March is just around the corner, and with it comes time for our Irish fiction read-along. When the votes were all tallied, The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey was the clear winner.
I’ve broken the book up into four sections. The page numbers I will use are from the hardcover edition, but the book is also helpfully divided into sections, and so the section titles should help anybody using a paperback, audio, or e-book edition. Here’s the schedule:
Section One – March 1st through 8th – post to go up on March 9th: pages 1 through 90 – sections “Glenlea, County Armagh, 1905” and “Queensbrook Linen Mill, 1913”
Section Two – March 9th through 15th – post to go up on March 16th : pages 91 through 164 – sections “War, 1914-1918” and “Insurrection, 1919-1920”
Section Three – March 16th through 22nd – post to go up on March 23rd: pages 165 through 238 – sections “Truce, 1920-1921” and “Passion, 1921”
Section Four – March 23rd through 29th – post to go up on March 30th: pages 239 through 331 (the end) – sections “Secrets, 1922,” “Choices, 1922,” “Home, 1922,” and “Epilogue, 1924”
Each week on the post date, I’ll have my thoughts posted first thing in the morning. If you’re reading along, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section, or else leave a link to a discussion post on your own blog.
Please leave a comment and let me know if you’re planning to join in. I’m looking forward to reading along with all of you!