What are the best fiction books by Irish women ?

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    #1The Wonder

    The Wonder
    The Wonder is a historical mystery fiction novel set in Ireland written by Emma Donoghue. This psychological thriller book is first published in 2016 by Picador. 

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    Randy Stevens
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Mystery fiction novel set in Ireland written by Emma Donoghue. An eleven-year-old girl stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse, sent to investigate whether she is a fraud, meets a journalist hungry for a story. Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, Emma Donoghue's The Wonder - inspired by numerous European and North American cases of 'fasting girls' between the sixteenth century and the twentieth - is a psychological thriller about a child's murder threatening to happen in slow motion before our eyes."
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    #2Faithful Place

    Faithful Place

    Faithful Place is a book by Tana French that tells a story of Rosie and Frank. They are lovers who set to run away and live in England but when that day came, Rosie did not show up. Years later investigator Frank will find her.


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    Jean Long
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is a pretty good book but I had a hard time getting into at first. Stick with it and the story will hook you, I promise!"
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    #3The Green Road

    The Green Road

    The Green Road is a historical fiction novel written by Anne Enright. This Irish literature book is first published in 2015 by W. W. Norton Company. 


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    Albert Fox
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "hit the nail on the head with this one another great book and writen by and irish woman awsome solution!"
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    #4The Gathering

    The Gathering
    The Gathering is an Irish fiction novel written by Anne Enright. It is about the Hegarty clan and it is first published in 2007 by Grove Press, Black Cat. 

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    Tiffany Duncan
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This seems to check off the boxes that I wanted it to. Fits all of the aspects of what I want in a book so that makes this a really solid solution and I like that. Very nice job here of trying to give me what I want."
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    #5Sushi for Beginners

    Sushi for Beginners

    Sushi for Beginners is a contemporary fiction book written by Marian Keyes. This chick lit novel is about the friendship of three women and it is first published in 2000. 


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    Enrique Vega
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I read Sushi for Beginners and I was very much disappointed. The story is bubbly and floaty, more style than substance. I would recommend steering clear of this book."
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    #6Hot Property (The Kerry)

    Hot Property (The Kerry)

    Hot Property is a contemporary romance fiction and the first book in The Kerry series written by Susanne O'Leary. This chick lit novel is first published in 2013. 


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    Grace Jiang
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I think that some people will either love this book or they won't. I personally found it a little bit hard to relate to but I have a friend of mine that swears up and down that this is the best book they ever read, so I think it depends on who you are. The settings and descriptions were my favorite part of the book but I found it hard to get into the characters. "
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    #7Frog Music

    Frog Music

    Frog Music is a historical mystery fiction novel written by Emma Donoghue. It is first published in  2014 by Little, Brown and Company. 


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    Samuel Pena
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "You could do a lot worse than read this book. However, you could also check out other fiction books like the harry potter series which are far better paced than this is. Was still pretty fair overall."
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    Room is a novel written by Emma Donoghue which tells the story of a 5-year-old boy named Jack who gets to live in a room he considers the world. 


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    Kevin Diaz
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Room is a nail biting thriller by one of my favorite Irish female authors. I found it hard to put the book down. 5/5 a must read."
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    #9In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad)

    In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad)
    In the Woods by Tana French is the first book in the Dublin Murder Squad Series. This psychological suspense novel is published in 2007. The story's setting took place in Dublin, Ireland wherein a series of murder incidents happened.

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    Sandra Myers
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This book has one of the most complex, but engaging, and well-written, plots I've read in a long time. Full of suspense, I kept flipping the pages to see what was going to happen next. This is like Nancy Drew, or Hardy Boys, but for more the adult crowd. Tana French really captures her native Dublin well in her descriptions throughout the book. I will say, though, that the ending was pretty anti-climatic, so be prepared for that."
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    #10Circle of Friends

    Circle of Friends

    Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy is a drama novel published in 1990. This book follows the story of two inseparable friends - Benny and Eve - attending a university and the underlying challenge that will test their friendship.


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    Richard Munoz
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This excellent novel was written by Maeve Binchy, one of my favorite authors. Set with fictional characters, her character development makes for a very believable setting. And despite being set in the mid 1950s, they are so relatable. "
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    #11The Yellow House

    The Yellow House

    The Yellow House is a historical fiction book written by Patricia Falvey. The Yellow House was published on February 15, 2010 by Center Street. It was first published in 2009.


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    Terry Wagner
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "A lass must decide between two suiters in this romantic and historical tale. The period of Irish independence adds urgency to this well written story. "


Best What are the best fiction books by Irish women
1The WonderBooks 44 Paid
2Faithful PlaceBooks 39 Paid
3The Green RoadBooks 36 Paid
4The Gathering Books 36 Paid
5Sushi for BeginnersBooks 32 Paid
6Hot Property (The Kerry)Books 30 Paid
7Frog MusicBooks 29 Paid
8RoomBooks 25 Paid
9In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad)Books 22 Paid
10Circle of FriendsBooks 21 Paid

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