Irish bookstores reopen in time for Carmel Harrington’s new novel

As lockdown restrictions continue to be lifted, bookshops in Ireland have reopened their doors this week.

The reintroduction of customers in store has come just in time for the forthcoming release of Irish bestseller Carmel Harrington’s latest novel, The Moon Over Kilmore Quay which was labelled a ‘hug in a book’ and ‘a love letter to Ireland’ on Ireland AM earlier this week.

The Moon Over Kilmore Quay introduces us to New Yorker Bea who has grown up in the heart of the Irish community, always hearing stories of home. When she discovers a letter from her younger self, written years before, it sends her deep into her own family history. Years earlier in Kilmore Quay, Ireland Lucy Mernagh leaves her much-loved home and family in search of the New York dream. The Big Apple is a world away from the quiet village she grew up in, and the longing for home aches within her. When Bea uncovers a shocking secret, it takes her back across the water to Kilmore Quay, where – finally – long-buried truths will come to light. But fate has one last twist in store…