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Book Club Recommendations

We read, we love, then we recommend!

All books listed have been tried and tested by either our book club or local book clubs. Please let us know if you have any other titles you would highly recommend.

Please note, we offer a 10% discount to all book clubs, on their monthly book choice.


Book Club News

For details of the books being discussed this month, please go to our events page

Bridge Street Books runs 4 book clubs - 2 for Juniors (9+) and 2 for adults

 

Junior Book Club is held on the last Thursday of the month @ 3.30pm & 4.30pm & is open to all children aged 9+. 

The groups are divided as follows:

3rd & 4th class age meet at 3.30pm

5th & 6th class age meet at 4.30pm

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We run 2 adult book clubs - one in conjunction with Phil Healy's Pub and the other meets in the book shop

Phil Healy's Book Club is held on the last Wednesday of every month, upstairs in Phil Healy's Craft Beer bar @ 8pm.

There is also a Thursday night book club, which meets in Bridge Street Books on the last Thursday of the month at 8pm.  Unfortunately, this book club is currently full.

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Author : Chigozie Obioma

In a small town in western Nigeria, four young brothers - the youngest is nine, the oldest fifteen - use their strict father's absence from home to go fishing at a forbidden local river. They encounter a dangerous local madman who predicts that the oldest brother will be killed by another. This prophesy breaks their strong bond and unleashes a tragic chain of events of almost mythic proportions.

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Author : Hannah Kent

Northern Iceland, 1829.  A woman condemned to death for murdering her lover. A family forced to take her in. A priest tasked with absolving her.  But all is not as it seems, and time is running out: winter is coming, and with it the execution date. Only she can know the truth. This is Agnes's story.

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Author : Denis Theriault

At only 108 pages, this is a short read,  but packed full of things to discuss.

Bilodo lives a solitary daily life, routinely completing his post round every day and returning to his empty Montreal apartment.  But he has found a way to break the cycle & Bilodo has taken to stealing people's mail, steaming open the envelopes and reading the letters inside. And so it is he comes across Segolene's letters. She is corresponding with Gaston, a master poet, and their letters are each composed of only three lines.  They are writing each other haikus. The simplicity and elegance of their poems move Bilado and he begins to fall in love with her.

But one day, out on his round, he witnesses a terrible and tragic accident.  Just as Gaston is walking up to the post-box to mail his next haiku to Segolene, he is hit by a car and dies on the side of the road. And so Bilodo makes an extraordinary decision, he will impersonate Gaston and continue to write to Segolene under this guise. But how long can the deception continue for?

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Author : Nathan Filer

The Shock of the Fall is an extraordinary portrait of one man's descent into mental illness.

Winner of The COSTA book of the Year Award 2013

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Author : Hanya Yanagihara

When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity.

Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realise, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he'll not only be unable to overcome - but that will define his life forever

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Author : Tom Rob Smith

Debut novel set in Soviet Russia in 1953. Although crime does not exist, millions live in fear of being sent to their death. Officer Leo Demidov believes in what he is doing, but when he witnesses the interrogation of an innocent man, he begins to question his loyalties.

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Author : Richard Flanagan

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014.

Forever after, there were for them only two sorts of men: the men who were on the Line, and the rest of humanity, who were not. In the despair of a Japanese Pow camp on the Burma Death Railway, surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier.  Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever. Hailed as a masterpiece, Richard Flanagan's epic novel tells the unforgettable story of one man's reckoning with the truth.

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Author : Carys Bray

Meet the Bradleys.

In lots of ways, they're a normal family: Zippy is sixteen and in love for the first time; Al is thirteen and dreams of playing for Liverpool. And in some ways, they're a bit different: Seven-year-old Jacob believes in miracles, so does his dad. But these days their mum doesn't believe in anything, not even getting out of bed. How does life go on, now that Issy is gone?

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Author : Emma Healey

Emma Healey

Meet Maud. Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and doesn't remember to drink it.   She goes to the shops and forgets why she went. Sometimes her home is unrecognizable - or her daughter Helen seems a total stranger.  But there's one thing Maud is sure of: her friend Elizabeth is missing. The note in her pocket tells her so. And no matter who tells her to stop going on about it, to leave it alone, to shut up, Maud will get to the bottom of it.

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Author : Rachel Joyce

When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking

Awards

Irish-Times-award-2014

Irish Times Bookshop of the Year, 2014

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Wicklow Town,
Co. Wicklow,
Ireland

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