Posts Tagged: review

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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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Mar 21
It’s Brooklyn, What Could be Weird?

It’s Brooklyn, What Could be Weird?

Forget about fierce young women, ruthless men and small furry-footed homebodies, in the pages of Jeremy Bushnell’s The Weirdness saving the world falls to a hapless aspiring writer from Brooklyn (where hapless young writers abound). Billy Ridgeway, nearing thirty and too distracted by the strange and wonderful world around him… 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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