Each month our Booksellers pick their favourite recent titles and review them. Here are the highlights from 2016.

Dubray Recommends . . . Books of the Year



Lying in Wait

Hardback, 14/07/2016, €18.45
DUBRAY STAFF RECOMMENDED READ. The last people who expect to be mixing with a drug-addicted prostitute are a respected judge and his society maven wife. And they certainly don't plan to kill her and bury her in their exquisite suburban garden. Yet Andrew and Lydia Fitzsimons find themselves in this unfortunate situation.

Solar Bones

Paperback, 05/05/2016, €15.00
DUBRAY STAFF RECOMMENDED READ McCormack is a uniquely talented author, with a voice that is entirely his own. Solar Bones proves to be a complex yet absorbing examination of the post-Celtic Tiger period

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II (Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production

Hardback, 31/07/2016, €28.40
PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW. Due 31st July 2016 The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later. Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne.

All We Shall Know

22/09/2016, €18.45
Melody Shee is alone and in trouble. Her husband doesn't take her news too well. She doesn't want to tell her father yet. What she did to Breedie Flynn all those years ago still haunts her. It's a good thing that she meets Mary Crothery when she does. Mary is a young Traveller woman, and she knows more about Melody than she lets on.

My Name is Lucy Barton

04/02/2016, €18.45
DUBRAY RECOMMENDED READ. A mother comes to visit her daughter in hospital after having not seen her in many years. Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to confront her past, uncovering long-buried memories of a profoundly impoverished childhood; and her present, as the facade of her new life in New York begins to crumble, awakening her to the reality of her marriage...

The Girls

Paperback, 16/06/2016, €18.45
DUBRAY STAFF RECCOMMENDED READ. California. The summer of 1969. In the dying days of a floundering counter-culture a young girl is unwittingly caught up in unthinkable violence, and a decision made at this moment, on the cusp of adulthood, will shape her life... Evie Boyd is desperate to be noticed. In the summer of 1969, empty days stretch out under the California sun.

This Must be the Place

Paperback, 17/05/2016, €19.85
DUBRAY STAFF RECOMMENDED READ. An addictive and unforgettable novel of a marriage in freefall from bestselling, Costa-Novel-Award winning author Maggie O'Farrell


Hardback, 27/10/2016, €18.45
Blending strange kindnesses, casual violence and buried secrets: an unforgettable debut from a dark new voice in Irish fiction

The Underground Railroad

Paperback, 03/11/2016, €19.85
From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

The Muse

Paperback, 30/06/2016, €18.45
DUBRAY STAFF RECCOMMENDED READ. JESSIE BURTON EVENT - in interview with Rick O'Shea. Dubray Grafton Street, Tuesday 5th July 2016 at 6:30pm. All Welcome!