Date: 26 May 2016
Tickets via Eventbrite: €5 / €3 | Tickets on the door: €7
(glass of wine included)
The Irish Times Book Club in association with the Irish Writers Centre present:
The Heart of Everything – Henrietta McKervey in conversation with Martin Doyle and the Irish Times Book Club
Henrietta is 'brimming over with promise. She has wit, imagination, and an understanding of human beings, which are the hallmark of the true novelist,' – Éilís Ní Dhuibhne
About the book
When Mags Jensen disappears, soon after learning she has early-stage dementia, her three grown up children are brought together to search for their mother. Over several days, old tensions rise to the surface, harking back to an earlier tragedy that splintered the family. The Heart of Everything is a taut and compelling account of the nature of family relationships and the uneasy grasp of the past over the present. Powerful revelations take hold between the siblings and their efforts to find Mags become increasingly frantic as they are forced to ask: will they ever see their lost mother again?
About the author
Henrietta McKervey was born in Belfast and now lives in Dublin with her husband and two young children. Having worked as an advertising and design copywriter for several years, she completed an MFA in Creative Writing in UCD, and was the winner of the inaugural Maeve Binchy Travel Award in 2014. Her first novel, What Becomes of Us, was published in 2015. The Heart of Everything is her second novel (Hachette).
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