After the Rain After the rain is Mary's most recent novel and is available in bookshops now.

How would you react if you were diagnosed with terminal cancer?
How would you feel? This is the situation for Emer Dorgan,
a librarian in her fifties who has been looking forward to early retirement
and the freedom to pursue her hobbies and dreams.
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Remember Me Remember Me was Mary's first novel published in 1996.

This is a moving story about adoption.
It is told from various points of view: the birth mother,
the adopted child and the adoptive mother and father.
The book struck a chord with many and was on the recommended
reading list from the Adoption Agency of Ireland.
It reached number 2 on the Irish Bestseller list in its year of publication.
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And No Bird Sang And No Bird Sang is Mary's second Novel published in 1997.

Eleanor Ross, a successful career woman, newly widowed after a troubled marriage,
decides to take a much-needed rest from her overburdened work schedule
as a psychotherapist.
She chooses the quiet, idyllic fishing village of Coill as her rural retreat.
No previous experience - and she has had many - has prepared Eleanor for what
she is about to encounter in this new world - a world of gossip, rumour, innuendo.
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Crescendo Crescendo is Mary's third novel published in 2000.

Michelle Bolger has always been in control.
She pursues her career in music while managing to keep a devoted lover,
a difficult mother and her own dark dreams at bay. Music is her passion and her life.
Her talent sustains her.
Despite her strong personality, she is haunted by a sense of foreboding
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Shame the Devil Shame the Devil was Mary's fourth novel published in 2002.

Amy Kennedy, partially dressed, lies on top of a creased duvet.
Her eyes are half open. A year after mother's death, her depression threatens
to engulf her. Her mother's cruel and violent tones still rage in her head.
"No tears, no tears now or I'll give you something to cry about."
She is alone. Married but alone. Her husband, Maurice, a kind man and a dedicated vet,
cannot cope with or understand his wife's mental state. Her daughter, Dawn,
has her own life to live. Read More...
And No Bird Sang French Mary's novels have been translated in to French, German and Finish.

This novel is And No Bird Sang in French.
It was translated in to French by Daniele Darneau.
The editor was French Company Presses De La Cite.
It was published in June 2000.
Cover is by Pas d'illustrations.
Shame the Devil German Mary's novels have been translated in to French, German and Finish.

This novel is Shame the Devil in German.
The Publishing house was BTB which is now part of Random House.
It was published in 2002.
Shame the Devil Finish Mary's novels have been translated in to French, German and Finish.

This novel is Shame the Devil in Finish.
This was translated in to finish by Auli Hurme-Keranen.
It was publish in 2002.

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Welcome to the website of Mary McCarthy a novelist and writer from Dublin, Ireland.

Mary has written five novels which have each reached the best seller list in Ireland
and have each been translated in to various languages including French, German and Finish.

On this site you can find out information about Mary's books, read the articles she has written,
read articles about her books, listen to radio or tv interviews and find out about book signings and other public appearances.