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Shaking hands with the enemy

Shaking hands with the enemy

Talking To Terrorists How to End Armed Conflicts By Jonathan Powell Bodley Head, €17.99

A spiritual meander of a novel that goes nowhere, slowly

A spiritual meander of a novel that goes nowhere, slowly

Lila By Marilynne Robinson Virago, €16.99

Story of  a separation is crafted with genuine skill

Story of a separation is crafted with genuine skill

Dour, sour memoir from O’Malley is distinctly light on revelations

Dour, sour memoir from O’Malley is distinctly light on revelations

Paperback writers

Paperback writers

A political learning experience

A political learning experience

An Education, How an Outsider Became an Insider and Learned what Really Goes on in Irish Government. By John Walshe. Penguin Ireland, €17

The first wild man of rock  ’n’ roll

The first wild man of rock ’n’ roll

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story. By Rick Bragg. Canongate, €19.

Bush jnr salutes his father with mundane folksiness

Bush jnr salutes his father with mundane folksiness

41, A Portrait of My Father. By George W Bush. WH Allen, €25.

Maturity in a teen girl’s diary of the Troubles

Maturity in a teen girl’s diary of the Troubles

Belfast Days A 1972 Teenage Diary. By Eimear O’Callaghan. Merrion, €16.95.

Great reads to go with good feeds

Great reads to go with good feeds

Who better than some of Ireland’s top chefs to help you pick out the ideal book for the food lover in your life this Christmas?

Boyne’s shifting tale of a darkening Church

Boyne’s shifting tale of a darkening Church