Birchwood by John Banville
After years away, Gabriel returns to a house filled with memories and despair. Delving deep into family secrets—a cold father, a tortured mother, an insane grandmother—Gabriel also recalls his first encounters with love and loss. A novel of a family, of isolation, and of a blighted Ireland, Birchwood is a remarkable story about the end of innocence for one boy and his country. Books will be available at the reference desk. For more information, please call 801-337-2632.