The library at the edge of the world : a novel

by Hayes-McCoy, Felicity,

Format: Print Book 2017
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Summary

November 2017 LibraryReads Pick

In the bestselling tradition of Fannie Flagg and Jenny Colgan comes Felicity Hayes-McCoy's U.S. debut about a local librarian who must find a way to rebuild her community and her own life in this touching, enchanting novel set on Ireland's stunning West Coast.

As she drives her mobile library van between villages of Ireland's West Coast, Hanna Casey tries not to think about a lot of things. Like the sophisticated lifestyle she abandoned after finding her English barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she's back in Lissbeg, the rural Irish town she walked away from in her teens, living in the back bedroom of her overbearing mother's retirement bungalow. Or, worse yet, her nagging fear that, as the local librarian and a prominent figure in the community, her failed marriage and ignominious return have made her a focus of gossip.



With her teenage daughter, Jazz, off traveling the world and her relationship with her own mother growing increasingly tense, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence by restoring a derelict cottage left to her by her great-aunt. But when the threatened closure of the Lissbeg Library puts her personal plans in jeopardy, Hanna finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the Finfarran Peninsula's fragmented community. And she's about to discover that the neighbors she'd always kept at a distance have come to mean more to her than she ever could have imagined.



Told with heart and abundant charm, The Library at the Edge of the World is a joyous story about the meaning of home and the importance of finding a place where you truly belong.

"Heart-warming . . . reminiscent of Maeve Binchy and Roisin Meaney."--Irish Examiner

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When Hanna-Mariah Casey returned home to the Finfarran peninsula of Ireland after her marriage fell apart, she never imagined that, five years later, she'd still be living with her mother and driving the local library bookmobile. Wildly unhappy, she decides to renovate a cabin left to her by her great-aunt so she can get out of her mother's house, a choice that plunges her into the lives of her neighbors. Her gruff contractor, Fury, has taken over her renovation project, which she is told he'll give back when he is good and ready. Her bookmobile patrons are bringing her housewarming gifts. Even worse, she is dragged into a local budget debate that could mean the end of her job. Hanna gradually realizes that reviving connections among Finfarran's residents may be what will save them all. The spot-on descriptions of Ireland's dusty country roads and expansive sky all but leap off the page and provide the true joy of Hayes-McCoy's first novel. Hanna's background story fails to paint her as a librarian to love, but Maeve Binchy and Patrick Taylor fans will find much to enjoy.--Babiasz, Tracy Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Dwellings -- Maintenance and repair -- Fiction.
Homecoming -- Fiction.
Women librarians -- Ireland -- Fiction.
Ireland -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First U.S. edition.
Language English
Notes "P.S. insights, interviews & more ..."--Cover.
Description 340, 16 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780062663726
0062663720
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