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The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm – Jacob Grimm & Wilhelm Grimm

Blurb:When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their "Children's and Household Tales" in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such stories as "Rapunzel," "Hansel and Gretel," and "Cinderella" would become the most celebrated in the world. Yet few people today are familiar with the majority of tales from the… Continue reading The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm – Jacob Grimm & Wilhelm Grimm

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The Curious Habits of Doctor Adams – Jane Robins

Blurb:In July 1957, the press descended in droves on the south-coast town of Eastbourne. An inquest had just been opened into the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Mrs Bobbie Hullett. She died after months of apparent barbiturate abuse - the drugs prescribed to calm her nerves by her close friend and doctor, Dr John… Continue reading The Curious Habits of Doctor Adams – Jane Robins

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The Life I left Behind – Collette McBeth

Blurb:Six years ago, Melody Pieterson was attacked and left for dead. Only a chance encounter with a dog walker saved her life. Melody's neighbor and close friend David Alden was found guilty of the crime and imprisoned, and the attack and David's betrayal of her friendship left Melody a different person. She no longer trusts… Continue reading The Life I left Behind – Collette McBeth

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Where They Found Her – Kimberley McCreight

Blurb:At the end of a long winter, in bucolic Ridgedale, New Jersey, the body of an infant is discovered in the woods near the town’s prestigious university campus. No one knows who the baby is, or how her body ended up out there. But there is no shortage of opinions.When freelance journalist, and recent Ridgedale… Continue reading Where They Found Her – Kimberley McCreight

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In The Dream House – Carmen Maria Machado

Blurb:For years Carmen Maria Machado has struggled to articulate her experiences in an abusive same-sex relationship. In this extraordinarily candid and radically inventive memoir, Machado tackles a dark and difficult subject with with, inventiveness and an inquiring spirit, as she uses a series of narrative tropes—including classic horror themes—to create an entirely unique piece of… Continue reading In The Dream House – Carmen Maria Machado

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Black Sun – Rebecca Roanhorse

Blurb:A god will returnWhen the earth and sky convergeUnder the black sunIn the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world.Meanwhile, a ship launches… Continue reading Black Sun – Rebecca Roanhorse

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They Called Us Enemy – George Takei

Blurb:Long before George Takei braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's -- and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future.In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent… Continue reading They Called Us Enemy – George Takei

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I Let You Go – Clare Mackintosh

Trigger warning: rape, physical abuse, emotional abuse, miscarriage, death of a child, murder Blurb:A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she?In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh.… Continue reading I Let You Go – Clare Mackintosh

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The Quality of Silence – Rosamund Lupton

Blurb:On 24 November Yasmin and her ten-year-old daughter Ruby set off on a journey across Northern Alaska. They're searching for Ruby's father, missing in the arctic wilderness.More isolated with each frozen mile they cover, they travel deeper into an endless night. And Ruby, deaf since birth, must brave the darkness where sight cannot guide her.She… Continue reading The Quality of Silence – Rosamund Lupton

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1984 – George Orwell

Blurb:Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes more real. Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell's nightmare vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff's attempt to find individuality. The brilliance of the novel… Continue reading 1984 – George Orwell