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No Way To Say Goodbye by Anna McPartlin

I chose No Way To Say Goodbye from the library because I had never read anything by Anna McPartlin before. I like to read new things and different authors from time to time. This book was originally titled Apart From The Crowd. The main characters are four friends Mary Mackey, Penny, Ivan and Adam. They all have …

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The Return Journey and other Stories by Maeve Binchy

Several people had told me that Maeve Binchy was an excellent writer and told great stories with believable characters. So I was thrilled when her book of short stories The Return Journey and other Stories came up as the book to read on my book group. I had previously read one novel by Maeve Binchy, Full …

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A Long, Long Way by Sebastian Barry

A Long, Long Way is a novel written by Sebastian Barry that was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2005 and tells an amazing and extremely well written story.  Barry is an Irish novelist, poet and playwright noted for his dense literary writing style.  He is considered to be one of Ireland’s finest writers.  His literary …

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The Mission Song by John le Carre

David John Moore Cornwell, using the pen name John le Carre, has written so many exciting books that when I found this one in my local library I picked it up without hesitation. During the 1950s and the 1960s, Cornwell worked for the British Intelligence services MI5 and MI6, and began writing novels so his books have …

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The Observations by Jane Harris

Jane Harris is a British writer of fiction and screenplays.   She has written many short stories that have appeared in anthologies, but her first novel, “The Observations”, was short listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2007 and the UK book store Waterstones, has chosen her as one of its 25 Authors for the Future. She …

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