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Finnish author Riikka Pulkkinen makes her English debut with her second novel, True. Read the first chapter here!

...A "subtly sophisticated gem of a novel" is how Joyce Nickel describes Mary Horlock's The Book of Lies. Read more...

The recent Bellweather Prize winning novel, Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron, is reviewed by Judy Lim

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STONE IN A LANDSLIDE
Maria Barbal
Translated from the Catalan by Laura McGloughlin and Paul Mitchell

Stone in a Landslide is a modern Catalan classic. It was first published in 1985, but is only now available in English translation. Discovering a great novella about how the Spanish Civil War tore apart the Catalan nation is an opportunity that shouldn't be ignored.
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Reviewed by Andy Barnes
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AVAILABLE DARK
Elizabeth Hand

Long ago, Cassandra Neary roamed the streets and rock clubs of the Lower East Side, photographing punk-scene habitués as damaged as herself. After making a small name for herself with a single book of photographs…
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Reviewed by Michael Matthew
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NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US
Ramona Ausubel

No One is Here Except All of Us is an imaginative novel where villagers try to escape the horrors of World War II by literally creating their world anew. With the power of collective belief, they rewrite their life stories and try to make them reality.
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Reviewed by Lisa Sanders
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BITE YOUR TONGUE
Francesca Rendle-Short

Bite Your Tongue is part memoir, part fictionalised memories of Australian writer Francesca Rendle-Short, who is trying to make sense of a childhood lived in the overpowering shadow of her mother Angel. Angel was a Christian moral crusader…
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Reviewed by Charlotte Simpson


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Sudha Balagopal invites readers into the world of South Indian Carnatic music in the seven short stories of her debut collection. Amanda Meale reviews it for us. image Included with this review is a performance by veena virtuoso Nirmala Rajasekar
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