Blogs in July 2023

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store 23rd July 2023

The new novel from the bestselling, National Book Award-winning, Oprah Book Club-picked, Barack Obama favourite James McBride. In 1972, when workers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, were digging the foundations for a new development, the last thing they expected to find...

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Deacon King Kong 18th June 2020

The year is 1969. In a housing project in south Brooklyn, a shambling old church deacon called Sportscoat shoots – for no apparent reason – the local drug-dealer who used to be part of the church’s baseball team. The...

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The Good Lord Bird 1st January 1970

Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857: the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry...

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