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
Another best seller! it’s been a great year for the top reads for this book club.
“Utterly unforgettable….This is a as powerful a story about the transforming potential of education as you’ll ever read” Bookseller.
Meeting at 4.15pm on Tuesday 7th April in the library
“Olive , Again follows the blunt , contradictory, yet deeply loveable Olive Kitteridge as she grows older……..” This novel is a follow up from the much loved book “Olive Kitteridge”. Reviews tell us that it can be enjoyed without having read the first book but then again you may still want to…..Meeting at 4.15 on Tuesday 3rd March.
Meeting in the library at 4.15pm on Tuesday 4th February. See you all then for discussion on this most interesting piece of history recanted through the Conor o’Clery.
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