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A frustratingly vague look at the big decisions that we make

A frustratingly vague look at the big decisions that we make

How not to achieve mythic grandeur in just 620 pages

How not to achieve mythic grandeur in just 620 pages

Ferriter’s timely analysis puts border issues in perspective

Ferriter’s timely analysis puts border issues in perspective

The familiar story of modern Anglo-Irish relations is set against a rich backdrop of social perspectives, with quotes from authors, campaigners and victims of the Troubles making sure the human dimension is never lost

Old memories painstakingly preserved in the service of history

Old memories painstakingly preserved in the service of history

Tomás Mac Conmara’s book does not provide a comprehensive account of the War of Independence in Clare or anywhere else. What it does most effectively is capture the atmosphere of a rural guerrilla conflict that left many eye-witnesses emotionally scarred for life

Uneven Scandi thriller loses its way after a hundred pages

Uneven Scandi thriller loses its way after a hundred pages

For its first hundred or so pages, Niklas Natt och Dag’s debut novel is a publisher’s (and a reader’s) dream, but then it all goes awry

A suspenseful doorstopper reaches deep into the mind

A suspenseful doorstopper reaches deep into the mind

An attempt to somehow make sense of a son’s suicide

An attempt to somehow make sense of a son’s suicide

Powerful polemic on how modern medicine became a painful case

Powerful polemic on how modern medicine became a painful case

A glimpse into the maw of the Silicon Valley machine

A glimpse into the maw of the Silicon Valley machine

Lab Rats is a warning against rampant greed, and a study of how the tech industry’s increasingly brutal practices are taking a toll on its workforce

A singular take on how to be happy alone

A singular take on how to be happy alone

Mixing memoir and psychology with a dash of self-help, Catherine Gray's new book positions itself as a manifesto for recalibrating how we think about singlehood

Beautifully crafted and deliciously catty tales

Beautifully crafted and deliciously catty tales

Kristen Roupenian has that rarest of skills as a short story writer - she delivers stories that hook you from the first paragraph, grabbing like a burr caught on a wool jumper

Raise a glass to a heartfelt and impressive debut novel

Raise a glass to a heartfelt and impressive debut novel

Anne Griffin's When All Is Said is an emotive novel about loves that are no less true for having never been expressed, and 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan is a complicated and realistic character, shaped by his past

Meditation on healing properties of a ramble in the natural world

Meditation on healing properties of a ramble in the natural world

Memoir charting climb out of poverty avoids usual self-help tropes

Memoir charting climb out of poverty avoids usual self-help tropes

McFarlane’s light touch reveals an engaging and incisive wit

McFarlane’s light touch reveals an engaging and incisive wit