Connective Tissue with Eleanor Thom - Book & Ticket Option

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Thursday, 14th of September at 6.30pm

We're very excited to announce another event in collaboration with one of our favourite local publishers, Taproot Press. We're pleased to welcome Eleanor Thom to the bookshop as we celebrate her novel, Connective Tissue, a very personal story inspired by her own family. 

This event will take place at Golden Hare Books on St. Stephen Street, and Eleanor will be joined in conversation by Lynsey May, author of Weak Teeth. 

About Connective Tissue

South-West Scotland, 2010. Air-traffic controller Helena's baby is born with unexplained paralysis. Faced with an unforgiving medical establishment, she turns to the Jewish grandmother she never knew, unfolding the past in search of answers.

Berlin, 1937. Single mother and kitchen hand Dora struggles in a city growing increasingly hostile, with questions being asked of bloodlines and identity. Will she always be alone? And how long will she and her daughter be able to call this home?

Based on extensive research into Eleanor Thom's lost family history, Connective Tissue is a story of migration, motherhood, and our need to know the people and places that make us.

About Eleanor Thom

Eleanor Thom writes creative fiction and non-fiction and lives in Edinburgh. Recurring themes in her work are place, social history, memory, and family life. Her first novel, The Tin-Kin (Duckworth, 2009), won the Saltire First Book of the Year Award, and was featured on BBC TV's The Culture Show. Since then, Eleanor has had two children, and she completed her PhD in creative writing in 2018. For the past four years, she has been the Community Writer in Residence for The Edinburgh International Book Festival.

About Lynsey May

Lynsey May lives, loves and writes in Edinburgh. Her debut novel, Weak Teeth, was published by Polygon in May 2023. She’s won prizes and fellowships such as a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award, Emerging Scottish Writer at Cove Park and a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship. Her short fiction has been published in various journals and anthologies, including The Stinging FlyGutter, New Writing Scotland and Banshee. She’s never far from a cup of coffee and her bag is always too heavy.