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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 3 book clubs - 1 for Juniors (9+) and 2 for adults

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

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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 : 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

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.

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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 : Gregory David Roberts

A gripping adventure story,superbly written meditation on good and evil and an authentic evocation of Bombay life. This is an epic tale of slums and five-star hotels, romantic love and prison torture, mafia gang wars and Bollywood films.

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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 : Susan Abulhawa

A heart-wrenching, powerfully written novel, Spans 5 countries and 4 generations to explain one of the most intractable conflicts of our lifetime.

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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 : Philippe Claudel

Traumatized by memories of his war-ravaged country, and with his son and daughter-in-law dead, Monsieur Linh travels to a foreign land to bring the child in his arms to safety. The other refugees in the detention centre are unsure how to help the old man; his caseworkers are compassionate, but overworked. Monsieur Linh struggles beneath the weight of his sorrow, and becomes increasingly bewildered and isolated in this unfamiliar, fast-moving town.

Awards

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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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