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Review: ‘Lucky Alan,’ Jonathan Lethem’s Dreamlike Tales of Seclusion

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Review: ‘Lucky Alan,’ Jonathan Lethem’s Dreamlike Tales of Seclusion
The people in this collection of stories tend to live in their own fortresses of solitude, cut off by fate, choice or temperament.

My Second Life by Faye Bird - review

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'a brilliant, fast, gripping plot that had me on the edge of my seat' Continue reading...

Mac McClelland's Irritable Hearts: 'It's insane that we can only conceive of PTSD in terms of combat'

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The award-winning journalist was traumatised after reporting on Haiti, made worse by guilt that she had only seen, rather than experienced, terrible things Continue reading...

Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?

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Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of themRead more Tips, links and suggestions blogsWelcome to this week’s blog. Here’s a roundup of your comments and photos from last week.Brooke Sherbrooke shared her cheerful discovery:Life is difficult, reading dark literature is my norm, all of it can send me into a funk. So, I’ve taken a side-step in my TBR pile, and am just finishing up David Sedaris’s Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.No author ... more

Ski instructor beats leading authors to Sunday Times short-story prize shortlist

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Ski instructor beats leading authors to Sunday Times short-story prize shortlist
Rebecca F John is in the running with Yiyun Li and four others for world’s richest prize for a single storyRebecca F John, a 28-year-old Welsh ski instructor who is training to be a teacher, has made it on to the shortlist for the Sunday Times’ £30,000 short story prize ahead of major names such as Mark Haddon, David Peace and Joseph O’Neill.John’s story, The Glove Maker’s Numbers, tells of a woman who is institutionalised when she is unable to ... more