Book Review: Red Birds by Mohammed Hanif|War, grief and loss under a new light|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): An American pilot crash lands in the desert, unprepared for any situation that can’t be resolved with the After Eight mints in his survival kit. Hallucinating palm trees and dehydrating isn’t Major Ellie’s idea of a good time, but he figures it’s less of a hassle than another marital spat back home. …

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman|5 reasons to read this book|#BloomsburyAwardWinning

Blurb (as on Goodreads): After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own. Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in …

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French Exit by Patrick DeWitt|Book Review|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Frances Price – tart widow, possessive mother, and Upper East Side force of nature – is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy. Her adult son Malcolm is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. And then there’s the Prices' aging cat, Small Frank, who Frances believes …

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The Corset by Laura Purcell|ARC Review|An edge-of-the-seat Gothic Thriller|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Is prisoner Ruth Butterham mad or a murderer? Victim or villain? Dorothea and Ruth. Prison visitor and prisoner. Powerful and powerless. Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor and awaiting trial for murder. When Dorothea's charitable work leads her to Oakgate Prison, she is delighted with the …

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Book Review: The Night Ferry by Lotte Hammer|A Konrad Simonsen thriller|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Sixteen children and four adults are killed in a devastating boat crash in Copenhagen. Detective Chief Superintendent Konrad Simonsen is called in, only to discover that this was no accident and that one of the passengers has a very personal connection to the homicide team. Reeling from this revelation and not …

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Book Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first …

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“From Quetta to Delhi” fits right into your ‘diverse’ book stack|Book Review|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): The lilting rhythms of Punjabi folk songs, the Siapewalli, and Naani wailing about her bad kismet caused by the chudail and dain. Partition changed the old traditions of Punjabiyat but in the pages of this book they come alive... The invisible cost of the Partition of the Punjab in 1947 —besides the …

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