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Nightingale Point – Luan Goldie

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May 1, 2020

This is Luan Goldie’s first novel. She is “an emerging young writer of color”, who is a primary school teacher in England, and her novel is on the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction long list.

The novel tells the story of a working-class community on a housing estate in London….


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We Are Not in the World – Conor O’Callaghan

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April 30, 2020

Broken

We Are Not in the World is a haunting, disturbing and highly original story of a father and daughter travelling across England and France in a haulage truck, and discovering more about their relationship and past in all its raw candour. A story that is deeply emotional and vividly brought…


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Logging Off – Nick Spalding

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April 19, 2020

Rebalancing

In our world of instant communications, information overload, connected devices and online communities have we become slaves to the relentless appetite of the internet? Are we addicted to data? Nick Spalding has a formula for taking many of these real-world (and often sensitive) issues and building an entertaining and…


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Sweet Home – Wendy Erskine

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March 18, 2020

The stories in this collection by Wendy Erskine are all set in East Belfast. A working-class area that is overwhelmingly Protestant, East Belfast is known for being the childhood of C.S. Lewis, the place where Van Morrison grew up and the birthplace of George Best, the Manchester United player…


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The Keeper – Jessica Moor

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February 23, 2020

Vulnerable

Poignant, probing and beautifully written, The Keeper will remind us how we have a duty to protect and support the vulnerable and abused in our society. A police investigation thriller that reveals a range of colourful characters, their unique stories and the multiple perspectives people have on domestic abuse.

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The Book of Echoes – Rosanna Amaka

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February 20, 2020

Reverberate

A powerful potent story of struggle against poverty and discrimination as a young black man and woman take a journey to break free from a predetermined reality in search of a better life. Driven by an ancestral voice, they are destined to meet even though they live worlds apart,…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

Founder of The Reading Desk, supporting readers, authors, publishers and book industry. Top Reviewer on Amazon, Goodreads, and NetGalley peter@thereadingdesk.com

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