Book List 2021

Theme: Odd Ones Out


1)  BRICK LANE, MONICA ALI

Black Swan, ISBN 9780552771153

An arranged marriage takes 18-year old Nazneen from a Bangladeshi village to a block of flats in London’s East End, and a husband 20 years her elder.

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2)  SELECTED STORIES, ANTON CHEKHOV

Wordsworth Editions, ISBN 9781853262883

One of the greatest short story writers of them all, and a man who helped define the form of the modern short story.

(You MUST get this edition, it contains stories you won’t find in other editions. And it’s cheap.)

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3) LOLLY WILLOWES, SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER

Penguin Modern Classics, ISBN 9780241454886

Lolly Willowes moves from a life of genteel dependency into the depths of the English countryside, and much more.

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4) THE POETRY OF MARY OLIVER

The American is one of the best loved poets of her time.

POEMS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE CLASSES


5) THE GREAT GATSBY, SCOTT FITZGERALD

Wordsworth Editions, ISBN 9781853260414

The great novel about the truth at the heart of an American golden age.

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THE BOOKS WILL BE LOOKED AT IN THIS ORDER.

PLEASE BE SURE TO GET THE EDITION RECOMMENDED, THE USE OF DIFFERENT EDITIONS SLOWS THE CLASS UP! YOU WILL SOON BE ABLE TO GET THE BOOKS AT THE BOOK CENTRE, KILKENNY, WITH A 10% DISCOUNT.