Bernardine Evaristo and Loverman

A snazzy read! Wickedly funny and piercingly true. Evaristo hits the mark in her depiction of family, gender, expectations, ageing and illicit love. The story and characters are as colorful as the book cover. The African-Caribbean identity and language is like a song in this bittersweet, moving, humorous and hopeful read. And here are two …

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In the Woods by Tana French

Tana French's novel, In the Woods, (the first of her Dublin Murder Squad Series) is for those who aren't put out by the unexpected. You won't find the neatly wrapped up finish wherein, as per usual, the boy gets the girl and justice is had by all, where all problems are resolved and all enigmas …

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Fear from Fiction

Picture this...Grade five, recess time and a ball buster boy in my class (Martin) told me that years ago someone had hung themselves in the basement of my house. He offered up horrific details as I stood silent, my insides churning and a cold sweat running over me while the other kids laughed and played …

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