Reflections on a classic: Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

Agnes Grey was the debut novel of Anne Bronte, first published in 1847, and republished in a second edition in 1850. When her father falls into debt, Agnes takes up work as a governess for the English gentry, despite the misgivings of her family, and the story thus follows her experiences. The novel is inspired … Continue reading Reflections on a classic: Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

Book Review: Someone Else’s Child by Kylie Orr

About the Book: A gripping contemporary novel from a magnificent new talent that tackles the almost unbreakable loyalty of female friendships, the generosity of community and the lengths we will go to save a child. Ren will do anything for her best friend, Anna. The news that Anna's daughter Charlotte has terminal brain cancer sends … Continue reading Book Review: Someone Else’s Child by Kylie Orr

Book Review: The Caretakers by Amanda Bestor-Siegal

About the Book: In the smart Parisian suburb of Maisons-Larue, in the wake of the Paris 2015 terrorist attacks, an au pair is arrested after the sudden and suspicious death of her nine-year-old charge... The truth behind what happened is unravelled through six women: Geraldine, a heartbroken French teacher who struggles to connect with her … Continue reading Book Review: The Caretakers by Amanda Bestor-Siegal

Book Review: The Impossible Truths of Love by Hannah Beckerman

About the Book: When Nell’s father makes a deathbed declaration that hints at a long-held secret, it reignites feelings of isolation that have plagued her for years. Her suspicions about the family’s past only deepen when her mother, Annie, who is losing her memories to dementia, starts making cryptic comments of her own. Thirty-five years … Continue reading Book Review: The Impossible Truths of Love by Hannah Beckerman

Book Review: The Survivors by Alex Schulman

About the Book: A suspenseful, haunting novel about three brothers and their reckoning with the events of one disputed, disastrous summer. Benjamin sees the shape of his two brothers trying to kill each other. It's no worthy finale, but perhaps it's also no surprise. How else had they expected this to end? Three brothers return … Continue reading Book Review: The Survivors by Alex Schulman