Sara O’Donovan: Within You Without You

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Wednesday 12 July 2023

11:30 am


Bantry Bookshop

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Within You Without You is the debut novel by West Cork-based author Sara O'Donovan.

Sara will be in conversation with Madeleine D'Arcy and Danielle McLaughlin

Admission: Free

Kathryn Johnson’s life is at a standstill. Stuck in a lacklustre marriage, the spark that once burned so brightly within her has since been snuffed out by the monotony of the everyday.

Returning to England after many years of living in Ireland, she is shocked to discover a familiar face on the side of the road one dark and stormy night. But a person can’t just reappear like that. Not when they’ve been dead for twenty years.

Uncovering long-buried memories of first love and its devastating loss, Kathryn returns to the past to see if she can rewrite her present. But love divided by time is a complicated equation to solve.




Sara O’Donovan

Sara O’Donovan spent her early years in England, brought up in the worlds of horse racing and show jumping. She moved to Ireland in her late 20s and now lives...

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Madeleine D'Arcy

Madeleine D’Arcy is a fiction writer based in Cork City, Ireland. Her second collection of linked short fiction, Liberty Terrace (Doire Press, 2021) is Cork’s One City, One Book 2023....

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Danielle McLaughlin

Danielle McLaughlin’s short story collection Dinosaurs on Other Planets was published in 2015 by The Stinging Fly Press. In 2019, she was a Windham-Campbell Prize recipient, and won the Sunday Times Audible...

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