Books by Nuala O’Faolain

THE STORY OF CHICAGO MAY by Nuala O’Faolain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2005

"A biography with narrative muscle and thrilling historical relevance."
O'Faolain, mistress of the memoir (Almost There, 2003, etc.), meets her match in fellow Irishwoman Chicago May, feisty turn-of-the-century feminist and queen of crooks. Read full book review >
ALMOST THERE by Nuala O’Faolain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2003

"O'Faolain may be "almost there"—free of turbulence and waste, out of the wild hills and onto calm water—but she may also be constitutionally incapable of such a condition: there's too much grit in her keen eye to let it rest easy upon the world."
With the same emotional spadework as in her bestselling Are You Somebody? (1998), O'Faolain turns over the past half decade to try understanding how and why they happened. Read full book review >
MY DREAM OF YOU by Nuala O’Faolain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2001

"An honest and poignant account of a woman attempting to build a future on the ruins of the past."
With her first fiction, memoirist O'Faolain (Are You Somebody?, 1998) offers an expansive work touching on the nature of passion, loss, and hope. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

An Irish woman reflects, with stunning honesty, on her country and her past. O'Faolain, a journalist for the Irish Times, was asked to collect her columns for publication, but the introduction she sat down to write eventually expanded into this beautifully cadenced and moving memoir, into which many of the columns have been folded. Read full book review >