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March Reader's Den: Wrap-Up and Reading List for "Love and Summer"
“The music ceased, the whine of the needle on the empty centre of the record so faint it was hardly anything. Still dwelling in his exile, Florian finished his cigarette and stubbed it out in the grass. The sun was slipping away, the evening light becoming dusky. Jessie clambered to her feet when he did, went back with him to the drawing-room, where he lifted the needle off. In the kitchen he put sausages on to fry.” (Love and Summer, p. 61)
For further reading you may enjoy these titles mentioned in the novel:
And, if you would really like to get into the spirit of the novel check out Old Moore's Almanac, which is mentioned in Love and Summer as where Dillahan stores money for the insurance man (p.19).
Other great titles from William Trevor include:
Also, listen to author Jhumpa Lahiri read from William Trevor’s short story "A Day".
Finally, some more award-winning fiction from contemporary Irish authors: