05 Mar 2022

Motherhood, Destiny and Choices: Irish and American Debuts Asking Tough Questions

Motherhood, Destiny and Choices: Irish and American Debuts Asking Tough Questions

EVENT UPDATE, Tuesday 01.03.22:
Due to Covid Donna Freitas is unfortunately no longer able to attend.  This event will go ahead and will now be Edel Coffey in conversation with Paula Shields on her bestselling debut, Breaking Point.
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Breaking Point by Edel Coffey: Susannah is pulled in every direction, every day. She leaves her young daughter in the car on a hot day. It is hours before she realises her mistake, but it is too late. Adelaide is a reporter covering the negligence trial. The story stirs up the ghosts of her own long-buried past. Both women are forced to recognise that they are already living out the worst punishment imaginable.

‘’Breaking Point is raw, compelling, and ground breaking.’’ Liz Nugent

The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano by Donna Freitas: Rose is fighting with her husband. He promised he’d never want children, but now he’s changed his mind. Nine lives are imagined, each with its own outcomes. This compelling novel investigates womanhood, identity, love, loss and the ways that fate intercedes when we least expect it.

The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano delves deep into love, motherhood, and the complicated dance that is navigating the world as a woman.” Claire Lombardo, New York Times

Edel Coffey is a journalist and broadcaster. She has worked as a presenter and reporter with RTÉ Radio, editor of the Irish Independent Weekend magazine and as Books Editor of the Irish Independent. Breaking Point is her debut novel.

The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano is Donna Freitas’ first adult novel. She is the author of ten novels for children and young adults and has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Event moderated by Paula Shields, RTÉ journalist.

Venue: Temple Gate Hotel
Cost: €12/€10

  • Date : 05 Mar 2022
  • Time : 04:00 pm (UTC)

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