Book Club Selections – July 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.
15 year old Jaxie travels across the Australian bush to escape his abusive father, and finds refuge in a remote shepherd’s hut in the countryside. When there, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with an exiled priest, and this encounter goes on to change the course of Jaxie’s life forever. A dark, evocative and intriguing coming of age tale from one of Australia’s most acclaimed writers.
A deeply atmospheric and gripping historical thriller set against the backdrop of New York in 1779, as the city is overrun with crime and is also caught in the grip of its first financial crisis. With echoes of ‘Gangs of New York’, this is a compelling and accomplished debut from Irish journalist Paddy Hirsch.
‘Hold’ is the story of a Ghanian girl Belinda, who is sent to London to befriend Amma, a dark and troubled teenager who is struggling with her own identity. As the two girls gradually become closer, their friendship results in changing each of their perspectives on life for the better. A touching and moving exploration of identity and belonging from an exciting new literary voice.
Merry, Sam and their baby Connor are a seemingly perfect family who appear to be the picture of domestic bliss. But when their friend Frank comes to visit them in Sweden, cracks begin to appear in their perfect existence, and it becomes clear that they are hiding some very dark secrets. This atmospheric, dark and disturbing psychological thriller will keep you gripped from beginning until end.