Book Club Selections – April 2018
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.
This stunning memoir tells the story of Clemantine Wamariya who was only six years old when she was forced to flee her family homeplace with her sister Claire in order to escape the Rwandan genocide. They spent the next six years travelling across the African subcontinent, living in refugee camps, until they were eventually granted asylum in America. This is an astonishing story of endurance and survival against all the odds, which also offers a unique and eye-opening perspective on building a new life as a refugee in a different country.
The author of ‘The Paris Wife’ re-visits the life of Ernest Hemingway in her latest work of fiction, this time focussing on his stormy and tempestuous marriage to the acclaimed war correspondent Martha Gellhorn. Told from the perspective of Martha, this is a wonderfully woven and atmospheric piece of historical fiction which also brings alive the heartbreak intensity and futility of war.
When troubled fifteen year old Laura goes missing for four days, her mother assumes the worst. When she is eventually found, she claims loss of memory and refuses to divulge anything about her disappearance. As Laura’s mother becomes increasingly worried and frustrated for her daughter, the tension mounts, and threatens to destroy the whole family. ‘Whistle in the Dark’ is an eloquent and compelling portrayal of teenage depression, and a moving portrayal of a mother’s love for her daughter.
When the teenage Colt sends his mother’s ground-breaking scientific research document to a biotech conference, it falls into the hands of the US government, who believe it to be a threat to national security. As Colt and his mother are forced to go on the run, they are caught in a cat and mouse chase for their own survival. Timely, thrilling and thought-provoking, ‘Connect’ is a stunning novel from one of Ireland’s most talented and original authors.