O’Brien, Edna

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The Little Red Chairs

This 18th novel from O'Brien (Saints and Sinners) delivers noble truths as well as atrocities. Her fictional depiction of Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadžic´ will chill readers not only because it convincingly exposes the egoism of a rational madman but also because these horrors happened. O'Brien's mastery of symbolism and natural description remain unmatched in modern fiction. [See Prepub Alert, 9/14/15.]

The Love Object

O'Brien's reputation as one of the greatest storytellers in modern literature is only strengthened by this volume's publication. Highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 11/24/14.]

Country Girl: A Memoir

While O'Brien overly devotes her time to cataloguing the notable actors, writers, and politicians of her acquaintance, the accounts of her childhood and her descriptions of Ireland soar with a lyricism reminiscent of Joyce. Recommended for memoir lovers and readers with a desire for more insight into this important 20th-century literary figure.

Saints and Sinners

In her best stories, O'Brien conveys the trajectory of a life so seamlessly that we almost forget these are words on a page. Her longtime readers will be pleased, and those encountering her stories for the first time will be grateful for a wonderful find. [See Prepub Alert, 11/15/10.]

Saints and Sinners

A James Joyce Ulysses Medal and Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner, called one of Ireland's ten great writers of all time by Oprah...

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