Anna Carey

Anna Carey

Plenty of twists and turns as Parsons turns to crime

Plenty of twists and turns as Parsons turns to crime

The Murder Bag. By Tony Parsons. Century, €11. Reviewed by 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.