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Convoluted ‘Irish in New York’ story confusing

Convoluted ‘Irish in New York’ story confusing

Non-fiction: Green Glowing Skull. By Gavin Corbett. Fourth Estate, €20. Reviewed by Sara Keating

PAPERBACK WRITERS

PAPERBACK WRITERS

Reviews by Emma Kennedy, Nadine O’Regan and Colette Sexton

New Yorke state of mind

New Yorke state of mind

Artistic licence: New Yorke state of mind

A reassuring window on depression

A reassuring window on depression

Memoir: Reasons To Stay Alive. By Matt Haig. Canongate, €13.50. Reviewed by Fiona Ness

The grim reality of our gulags

The grim reality of our gulags

Non-fiction: Whispering Hope, The True Story of the Magdalene Women. By Nancy Costello, Kathleen Legg, Diane,. Croghan, Marie Slattery and Marina Gambold .with Steven O’Riordan and Sue Leonard. Orion Books, €18.90. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch

A dark wartime story is told  with a light touch

A dark wartime story is told with a light touch

Fiction

Biography of Apple’s totem goes the extra mile

Biography of Apple’s totem goes the extra mile

biogrAPhy

Instead of a real story, it’s just the facts

Instead of a real story, it’s just the facts

Non-fiction

Balkan war story sacrifices real impact for intellect

Balkan war story sacrifices real impact for intellect

Fiction

False highs and flat endings let down Italian novellas

False highs and flat endings let down Italian novellas

Cocaine

Examining the latent potency of Eurovision

Examining the latent potency of Eurovision

NON- FICTION

Exploration of a nationalist narrative that lost its way

Exploration of a nationalist narrative that lost its way

Non-fiction: Young Ireland and the Writing of Irish History. By James Quinn. UCD Press, €34. Reviewed by Diarmuid Francis Bolger

Swedish showman unveils his secrets of slick salesmanship

Swedish showman unveils his secrets of slick salesmanship

Non-fiction: The Sell: The Secrets of Selling Anything to Anyone. By Fredrik Eklund with Bruce Littlefield. Piatkus, €19. Reviewed by David Clerkin

Sociological tome’s original approach let down by stereotypes

Sociological tome’s original approach let down by stereotypes

Non-fiction: Move Up: Why Some Cultures Advance While Others Don’t. By Clotaire Rapaille and Andrés Roemer. Allen Lane, €23. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch

Lehane’s crime caper can’t escape its televisual roots

Lehane’s crime caper can’t escape its televisual roots

fiction: World Gone By. By Dennis Lehane. Little, Brown, €19a. Reviewed by Kevin Power