Book Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney

Normal People... About the Book: Winner: 2019 Novel of the Year and Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, and the 2018 Costa Novel Award: Sally Rooney set the books world buzzing in 2017 with her debut Conversations With Friends. Normal People is a girl-meets-boy story with a difference, interrogating the difficulties of … Continue reading Book Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney

New Release Book Review: A River in the Trees by Jacqueline O’Mahony

A River in the Trees... About the Book: A fierce and gripping novel about families, secrets and the impossibility of ever coming home. Two women. Two stories. One hundred years of secrets. 1919 Ireland is about to be torn apart by the War of Independence. Hannah O'Donovan helps her father hide rebel soldiers in the … Continue reading New Release Book Review: A River in the Trees by Jacqueline O’Mahony

Book Review: The Year that Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly

The Year that Changed Everything... About the Book: Three women, three birthdays, one year that will change everything... Ginger isn't spending her thirtieth the way she would have planned. Tonight might be the first night of the rest of her life - or a total disaster. Sam is finally pregnant after years of trying. When … Continue reading Book Review: The Year that Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly

New Release Book Review: Grace After Henry by Eithne Shortall

Grace After Henry… About the Book: Grace sees her boyfriend Henry everywhere. In the supermarket, on the street, at the graveyard. Only Henry is dead. He died two months earlier, leaving a huge hole in Grace's life and in her heart. But then Henry turns up to fix the boiler one evening, and Grace can't … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Grace After Henry by Eithne Shortall

Novel to Film Review: Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

Brooklyn... About the Novel: Young Eilis Lacey dreams of life beyond the confines of her tiny Irish village, but unlike her beautiful sister, Rose, Eilis' gifts are of a more practical nature: she has a head for numbers, and is a loving and dutiful daughter. Yet her ambition cannot be hidden and soon is noted … Continue reading Novel to Film Review: Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín