The Book Club Review

So Late in the Day and other reads • Episode #151

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Episode notes

Irish author Claire Keegan is generally considered to be one of the finest writers working today. ‘Every word is the right word in the right place, and the effect is resonant and deeply moving’ said Hilary Mantel, of her work, while for Colm Toiíbín ‘Claire Keegan makes her moments real – and then she makes them matter.’ Praise indeed, but what did our brand new podcast book club make of So Late in the Day, her most recently published short story? We’ll be reporting back.

And we’re also rounding up a few stand-outs from our recent reading piles, from J. L. Carr’s meditative classic A Month in the Country to V.E. Schwab’s latest fantasy novel The Fragile Threads of Power.

Book list

So Late in the Day and Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

The English Understand Wool by Helen DeWitt,

The Road to the City by Natalia Ginsberg in the Storybook ND series

Tom Lake, Bel Canto and The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer

The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy by Julia Quinn

Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

A Month in the Country, by J. L. Carr

Soldier, Sailor by Claire Kilroy

The Fragile Threads of Power by V.E. Schwab

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