Irish Book Awards

Future Popes Of Ireland

A big-hearted, funny, sad, dazzlingly ambitious novel about the messiness of love, family and belief and how nothing ever turns out quite how we plan,The Future Popes of Ireland was published to rave reviews. 

Thirty years after Pope John Paul II visits Ireland, it seems unlikely that any of Granny Doyle’s grandchildren are going to fulfil her hopes of being the first Irish pope. Damien is trying to work up the courage to tell her that he’s gay. Rosie is a dreamy blue-haired rebel who wants to save the planet and has little time for popes. And irrepressible John Paul is a chancer and a charmer and the undisputed apple of his Granny’s eye – but he’s not exactly what you’d call Pontiff material. None of the triplets have much contact with their big sister Peg, who lives over 3,000 miles away in New York City, and has been a forbidden topic of conversation ever since she ran away from home as a teenager. But that’s about to change.

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