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God Help the Child by Toni Morrison 0

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

Lula Ann Bridewell (known simply as “Bride” in her professional circles) is a successful black woman working in the high fashion and cosmetics industry in California. She recently had a steamy sexual fling with...

Shark by Will Self 0

Shark by Will Self

Shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, Will Self’s Umbrella is a misunderstood and surprisingly overlooked gem and a precursor of sorts to his exceptional new novel Shark. The experimental Umbrella flows simultaneously across...

Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe 0

Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe

Described by the publisher as “a comic spy caper and international love story,” Expo 58 is just that—and it’s terrific. Jonathan Coe effortlessly combines a Kafka-esque sense of dread and futility with a lighthearted,...

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby 0

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

When Nick Hornby’s newest novel, Funny Girl, opens with the protagonist Barbara Parker winning the Miss Blackpool beauty pageant in 1964. Parker quickly discovers that the honor requires her to stay in Blackpool, in...