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O'Brien, Brett

Overview
Works: 34 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 360 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Humorous fiction  Didactic fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author
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 35 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 29 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
Rory & Ira by Roddy Doyle( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
A tender and compelling memoir from Ireland's most famous living writer RORY & ITA tells -largely in their own words - the story of his parents'lives from their first memories to the present. Born in 1923 and 1925 respectively, they met at a New Year's Eve dance in 1947 and married in 1951. They remember every detail of their Dublin childhoods - the people, the politics, idyllic times in the Wexford countryside for Ita, Rory's apprenticeship as a printer. Through their eyes we see the intensely Catholic society of their youth being transformed into the vibrant, modern Ireland of today. Rory and Ita Doyle are marvellous talkers, with excellent memories - combined with Roddy Doyle's legendary skill in illuminating ordinary experience, it makes for a book of tremendous warmth and humanity
Last summer in Arcadia by Deirdre Purcell( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 28 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. Tess is facing the devastating outcome of her innocent actions and Jerry has been caught out in a misdemeanor that means the end of a successful career. Adding to Tess's agitation is the knowledge that her two best friends are facing parallel traumas in their own relationships.--From container
Two for joy by Patricia Scanlan( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Oliver Flynn's weddng 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 waith to shake the dust of Kilronana off her shoes. She's destined for bright city lights, unlike her stick-in-the-mud cousin, Heather Williams
City lives by Patricia Scanlan( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Last summer in Arcadia by Deirdre Purcell( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Undetermined and English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Tess, Maddy and Rita have been friends since working together in Dublin. Now in their fifties, all three have been comfortably married. Their annual holiday in Southern France reveals cracks in each marriage causing fear, jealousy and resentment. Each must make some difficult decisions about the values of family and home
Rory & Ita by Roddy Doyle( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 23 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
City woman by Patricia Scanlan( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 20 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
Ma, he sold me for a few cigarettes : a memoir of Dublin in the 1950s by Martha Long( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 19 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
Ma, he sold me for a few cigarettes : a heart-rending memoir that will both horrify and inspire by Martha Long( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 19 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
It had to be you by Sarah Webb( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 19 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 15 libraries worldwide
Someone like you by Cathy Kelly( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 13 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
What she wants by Cathy Kelly( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 10 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
Two for joy by Patricia Scanlan( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Oliver Flynn's weeding is the social event of the years: Noreen, Oliver's new wife, has finally outclassed her two sisters, who think they are better than her in every way. But there is one nagging doubt: does Oliver really love her? Cora Flynn, Oliver's bitter mother, has boycotted the wedding. She is determined that her detested daughter-in-law will not become the number one woman in her son's life. Wedding guest Lorna Morgan cannot wait to shake the dust of Kilronan off her shoes. She is destined for bright city lights, unlike her stick-in-the-mud cousin, Heather Williams, who was only invited to the "afters" with her clodhopper boyfriend, Neil. In Lorna's eyes, Heather will never change. But worms turn, and what a difference a year makes. 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
PS, I love you by Cecelia Ahern( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Holly grieves for her husband. Before dying, he prepared ten letters, one for each month remaining in the year, listing tasks for Holly to accomplish. As the notes are gradually opened and as the year unfolds, Holly is both cheered up and challanged
Evening class by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
An evening class in introductory Italian is taught by two teachers, each desperately looking for something missing in their lives, and many of the students also have their own problems that they hope to solve by a trip to Italy when the class is over
Across the river by Alice Taylor( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 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
City woman by Patricia Scanlan( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Devlin's flair and ambition ensure continued success for her City Girl health and leisure complex. Caroline is coping with her husband's revelations and Maggie is torn between motherhood and career. Still their friendship survives
 
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