Thursday, 27 June 2013

Harlan Coben once again delivers a shocking page-turner that deftly explores the power of past love....

This week we are recommending, Six Years by Harlan Coben..

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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Congratulations to Kevin Barry!

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City of Bohane by Kevin Barry is the winner of the 2013 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award.

The winning novel beat off competition from 153 other titles, nominated by 160 libraries from 44 countries. It was first published in the UK by Jonathan Cape. The shortlist of ten novels, as chosen by an international panel of judges included novels from France, Iceland, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, the UK and the USA. Kevin Barry is the third Irish author to win the prize. It was awarded to Colm Tóibín in 2006 for The Master and to Colum McCann in 2011 for Let the Great World Spin. Read more...

And guess what? Its one of the many titles recommended in our Summer Reading list!

Cavan Reading Group Choice - "The Must Read" Book Of The Year

And the winner is......
Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa

5 stars - A must read before you die... 

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Palestine, 1948. A mother clutches her six-month old son as Israeli soldiers march through the village of Ein Hod. In a split second, her son is snatched from her arms and the fate of the Abulheja family is changed forever. Forced into a refugee camp in Jenin and exiled from the ancient village that is their lifeblood, the family struggles to rebuild their world. Their stories unfold through the eyes of the youngest sibling, Amal, the daughter born in the camp who will eventually find herself alone in the United States: the eldest son who loses everything in the struggle for freedom and the stole son who grows up as an Israeli, becoming an enemy soldier to his own brother.

June's Read - Bailieborough Reading Group

A long long way by Sebastian Barry

Barely 18, Willie Dunne leaves Dublin in 1914 to fight for the Allied cause, largely unaware of the growing political and religious tensions festering back home.

Told in Barry's characteristically beautiful prose, it evokes the camaraderie and humour of Willie and his regiment, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, but also the cruelty and sadness of war, and the divided loyalties that many Irish soldiers felt. Tracing their experiences through the course of the war, the narrative brilliantly explores and dramatises the events of the Easter Rising within Ireland, and how such a seminal political moment came to affect those boys off fighting for the King of England on foreign fields - the paralysing doubts and divisions it caused them.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Summer starts with our Reading List!

Our Summer Reading List is the best choice of “Great Reads” which Cavan librarians, who are passionate about literature and reading, have handpicked for you! Thank you to our Library Reading Group members who also suggested some great titles. Guiding people to great reads is our daily task and one we take very seriously.

Parents - we have also prepared a Summer Reading list for Children!

We want you to enjoy our 2013 list - 36 titles with something for everyone. Tell us what you think by completing our Online Feedback Form or by commenting on our posts. Bad or good, we want to know. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Summer Reading List for Adults

Download our 2013 Summer Reading List in PDF format here

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Summer Reads Adults - As Gaeilge

Take up our Challenge!

Make one of your Summer Reads an "As Gaeilge" title

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Summer Reads for Young Adults!

Teens, we want your reviews! Click on any of the Book Images below to reserve a copy of these titles on our catalogue.

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