Your Cart

Feb 2024 Meeting

For our book club meeting in February, we read The Mystery of Henri Pick by David Foenkinos. The book club enjoyed the style of this quirky, farcical French novel and found it a palate cleanser after some heavier reads. Though they only awarded the novel 3.5 stars, they all thought the book was worth reading.

Jacket Synposis:
In the small town of Crozon in Brittany, a library houses manuscripts that were rejected for publication: the faded dreams of aspiring writers. Visiting while on holiday, young editor Delphine Despero is thrilled to discover a novel so powerful that she feels compelled to bring it back to Paris to publish it. The book is a sensation, prompting fevered interest in the identity of its author – apparently one Henri Pick, a now-deceased pizza chef from Crozon.

Sceptics cry that the whole thing is a hoax: how could this man have written such a masterpiece? An obstinate journalist, Jean-Michel Rouche, heads to Brittany to investigate. By turns farcical and moving, The Mystery of Henri Pick is a fast-paced comic mystery enriched by a deep love of books – and of the authors who write them.

Independent bookshop
Free Shipping over €30
100% Irish Owned