; Lionel Lennox, amante de la buena vida y de las faldas ligeras, está en Egipto, a punto de profanar la tumba de una princesa para llevarse una joya de inestimable valor.
Poco tienen en común los tres amigos, excepto el in... continue

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