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30 06, 2018

Book Of The Week: Sing, Unburied, Sing

2018-06-30T10:22:03+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward This book is set in the American Deep South. Looking at the contemporary underbelly of American society it addresses race, prejudice, poverty. This is beautifully written with wonderful dialogue and almost painterly descriptions of landscapes and sensory experiences such as smell and taste. Though shocking and awful, it feels [...]

23 06, 2018

Book Of The Week: Lincoln in The Bardo

2018-06-23T11:57:39+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , , |

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders   This story takes place over one night. President Lincoln, irreconcilably grieving the loss of his young son, visits the cemetery which is full of restless souls in the state of transition described by Buddhists as the Bardo. All are struggling with accepting the fact of death, and [...]

16 06, 2018

Book Of The Week: Red Clocks

2018-06-16T12:35:07+00:00 June 16th, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas Red Clocks by Leni Zumas is a fascinating and a terrific read.  The lives and times of 5 women intermingle throughout and beautifully described landscapes evoke their different contexts. The common thread is a questing effort to establish meaning in their lives - as women.  At times chillingly prescient (the [...]

27 07, 2017

Book of the Week: Miss Jane

2017-07-27T15:10:16+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Miss Jane by Brad Watson I've not come across Brad Watson before and was delighted with this read. Set within a powerful evocation of farming and the sheer toughness of the rural life in early 20th century America, it is a tale of family, friendships and kindnesses. It is beautifully written through the eyes of [...]