Jul 14, 2021
“It’s a wonderful book..I highly recommend it”
Claire Byrne, RTE Radio 1
Sinead Moriarty’s About US
Published by Sandycove (Penguin Random House)
About Us tells the story three couples and one therapist's couch...
Alice and Niall used to be lovers, best friends and parents, in that order. Now they're no longer on the same page or even reading from the same book.
Ann thought when she and Ken retired, it would be their second spring. Instead, it feels more like an icy winter.
Orla is falling in love with boyfriend Paul, but her complicated past makes her unsure if she can ever be intimate with anyone.
Three couples find themselves telling a stranger about the most private part of their lives - their hopes, their disappointments, their awkward realisations.
Can they learn to be honest with each other? And what life-changing decisions will be made when they do?
Sinead Moriarty is the Bestselling author of 14 previous novels published by Penguin. Her books have been translated into 25 languages. Eleven of her novels have been shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards. The Way We Were won the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction in 2015. She is also a columnist with the Irish Independent. Sinead and Rick O’Shea head up the Eason’s Must Reads book club. Sinead also sits on the board of the Arts Council.
Praise for About Us
“Funny, tender and hopeful … will keep book clubs talking late into the night!”
“A tender exploration of love in all its forms. I cried and I laughed as I was caught up in the pains, joys, and disappointments of the main characters. I loved the three women who each face a crisis at differing stages of their lives. I loved the way the jigsaws of their lives sometimes seemed to have lost a piece. I loved the way heartache turned to humour on a pinhead”
“Shines a light between the sheets of marriage beds, and into the psyche of tired relationships. All done with a wicked sense of humour and characters that leap to life, I loved this”
“Fabulous … at times laugh-out-loud funny but always gut wrenchingly honest. Prepare to lose a day of your life”
“Oh, what a play this book would make! Three couples, one sofa and characters that leap off the page, grab you by the scruff of the neck and don’t let go. It’s not an exaggeration to say that I put my whole life on hold when I started into it – on the surface such a simple story and yet in Sinéad Moriarty’s hands, it’s masterly. She really is THE most gifted writer”
“A deeply touching exploration of some of the messier realities of relationships, peppered with Sinéad Moriarty’s trademark warmth and humour – this gorgeous story truly was the perfect escape from day-to-day life!”
“Complex characters who inhabit lives so similar to our own that their stories provide not only escapism, but also the unexpected comfort and reassurance of very real shared experience. A wonderful read that borders on therapy”
Dr Sabina Brennan