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Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell

Family secrets are Maggie O’Farrell’s forte and her latest novel – Instructions for a Heatwave – combines her facility for everyday drama with shocking revelations. If you’ve read O’Farrell’s The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox or The Hand That First … Continue reading

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The Story of Lucy Gault

Beginning during the Irish upheaval of the early twentieth century, William Trevor’s tale of a young girl left behind – The Story of Lucy Gault – has a lilting Irish tone that turns the consequences of political unrest and attitude … Continue reading

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Brooklyn: A Novel

Do you believe that you control your destiny or are controlled by it?   No decisions are made in a vacuum, but how often do you just ride the tide of others’ opinions? Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn reads like an Irish … Continue reading

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