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  • O'Carroll, Brendan.
    THE CHISELLERS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Plume, (2002.). First edition - The second novel in the Mrs Browne trilogy, published as a trade paperback original in the US - 'chisellers' is the name which Agnes Browne affectionately bestowed on her 7 children. Set in Dublin and London in 1970. "O'Carroll spins warm, funny stories filled with comic misunderstanding and knockabout farce." (Boston Herald review.) 190 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 33030
    Keywords: Irish writers
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  • O'Faolain, Julia (1932-2020)
    NO COUNTRY FOR YOUNG MEN

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Carroll & Graf, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Powerful novel of the aftereffects of the Irish Civil War - the "troubles" of the1920's. Nominated for the Booker Prize. ISBN: 0-88184-2974.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dj (a tight copy, appears unread, but short closed tear to dj). Uncommon in the first edition.

    Book ID: 21276
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  • O'Faolain, Julia (1932-2020)
    WOMEN IN THE WALL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel set in the years between 568 and 587 in sixth century Gaul, and based on events in the life of Saint Radegunda, a German princess, captured by the Franks, and forced to marry Clotair, the Frankish king - and who later escaped from the court and founded a convent at Poitiers. ISBN: 0-670-77532.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (slightly over-opened just before the half title page.)

    Book ID: 26309
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  • MY DREAM OF YOU. by O'Faolain, Nuala.
    O'Faolain, Nuala.
    MY DREAM OF YOU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this Irish reporter (her first book, 'Are You Somebody' was a surprise bestseller.) Set in both the present and 150 years ago during the great famine in Ireland, this is the story of a woman who is writing the story of a scandalous affair in 1850. ISBN: 1-57322-1775.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 44071
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  • ARE YOU SOMEBODY: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman. by O'Faolain, Nuala.
    O'Faolain, Nuala.
    ARE YOU SOMEBODY: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1998.) dj. The first book by this columnist for the Irish Times - both very highly praised and a surprise bestseller - an unassuming, and very honest book, which touches a cord in the reader. 215 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-56637.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (glue remnants under flaps.)

    Book ID: 42222
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  • O'Faolain, Nuala.
    MY DREAM OF YOU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2001. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel by this Irish reporter (her first book, 'Are You Somebody' was a surprise bestseller.) Set in both the present and 150 years ago during the great famine in Ireland, this is the story of a woman who is writing the story of a scandalous affair in 1850. ISBN: 1-57322-1775.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 26088
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  • O'Faolain, Nuala.
    MY DREAM OF YOU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2001. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel by this Irish reporter (her first book, 'Are You Somebody' was a surprise bestseller.) Set in both the present and 150 years ago during the great famine in Ireland, this is the story of a woman who is writing the story of a scandalous affair in 1850. ISBN: 1-57322-1775.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Near fine in near fine dust jacket (crease to rear flap of dj.)

    Book ID: 27056
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  • O'Faolain, Nuala.
    MY DREAM OF YOU.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2001. SIGNED first edition - First novel by this Irish reporter (her first book, 'Are You Somebody' was a surprise bestseller.) Set in both the present and 150 years ago during the great famine in Ireland, this is the story of a woman who is writing the story of a scandalous affair in 1850. This advance issue is much less common than the first printing, which had a reported run of 125,000 copies.

    Condition: Fine (as new.) SIGNED by the author on the title page, and uncommon thus.

    Book ID: 27064
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  • O'Faolain, Nuala.
    ALMOST THERE: The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - Her second book of memoirs, beginning as the success of her first book 'Are You Somebody?' began changing her life, and even more her perception of herself as a failure in her mid-50's. Perceptive and interesting on many levels. 275 pp. ISBN: 1-57322-2410.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34228
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  • Plunkett, James.
    STRUMPET CITY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Delacorte, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel (his second book, preceded by a collection of short stories), an epic story of Dublin in the years between 1907-1914, a novel which he spent over ten years writing. 533 pp. Dust jacket design and illustrations by Paul Bacon.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 21489
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  • STRUMPET CITY. by Plunkett, James.
    Plunkett, James.
    STRUMPET CITY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Delacorte, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel (his second book, preceded by a collection of short stories), an epic story of Dublin in the years between 1907-1914, a novel which he spent over ten years writing. 533 pp. Dust jacket design and illustrations by Paul Bacon.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (small chips at top of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 54408
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  • Ridgway, Keith.
    THE LONG FALLING.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Irish author's highly praised first novel - comments on the dustjacket from Ursula Hegi, Colm Toibin and Penelope Fitzgerald among others. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-395-905303.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 19388
    Keywords: ireland, Irish writers
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  • Sheridan, John D.
    GOD MADE LITTLE APPLES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, (1962.). Hardcover first edition - Novel by this popular Irish writer.

    Condition: Fine in a very good illustrated slipcase (some rubbing and wear to corners of slipcase.)

