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Q&A – with Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird Sings

Q&A with Jennifer Rosner, author of the incredibly moving historical fiction The Yellow Bird Sings, out today The Yellow Bird Sings was the first book I read in 2020 and it has touched my heart so deeply. It was a story about the love between a mother and a daughter during the darkest time in… Continue reading Q&A – with Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird Sings

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Review – On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Synopsis: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born – a history whose epicentre is rooted in Vietnam – and serves as a doorway… Continue reading Review – On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

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Review – Keeper by Jessica Moor

Synopsis: He's been looking in the windows again. Messing with cameras. Leaving notes.  Supposed to be a refuge. But death got inside. When Katie Straw's body is pulled from the waters of the local suicide spot, the police decide it's an open-and-shut case. A standard-issue female suicide.  But the residents of Widringham women's refuge where… Continue reading Review – Keeper by Jessica Moor

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Review – Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Synopsis: A breathtaking tale of family secrets, from the international bestselling author of An American Marriage 'My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist.' This is the breathtaking story of a man's deception, a family's complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle. James Witherspoon has two families, one public, the other a closely guarded… Continue reading Review – Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

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Review – Coming Up For Air by Sarah Leipciger

Synopsis: THREE EXTRAORDINARY LIVES INTERTWINE ACROSS OCEANS AND TIME  On the banks of the River Seine in 1899, a young woman takes her final breath before plunging into the icy water. Although she does not know it, her decision will set in motion an astonishing chain of events. It will lead to 1950s Norway, where… Continue reading Review – Coming Up For Air by Sarah Leipciger

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Review – Once Upon An Atom: Questions of Science

| Once Upon An Atom: Questions of Science, written by James Carter and illustrated by Willian Santiago | Children are an open book, this couldn’t be any more true! Once you observe your child for a while, you would know what he likes and what gets his attention. Maxi LOVES pictures books with bold colors,… Continue reading Review – Once Upon An Atom: Questions of Science

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Review – Peekaboo Sun by Ingela Arrhenius

| Peekaboo Sun by Ingela Arrhenius |You can never have enough interactive books for a toddler! We received this adorable interactive book from the lovely Rebecca at Nosy Crow and Maxi has been loving it so much that he asks for it every morning when he wakes up and every night before he goes to… Continue reading Review – Peekaboo Sun by Ingela Arrhenius

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Review – Here We Are, Notes for Living On Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers

Wow, talk about a picture book that has actually moved me to tears! Maxi is 13 months old and I read Here We Are for the first time. It has taken me by a complete surprise and I wasn’t prepared to be affected so much in this way. “Well hello.Welcome to this planet.We call it… Continue reading Review – Here We Are, Notes for Living On Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers

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Review – Hidden Girl and Other Stories by Ken Liu

Synopsis: From a Tang Dynasty legend of a young girl trained as an assassin with the ability to skip between dimensions on a secluded mountain sanctuary to a space colony called Nova Pacifica that reflects on a post-apocalyptic world of the American Empire and ‘Moonwalker’ Neil Armstrong, The Hidden Girl and Other Stories is laced… Continue reading Review – Hidden Girl and Other Stories by Ken Liu

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Review – The Book of Echoes by Rosanna Amaka

Synopsis: A sweeping, uplifting story of how a boy from Brixton and a girl from Lagos escape their dark past to find themselves a bright future. 1981: England looks forward to a new decade. But on the streets of Brixton, it’s hard to hold onto your dreams, especially if you are a young black man.… Continue reading Review – The Book of Echoes by Rosanna Amaka