In January, we welcome Alice leahy, Director and co-founder The Alice leahy Trust, to our book club. She will be here at 1pm on Tuesday 7th January to chat about her memoir, The stars are our only warmth. Copes are available now from the library. “Restless and outspoken, a tireless advocate for those who literally have no homes to go to” Pat kenny.
“Expect miracles when you read Ann Patchett’s fiction” New York Times
One of the first books we read many years ago when this book club began was the memorable and much loved , Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. This is her seventh novel since then and critics are saying it’s her best. Let’s meet at 4.15pm on Tuesday 3rd of December and discuss.
This one is doing very well in the Irish bestsellers at the moment. It is set in the marshes of North Carolina and tells the story of Kya and the murder investigation of Chase Andrews. This novel topped the New York Times Fiction bestsellers for several weeks in 2019. We meet on 5th November at 4.15pm in the library to review.
Christine will be in the Coach House on 8th October with The red line Book festival. That promises to be an insightful meeting into the writing of The Narrow land and an opportunity to listen to this most entertaining author. She is no stranger to Palmerstown and has been generous with her time to our book club over the years.
We will meet on 1st Oct in the library (prior to red line event) to discuss the book as a group . This meeting will be at the new time of 4.15 pm . See you then. New members always welcome.
Copies of Graham Norton’s, Holding, are here now for collection. Please note that the new meeting time for the book club will be 4.15pm. We will still meet on the first Tuesday of the month as usual. We will kick off the new reading season on Tuesday 3rd Sept at 4.15pm in the library. Spread the word! All welcome
What a lovely end to our reading year. Maura McElhone was an absolute pleasure to have at our last meeting and even though it was lashing rain all day, we still had a very good turn out…..and not a welly in sight!!
We will resume on 2nd Sept at the usual time , 5pm in the library. Over the Summer, I will have copies of Graham Norton’s Holding for collection here.
Christine Dwyer Hickey will join us on 8th Oct as part of the Red Line Book Festival. There will be copies of The Narrow Land here for you all on the 2nd Sept.
Enjoy your Summer.
Next meeting will be held in the Coachhouse at 5.30pm on Tuesday 4th June. It is the last meeting until September and it will be a special one as we are hosting the author of Falling for a Farmer, Maura McElhone.
“Falling for a farmer, based on the popular blog of the same name, chronicles the often humorous and sometimes sobering experiences that arise when town and country collide”
“A charming debut…you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll feel new sympathy for the curmudgeons in your life. You’ll also want to move to Scandinavia, where everything is cuter” People
As a nod to the One City one book, we are going to read the first in the trilogy this month – The Country girls. The book club are going to the dramatization of the book in The Abbey on 27th March at 2pm and will meet for a short meeting on 2nd April at 5pm. There are lots of very interesting events throughout Dublin in April that the club could follow up on.
This whodunit is based on the true story of Harriet Monkton who was found murdered in Bromley, Kent in 1843. It is a novel that exposes the hypocrisy and scandal of the time. A novel full of suspicion and suggestion. Meeting is on Tuesday 5th march at 5pm in the library