The Woman Next door by Yewande Omotoso

“Hortensia and Marion are next door neighbours in a charming, bougainvillea-laden Cape Town suburb. One is black, one white. Both are successful women with impressive careers behind them………..both are sworn enemies, sharing hedge and hostility pruned with zeal.

Love thy neighbour? Easier said than done.”

Next meeting is planned for Tuesday 7th July at 4pm. As with our last few meetings, we will have to be mindful of advice on meetings at this time. I’ll be in touch before then.

TATTY By Christine Dwyer Hickey

We had such great plans for this book in April, the one City, One book choice for Dublin 2020 but Covid 19 got in the way. Christine lives in Palmerstown and we are all hugely loyal to her as well as fans of all her books. She wrote Tatty in 2004 but it still resonates today. I quote Ann Enright……”Keeps getting better, long after you have put it down. In perfect, unassuming prose, Christine Dwyer Hickey conjures all our childhoods. This book is for anyone who ever wondered about the shouting next door”.

Meeting due to be held on Tuesday 5th May at 4pm but I will be in touch before then. Siobhan

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

“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.