    Book ID: 26167
    Keywords: Irish writers
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  • THE LEDGER OF FRUITFUL EXCHANGE. by Sirr, Peter.
    Sirr, Peter.
    THE LEDGER OF FRUITFUL EXCHANGE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Dublin, Ireland: Gallery Books, (1995). SIGNED first edition - Fourth collection by this award-winning Irish poet, INSCRIBED on the half title page to a noted California poet with the notation "in the poet's house" and dated in 1998. 91 pp. ISBN: 1852351748.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 62679
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  • WAITING FOR THE HEALER. by Sweeney, Eamonn.
    Sweeney, Eamonn.
    WAITING FOR THE HEALER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Picador, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's first novel: the murder of a man's brother forces his return to the small Irish town where he grew up. One review called this "Fast-moving and harshly observed. This is a new Ireland, somewhere between Roddy Doyle and Quentin Tarantino, post-Catholic." 308 pp. ISBN: 0-312182066.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40814
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  • AN IRISH COUNTRY GIRL. by Taylor, Patrick.
    Taylor, Patrick.
    AN IRISH COUNTRY GIRL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2010.). SIGNED first edition - The fourth novel in his Irish country series, this one tells the story of Maureen Kincaid, the doctor's housekeeper, as a young girl back in 1922. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in Oct 2009, before publication. Includes an afterword with recipes and a long glossary. 319 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 55530
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  • AN IRISH COUNTRY GIRL. by Taylor, Patrick.
    Taylor, Patrick.
    AN IRISH COUNTRY GIRL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2010.). SIGNED first edition - The fourth novel in his Irish country series, this one tells the story of Maureen Kincaid, the doctor's housekeeper, as a young girl back in 1922. SIGNED on the title page. Includes an afterword with recipes and a long glossary. 319 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy but with some toning to the edges). An uncommon advance issue and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 58596
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  • THE MASTER. by Toibin, Colm.
    Toibin, Colm.
    THE MASTER.

    Edition: First Canadian printing.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Irish writer's most highly acclaimed novel, based on five years in the life of novelist Henry James. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2005. Shortlisted for the Booker, winner of the Dublin IMPAC Award. 338 pp. ISBN: 0-7710-85826.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 49144
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  • NORA WEBSTER. by Toibin, Colm.
    Toibin, Colm.
    NORA WEBSTER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2014). Hardcover first edition - Award-winning Irish author's eighth novel, set in Wexford, the story of a woman "widowed in her forties with four children and not enough money" but who nevertheless manages to find solace and encouragement. 373 pp. ISBN: 978-1439138335.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73578
    Keywords: Irish writers
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  • THE STORY OF LUCY GAULT. by Trevor, William.
    Trevor, William.
    THE STORY OF LUCY GAULT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A haunting and powerful novel by this award winning writer - "the tale of a young girl whose Protestant family is driven from its rural Irish home in 1921. Eight-year-old Lucy is in love with Lahardane: the old house itself, the woods,. . The day before her family is scheduled to flee Ireland, leaving the house and furnishings in the care of trusted servants, Lucy runs away. Her parents, finding a scrap of her clothing on the beach, assume the worst." 228 pp. ISBN: 0-67088202X.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (prev owner's name).

    Book ID: 68002
    Keywords: Irish writers
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  • DEATH IN SUMMER. by Trevor, William.
    Trevor, William.
    DEATH IN SUMMER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of Trevor's most haunting and powerful novels: "There were three deaths that summer. The first was Letitia's, shocking and sudden, leaving her husband haunted by the details of their last afternoon. No one expected that drizzling Thursday in June to signal the approach of two more tragedies -" Winner of the David Cohen British Literature Prize. ISBN: 0-67088202X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 42592
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  • DEATH IN SUMMER. by Trevor, William.
    Trevor, William.
    DEATH IN SUMMER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of Trevor's most haunting and powerful novels: "There were three deaths that summer. The first was Letitia's, shocking and sudden, leaving her husband haunted by the details of their last afternoon. No one expected that drizzling Thursday in June to signal the approach of two more tragedies -" Winner of the David Cohen British Literature Prize. ISBN: 0-67088202X.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (prev owner's name, line on bottom edge).

    Book ID: 56956
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  • THE STORY OF LUCY GAULT. by Trevor, William.
    Trevor, William.
    THE STORY OF LUCY GAULT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A haunting and powerful novel by this award winning writer - "the tale of a young girl whose Protestant family is driven from its rural Irish home in 1921. Eight-year-old Lucy is in love with Lahardane: the old house itself, the woods,. . The day before her family is scheduled to flee Ireland, leaving the house and furnishings in the care of trusted servants, Lucy runs away. Her parents, finding a scrap of her clothing on the beach, assume the worst." 228 pp. ISBN: 0-67088202X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77871
    Keywords: Irish writers
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  • AFTER RAIN. by Trevor, William.
    Trevor, William.
    AFTER RAIN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of twelve new stories by this award-winning writer. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-670870072.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot).

    Book ID: 77872
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  • DEATH IN SUMMER. by Trevor, William.
    Trevor, William.
    DEATH IN SUMMER.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    London: Penguin, (1999.). One of Trevor's most haunting and powerful novels: "There were three deaths that summer. The first was Letitia's, shocking and sudden, leaving her husband haunted by the details of their last afternoon. No one expected that drizzling Thursday in June to signal the approach of two more tragedies -" Winner of the David Cohen British Literature Prize. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-140-27720x.

    Condition: Very near fine.

    Book ID: 49258
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  • Trevor, William
    TWO LIVES: Reading Turgenov & My House in Umbria.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York & London: Penguin, (1992.). Two short novels in one volume by this writer whom The Times called 'a master craftsman and a deep creative talent.' 375 pp. ISBN: 0-16-0172637.

    Condition: Very good (some wear to the covers, usual light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 41347
    Keywords: Irish writers
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