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February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

WILD DECEMBERS

Edna O’Brien

O’Brien charts the demise of relations between Joseph Brennan and Mick Bugler, the "warring sons of warring sons" in the countryside of western Ireland. It’s a work about land ownership and how it can tear people apart, and O’Brien makes it clear that love of land is as deep as love between people. With this book, O’Brien completes her loosely related trilogy of novels about modern Ireland. Houghton Mifflin. 259 pp. $24.

TRANSATLANTIC SESSIONS

Various artists

This CD features some of the best of American, Scottish and Irish music. The idea for this production resulted in musicians from all over the world gathering in Scotland to jam, pick and sing for several days. The result is this collection, selected from the award-winning BBC television series of the same name, for which the recordings were originally made. Artists include Maura O’Connell, Paul Brady, Fiona Kennedy, Karen Matheson, Sharon Shannon, Roseanne Cash, Nanci Griffith and many others. Ceili Music, 329 Rockland Rd., Hendersonville, TN 37075.

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THE COLLECTED STORIES, Vol. 2

Liam O’Flaherty

Edited by A.A. Kelly

Liam O’Flaherty, born on the Aran Islands in 1896, is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest Irish writers and a master of the short story. He died in Dublin in 1984. In this book, readers may enjoy the whole body of O’Flaherty’s short-story writing, composed between 1922 and 1958. St. Martin’s Press. 396 pp.

IRELAND in MIND

Edited and introduced

by Alice Leccese Powers

This new work includes fiction, poems and essays from three centuries of Irish, English and American writers in search of the real Ireland. From Irish expatriates like Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw to non-Irish visitors like Virginia Woolf and Paul Theroux, this anthology offers a kaleidoscope of a mysterious country. Vintage Books. 332 pp. Price $13.

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