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Thu, Nov 14

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Jackie's flat

Book Club - November

This month's book is The Wren, The Wren by Anne Enright

Book Club - November
Book Club - November

Time & Location

Nov 14, 2024, 8:00 PM

Jackie's flat

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About the Event

All members welcome!

This month we will be meeting at Jackie's flat. The address will be shared in the RSVP confirmation and meeting reminder.

The Wren, The Wren

Carmel had been alone all her life. She had been alone since she was twelve years old. The baby knew all this. They looked at each other; one life into another life, and the baby knew exactly how alone her mother had been. Nell - funny, brave and so much loved - is a young woman with adventure on her mind. As she sets out into the world, she finds her family history hard to escape. For her mother, Carmel, Nell's leaving home opens a space in her heart, where the turmoil of a lifetime begins to churn. And across the generations falls the long shadow of Carmel's famous father, an Irish poet of beautiful words and brutal actions. This is a meditation on love: spiritual, romantic, darkly sexual or genetic. A generational saga that traces the inheritance not just of trauma but also of wonder, it is a testament to the glorious resilience of women in the face of promises false and true. Above all, it is an exploration of the love between mother and daughter - sometimes fierce, often painful, but always transcendent.

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