Awards
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel (nominee)
A Paris Review Staff Pick

An Esquire Best Book of 2017

A sweeping, Dickensian story of a young girl on a life-changing journey across nineteenth-century Ireland on the eve of the Great Famine

Early one October morning, Grace's mother snatches her from sleep and brutally cuts off her hair, declaring, "You are the strong one now." With winter close at hand and Ireland already suffering, Grace is no longer safe at home. And so her mother outfits her in men's clothing and casts her out. When her younger brother Colly follows after her, the two set off on a remarkable odyssey in the looming shadow of their country's darkest hour.

The broken land they pass through reveals untold suffering as well as unexpected beauty. To survive, Grace must become a boy, a bandit, a penitent and, finally, a woman-all the while afflicted by inner voices that arise out of what she has seen and what she has lost.

Told in bold and lyrical language by an author who has already been called "one of his generation's very finest novelists" (Ron Rash, author of The Risen), Grace is an epic coming-of-age novel and a poetic evocation of the Irish famine as it has never been written.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"A beautifully written novel, with a haunting story and deep echoes of the Ancients." - Edna O'Brien

"Grace is a mesmerizing, incandescent work of art. Paul Lynch is peerless. Grace Coyle, daughter of Coll, will be one of the enduring heroines of world literature." - Donal Ryan


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Hardback Editions

September 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Grace
Author(s): Paul Lynch
ISBN: 1-78607-305-6 / 978-1-78607-305-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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July 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Grace: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Lynch
ISBN: 0-316-31630-X / 978-0-316-31630-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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Paperback Editions

June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Grace
Author(s): Paul Lynch
ISBN: 1-78607-346-3 / 978-1-78607-346-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Grace: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Lynch
ISBN: 0-316-31628-8 / 978-0-316-31628-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Grace: WINNER OF THE KERRY GROUP IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR
Author(s): Paul Lynch
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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July 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Grace: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Lynch
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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