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5 Featured Titles

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Chestnut Street

Written by Maeve Binchy


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35185-0 (0-385-35185-2)

Maeve Binchy imagined a street in Dublin with many characters coming and going, and every once in a while she would write about one of these people. She would then put it in a drawer; “for the future,” she would say. The future is now.

Across town from St. Jarlath’s Crescent, featured... Read more >

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Joyce: Poems and a Play

Written by James Joyce


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-71233-3 (0-375-71233-X)

This selection of the major poems James Joyce published in his lifetime is accompanied by his only surviving play, Exiles.

Joyce is most celebrated for his remarkable novel Ulysses, and yet he was also a highly accomplished poet. Chamber Music is his debut collection of lyrical love poems, which he intended... Read more >

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On an Irish Island
The Lost World of the Great Blasket
Written by Robert Kanigel


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38987-9 (0-307-38987-1)

On an Irish Island tells the remarkable story of a remote outpost nearly untouched by time in the first half of the twentieth century, and of the adventurous men and women who visited and were inspired by it.

In a love letter to a vanished way of life, Robert Kanigel brings to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes
A Memoir of Dublin in the 1950s
Written by Martha Long


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-414-5 (1-60980-414-7)

When Martha Long’s feckless mother hooks up with the Jackser (“that bandy aul bastard”), and starts having more babies, the abuse and poverty in the house grow more acute. Martha is regularly sent out to beg and more often steal, and her wiles (as a child of 7, 8) are often... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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TransAtlantic
A Novel
Written by Colum McCann


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6959-0 (1-4000-6959-9)

In the National Book Award–winning Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann thrilled readers with a marvelous high-wire act of fiction that The New York Times Book Review called “an emotional tour de force.” Now McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of... Read more >
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