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Memories of hilarity and heartbreak in old Rhodesia

Memories of hilarity and heartbreak in old Rhodesia

Leaving Before The Rains Come. By Alexandra Fuller. Harvill Secker, €17.

McManus looks back to the North’s past with new novel

McManus looks back to the North’s past with new novel

A Shadow In The Yard. By Liz McManus. Ward River Press, €15.

Rollicking account of a Hollywood icon’s glory years

Rollicking account of a Hollywood icon’s glory years

Watch Me. By Anjelica Huston. Simon & Schuster, €19. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

An avalanche of grief portrayed through vivid prose

An avalanche of grief portrayed through vivid prose

The Possibilities. By Kaui Hart Hemmings. Jonathan Cape, €17.

How the US launched yet another war without end

How the US launched yet another war without end

Chasing The Scream. The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs. By Johann Hari. Bloomsbury Circus, €17.

Paperback writers

Paperback writers

New books reviewed

Young tech titans may be bright, but don’t set the pages alight

Young tech titans may be bright, but don’t set the pages alight

You Only Have To Be Right Once. By Randall Lane and the staff of Forbes. Portfolio Penguin, €25. Reviewed by Jonathan O’Brien.

Gibson’s latest future shock fails to take flight

Gibson’s latest future shock fails to take flight

Books

Hegarty’s children’s debut is ‘very, very good’

Hegarty’s children’s debut is ‘very, very good’

Books

How technology is robbing us of our old abilities

How technology is robbing us of our old abilities

The Glass Cage. Where Automation Is Taking Us. By Nicholas Carr Bodley Head, €16.35. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

Tyler’s narrative genius is rooted in the ordinary

Tyler’s narrative genius is rooted in the ordinary

A Spool of Blue Threa. By Anne Tyler Chatto & Windus, €17. Reviewed by Sarah Gilmartin.

From Hitler’s favourite car to  the Holocaust: interpreting the Third Reich

From Hitler’s favourite car to the Holocaust: interpreting the Third Reich

The Third Reich in History and Memory By Richard J Evans Little, Brown, €31.50

Paperback writers

Paperback writers

The Temporary Gentleman

Helping the brain sort the wheat from the chaff

Helping the brain sort the wheat from the chaff

The Organized Mind Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload By Daniel J Levitin Penguin Viking €25

Anti-hero character study makes for unsettling read

Anti-hero character study makes for unsettling read

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