Book Review: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

About the Book: A heart-wrenching story of mothers and daughters from the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge. A mother comes to visit her daughter in hospital after having not seen her in many years. Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to confront her past, uncovering long-buried memories of a profoundly impoverished childhood; and her present, as … Continue reading Book Review: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Book Review: Seeing Other People by Diana Reid

About the Book: After two years of lockdowns, there’s change in the air. Eleanor has just broken up with her boyfriend, Charlie’s career as an actress is starting up again. They’re finally ready to pursue their dreams—relationships, career, family—if only they can work out what it is they really want. When principles and desires clash, … Continue reading Book Review: Seeing Other People by Diana Reid

Book Review: The Seven Skins of Esther Wilding by Holly Ringland

About the Book: The last time Esther Wilding's beloved older sister Aura was seen, she was walking along the shore towards the sea. In the wake of Aura's disappearance, Esther's family struggles to live with their loss. To seek the truth about her sister's death, Esther reluctantly travels from lutruwita, Tasmania to Copenhagen, and then … Continue reading Book Review: The Seven Skins of Esther Wilding by Holly Ringland

Book Review: The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante

Translated by Ann Goldstein About the Book: The Story of the Lost Child is the concluding volume in the dazzling saga of two women — the brilliant, bookish Elena, and the fiery, uncontainable Lila. Both are now adults, with husbands, lovers, aging parents, and children. Their friendship has been the gravitational center of their lives. Both … Continue reading Book Review: The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante

Book Review: Salt and Skin by Eliza Henry-Jones

About the Book: Grief-stricken and on the verge of a breakdown, Luda Managan and her two teenaged children try to make a home for themselves on a collection of harsh and haunted Scottish islands.  Luda, a photographer, is mesmerised by the extraordinary magic of the islands and soon finds herself condemned by the local community after … Continue reading Book Review: Salt and Skin by Eliza Henry-Jones

Book Review: The Perfect Golden Circle by Benjamin Myers

Set in rural England, 1989, The Perfect Golden Circle tells the story of two men who set out over the course of a summer to form elaborate crop circle patterns in the wheat fields under the cover of darkness. As their circles become increasingly intricate, their work gathers an international cult like following, pushing them … Continue reading Book Review: The Perfect Golden Circle by Benjamin Myers

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