Program Type:Books & Authors
Join us to discuss this month's Beyond Fiction Book Club selection, Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe. Books will be available to check out at the Adult Help Desk. If you need help acquiring a book, please reach out to Kelly Kuningas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to reading and discussing with you!
"Say Nothing has lots of the qualities of good fiction. . . Keefe is a terrific storyteller. . .He brings his characters to real life. The book is cleverly structured. We follow people--victim, perpetrator, back to victim--leave them, forget about them, rejoin them decades later. It can be read as a detective story. . .What Keefe captures best, though, is the tragedy, the damage and waste, and the idea of moral injury. . .Say Nothing is an excellent account of the Troubles.
—RODDY DOYLE, The New York Times Book Review
"An exceptional new book. . .explores this brittle landscape [of Northern Ireland] to devastating effect. . .Fierce reporting. . . It is a dizzying panorama, yet Mr. Keefe presents it with clarity."
—MICHAEL O'DONNELL, The Wall Street Journal
"Say Nothing investigates the mystery of a missing mother and reveals a still-raw violent past. . .The book often reads like a novel, but as anyone familiar with his work for The New Yorker can attest, Keefe is an obsessive reporter and researcher, a master of narrative nonfiction. . .An incredible story."