All posts tagged Book Review

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: Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howarth

“A poignant and disturbing novel that explores a fraternal relationship, set in the harsh outback of colonial Australia” – a CUB must-read!  Queensland, 1885. One sweltering day in the Australian outback, Tommy […]

Book Review: Time’s Tide by Adrian Harvey

“A moving exploration of the relationship between father and son set in a picturesque landscape.”   Father and son, Erikur and Arni, struggle to overcome the emotional distance between them. Each is drawn inexorably […]

Book Review: Casanova and the Faceless Woman by Olivier Barde-Cabuçon

“A compelling thriller set in pre-revolutionary France with engaging characters that you are never entirely sure if you can trust” – a CUB must-read!  1759. Outside the gates of the magnificent […]

Book Review: ‘Jog On’ by Bella Mackie

Picture this: A freezing, rainy February day in beautiful Mile End. I’m homesick. The Philadelphia Eagles have just won the Super Bowl. My friends back in the States have travelled home to be […]

Book Review: A Letter From Sarah by Dan Proops

“A novel that not only intrigues you with its plot, but also delves deep into issues surrounding grief, loss and mental health”  Seven years ago, Adam’s sister, Sarah, went missing, […]

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: Deviation by Luce D’Eramo

“A powerful autobiography about a young woman’s search for the truth and how she came to terms with it.”    Lucie has been raised by bourgeois parents as a passionate young fascist. […]