Fiction Book Club: The Island Child

Please join us for a discussion of The Island Child by Molly Aitken. 

Oona grew up on the island of Inis: a wind-blasted rock off the coast of Ireland. There, the men went out on fishing boats and the women tended turf fires, the only book was the Bible, and girls stayed at home until they became mothers themselves. Even as a child, Oona knew she wanted to escape island life, but she never could have anticipated the tumultuous turn of events that would ultimately compel her to flee.

Twenty years later, after Oona has forged a new, very different life for herself, her daughter vanishes, forcing Oona to face her past in order, finally, to be free of it. Heralding a singularly gifted new voice in fiction, The Island Child is a timeless story of birth and betrayal, storms, shipwrecks and fairy children, and the weight of long-buried secrets.

Event date: 

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Battenkill Books (outside, behind the store)
15 E. Main St.
Cambridge, NY 12816
The Island Child: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593080917
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 22nd, 2021

A spellbinding debut novel--soaring and poignant--about passion, freedom, motherhood, and the power we have to shape our destinies.

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