Tag: family saga

31. ‘Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit’ by Jeanette Winterson

It’s a little difficult for me to review this book, partly because I read it in a single day nearly two months ago, and partly because Jeanette Winterson’s work is always so complex and philosophical that it’s tricky …

12. ‘Elmet’ by Fiona Mozley

I’ve been reading a lot of sci-fi recently, so when I decided to pick up Elmet by Fiona Mozley (nominated for the Man Booker last year), I was weirdly a little apprehensive about reading something ‘literary’ again. Fortunately, I really …

54. ‘Beyond the Pale’ by Emily Urquhart

Continuing my recent interest in non-fiction, I picked up Beyond the Pale by Emily Urquhart at my local library, after hearing it talked about a few times on YouTube. This is Urquhart’s account of giving birth to a daughter with …

25. ‘The Unreal and the Real’ (Vol. 1) by Ursula K. Le Guin

I took The Unreal and the Real out of the library because I really wanted to read some sci-fi short stories by a woman, and Ursula K. Le Guin seems like the no-brainer choice of female sci-fi writers. Then …

21. ‘Swimming Lessons’ by Claire Fuller

Half present-day narrative, half letters written in the past, Claire Fuller’s Swimming Lessons uses an interesting structure to tell the story of a family troubled by disappearance and betrayal. But before I review it, let’s just take a moment …