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The Dead Ground
Claire Mcgowan
Review by Anahita Mody

Forensic psychologist, Paula Maguire returns in Claire McGowan’s spectacular follow up to The Lost.

All the Things You Are
Clemency Burton-Hill
Review by Jade Craddock

Esther Goldfaden is a Holocaust survivor and now lives out her days in New York, a city that has given her a whole new life, with her daughter Rosalind and her husband Frank and her granddaughters,

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The Private Blog of Joe Cowley
Ben Davis
Review by Janie Philips

If you kept a diary as a teenager then perhaps you will remember just how complicated life could be, and perhaps spare a thought for 14 year old Joe Cowley who did not think life could get any wors

The Backwash of War
Ellen N. La Motte
Review by Sally Hughes

Ellen N. La Motte was an independent and extremely articulate American nurse who volunteered at a French Army Field hospital ten kilometres from the Belgian front-line.

Tupelo Hassman
Review by Kristy Rabbitt

A beautiful and poignant book about growing up against the odds. Rory Dawn Hendrix lives on a trailer park called Calle de las Flores near Reno.

Odd Job Man
Jonathon Green
Review by Trisha Telep

Slang lexicographer Jonathon Green's memoir Odd Job Man not only chronicles his 32-year devotion to collecting language at the margins but also to a life spent reading off the beaten path.

Boys and Girls
Joseph Connolly
Review by Rosanna Hawkins

Susan wants a new husband: "But not instead of, Alan – no… As well as".

Bonita Avenue
Peter Buwalda
Review by Anna James

Bonita Avenue tells the story of a seemingly-perfect family who self-destruct after an intricate web of secrets and lies begin to be revealed.

Little Answer
Tim Hopgood

Tim Hopgood's delightful new picture book Little Answer asks us - what would happen if the answer to everything was the same? Its conclusion?

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