Monthly Archives: January 2019

From the Ashes by Deborah Challinor – 2018

Challinor’s historical novels are usually cram-packed with female characters who are the books’ main agents, and From the ashes is no exception.  Set in the 1950s, it is one of the titles published recently about this interesting era of New … Continue reading

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A Greater God by Brian Stoddart – 2018

It is 1925 and Superintendent Chris Le Fanu has returned to Madras from the Straits Settlement, fending off multiple job offers while trying to work out who is on a killing spree targeting Muslims, and which romantic relationship to pursue. … Continue reading

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Fishing for Māui by Isa Pearl Ritchie – 2018

Covering spring, summer and autumn of 2001-2012, various voices from an extended New Zealand family talk us through their family dynamics, their crises, their obsessions and their aspirations. Hamilton, NZ – Elena is expecting her first baby with her ethics … Continue reading

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