The Closet of Savage Mementos, by Nuala Ní Chonchúir

This month’s Irish Times Book Club choice is a moving, beautifully written portrait of love, grief and motherhood

This month’s Book Club choice is The Closet of Savage Mementos by Nuala Ní Chonchúir, published by New Island.

Lillis leaves behind 1980s Dublin for a summer job working at a lodge in a small lochside village in the Scottish Highlands. Leaving Dublin is a way to escape her grief following the death of her boyfriend and a difficult relationship with her mother, Verity. In Scotland she encounters love and excitement but when a series of unexpected events turn her new found life on its head, she is forced to make a life-changing decision.

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