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Review: Lacuna by Fiona Snyckers

“Perhaps they simply thought it was more genteel to keep ugliness off the stage. No one wants to watch stomach-turning violence at the theatre, especially over dinner. It can be very upsetting.” Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 255 Published: 1st April 2019 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Lucy Lurie is deeply sunk in PTSD following a… Continue reading Review: Lacuna by Fiona Snyckers

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Review: Murdering Romance by Kendi Karimi

“She always knew that one day, she would pay for her stories, but she never expected it to be such personal a vengeance.” Genre: Fiction Pages: 214 Published: 29th April, 2022 Rate: 2.5 stars Synopsis The novel by Kendi Karimi – a journalist-turned author- is a fascinating and nostalgic narration that effortlessly combines real life… Continue reading Review: Murdering Romance by Kendi Karimi

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Review: Things They Lost by Okwiri Oduor

“And right then, inside Ayosa, a key turned, its teeth and notches biting down, wriggling for a few seconds, before finding its cavity.” Genre: General Fiction Pages: 368 Published: April 12th 2022 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Ayosa is a wandering spirit—joyous, exuberant, filled to the brim with longing. Her only companions in her grandmother’s… Continue reading Review: Things They Lost by Okwiri Oduor

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Review: The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

“I could look at him and nothing else for eternity and be happy.” Genre: Domestic Fiction Pages: 400 Published: 2nd July, 2021 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis A story of summer, secrets, love, and lies: in the course of a singular day on Cape Cod, one woman must make a life-changing decision that has been… Continue reading Review: The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

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Review: Tar Baby by Toni Morrison

“One of the worst things about being old is eating. First you have to find something you can eat and second you have to try not to drop it all over yourself.” Genre: Fiction Pages: 320 Published: March 12th,1981 Rate: 2.5 stars Goodreads Synopsis Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention… Continue reading Review: Tar Baby by Toni Morrison

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Review: The Island Of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

“Always aim for the kind of love that comes from the deep.” Genre: Fiction // coming of age Pages: 368 Published: 5th August 2021 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands… Continue reading Review: The Island Of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak