Books

Palestinian mourners carry the bloodied bag with the body of their loved one out of the morgue of Gaza City's Shifa hospital. Picture: Lefteris Pitarakis

Beyond the violence

As the world watches the horror in Gaza unfold, Michael Moynihan examines a new book to try and understand why the situation seems so intractable

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The Woman and the Rabbit

Michael Feeney Callan
Pentheum Press, €12.99
Review: Val Nolan

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The Decline and Fall of the Dukes of Leinster 1872-1948

Terence Dooley
Four Courts Press, €24.95,
ebook €22.13

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Summer House With Swimming Pool

Herman Koch
Atlantic Books, €11.24;
ebook, €8.11

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Invisible

James Patterson and David Ellis
Century, £18.99;
ebook. £6.44

Review: Rachel Howdle

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The Diary of Mary Travers

Eibhear Walsh
Somerville Press, €14.99
Review: Colette Sheridan

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Cop Town

Karin Slaughter
Century, €18.75;
ebook, €12.99
Review: Roddy Brooks

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The Third Wife

Lisa Jewell
Century, €15.99;
ebook, £1.99
Review: Hannah Stephenson

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Happy Are The Happy

Yasmina Reza
Harvill Secker, €21.50;
ebook, €11.99
Review: Mary Ann Pickford

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Books for children

Taking Flight, by Sheena Wilkinson (Little Island; €9.99) Fifteen-year-old Declan lives with his wastrel mother, whose life is dominated by booze. She will go with the lowest of the low to get it.

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California


By Edan Lepucki
Little, Brown, €20.85
Review: Tony Clayton-Lea

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The Living

By Léan Cullinan
Atlantic Books, €14.99,
ebook €8.11

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The Summit

The Biggest Battle of the Second World War — Fought Behind Closed Doors
By Ed Conway
Little, Brown, £25.00

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We Are Called To Rise

Laura McBrideSimon & Schuster, €15.99;
ebook, €11.80
Review: Sarah Scoffin

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The Letter Bearer

By Robert Allison
Granta, £12.99;
Kindle, £8.54
Review: Billy O’Callaghan

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The Miniaturist

by Jessie Burton
Picador, €11.40;
ebook, €8.60
Review: Emma Herdman

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The Race To Truth: Blowing The Whistle On Lance Armstrong And Cycling’s Doping Culture

Emma O’Reilly
Bantam Press, £16.99;
ebook, €6.99
Review: Keeley Bolger

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Friendship

By Emily Gould
Virago, £14.99;ebook, £7.49
Review: Sophie Herdman

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Books for children

How Are You Feeling Today,
by Molly Potter,
illustrated by Sarah Jennings
(Bloomsbury; €12.60 HB.)

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Voyage into depths of silence

Every Single Minute
Hugo Hamilton
4th Estate, €21.45

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Novel of considerable scale

A Soldier’s Wife
Marion Reynolds
Indigo Dreams Publishing, £8.99;
Kindle, £4.38
Review: Billy O’Callaghan

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Cook books editor who serves up bestsellers

The Accident
Chris Pavone
Faber & Faber, €19.40;
ebook, €7.49

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The Tea Chest

Josephine Moon
Allen & Unwin, £7.99;
ebook, £0.61
Review: Emily Pawson

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Hy Brazil: Volume One of the trilogy The Elven Wars

Gerald Killingworth
Matador
Review: John Dolan

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How To Build A Girl

Caitlin Moran Ebury, £14.99;
ebook, £4.72
Review: Hannah Stephenson

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Upstairs At The Party

Linda Grant Virago, £14.99;
ebook, £4.72
Review: Jackie Kingsley

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The G File

Hakan Nesser
Mantle, £16.99;
ebook, £9.49
Review: Roddy Brooks

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Books for children

Don’t Poke A Worm Till It Wriggles by Celia Warren (Bloomsbury; €6.30) is a ‘book of poems to make you squirm’.

