Jacket for 'Closing the Book'


UK - The Women's Press

Closing the Book

By Stevie Davies

Published Jul 2012

Ruth pored over the sleeping Bridie like a reader over some very absorbing book, a book which she must finish and commit to memory now if ever, for it was a vanishing text whose meanings must pass away.

For five contented years, Bridie has been Ruth’s steadfast companion in an increasingly harsh world. Now, without warning, all has changed, and both the further and history of their lives together are suddenly, shockingly called into question.

Closing the Book is a moving yet ultimately hopeful exploration of the bitter cruelties of nature and the violence of man-made suffering.