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Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve added to this list. I still want to do a Non-Fiction one, eventually, but … you know … time permitting. Some authors are represented multiple times here. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. Don’t read … Continue reading

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Edna O’Brien on The Country Girls

A terrific essay by Edna O’Brien about the publication of her first novel The Country Girls. Well worth reading but I’ll pull out the two parts I liked especially: The Country Girls took three weeks, or maybe less, to write. … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Country Girls” (Edna O’Brien)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: The Country Girls Trilogy, by Edna O’Brien. Published in one volume, the three books known as “The Country Girls Trilogy” – were what put Edna O’Brien on the map. Her first novel was “The Country … Continue reading

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“People ask me who was Baba, and I answer – Baba is who I’d like to be”

Me too. Wonderful interview with Edna O’Brien. Excerpt from interview: “I wrote The Country Girls in three weeks having blown the 50 quid advance. I was young, married with two small children, and whenever I met people, I was spouting … Continue reading

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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Jessa Crispin has an interesting interview with Peter Boxall, editor of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. I loved what Boxall said at the end: “Having benefited from an extraordinary number of emails and letters as well as … Continue reading

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Frank Delaney’s Top 10 Irish Novels

Here it is.. Is the Elizabeth Bowen on the list the same author as the one who wrote John Adams and the American Revolution? Dad? From this list, I have read Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, both by Joyce, obviously, The Country … Continue reading

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