Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations


Author: John Banville Genre: Adult - Mystery Reviewer: Kevin - Athy / Castledermot Library Synopsis: While spending some rest time at his fathers’ home, D.I. St John Strafford is directed to attend the horrific murder of Ballyglass parish priest Tom Lawless; whose body was found at the home of the once influential family of Ballyglass; The Osborne’s. Not only… Continue reading Snow


Kildare The Irish Revolution, 1912-23

Author: Dr Seamus Cullen Review by: Kevin, Local Studies Department- Newbridge For over a decade, Dublin-based publisher Four Courts Press have published the excellent Maynooth Studies in Local History series. With over 150 titles in total, this series has contributed immensely to promoting the study of local history in Ireland. It has also ensured that… Continue reading Kildare The Irish Revolution, 1912-23

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Breakout at Stalingrad

Author: Heinrich Gerlach Book review by: James Durney, Newbridge Library After reading the epic novel Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman I decided to follow up my appraisal of this momentous WWII battle with a view from the German side with Breakout at Stalingrad by Heinrich Gerlach. The main character in the book is Lieutenant Breuer who… Continue reading Breakout at Stalingrad

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The House Across the Street

Author: Lesley Pearse Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library 23-year-old Katy Speed is fascinated by the house across the street. The woman who lives there, Gloria, is a neighbour on the avenue, who owns a fashionable dress shop in Brexhill-On-Sea. But who is it that arrives in the black car most Saturdays while Gloria is… Continue reading The House Across the Street