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NORA: One Dublin One Book Choice

You may have already noticed, but NORA by Nuala O’Connor is this year’s One Dublin One Book choice for 2022! 

NORA, published by New Island Books, tells the story of Nora Barnacle, a twenty-year-old from Galway working as a maid at Finn’s Hotel. She meets young James Joyce on a summer’s day in Dublin, and the rest, as they say, is history as they ricochet from European city to city and are brought high and low by Jim’s ferocious ambition. 

In sensuous, resonant prose, Nuala O’Connor has conjured the definitive portrait of this strong, passionate and loyal Irishwoman. Nora is a tour de force, an earthy and authentic love letter to Irish literature’s greatest muse. 

To celebrate Nora, and Nuala’s telling of her, there is a wonderful series of events programmed throughout the month of April featuring conversation, music, workshops and dramatic readings. You can view the full list of events HERE 

You can purchase a copy of NORA through this LINK