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The Frog Theory

The Frog Theory by Fiona Mordaunt (General Fiction)

The title of this book refers to the theory that a frog put into boiling water will jump out, but if put into cold water slowly heated to a boil, will stay and be cooked to death. 359 more words

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No Place Like Home: Guest Post by Fiona Mordaunt, author of "The Frog Theory"

Reading Armadillo by William Boyd as a teenager excited me in large part because he mentioned Fulham, where I grew up – a tangible connection to my own experiences. 965 more words

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Shaking Hands by Debra Brenegan

April counted the change into his hand – it was shaking.  He pocketed the money, then leaned his backside against the smudged glass door, pushing it open, his gloves held against his side with his elbow, all while fumbling out and lighting the Marlboro. 443 more words

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Review: Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith

Synopsis: One night, eleven years ago, Russell did something stupid, made a terrible mistake – he drank and drove and ended up killing someone. Now he’s done his time in prison and he just wants to settle down into a normal life, but there are some people who are trying their hardest not to let that happen. 374 more words

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Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Genre: International/Cultural Fiction, General Fiction

  Americanah  is a contemporary fiction novel about race, immigration, and love…all centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face many difficult choices as they immigrate out of their home country. 671 more words

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Review: Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

Synopsis: One hot summer day, a family drives to a clearing in order to collect firewood for the coming winter. Jenny and Wade, husband and wife, mum and dad, are in charge of cutting the trees and stacking, May and June, aged 6 and 9, play in the woods and drink lemonade. 247 more words

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