WorldCat Identities

Breen, Christine 1954-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 44 publications in 3 languages and 2,963 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA990.C59, 941.93
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Christine Breen
 
Most widely held works by Christine Breen
O come ye back to Ireland : our first year in County Clare by Niall Williams( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her name is Rose by Christine Breen( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Iris Bowen is a young Irish gardener and mother of a beloved adopted daughter, Rose. A recent widow, Iris has spent the last two years concentrating on the day-to-day business of launching Rose into the world. But when she receives some worrisome results on a breast scan, the words of her husband as he was dying of cancer become hauntingly urgent. He had begged Iris to search for Rose's birth mother so that Rose would still have family if anything happened to Iris. Suddenly, Iris fears that Rose really could be left alone. With no records to guide her beyond a twenty-year-old envelope, Iris impulsively begins a journey into the past that takes her to Boston and back to the west of Ireland, with surprising results for herself and for Rose and the others whom their lives touch. At turns moving and funny, Her Name Is Rose by Christine Breen is a gorgeous and intimate debut novel about what happens when life does not play out the way you expect"--
When summer's in the meadow by Niall Williams( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and German and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christine and Niall have settled into their new lives in Ireland and are ready to start a family. But they are bitterly disappointed when they learn they cannot have children. What follows is a year of waiting to adopt a baby, a year in which they continue their pastoral lives - farming, tending livestock and sharing a commumity spirit with neighbours
The pipes are calling : our jaunts through Ireland by Niall Williams( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The luck of the Irish : our life in County Clare by Niall Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her name is Rose by Christine Breen( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"People used to say Iris Bowen was beautiful, what with the wild weave of her red hair, the high cheekbones, and the way she carried herself like a barefoot dancer through the streets of Ranelagh on the outskirts of Dublin. But that was a lifetime ago. In a cottage in the west of Ireland, Iris -- gardener and mother to an adopted daughter, Rose -- is doing her best to carry on after the death of her husband two years earlier. At the back of her mind is a promise she never intended to keep, until the day she gets a phone call from her doctor. Meanwhile, nineteen-year-old Rose is a brilliant violinist at the Royal Academy in London, still grieving her father but relishing her music and life in the city. Excited but nervous, she hums on the way to an important master class, and then suddenly finds herself missing both of her parents when the class ends in disaster. After the doctor's call, Iris is haunted by the promise she made to her husband--to find Rose's birth mother, so that their daughter might still have family if anything happened to Iris. Armed only with a twenty-year-old envelope, Iris impulsively begins a journey into the past that takes her to Boston and back, with unexpected results for herself and for Rose, and for both friends and strangers."--Back of container
So many miles to paradise : from Clare to there by Christine Breen( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unsere grüne Heimat : unterwegs in Irland by Niall Williams( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in German and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wenn die Sommerwiesen blühn wir werden eine Familie by Niall Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Es regnet auch im Paradies : unser erstes Jahr in Irland by Niall Williams( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in German and English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The luck of the Irish : our life in County Clare by Niall Williams( Recording )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book continues the adventures of a New York couple who left promising careers to live in a stone farmhouse in an Irish village. Since their book "O come ye back to Ireland" they have renovated their cottage, created a grand garden and adopted two children. Although struggling, they are still committed to their dream
 
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O come ye back to Ireland : our first year in County Clare
Alternative Names
Breen, Chris.

Breen, Chris 1954-

Languages
English (32)

German (7)

Polish (2)

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When summer's in the meadowThe pipes are calling : our jaunts through IrelandThe luck of the Irish : our life in County ClareSo many miles to paradise : from Clare to there