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Book stacks: 2018 releases

I am rather excited to share this stack with you! Some very exciting titles are coming out in 2018, and of those I’ve been lucky enough to receive copies of, these are ones I’m really keen to read. 341 more words


Preview: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

In his debut novel, Stuart Turton offers an ambitious gambit – a classical murder mystery in the Agatha Christie tradition, but presented with a twist; our protagonist must re-live the day of the murder again and again, inside the body of another guest each day, until the murder is solved! 46 more words


What's a young person to do this summer?!

The summer holidays are upon us at last and there’s now lots of daytime hours to pursue your extracurricular interests and one of those interests is sure to be reading, but just WHAT do you read..?!? 968 more words


Preview: The Great Alone

In her latest historical fiction work, Kristin Hannah takes us to 1974, Alaska, where returned Vietnam POW Ernt Allbright spontaneously moves his wife Cora and daughter Leni in the hope of escaping his demons. 70 more words


Virtue can sometimes be a little depressing

Dear Barbara,

Excellent Women (1952) is a comedy of manners about a spinster surrounded by people who cannot see why she shouldn’t suffer for being single. 1,520 more words

Scarlet Letters

Harbor Books: A Refined Pearl

(This article first appeared in the June 29, 2016 issue of The Independent Newspaper)

Harbor Books is a refined pearl waiting to be discovered in the historic town of Sag Harbor. 947 more words

Long Island

“Dark Matter” book response and November selection!

I’m one day off but it’s time for my monthly book review! Last year we picked The Graveyard Book (review, buy) for our spooky October read, and this year we read… 918 more words