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September Book Chat -- The Library at the Edge of the World

Meet with other book lovers in the neighbourhood and chat about your latest reads. We pick the books—you provide the conversation! This month’s pick: The Library at the Edge of the World, by Felicity Hayes-McCoy. Due to the possibility of mature content in discussions, participants must be 16 years of age or older.

 

About the book:

"As she drives her mobile library van between villages of Ireland's West Coast, Hanna Casey tries not to think about a lot of things. Like the sophisticated lifestyle she abandoned after finding her English barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she's back in Lissbeg, the rural Irish town she walked away from in her teens, living in the back bedroom of her overbearing mother's retirement bungalow. Or, worse yet, her nagging fear that, as the local librarian and a prominent figure in the community, her failed marriage and ignominious return have made her a focus of gossip. With her teenage daughter, Jazz, off traveling the world and her relationship with her own mother growing increasingly tense, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence by restoring a derelict cottage left to her by her great-aunt. But when the threatened closure of the Lissbeg Library puts her personal plans in jeopardy, Hanna finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the Finfarran Peninsula's fragmented community. And she's about to discover that the neighbors she'd always kept at a distance have come to mean more to her than she ever could have imagined."  -- BiblioCommons

Language

English

Age group

Adult
Adults 50-plus
Image: The Library at the Edge of the World

The Library at the Edge of the World

A Novel
By Hayes-McCoy, Felicity
Image: The Library at the Edge of the World

The Library at the Edge of the World

A Novel
By Hayes-McCoy, Felicity