Books by Kevin Barry

GHOST CAT by Eve Bunting
by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Kevin Barry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A light, slight fantasy. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Ghost cat Sailor Boy is a faithful companion even after the end. Read full book review >
HALFWAY WILD by Laura Freudig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2016

"Good both for classroom explorations of metaphors and for inspiring imaginative play. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As they move through their day, a busy family changes skin, fur, and feathers. Read full book review >
BEATLEBONE by Kevin Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Nothing at all like Barry's award-winning debut novel, this may be a risky follow-up, but it's intriguing at every turn, and Barry's prose can be as mesmerizing as some of his hero's songs."
A famous musician's 1978 pilgrimage to an island off the west coast of Ireland takes several detours, abetted by his memories and his minder, in this original, lyrical, genre-challenging work. Read full book review >
DARK LIES THE ISLAND by Kevin Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, Barry writes stories that are character-driven, archetypical yet magnetic, pushing toward realism's edge where genre becomes irrelevant."
In his latest, Irish author Barry (City of Bohane, 2011, etc.) offers 10 pieces of literary fiction. Read full book review >
CITY OF BOHANE by Kevin Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"Barry's addictive dialect and faultless confidence make this volatile novel a rare treat."
Gangland warfare rules the day in an imagined, decivilized Irish city. Read full book review >