Archive for July, 2017

Finding Fiction

Posted on July 25, 2017 in New Books

 

Books posing together for a photo.

Bookshops display bestsellers and attractive fiction, making book selection easy and pleasant. Academic libraries, on the other hand, have fiction integrated with literary criticism and it’s not always easy to just walk in and find a novel to read.  Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library has a great collection of Irish fiction, but identifying authors and books in the catalog takes time.

So this list is a selection of Irish fiction available for loan in the Hesburgh Library.

 

Banville, John. The Blue Guitar.
NY: Knopf, 2015. (Review)
PR 6052 .A57 B595 2015.

 

Barrett, Colin.  Young Skins.
Dublin : Stinging Fly, 2013. (Review)
PR 6102 .A7745 Y68 2013

 

Barry, Kevin. Beatlebone.
New York: Doubleday, 2015. (Review)
PR 6102 .A7833 B43 2015

 

Baume, Sara. Spill Simmer Falter Wither.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. (Review)
PR 6102 .A86 S65 2016

 

Bolger, Dermot. Lonely Sea and Sky.
Dublin: New Island Books, 2016. (Review.)
PR 6052 .O384 L66 2016

 

Bruen, Ken. The Guards
Dingle: Brandon, 2001. (Article on Bruen)
PR 6052 .R785 G93 2001

 

Conlon, Evelyn. Telling : New and Selected Stories
Belfast : Blackstaff, 2000.  (Review)
PR 6053 .O454 T45 2000

 

Costello, Mary. Academy Street
Edinburgh : Canongate, 2014. (Review)
PR 6103 .O85 A63 2014

 

Donoghue, Emma.  The Wonder.
NY: Little, Brown, 2016. (Review)
PR 6054 .O547 W67 2016

 

Duffy, Austin. This Living and Immortal Thing
London : Granta Books, 2016. (Review)
PR 6104 .U34 T4 2016

 

Dunne, Catherine. The Years that Followed.
New York : Touchstone, 2016. (Publisher website)
PR 6054 .U5536 Y43 2016

 

Enright, Anne.  The Green Road.
NY: Norton, 2015. (Review)
PR 6055 .N73 G74 2015

 

Howard, Paul (Ross O’Carroll-O’Kelly). Rhino what You did Last Summer.
Dublin : Penguin Ireland, 2009. (Interview with the author)
PR 6108 .O93 R45 2009

 

Jordan, Neil. The Drowned Detective.
London : Bloomsbury, 2016. (Review)
PR 6060 .O6255

 

McBride, Eimear. A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing.
Minneapolis : Coffee House Press. (Review)
PR 6113 .C337 G57 2014

 

McKinty, Adrian. Dead I Well may be.
New York : Scribner, 2003. (Review)
PS 3563 .C38322 D43 2003

 

McNamee, Eoin. 2014. Blue is the Night.
London: Faber, 2014. (Review)
PR 6063 .C63 B56 2014

 

Neville, Stuart. The Twelve.
London: Harvill Secker, 2009. (Review)
PR 6114 .E943 T84 2009

 

Ní Chonchúir, Nuala. The Closet of Savage Mementoes.
Dublin: New Island, 2014. (Review)
PR 6114 .I23 C58 2014

 

O’Brien, Edna. The Little Red Chairs.
NY: Little, Brown, 2015. (Review)
PR 6065 .B7 L58 2016.

 

Ó Cadhain, Máirtín. Graveyard Clay.
New Haven: Yale UP, 2016. (Review)
PB1399.O28 C7413 2016 (note location — this is with the Irish language books on the 8th floor.)

O’Farrell, Maggie. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox.
London : Headline Review, 2007. (Review)
PR 6065 .F36 V36 2007

 

Parsons, Julie. The Guilty Heart
London: Macmillan, 2003.
PR 6066 .A7177 G95 2003

 

Ryan, Donal. The Spinning Heart.
Hanover, NH: Steerforth Press, 2012. (Review)
PR 6118 .Y354 S68 2014

 

Tóibín, Colm. Nora Webster.
NY: Scribner, 2014. (Review)
PR 6070 .O455 N67 2014

New Books in Summer 2017

Posted on July 12, 2017 in New Books

Newly-published books continue to arrive from our vendors in Ireland and the U.S. during the summer.

Here is a selection of titles of the Irish-published books that arrived in parcels since May:

(Dust-jackets shown here are from books just in the door and not yet cataloged.)

The Fenian Cycle in Irish and Scots-Gaelic Literature.
Joseph J. Flahive. Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures, 2017. PB 1397 .F5 F56 2017

Rebel Kerry: From the Pages of ‘The Kerryman’.
Simon Brouder, ed. Mercier Press, 2017. DA 962 .R43 2017 (currently shelved in the New Book Area, first floor).

Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir.
John Banville, Paul Joyce. Hachette, 2016. PR 6052 .A57 46 2016

Douglas Hyde: The Professor of Irish who became President of Ireland: Proceedings of Seminar Held to Explore Aspects of the Life and Achievements of Douglas Hyde, the First President of Ireland.
Attracta Halpin, Áine Mannion, eds., National University of Ireland, 2016. DA 965 .H9 D885 2016

Selected Poems
A.E. (George William Russell). Daniel Mulhall. Swan River Press, 2017. PR 6035 .U7 A6 2017 (currently in the New Book Area, first floor).

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of A.E.’s birth, Swan River Press is pleased to reissue this career-spanning collection of poems from a key artist of the Celtic Revival. This volume includes selections from The Earth BreathVoices of the StonesThe House of the Titans, and others, introducing a new generation to Ireland’s foremost mystical poet. – Swan River Press

Rise.
Elaine Feeney. Salmon Poetry, 2017. PR 6106 .E3445 .R57 2017

Hopdance.
Stewart Parker. Ed., Marilynn Richtarik. Lilliput Press, 2017. Special Collections (MR) Medium PR 6066 .A69 H66 2017.

The Therapy House.
July Parsons. New Island, 2017. Special Collections (MR) Medium PR 6066 .A7177 T54 2017.

The last two books are part of the Irish Fiction Collection, and are available for reading in the Special Collections Reading Room.