Celebrate St. Patricks day by reading a good book about the Emerald Isles.
Maeve Binchy Binchy
A cast of eccentric characters are brought together in a cozy renovated inn on the West Coast of Ireland. Each of them must confront a difficulty and find a way to overcome it with help from the other guests.
Tana French French
The first novel in the Dublin Murder Squad series introduces detectives Rob Ryan and Cassie Maddox investigating a case with eerie similarities to an incident from Rob’s childhood. Atmospheric, with a complex storyline, In the Woods is a mystery that will keep you guessing.
Frank Delaney De
A fictionalized history of Ireland, Delaney blends storytelling with a family’s history to reveal Irish legend and historical stories. This family saga centers on Ronan O’Mara and how storytelling impacts his life.
Roddy Doyle Do
Doyle won the Man Booker Prize for this novel told from the unique perspective of 10-year-old Paddy as he and his friends scheme and cavort their way through 1960s Ireland. By turns funny and sad Paddy watches with uncertainty as his parents’ marriage dissolve.
Edward Rutherford Ru
Rutherford writes an intricately plotted epic novel that covers seventeen centuries of Irish history from pre-Christian Ireland to the mid-sixteenth century. The narrative is told through the experiences of a myriad of historical and fictional characters. This book is the first part in a two-part series about the history of Ireland.
Sebastian Barry Barry
The mystery of a 100-year-old mental patient Rose McNulty is the core of this novel set in rural west Ireland. As Rose begins writing her memoirs, her therapist begins observing her trying to discover the reasons for her decades long confinement.
Thomas Cahill 941.5 Ca
In this engaging history, Cahill discusses the crucial role Irish monks and scribes played in the development of Western culture.
Marcus Tanner 941.5 Ta
A chronicle of the conflict between Protestants and Catholics which began with the 12th century Old English who first settled the Pale. The book particularly focuses on the Unionist and Nationalist movements of the last century.
Philip Freeman 270.2 Fr
Freeman narrates the fascinating story of Ireland’s most well-known historical figure, which helped shape the islands history and culture. This book brings the legend to life and reveals the turbulent time period in which he lived.
Colmon Andrews 641.5941 And
Ireland is quickly becoming one the world’s top culinary destinations. Andrews introduces the people and country of Ireland through 250 delicious recipes with more than 100 photographs.
Thomas Keneally 304.8 Ke
Keneally provides an in depth analysis of the Irish influence on the world during the nineteenth century when the country lost half its population to famine, emigration, and deportation.
Norman Davies 941 Da
In this comprehensive historical study, Davies analyzes the interplay between England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales as they struggle with each other as well as outside forces. This book explores the history of the British Isles from the Stone Age all the way to the present.