Friday, March 16, 2012

From glen to glen...

Each year in America, we see St. Patrick's Day as an opportunity for everybody, of Irish ancestry or not, to revel in our love for the country, its history, and its spirit. Many of us who can trace our heritage back to the Emerald Isle feel nostalgia for a land we have never even set foot on. But anyone who can pick up a book and read can "be Irish for a day."

There are a whole host of novels to choose from. Here are some of our newest acquisitions of Irish fiction:

Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy 
The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright 
Homecoming by Cathy Kelly 
The Silver Boat by Luanne Rice

The Last Storyteller by Frank Delaney 
The Linen Queen by Patricia Falvey 
Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan 
Ghost Light by Joseph O'Connor

A Death in Summer by Benjamin Black 
Headstone by Ken Bruen 
Death at Christy Burke's by Anne Emery 
Dublin Dead by Gerard O'Donavan

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

And once the celebrating winds down, the Guinness is mopped up, and the green clothing is tucked back into wardrobes, if you are still looking to transport yourself back to old Erin, join our discussion of Benjamin Black's first mystery, Christine Falls, on Thursday April 12, 7:30 pm.


Linda K. said...

In the Woods by Tana French, and subsequent books in the series, are set in Dublin. Excellent mysteries!

Lynne said...

So true! Tana French's novels are contemporary Irish fiction at its finest. And she has a new book, Broken Harbor, due out in July!

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