New Arrivals

Mother Mother

Mother Mother by Annie Macmanus
Author: 
Annie Macmanus
ISBN: 
9781472275882
Added: 
31st August

One Saturday morning, TJ McConnell wakes up to find his mother, Mary, gone. He doesn't know where - or why - but he's the only one who can help find her.

Mary grew up longing for information about the mother she never knew. Her brother could barely remember her, and their father numbed his pain with drink. Now aged thirty-seven, Mary has lived in the same house her whole life. She's never left Belfast. TJ, who's about to turn eighteen, is itching to see more of the world. But when his mother disappears, TJ begins to realise what he's been taking for granted.

Circus of Wonders 

Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal available in Wexford libraries
Author: 
Elizabeth Macneal
ISBN: 
9781529002539
Added: 
31st August

The spellbinding novel from the author of the Sunday Times bestselling The Doll Factory. 'An absolute triumph. Exquisitely written, intensely satisfying' - Stacey Halls, author of The Familiars 1866.

In a coastal village in southern England, Nell picks violets for a living. Set apart by her community because of the birthmarks that speckle her skin, Nell's world is her beloved brother and devotion to the sea.

The Netanyahus

The Netanyahus by Joshua Cohen available in Wexford Libraries
Author: 
Joshua Cohen
ISBN: 
9781913097608
Added: 
31st August

Corbin College, not-quite-upstate New York, winter 1959-1960: Ruben Blum, a Jewish historian - but not an historian of the Jews - is coopted onto a hiring committee to review the application of an exiled Israeli scholar specializing in the Spanish Inquisition.

When Benzion Netanyahu shows up for an interview, family unexpectedly in tow, Blum plays the reluctant host, to guests who proceed to lay waste to his American complacencies. Mixing fiction with non-fiction, the campus novel with the lecture.

Careless

Careless by Kirsty Capes in Wexford libraries
Author: 
Kirsty Capes
ISBN: 
9781398700086
Added: 
31st August

Sometimes it's easy to fall between the cracks... At 3.04 p.m. on a hot, sticky day in June, Bess finds out she's pregnant.

She could tell her social worker Henry, but he's useless. She should tell her foster mother, Lisa, but she won't understand. She really ought to tell Boy, but she hasn't spoken to him in weeks. Bess knows more than anyone that love doesn't come without conditions. But this isn't a love story...

A Ghost in the Throat

Doireann Ní Ghríofa has taken the James Tait Black Biography Award for the "luminous" A Ghost in the Throat.
Author: 
Doireann Ní Ghríofa
ISBN: 
9781916434264
Added: 
31st August

‘When we first met, I was a child, and she had been dead for centuries.

I am eleven, a dark-haired child given to staring out window … Her voice makes it 1773, a fine day in May, and puts English soldiers crouching in ambush; I add ditch-water to drench their knees. Their muskets point towards a young man who is falling from his saddle in slow, slow motion. A woman hurries in and kneels over him, her voice rising in an antique formula of breath and syllable the teacher calls a caoineadh, a keen to lament the dead.’