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The Wake (and What Jeremiah Did Next) – Colm Herron

2015 Summer Book Awards Winner: Colm Herron, one of Ireland’s most gifted storytellers, brings wry humour and acute insight to bear on his portrayal of Derry folk in The Wake (And What Jeremiah Did Next). The raucous human panorama unfolds through the eyes of Jeremiah. Earthy wake banter, competition for the love of a bisexual activist, and the civil rights march through Burntollet in early 1969, when violence shattered Northern Ireland’s fragile peace, are vehicles for this shrewd, sympathetic and unique commentary on the human condition.



Us: A Novel – David Nicholls

David Nicholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his enormously popular New York Times bestseller, One Day, to a compellingly human, deftly funny new novel about what holds marriages and families together—and what happens, and what we learn about ourselves, when everything threatens to fall apart.

Some Luck – Jane Smiley

On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different children: from Frank, the handsome, willful first born, and Joe, whose love of animals and the land sustains him, to Claire, who earns a special place in her father’s heart.