Posts under ‘2011’

The Chicken Chronicles by Alice Walker

 Source: Personal copy Five words from the blurb: chickens, memoir, Deep South, fruit, experience The Color Purple is an outstanding […]

Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

Five words from the blurb: trapped, body, mute, control, extraordinary Ghost Boy is probably the most inspiring book I’ve ever […]

Mice by Gordon Reece

Five words from the blurb: bullying, women, timid, shattered, control Ignore the weird romance-like cover, this book is a dark, […]

Heaven and Hell by Jón Kalman Stefánsson

 Translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton Five words from the blurb: Iceland, boat, fishing, tragedy, solitude I’m going to […]

Blooms of Darkness by Aharon Appelfeld

 Translated from the Hebrew by Jeffrey M. Green Winner of the 2012 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Five words from the […]

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Five words from the blurb: Hurricane Katrina, flooded, neighbours, nightmare In 2005 Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans. […]