Events & Programs

April 2: Book Discussion: "Faithful Place" by Tana French

Date: 04/02/20 10:30 am   to   04/02/20 11:30 am

The North Conway Library’s book club is reading "Faithful Place" by Tana French and will discuss it on April 2 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Library.

 

This is an open group.  Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a library member.  The group meets on the first Thursday of each month. Copies of the book are available at the North Conway Library. For details call (603) 356-2961. 

 

Please use Mechanic St. entrance.

 

About the Book:

 

This is a compelling and cutting mystery, taking place in Ireland, written by Tana French, “the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” (The Washington Post). This bestseller was called “the most stunning of her books” by The New York Times and became a finalist for the Edgar Award.


Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was a nineteen-year-old kid with a dream of escaping hisi family's cramped flat on Faithful Place and running away to London with his girl, Rosie Daly. But on the night they were supposed to leave, Rosie didn't show. Frank took it for granted that she'd dumped him-probably because of his alcoholic father, nutcase mother, and generally dysfunctional family. He never went home again. Neither did Rosie. Then, twenty-two years later, Rosie's suitcase shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place, and Frank, now a detective in the Dublin Undercover squad, is going home whether he likes it or not.

 

"French revisits, evocatively and lyrically, themes she's used before: love, loss, memory, murder, and life in modern Ireland. French's writing remains brilliant, and her dialogue is sharp, often lacerating, and sometimes mordantly funny. Faithful Place is her best book yet."

-Booklist (starred)