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 Eason 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 actress Catherine Lynch, 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.
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
The author of ‘A Visit from the Goon Squad’ returns with a masterful new work of historical fiction. Set in New York around the outbreak of the Second World War, ‘Manhattan Beach’ tells the story of Anna Kerrigan, a pioneering woman who becomes the first female diver in the Brooklyn Naval Yard. A beautifully written novel which is also a vivid portrait of a unique time in American history.
Set against the backdrop of the colonial slave trade in 18th century Martinique, ‘Sugar Money’ is the thrilling account of two brothers sent to smuggle back 42 slaves who have been captured by English invaders. Based on a true story, this taut and finely crafted novel powerfully captures the true horror of the slave trade.
The Booker Prize winning author Allan Hollinghurst’s acclaimed new novel tells the tale of a father and his son over a forty year period as they negotiate relationships and friendships at a time of enormous social change. A sweeping and atmospheric read, this is one of the year’s finest works of fiction.
Tom Hanks turns his hand to writing his first work of fiction in this warm and nostalgic collection of short stories, all of which have been themed around a typewriter. A wonderful debut from an award winning actor who is also an accomplished writer.