November Book Club: The Tour

ICC Book Club

Join us in the new 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, Patrons and the general public. 

Our meeting will take place on Thursday, November 9 from 5:30–6:30 pm at the ICC. We are reading The Tour by Jean Grainger.

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 >

The Tour book coverAbout The Tour

Every week, Conor O’Shea collects a new group of American visitors from Shannon Airport, from where they embark on a high end tour of the Real Ireland. But this particular tour, with its cast of unintentionally hilarious characters, presents even seasoned tour guide Conor with situations that test even his vast experience.

Among this eclectic group are Corlene, a gold digging multiple divorcee on the prowl; Patrick, a love starved Boston cop; Dylan, a goth uilleann piper; Dorothy a poisonous college professor who wouldn’t spend Christmas and Elliot, a wall street shark who finally shows his true colours.

Then there’s Ellen, back on Irish soil for the first time in eighty years, to discover a truth no-one could ever have guessed at, least of all herself.

And that’s just a few of the colourful cast. The locals they meet on their journey, West Brits, passionate musicians, Ukrainian waitresses and Garda high flyers all help to make this a tour no-one will ever forget. And of course, there’s Conor O’Shea in the thick of it all, solving problems and mending hearts, but what about his own? (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
December: An Irish Country Christmas by Patrick Taylor
January: This is Happiness by Niall Williams
February: The Whitest Flower by Brendan Graham
March: The Parish and The Hill by Mary Doyle Curran