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The Great Wide Open

Paperback, 24/01/2019, €18.95
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read. Alice Burns - a young book editor - is deep into a manuscript about the morass of family life.`In his fast-paced, engrossing novels Douglas Kennedy always has his brilliant finger on the entertaining parts of human sorrow, fury, and narrow escapes.' - Lorrie Moore`Kennedy's skill is to send you racing down the slope of sheer story.' - Esquire

State of the Union

Paperback, 01/06/2006, €10.99
Hannah Buchan thinks herself ordinary. She is not the revolutionary child that her painter mother and famous radical father had hoped for. Raised in the creative chaos of 1960s America, Hannah vows to reject her parents' liberal lifestyle, and settles instead for typical family life in a nondescript corner of Maine.

Great Wide Open

Hardback, 24/01/2019, €22.09
Alice Burns - a young book editor - is deep into a manuscript about the morass of family life.Thus begins a great American epic which follows Alice as she navigates high school bullying, first love and sexism at an elite college, a spell in 1970's Ireland, and a tragedy that sends her stateside as the US embraces a cowboy actor named Reagan.

The Great Wide Open

Paperback, 25/07/2019, €12.15
`Accomplished...a strangely mesmerising effect...absolutely excellent' New StatesmanNew York, 1980sAlice Burns - a young book editor - is deep into a manuscript about the morass of family life.

Five Days

Paperback, 10/04/2014, €12.15
For twenty years, Laura has been a good wife and mother. She's supported her husband through redundancy, she's worried about her son, she's encouraged her daughter. She has been constant, caring and selfless. She's stopped thinking about her own dreams, the places she'd like to go and the books she'd like to talk about.

The Pursuit of Happiness

Paperback, 07/06/2002, €12.15
New York, 1945 - Sara Smythe, a young, beautiful and intelligent woman, ready to make her own way in the big city, attends her brother's Thanksgiving Eve party. As the party gets into full swing, in walks Jack Malone, a US Army journalist back from a defeated Germany and a man unlike any Sara has ever met before.

A Special Relationship

Paperback, 31/05/2004, €9.93
Sally Goodchild is everything you'd expect of a thirty-seven year old American journalist - independent, strong-willed and ambitious. That is until she meets Tony Hobbs, an English foreign correspondent, on assignment in Cairo.

The Woman in the Fifth

Paperback, 29/05/2008, €9.93
Harry Ricks is a man who has lost everything. A romantic mistake at the small American college where he used to teach has cost him his job, his marriage and his relationship with his only child. And when the ensuing scandal threatens to completely destroy him, he votes with his feet and flees - to Paris.


Paperback, 01/06/2007, €11.04
David Armitage - husband, father and failure - has lived the life of an unsuccessful screenwriter for eleven years. When one of his scripts is bought for television, David's life is transformed, more dramatically than he could have ever imagined.

Leaving the World

Paperback, 18/02/2010, €11.35
On the night of her thirteenth birthday, Jane Howard made a vow to her warring parents - she would never get married and she would never have children. But life, as Jane discovers, is a random business. Many years and many lives later, she is a professor in Boston, in love with an erratic man named Theo. And then she falls pregnant.