Set in rural Ireland in 1825, The Good People is a gripping tragedy, and an authentic glimpse into a moment in time when science, religion and folklore collided with devastating results. Hannah Kent, author of the widely loved Burial Rites, exquisitely balances literary flair with a knack for inhabiting a time and place entirely – and taking the reader with her.
Nora, widowed while already mourning the death of her daughter, is eyed with suspicion by the local community. There is talk of curses, and of faeries. When Nora’s remaining child, her son, is struck dumb, the gossip intensifies. Isolated and desperate, Nora seeks help from the fringes of society, leading her into a world of ritual that tightens around her and blurs the line between mercy and something much more sinister.
Join us for the final reading group of the year where there will be wine, nibbles and warm conversation.