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O'Brien, Brett

Overview
Works: 24 works in 46 publications in 1 language and 472 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6054.O95, 823.914
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Publications about Brett O'Brien
Publications by Brett O'Brien
Most widely held works by Brett O'Brien
Marble gardens by Deirdre Purcell( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Sophie and Riba have known each other since childhood. Though very different people, the bond between them seems unbreakable. When Riba's daughter Zelda falls ill, the women find themselves at odds over her treatment. Will time run out for Zelda and the women's friendship?
City girl by Patricia Scanlan( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
"This is the story of three young women who deal with everything life throws at them, and how, as their enduring friendship sustains them through thick and thin, they start to live life on their own terms"--Container
Last summer in Arcadia by Deirdre Purcell( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Tess, Maddy and Rita have been friends since they met in the civil service in Dublin. Now in their fifties, all three are married and living a very comfortable lifestyle. Each year, they holiday together and this year, their destination is the picturesque village of Collioure in Southern France. But as the holiday progresses, the cracks in their marriages begin to show. 2003
Rory & Ira by Roddy Doyle( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
The story of Roddy Doyle's parents, how they met at a dance in 1947 and married in 1951. They recall details of their Dublin childhoods - the people, the politics, the Wexford countryside; and through their eyes, the intensely Catholic society of their youth transforms to today's vibrant Ireland
City lives by Patricia Scanlan( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
City woman by Patricia Scanlan( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
"Entrepreneur Devlin is expanding her health and leisure complex and finding love along the way. Caroline is still coming to terms with her husband's revelations and is trying to be independent. But will she resort to the crutches of drugs and drink that have always carried her through? Maggie is torn between motherhood and her career, and now finds her marriage under threat. After years of putting other people's needs before her own, Maggie has to decide if it's time to put herself first"--Container
It had to be you by Sarah Webb( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
In the Irish village of Burnaby, life is about to change for three very different women. Molly Harper is the manager of romance bookshop - 'Happily Ever After'. She can't stand Milo Jones, the super-smooth new owner but he does have a rather attractive son, Sam. Should she stay, or should she walk?
Just between us by Cathy Kelly( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Two for joy by Patricia Scanlan( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Oliver Flynn's wedding is the social event of the year, but very few actually seem happy about it
Ma, he sold me for a few cigarettes : a heart-rending memoir that will both horrify and inspire by Martha Long( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Born illegitimate to a teenage mother in the slums of 1950s Dublin, Martha has to be a fighter from the very start. As her mother moves from man to man, and more children follow, they live hand-to-mouth in squalid, clothed in rags and forced to beg for food. The author tells the story of her early life without an ounce of self-pity
Someone like you by Cathy Kelly( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Emma, Leonie and Hannah all want just one thing in life and then they'll happy. For just-married Emma, happiness means escaping the control of her domineering father and conceiving a much longed-for child with her beloved husband. For Leonie, divorced mother of three teenagers, it means finding the true love that was missing from her ten-year marriage. And for Hannah, striking out alone after the man she loved abandoned her, happiness means independence and security - something she doesn't think any man can provide. As they work out their hopes, needs and desires, Emma, Leonie and Hannah come to rely more and more on one another's support in their battles to win through
Ma, he sold me for a few cigarettes a heart-rending memoir that will both horrify and inspire by Martha Long( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Born a bastard to a teenage mother in the slums of 1950s' Dublin, Martha grew up in squalid, freezing tenements, clothed in rags and forced to beg for food. Here she tells the story of her early life and recreates a lost era in which the shadow of the Catholic Church loomed large and if you didn't work, you didn't eat
Rory & Ita by Roddy Doyle( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 20 libraries worldwide
A portrait of modern Ireland and the development of a modern Irish writer focuses on the lives of the author's parents in the aftermath of the Irish rebellion, their witness to the country's economic rise, and their hardships
What she wants by Cathy Kelly( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Do you know what you'll be doing next year? Nicole, Virginia, Hope and Sam thought they did. Hope thought she'd still be a working mother, juggling the demands of husband and children. Her sister, Sam Jones, thought she'd be climbing the ladder as a tough, brilliant boss of a record company. Wild child Nicole Turner reckoned she'd stiil be socialising, singing karaoke, and possibly snogging a guy here and there. And grandmother Virginia Connell thought she'd still be happily married to her beloved Bill, teasing him for spending too much time on the golf course and not enough time cutting the lawn. But they were all wrong. When life changes suddenly for the four women, each has to look deep inside to discover what she really wants
Last summer in Arcadia by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 20 libraries worldwide
The tension is palpable as Tess and Jerry Brennan sit in the drawing room of their wonderful house high above the sea, waiting for the police to arrive. Everything they have achieved is in freefall: their family lives, their friendships, their marriage. Tess is facing the consequences of her own actions; Jerry has been caught out in a misdemeanour, a transgression men have made since time began. Adding to Tess's agitation is the knowledge that her two best friends, Rita and Maddy, are facing parallel traumas in their own relationships. Life skated along for the three couples and their assorted offspring until last summer, when they all travelled to the south of France
Two for joy by Patricia Scanlan( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Oliver Flynn's wedding is the social event of the year: Noreen, his new wife, has finally outclassed her two sisters but there is one nagging doubt: does Oliver really love her? Cora Flynn, Oliver's bitter mother, is determined that her detested daughter-in-law will not become the number one woman in her son's life. Wedding guest Lorna Morgan can't wait to shake the dust of Kilronan off her shoes. She's destined for bright city lights, unlike her stick-in-the-mud cousin, Heather Williams. But so much can change in a year. In Dublin, London and New York there is no respite for Noreen, Lorna or Heather. Only in Kilronan can the Pandora's box that was opened at Oliver Flynn's wedding finally be closed
Across the river by Alice Taylor( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The Phelan and Conway farms stand in hostile confrontation across the river. The long dispute between the families simmers, then explodes. Martha Phelan is locked in stubborn conflict with her son Peter; he wants to make changes in the way the farm is run, but she secretly plans quite different changes. The tension between them builds, but suddenly the force of a still greater problem takes over
PS, I love you by Cecelia Ahern( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Holly and Gerry had the perfect life. Or so they thought. When Gerry dies, Holly is devastated. On the eve of her 30th birthday, the man who was her lover, her best friend, her rock, has left her. But Gerry promised he'd always be there for Holly. And he is: his last bequest to her is The List, a bundle of notes which form a monthly mission for Holly to get her life back on track. As the notes are gradually opened, and as the year unfolds, Holly is both cheered up and challenged
Marble gardens by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
De to meget forskellige kvinder Sophie og Riba har været veninder siden barndommen. men deres venskab kommer på en hård prøve, da de bliver uenige om behandlingen af Ribas syge datter Zelda
Last summer in Arcadia by Deirdre Purcell( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Tess, Maddy and Rita have been friends since they met in the civil service in Dublin. Now in their fifties, all three are married and living a very comfortable lifestyle. Each year they holiday together, and this year their destination is the picturesque village of Collioure in southern France. But as the holiday progresses, the cracks in their marriages begin to show
 
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