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Home - Marilynne Robinson

Book # 7b

Reviewer: Tall, Short, Tiny & a Pickle

The accolades for Marilynne Robinson’s Home are splashed across and inside the cover of the copy I borrowed from my local library. 952 more words


Jamrach's Menagerie

Carol Birch’s “Jamrach’s Menagerie” is a story about survival. Initially based in Victorian London it captures the economic survival of the working poor. Predominantly, it details survival of a whaling crew lost at sea after the destruction of their ship. 232 more words

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The Song Of Achilles

A review of the book by Madeline Miller.

Set in a time of gods and demons, myth and legend, monsters and heroes, Madeline presents us with the story of not one hero but two. 350 more words


Nobody Escapes: I Lived in Modern Times

Review: I Lived in Modern Times, by Linda Grant
Penguin, 2000. 260 pp. $24

In this disturbing, insightful novel, Linda Grant portrays the Jews who worked to create the state of Israel in 1946-47 as anything but heroes. 825 more words

Reviews And Columns

Nigerian writer Adichie wins best-of-the-best women’s literary award

Nigerian fiction writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie beat out fellow literary heavyweights like Zadie Smith and Ali Smith to win the title of “Best of the Best” of the last 10 years of the Baileys Women’s Fiction Prize. 205 more words

Arts And Culture

“The Road Home” by Rose Tremain (2007) – some things just get better with age

What a great writer. I raced headily through “Restoration” and its sequel “Merivel” last year, and within a few pages of “The Road Home” this week I felt myself to be back in good hands and on familiar territory. 912 more words

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