The Rage by Gene Kerrigan

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Vincent Naylor, a professional thief, is fresh out of jail. His latest project, an armed robbery, is just days away. Bob Tidey, an honest, hardworking policeman, dedicated to public service, is about to commit perjury. Maura Coady, a retired nun living in a Dublin backstreet, is lost in bad memories and regrets. Then, she sees something that she can’t ignore, and makes a phone call that will unleash a storm of violence.

Reviewed by Museum

“A book full of Irish slang, describing crime in an Irish town as seen by young people at the turn of the century (2000 onwards) Disliked by women readers but perhaps would be more liked by young men

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The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright

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In Terenure, a pleasant suburb of Dublin, in the winter of 2009, it has snowed. A woman recalls the trail of lust and happenstance that brought her to fall for “the love of her life.” As the city outside comes to a halt, she remembers the days of their affair in one hotel room or another: long afternoons made blank by bliss and denial. Now, as the silent streets and the stillness and vertigo of the falling snow make the day luminous and full of possibility, she awaits the arrival on her doorstep of his fragile, twelve-year-old daughter, Evie

Reviewed by Ringwood Readers

“Mundane and monotonous like a dripping tap. An instantly forgettable waste of trees. The whole group was united in disliking this book

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