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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 : Tan Twan Eng

In the highlands of Malaya, a woman sets out to build a memorial to her sister, killed at the hands of the Japanese during the brutal Occupation of their country. Yun Ling's quest leads her to The Garden of Evening Mists, and to Aritomo, a man of extraordinary skill and reputation, once the gardener of the Emperor of Japan.

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Author : Lionel Shriver

Eva never really wanted to be a mother; certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher who tried to befriend him. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood and Kevin's horrific rampage in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her absent husband, Franklyn.

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Author : Louise Erdich

One Sunday in the summer of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to reveal the details of what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared.

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Author : Oona Frawley

Set in Ireland in 2004, as a referendum on citizenship appproaches, Flight is the story of four travellers as their journeys intersect one winter in Dublin.

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Author : Abraham Verghese

My brother, Shiva, and I came into the world in the late afternoon of the twentieth of September in the year of grace 1954. We took our first breaths in the thick air of Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia. Bound by birth, we were driven apart by bitter betrayal. No surgeon can heal the would that divides two brothers. Where silk and steel fail, story must succeed.

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Author : Donal Ryan

In the aftermath of Ireland's financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Winner of the Irish Book of the Year Award 2012.

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Author : Kate Atkinson

What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?

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Author : Colm Toibin

Nearing her one-hundredth birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental hospital where she's spent the best part of her adult life prepares for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks often with her psychiatrist Dr. Grene, and their relationship intensifies and complicates.

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Author : Emma Donoghue

Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don't have the key. Jack and Ma are prisoners

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Author : Colm Toibin

It is Ireland in the early 1950s and for Eilis Lacey,as for so many young Irish girls, opportunities are scarce. So when her sister arranges for her to emigrate to New York, Eilis knows she must go,leaving behind her family and her home for the first time.

Awards

Irish-Times-award-2014

Irish Times Bookshop of the Year, 2014

Contact Details

Bridge Street,
Wicklow Town,
Co. Wicklow,
Ireland

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat, 9:30am-6pm
(Closed Bank Holiday Mondays)

Tel: (0404) 62240
Email: info@bridgestreetbooks.ie
Website: www.bridgestreetbooks.ie

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