Prescott Book Readers

 Sunday, May 19th | 1 p.m.

Prescott Book Readers meets once a month at the Peregrine Book Company. We are a group of readers who meet to discuss quality works of contemporary fiction, some classics, short stories, and perhaps a work of non-fiction from time to time. Email for more info and to sign up.

Currently reading: Old God's Time by Sebastian Barry


About the Book

From the five-time Booker Prize nominee and 2018-2021 Laureate for Irish Fiction, a virtuosic, profound novel exploring love, memory, grief, and long-buried secrets

Recently retired policeman Tom Kettle is settling into the quiet of his new home, a lean-to annexed to a Victorian castle overlooking the Irish Sea. For months he has barely seen a soul, catching only glimpses of his eccentric landlord and a nervous young mother who has moved in next door. Occasionally, fond memories return of his family: his beloved wife June and their two children, Winnie and Joe. But when two former colleagues turn up at his door with questions about a decades-old case, one which Tom never quite came to terms with, he finds himself pulled into the darkest currents of his past. 

A beautiful, haunting novel in which nothing is quite as it seems, Old God's Time is about what we live through, what we live with, and what may survive of us.


Named a Best Book of 2023 by the New YorkerWashington Post, NPR, and Kirkus Reviews

“You should be reading Sebastian Barry. [He] has a special understanding of the human heart.” The Atlantic

“A prose stylist of near-miraculous skill. . . Barry reaches deep into the messenger bag of mystery fiction and turns the whole business inside out . . . marvelous.” The Washington Post

“An unforgettable novel from one of our finest writers.” —Douglas Stuart, author of Shuggie Bain


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Event date: 

Sunday, May 19, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Event address: 

219A N Cortez St
Prescott, AZ 86301
Old God's Time: A Novel By Sebastian Barry Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593296127
Availability: Available from our Warehouse (Not in store currently)
Published: Penguin Books - March 19th, 2024

Old God's Time: A Novel By Sebastian Barry Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593296103
Published: Viking - March 21st, 2023