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Journey of dark places isn’t always a compelling one

Journey of dark places isn’t always a compelling one

Memoir: How I Got Into Art School. (And Out of Prison). By William McLellan. Old Street Publishing. €13.30. Reviewed by Kevin Power

Behavioural study is too dry for its own good

Behavioural study is too dry for its own good

Non-fiction: Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioural Economics. By Richard H Thaler. Allen Lane, €26.60. Reviewed by Brendan Daly

Paperback writers

Paperback writers

Unravelling Oliver

Picking through the ruins of life during wartime

Picking through the ruins of life during wartime

FICTION: A God In Ruins. By Kate Atkinson. Doubleday, €19. Reviewed by Sarah Gilmartin.

Fitting up the wrong man for a murder most foul

Fitting up the wrong man for a murder most foul

Non-fiction: The Framing of Harry Gleeson. By Kieran Fagan. Collins Press, €13. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger

As easy as falling off a blog

As easy as falling off a blog

Non-fiction: When To Rob A Bank: A Rogue Economist’s Guide to the World. By Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner. Allen Lane, €16. Reviewed by David Clerkin

A chilling tale of conformity in small-town America

A chilling tale of conformity in small-town America

Fiction: . Weightless. By Sarah Bannan. Bloomsbury, €17. Reviewed by Sara Keating

How to bridge the growing wealth gap

How to bridge the growing wealth gap

Non-fiction: The Great Divide. By Joseph E Stiglitz. Allen Lane, €34. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch.

An inner struggle against the most insidious voice of all

An inner struggle against the most insidious voice of all

non-fiction: The Time In Between: A Memoir of Hunger and Hope. By Nancy Tucker. Icon Books, €17.25. Reviewed by Fiona Ness.

Rowling uses her early experiences to inspire

Rowling uses her early experiences to inspire

Non-fictION : Very Good Lives: Failure and the Importance of . Imagination By JK Rowling. Sphere, €13.50. Reviewed by Nadine O’Regan

The Victorian man of letters who changed Ireland

The Victorian man of letters who changed Ireland

Non-fiction: Writing The Frontier Anthony Trollope etween Britain and Ireland By John McCourt. Oxford University Press, €69.30. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger.

McQueen biography elevates the personal above the sartorial

McQueen biography elevates the personal above the sartorial

Biography: Blood Beneath the Skin. By Andrew Wilson . Simon & Schuster, €18.99. Reviewed by Ruth O’Connor.

How the PR gurus put Thatcher into power

How the PR gurus put Thatcher into power

Non-fiction: Mad Men And Bad Men What Happened When British Politics Met Advertising By Sam Delaney. Faber & Faber, €19. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch

No surprises as McCall  Smith plays it safe

No surprises as McCall Smith plays it safe

Fiction: The Novel Habits .of Happiness. By Alexander McCall Smith. Little, Brown, €19.

A grotesquely irreverent look at modern-day Ireland’s mores

A grotesquely irreverent look at modern-day Ireland’s mores

Fiction: The Glorious Heresies. By Lisa McInerney. John Murray, €19.