Live, from Scotland!

  Coming to you live from Bonnie Scotland. I'll be reviewing for UK publishers and venues through the next few months, up and running here at Bluestalking. You'll find me at the Edinburgh International Literary Festival in August, attending events, standing very close to authors, reading and buying books, enjoying the roar of the grease …

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The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan

Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Hogarth (July 19, 2016) Language: English ISBN-10: 0553418874 ISBN-13: 978-0553418873   The Sunlight Pilgrims is Fagan's second novel, following her much-lauded The Panopticon, a novel about a teenage girl named Anais who, following a childhood spent bouncing between dozens of foster families, is sent to a live in a home for chronic …

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The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe by D.G. Compton

  Series: New York Review Books Classics Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: NYRB Classics (July 5, 2016) Language: English ISBN-10: 1590179714 ISBN-13: 978-1590179710   In an ambiguous future when death has become all but extinct - save for accident and old age - Katherine Mortenhoe is dying. She has weeks to live, her doctor's estimate about four …

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The Bronte Cabinet by Deborah Lutz

Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (April 4, 2016) Language: English ISBN-10: 0393352706 ISBN-13: 978-0393352702   You may remember me from such manias as a fascination with all things Brontë, evinced by several posts written earlier this year.  Upon the Grand Event of the purchasing of Claire Harman's biography Charlotte Brontë: …

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Agostino by Alberto Moravia

    Series: New York Review Books Classics Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: NYRB Classics; Main edition (July 8, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1590177231 ISBN-13: 978-1590177235 Alberto Moravia (1907-1990), the child of a wealthy family, was raised at home because of illness. He published his first novel, The Time of Indifference, at the age of twenty-three. …

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At Hawthorn Time by Melissa Harrison

Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (July 7, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1620409941 ISBN-13: 978-1620409947   SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2015 LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016    Building to an extraordinary climax over the course of one spring month, At Hawthorn Time is both a clear-eyed picture of a …

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2015: a year in (interrupted and chaotic) reading

Bluestalking does not tell anywhere near the full tale of my 2015 reading, a secret shame for any book reviewer, not to mention generally voracious reader. My blog should reflect all I've read in any given year, not just the smattering I was able to pull it together enough to write about. It should be …

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