Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Ireland Reads- Adult Digital eBook Suggestions

What is Ireland Reads? Ireland Reads is a new campaign to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a national day of reading on Thursday, February 25th.  Irish libraries have teamed up with publishers, booksellers, authors and others for the campaign which is part of the government Keep Well initiative… Continue reading Ireland Reads- Adult Digital eBook Suggestions

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

The Girl From Widow Hills

Author: Megan Miranda Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library Genre: Adult Fiction Synopsis Everyone knows the story of the girl from Widow Hills ...When Arden Maynor was six years old, she was swept away in a terrifying storm and went missing for days. Against all odds, she was found alive, clinging to a storm drain. Fame… Continue reading The Girl From Widow Hills

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Spill Simmer Falter Wither

Author: Sara Baume Genre: Adult Contemporary Fiction Review: by Orla O’ Brien, Kildare Town Library Synopsis A misfit man finds a misfit dog. Ray, aged fifty-seven, ‘too old for starting over, too young for giving up’, and One Eye, a vicious little bugger, smaller than expected, a good ratter. Both are accustomed to being alone, unloved, outcast –… Continue reading Spill Simmer Falter Wither

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

The Peppermint Tea Chronicles

Author:           Alexander McCall Smith Genre:             Adult Fiction Review by:      Mairead, Monasterevin Library Synopsis:         Once more we catch up with the delightful goings-on in the fictitious 44 Scotland Street from Alexander McCall Smith ... To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose; it is summer in Scotland Street… Continue reading The Peppermint Tea Chronicles

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Leonard and Hungry Paul

Author: Ronan Hession Genre: Humorous Adult Fiction Review by: Mairead, Monasterevin Library Synopsis: They use humour, board games and silence to steer their way through the maelstrom that is the 21st Century. It is the story of two friends trying to find their place in the world. It is about those uncelebrated people who have… Continue reading Leonard and Hungry Paul

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

The Girl From Widow Hills

Author: Megan Miranda Genre: Adult Fiction Review by: Aoife, Newbridge Library Synopsis: When Arden Maynor was six years old, she was swept away in a terrifying storm and went missing for days. Against all odds, she was found alive, clinging to a storm drain. Fame followed and so did fans, creeps and stalkers. As soon… Continue reading The Girl From Widow Hills

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

The Pull of the Stars

Author: Emma Donoghue Genre: Adult Fiction- Historical Fiction Review by: Mary, Newbridge Library Synopsis: In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre, where expectant mothers who have come down with an unfamiliar Flu are quarantined together. Into Julia's regimented world step two… Continue reading The Pull of the Stars

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The End of Her

Author: Shari LapenaGenre: Adult FictionReviewer: Kevin Athy / Castledermot Library Synopsis: It starts with a shocking accusation . . . Stephanie and Patrick are recently married, with new-born twins. While Stephanie struggles with the disorienting effects of sleep deprivation, there's one thing she knows for certain - she has everything she ever wanted.Then a woman… Continue reading The End of Her

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Payback

Author: R.C. BridgestockGenre: Adult FictionReviewer: Kevin Athy / Castledermot Library Synopsis: Charley Mann left Yorkshire for the Met and a fast-track career - but now she's back, she's in charge and the area's first young, female DI. Her hometown, the Yorkshire countryside, and her old friends all seem unchanged, but appearances can be deceptive. When… Continue reading Payback

Adult Fiction

Wolf Hall

Review by: Jan Maher, Castledermot Library Author: Hilary Mantel Genre:  Adult fiction, extensively based on historical accounts Synopsis: England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes… Continue reading Wolf Hall