Heart, Be at Peace

Heart, Be at Peace

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 08/08/2024
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Heart, Be at Peace
Another stunning and poetic novel from Donal Ryan. This small town in rural Ireland and its residents bare the scars of the economic crash and Ryan tells t... READ MORE
Heart, Be at Peace
He's done it again
What has he done again exactly? Destroyed me with his beautiful, lyrical prose that leaves you feeling less like you are reading and more like you're in a ... READ MORE
Heart, Be at Peace
"This is life, this is life, this is how it's meant to be."
'Heart, Be At Peace' is an incredibly tender novel that seamlessly weaves together 21 characters from a rural town in Ireland. Donal Ryan's writing is beau... READ MORE
Kaitlin at Drogheda
Heart, Be at Peace
Heart, Be At Peace
I am ashamed to say I have only recently started to read Donal Ryan. I read The Spinning Heart and his short story collection, and was blown away. Then whe... READ MORE
Lesley at Commercial Street Dundee
Heart, Be at Peace
A beautiful poetic book. Told from 21 perspectives, this novel tells the story of a community on the edge of disaster. Enormously moving and hauntingly wri... READ MORE
Olivia Gomersall


‘I said it before. Madness comes circling around. Ten-year cycles, as true as the sun will rise…’

Some things can send a heart spinning; others will crack it in two.

In a small town in rural Ireland, the local people have weathered the storms of economic collapse and are looking towards the future. The jobs are back, the dramas of the past seemingly lulled, and although the town bears the marks of its history, new stories are unfolding.

But a fresh menace is creeping around the lakeshore and the lanes of the town, and the peace of the community is about to be shattered in an unimaginable way. Young people are being drawn towards the promise of fast money whilst the generation above them tries to push back the tide of an enemy no one can touch…

A stunning, lyrical novel told in twenty-one voices, Heart, be at Peace can be read independently, or as a companion to Donal Ryan’s multi-award-winning novel, The Spinning Heart, voted ‘The Irish Book of the Decade’.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780857525239
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 322g
  • Dimensions: 223 x 142 x 20 mm

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Heart, Be at Peace
Simply Gorgeous Writing
Thank you very much to the publishers for this early review copy. Donal is such a fabulous writer that his books are always a treat. Simply gorgeous writ... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
Heart, Be at Peace
Small town microcosm
Late in this beautifully written, multi-voiced novel, one of the characters says that madness comes in ten-year-cycles. So here we are, ten years on from D... READ MORE
Claudia Sunderhauf