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HOSTED BY USA TODAY BOOKS REPORTER BARBARA VANDENBURGH First Draft Book Club: Trespasses by Louise Kennedy 7PM WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25
First Draft Book Club returns to First Draft Book Bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix!
Join USA Today Books Editor Barbara VanDenburgh for a discussion about January's club pick, Trespasses by Louise Kennedy.
It's free to attend. RSVP below.
Join our First Draft Book Club Facebook group here.
ABOUT THE BOOK
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST
“Brilliant, beautiful, heartbreaking.”—J.Courtney Sullivan, New York Times Book Review
“TRESPASSES vaults Kennedy into the ranks of such contemporary masters as McCann, Claire Keegan, Colin Barrett, and fellow Sligo resident, Kevin Barry.” —Oprah Daily
Amid daily reports of violence, Cushla lives a quiet life with her mother in a small town near Belfast. By day she teaches at a parochial school; at night she fills in at her family’s pub. There she meets Michael Agnew, a barrister who’s made a name for himself defending IRA members. Against her better judgment – Michael is not only Protestant but older, and married – Cushla lets herself get drawn in by him and his sophisticated world, and an affair ignites. Then the father of a student is savagely beaten, setting in motion a chain reaction that will threaten everything, and everyone, Cushla most wants to protect.
As tender as it is unflinching, Trespasses is a heart-pounding, heart-rending drama of thwarted love and irreconcilable loyalties, in a place what you come from seems to count more than what you do, or whom you cherish.
Set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, a shattering novel about a young woman caught between allegiance to community and a dangerous passion.
WHAT IS FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB?
First Draft Book Club is the official book club of First Draft Book Bar – the coffee, beer, and wine bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix. Every month, USA Today Books Reporter Barbara VanDenburgh picks a hot new book and hosts a guided book club discussion.