• At least in The Handmaid's Tale they value babies, mostly. Not so in the true stories here.

    Margaret Atwood
  • [A] furious, necessary book

    Sinéad Gleeson
  • Achingly powerful ... There will be many people who don't want to read Republic of Shame, for fear it will be too much, too dark, too heavy. Please don't be afraid. Read it. Look it in the eye

    Irish Times
  • Utterly brilliant. Please read it

    Marian Keyes
  • Hogan's captivatingly written stories of people who were consigned to what she calls the "shame-industrial complex" puts faces - many old now, and lined with pain - to the clinical data. ... Brilliant

    Sunday Times
  • [A] searing account of the Church's treatment of women during its period of dominance over Irish society ... It is never less than compelling

    Irish Independent
  • Republic of Shame is a careful, sensitive and extremely well written book - but it is harrowing. It would break your heart in two

    Ailbhe Smyth
  • Riveting, immensely insightful and horrifically recognisable

    Emma Dabiri
  • A must read for everyone

    Lynn Ruane
  • Compelling ... devastatingly human, [Republic of Shame] will make you shake with sadness and anger

    RTÉ Guide

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