Every month, we share our book recommendations with you through Eason Book Club. Chosen from our favourite reads, bestsellers and critically acclaimed books.

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. Each month, Pat and his panel which is made up of Claudia Carroll, Stefanie Preissner and Keith Walsh pick the Eason Book of the Month from a shortlist of four books compiled by the Eason book team. 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.

Nanny, Ma and Me by Kathleen, Dominique & Jade Jordan

Nanny, Ma and Me by Kathleen, Dominique & Jade Jordan

Jade Jordan's grandmother, Kathleen, left Ireland for England in the late 1950s to train as a nurse. While there, she fell in love and married a Jamaican man. When Kathleen decided to return home to Dublin, she discovered that the colour of her children's skin set them apart - and that their new lives would be very different to the ones they had known in London. In this honest, warm-hearted and often humorous multi-generational memoir, Kathleen, Dominique and her daughter Jade each tell their story.

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Iron Annie by Luke Cassidy

Iron Annie by Luke Cassidy

Aoife knows everyone in Dundalk's underworld. When she's asked to dispose of ten kilos of cocaine, she brings her new friend Annie along for a road trip through a Britain that she only knows as a place to be suspicious of. So when Annie decides she doesn't want to return to Ireland, Aoife makes a decision that changes everything. Gritty and yet tender, tragic and yet hopeful, Iron Annie is a breakneck journey that crackles with energy, warmth and heart, and marks the arrival of a fresh and vibrant new voice in literary fiction.   

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Snow Country by Sebastian Faulks

Snow Country by Sebastian Faulks

1914: Young Anton Heideck has arrived in Vienna, eager to make his name as a journalist and falls in love with Delphine. He feels himself blessed - until his country declares war on hers. 1933: Still struggling to come terms with the loss of so many friends in the WW1, Anton, now an established writer, is commissioned by a magazine to visit the mysterious Schloss Seeblick. In this place of healing, on the banks of a silvery lake, where the depths of human suffering and the chances of redemption are explored, two people will see each other as if for the first time.

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The Sisters Mao by Gavin McCrea

The Sisters Mao by Gavin McCrea

Against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution and Europe's sexual revolution, the fates of two families in London and Beijing become unexpectedly intertwined, in this dazzling new novel from the author of Mrs Engels . In London, sisters Iris and Eva plan an attack on the West End theatre where their mother is and actress. Meanwhile in Beijing, Chairman Mao's wife rehearses a ballet which she will use to attack her enemies in the Party. The three 'sisters', although fighting very different personal battles, find themselves bound together by the passions of love, by the obsessions of power, and by the forces of history.

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