. In a characteristically masterly way Trevor evokes the passions and frustrations felt by Ellie and Florian, and by the people of a small Irish town during one long summer. Florian is planning to leave Ireland and start over. A few miles out in the country, a farmer and a decent man, Dillahan, has married again: Ellie is the young convent girl who came to work for him when he was widowed.
Love and Summer: A Novel #ad - It?s summer and nothing much is happening in Rathmoye. So it doesn?t go unnoticed when a dark-haired stranger appears on his bicycle and begins photographing the mourners at Mrs. Connulty?s funeral. Ellie is settled in her new role as Dillahan?s wife.
The Story of Lucy Gault: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - Lucy cannot bear the thought of leaving Lahardane, their country house with its beautiful land and nearby beach, and a dog she has befriended. Once read, will never be forgotten. The washington post Book World"Trevor was our twentieth century Chekov. Wall street journalthe stunning novel from highly acclaimed author William Trevor is a brilliant, guilt, subtle, and moving story of love, and forgiveness.
On the day before they are to leave, Lucy runs away, hoping to convince her parents to stay. The story of Lucy Gault . The gault family leads a life of privilege in early 1920s Ireland, but the threat of violence leads the parents of nine-year-old Lucy to decide to leave for England, her mother's home. Instead, she sets off a series of tragic misunderstandings that affect all of Lahardane's inhabitants for the rest of their lives.
Two LivesPenguin Books #ad - Two Lives #ad - William trevor's Last Stories is forthcoming from Viking. In reading turgenev, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, an Irish country girl is trapped in a loveless marriage with an older man, but finds release through secret meetings with a man who shares her passion for Russian novels. My house in umbra tells of emily delahunty, who helps survivors of a bomb attack on a train to convalesce, a writer of romantic novels, inventing colorful pasts for her patients.
Two novels, two women who retreat further into the realm of the imagination until the boundaries between what is real and what is not become blurred.
Felicia's Journey: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - But the strange, sad, terrifying tricks of chance unravel both his and Felicia's delusions in a story that will magnetize fans of Alfred Hitchcock and Ruth Rendell even as it resonates with William Trevor's own "impeccable strength and piercing profundity" The Washington Post Book World. Hilditch, who is looking for a new friend to join the five other girls in his Memory Lane.
Instead she meets up with the fat, fiftyish, unfailingly reasonable Mr. A sad and oddly moving tale of lost opportunities and misplaced hopes. The new york times“Trevor was our twentieth century Chekov. Wall street journalFelicia is unmarried, pregnant, and penniless. Perfectly executed and chilling. She steals away from a small Irish town and drifts through the industrial English Midlands, searching for the boyfriend who left her.
Fools of Fortune Penguin ClassicsPenguin Classics #ad - And though he finds love, Willie is unable to leave the terrible injuries of the past behind. First time in penguin ClassicsWinner of the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award. Led by a zealous sergeant, the Black and Tans set fire to the family home, and only young Willie and his mother escape alive. In this award-winning novel, an informer’s body is found on the estate of a wealthy Irish family shortly after the First World War, and an appalling cycle of revenge is set in motion.
Fools of Fortune Penguin Classics #ad - Fatherless, willie grows into manhood while his alcoholic mother’s bitter resentment festers. Penguin classics is proud to welcome william trevor—"ireland’s answer to Chekhov" The Boston Globe and "one of the best writers of our era" The Washington Post—to our distinguished list of literary masters.
Last StoriesPenguin Books #ad - We encounter a tutor and his pupil, whose lives are thrown into turmoil when they meet again years later; a young girl who discovers the mother she believed dead is alive and well; and a piano-teacher who accepts her pupil's theft in exchange for his beautiful music. A new york times notable bookthe beloved and acclaimed william trevor's last ten stories"The great Irish writer, who died in 2016 at the age of 88, captured turning points in individual lives with effective understatement.
Now, in last stories, the master storyteller delivers ten exquisitely rendered tales—nine of which have never been published in book form--that illuminate the human condition and will surely linger in the reader's mind long after closing the book. This final and special collection is a gift to lovers of literature and Trevor's many admirers, and affirms his place as one of the world's greatest storytellers.
