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Review – Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

Synopsis: 'Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked...' To his customers and neighbors on 125th street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably-priced furniture, making a life for himself and his family. He and his wife Elizabeth are expecting their second child, and if her parents on Striver's Row don't… Continue reading Review – Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

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Review – Snow Country by Sebastian Faulks

Synopsis: 1914: Aspiring journalist Anton arrives in Vienna where he meets Delphine, a woman of experience and deep secrets. Entranced by the light of first love, Anton comes to life. Until his country declares war on hers. 1927: For Lena, life with her mother in a small town has been cosseted and cold. After a few years… Continue reading Review – Snow Country by Sebastian Faulks

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Review – Magpie by Elizabeth Day

Synopsis: Sometimes Marisa gets the fanciful notion that Kate has visited the house before. She makes herself at home without any self-consciousness. She puts her toothbrush right there in the master bathroom, on the shelf next to theirs. In Jake, Marisa has found everything she’s ever wanted. Then their new lodger Kate arrives. Something about… Continue reading Review – Magpie by Elizabeth Day

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Review – Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson

Synopsis: For generations, Rich Gundersen's family has made a living felling giant redwoods on California's rugged coast. It's treacherous work, and though his son, Chub, wants nothing more than to step into his father's boots, Rich longs for a bigger future for him.Colleen just wants a brother or sister for Chub, but she's losing hope.… Continue reading Review – Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson

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Cecily by Annie Garthwaite

Synopsis: 'Rebellion?'The word is a spark. They can start a fire with it, or smother it in their fingertips.She chooses to start a fire. You are born high, but marry a traitor's son. You bear him twelve children, carry his cause and bury his past. You play the game, against enemies who wish you ashes.… Continue reading Cecily by Annie Garthwaite

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Review – The Five Clues by Anthony Kessel

Synopsis: Don’t Doubt the Rainbow is a new contemporary detective series with a difference – to solve each mystery, 13-year-old Edie Marble must harness the Three Principles, a new approach to understanding how the mind works that is currently proving invaluable in improving mental health and well-being in children internationally. The first book in the… Continue reading Review – The Five Clues by Anthony Kessel

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Q&A with Rachel Edwards

Hello everyone, today I have a very special Q&A for you. Lucky by Rachel Edwards is probably one of the most intense and unforgettable books I have read this year. It touched upon online gambling as well as identity and belonging which are very close to my heart. I am totally in love with it… Continue reading Q&A with Rachel Edwards

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Review – Animal by Lisa Taddeo

Synopsis: I drove myself out of New York City where a man shot himself in front of me. He was a gluttonous man and when his blood came out it looked like the blood of a pig.  That's a cruel thing to think, I know. He did it in a restaurant where I was having… Continue reading Review – Animal by Lisa Taddeo

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Review – The First Day of Spring by Nancy Tucker

Synopsis: Chrissie knows how to steal sweets from the shop without getting caught, the best hiding place for hide-and-seek, the perfect wall for handstands. Now she has a new secret. It gives her a fizzing, sherbet feeling in her belly. She doesn't get to feel power like this at home, where food is scarce and… Continue reading Review – The First Day of Spring by Nancy Tucker

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Review – Still Life by Sarah Winman

Synopsis: From the author of When God was a Rabbit and Tin Man, Still Life is a big-hearted story of people brought together by love, war, art and the ghost of E.M. Forster. 1944, in the ruined wine cellar of a Tuscan villa, as bombs fall around them, two strangers meet and share an extraordinary evening. Ulysses Temper is a… Continue reading Review – Still Life by Sarah Winman