EASON BOOK CLUB
Every month, we share our book recommendations with you through Eason Book Club. Chosen from our favourite reads, bestsellers and critically acclaimed books across all genres, we have something for all book lovers, no matter what you're into. Our Book Buyers will include a short review here to give you an insight into all the books featured. Look out for all Eason Book Club recommendations in-store at Easons or online at Easons.com.
EASON BOOK CLUB BOOK OF THE MONTH
In association with The Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk 106-108fm
The Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk 106-108 FM partners with the Eason Book Club to help us select our Book of the Month every month. On the first Monday of each month, Pat and his panel which is made up of former Fianna Fáil TD and author Mary O’Rourke, singer songwriter Brian Kennedy and Rory Cowan, star of Mrs Brown’s Boys, pick the Eason Book of the Month from a shortlist of four books compiled by Eason Book Buyer Stephen Boylan. In the last week of every month the panel will return to discuss the book on air and engage in a lively debate on the characters and themes of the chosen book.
THE HIGH MOUNTAINS OF PORTUGAL
In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomas discovers an old journal. It hints at the location of an extraordinary artefact that – if it exists – would redefine history. Travelling in one of Europe’s earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this treasure. Some 35 years later, a Portuguese pathologist finds himself at the centre of a murder mystery. 50 years on, a Canadian senator takes refuge in northern Portugal, grieving the loss of his beloved wife. But he comes to his ancestral village with an unusual companion: a chimpanzee. Three stories. Three broken hearts. One exploration: what is a life without stories?
AN AFFAIR WITH MY MOTHER
After being raised by adoptive parents, Caitríona Palmer had a strong desire to know and meet her birth mother, Sarah. A relationship formed, but Sarah said it could only continue on one condition: that Caitríona remain a secret to Sarah’s family. Thus starts Caitríona’s journey to discover the truth about her mother and her decades-old secret. A beautifully written, heart-breaking story.
THE BRICKS THAT BUILT THE HOUSES
Becky, Harry, and Leon are getting out of town with a suitcase full of money, on the run from a motley band of boyfriends, drug dealers, and thugs. A visceral exploration of London life and the forces that drag us down and drag us apart, this is the stunning début novel from poet and Mercury-nominated musician Tempest.
OUR SOULS AT NIGHT
Two elderly neighbours live side-by-side, spouses gone. One evening, Addie Moore calls to Louis Waters with a proposal – how about they spend their evenings and their nights together from now on? A relationship develops, tongues start to wag, and the discover that nothing can stay private in a small town. Haruf’s final novel is a stunning, beautifully written book that’s sure to move the hardest of hearts.