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Jul 21
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

In his début novel, The Imperfectionists, Tom Rachman transformed the demise of print journalism from a news item all too easy to dismiss — most often reported online, naturally — into a witty, affecting and ultimately elegiac set of stories about the lives of the reporters, editors, and executives at a single doomed international paper. Rachman’s… Read more »

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Mar 28
A Life with Books is Worth Living

A Life with Books is Worth Living

I spend my summers on an island with a bookstore. I love books that are about the lives of people who are passionate about books, storytelling and writing. Is it any wonder that I was anxious to get my hands on Gabrielle Zevin’s new novel, The Storied Live of A.J…. Read more »

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Feb 22
A Poetic and Moving Portrait of A Village

A Poetic and Moving Portrait of A Village

Donal Ryan’s exploration of village life after the collapse of the Irish economy is full of beautiful writing and interesting characters. It’s easy to see why this debut made the Booker Prize longlist last summer as well as being named the Book of the Year by the Irish Book Awards…. Read more »

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Jan 15
Perfect by Rachel Joyce

Perfect by Rachel Joyce

There are a number of British writers — Penelope Lively, Mark Haddon, and Tessa Hadley come to mind — whose prose embodies what I think of as an essential Englishness. Their style is clear, brisk, sometimes verging on no nonsense, but at the same time deeply empathetic to the breadth… Read more »

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