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Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

The plot is set in Ireland and America during the 1950s. The main character  Eilis travels from a small country town in Ireland to fast-pac…

Started by Shona in Fiction A-Z (General)

0 Jul 11, 2011

Restless by William Boyd

This was a very enjoyable read and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery. The main character Sally Gilmartin was a…

Started by Shona in Spy/Political Thriller

1 Aug 8, 2011
Reply by Jane B

The Good Earth by Pearl Buck

"The Good Earth" is the first volume of a trilogy. The plot follows the life of a peasant farmer and his descendants in pre-Revolutionary C…

Started by Shona in Historical

0 Jun 6, 2011

Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris

    I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and highly recommend it. The protagonist Framboise Dartigen recounts what happened in the small village…

Started by Shona in Historical

1 Feb 24, 2010
Reply by Thursday Mens reading group

Year of Wonders: a novel of the plague by Geraldine Brooks

An interesting and well written novel. The book is based on the actual village of Eyam in England whose inhabitants voluntarily quarantine…

Started by Shona in Historical

1 Sep 28, 2015
Reply by Read, Review & Win

Almost French: love and a new life in Paris by Sarah Turnbull.

A very funny and entertaining read. An Australian woman recounts her move to Paris to be with her lover, Frederic. She talks about daily l…

Started by Shona in Romance/Love Stories

3 Nov 24, 2009
Reply by jessicarenee

Water for elephants by Sara Gruen

This is an entertaining, fast-paced and interesting read. Jacob Jankowski is the main character, he recounts the time he spent working f…

Started by Shona in Fiction A-Z (General)

1 Mar 27, 2009
Reply by Merilyn

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