For our book club meeting in March, we read Strange Flowers by Donal Ryan, winner of the 2020 Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year. Rural Ireland of the 1970s is the backdrop to this story of unorthodox relationships and the enduring power of love.
In 1973, twenty-year-old Moll Gladney takes a morning bus from her rural home and disappears. Bewildered and distraught, Paddy and Kit must confront an unbearable prospect: that they will never see their daughter again.
Five years later, Moll returns. What – and who – she brings with her will change the course of her family’s life forever.