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"Mammy" is what Irish children call their mothers and The Mammy is Agnes Browne--a widow struggling to raise seven children in a North Dublin neighborhood in the 1960s. Popular Irish comedian Brendan O'Carroll chronicles the comic misadventures of this large and lively family with raw humor and…read more

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Justin Stokes would never forget the summer she turned fourteen, nor the woman who transformed her bleak adolescent life into a wondrous place of brilliant color. In the little pondside hut also known as the “finishing school,” eccentric, free-spirited Ursula DeVane opened up a world…read more

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The Mrs. Browne trilogy became an instant bestselling success in author Brendan O'Carroll 's native Ireland. Similarly, when Plume introduced The Mammy (the first book in the series, May 1999) in the United States, it was greeted with overwhelming enthusiasm from American readers. Fans of Agnes…read more

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Joyce Carol Oates's epic novel of an American family in the 1950's probes the tender division between the permissible and the forbidden, between ordinary life and the secret places of the heart. Set in an industrial, working-class town in upstate New York, this book chronicles the frustrating…read more

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The University of Alberta Press is pleased to issue this new edition of the classic Canadian novel, What the Crow Said, a major work by one of western Canada's best-known and best-respected authors.read more

Fruit of the Lemon

by Andrea Levy|

February 3, 2000

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A unique novel full of humour, wit and passion from Andrea Levy, critically acclaimed author of the Orange Prize winning SMALL ISLAND and the Man Booker shortlisted THE LONG SONG. Faith Jackson fixes herself up with a great job in TV and the perfect flatshare. But neither is that perfect - and nor…read more

Holding On

by Marcia Willett|

August 15, 2000

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Over the years, the magnificent Keep in Devon has provided a bolt hole for the Chadwick family. Now the five young cousins who grew up there have left home and their grandmother Freddie wonders anxiously whether she will live to see the arrival of the next generation. No matter what happens to…read more

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Barbara Taylor Bradford has enthralled millions of readers with her New York Times bestsellers, unforgettable tales that explore the rich tapestry of the human heart. Her new novel is no exception. The Triumph of Katie Byrne weaves a powerful and compelling story of one woman’s struggle to…read more

Homecoming

by Belva Plain|

October 13, 1998

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With unerring insight and emotional power, Belva Plain, in her extraordinary novel, tells the story of a family divided and of the proud matriarch who takes a bold last stand to unite her warring children in what may be their last Homecoming. It is a crisp December day when Annette Byrne walks to…read more

The Ladies Auxiliary

by Tova Mirvis|

September 5, 2000

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When free-spirited Batsheva moves into the close-knit Orthodox community of Memphis, Tennessee, the already precarious relationship between the Ladies Auxiliary and their teenage daughters is shaken to the core. In this extraordinary novel, Tova Mirvis takes us into the fascinating and insular…read more

Moira's Crossing

by Christina Shea|

February 1, 2001

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An exquisitely wrought debut novel about sisterhood through three generations in Ireland and America It is 1921 in Ireland. When their mother dies in childbirth, Moira and Julia O'Leary are left to rear their infant sister, Ann, while their father, a sheep farmer, despairs. After Ann dies, Moira…read more

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The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden…read more