Books for 2015/2016


The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene

ISBN 9780099286097

Set in 1930s anti-clerical Mexico, the story of the efforts of a lapsed priest to escape execution by the police. This anonymous ‘whisky priest’ is far from saintly.


The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan

ISBN 9780749399573 

The story of 4 mothers and their first-generation Chinese-American Daughters, 2 generations of women struggling to come to terms with their cultural identity.


Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton, Penguin Classics.

ISBN-10: 0141389400, ISBN-13: 978-0141389400

Ethan Frome is set in a fictional New England town, where an unnamed narrator tells the story of his encounter with Ethan Frome, a man with dreams and desires that end in an ironic turn of events.


Honeydew, Edith Pearlman, John Murray.

*** Please note, this paperback edition is not available until 27 August 2015. ***

ISBN-10: 1444797042, ISBN-13: 978-1444797046

A new collection of short stories from Edith Pearlman, long regarded as one of the very best practitioners of the form.



All of the books will be looked at in the above order.  Please be sure to get the edition recommended, as the use of different editions slows the class.

Stonehouse books will have all of the above. (An Independent Kilkenny Bookshop).

A list will be available in other bookshops also.