Books by Joseph O’Connor

Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"A striking Western epic elevated by a Greek chorus of deviant narrators."
Immigrants, vagabonds and rebels cross paths in the bloody wake of the American Civil War. Read full book review >
STAR OF THE SEA by Joseph O’Connor
Released: May 1, 2003

"Irish author O'Connor (Yeats Is Dead!, 2001; etc.) pulls out all the melodramatic stops for a thrilling tale without once losing his eye for the right detail or his ear for the perfect phrase."
A bumptious epic about a New World-bound ship Star of the Sea, full of raging immigrants, conflicted aristocrats, and a flint-eyed murderer. Read full book review >
Released: June 16, 2001

"If you can forget that the nominal mystery plot ought to be going somewhere, at least half the chapters will make you laugh out loud, which is more than you can say for most of Amnesty International's brochures. "
Just in time for Bloomsday, 15 Irish poets, playwrights, and novelists have banded together to raise money for Amnesty International by contributing chapters of the shaggiest mystery you've ever read. Read full book review >
THE SALESMAN by Joseph O’Connor
Released: March 1, 1999

"A deft, often angry, and moving portrait of the complexities of loss and vengeance. (Author tour)"
An astringent view of crime and punishment, Irish style, as seen through the eyes of a grieving father who's coming unraveled. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Little that is startling or new."
A young Dublin-born novelist takes a lighthearted journey across America, visiting nine towns named Dublin (in nine different states), a number of cities in which Irish immigrants created distinctive communities, and some other, more uniquely American, sites, including Graceland and the Grand Canyon. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"A promising near-miss."
Punk rock and desperate love combine in the yearnings of two young dreamers, both of whom flee to London from the vastly different worlds of the two Irelands seeking a real chance in life- -in an angry, visceral debut from young Irish writer O'Connor. Read full book review >