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The Library At the Edge of the World

(2016)
(The first book in the Finfarran series)
A novel by

 
 
November 2017 LibraryReads Pick

In the bestselling tradition of Fannie Flagg and Jenny Colgan comes Felicity Hayes-McCoy’s U.S. debut about a local librarian who must find a way to rebuild her community and her own life in this touching, enchanting novel set on Ireland’s stunning West Coast.

As she drives her mobile library van between villages of Ireland’s West Coast, Hanna Casey tries not to think about a lot of things. Like the sophisticated lifestyle she abandoned after finding her English barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she’s back in Lissbeg, the rural Irish town she walked away from in her teens, living in the back bedroom of her overbearing mother’s retirement bungalow. Or, worse yet, her nagging fear that, as the local librarian and a prominent figure in the community, her failed marriage and ignominious return have made her a focus of gossip.

With her teenage daughter, Jazz, off traveling the world and her relationship with her own mother growing increasingly tense, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence by restoring a derelict cottage left to her by her great-aunt. But when the threatened closure of the Lissbeg Library puts her personal plans in jeopardy, Hanna finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the Finfarran Peninsula’s fragmented community. And she’s about to discover that the neighbors she’d always kept at a distance have come to mean more to her than she ever could have imagined.

Told with heart and abundant charm, The Library at the Edge of the World is a joyous story about the meaning of home and the importance of finding a place where you truly belong.

“Heart-warming . . . reminiscent of Maeve Binchy and Roisin Meaney.”—Irish Examiner

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"A charming and heartwarming story." - Jenny Colgan

"The Library at The Edge of the World is a delicious feast of a novel. Sink in and feel enveloped by the beautiful world of Felicity Hayes-McCoy." - Cathy Kelly


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Hardback Editions

January 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Library at the Edge of the World (Finfarran Peninsula)
Author(s): Felicity Hayes-McCoy
ISBN: 1-4328-4274-9 / 978-1-4328-4274-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Library at the Edge of the World: A Novel (Finfarran Peninsula)
Author(s): Felicity Hayes-McCoy
ISBN: 0-06-266372-0 / 978-0-06-266372-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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November 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Library at the Edge of the World: 'A charming and heartwarming story' Jenny Colgan (Finfarran)
Author(s): Felicity Hayes-McCoy
ISBN: 1-4736-2105-4 / 978-1-4736-2105-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Library at the Edge of the World: 'A charming and heartwarming story' Jenny Colgan (Finfarran)
Author(s): Felicity Hayes-McCoy
ISBN: 1-4736-2106-2 / 978-1-4736-2106-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland
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Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Library at the Edge of the World
Author(s): Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland
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March 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Library at the Edge of the World
Author(s): Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland
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March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Library at the Edge of the World
Author(s): Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland
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November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Library at the Edge of the World (Finfarran Peninsula)
Author(s): Felicity Hayes-McCoy
ISBN: 1-5200-8521-4 / 978-1-5200-8521-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Library at the Edge of the World (Finfarran Peninsula)
Author(s): Felicity Hayes-McCoy
ISBN: 1-5200-8525-7 / 978-1-5200-8525-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Library at the Edge of the World
Author(s): Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Library at the Edge of the World: A Novel (Finfarran Peninsula Book 1)
Author(s): Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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June 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Library at the Edge of the World: 'A charming and heartwarming story' Jenny Colgan (Finfarran)
Author(s): Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU