Anna Carey

Anna Carey

The chaos and complexity of Irish nationalism

The chaos and complexity of Irish nationalism

Fallen. By Lia Mills. Penguin, €16.35. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

Doyle tackles depression with the deftest of touches

Doyle tackles depression with the deftest of touches

Brilliant. By Roddy Doyle. Macmillan, €13.85. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

O' Connor conjures a vivid vision of rock life

O' Connor conjures a vivid vision of rock life

The Thrill of It All. By Joseph O'Connor. Harvill Secker, €14. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

Love and betrayal on the home front

Love and betrayal on the home front

Unexploded by Alison MacLeod. Hamish Hamilton, €17. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

Family misfortunes laid bare

Family misfortunes laid bare

Things We Need by Jennifer Close. Chatto & Windus, €16.35. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

Media fuss obscures a good novel

Media fuss obscures a good novel

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith. Sphere, €15. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

Lost Guthrie tale rises from Earth

Lost Guthrie tale rises from Earth

The House of Earth by Woody Guthrie. Fourth Estate, €18.90. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

An elegant and personal parable about Ireland's decline

An elegant and personal parable about Ireland's decline

The Fall of Ireland by Dermot Bolger. New Island, €12.99. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

Humour takes centre stage in Moran's work

Humour takes centre stage in Moran's work

Moranthology by Caitlin Moran. Ebury, €15. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

Pullman's spyglass turns on Grimm

Pullman's spyglass turns on Grimm

Grimm Tales for Young and Old by Philip Pullman. Penguin Classics, €25.20. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

Rowling keeps it real in moving new novel

Rowling keeps it real in moving new novel

The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling. Little, Brown, €20. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

Rich pattern of a potter's true history comes to life

Rich pattern of a potter's true history comes to life

The Potter's Hand by AN Wilson. Atlantic Books, €18.90. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

How first love can tear us apart

How first love can tear us apart

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman. Electric Monkey, €11.30. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

Barker shines amid the ruins of war

Barker shines amid the ruins of war

Toby's Room by Pat Barker. Hamish Hamilton, €16.35. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

Combating depression with cupcakes

Combating depression with cupcakes

Saved By Cake by Marian Keyes. Penguin Michael Joseph, €19. Reviewed by Anna Carey.