Updated: Mar 30, 2020
Summer is coming to a close and my favorite season is almost upon us. Fall! I love everything about it. The crisp air, apple orchard visits, colorful scenery, simmering crockpot meals, the promise of cozy nights and cool mornings. Fall is by far my favorite season. I had a hard time deciding between two selections for Random Readers Book Club's September read because there are so many on my TBR list that I want to dive into. I chose Literary Fiction as the genre and curated a couple good options that will spark some great discussion. Feel free to join in and let me know what book gets your vote! Below are the September 2019 RRBC choices. Vote in the comments below or on Instagram @mynightsbooked.
Genre: Literary Fiction
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
Cyril Avery is not a real Avery or at least that’s what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn’t a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from – and over his three score years and ten, will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country and much more. In this, Boyne's most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart's Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit.