Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng

Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. Little Fires Everywhere is a story about family and motherhood; particularly the ever complex mother daughter relationship. This is a novel that is domestic but complicated. At … Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng

The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

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The final curtain is closing on the Second World War and in an abandoned Italian village Hana, a nurse, tends to her sole remaining patient. Rescued from a burning plane, the anonymous Englishman is damaged beyond recognition and haunted by painful memories.  This Booker winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives: Hana, the … Continue reading The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

The Golden House – Salman Rushdie

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On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of “the Gardens,” a cloistered community in New York’s Greenwich Village. The neighbourhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family.  Our guide to … Continue reading The Golden House – Salman Rushdie

The Marriage Plot – Jeffrey Eugenides

Brown University, 1982. Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English student and incurable romantic, is writing her thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot - authors of the great marriage plots. As Madeleine studies the age-old motivations of the human heart, real life, in the form of two very different men, intervenes.. Another coming of age novel from … Continue reading The Marriage Plot – Jeffrey Eugenides

The Reader – Bernhard Schlink

When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B005GQ5HB0/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=readmorebookc-22&linkId=226bda2243965a131044f9d472071247&language=en_AU Set in post-war … Continue reading The Reader – Bernhard Schlink