The next meeting of The Catapult Book Club will come to order on the evening of Thursday, December 14 at 7pm - we will be discussing our current selection, Trespasses by Louise Kennedy!
Brilliant, beautiful, heartbreaking. . . A rising sense of tension throughout comes to a shocking head. I am not a crier, but by the final pages of Trespasses, I was in tears. It’s a testament to Kennedy’s talents that we come to love and care so much about her characters. And that reading about a long and difficult period from the recent past feels not like history, but like a warning.” —J.Courtney Sullivan, New York Times Book Review
"[A] deeply evocative novel in the particularity of social description and ambience, in its atmosphere of menace, and in the urgency of the emotions portrayed — sexual passion, guilt, shame, fear, hatred and compassion. Kennedy is masterly.” —Star Tribune
"Oh man, what a debut! One of the best books I read in 2022. Lyrical & lovely while somehow being menacing and heartbreaking all at the same time. Set during The Troubles in Northern Ireland – Cushla is a teacher outside of Belfast, Michael is a married barrister who frequents her family’s pub. A secret affair ensues, but Michael is Protestant while Cushla is Catholic... can’t end well. Political violence swirls around them, creating this beautifully crafted sense of impending collapse that sort of hovers behind everyone. Ah, what a heartbreaker!" -Seth
All book club selections are 20% off until the next meeting - and meetings are of course open to all!