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By Sean Dietrich -
Living in the fictional town of Park, Alabama, in 1972, sixty-something absentee father, Nub, has been perpetually drunk since his father’s suicide in 1921. ...Read Review
By Joanna Nadin -
If you want a coming-of-age book full of warmth and wit, look no further than Carnegie-nominated author Joanna Nadin’s story of 1920s ...Read Review
By Guzel Yakhina - By Polly Gannon (trans.) -
A Volga Tale tells a tale of two worlds on opposite sides of the Volga River. On the left bank is the endless ...Read Review
By Lauren Groff -
This devastatingly beautiful meditation on nature, divinity, and survival is the second volume of a planned triptych begun last year with Groff’s ...Read Review
By Jesmyn Ward -
Young Annis, an enslaved girl in the antebellum South, meets a series of misfortunes and is thrust into ever more hellish circumstances in ...Read Review
By Francis Spufford -
It is 1922, and in a mythical city in the Midwestern United States an Aztec-style murder has been discovered on a rooftop. This sets ...Read Review
By Jonathan Evison -
Geno, an elderly man living in an assisted living facility, believes that he has lived many lives over the course of more than ...Read Review
By Anna Funder -
From one of Australia’s most celebrated authors comes a work that gives shape to the historically obscure figure of Eileen O’Shaughnessy (1905...Read Review
By Adam Thirlwell -
It is quite a challenge to succinctly summarise a novel that does not have much of a plot. Literary? Yes, Clever? well, that’...Read Review
By Daniel Mason -
From the moment two forbidden lovers – the prospective wife of an abusive minister and a reported troublemaker she ironically met at church – flee ...Read Review
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