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John Mcgahern
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John McGahern was the author of five highly acclaimed novels and four collections of short stories. His novel Amongst Women won the GPA Book Award and the Irish Times Award, was short-listed for the Booker Prize, and was made into a four-part BBC television series. He had been a visiting professor at Colgate University and at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and was the recipient of the Society of Authors’ Award, the American-Irish Award, and the Prix Étrangère Ecureuil, among other awards and honors. His work appeared in anthologies and was translated into many languages. He died in 2006.

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All Will Be Well

Written by John McGahern


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $14.95

From award-winning author John McGahern, a memoir of his childhood in the Irish countryside and the beginnings of his life as a writer.

McGahern describes his early years as one of seven children growing up in rural County Leitrim, a childhood was marked by his father’s violent nature and the early death... Read more >
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All Will Be Well
A Memoir
Written by John McGahern


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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By the Lake

Written by John McGahern


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $16.00

Widely considered to be the finest Irish writer of fiction at work today, John McGahern gives us a new novel that, with insight, humor, and deep sympathy, brings to vivid life the world and the people of a contemporary Irish village.

It is a village flirting with the more sophisticated trappings of... Read more >

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The Collected Stories

Written by John McGahern


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 15, 1994
Price: $18.95

These 34 funny, tragic, bracing, and acerbic stories represent the complete short fiction of one of Ireland's finest living writers. On struggling farms, in Dublin's rain-drenched streets, or in parched exile in Franco's Spain, McGahern's characters wage a confused but touching war against the facts of life. Read more >
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