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February 16, 2011

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THE PEOPLE OF THE SEA

A Journey in Search

of the Seal Legend

David Thomson

With an introduction by Seamus Heaney, this reissued hard cover, first published in 1954, takes the reader through the ancient seal legends and introduces the Celtic fishing families who weave the tales into their lives and work. Thomson, a Scotsman, was raised among fishermen and storytellers, and users his own experiences with seals to craft a story of another world. Counterpoint Books. 214 pp. $25.

SOMETHING SPECIAL — A STORY

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Iris Mudoch

"Something Special" is the only work by Mudoch that has never before been released in English. Ion this slended volume, the Booker-prize winning author introduces us to Yvonne Geary, a 24-year-old living at home and being courted by Sam Goldman. The book takes the couple through Mudoch’s hometown Dublin, an unforgettable journey through streets and bars. Mudoch deftly depicts the young woman’s angst over marriage and life. W.W. Norton & Company Inc. 51 pp. $15.95.

THE IRISH TENORS

–THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION

The essential collection on DVD format brings together two Irish tenor concerts — "The Irish Tenors" and "Live in Belfast" — with previously unreleased material. The collection also features new footage and specially taped interviews with the three tenors that should provide fans with an insight into the talented trio. By Music Matters.

A DAY TO REMEMBER AT

THE GIANT’S CAUSEWAY

Declan Carville with

illustrations by Brendan Ellis

This children’s novel tells the story of a young boy and his dog as he discovers the legends behind the Causeway, the famous geographical landmark. Aimed at 6-10-year-olds, the story is an adventure illustrated with more than 24 watercolors. Discovery Publications. $7.99.

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