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Family’s missing link

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Karen Joy Fowler
Serpent’s Tail, £11.99;
Kindle, £2.57
Review: Billy O’Callaghan

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Like a hand on the shoulder

Collected Stories
John McGahern
Faber, £10.99

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Idyllic wee spot for a murder

The Lonesome Heart is Angry
Paul Charles
New Island, 13.99;
ebook, 3.83
Review: Declan Burke

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Barnes’ sad memoir of wife’s death a celebration of love

Levels of Life
Julian Barnes
Vintage Books 11.50
Review: Alannah Hopkin

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The Long Mars

Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Doubleday, 16.99;
ebook, 12.99
Review: Alex Sarll

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The True & Splendid History Of The Harristown Sisters

Michelle Lovric
Bloomsbury, 13.99
Review: Darren Heath

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The Fever

Megan Abbott
Picador, 16.99;
ebook, 9.09
Review: Emma Herdman

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The Corpse Bridge

Stephen Booth
Sphere, 20.50
Review: Catherine Small

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Books for children

Zeki Loves Baby Club by Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Ruth Hearson (Alanna Books; 9.90), Baby Zeki knows it’s Wednesday, his favourite day, when mum puts on his orange jacket and wheels him to Baby Club.

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Leith's gloom replaced by sunny Miami skies

Irvine Welsh has written his first American novel and he tells JP O’Malley that two of the main characters "are more like me than anything I’ve ever written"

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Fiona Buckley, with her brother John and her book on their farm near Macroom in Co Cork. Pic: Don MacMonagle

Twelve-year-old Fiona goes for gold with debut novel

Twelve-year-old schoolgirl Fiona Buckley will be hitting the books as usual next Friday — but on a grander scale. She’ll be reading from her newly-published novel as part of Listowel Writers’ Week.

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Ben Marcus

Short shrift to dumbing down - an interview with Ben Marcus

American short story writer Ben Marcus tells JP O’Malley that it’s important to learn from tradition but that it’s also important to redefine it.

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Beginner’s pluck: Michael Delahunty

Michael became interested in photography when a friend taught him how to develop black and white pictures. He brought his first camera at 14, having saved up for it for a year. It cost £3.26.

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Futebol Nation: A Footballing History Of Brazil

David Goldblatt
Penguin
€10.99;ebook, €6.99

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The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide To The Media

Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
Square Peg
€16.99

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The Book Of You

Claire Kendal
Harper Collins
€14.99

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Life Drawing

Robin Black
Picador
€18.75, ebook, €8.60

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Rare insight into the life of a trafficker in human misery

The Trader of Saigon
Lucy Cruickshanks
Heron Books
€11.70;ebook, €4.15

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BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

My First Book of Baby Animals by Mike Unwin, illustrated by Daniel Howarth (A&C Black; €8.50 HB).

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Charlie Chaplin: Lifting the sheets on comic king

Charlie Chaplin
Peter Ackroyd
Chatto & Windus
€16.99

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The Son: A Nesbo adrenaline-fuelled trip

The Son
Jo Nesbo
Harvill Secker
€15.99; ebook, €12.99

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Crime fiction used to argue for social justice

Mark O’Sullivan, who has just published his tenth novel Sleeping Dogs, tells Billy O’Callaghan that his books are like Nordic Noir icon Kurt Wallander’s ... but with a relieving sense of humour.

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Look Who’s Back

Timur Vermes
MacLehose Press £12.99

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Frog Music

Emma Donoghue
Picador €20.50

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In The Light of Morning

Tim Pears
William Heinemann, €25.99;
ebook, €12.99

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Telex From Cuba

Rachel Kushner
Vintage, £8.99;
Kindle, £5.99

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The Telling Error

Sophie Hannah
Hodder & Stoughton, €15.99;
ebook, €10.99

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The Girls’ Bicycle Handbook

Caz Nicklin Quercus, £14.99;
ebook £4.12

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The Dark Box: A Secret History of Confession

John Cornwell
Profile Books, £16.99
Review: TP O’Mahony

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The Land Where Lemons Grow

Helena Attlee
Particular Books, €28.99;
ebook, €13.99

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The Wolf in Winter

John Connolly
Hodder & Stoughton, €15.99;
ebook, €12.99

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The Ballad of a Small Player

Lawrence Osborne
Hogarth, £12.99;
ebook, €10.99

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Romany And Tom

Ben Watt
Bloomsbury, €21.50,
ebook €13.99

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The Walk Home

Rachel Seiffert
Virago, €14.99;
ebook, €9.99

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Dream come true for crime writer McGowan

Claire McGowan wanted to be a writer from the age of nine but never imagined she could do it for a living and so filled her days teaching and travelling. She tells Caroline O’Doherty about how she realised her dream.

