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A Star Called Henry

by Roddy Doyle

Born at the beginning of the twentieth century, Henry Smart lives through the evolution of modern Ireland, and in this extraordinary novel he brilliantly tells his story. From his own birth and childhood on...


Bullfighting: Stories

by Roddy Doyle

"[No one] can match Doyle for the fluency with which he tacks back and forth between the hilarious and the heartbreaking." —The New York Times Book Review

Roddy Doyle has won acclaim for his wry wit, his uncanny...


The Guts

by Roddy Doyle

Jimmy Rabbitte of The Commitments returns in the triumphant new novel from the Booker Prize-winning author

The distinct wit and lively, authentic dialogue that are the hallmarks of Roddy Doyle's fiction are on...


Rory and Ita

by Roddy Doyle

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Deportees: and Other Stories

by Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle has earned a devoted following amongst those who appreciate his sly humor, acute ear for dialogue, and deeply human portraits of contemporary Ireland. The Deportees is Doyle's first-ever collection...


Brownbread and War: Two Plays

by Roddy Doyle

From novelist and screenwriter Roddy Doyle come these two colorful plays. both set in the North Dublin suburb of Barrytown. In Brownbread, three young men kidnap a bishop but soon come to realize--when the U.S....


The Van

by Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle's acclaimed Booker Prize-nominated novel, "a darker portrayal of midlife crisis and an expansively farcical chain of misadventures" (The New York Times Book Review)

Jimmy Rabitte, Sr., is unemployed,...


Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

Man Booker Prize 1993

by Roddy Doyle

In this national bestseller and winner of the Booker Prize, Roddy Doyle, author of the "BarrytownTrilogy," takes us to a new level of emotional richness with the story of ten-year-old Padraic Clarke.Witty and...


The Snapper

by Roddy Doyle

Twenty-year-old Sharon Rabbitte is pregnant. She's also unmarried, living at home, working in a grocery store, and keeping the father's identity a secret. Her own father, Jimmy Sr., is shocked by the news. Her...


The Woman Who Walked into Doors

by Roddy Doyle

Paula Spencer is a thirty-nine-year-old working-class woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after marriage to an abusive husband and a worsening drinking problem. Paula recalls her contented childhood, the...


Oh, Play That Thing

by Roddy Doyle

Praised as “a masterpiece” by the Washington Post, A Star Called Henry introduced the unforgettable Henry Smart and left Roddy Doyle’s innumerable fans clamoring for more. Now, in his first novel set in...


Executive Action

by Roddy Doyle & Richard Doyle

Jack Meade wakes in a hospital bed. The doctors tell him he has been in the sea for two days - that he is lucky to be alive. His face is so salt ravaged he barely recognises himself. He has lost nearly all his...


Paula Spencer

Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award 2007

by Roddy Doyle

"Pure, undiluted pleasure" (The Washington Post) from Booker Prize- winning author Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle 's beautifully wrought tale revisits the Dublin housewife-heroine of his earlier acclaimed novel, The...


A Greyhound of a Girl

by Roddy Doyle

Mary O’Hara is a sharp and cheeky 12-year-old Dublin schoolgirl who is bravely facing the fact that her beloved Granny is dying. But Granny can’t let go of life, and when a mysterious young woman turns up...


The Commitments

by Roddy Doyle

This funky, rude, unpretentious first novel traces the short, funny, and furious career of a group of working-class Irish kids who form a band, The Commitments. Their mission: to bring soul to Dublin!


Cigar Box Banjo: Notes on Music and Life

by Paul Quarrington & Roddy Doyle

In Paul Quarrington's favorite childhood recording, a boy fashions a banjo from a cigar box, pluckily sets off for a contest in the next town, and wins with a song that weaves in the sounds he hears along the...