Memory of Water
Noria Kaitio is following in her father’s footsteps, like each generation before her, and is training to become a Tea Master. In a world where water is rationed, the tea ceremony is a privilege, and only the most important people…
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I’ve been a bit of a moany pants about book group reads lately, generally we’ve not been reading books I’ve been that excited by. Perhaps I’ve been judging them before I even get going but honestly, these two books weren’t…
Twenty-six year-old Cheryl is at rock bottom when she makes the most impulsive decision of her life. She will walk the Pacific Crest Trail. Over 1000 miles of mountainous wilderness, starting in the Mojave Desert heading north towards Washington State….
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Rosemary Cooke was once part of a happy, if not normal, family. She delighted in words and one-upping her sister. Now her brother and sister are gone. As a young woman she is quiet, keeping her past hidden. What happened…
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Jeanette was adopted by the Wintersons in the sixties and raised in a terraced house in Accrington, Lancashire. The evangelistic Mrs W was eternally disappointed in her, comparing her to the son they never had. Why Be Happy When You…
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