December Book Club: An Irish Country Christmas

Join us in the Irish Cultural Center Book Club. We’ll enjoy good craic and delve into Irish and Irish-American literature, with guided discussion in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. This event is open to all.

Our meeting will take place on Thursday, December 14 at the ICC. Please note! We are offering two meeting times, one from 4–5 pm and one from 5:30–6:30 pm. Choose your preferred time when you register. If there are fewer than 10 people for the 4 pm meeting, it will be canceled and we will move to the 5:30 pm meeting.

We are reading An Irish Country Christmas by Patrick Taylor. Participants are encouraged to arrive a few minutes early to get settled, perhaps grab a drink, mix and mingle. You are welcome to stay after at the Trinity Pub to socialize with dinner or drinks. ICC Patrons plus one guest receive 10% off food orders on Thursdays through December.

To Register
The Book Club is free to join. Please register ahead so we know how many people to expect. Register online >

An Irish Country ChristmasAbout An Irish Country Christmas
Barry Laverty, M.B., is looking forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo, at least until he learns that his sweetheart, Patricia, might not be coming home for the holidays. That unhappy prospect dampens his spirits somewhat, but Barry has little time to dwell on his romantic disappointments. Christmas may be drawing nigh, but there is little peace to be found on earth, especially for a young doctor plying his trade in the emerald hills and glens of rural Ireland. Between their hectic medical practice, Rugby Club parties, and the kiddies’ Christmas Pageant, the doctors still find time to play Santa Claus. Snow is rare in Ulster, and so are miracles, but that doesn’t mean they never happen. (text from Amazon)

Available from several vendors online or your favorite local book shop. Or, check your local library. (new) >
Better Worlds Books (used) >

Books for Upcoming Meetings
January: This is Happiness by Niall Williams
February: The Whitest Flower by Brendan Graham
March: The Parish and The Hill by Mary Doyle Curran