We are delighted to welcome back Nuala to the book club meeting this month with her latest novel , Becoming Belle. Her last book, Miss Emily, was very well received when Nuala was here last and I am sure this one will not disappoint.. the meeting will be at 5.30pm in The Coach House. All welcome.
Next meeting is at 5pm on Tuesday 2nd October. This best seller is based on the true story of Lale Sokolov. “Terrible though this story is, it is also one of hope, of courage – and of love.”
Let’s do some time travel! Meeting on Tuesday 4th September at 5pm. New members welcome
Meeting will be at 5pm on Tuesday 7th August in the library. This book was selected for Oprah’s Book Club 2018 and is currently in the Irish Best sellers List.
“It’s among Tayari’s many gifts that she can touch us soul to soul with her words.” Oprah Winfrey.
“Writing of this quality comes from a commitment to listening, from a perfect attunement to the human condition, from an attention to reality so exact that it goes beyond a skill and becomes a virtue”. Hilary Mantel.
Meeting will be at 5pm on Tuesday 5th July. Copies available in the library now.
I have chosen this book to compliment the Irish Women writers and The big House Series we are running during May and June in The Coach House.
Terrence Dooley will kick start the series on the 2nd May at 7.30pm with a talk on Significant dates in the history of The Big House so that we have a good overview of the period these books were written. From then, Roslyn Hickey will pick up the book studies:
9th May Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth
23rd May The Real Charlotte by Somerville and Ross
6th June The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen
20th June Good Behaviour by Mollie Keane
Our club will attend the 23rd May session at 7pm to discuss The real Charlotte
Christine , who hails from Palmerstown, won the Short Story competition in last years Irish Book Awards with “Back to Bones” joined us for a most interesting and entertaining afternoon. The book club invited the Mill Lane Writers along to listen to the experienced voice of a well established writer. Also, we were also treated to a reading from her new book which will be published next year. Best wishes to Christine on the new book and thanks for an enjoyable couple of hours from all our readers and writers.
“….an elegant and haunting novel of war, art and memory…it’s beauty never comes to rest.” Boyd Tonkin, The Independent. Tan Twan Eng was born in Malaysia. His debut novel, The Gift of Rain, was longlisted for The Man Booker in 2007. This is his second novel which made it’s way to the shortlist in 2012.
It’s been 16 years since Bernard MacLaverty last published a novel. With his new book, The Midwinter break, he won the Easons Book Club Novel of the year at the Bord Gais Energy 2017 Book Awards. This book dissects the long standing marriage of a mature couple on a trip to Amsterdam. It may lead to an interesting discussion on the 6th February
Margaret Atwood has been going through a bit of a revival with some of her earlier books having hit the screen in recent months…The Handmaids Tale and Alias Grace. Perhaps this one will be next. The Blind Assassin won the Booker in 2000. Happy reading over Christmas. We will reconvene on Tuesday 2nd January at 5pm for a special Nollaig na mBan meeting ……