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California by Edan Lepucki. 400pp, Little, Brown and Company (CLICK HERE)

I want to be very careful not to write anything herein that would deny a reader their own journey of discovery through Edan Lepucki’s debut novel, … 950 more words

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The Man Booker 2014 - the Americans have arrived

What a change! The Man Booker Prize now includes American writers, is this a good thing? We shall see no doubt. In this first year out of a Long-list of thirteen titles, four are American and one more is listed as Irish/American. 267 more words

Anthem's Fall by S. L. Dunn

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I asked the author what inspired the gods and goddesses in Anthem’s Fall.  993 more words

How to alienate your secret crush in less than 10 minutes: The December Brown story


Or at least that’s the way it starts when the pop singer’s meddlesome talk show host friend tries to play cupid on live TV. The object of her affection, handsome actor Tom Elmswood didn’t know what to expect when they met, but is there still a chance at romance for these two lonely celebrities? 14 more words

Interracial Romance

"Lacey's house" by Joanne Graham

A beautifully written, well crafted, debut “Lacey’s house” is a novel told in two voices.  Alternate chapters introduce us to Rachel — a young, single, and solitary artist who has just miscarried — and Lacey, an elderly women with a horrific past who is shunned socially.   397 more words

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In the Light of What We Know

 “If metaphors increase our understanding, they do so only because they can take us back to a familiar vantage, which is to say that a metaphor cannot bring anything nearer.

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"Where the devil can't go" by Anya Lipska

There is a Polish proverb: Gdzie diabel nie moze, tam babe posle (Where the devil can’t go, he’ll send a woman)

Set in London, this debut crime thriller is the first in a series featuring rookie DC Natalie Kershaw, and Janusz Kiszka, a builder and unofficial ‘fixer’ and ‘go-to man’ in East London’s Polish community.  358 more words

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