Monthly Archives: January 2018

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Book review by Melanie Cutting The 2017 winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize is one heck of a strange book.  A first novel by well-known American short story writer Saunders, it is virtually uncategorizable, although probably the closest designation … Continue reading

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Loving Mo Willems

By Shanna Bernier Happy New Year to all our devoted readers! I  am not really one for New Year’s resolutions and it is hard to imagine changing any element of my life when it feels too cold to go out … Continue reading

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The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan

For fans of contemporary Irish writers— and I know there are many of you out there— here is an author to put on your bookshelves beside Colm Toibin, Sebastian Barry, Anne Enright, J.M. Synge and Neil Jordan, to name but … Continue reading

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The Gustav Sonata, by Rose Tremaine

Book review by Melanie Cutting As I sit here, shawl around my shoulders and Afghan across my lap, rocking in my rocking chair and gazing over my granny glasses at the first real snowstorm of the winter, my thoughts turn … Continue reading

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