Staff Picks Drumcondra

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FictionOur colleagues in Drumcondra Library are recommending the following titles for your reading pleasure.
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A Hope More Powerful than the Sea by Melissa Fleming
ISBN 9781408708439
This book tells the incredible story of a young woman, a Syrian refugee in search of a better life. It’s heart-wrenching, powerful and eye-opening. It’s a tragedy that is both real and harrowing.
It’s a story that everyone should read.

An Excess Of  Love by Cathy Cash Spellman
ISBN 9780615547763
This is a great story of the Irish Rising 1916 with great romance thrown in
Its tells the story of one family and their loves and loses. It follows the adventures of two sisters who are caught up in the troubles, and it brings this era  of Irish history to life with amazing clarity I highly recommend this book.

Bookcovers of Staff Picks

Fab: The Intimate Life of Paul McCartney by Howard Sounes
ISBN 9780007237067
This Beatle biography is split into two parts.
Part One: covers Liverpool roots to The Beatles demise. Here are the familiar snapshots of Paul as Scouse school boy, leathered rock ‘n’ roller, mop topped minstrel, culture’s scholar, love’s pursuer, ambitious businessman. Part Two: the less documented Wings and McCartney solo years. McCartney as domesticated daddy, middle life muddler, kindly philanthropist, established icon.
‘Fab’ is a well-known story drawn mainly from secondary sources and associated interviews, and is presented in a chatty style with a little tittle tattle thrown in.
Just Kids by Patti Smith
ISBN 9780747568766
Patti Smith is a Pennsylvania child obsessed with prayer and books, consumed by longing for the ‘fraternity of the artist’ to be both ‘muse and maker’. Gradually Patti Smith, emboldened by her secret love of Arthur Rimbaud and fanaticism of Bob Dylan, makes her way to New York.  She is brought together with fellow bohemian Robert Mapplethorpe. And so begins a poignantly personal account involving the push-pull of relationship, all-consuming romantic obsession, the solace taken in art, the freedom of spiritual meditation.
‘Just Kids’ is a memorable memorial to an extraordinary relationship.

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