All posts tagged book club

Book Review: Crossing by Pajtim Statovci

“This novel is more than just the crossing of physical borders, as its protagonist explores the crossing of gender and sexuality”   Bujar’s world is collapsing.  His father is dying […]

The Women’s Prize Shortlist 2019

The annual Women’s Prize for Fiction was formed as a response to the lack of women authors winning literary prizes despite there being a 60:40 ratio of books written by […]

Book Review: The Red Gene by Barbara Lamplugh

“A remarkably moving novel about love, loss, and family that spans three generations and almost 80 decades” – a CUB must-read! When Rose, a young English nurse with humanitarian convictions, […]

Book Review: Open Reveries By Bruno Cooke

“An unusual novel that nevertheless captures the difficulties of growing up and the importance of family” Richard is a victim of tempestuous bowels, Nicole of delayed tooth eruption. After bizarre […]

Book Review: Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

“A unique and beautifully written novel that explores the ethics and consequences of lying.” Nofar is just an ordinary teenage girl – so ordinary that she’s almost invisible. Serving customers […]

Book Review: Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

“Simultaneously heart-warming and humorous, Li’s novel explores the lives of restaurant staff in great depth and breadth”  The popular Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland has been serving devoted regulars […]

Book Review: No Place to Lay One’s Head by Françoise Frenkel

“A moving novel about one woman’s escape from persecution and humanity’s ability to remain generous in the most brutal times” – a CUB must-read! In 1921, Françoise Frenkel, a Jewish […]

Book Review: The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

“Steeped in African culture, Obioma takes you on a journey about sibling relationships that is simultaneously heart-warming and heart-wrenching” – a CUB must-read! In the small town of Akure in western Nigeria, […]

Book review: ‘The Mosul Legacy’ by Christopher Lowery

“The topicality of this novel is what makes it so poignant to read.” Mosul, Iraq, 2016 – once the defining moment of ISIL’s rise to power, but quickly becoming a […]