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Beyond Book Club To Look At Transatlantic.

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The Comhlámh supported group meets once a month in the FOAM cafe. The next meeting is on February 17th at 7pm.

Maeve McCutcheon started the Beyond Book Club to read books with a developmental slant. And what better way to do it than to share the books over conversation with others?

Here’s what Goodreads.com had to say about the book:

In 1845 a black American slave lands in Ireland to champion ideas of democracy and freedom, only to find a famine unfurling at his feet. In 1919, two brave young airmen emerge from the carnage of World War One to pilot the very first transatlantic flight from Newfoundland to the west of Ireland. And in 1998 an American senator criss-crosses the ocean in search of a lasting Irish peace. Bearing witness to these history-making moments of Frederick Douglass, John Alcock and “Teddy” Brown, and George Mitchell, and braiding the story together into one epic tale, are four generations of women from a matriarchal clan, beginning with Irish housemaid Lily Duggan. In this story of dark and light, men and women, history and past, fiction and fact, National Book Award-winning novelist Colum McCann delivers a tour de force that is his most spectacular achievement to date”

The Beyond Book Club is one of our action projects. If you want to put up a poster and help us advertise the book club, download a copy of the flyer here.

Location: Foam Café, 24 Strand Street Great, D1 (Just of Jervis St, in the Italian Quarter)

Date: 17/2/2014

Time: 7 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

Contact Maeve for more information at beyondbookclub2013@gmail.com

 



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