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Nancy Huston's — The Mark of an Angel *****

Saffie is a German living in Paris in the 1950s who works for a musician, Raphael. Raphael falls desperately in love with Saffie while she appears strangely aloof. 54 more words

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Café Girl Media continues to grow! Thank you for reading. Here is my upcoming agenda:

I will break down my posts into two categories: Random Writing Tips/Thoughts and Book Reviews. 235 more words


On Reading Donna Tartt's 'Goldfinch'

Donna Tart’s Goldfinch is a novel that is crafted like a classic bildungsroman—a coming of age story where a young man’s life is thrown off its set path by a freak incident, and in a new and unfamiliar world filled with crime and opulence, he grows into his own. 877 more words


Gail Honeyman's — Eleanor Elephant is completely fine *****

Eleanor harbours a deep secret, not only from everyone, but also from herself. She lives a solitary life in Glasgow until she needs a colleague, Raymond, to fix her work computer. 51 more words

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Finding this so hard, to précis my thoughts on this book. Should have done it the minute I put it down two days ago. That’s when the real, connected emotion was fresh. 703 more words

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M.L. Stedman's — The Light Between Oceans *****

Tom is stationed on James Rock off the remote Western Australian coast as a lighthouse keeper. He marries Isabel and their life is content until Isabel grieves for the babies she miscarriages. 25 more words

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The Women in the Castle

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I have wanted to read The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck for a while now, and I finally got to it. 464 more words

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