‘The Lauras’ by Sara Taylor

The Lauras is many types of book: it is a road trip book, a coming-of-age tale, a mother-child story; it is full of ghosts and yearning and sacrifice and discovery…. read more

'The Gap of Time' by Jeanette Winterson

Winterson—whose energetic literary career began with the sui generis coming-out novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and has ranged through many forms and eras since—has written a “cover version” of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Taleread more

‘Barracuda’ by Christos Tsiolkas

“Danny Kelley is born into an Australian working class family from which he longs to escape. It is his need to make something of himself that propels much of the novel, which follows him for about two decades, from 1993 to 2010.”… read more

'Ruby' by Cynthia Bond

“Ruby had felt it then. The audacious hope of rooted things. The innocent anticipation of the shooting stalks, the quivering stillness of the watching trees.” –Cynthia Bond, Ruby Ruby Bell, the beautiful and bizarre protagonist in Cynthia Bond’s new work Ruby (Hogarth), has been to hell and back. Raised in a small Southern town where… read more