Review: Himself by Jess Kidd

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Himself Author: Jess Kidd Publisher: Atria Books Publication Date: March 21, 2017 ISBN: 9781501166099 Synopsis from Goodreads: Blending strange kindnesses, casual violence and buried secrets: an unforgettable debut from a dark new voice in Irish fiction. When Mahony returns to Mulderrig, aContinue reading “Review: Himself by Jess Kidd”

Review: The Night Stages by Jane Urquhart

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Night Stages Author: Jane Urquhart Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Publication Date: April 7, 2015 ISBN: 9780771094422 Synopsis from Goodreads: Set mainly in a remote area of County Kerry in the ’40s and ’50s, Jane Urquhart’s stunning new novel is at onceContinue reading “Review: The Night Stages by Jane Urquhart”

Funky Cover Friday

I’m currently reading The Night Stages by Jane Urquhart. I’m about 100 pages in and the writing is absolutely beautiful so far. It’s got this overtone of melancholy that I’m really drawn to. There are a few characters so far who really take my breath away with their struggles and their contemplations. The story is setContinue reading “Funky Cover Friday”

Reading Colm Toibin’s “Brooklyn”

What a wonderfully tempting and engaging read this novel was. Colm Toibin’s style in this 2009 novel about a young Irish woman who is sent away from her family in Ireland to Brooklyn, is captivating and simple in a clean and beautiful way. Once introduced to the protagonist, Eilis, I was hooked. Eilis is aContinue reading “Reading Colm Toibin’s “Brooklyn””