Books set in Ireland (17)

56 Days

56 Days : A Thriller by Catherine Ryan Howard EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
No one even knew they were together. Now one of them is dead. 56 DAYS AGO Ciara and Oliver meet in a supermarket queue in Dublin and start dating the same week COVID-19 reaches Irish shores. 35 DAYS AGO When lockdown threatens to keep them apart, Oliver suggests they move in together. Ciara sees a unique opportunity for a relationship to flourish without the scrutiny of family and friends. Oliver sees a chance to hide who--and what--he really is. TODAY Detectives arrive at Oliver's apartment to discover a decomposing body inside. Can they determine what really happened, or has lockdown created... continue
Recommended: 29 Apr 2023

A Monk Swimming : A Memoir

A Monk Swimming : A Memoir by Malachy McCourt EN

Rating: 3     7 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
The memoirs of Malachy McCourt who left a childhood of poverty in Ireland to live in New York where he carved out a colourful career as a writer and actor - The story of his early life was told in Angela's ashes, by his brother Frank McCourt.


Die Asche des Tages by Maírtín Ó Cadhain DE

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Recommended: 02 Sep 2023

Dirty Little Secrets

Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain EN

Rating: 4     5 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE CONFESSION Six neighbours, six secrets, six reasons to want Olive Collins dead. In the exclusive gated community of Withered Vale, people's lives appear as perfect as their beautifully manicured lawns. Money, success, privilege - the residents have it all. Life is good. There's just one problem. Olive Collins' dead body has been rotting inside number four for the last three months. Her neighbours say they're shocked at the discovery but nobody thought to check on her when she vanished from sight. The police start to ask questions and the seemingly ... continue
Recommended: 27 May 2023

Faithful Place

Faithful Place by Tana French EN

Rating: 4     148 Votes
'Breathtaking -- an elaborately twisted ballad of class resentments, family burdens, regret and passion' The Washington Post 'An author of exceptional talent and insight' Sunday Independent 'In all your life, only a few moments matter. I was lucky. I got to see one of mine face to face, and recognise it for what it was.' The course of Frank Mackey's life is set by one defining moment when he was nineteen. The time his girlfriend, Rosie Daly, failed to turn up for their rendezvous in Faithful Place, failed to run away with him to London as planned. Frank never heard from, or of, her again. Twen... continue
Recommended: 10 Jun 2023


Foster by Claire Keegan NO

Rating: 5     2 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: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Recommended: 26 Jan 2023


Nora : A Love Story of Nora and James Joyce by Nuala O'Connor EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Acclaimed Irish novelist Nuala O'Connor's bold reimagining of the life of James Joyce's wife, muse, and the model for Molly Bloom in Ulysses is a "lively and loving paean to the indomitable Nora Barnacle" (Edna O'Brien). Dublin, 1904. Nora Joseph Barnacle is a twenty-year-old from Galway who left school at twelve, is a chambermaid at Finn's Hotel, and has all but given up on a happy ending. But on June 16--Bloomsday--her life is changed when she meets James Joyce, a fateful encounter that turns into a lifelong love. Despite his hesitation to marry, Nora follows him in pursuit of a life beyond ... continue

Small Things Like These

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2021 by Faber & Faber Limited"--Provided by publisher.
Recommended: 21 Apr 2023

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