May book club - Book for discussion is 'Normal People' By Sally Rooney

The next London Irish book club is 'Normal People' by Sally Rooney

The London Irish Book club has been going for many years. It concentrates on Irish authors both fiction and non fiction.

The style is extremely informal. You can contribute your opinion or just sit and listen to the comments of others on each book.

Our age range is diverse and we decide on the next title by consensus. Nobody is an expert here although we do have one new author!

Your thoughts are as good as anyone else's and we frequently disagree on the merits of our books.

About this months book:  

'THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'

'The best novel published this year.' The Times

Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years.

This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life - a simple yet profound realisation that unfolds beautifully over the course of the novel. It tells us how difficult it is to talk about how we feel and it tells us - blazingly - about cycles of domination, legitimacy and privilege. Alternating menace with overwhelming tenderness, Sally Rooney's second novel breathes fiction with new life.

WINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2018
WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOKS AWARD 2018 (International Author)
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019

Free event - booking in advance is essential!

Other upcoming dates for the diary are as follows:

Monday 29th July - Kevin Toolis, "My Father's Wake"
Monday 30th September - Emilie Pine, "Notes to Self"
Monday 25th November - Anne Griffin "When All is Said"

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