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The Vanishing Half

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A gripping and evocative look at identity, belonging and the quest to resolve both, particularly when in conflict with society’s expectations. Stella and Desiree are identical twins, black by heritage yet so light-skinned they could pass for white, a possibility that holds promise in the racially explosive nineteen-sixties and…

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The Connellys of County Down

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« A family saga centering on three siblings - each dealing with their messy, shameful childhood in their own way. As questionable decisions, secrets and misguided deceptions mount, its pretty clear there are no easy answers to the age old question - just how far are we willing to go…

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Strange Sally Diamond

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸβž• Wow. This is an exceptional read - one that is truly unique and deeply, profoundly, unsettling. Strange Sally Diamond is indeed strange, but she is also heartbreakingly vulnerable, a character written with such authenticity that once you get to know her, her voice will begin to haunt you. One…

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Remarkably Bright Creatures

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 β€˜Remarkably Bright Creatures’ is a remarkably charming book. Narrated, in part, by an Octopus (yes you heard me right), Marcellus McSquiddles, is a sixty-pound Giant Pacific, who has lived the vast majority of his life in an aquarium tank in Puget Sound. Without giving this wonderful plot away, (no…

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The Girl in the Moss

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Intricate and haunting, this is a book to sink into. Packed with interesting characters, loose ends, and cryptic sub-plots, it’s a wonder the author manages to tie it all together so neatly in the end. The third in a series featuring disgraced ex-cop and now PI-wannabe Angie Pallorino, this…

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Davy in the Snow

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« A beautifully illustrated picture-book with a sweet and heartwarming story which is sure to delight the four to eight year old audience it serves. One of a popular series featuring Davy the rabbit, this edition has Davy, growing up fast and eager to prove himself to his parents, offering…

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A Heart That Works

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A devastatingly intimate memoir, written by American writer and actor Rob Delaney, recounting the sudden and shattering tragic illness of his baby boy, Henry, during the family’s brief hiatus in London, England, where the author taped a TV series (a terrible and horrific pairing of a career-altering incredible opportunity…

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Small World

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« Quietly spectacular, this story, and the two sisters whose lives are revealed, slowly and uncomfortably, through its pages, creeps up on you, slipping into the corners of your heart and leaving you dazzled. As Joyce, our forty-nine year-old first person POV narrator, and her sister Lydia, both divorced and…

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Yellowface

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 What, after all, is a storyteller? In this seething exposΓ©, itself the work of a fictional storyteller crafted by a real-life storyteller, β€œripping through bone and gristle to the tender bleeding heart”, June Hayward, aka Juniper Song, takes us deep into the β€œgrotesque” world of commercial publishing, from a…

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Regenerative Health

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A comprehensive and non-intimidating guide, written by the combined expertise of a registered dietician and an M.D, focusing on the optimal care and feeding of what may be the most underrated and indispensable human organ - one’s liver. Extensively cross-referenced and dense with information, recipes, tips and tools, this…

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