Ireland in Fiction

The people and atmosphere of Ireland come to life in these novels available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.

Police at the Station and They Don't Look FriendlyPolice at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty
Set in 1988, a Belfast police detective narrowly escapes becoming a victim of warring factions in the criminal underworld.

The Magdalen Girls by V.S. Alexander
In 1962 Dublin, a revelation from a young priest sends a sixteen-year-old girl to a convent Magdalen Laundry where she befriends two other girls who help her endure the harsh captivity.

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack
A spirit remembers his life in rural Ireland, moving from childhood to his work as a civil engineer to the global financial collapse.

The Girl in the Castle by Santa Montefiore
Set in the early 1900s, a girl living a privileged life in her family’s castle falls in love with a veterinarian’s son who enlists to fight the British in Southern Ireland, a relationship that tests allegiances to family and friends.

An Irish Country Practice : An Irish Country NovelAn Irish Country Practice by Patrick Taylor
A thriving medical practice in a lively little village copes with domestic and professional challenges as well as looking after their patients.

Twisted River by Siobhan MacDonald
An American family vacationing in Limerick finds the body of a beaten and bloody woman in their hosts’ car.

The Flower Arrangement by Ella Griffin
At a tiny flower shop in Dublin, the proprietor translates feelings into arrangements that change hearts and lives.

This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell
An American professor, fleeing a failed marriage, falls in love with a world famous actress who sought a reclusive life in a rural Irish village and together they make an idyllic life until a secret threatens to destroy everything.

A Turn for the BadA Turn for the Bad by Sheila Connolly
A Boston expat, who inherited a pub in a tight-knit community on the Cork coast, decides to investigate when a local farmer mysteriously disappears.

The Trespasser by Tana French
A rookie detective on the Dublin Murder Squad can’t figure out where she has seen the victim of what appears to be a lovers’ quarrel that ended badly.

So Say the Fallen by Stuart Neville
An early morning call brings a Belfast detective to the scene of the suicide of a man who had been horrifically maimed in an accident five months earlier.

Gone Cold by Douglas Corleone
Twelve years after his then six-year-old daughter was kidnapped, a former US Marshal is sent a computer-generated image of the girl had she reached eighteen years of age and a strikingly similar sketch of young woman wanted for murder Ireland.

One Man's FlagOne Man’s Flag by David Downing
In 1915, the threat of an uprising in Dublin brings together a young suffragette rebuilding her life after the execution of her rebel brother and the British spy who helped send him to the gallows.

The Green Road by Anne Enright
Thirty years after a County Clare matriarch watched her four children leave to start new lives, they reunite and recount the journey that brought them home.

Even the Dead by Benjamin Black
When a car crashes into a tree in central Dublin, the police assume the driver’s death was either an accident or suicide, but the pathologist believes otherwise.

History of the Rain by Niall Williams
The bedridden daughter of a dead poet tries to find her father in the stories and family history in books piled high in her room.

The Thing About December by Donal Ryan
Pampered by his now deceased, loving parents, a young man is unprepared when he inherits the family farm and faces pressure to sell it to spur the town’s economy.


March 23, 2018