By Kim Liggett
In a patriarchal society girls are sent away for their sixteenth year, their “grace year” to rid themselves of magic. The focus is Tierney, the main character as she struggles to survive.
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By Lucinda Riley
The fifth in the awesome Seven Sisters series takes Tiggy on an epic journey from the wilds of Scotland to civil war Granada & beyond to find where she belongs. I love this series & am eagerly awaiting the sixth book.
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By T. M. Logan
The premise is really interesting and the characters are engaging. There are a huge number of twists and turn in this thriller. The only question left – Do you have a name to give?
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I think Marian Keyes is like a racier version of Maeve Binchy. Very Irish but her Walsh stories have more bite and a more contemporary take on relationships. When you try to describe them they sound like you are dealing with very depressing topics but they are deftly handled with warmth and humour.
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By Dianne Wolfer
This story is the adventures of a tiny dog born on a cattle station in Western Australia during World War II. The dog passes from person to person but longs to be reunited with his owner – Elsie. Historical fiction for animal lovers!
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By George Takei
A thought provoking and distressing autobiographical account of George Takei’s (Sulu in Star Trek, author of several books, human rights and LGBTQ rights activist) time spent growing up internment camps along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans during World War II. This graphic novel should be a must read for everyone to understand how legalized racism tore families apart, caused their homes to be taken from them, their possessions stripped, and lives uprooted just for having Japanese heritage after the bombing of Pearl Harbour. A timely reminder of how fast people can become the enemy just because they look different.
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The incredible true story of the fractured family behind the Darrell Lea Chocolate Empire by Robert Wainwright
Even allowing for the passage of time this was a very weird and definitely fractured family. It was also the generation that oversaw the demise of the Darrell Lea chocolate and lolly empire. Succinctly written it was a very quick read. It is certainly from a different time that had very different attitudes to adopted children.
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