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Book Club Reviews

  • Age of Innocence

     Review – The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton Reviewer Calli Pilkington The Book club’s book for February The Age of Innocence tells the story of newly engaged Newland Archer, his fiancé May Welland and the bohemian Ellen Olenska who

  • The Secret Scripture

     Review – The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry Reviewer Calli Pilkington The Book club’s book for January this is the story of Roseanne McNulty an elderly psychiatric patient, told in her own words through a chronicle of her life.  The

  • The Sea And The Silence

    Reviews Of ‘The Sea And The Silence’ By  Peter Cunningham New Island Books  Trade pbk  254pp Published  November 2008 “A gripping narrative which managed to convince me to sit in Heuston station on a freezing night after my journey was

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

      A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini) Reviewed by Theresa O’Kelly “A Thousand Splendid Suns” is a beautiful, compelling and haunting novel. While his first novel “The Kite Runner” focused on fathers and sons and friendships between men, his latest

  • Infidel: My Life

    Infidel My Life Book of the month for October Review By Theresa O’Kelly Infidel My Life is an intelligent, vivid, highly readable and thoroughly absorbing autobiography. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Somalia, raised as a Muslim and spent her

  • The Island

    The Island By Victoria Hislop The Island tells the story of four generations of the Petrakis Family. The youngest member of that family, 25 year old Londoner Alexis Fielding, decides to visit her mother’s home place, the small seaside village

  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas By John Boyne Review submitted by Anne Benson This is a very gentle and simplistic story which is very moving, because it does not set out to be a huge monster of a book,

  • The Book of Lost Things

    THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS BY JOHN CONNOLLY Set in war time England, this book charts the central character’s movement from childhood to adulthood in a highly imaginative manner. At the opening of the novel, 12 year old David, who

  • As it is in Heaven

    As it is in Heaven By  Niall Williams Review submitted by Ann Donohoe This is a romance.  It is the story of how a history teacher in Co Clare met and fell in love with an Italian violinist, Gabriella Castioldi.  Stephen had grown up

  • A Place called Here

    A Place called Here Cecilia Ahern Reviewed by Calli Pilkington ‘A place called here’ is the story of Sandy Shortt an obsessive compulsive who is fixated with finding lost things, this stems from the disappearance of her ten year old