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Already fast becoming a classic among coming-of-age tales, John the Revelator has garnered praise from Nick Laird, Colm Tóibín, Roddy Doyle, and John Boyne, and is a critical darling in the U.K.

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New York City, 1999. Manhattan was undergoing a momentous transformation, with crime at record lows, the city awash in dot-com buzz, and young professionals taking over the city’s sketchier precincts – and pushing their longtime residents further to the fringes. Yet some things stayed the same. Declan Coulter, raised by his fiery Belfast-born mother in an Alphabet City tenement, is a holdout to an earlier era. Buy the Book!

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A surprisingly tender McCourt disarms the reader with his openness and dexterous touch in this winning sequel to A Monk Swimming. Two constants undergird the book: McCourt's love for (and sometimes rocky relationship) with his second wife, Diana, and the lure of alcohol. " Of the bad habits available, I missed very few, " he admits.

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In Ireland, the famine, the result of generations of British Colonial rule, causes widespread death and the emigration of millions of Irish. In Mexico, the peasant-led revolt that frees the people from Spanish rule does not release them from their aristocratic yoke. Texas, sold by Santa Anna to save his skin, is now controlled by the Anglos, and its borders are in dispute. Irish immigrant soldiers in the American Army are forced to chose between their oath of allegiance to their new country or  the Catholic religion of their homeland; shared with the people they fight.

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A fantasy adventure story which takes a grandfather on an adventure to St. Augustine,FLorida. There he tries to invite the famous cookie Gingerbread Man to his grandchildren's School Christmas Party. The reader and listener will be thrilled to the adventure which finds Papa climbing the walls of the ancient Castillo San Marcos, trying to catch the Gingerbread Man as he swings from the Cathedral's Bell Tower and balances on the nose of a Dolphin who comes to his rescue. Enter the adventure which takes you through the narrow centuries old streets of the oldest city in America and see how "papa" will go to any length to help his grandchilren.

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Liverpool Fantasy is a work of fiction, but it was inspired by real events. To my generation, the Beatles were more than real people - they were archetypes, and it is in this manner that I use both them and others of their era in this novel. "Please Please Me" opened the floodgates for that realignment, and I never hear it without being stabbed by the memory of those first uplifting months when the world seemed to spin on a different orbit. And, by the way, regardless of what the authorities say, it did reach number one on the Radio Luxembourg's Sunday night Top Twenty - the only chart that mattered back in those turbo-charged days. What would have happened if that song had never been released? For how much longer would we have stagnated?

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Enter the realm of the Wee Folk with a group of "Baby Boomer" tourists visiting the enchanted and mystical land of Ireland. Become part of a quest to save the magic of the Realm of the Wee Folk and uncover a secret legend along the way. Be transported to Ireland's most sacred sites and ancient monuments, to its magnificent castles and breathtaking landscapes.

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In one of the most captivating stories of childhood yet to emerge from Northern Ireland, The Faloorie Man traces the early years of Martin McBride, a young Catholic boy growing up on the streets of post-war Belfast. Stark, funny, at times heart-wrenching, Martin’s coming of age story is set against sectarian division. As he emerges from the cocoon of his family, he faces an uncertain world: the shocking discovery of the difference between boys and girls, the unprovoked fighting on the schoolyard, the torture of education, the doubtful pleasure of illicit sex, and the accidental discovery of a darkly hidden truth.

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Ireland, 1959: Young Christopher Hurley is a tinker, a Pavee gypsy, who roams with his father and extended family from town to town, carrying all their worldly possessions in their wagons. Christy carries with him a burden of guilt as well, haunted by the story of his mother's death in childbirth.

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These short stories are set primarily in the farmland of County Antrim in Northern Ireland during the author’s youth, but some stories also take place in the city of Belfast.

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 In this big, passionate, colourful novel the Bronx is burning in 1980-82, Bobby Sands is dying, John Lennon is being stalked, the Reagan Revolution has begun and AIDS is about to be identified. But life goes on in the immigrant bars of Bainbridge Avenue as Sean arrives from Ireland looking for his girlfriend, Mary, and finds a lot more than he bargained for. Danny McCorley is a new type of gay hero: a hard-hitting, book-loving, immigrant construction worker with a shadowy past in the Irish Republican movement.

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What happens if you mix the love of a large family, the hope expressed in Irish folklore, and the faith symbolized in Arthurian legend? Get ready for a magical adventure, filled with the clashing of swords and the splintering of jousting lances, the awakening of champions, the confrontation of light and dark forces spanning centuries, and the magic of the movies. Join the Colonna family as they encounter the legend of King Arthur in the flesh with the help of colorful, dynamic and magical characters.

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