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Powerful testimony from inside the abyss

Powerful testimony from inside the abyss

Guantánamo Diary. By Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Edited by Larry Siems. Canongate, €19. Reviewed by Rob Doyle.

Mothers, daughters and the secrets of the sisterhood

Mothers, daughters and the secrets of the sisterhood

The Daughterhood The Good, the Bad and the Guilty of Mother-Daughter Relationships. By Natasha Fennell and Róisín Ingle. Simon and Schuster, €17. Reviewed by Sara Keating.

Unflinching examination  of a system that’s broken

Unflinching examination of a system that’s broken

Ghettoside Investigating A Homicide Epidemic. By Jill Leovy. The Bodley Head, €18.90. Reviewed by Jack Horgan-Jones.

Master of mood delivers another winner

Master of mood delivers another winner

The Laughing Monsters. By Denis Johnson. Harvill Secker, €17. Reviewed by Kevin Power.

Red menace

Red menace

Bill Browder’s lucrative business career in Russia brought him onto the radar of Vladimir Putin, with costly results – and since then, his life has never been the same. Words: Andrew Lynch

Paperback writers

Paperback writers

Young Skins. By Colin Barrett. Stinging Fly, €13.

First novel tackles complex themes with sense of wonder

First novel tackles complex themes with sense of wonder

If I Fall, If I Die. By Michael Christie. William Heinemann, trade paperback, €16. Reviewed by Fiona Ness.

Heartfelt study of the trailblazing lost maiden of English folk music

Heartfelt study of the trailblazing lost maiden of English folk music

I’ve Always Kept A Unicorn The Biography of Sandy Denny. By Mick Houghton. Faber & Faber, €25.20 Reviewed by Andrew Lynch.

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.