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The Song Journey is an intriguing story of time travel, love, loss and family, all underscored by a love of music. Singer Julia MacAllistair receives a unique gift from her great-grandmother Etty, also a singer, before she dies – five pieces of sheet music from differe...

This is the first in brand new action-adventure series for children, and what a treat this is! Donovan Bixley is an award-winning illustrator and writer, and he has created something really special with Flying Furballs: Dogfight. Set in Europe in 1916, and with all the...

This futuristic novel is set in San Francisco, in a world where crime has been eradicated, and people look perfect and seem to live perfect lives. But twins Tila and Taema already know that life is not perfect. They escaped a cult as teenagers to join this perfect worl...

Anna is visiting Prague to nurse her dying mother, Hana, with her daughter Marie. On the night of the funeral, Anna receives a phone call from her son Joseph, and she learns her estranged husband, Jan, has committed suicide.


The story alternates between the present as...


Love May Fail by Matthew Quick


Matthew Quick writes moving and funny books that are generally about misfits, love and life – and Love May Fail is no exception. In the opening scene of the novel, Portia Kane is hiding in her bedroom wardrobe drinking a $2,000+ bottle o...


The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didier Laurent


This is a quirky and charming novel that was first a sensation in France. The unfortunately named Guylain Vignolles works at a book-pulping factory, a job that he truly despises, the only respite from his working days...


Book Review: Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett


Edge of Eternity is an epic novel that follows the lives of families in America, the UK, Germany and Russia from 1961 until the modern day. It shows how the decisions made in the corridors of power bring the world to the br...


The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse


I am a huge fan of Kate Mosse’s Languedoc time-slip trilogy set in Carcassonne, France, so it was with great anticipation I started readingThe Taxidermist’s Daughter. Gothic in flavour, this stand-alone book is a mystery set in...


The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker


This is a masterful literary thriller that will mesmerize readers with its beautiful writing and engaging and haunting story.  I sprinted through this book, but then went back and reread passages – it feels like...


Frog Music by Emma Donoghue


This brilliant novel is inspired by a real life murder case in the 1870s in San Francisco. Emma Donoghue has clearly done her research, but she has also crafted an impeccable novel of intrigue and murder that brings to life this part of San...

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