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Kansas City
Rainy Day Books
2706 West 53rd St.
Mission, KS  66205
United States

Please join us for Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book “The Heart’s Invisible Furies” by John Boyne. The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome.


About the book:


This is a story of Ireland from the 1940’s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man.  Cyril Avery is not a real Avery – or at least that’s what his adoptive parent tell him.  And he never will be.  But if he isn’t a real Avery, then who is he?  Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamorous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.  At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he cam from – and over his many years will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country, and much more.