Three more novels from Irish women writers, the first one set in Sydney
Walking to the church in the cold and dark, we snuggled into new coats, hats and gloves and counted the lighted candles that stood in each window to welcome the Christ Child.
Sebastian Barry continues his McNulty family saga while Frank Connolly recalls the Dublin bombs of 1974.
Descended from County Clare people, Monica McInerney understands intergenerational trauma.
Short items from past four weeks.
An Post Crime Novel of the Year 2019 in first of two books by Dubliner Jane Casey
Two contemporary fictions reviewed, one about the ever popular Bram Stoker, and the other about the challenges facing millennials.
Roddy Doyle’s Charlie Savage is the best remedy for a bad mood or a feeling that life is going too fast
What’s in the news….
In Holy Cow!, pathos was blended with comedic bombast, prolixity with wordless groans, and irony with genuine feeling. The ending was incredibly moving, reminding us of Joyce the man and the writer.