I hereby declare that the next time you see this hat it will not longer…
The time has come to announce our Spring 2023 selection for Read With Us. Insert the ole drumroll here . . .
The book is Trespasses by Louise Kennedy. The highlight from the blurb that makes me want to read it:
Set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, a shattering novel about a young woman caught between allegiance to community and a dangerous passion.
I mean, what says Read With Us more than the word shattering? Tell me I’m wrong.
Beyond that angst that we all love so much, though, is this: the Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist, the Waterstones Debut Fiction Prize Nominee Shortlist, the British Book Award for Fiction Debut Nominee, and the Eason Novel of the Year Award from this year’s An Post Irish Book Awards.
So maybe award winning says Read With Us just as much as shattering.
I haven’t read it yet but I have it right now from Libby and I will be getting to it shortly. Hopefully you will be able to obtain a copy easily so that you can read it in time for our discussion on June 6th.