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How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Let’s do some time travel! Meeting on Tuesday 4th September at 5pm. New members welcome Advertisements

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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

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 … Continue reading

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My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.

“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 … Continue reading

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The real Charlotte by Somerville and Ross

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 … Continue reading

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Christine Dwyer Hickey visit in The Coach House on Tuesday 10th April

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 … Continue reading

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The Garden of Evening mists by Tan Twan Eng – meeting at 5pm on Tuesday 6th March

“….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 … Continue reading

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Midwinter break by Bernard MacLaverty

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 … Continue reading

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The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

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 … Continue reading

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The Ginger Man by J.P. Donleavey

As a tribute to the writer JP Donleavey who died in September 2017,  we will read his controversial book published and banned in the 1950’s.  Will it stand the test of time? Meeting at 5pm on Tuesday 5th December

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Solar Bones by Mike McCormack

“Once a year on All Souls Day, it is said the dead may return. Solar Bones is the story of one such visit home” This book was long listed for 2017 Man Booker Prize and the winner of the Goldsmith … Continue reading

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