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The Wives of Los Alamos
TaraShea Nesbit
Review by Anna James

The Wives of Los Alamos tells the story of the women who accompanied their husbands to 'Site Y' in New Mexico where the atomic bomb was developed during the Second World War.

In Paradise
Peter Matthiessen
Review by Adam Ley-Lange

When Peter Matthiessen passed away earlier this month, he left behind a strange and ambiguous final world. 

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The May Bride
Suzannah Dunn
Review by Penny Batchelor

Tudor history has proved a mine of inspiration to historical fiction writers such as Philippa Gregory.

Do No Harm
Henry Marsh
Review by Johanna Mackin

Do No Harm humanizes the impregnable clinicism of the neurosurgeon, and offers a unique insight into the personal and professional experience of the medical practitioner.

The Norway Room
Mick Scully
Review by Charlotte Eyre

The lives of a13-year-old hiding from social services, ex-coppers and dodgy nightclub owners all interweave in Mick Scully's new thriller The Norway Room, a densely plotted look at Birming

Shotgun Lovesongs
Nickolas Butler
Review by Alice Ryan

In Shotgun Lovesongs, rock star Leland Sutton returns to his hometown with the aim of making his girlfriend fall in love with Wisconsin.

The Collected Works of A. J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin
Review by Leilah Skelton

The Collected Works of A. J. Fikry is a whimsical, big-hearted novel with a love of books at its core.

Beautiful Cats: Portraits of Champion Breeds Preened to Perfection
Darlene Arden
Review by Johanna Mackin

I have long been a fan of The Ivy Press’ Beautiful… series, which has previously delivered a stunning array of pedigree goats, owls, and chickens for the animal aesthete, but in Beauti

Red Love: The Story of an East German Family
Maxim Leo
Review by John Lloyd


With Red Love, Maxim Leo brilliantly combines family history and that of East German Communism in one foul swoop.

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