Last Stories #ad - Subtle yet powerful, Trevor gives us insights into the lives of ordinary people. This seemingly quiet but ultimately volcanic collection is his final gift to us, and it is filled with action sprung from human feeling. The new york times book reviewwith a career that spanned more than half a century, William Trevor is regarded as one of the best writers of short stories in the English language.
The Green Road: A NovelW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Her adult children come back for a last Christmas, with the feeling that their childhoods are being erased, their personal history bought and sold. A profoundly moving work about a family's desperate attempt to recover the relationships they've lost and forge the ones they never had, The Green Road is Enright's most mature, accomplished, and unforgettable novel to date.
. In her early old age their difficult, wonderful mother announces that she’s decided to sell the house and divide the proceeds. The green road is a tale of family and fracture, compassion and selfishness—a book about the gaps in the human heart and how we strive to fill them. Spanning thirty years, matriarch of the Madigans, The Green Road tells the story of Rosaleen, a family on the cusp of either coming together or falling irreparably apart.
The Green Road: A Novel #ad - One of the guardian's 100 best books of the 21st century"With language so vibrant it practically has a pulse, Enright makes an exquisitely drawn case for the possibility of growth, love and transformation at any age. Peoplefrom internationally acclaimed author Anne Enright comes a shattering novel set in a small town on Ireland's Atlantic coast.
As they grow up, rosaleen's four children leave the west of Ireland for lives they could have never imagined in Dublin, and Mali, New York, West Africa.
The Blackwater Lightship: A NovelScribner #ad - It is ireland in the early 1990s. But most of all, it is a novel about the incomparable capacity of stories to heal the deepest wounds. The six of them, from different generations and with different beliefs, are forced to plumb the shoals of their own histories and to come to terms with each other. Helen, declan, her mother lily, and her grandmother Dora have come together, after a decade of estrangement, to tend to Helen's beloved brother, who is dying of AIDS.
His fourth novel is about morals and manners, and the clashes of culture and personality. In spare, luminous prose, colm Tóibín explores the nature of love and the complex emotions inside a family at war with itself. Under the crumbling roof of Dora's old house, Declan's two friends join the women as each waits for the end.
The Blackwater Lightship: A Novel #ad - The blackwater lightship is a beautifully written, deeply resonant story about three generations of an estranged family reuniting to mourn a tragic, untimely death.
After Rain: StoriesPenguin Books #ad - Trevor is, in his own words, "a storyteller. Twelve remarkable stories by the master storyteller William Trevor. In 2002 he was knighted for his services to literature. Here we encounter a blind piano tuner whose wonderful memories of his first wife are cruelly distorted by his second; a woman in a difficult marriage who must choose between her indignant husband and her closest friend; two children, survivors of divorce, who mimic their parents' melodramas; and a heartbroken woman traveling alone in Italy who experiences an epiphany while studying a forgotten artist's Annunciation.
My fiction may, illuminate aspects of the human condition, now and again, but I do not consciously set out to do so. Conscious or not, he touches us in ways that few writers even dare to try. Trevor wrote eighteen novels and novellas, the yorkshire post book of the Year Award, and hundreds of short stories, for which he has won a number of prizes including the Hawthornden Prize, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement.
After Rain: Stories #ad - Last stories is forthcoming from Viking. There is no better short story writer in the English-speaking world. Wall street journal in this collection of twelve dazzling, acutely rendered tales, William Trevor plumbs the depths of the human heart.
Wild Decembers: A NovelPicador #ad - Reprint. Reader's Guide available. The author of down by the river and house of Splendid Isolation narrates the story of two siblings, brother and sister, and the dangerous newcomer would try to steal everything they have.
Annie DunnePenguin Books #ad - Suddenly, annie's young niece and nephew are left in their care. Unprepared for the chaos that the two children inevitably bring, but nervously excited nonetheless, Annie finds the interruption of her normal life and her last chance at happiness complicated further by the attention being paid to Sarah by a local man with his eye on the farm.
Annie Dunne #ad - A summer of adventure, loss, delight, pain, epiphany unfolds for both the children and their caretakers in this poignant and exquisitely told story of innocence, ultimately, and, and reconciliation. Annie's passionate observations and shifting moods-rendered in dense prose that's close to poetry-fuel this fine novel.
The new york times book reviewSebastian Barry's latest novel, Days Without End, is now available. It is 1959 in wicklow, ireland, and Annie and her cousin Sarah are living and working together to keep Sarah's small farm running.