One of the guardian's 100 best books of the 21st century"With language so vibrant it practically has a pulse, Enright makes an exquisitely drawn case for the possibility of growth, love and transformation at any age. Peoplefrom internationally acclaimed author Anne Enright comes a shattering novel set in a small town on Ireland's Atlantic coast.
The Green Road: A Novel #ad - . Her adult children come back for a last Christmas, with the feeling that their childhoods are being erased, their personal history bought and sold. A profoundly moving work about a family's desperate attempt to recover the relationships they've lost and forge the ones they never had, accomplished, The Green Road is Enright's most mature, and unforgettable novel to date.
In her early old age their difficult, wonderful mother announces that she’s decided to sell the house and divide the proceeds. As they grow up, and mali, rosaleen's four children leave the west of Ireland for lives they could have never imagined in Dublin, New York, West Africa.
The Gathering: A Novel Booker Prize WinnerGrove Press, Black Cat #ad - As enright traces the line of betrayal and redemption through three generations her distinctive intelligence twists the world a fraction and gives it back to us in a new and unforgettable light. Anne enright is a dazzling writer of international stature and one of Ireland’s most singular voices. The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother, Liam, drowned in the sea.
It is a novel about love and disappointment, and how fate is written in the body, about how memories warp and secrets fester, not in the stars. The gathering is a daring, and insightful family epic, witty, clarified through Anne Enright’s unblinking eye. His sister, collects the body and keeps the dead man company, Veronica, guarding the secret she shares with himsomething that happened in their grandmother’s house in the winter of 1968.
The Gathering: A Novel Booker Prize Winner #ad - Now she delivers the gathering, a moving, evocative portrait of a large Irish family and a shot of fresh blood into the Irish literary tradition, combining the lyricism of the old with the shock of the new.
The Forgotten Waltz: A NovelW. W. Norton & Company #ad - 2012 winner of the andrew carnegie Award for Excellence in Literature"This stunning novel by a Booker Prize winner. It’s built of startling little surprises and one fresh sentence after another. This novel’s beauty lies in Enright’s spare, poetic, off-kilter prose—at once heartbreaking and subversively funny.
Narrated by the proverbial other woman—gina moynihan, sexy, a sharp, settled, darkly funny thirtysomething IT worker—The Forgotten Waltz charts an extramarital affair from first encounter to arranged, everyday domesticity. Enright captures the heady eroticism of an extramarital affair and the incendiary egomania that accompanies secret passion: For all their utter ordinariness, Sean and Gina feel like the greatest lovers who've ever lived.
The Forgotten Waltz: A Novel #ad - Elle. Offers up its brilliance by way of astonishingly effective storytelling. Booklist, starred review"A new, unapologetic kind of adultery novel.
Love and Summer: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - Florian is planning to leave Ireland and start over. In a characteristically masterly way Trevor evokes the passions and frustrations felt by Ellie and Florian, and by the people of a small Irish town during one long summer. Florian kilderry couldn?t know that the Connultys are said to own half the town: he has only come to Rathmoye to photograph the scorched remains of its burnt- out cinema.
It?s summer and nothing much is happening in Rathmoye. But florian?s visit to Rathmoye introduces him to Ellie, and a dangerously reckless attachment begins. Ellie leads a quiet, routine life, often alone while Dillahan runs the farm. Ellie is settled in her new role as Dillahan?s wife. A few miles out in the country, dillahan, a farmer and a decent man, has married again: Ellie is the young convent girl who came to work for him when he was widowed.
Love and Summer: A Novel #ad - Connulty?s funeral. So it doesn?t go unnoticed when a dark-haired stranger appears on his bicycle and begins photographing the mourners at Mrs.
The Edge of Sadness Loyola ClassicsLoyola Classics #ad - A realistic christian novel of hope in a non-Christian age. New england quarterly“A deeply felt and eloquently expressed work. Library journal “o’connor succeeds in delineating poignantly the overwhelming spiritual storms of the soul which assail the conscientious clergyman. The christian century winner of the pulitzer Prize for Fiction In this moving novel, Father Hugh Kennedy, a recovering alcoholic, returns to Boston to repair his damaged priesthood.
. A quiet, gentle novel of considerable insight and charm. The story of this entanglement is a beautifully rendered tale of grace and renewal, of friendship and longing, of loneliness and spiritual aridity giving way to hope. There he is drawn into the unruly world of the Carmodys, a sprawling, prosperous Irish family teeming with passion and riddled with secrets.
The Blackwater Lightship: A NovelScribner #ad - Helen, her mother lily, declan, and her grandmother Dora have come together, to tend to Helen's beloved brother, after a decade of estrangement, who is dying of AIDS. Under the crumbling roof of Dora's old house, Declan's two friends join the women as each waits for the end. The six of them, from different generations and with different beliefs, are forced to plumb the shoals of their own histories and to come to terms with each other.
The blackwater lightship is a beautifully written, deeply resonant story about three generations of an estranged family reuniting to mourn a tragic, untimely death. It is ireland in the early 1990s. His fourth novel is about morals and manners, and the clashes of culture and personality. In spare, luminous prose, colm Tóibín explores the nature of love and the complex emotions inside a family at war with itself.
The Blackwater Lightship: A Novel #ad - But most of all, it is a novel about the incomparable capacity of stories to heal the deepest wounds.
