Rónán Hession with Nancy Pearl

Leonard and Hungry Paul (Melville House)  is the story of two friends struggling to protect their understanding of what's meaningful in life. It is about the uncelebrated people of this world -- the gentle, the meek, the humble. And as they struggle to persevere, the book asks a surprisingly enthralling question: Is it really them against the world, or are they on to something? Rónán Hession is an Irish writer, musician, and social worker based in Dublin. As Mumblin' Deaf Ro, he has released three albums of songs, and his most recent album, Dictionary Crimes, was nominated for the Choice Music Prize for album of the year. Leonard and Hungry Paul is his first novel, and was shortlisted for an Irish Book of the Year award.

Bestselling author, librarian, literary critic, and devoted reader Nancy Pearl regularly speaks about the importance and pleasure of reading at libraries, literacy organizations, and community groups around the world. Her most recent book is The Writer's Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives (HarperOne), co-written with Jeff Schwager.                      

Partnership with Dublin City Libraries, Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle City of Literature and The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

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ISBN: 9781612198484
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Melville House - August 11th, 2020

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 6:00pm
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