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Boland has found her Boswell

Thomas McCarthy on a perceptive analysis of Eavan Boland’s work and an attempt “to put the layers of gold back into contemporary poetry”.

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Some Girls Do

Clodagh Murphy
Hachette Books Ireland,€18.75;
ebook, €8.99

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Land Where I Flee

Prajwal Parajul
Quercus, £16.99;
Kindle, £5.66

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The Collector

Nora Roberts Piatkus, €10.99; ebook, €15.99

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Diary Of The Fall

Michel Laub
Harvill Secker, £14.99;
ebook, €10.99

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The One Plus One

Jojo Moyes
Michael Joseph, €17.99;
Kindle, €2.40

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The Ghost of the Mary Celeste

Valerie Martin
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, €15.99;
ebook, €12.99

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The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life in Books

John Carey
Faber, €27.15;
ebook, €12.53

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Foinavon: The Story of the Grand National’s Biggest Upset

David Owen
Bloomsbury, £9.99

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Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Hooks, Helps And Hurts Us

Murray Carpenter
William Collins, €18.75;
ebook, €9.53

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Vanishing

Gerard Woodward
Picador, €18.75;
ebook, €9.53

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The Legacy Of Elizabeth Pringle

Kirsty Wark
Two Roads, €15.99;
ebook, €9.99 This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Bark

Lorrie Moore Faber & Faber, €14.99; ebook, €12.53

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Unravelling Oliver

Liz Nugent
Penguin Ireland, €18.75;
Kindle, €7.33

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Glitter and Glue

Kelly Corrigan
Coronet, €16.90

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Frog Music

Emma Donoghue Picador, €20.50; ebook, €9.83

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A Lovely Way To Burn

Louise Welsh
John Murray, €18.75;
ebook €8.49

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Blue is the Night

Eoin McNamee
Faber & Faber, €15.99;
ebook, €10.07

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Where Do Camels Belong?

Ken Thompson
Profile Books, £10.99

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Balancing Act

Joanna Trollope,
Doubleday, €15.99

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In the Gold of Time

Claudie Gallay (translated by Alison Anderson)
MacLehose Press, £8.99;
Kindle, £6.86

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Just So Happens

Fumio Obata Jonathan Cape Graphic Novels, €24.50; ebook, €12.99

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Road Ends

Mary Lawson
Chatto & Windus, €18.75;
ebook, €12.99

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Glenn Patterson's wonderfully entertaining new book, takes its characters on an odyssey through the northern conflict years and the Peace Process into contemporary Ulster.

The Rest Just Follows

Glenn Patterson
Faber, €14.99;
ebook, €10.07

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The Next Time You See Me

Holly Goddard Jones
Corvus 2014, €11.50

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The Poets’ Wives

David Park
Bloomsbury, €14.99;
ebook, €13.03

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The Martian

Andy Weir
Del Rey; £9.99

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Arctic Summer

Damon Galgut
Atlantic Books, €14.99,
ebook £7.43

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Books come easily to John Banville — and his alter ego Benjamin Black — as he produces Chandler stories and Quirke novels by turn. But is the passion still there?

The Black-Eyed Blonde

Benjamin Black
Mantle, €18.99;
ebook €9.83 This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Inside The Centre: The Life of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Ray Monk Vintage, £12.99 paperback.
Also available as an ebook

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Award-winning broadcaster Sally Magnusson's mother was a bright, curious woman, until dementia took hold. She reveals Mamie Baird's story in her moving new book.

Where Memories Go

Sally Magnusson
Two Roads, €24.50,
ebook €11.99

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Keynes in Dublin: Exploring the 1933 Finlay Lecture

Mark C. Nolan, €30

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