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A Bookseller Reviews… See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”7456″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”7462″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The true tale of the Borden house is a terrifying one: the apparently haunted scene of a double murder, the main suspect the daughter of one of the deceased. For over a century ghost hunters from across the world have travelled to the town of Fall River, Massachusetts, to provoke the ghost of the accused Lizzie Borden and ask her if she truly was the one who killed her father and stepmother. A nursery rhyme about the story has frightened children for years. There are theories upon theories about who really killed Andrew and Abby Borden. This is by no means an easy story to tell. Continue reading A Bookseller Reviews… See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

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Review: ‘Gold Fame Citrus’ by Claire Vaye Watkins

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Luz and Ray, the protagonists of Claire Vaye Watkins’s excellent new novel, Gold Fame Citrus, are a pair of feckless young lovers: she a former model of middling celebrity, he an army deserter, both damaged in their own ways by dark personal hinterlands that each conceals from the other. Continue reading Review: ‘Gold Fame Citrus’ by Claire Vaye Watkins
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‘The Dirty Dust’ by Máirtín Ó Cadhain

To mark St. Patrick’s day, I thought I’d write a short post about an intriguing new book that arrived in the shop last week. The Dirty Dust, or
Cré na Cille, by Máirtín Ó Cadhain has been described by Colm Tóibín as ‘the greatest novel to be written in the Irish language, and among the best books to come out of Ireland in the twentieth century.’ Continue reading ‘The Dirty Dust’ by Máirtín Ó Cadhain