Blogs in January 2022

The Swimmers 24th January 2022

Up above there are wildfires, smog alerts, epic droughts, paper jams, teachers’ strikes, insurrections, revolutions, record-breaking summers of unendurable heat, but down below, at the pool, it is always a comfortable eighty-one degrees … Alice is one of a...

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The Buddha in the Attic 1st January 1970

A group of Japanese “mail order” brides arrive in California in the 1920s – from their journey to America, through marriage, work, childbirth and motherhood, until they and their entire communities are rounded up at the beginning of the...

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When the Emperor was Divine 1st January 1970

Longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, When the Emperor Was Divine is the critically acclaimed debut novel by bestselling writer Julie Otsuka – author of The Buddha in the Attic – in which she explores the lives of...

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