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Irish Literature & St. Patrick's Day

We're highlighting Irish writers and Irish history to celebrate St.Patrick's Day.
 

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307279286
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Published: Anchor - February 25th, 2020

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION

NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 

WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE

BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - TIME MAGAZINE

A WASHINGTON POST TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Nora: A Love Story of Nora and James Joyce Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062991720
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 5th, 2021

Acclaimed Irish novelist Nuala O’Connor’s bold reimagining of the life of James Joyce’s wife, muse, and the model for Molly Bloom in Ulysses is a “lively and loving paean to the indomitable Nora Barnacle” (Edna O’Brien).


Actress: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393541458
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 2nd, 2021

Longlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction
One of Time's 100 Must-Read Books of 2020

“A critique, a confession, a love letter—and another brilliant novel from Anne Enright.” —Ron Charles, Washington Post


Little Constructions: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644450130
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 18th, 2020

The darkly comic second novel from the author of the Man Booker Prize winner Milkman, now available in the United States


Things in Jars: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982121297
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Published: Washington Square Press - September 29th, 2020

In this “miraculous and thrilling” (Diane Setterfield, #1 New York Times bestselling author) mystery for fans of The Essex Serpent and The Book of Speculation, Victorian London comes to life as an intrepid female sleuth wades through a murky world of collectors and criminals to recover a remarkable child.

Bridie Devine—flame-haired, pipe-smoking


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The Searcher: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735224650
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Published: Viking - October 6th, 2020

Best Book of 2020
New York Times |NPR | New York Post

"This hushed suspense tale about thwarted dreams of escape may be her best one yet . . . Its own kind of masterpiece." --Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post


Snow Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781335230003
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Published: Hanover Square Press - October 6th, 2020

LOOK FOR BANVILLE'S NEXT GREAT CRIME NOVEL, "APRIL IN SPAIN," COMING FALL 2021

*NATIONAL BESTSELLER*


A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year

A New York Times Editors' Choice Pick


Origins of the Irish Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780500293300
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Published: Thames & Hudson - September 19th, 2017

“This major achievement is the best, most gracefully written new study of earliest Ireland… Mallory bravely ponders: how much of Irish culture was a local invention and how much was influenced by neighbors, especially Britain . . . Essential.”—Choice


Beowulf Cover Image
By Seamus Heaney (Editor)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393320978
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 17th, 2001

New York Times bestseller and winner of the Costa Book Award.


100 Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374538972
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 11th, 2020

Selected poems from a Nobel laureate


Cinderbiter: Celtic Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644450277
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Published: Graywolf Press - July 7th, 2020

Dramatic new retellings of Celtic poetry’s great lyrics and legends


Magnum Ireland Cover Image
By Brigitte Lardinois (Editor), Val Williams (Editor)
$34.95
ISBN: 9780500545126
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Published: Thames & Hudson - March 17th, 2020

The changing faces of Ireland—social, political, and cultural—documented by some of the greatest Magnum photographers of the modern era.


Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060929435
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 21st, 1998

"Anam Cara is a rare synthesis of philosophy, poetry, and spirituality. This work will have a powerful and life-transforming experience for those who read it." —Deepak Chopra


O'Sullivan Stew Cover Image
By Hudson Talbott, Hudson Talbott (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780698118898
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Published: Puffin Books - January 15th, 2001

Someone has stolen the witch of Crookhaven's horse, and there will be no peace in the village until it is returned. So bold, brassy Kate O'Sullivan takes matters into her own hands. But instead of saving the day, she manages to land herself--and her family--in trouble with the king. So Kate sets out to save their hides the only way she knows how--with a good story.


The Berenstain Bears' St. Patrick's Day Cover Image
By Mike Berenstain, Mike Berenstain (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780063024311
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Published: HarperFestival - January 5th, 2021

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Berenstain Bears! This 8x8 storybook is the latest holiday adventure for the bestselling Bear family.

Join Papa, Mama, and the cubs as Gramps introduces them to some of the traditions most associated with the holiday, from gathering to enjoy a parade down Main Street to leprechauns and pots of gold.


Fairy Tales of Ireland Cover Image
By W. B. Yeats, P. J. Lynch (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780008253042
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Published: HarperCollins Children's Books - February 7th, 2019

A magical collection of twenty classic Irish fairy tales by one of Ireland's greatest writers, the Nobel Prize-winning W. B. Yeats - with intricate, traditional illustrations throughout by P. J. Lynch.

These short, carefully selected stories are told with humour and warmth, drawing on the glorious storytelling tradition of Ireland.


Ireland's Forgotten Past: A History of the Overlooked and Disremembered Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780500022535
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Published: Thames & Hudson - March 17th, 2020

This volume delves into Ireland’s forgotten history bringing to light some of the most colorful characters and intriguing episodes of the country’s long history.


Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823410774
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Published: Holiday House - January 1st, 1992

An illustrated tribute to the Irish patron saint from the best-selling author of Quiet, Strega Nona, and many others.

This timeless picture book, available in large-format paperback or as the board book Saint Patrick, is a perfect introduction to important Irish legends and an ideal St. Patrick's day gift.


Saint Patrick Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823442355
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Published: Holiday House - January 15th, 2019

From the author of Strega Nona and Quiet comes an illustrated tribute to the Irish patron saint--now in a special format just right for the youngest readers.


Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780698116030
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Published: Puffin Books - January 27th, 1997

"Illustrated in dePaola's signature style, this has an inviting look. Buoyant watercolors are framed by thin orange borders....An engaging read-aloud choice for St. Patrick's Day." -- BooklistA Cheery picture book, with the artist using the lighter, brighter side of his palette....Attractive and amusing." -- Kirkus Reviews


Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780698119246
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Published: Puffin Books - January 14th, 2002

When Jamie O'Rourke's wife leaves him alone for a week, it's up to Jamie to do the housework. But Jamie isn't just the laziest man in Ireland, he's also the messiest! When a magical pooka arrives unexpectedly and starts to do the dishes and sweep the house, Jamie thinks that maybe he's the luckiest man in Ireland as well. But will Jamie's good fortune-and his pooka's housekeeping-last?


Rónán and the Mermaid: A Tale of Old Ireland Cover Image
By Marianne McShane, Jordi Solano (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781536200225
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Published: Candlewick - May 19th, 2020

An Irish storyteller revisits the little-known legend of the Mermaid Saint in a haunting, beautifully illustrated tale of kindness, music, and longing.


The Leprechaun Under the Bed Cover Image
By Teresa Bateman, Paul Meisel (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780823441815
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Published: Holiday House - January 15th, 2019

"A leprechaun can be alone without being lonely," says Brian O'Shea. 

And that's how Brian likes it-- so when a big human man tries to build a cottage on top of Brian's underground home, the leprechaun does his best to scare the fellow away with his magical tricks.


Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain and Ireland Cover Image
By Kevin Crossley-Holland (Editor), Frances Castle (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781536209419
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Published: Candlewick - October 8th, 2019

Ancient, rich, and strange, these magical and eerie tales from across Britain and Ireland have been passed down from generation to generation.


Hitching for Hope: A Journey Into the Heart and Soul of Ireland Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781603589574
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - June 12th, 2020

#1 Irish Times Bestseller

A modern travel tale--part personal pilgrimage, part political quest--that captures the power of human resilience


Leprechauns (Amazing Mysteries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781628327816
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Published: Creative Paperbacks - February 18th, 2020

From scaly dragons to mischievous leprechauns, mythical creatures continue to capture the imaginations of human beings around the world. Appealing to fans of the paranormal and unexplained, this new series explores the legendary hold such Amazing Mysteries have over us.


The Anthology of Irish Folk Tales Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780750993210
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Published: THP Ireland - October 1st, 2020

Carefully selected stories from the celebrated Folk Tales series have been gathered here for this special volume.


An Irish Country Practice: An Irish Country Novel (Irish Country Books #12) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765382764
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Published: Forge Books - October 16th, 2018

An Irish Country Practice is the twelfth heartwarming installment in New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Patrick Taylor's beloved Irish Country series.


Tales for the Telling: Irish Folk & Fairytales Cover Image
By Edna O'Brien, Michael Foreman (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781786750327
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Published: Palazzo Editions - May 1st, 2018

These 12 enchanting stories of ancient magic, daring deeds, dashing heroes, and mythical creatures sparkle with wit, nonsense, and naughtiness. Tales for the Telling features traditional Irish folk and fairy tales.


Fun with Celtic Stencils (Dover Little Activity Books) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780486288901
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Published: Dover Publications - January 25th, 1996

This imaginative stencil collection makes it easy for youngsters to re-create the unusual and intricate designs of Celtic art. Six patterns incorporating typical interlacing and swirling motifs reveal a human face, a horse's head, a mythical creature, and three other designs. These durable patterns can also be used by adults to decorate walls, furniture, and other flat surfaces.


SM Jrnl Artisan Tree of Life Cover Image
By Inc Peter Pauper Press (Created by)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781441325747
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Published: Peter Pauper Press - January 1st, 2018

The Book of Kells: 5-Year Journal (Thames & Hudson Gift) Cover Image
By Thames & Hudson (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780500420218
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Published: Thames & Hudson - October 6th, 2015

A beautifully-produced five-year journal featuring details from the magnificent Book of Kells