Book reviews of mainly modern and contemporary fiction
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Non-fiction - paperback; Vintage; 225 pages; 2014. Review copy courtesy of the publisher. In a bid to read more non-fiction this year, I picked up Stephen Grosz's The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves, part of Vintage Publishing's "shelf help" promotion. It first came to my attention when Victoria, who blogs at Tales from the Reading Room, chose it as one of her books of the year in...
22/04/2014 - 23:08
Fiction - hardcover; Bloomsbury; 368 pages; 2014. Review copy courtesy of the publisher. I first discovered Irish author Niall Williams when I read his extraordinarily moving debut novel, Four Letters of Love, when it was released in paperback long before I started this blog. Today, it remains in my affections as one of the best novels I have ever read — indeed, it made my Top 10 favourite Irish...
Non-fiction - paperback; Quartet Books; 96 pages; 2014. Translated from the French by Tanya Leslie. Review copy courtesy of the publisher. Annie Ernaux’s A Woman’s Story is a deeply affecting and brutally honest memoir about the author’s mother and the sometimes-strained relationship they shared. It was first published in France, in 1988, where it became a bestseller. It has just being reissued...