Space to Think, a new book celebrating ten years of the Dublin Review of Books More Information 

    Summer Rain

    Noel Duffy
    Noel Duffy’s third poetry collection follows on from his earlier work, examining how the ideas of science and the experience of living collide and elaborate when viewed through a shared prism.
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    Dublin: The Story of a City

    Stephen Conlin and Peter Harbison
    In detailed illustrations and words, Stephen Conlin and Peter Harbison bring alive the story of Dublin – its architecture and streetscapes, its government and its people – from Viking times to the present day.
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    All We Shall Know

    Donal Ryan
    Melody Shee is alone and in trouble. Her husband doesn't take her news too well. She doesn't want to tell her father yet because he’s a good man and this could break him. She’s trying to stay in the moment, but the future is looming – larger by the day – while the past won’t let her go. Donal Ryan’s latest novel is described as vivid, moving and redemptive.


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    Holidays in the Danger Zone

    Debbie Lisle

    A uniquely historical look at how war turns soldiers, and all of us, into tourists, exposing the mundane and everyday entanglements between warfare and tourism.

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    The Schooldays of Jesus

    J M Coetzee

    In this allegorical tale, Coetzee grapples with the big questions of growing up, of what it means to be a parent, the constant battle between intellect and emotion, and how we choose to live our lives. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016.

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    Brothers of the Quill

    Norma Clarke
    The story of Oliver Goldsmith who arrived in England in 1756 a penniless Irishman, toiled for years in the anonymity of Grub Street—already a synonym for impoverished hack writers—before he became one of literary London’s most celebrated authors.
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    Bright, Precious Days

    Jay McInerney
    Jay McInerney's novel dissects the moral complexities of relationships, while painting a portrait of New York as Obama and Clinton battle for leadership and the collapse of Lehman Brothers looms.
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    The Wonder

    Emma Donoghue
    Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, Emma Donoghue's new novel - inspired by numerous European and North American cases of 'fasting girls' between the sixteenth century and the twentieth - is a psychological thriller about a child's murder threatening to happen in slow motion before our eyes.
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    Playing the Octopus

    Mary O'Malley
    Mary O’Malley’s eighth collection of poems in which her sensitivity to the spirit of Ireland’s west coast is as attuned as ever.
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    Minds of Winter

    Ed O'Loughlin

    The new novel from Booker longlisted Ed O'Loughlin, in which a meeting between two strangers sheds light on the greatest unsolved mystery of polar exploration.

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    All Through the Night: Night Poems and Lullabies

    Marie Heaney (ed)

    A collection of moving and evocative night poems for all stages of life. Lullabies and other poems relating to children and parenting form the opening section, while later poems celebrate or give voice to our various night-time pleasures and preoccupations. The elegiac poems towards the end of the book turn to face the prospect of that last long sleep that awaits us all. Edited by Marie Heaney.

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    The Left's Jewish Problem

    Dave Rich

    Exploration into the phenomenon of the left’s increasingly controversial ‘Jewish problem’ in Britain.

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    E. Œ. Somerville and Martin Ross: Female Authorship and Literary Collaboration

    Anne Jamison
    This book explores the remarkable collaboration of one of the most prominent and successful female literary partnerships at work in the late nineteenth century; Irish authors, Edith Somerville (1858–1949) and Violet Martin/Martin Ross (1862–1915). Based on extensive and original archival research, it reorients traditional thinking about Somerville and Ross’s partnership and rethinks the collaboration beyond a purely domestic and personal affair.
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    Hot Milk

    Deborah Levy

    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016, Deborah Levy's new novel explores the violently primal bond between mother and daughter.

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    Blanketmen

    Richard O’Rawe
    Richard O’Rawe was a senior IRA prisoner in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh Prison. One of the ‘Blanketmen’, he took part in the dirty protests that led to the hunger strikes of the early 1980s. In this book, O’Rawe gives his personal account of those times.
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    Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan

    Ruth Gilligan
    The novel focuses on the lives of three characters, spanning three generations. Ruth’s story begins in 1901 when the wide-eyed 8 year old Jewish-Lithuanian girl embarks on a ship bound for New York with her family but ends up in Cork. Shem is a Jewish-Irish teen in the 1960s who, having been struck mute, is placed in the care of the Catholic Church. Aisling is an aspiring journalist who leaves post-Celtic Tiger Ireland for a new life in London and finds herself inextricably linked with the Jewish faith.
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    This Man's Wee Boy

    Tony Doherty

    A memoir of the author's early childhood (1967–1972), the third oldest in a working-class Catholic family from the Brandywell in Derry.

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    Borderlands

    Michel Agier
    In this timely book, anthropologist Michel Agier addresses these questions and examines the character of the borderlands that emerge on the margins of nation-states. Drawing on his ethnographic fieldwork, he shows that borders, far from disappearing, have acquired a new kind of centrality in our societies, becoming reference points for the growing numbers of people who do not find a place in the countries they wish to reach.
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    Do Not Say We Have Nothing

    Madeleine Thien

    In Canada in 1990, ten-year-old Marie and her mother invite a guest into their home: a young woman who has fled China in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests. Her name is Ai-Ming. An evocation of the persuasive power of revolution and its effects on personal and national identity, and an unforgettable meditation on China today. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016.


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    James Joyce and Italo Svevo

    Stanley Price

    A study of the friendship between James Joyce and Italo Svevo living in Trieste. In Ulysses, the near father-son relationship between Stephen Dedalus and Bloom in Dublin was very close to that of Svevo and Joyce.

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