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Read Irish Women

The Read Irish Women Challenge was born in 2019, the creation of our colleague Karina Clifford. It takes the form of a series of prompts, each asking you to respond with the title of a book by an Irish woman. It has proven hugely popular on social media, with readers of all ages and in many countries joining in to share their favourites. Here are some of our favourite new books by Irish women.

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Exciting Times

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* A Stylist 'Best new book for 2020' * Naoise Dolan explodes onto the scene with Exciting Times, a slyly humorous and scorchingly smart modern love story about three cynics in Hong Kong
€16.99 €18.95

The Weight of Love

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Robin and Ruth meet in the staff room of an East London school. Robin, desperate for a real connection, instantly falls in love. Powerless, Robin watches on as the girl he loves and his best friend begin a passionate and turbulent affair.
€15.99 €18.95

Actress

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This is the story of Irish theatre legend, Katherine O'Dell, as written by her daughter Norah. Katherine's life is a grand performance, with young Norah watching from the wings. As Norah uncovers her mother's secrets, she acquires a few of her own.
€15.99 €18.95

The Hungry Road

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A story of courage, hardship and survival against the odds - this is the definitive account of the Great Irish Famine.
€14.99 €17.55

The Temple House Vanishing

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A Dubray Staff Recommended Read. A stunning mystery and a searing portrait of power, jealousy and desire from one of Ireland's most exciting new voices. An extraordinary debut with huge bestseller potential.
€14.99 €17.55

You Have to Make Your Own Fun Around Here

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A DUBRAY STAFF RECOMMENDED READ. A captivating, dark portrayal of youth, friendship and the fine line that separates admiration from envy
€14.99 €17.55

Her Kind

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€12.00 €12.15

The Butchers

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DUBRAY STAFF RECOMMENDED READ. The first novel truly to capture the story of Ireland during the BSE crisis, shown through the small, deeply intimate stories of four people caught up in its churn.
€14.99 €17.55

Handiwork

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A glimpse into the process of one Ireland's best writers, handiwork is Baume's non-fiction debut, written with the keen eye for nature and beauty as well as the extraordinary versatility Sara Baume's fans have come to expect.
€13.00

Tatty

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Funny, tragic, and unsentimental, Christine Dwyer Hickey’s Tatty is a devastatingly affecting insight into the mind of a child.
€11.95

Strange Hotel

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RECIEVE A FREE COPY OF 'MOUTHPIECES' BY EIMEAR MCBRIDE WITH YOUR ORDER. A nameless woman enters a non-descript hotel room she's been in once before, many years ago. 'Eimear McBride is that old fashioned thing, a genius.' Anne Enright
€14.99 €17.55

An Ocean Between Us

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A compelling and emotional novel of families and the secrets we keep...
€16.99 €18.95

Oona

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Lyons' first novel gives voice to a female character on her fraught journey into adulthood and charts her evolution as an artist, as her adolescent dissociation is thawed through contact with the physical world, the materials of painting and her engagement with Irish community, culture and landscape.
€15.00

After the Silence

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This bold, brilliant, disturbing new novel Louise O'Neill shows that deadly secrets are devastating to those who hold them close.
€14.99 €17.55

As You Were

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Wildly funny, desperately tragic, inventive and irrepressible, As You Were introduces a brilliant voice in Irish fiction with a book that is absolutely of our times.
€16.99 €18.95

Below the Big Blue Sky

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Pre-order today and receive an exclusive tote bag. Below a Big Blue Sky will make you laugh, cry and shout with joy for the colourful, unruly Hayes family as they battle with the loss of their beloved Rabbit, the daughter, mother, sister and friend, who in her own crazy way taught each of them how to live, and goes on showing them how to love from beyond the grave.
€15.99 €17.55

How to Fall Apart

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A memoir about what happens when your life goes drastically off the rails.
€16.99 €18.95

Scenes of a Graphic Nature

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A darkly comic and searingly honest novel about going back to your roots by the acclaimed author of Promising Young Women
€13.99 €18.95

The Dark Room

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A pacey and thrilling tale from the author of the number one Irish Times bestseller, Keep Your Eyes on Me.
€13.99 €17.55

The Glorious Guinness Girls

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From London to Ireland in 1920s, a glorious, gripping, moving and richly textured novel which takes us to the heart of the remarkable real-life story of the Guinness Girls.
€15.99 €18.95