Eddie Lenihan and Carolyn Eve Green
MEETING THE OTHER CROWD
The Fairy Stories of Hidden Ireland
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The Legend of the Beloved Irish Ballad
“The song itself may be simple and direct, but
McCourt has written a lively and detailed cultural
history of the tune’s origins, cultural meanings,
and political import that is as fascinating as it
is frequently provocative.”—Publishers Weekly.
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Out of a conflict between the French colonists
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THE MAGICIAN’S WIFE
A woman witnesses the beginnings of the
French imperialist drive into North Africa and
explores questions of faith as well as the
nature of a woman’s desires and convictions.
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—The New York Times Book Review.
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“Fascinating...superb, engrossing...a straightforward shocker, a psychological thriller, a
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HOUSE OF SPLENDID ISOLATION
Addressing the violence and political turmoil
of her native land, O’Brien’s novel is “
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vivid image of Ireland today.”—The New York
Times Book Review.
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THE COUNTRY GIRLS
The New York Times Book Review. “A universal
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and the despair from disappointments come
through clearly.”—Detroit Free Press.
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THE COUNTRY GIRLS TRILOGY
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MOTHER IRELAND: A Memoir
In her 1976 memoir, O’Brien weaves seven
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self and country. “This is Edna O’Brien at her
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full of wit and piquancy.”—William Trevor.
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THE YOUNG WAN
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The unsinkable Agnes Browne, heroine of The
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“O’Carroll is a gifted storyteller, and his novel
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Brown trilogy.”—The Washington Post.
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f FOLLOWING THE WAKE
A decade after an unresolved murder, the primary suspect’s grown son—obsessed with
doubts about the drowning that kept his
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f ALMOST THERE
The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman
The follow-up to the widely hailed memoir
Are You Somebody? “O’Faolain’s candor and
honesty, and ultimately her compassion, set
her memoir well apart.”—The Washington Post
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MY DREAM OF YOU
“A lovely heartbreaker of a novel that asks the
hard questions...O’Faolain writes beautifully
about longing and regret.”—USA Today. A New
York Times Notable Book.
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f THE TEA HOUSE ON MULBERRY STREET
“Made me refuse nights out in favor of curling up on the couch, book in one hand,
dreaming of the mouth-watering delights the
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George Bernard Shaw
Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Arms and the Man,
Candida, Man and Superman
New Introduction by Eric Bentley
New Afterword by Norman Lloyd
A selection of Shaw’s most enduring plays,
satirizing society, military heroism, marriage,
and the pursuit of man by woman.
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f PHAROS: A Ghost Story
Set in the early nineteenth century, this is a
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(UK). “The elegance and accuracy with which
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Independent (UK). “An extraordinary work...
Thompson’s unrelenting intellect and distinctive imagination is once again at the helm of
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f BEIJING DOLL
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