Wednesday, 28 May 2014

May's Read: Cootehill Library Reading Group

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter 

The story begins in 1962. Somewhere on a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and views an apparition: a beautiful woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an American starlet, he soon learns, and she is dying. 
And the story begins again today, half a world away in Hollywood, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot searching for the woman he last saw at his hotel fifty years before. Gloriously inventive, funny, tender and constantly surprising, Beautiful Ruins is a novel full of fabulous and yet very flawed people, all of them striving towards another sort of life, a future that is both delightful and yet, tantalizingly, seems just out of reach.

May's Read: Cavan Library Reading Group

Flight by Oona Frawley

The story of four travellers whose journeys intersect one winter in Dublin. Sandrine, a Zimbabwean woman who works as a carer for Tom and Clare. 
Meanwhile Elizabeth, their daughter, carries the weight of her own body’s secret. Set in Ireland in 2004 as a referendum on citizenship approaches, this is a magically observed story of a family and belonging. Flight is among a new breed of Irish novel – one that recognizes the global nature of Ireland in the aftermath of the failed Celtic Tiger. An astonishing and atmospheric debut.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Fall In Love with our Choice Summer Reads!

Our Summer Reading List is the best choice of “Great Reads” which Cavan librarians, who are passionate about literature and reading, have handpicked for you! 

Thank you to our Library Reading Group members who also suggested some great titles. Guiding people to great reads is our daily task and one we take very seriously. 

We want you to enjoy our 2014 list - 43 titles with something for everyone. Tell us what you think by commenting on our posts. Bad or good, we want to know. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Summer Reading List

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Summer Reads Adults - As Gaeilge

Take up our Challenge!

Make one of your Summer Reads an "As Gaeilge" title

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Why not revisit some old favourites this Summer?

Here are 7 Books you should read this Summer. Click on any of the book images below to reserve a copy on our Catalogue