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 jimmyhartjr@gmail.com 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.

LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE

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

 

Buy the Book Here!

 

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
$18.00
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
$28.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780593296103
Published: Viking - March 21st, 2023