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Living at the End of the World by Marina Benjamin


Turbulent times stimulate vivid imaginations. With two egotistical buffoons (Trump and Johnson) proving every minute that they are catastrophically unfit for...

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The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn


American novelist Dan Mallory (a.k.a. A. J. Finn) (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/feb/15/unreliable-narrators-questions-the-truth-leo-benedictus) has...

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The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells


It’s been hot in Scotland over these past days in July of 2019. (...

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Lost and Wanted by Nell Freudenberger


Nell Freudenberger (https://nellfreudenberger.net/about/) is a young novelist from New York, living in Brooklyn. Her fiction has been receiving much praise...

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Underland by Robert Macfarlane


Robert Macfarlane (https://www.english.cam.ac.uk/people/Robert.Macfarlane/ ) and (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Macfarlane_(writer)) has won more...

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Jessica’s Girl by Josephine Cox


Josephine Cox (http://www.josephinecox.com/) has a lot to smile about. Having sold over 15 million copies of her heartwarming fiction, this saga author has...

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A Decent Life by Todd May


There has been a long standing tension within religious outlooks over the centuries. This is between embracing the world and denying it.   Ascetics...

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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin


Familiar genres of fiction such as historical, adventure, romance, and crime are being supplemented by new categories. This is presumably because there is no...

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Vices of the Mind by Quassim Cassam


Of all the species known to have existed on planet Earth, 99% are now extinct. ...

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The Wych Elm by Tana French


Sometimes a modern fiction title emerges which generates more than the standard publisher hype. Some alchemy is at work in the application of critical...

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