Each month our booksellers choose their six favourite new titles, and those become our monthly Staff Recommended Reads. From insightful non-fiction to gripping thrillers to future classics, we hope you'll enjoy these books as much as we do!
Dubray Staff Recommended Read... This is the book that defines Ireland’s complex past – a perfectly formed masterpiece which will be treasured for years.’ – Martin, Rathmines An exquisite winter tale of courage - and its cost, set in Catholic Ireland.
Dubray Staff Recommended Read.. A sharp and insightful analysis of a changing Ireland as seen through the eyes of this veteran reporter.’ – Adrian, Blackrock Fintan O'Toole - Ireland's leading public intellectual and author of Heroic Failure - tells a history of Ireland in his own time.
Dubray Staff Recommended Read.. Brilliantly researched and beautifully put together, this is a stunning celebration of Irish history.’ – Eoin, Rathmines In Old Ireland in Colour 2, the much-anticipated sequel to their beloved bestseller, John Breslin and Sarah-Anne Buckley have delved even deeper into Ireland’s historical archives to uncover captivating photographic gems to bring to life using their unique blend of cutting-edge technology, historical research and expert colourisation.
Dubray Staff Recommended Read... ‘Blending personal struggle with global events, this is an absorbing fictional account of Thomas Mann’s fascinating life.’ – Emma, Cork From one of our greatest living writers comes a sweeping novel of unrequited love and exile, war and family.
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read.. ‘An immeasurably warm and wise book that will motivate and reassure you at every stage in life.’ – Maria, Support Office Middle-age is cross-roadsy - having arrived, you're looking back in wonder about how you got here, and also looking ahead, thinking: where to next? Your One Wild and Precious Life is an eye-opening account of this vital and surprisingly liberating life-stage.
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read... Rooney’s most philosophical work yet, exploring politics, culture, communication and our relationships with ourselves, others and the world around us.’ – Caoilfhionn, Support Office The new novel from the author of 'Normal People'. Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, and asks him if he’d like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood.
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read... Effortlessly balancing action and detection with humour, warmth and humanity, this is a brilliant and enjoyable read.’ – Karina, Dundrum The second gripping novel in the Thursday Murder Club series by TV presenter Richard Osman!
Man Booker Prize Winner 2021 In this story of a diminished family, sharp and tender emotional truths hit home. Confident, deft and quietly powerful, The Promise is literary fiction at its finest. Dubray Staff Recommended Read.. A family unspools and all of life is laid out on the page. The Promise is, by any measure, a masterwork’. – Leon, Galway
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read.. A brilliantly written memoir, shedding a fascinating light on his career from dreamer to rock star.’ – Aileen, Liffey Valley So, I've written a book. This certainly doesn't mean that I'm quitting my day job, but it does give me a place to shed a little light on what it's like to be a kid from Springfield, Virginia, ...to my time in Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, jamming with Iggy Pop or playing at the Academy Awards.
Dubray Staff Recommended Read.. A breathtaking ode to a life-changing time in our collective history as a country.’ – Eoin, Rathmines The electrifying behind-the-scenes account of a year that brought Ireland to the brink and back.