Book of the Month

Ruth & pen

emilie pine

€ 18,95

‘Ruth & Pen’ is a beautiful character driven novel that immerses the reader in the lives of Ruth and 16 year old Pen (short for Penelope), who we follow during one day in Dublin in 2019. Ruth’s marriage is in crisis. Pen is in love, which isn’t easy being young and even harder when you’re autistic. Ruth & Pen don’t know each other, but they accidentally meet. Emilie Pine really gets under the skin of Ruth and Pen, as she writes of the complexities of their interior lives and what it means to not be like others.  

A superb, tender, compelling debut about love, vulnerability, honesty, and being; a book about life really.

Winner Booker Prize 2021

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