Twelve Thousand Days. a memoir of love and loss.

“Eilis Ni Dhuibhne’s candid and moving memoir tells the story of her thirty-year relationship with the love of her life, internationally renowned folklorist Bo Almqvist,……, …..a remarkable story about love, grief and time, shot through the wry and sharp observations on Irish life, culture and morality.”

Author visit***** Eilis Ni Dhuibhne will join us at 7pm through zoom. Details will be emailed to you day before the meeting.

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

Welcome back everyone. Thanks to all who joined the Zoom meeting on Tuesday to chat about Jane Eyre. That series starts up on 16th September. I’ll post the details shortly. If you are interested in joining the series via zoom, leave your email with the library and we will organise the connection.

We start off with a book that has been months in the best sellers list in Ireland. I hope you enjoy it. If we can’t meet as a group physically, we will have to zoom again. It all depends on the numbers that are allowed to meet indoors.

A classic for the Summer -Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

What better time to read or reread a classic! we have lovely new copies of Jane Eyre to lend until 1st Sept. (introduction by Maggie O’Farrell). There is no meeting in August but there will be a few Bronte events popping up over August and September. Maebh O’Regan will talk about Charlotte Bronte’s Irish connection in an event that will be online towards the end of August. That will be followed by a fortnightly literary series in Sept in 3 parts. Details will be available soon. See you all in Sept. and happy reading until then.

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