This autumn bestselling author of Just Mary and former politician Mary O’Rourke is sharing the letters of her life. Mary will be doing a number of signings and special talks to mark her second book Letters of My Life.
As she nears 80, Mary O’Rourke reflects on her life and its universal themes through letters. In her new book Mary O’Rourke looks back over her life in the form of 20 letters to people who have made an impression on her - from her childhood growing up in Athlone to her college days in Maynooth, to those who supported and mentored her during her political career, the friends who have sustained her in good times and bad and family members who mean the most. What emerges is a thoughtful meditation on the universal themes in life that touch us all – love, loss, facing adversity and the passing of time among them.
Saturday 08-Oct Ennis
Book Signing: Ennis Bookshop, 13 Abbey St, Ennis, Co. Clare at 3pm
Thursday 13-Oct Maynooth
Talk with Mary followed by Book Signing: Maynooth University at 11am. Free entry, no booking required. Visit Maynooth University’s website for more details.
Saturday 15-Oct Sligo
Book Signing: Eason Sligo, 45 O’Connell St, Sligo at 3pm
Saturday 22-Oct Dooradoyle
Book Signing: Crescent Bookshop, Unit 19 Crescent Shopping Centre, Dooradoyle, Limerick at 3pm.
Sunday 30-Oct Kilkenny
Savour Kilkenny Food Festival: Mary will chat with Edward Hayden while he prepares some of her family’s favourite dishes which hold special memories for her. Followed by book signing. The Food Stage at 2.30pm. Free entry, no booking required.
Friday 11-Nov Dublin
Dublin Book Festival Mary will be interviewed about her book by Miriam O’ Callaghan and will sign books afterwards. The National Library, 12.45. Booking required.
Keep up to date with Mary O’ Rourke on her Facebook page.
Mary O’Rourke is a former deputy leader of her party and has held a number of senior cabinet positions. She has also been leader of the Seanad and is a frequent guest on radio and television. Her first book, Just Mary, was a No. 1 bestseller.
Letters of my Life will be launched by Pat Kenny at The National Library, Kildare Street on Wednesday, 5 October at 6.30pm.