Book Of The Month

Our March Book of the Month, TransAtlantic, is an acclaimed historical fiction novel by Irish writer Colum McCann.

The ties between Ireland and the United States of America have been brought into focus once again, with the election of President Joe Biden with his very public celebration of his Irish roots.

The movement of people between the two countries can be traced back centuries, with Biden among millions of Americans who claim Irish heritage. Just as Irish immigrants have helped shape America’s evolution, American culture continues to influence and intrigue Irish society.

With this in mind, we’ve chosen Colum McCann’s TransAtlantic from our readers’ recommendations as our March book of the month.

The novel spans two centuries, back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean, from the first non-stop transatlantic flight by Alcock and Brown through to Senator George Mitchell’s role in the Irish Peace Process negotiations

Colum McCann, a Dubliner, has lived in New York for many years and his work has been translated into over 30 languages.

“We seldom know what echo our actions will find, but our stories will most certainly outlast us.”

Colum McCann, TransAtlantic

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