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The Story We Carry in Our Bones by Juliene Osborne-McKnight

The Story We Carry in Our Bones: Irish History for Americans by Juliene Osborne-McKnight

From 3800 B.C. to the twentieth century, this comprehensive history examines the course of Irish-Americans. Celtic legends, the evolution of Christianity, the coming of the Vikings, and the time of the Tudors are just some of the topics covered in these pages. Juilene […]

November 23rd, 2021|Tags: , , |

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the New York Times bestselling author of The Hunting Party.

The bride – The plus one – The best man – The wedding planner – The bridesmaid – The body

On an island […]

October 26th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Apeirogon by Colum McCann

Apeirogon by Colum McCann

From the National Book Award–winning and bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin comes an epic novel rooted in the unlikely real-life friendship between two fathers.

Bassam Aramin is Palestinian. Rami Elhanan is Israeli. They inhabit a world of conflict that colors every aspect of their lives, from the roads they are […]

September 28th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Frances is a coolheaded and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance one night, they meet a well-known photographer, and as the girls are then gradually drawn into […]

August 24th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Amongst Women by John McGahern

Booker Prize shortlist (1990)
Guinness Peat Aviation Award (1990)- The judge for that year was John Updike.
The Irish Times/Aer Lingus Literary Award (1991)

The novel is set in County Leitrim in the rural midlands of Republic of Ireland. The story spans a period of twenty years in the middle of the twentieth century. It centres on Michael Moran, […]

May 25th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Waking Ned Devine

Waking Ned Devine – May 14
Movie Nights are back at KCIC with the classic Irish film “Waking Ned Devine!” Seating will be limited and spaced to meet COVID protocols.

When Waking Ned Devine was released in 1999, The New York Times raved “We have a winner!” This Irish comedy tells the hilarious – and at times poignant – […]

May 14th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Constellations: Reflections from Life by Sinéad Gleeson

“These brilliant essays read as if Gleeson has made a vow to her readers to illuminate what it means to live in a human body–for better or for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health–all the days of her life. Come for the dark jokes and existential dread. Stay for the beauty […]

April 27th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Leabhar na hAthghabhála: Poems of Repossession, ed. Louis de Paor

This is the first comprehensive critical anthology of modern poetry in Irish with English translations. It forms a sequel to Seán Ó Tuama and Thomas Kinsella’s pioneering anthology, An Duanaire 1600-1900 / Poems of the Dispossessed (1981), but features many more poems in covering the work of 26 poets from the 20th century. It includes […]

March 23rd, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth

“A richly absorbing and emotionally abundant play…An instant classic.” –Independent
“A mighty affair, sending stories, characters, history, politics and love skittering across the floor with the flair of a gambler rolling dice. It’s a stunning piece of writing: teeming with life; haunted by death…Butterworth takes the great family drama and makes it his own.” –Financial Times
“An […]

February 23rd, 2021|Tags: , |

Eggshells by Catriona Lally

Irish Book of the Year Finalist!
An Amazon Best Books of the Year So Far pick!

A whimsical, touching debut about loneliness, friendship and hope…
Vivian doesn’t feel like she fits in – and never has. As a child, she was so whimsical that her parents told her she was “left by fairies.” Now, living alone in Dublin, […]

January 26th, 2021|Tags: , |

Last Stories by William Trevor

With a career that spanned more than half a century, William Trevor is regarded as one of the best writers of short stories in the English language. Now, in Last Stories, the master storyteller delivers ten exquisitely rendered tales-nine of which have never been published in book form-that illuminate the human condition and will surely […]

November 24th, 2020|Tags: , |

Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent

“Searing, searching, finally scorching. Think Making a Murderer via Patricia Highsmith: an elegant kaleidoscope novel that refines and combines multiple perspectives until its subject is brought into indelible, tragic focus.” –A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
“Pitch-black and superbly written.” –Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author […]

October 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION
A NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE
BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR – TIME MAGAZINE
A WASHINGTON POST TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Named a best book of the year by The […]

September 22nd, 2020|Tags: , , , , |