Book Review: Tiny Pieces of Us by Nicky Pellegrino

Tiny Pieces of Us… About the Book: From bestselling author Nicky Pellegrino comes a magnificent novel about the unexpected ways in which our lives weave and tangle, and the bravery we find in the most difficult circumstances. ‘My heart is less than one per cent of my body, it weighs hardly anything; it's only a … Continue reading Book Review: Tiny Pieces of Us by Nicky Pellegrino

Book Review: The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

The Pull of the Stars... About the Book: In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre, where expectant mothers who have come down with an unfamiliar Flu are quarantined together. Into Julia's regimented world step two outsiders: Doctor Kathleen Lynn, on the … Continue reading Book Review: The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

Quick Shots Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming... About the Book: An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America-the first African-American to … Continue reading Quick Shots Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Book Review: Fathoms: the world in the whale by Rebecca Giggs

Fathoms... About the Book: When Rebecca Giggs encountered a humpback whale stranded on her local beach in Australia, she began to wonder how the lives of whales might shed light on the condition of our seas. How do whales experience environmental change? Has our connection to these fabled animals been transformed by technology? What future … Continue reading Book Review: Fathoms: the world in the whale by Rebecca Giggs

Author Talks: Sandie Docker on The Power of Feel-good Fiction

Feel-good fiction sometimes gets a raw deal as being ‘light-weight’ or an ‘easy’ read, but an easy read simply means it is a page turner. And while feel-good fiction may leave us, as the name suggests, feeling good at the end, it doesn’t mean it can’t deal with some fairly heavy issues. And for me … Continue reading Author Talks: Sandie Docker on The Power of Feel-good Fiction

Book Review: Mammoth by Chris Flynn

Mammoth... About the Book: The original, unforgettable and thought-provoking new novel by award-winning author Chris Flynn that will change how readers understand the world. Narrated by a 13,000-year-old extinct mammoth, this is the (mostly) true story of how a collection of prehistoric creatures came to be on sale at a natural history auction in New … Continue reading Book Review: Mammoth by Chris Flynn