Tuning Up For Novellas in November

After rooting through my shelves of unread books I’ve collected a selection of novellas in preparation for  Novellas in November,

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In Two Minds by Alis Hawkins — legal questions and moral doubts

Fictional investigators in contemporary crime novels make their task seem so easy. But then they do have a vast array

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The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai — love and courage in beseiged country

The Mountains Sing is a sweeping tale of one woman’s determination to hold her family together no matter what life

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Sample Sunday: Decision Time On Artists and Tigers

Books from Uganda, North Korea and Turkey are among the unread items on my shelves. Should I keep them or let go to a better home?

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The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst —bored by decadence

What a disappointment The Line of Beauty turned out to be. This winner of the 2004 Booker Prize was so

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