Books by Clare Boylan

EMMA BROWN by Clare Boylan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2004

"Bold and engrossing—but not, in the final analysis, especially convincing."
A vigorously detailed homage to a great 19th-century writer yields mixed results, in Irish author Boylan's unusual eighth novel (following Beloved Strangers, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >
THE COLLECTED STORIES by Clare Boylan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Her own introduction says it best: 'In my short stories, dreams are fragile gladiators in an arena of hoary old lions of reality.'"
Drawn from three previous volumes, these 38 stories written over two decades by Irish author Boylan (Beloved Stranger, 2001, etc.) include "Housekeeper's Cut," a town-mouse/country-mouse variation in which town-mouse Edward has an affair with country-mouse Susan. Read full book review >
BELOVED STRANGER by Clare Boylan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Lovely, deeply felt fiction, with a subterranean vein of wry humor that helps make bearable even its most pained moments."
Irish writer Boylan (11 Edward Street, 1992, etc.) draws on painful family memories of her own father's manic-depression for a Dublin-set story of love, aging, madness, and the price of marriage. Read full book review >
11 EDWARD STREET by Clare Boylan
Released: June 1, 1992

"Tart telling of the way it probably was in Dublin's not-so- fair city, and a relentlessly realistic riposte to all those affirmative sagas of intergenerational sweetness and life."
A postmodern Victorian novel from Irish writer Boylan (Black Baby, Last Resorts) in which the squalid poverty and diminishing expectations of the numerous Devlin family of Dublin are related with almost gleeful black humor. Read full book review >