The Spinning Heart: A NovelSteerforth #ad - As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Wry, all-too human, vulnerable, it captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland and with uncanny perception articulates the words and thoughts of a generation. Through a chorus of unique voices, each struggling to tell their own kind of truth, a single authentic tale unfolds.
The spinning heart speaks for contemporary Ireland like no other novel. Technically daring and evocative of Patrick McCabe and J. M. In the aftermath of Ireland's financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. Synge, this novel of small-town life is witty, dark and sweetly poignant. Donal ryan's brilliantly realized debut announces a stunning new voice in fiction.
The Illuminations: A NovelFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - When his mission in afghanistan goes horribly wrong, he returns to Scotland, where the secrets that have shaped his family begin to emerge. Anne quirk's life is built on stories--the lies she was told by the man she loved and the fictions she told herself to survive. Her beloved grandson luke, a captain with the Royal West Fusiliers in the British army, has inherited her habit of transforming reality.
Nobody remembers anne now, but in her youth she was an artistic pioneer, a creator of groundbreaking documentary photographs. Longlisted for the 2015 man booker prizethe illuminations, is a work of deeply charged beauty--and one that demonstrates, with poignancy and power, the fifth novel from Andrew O'Hagan, that no matter how we look at it, a writer "of astonishingly assured gifts" The New York Times Book Review, there is no such thing as an ordinary life.
The Illuminations: A Novel #ad - He and anne set out to confront a mystery from her past among the Blackpool Illuminations--the dazzling lights that brighten the seaside town as the season turns to winter.
Solace: A NovelScribner #ad - She also happens to be the daughter of a man who once spectacularly wronged Mark’s father, and whose betrayal Tom has remembered every single day for twenty years. After the lightning strike of devastating loss, Tom and Mark are left with grief neither can share or fully acknowledge. To his father, mark’s academic pursuit is not man’s work at all, who needs help baling the hay and ploughing the fields, the occupation of a schoolboy.
Tom is a farmer in the Irish midlands, the descendant of men who have farmed the same land for generations. Not even the magnitude of their mutual loss can alter the habit of silence. Tom and mark casey are a father and son on a collision course, two men who have always struggled to be at ease with each other.
Then, at a party in dublin, Mark meets Joanne Lynch, a lawyer in training whom he finds irresistible. Belinda mckeon’s solace is an extraordinarily accomplished first novel—a story of a father and son thrown together by tragedy; one clinging to the old country and one plunging into the new. Mark’s mother negotiates a fragile peace.
Solace: A Novel #ad - Mark, who spent her life on her family’s estate, writing his dissertation on the nineteenth-century novelist Maria Edgeworth, his only son, is a doctoral student in Dublin, not far from the Casey farm. Set in an ireland that catapulted into wealth at the end of the twentieth century and then suffered a swift economic decline, this is a novel about the conflicting values of the old and young generations and the stubborn, heartbreaking habits that mute the language of love.
Nora Webster: A NovelScribner #ad - Nora webster “may actually be a perfect work of fiction” los angeles times, by a “beautiful and daring” writer The New York Times Book Review at the zenith of his career, able to “sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations” USA TODAY. And now she fears she may be sucked back into it.
Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. From one of contemporary literature’s bestselling, and beloved authors: a “luminous” novel Jennifer Egan, and longing, and finding her own voice—“heartrendingly transcendant” The New York Times, fear, critically acclaimed, The New York Times Book Review about a fiercely compelling young widow navigating grief, Janet Maslin.
Nora Webster: A Novel #ad - Set in wexford, colm tóibín’s magnificent seventh novel introduces the formidable, Ireland, memorable, and deeply moving Nora Webster. Miraculous. Tóibín portrays nora with tremendous sympathy and understanding” Ron Charles, The Washington Post. Wounded, nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, selfish, strong-willed, who have lost their father.
Yet she has moments of stunning insight and empathy, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, she finds solace, engagement, a haven—herself.
The Country Girls: Three Novels and an Epilogue: The Country Girl; The Lonely Girl; Girls in Their Married Bliss; Epilogue FSG ClassicsFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Kate is a romantic, looking for love; Baba is a survivor. A treasure of world literature back in print, featuring a new introduction by Eimear McBrideThe country girls are Caithleen “Kate” Brady and Bridget “Baba” Brennan, and their story begins in the repressive atmosphere of a small village in the west of Ireland in the years following World War II.
It is a saga both painful and hilarious, and remains one of the major accomplishments of Edna O’Brien’s extraordinary career. This omnibus edition includes the novels The Country Girls, The Lonely Girl, and Girls in Their Married Bliss. Setting out to conquer the bright lights of dublin, bad faith, furtive liaisons, bad sex, they are rewarded with comical miscommunications, bad luck, betraying for the wrong reasons, and compromise; marrying for the wrong reasons, fighting in their separate ways against the overwhelming wave of expectations forced upon "girls" of every era.
The Country Girls: Three Novels and an Epilogue: The Country Girl; The Lonely Girl; Girls in Their Married Bliss; Epilogue FSG Classics #ad - The country girls trilogy and epilogue charts unflinchingly the pattern of women’s lives, from hope to despair, from the high spirits of youth to the chill of middle age, in remarkable prose swinging from blunt and brutal to whimsical and lyrical.