In the vein of Roddy Doyle's recent story collection "The Deportees," acclaimed author Gerard Donovan shines a literary light on new Ireland with his collection of stories, "Young Irelanders." Though the title might seem to refer to Ireland's 19th-century liberation movement, Donovan is actually talking, literally, about today's new Irish, be they immigrants or struggling adulterers. Donovan's 13 stories add another intriguing layer to our understanding of the much-discussed post-Celtic Tiger Ireland of the 21st century. ($24.95 / 224 pages / Overlook)

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