Posts under ‘2012’

Brilliance by Anthony McCarten

 Source: Personal copy Five words from the blurb: invention, light bulb, Edison, electric chair, immorality I’m drawn towards books with […]

Into That Forest by Louis Nowra

Five words from the blurb: girls, lost, wild, Tasmania, tigers Into That Forest is a powerful book about two girls […]

Traveller of the Century by Andrés Neuman

 Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia Five words from the blurb: mysterious, city, literary, love, translation […]

Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander

Five words from the blurb: hiding, attic, history, Nazi, family Hope: A Tragedy begins with Solomon Kugel, a Jewish-American man, […]

Into the Abyss by Carol Shaben

Five words from the blurb: plane, crash, remote, survivors, criminal In 1984 a small commuter plane crashed into a remote […]

Beneath the Darkening Sky by Majok Tulba

Shortlisted for 2013 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Five words from the blurb: child, soldiers, Africa, plight, resonates Beneath the Darkening Sky […]