Ian’s Read & Recommended

9781529054569 The Four Winds Krisitn Hannah

“The Four Winds” By Kristin Hannah

This is a very unusual story set in Texas in 1934, with events leading through to California in 1936; times of great hardship in America, the Great Depression, and in...

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9780241982518 The Water Dancer Ta Nehisi Coates

“The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

This first novel, but by an acclaimed writer of non-fiction, is all about the American underground. The system where the enslaved sought freedom in the North escaping the cruelty and...

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9780141990248 Stand By Me Wendell Berry

“Stand by Me” by Wendell Berry

This is a book of short stories based in Kentucky, but please do not be put off by that with the idea that you might not like the shorter form...

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9780571333394 A Thousand Moons Sebastian Barry

“A Thousand Moons” by Sebastian Barry

For those of our readers who enjoyed Sebastian Barry's "Days without End" this will be a very obvious choice as many of the main characters are the same from that...

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9781526614971 Dutch House Ann Patchett

“The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett

It is always a pleasure to pick up a new novel by Ann Patchett, who I saw referred to in some article as a possible successor to Anne Tyler, and that...

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9781472261403 American Dirt Jeanine Cummins

“American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins

I think I should begin this review of what is a most interesting read about the Mexican immigration issue into the States by identifying that certainly at the beginning it is...

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