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Irish writers, Irish heritage, Irish history -- We're feeling our Irish roots this week!

Shattered Justice

Furlong, Susan

In the Appalachian town of Bone Gap, Tennessee, backwoods justice is more than just blind. It's swift, silent, and shockingly personal. Especially for Irish Traveller turned deputy sheriff Brynn Callahan . . .

"Hear No Evil."

The first m
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The Eulogist: A Novel

Gamble, Terry

From the author of The Water Dancers and Good Family, an exquisitely crafted novel, set in Ohio in the decades leading to the Civil War, that illuminates the immigrant experience, the injustice of slavery, and the debts human beings owe to one another, witnessed through the end

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The Parting Glass

Guadagnino, Gina Marie

Devoted maid Mary Ballard's world is built on secrets, and it's about to be ripped apart at the seams, in this lush and evocative debut set in 19th century New York, perfect for fans of Sarah Waters's Fingersmith and Emma Donoghue's Slammerkin.

By day, Mary Ba
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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Keefe, Patrick Radden

"Meticulously reported, exquisitely written, and grippingly told, Say Nothing is a work of revelation."
- David Grann, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon

"[This] gripping account of the Troubles is equal
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel

Keane, Mary Beth

A profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the friendship between their children, a tragedy that reverberates over four decades, and the power of forgiveness.

Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope are two NYPD rookies assigned to the same Bron
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The Crossing at Cypress Creek

Hillman, Pam

Sailing and soldiering around the world has taken Caleb O'Shea far from his native Ireland, so he never imagined that a promise to see a fellow crewman safely home would practically land him on his brother's doorstep. After spending years away from his family, Caleb isn't certain
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A Thousand Roads Home: 'Beautifully moving and uplifting' Cecelia Ahern

Carmel Harrington · HarperCollins
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback

Featured in Eason's Top Ten Favourite Book Poll 2018'I read it. I LOVE it! A very VERY special book' Marian Keyes'Brave and original' Liz Nugent'Belongs in everyone's hearts' Hazel GaynorWhere is home? Wherever the people you love are.Single mother, Ruth,...
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The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir

Samantha Power · Dey Street Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer-Prize winner Samantha Power is widely known as the moral voice of her generation. A relentless advocate for promoting human rights, she has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America's "foremost thinkers on foreign policy."

The Education of an Idealist...

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Country: A Novel

Michael Hughes

Published to ravishing acclaim in the UK, a fierce and suspenseful reimagining of Homer's Iliad set in mid-1990s Northern Ireland - a heart pounding tale of honor and revenge that "explodes with verbal invention, rapid juxtaposition, brutality and fun" (Times Literary

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223 Orchard Street

RENEE RYAN · Waterfall Press
Pages: 334
Format: Paperback

A heartening novel of the immigrant experience - and of redemption, self-sacrifice, and the power of hope when all else seems lost.Irish immigrant Katie O'Connor and her younger sister, Shannon, risk everything to journey to America at the turn of the twentieth century. As each woman...
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I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

Maggie O'Farrell · Knopf
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An extraordinary memoir--told entirely in near-death experiences--from one of Britain's best-selling novelists, for fans of Wild, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Year of Magical Thinking.

We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility...
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'Til Morning Light

Ann Moore · Open Road Media Romance
Pages: 398
Format: Paperback

An Irish mother faces her destiny in California as the acclaimed trilogy comes to an end - "a vibrant picture of American history in the mid-19th century" (Historical Novel Society) . With her two children, Gracelin O'Malley travels to post-Gold Rush San Francisco to meet...
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Jackie's Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family

Kathy Mckeon · Gallery Books
Pages: 309
Format: Hardcover

An endearing coming-of-age memoir by a young woman who spent thirteen years as Jackie Kennedy's personal assistant and occasional nanny - and the lessons about life and love she learned from the glamorous first lady.

In 1964, Kathy McKeon was just nineteen years old and newly arrived...
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Lilac Lane

Sherryl Woods · MIRA
Pages: 345
Format: Hardcover

Chesapeake Shores has always represented home and family for the O'Briens, but in Lilac Lane, the community extends its healing powers to a woman recovering from overwhelming grief

Single mom Kiera Malone struggled for years to raise her three children in a small town on the coast...
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Mean Dads for a Better America: The Generous Rewards of an Old-Fashioned Childhood

Tom Shillue

From the stand-up comedian and popular host on the Fox News Network, a nostalgic look back at his childhood and the simple American values that shaped his worldview - a portrait of growing up in 1970s America.

As a comedian and conservative thinker, whip-smart funny Tom S

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All We Shall Know: A Novel

DONAL RYAN · Penguin Books
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

A breathtaking and redemptive novel from the award-winning and Man Booker nominated author Donal Ryan

Melody Shee is alone and in trouble. At 33 years-old, she finds herself pregnant with the child of a 17 year-old Traveller boy, Martin Toppy, and not by her husband Pat. Melody...
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The Ninth Hour: A Novel

ALICE MCDERMOTT · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 247
Format: Hardcover

A magnificent new novel from one of America's finest writers -- a powerfully affecting story spanning the twentieth century of a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American community in Brooklyn.

On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps...

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Death of an Irish Diva

Mollie Cox Bryan · Kensington Publishing Corp.
Pages: 342
Format: Paperback

"A satisfying and surprising read." --Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author on Scrapped Spring is in the air, but the ladies of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop hardly have time to stop and smell the roses. Not when famed Irish dancer Emily McGlashen is found murdered...
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Frommer's Ireland 2020

Parker Robbins · FrommerMedia
Pages: 608
Format: Paperback

An indispensable guide, Frommer's Ireland 2020 is a comprehensive and photo-filled look at one of the world's most beloved destinations. Written by leading Emerald Isle experts, it takes you to many places only locals know, along with giving tips and tricks for seeing the iconic...
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Fatal Roots: A County Cork Mystery

Sheila Connolly

Some secrets are too big to stay buried...

A few months ago, Boston expat Maura Donovan was rekindled with her mother after more than twenty years of absence. Since then, Maura has been getting accustomed to Irish living, complete with an inherited house and a pub na
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