The Book Club Review

A Heart That Works, with Rob Delaney

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Episode notes

A special episode this week as we’re joined by comedian, actor and author Rob Delaney to talk about his book A Heart That Works. As so often with books that pack a powerful emotional punch this deals with a difficult subject as Rob tells the story of the death of his young son Henry, and considers his own journey through the grieving process. It’s also a deeply moving, funny, thought-provoking and altogether wonderful read. Listen in as Rob and Kate share their stories, which to forewarn you, touch on the topics of death, still-birth and suicide, as well as joy and love and the importance of books as places of emotional refuge, sources of wisdom and pleasure.


A Heart that Works by Rob Delaney

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Lucia Berlin, try A Manual for Cleaning Women

One, Two, Three, Four by Craig Brown

Also mentioned

Thunder Road by Jim Cummings

The Beatles: Get Back


The Rainbow Trust

Noah’s Ark Hospice

Rob Delaney’s website

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