twitter debuts of the month katie fforde jonathan unleashed Maxim Jakubowskis Selection
Vouchers


Donal Ryan Book and Novel

Donal Ryan - Author


Donal Ryan was born in a village in north Tipperary, a stroll from the shores of Lough Derg. Donal wrote the first draft of The Spinning Heart in the long summer evenings of 2010, and has also completed a second novel. He lives with his wife Anne Marie and two children just outside Limerick City.

If you like Donal Ryan you might also like to read books by Colum McCann, Jim Crace and ColmToibin.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Donal Ryan

The Thing About December by Donal Ryan
The Thing About December
Donal Ryan
A powerful, moving account of rural Irish life, of a farming family, domineering parents, a ‘slow witted’ son and the effect of progress. Johnsey, the simple, child-like son, tragically inherits the farm and whether through a misunderstanding or bloody-mindedness refuses...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
The Spinning Heart
Donal Ryan
A small Irish village is suffering from the collapse of its local factory, leaving most of the population with financial problems. We hear of their lives through some twenty-one narratives. This is an extraordinary feat, a stunning work which has...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/12/2013
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
The Spinning Heart
Donal Ryan
Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2013. The Spinning Heart speaks for contemporary Ireland like no other novel. Wry, vulnerable, all-too human, it captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland and with uncanny perception articulates the words and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/06/2013
Lovereading Price: £10.39

Loading other books by Donal Ryan...


Author Info

Did you know

At Lovereading you can download and read an Opening Extract and an online review of books by Donal Ryan and hundreds of other authors.

Author 'Like for Like' recommendations


I recommend Lovereading because you get honest reviews on a whole range of genres-there's something for everyone. It's the only site I need.

Sian Spinney

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

Love books. Love reading. Love reading books. And, here's the trick. Here's a website which caters for people like me.

Ian Harvey-brown

Lovereading has all the new books and also suggestions for 'similar' authors whilst waiting for your favourites new books.

Carol Peace

It's the first site that I visit when deciding on the next set of books to buy. A particular treat is being able to download an extract.

Tessa Olson

It's a lively, independent website with reviews, recommendations and more - with a huge range of books available to buy in all formats.

Alison Layland

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools