Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

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

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Apeirogon

Author: Colum Genre: Adult Fiction- with elements of non-fiction Review by: Emma, Leixlip Library ★★★★ Synopsis: Bassam Aramin is Palestinian. Rami Elhanan is Israeli. They inhabit a world of conflict that colors every aspect of their daily lives, from the roads they are allowed to drive on, to the schools their daughters, Abir and Smadar,… Continue reading Apeirogon

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The Glorious Guinness Girls

Author: Emily Hourican Genre: Adult Fiction Review by: Emma, Leixlip Library ★★★ Synopsis: Three sisters, one shared destiny. From London to Ireland during the 1920s, here is a glorious, gripping, and richly textured story that takes us to the heart of the remarkable real-life story of the Guinness Girls -- for fans of Downton Abbey and Julian Fellowes'… Continue reading The Glorious Guinness Girls

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Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood

Author: Sarah J. Maas Genre: Adult Fiction, Fantasy Review by: Emma, Leixlip Library ★★★★ Synopsis: Bound by blood.Tempted by desire.Unleashed by destiny. Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the… Continue reading Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood

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The Great Alone

Author: Kristin Hannah                                Genre: Adult Fiction Reviewed by Elaine Patterson, Newbridge   Synopsis: Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, is caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that Alaska will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place… Continue reading The Great Alone

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The Help

Author: Kathryn Stockett Genre: Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr Branch: Leixlip Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved… Continue reading The Help

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Things My Mother Told Me

Author: Tanya Atapattu Genre: Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr Branch: Leixlip Library When Anjali finds out that Jack, her boyfriend of ten years has been cheating one her, it throws her world into chaos. Heartbroken, she fills the emptiness by embarking on a series of flings her traditional Sri Lankan mother would (mostly) disapprove of.… Continue reading Things My Mother Told Me

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Resurrection

Author: Leo Tolstoy Genre: Adult Fiction Reviewed by: Stephen Serving on the jury at a murder trial, Prince Dmitri Nekhlyudov is devastated when he sees the prisoner - Katyusha, a young maid he seduced and abandoned years before. As Dmitri faces the consequences of his actions, he decides to give up his life of wealth… Continue reading Resurrection

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A Lost Child of Cyprus

Author: Steven Baker                                   Genre: Historical fiction.                               Reviewed by Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Branch/Headquarters                Age Range: Adult Synopsis: Born into loving family in Famagusta, Yasmin is caught up in the violence that rips her community apart. In the chaos that follows, baby Yasmin is separated from her family, never to see them again. Adopted, she is… Continue reading A Lost Child of Cyprus