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Just out! Books for Easter 2016
We’re going away for Easter with a bunch of recently published books which we thought we would share with you. We haven’t read these yet, but they all sound pretty promising…Which one are you bringing?
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Written by Pulitzer Prize winning author of Olive Kitteridge and a New York Times number one bestseller, My Name is Lucy Barton deals with a mother-daugther relationship gone sour and the consequences of a childhood lived in extreme poverty.
The Happy Marriage by Tahar Ben Jelloun. From the author of This Blinding Absence of Light, the story of a Moroccan couple and their two versions of why their marriage is falling apart.
Rush Oh! by Shirely Barrett. A funny and gentle coming-of-age story narrated by a nineteen year old protagonist who takes care of her five siblings, father and his whaling crew in New South Wales at the start of the 20th century.
At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier. The author of The Girl With a Pearl Earring‘s latest novel, set in America in the mid-1800s and following a family struggling to make a life for themselves on the frontier.
Ladivine by Marie Ndiaye. Written by French Prix Concourt Winner Ndiaye and nominated for the Man Booker International 2016, Ladivine follows a woman whose lies about her family background causes her own family to disintegrate.
And to finish, an older book from 1994…
The End of Vandalism by Tom Drury. A close look at the life in small town America. Packed with larger-than-life characters, intrigue and humour.