Falling from horses

Falling from Horses by Molly Gloss 0

Falling from horses by

Free arc received via NetGalley Bud Frazer left home when he was nineteen. For a few years he rode the rodeo circuit but then decided to head for Hollywood to play the part of a cowboy in the movies. He never...

Locke dir. Steven Knight 6

Locke dir. by

Ivan Locke (Hardy) is supposed to be heading home after a long day at work. He is supposed to be watching the game with his wife and sons. But instead he turns his car right instead of left and begins his...

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The voice that thunders by

Earlier this year I read The Owl Service by Alan Garner, and I had many many thoughts about it, and I enjoyed it a huge amount even if I wasn’t sure if I got everything that was going on. I will...

Kindred by Octavia Butler

Kindred by

It is 1976 and Dana and her husband have just moved into a new home. They’ve only been married four years, but both now seem to be making it in their chosen profession, writing. But one day, while unpacking, Dana begins...

The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

The Hundred and One Dalmatians by

Life for Mr and Mrs Dearly and their dogs, Pongo and Misses, is going well. They live near Regent’s Park in London and are very comfortably well off, Mr Dearly having helped the government out with its sums, he doesn’t really...

Address Unknown by Kressman Taylor

Address Unknown by

Reread for my book club. And on second read it is just as powerful, if not more so than on first reading. Original review from 2010 below ISBN: 978028563293 ; DDC: 813.54 Read for the 1930’s Mini-Challenge Author’s wiki page Address...

Michael Rosen's Sad Book

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book by

illustrated by Quentin Blake This book opens with a picture of the author, smiling. The words tell a different story. They tell us that this is a picture of Michael Rosen being sad, but trying to hide it. He tries to...

beloved

Beloved by

Sethe and her daughter Denver live in number 124. Denver’s older brothers have left home. Baby Suggs, her grandmother has died. It is just the mother and her daughter, and the ghost. The spiteful ghost of Sethe’s other daughter who died...

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The dollmaker by

The world is at war, and the army is stealing away the men, and those that are left are being hauled off to work in the factories in order to assist the war effort. In rural Kentucky Gertie is lucky enough to still have her husband around, he drives the coal truck, but knows that this situation cannot last. He has his date with the army already lined up. But she is preparing as best she can. She has been saving her money and almost has enough to offer on a nearby farm. Without having to pay half what they earn on rent Gertie and her family will be able to plan for the future. But on the eve of her plans coming to fruition all is ruined and she must uproot her family and follow her husband to the city of Detroit.

The eye of the world - Robert Jordan

The eye of the world by

Book one of The Wheel of Time In a quiet back water village strange things are stirring. It has been a hard winter, harder than any can recall, and spring is long overdue. What news there is from the world at...