Monday, 25 November 2013

November Reads: Cavan Library Reading Group

Some interesting reads are being recommended this month by the members of Cavan's Reading Group. Read along with us and sharing your thoughts here! 
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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore

Judith Hearne is an unmarried woman of a certain age who has come down in society. She has few skills and is full of the prejudices and pieties of her genteel Belfast upbringing. But Judith has a secret life. And she is just one heartbreak away from revealing it to the world.An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

They lied to protect their country. He told the truth to save it. Narrated by Picquart, An Officer and a Spy is a compelling recreation of a scandal that became the most famous miscarriage of justice in history.

Cissie's Abbattoir by Dr √Čibhear Walshe

The author's personal journey takes us through his hometown, the buildings of his childhood city, his grandmother's abattoir, the Mental Hospital where his father works, and the Folly Church where he serves as an altar boy. It is the story of a city and the story of his journey from fear to pride but the most important character throughout is the entertaining, fashion-conscious, poker-playing Cissie, his lively and witty little grandmother who taught him by example how to survive and prosper, and how to live with style and verve. 

 This Party's got to stop by Rupert Thomson

On a warm day in 1964, Thomson’s mother dies suddenly. 20 years later, his father dies alone. In an attempt to come to terms with loss, he and his brothers move back into their father's house. This story reveals the fragility of family life and is both a love letter to family and a chronicle of the family splits that can tear people and communities apart.

Me and Mine by Anna May Mangan

This account of an extended Irish emigrant family’s experience in London from the early 1950s is thronged with prejudice, illness, death, poverty, hunger, gambling, sexual repression and domestic abuse. Despite this, what shines through is the warmth and loving nature of a family, beautifully and delicately described by a fine writer. 

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