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Book review: Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sáenz ***

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the… Continue reading Book review: Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sáenz ***

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Book review: The Undomestic Goddess – Sophie Kinsella

“Don't beat yourself up for not knowing the answers. You don't always have to know who you are. You don't have to have the big picture, or know where you're heading. Sometimes, it's enough just to know what you're going to do next.”  Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a… Continue reading Book review: The Undomestic Goddess – Sophie Kinsella

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Book Review: Circe – Madeline Miller *****

But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth. Such a constellation was he to me. Circe is the daughter of Helios, the sun god, and Perse, a beautiful naiad. Yet from the moment of her birth, she is an outsider… Continue reading Book Review: Circe – Madeline Miller *****

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Book review: I am, I am, I am – Maggie O’Farrell *****

A childhood illness she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. A terrifying encounter on a remote path. A mismanaged labour in an understaffed hospital. Shocking, electric, unforgettable, this is the extraordinary memoir from Costa Novel-Award winner and Sunday Times bestselling author Maggie O'Farrell. In this book, Maggie O'Farrell… Continue reading Book review: I am, I am, I am – Maggie O’Farrell *****