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The Cantankerous Molly Darling

Described as both hilarious and huggable (and featuring some incredibly well-named chickens), this is a book that touches on the dangers of social media, the importance of baking, and the madness of the modern Irish family. It received positive reviews in the Irish Independent, Irish Times, Galway Advertiser, an Editor's pick in Inis, and a summer bestseller in Easons, Ireland. 

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About Alvy Carragher

Alvy Carragher is an Irish poet and author based in Toronto. She has published two books, as well as numerous articles, blogs and poetry which are all available across a wide range of anthologies, literary websites and publications. 


Her debut collection of poetry "Falling in love with broken things" was published in 2016 by Salmon Poetry. Chicken House Books published her debut novel "The Cantankerous Molly Darling" in June 2019. It received positive reviews and coverage across both Irish and UK media. The audio version was released in 2020. 

Her work has been archived by the National Library of Ireland, and her comic blog won several National Blog Awards. She has performed her poetry both in Ireland and the USA, representing Poetry Ireland as the delegate for the Poetry Ireland Introduction Series in 2016 at a reading in the Lincoln Center, NYC. 

She lives in Toronto, where she is working on fiction and poetry. Her second poetry collection The Men I Keep Under My Bed will be published by Salmon Poetry in 2021.

Alvy Carragher's Books

The Cantankerous Molly Darling

Falling in love

with broken things


"Alvy Carragher is a witty poet with a refreshingly light almost pop-art style."

Kevin Higgins

Poet & Poetry Reviewer


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