Eason reveals Must Reads for spring 2019

Claire Coughlan
News - Books Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Sinead Moriarty and Rick O'Shea have chosen eight new titles


Novelist Sinéad Moriarty and broadcaster and book club curator Rick O'Shea have teamed up with Eason once again to share their Must Reads for spring.

Sinéad's picks
The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop (Sceptre)
"This book will make you cry and stay with you long after you've reached the end - it reminded me of To Kill a Mockingbird, and I know what high praise that is - but I really loved this story."

Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam (Chatto & Windus)
"If you loved The Rosie Project, then this book is definitely for you. Funny, moving and tender."

The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg (The Borough Press)
"With a story that is warm, lovely, cosy, heart-breaking, but also hopeful, it's a book you can curl up and lose yourself in."

When All is Said by Anne Griffin (Sceptre)
"This book is... a stunning read and Anne is a masterful storyteller who has written a book that is being acclaimed all over the world, and rightly so."

Rick's picks
The Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff (Tinder Press)
"I was breathless by the time I rattled through the last few pages of The Last Ones Left Alive, and I'm thrilled to know there's more to come."

How To Lose a Country by Ece Temelkuran (4th Estate)
"If you're looking all around you and feeling overwhelmed by where the world is going, this is an important, current and, most importantly, very readable book about the populist playbook and how it threatens to engulf us all."

If Only I Could Tell You by Hannah Beckerman (Hodder)
"Hannah has such a beautiful style of writing that your heart will twinge more than once during this. Rarely do you come across characters such as these who leave you just a little bereft once you leave them. Very, very impressive."

Daisy Jones And The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Hutchinson)
"There's a little of A Star Is Born in this (I couldn't help but imagine Bradley Cooper as Billy!) and also echoes of 'This must have been like what it would have been to be in Fleetwood Mac.' The movie rights have already been snapped up by Reese Witherspoon – well worth reading before it before it hits the big screen."


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