Posts from the ‘Books’ category

Fun to look at, but not definitive

The Stooges finally have their own photo-stuffed coffee table book, but it’s far from a full history of the band.

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Murder most foul in Dublin

Tana French’s acclaimed detective series examines the death of a young woman that should be easy to solve, but isn’t. At all.

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Shining a light on Dublin’s soul

Reissued after 28 years, this book of reportage and photography offers deep insight into Ireland’s largest city.

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Thomas Meagher: badass

Pulitzer Prize winner Timothy Egan outdoes himself with the remarkable tale of a patriot in both his native Ireland and America.

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Around the Farm Gate tells stories of Irish farm life

These 50 stories from 50 authors detail rural Ireland in decades past.

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Sun Records founder Sam Phillips gets his due with new(ish) biography

Peter Guralnick’s bio of the man who discovered Howlin’ Wolf, Elvis and many more is as great as several of his previous books, and that’s saying something.

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Paddy Buckley’s in trouble, and you should read all about it

This darkly funny crime novel clearly shows that Dublin-born author Jeremy Massey is a young writer to watch.

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