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The surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering for the wake of their wayward, alcoholic brother, Liam, drowned in the sea after filling his pockets with stones. He is the third of the twelve Hegarty siblings to die. His sister, Veronica, collects...
7) Sarah's key
"A winner... At times, it seems we are playing Clue or perhaps enjoying a contemporary retelling of a classic Agatha Christie tale with a charming new sleuth. A must for cozy fans." ~Booklist Starred Review
Not even a blizzard can keep Rex Graves away from Swanmere Manor, an historic hotel on the rolling Sussex Downs. But instead of Christmas cheer, the Scottish barrister finds a dead guest. Was it a stroke that killed old Mr Lawdry?...
The eight tales in Roddy Doyle's first-ever collection of stories have one thing in common: someone born in Ireland meets someone who has come to live there. New Boy describes the first day of school for a nine-year-old boy from Africa; while in The Pram, a terrifying ghost story, a Polish nanny grows impatient with her charge's older sisters and decides—in a new phrase she has learned—to "scare them shitless."...
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
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An epic story of family, love, and unavoidable tragedy from the two-time Booker Prize finalist and author of Old God's Time
Sebastian Barry's novels have been hugely admired by readers and critics, and in 2005 his novel A Long Long Way was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In The Secret Scripture, Barry revisits County Sligo, Ireland, the setting for...
18) Wild sorrow
20) The devil's star
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