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The Year My Life Went Down the Toilet

🌟🌟🌟🌟💫A funny and touching middle-grade read about being twelve years old, struggling with the indelicate symptoms of a chronic and life-altering illness, and falling for your first crush, at precisely the age where “everything about being a human feels overwhelmingly embarrassing”. Our first person narrator, Alison (Al), lives with her…

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The Thursday Murder Club

🌟🌟🌟🌟💫 A funny and captivating murder mystery, featuring a quartet of octogenarians who are as charming as they are quick-witted. Companions at the luxurious Coopers Chase Retirement village - Joyce, Elizabeth, Ibrahim and Ron, our main protagonists - enjoy wine, gin and tonics, gossiping, and sunshine as they contemplate life…

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Zig Zag Zeffy

🌟🌟🌟🌟 An adorable rhyming picturebook that introduces a pre-school child (and his adult reader) to the joyful world of a puppy, Zeffy, his adoption, and his settling in, on his path to becoming an indispensable part of the wonderful world of his new Hu-mom. Sure to delight tiny pet-lovers everywhere,…

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The Vanishing Half

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A gripping and evocative look at identity, belonging and the quest to resolve both, particularly when in conflict with society’s expectations. Stella and Desiree are identical twins, black by heritage yet so light-skinned they could pass for white, a possibility that holds promise in the racially explosive nineteen-sixties and…

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The Connellys of County Down

🌟🌟🌟💫 A family saga centering on three siblings - each dealing with their messy, shameful childhood in their own way. As questionable decisions, secrets and misguided deceptions mount, its pretty clear there are no easy answers to the age old question - just how far are we willing to go…

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Strange Sally Diamond

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟➕ Wow. This is an exceptional read - one that is truly unique and deeply, profoundly, unsettling. Strange Sally Diamond is indeed strange, but she is also heartbreakingly vulnerable, a character written with such authenticity that once you get to know her, her voice will begin to haunt you. One…

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Remarkably Bright Creatures

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ‘Remarkably Bright Creatures’ is a remarkably charming book. Narrated, in part, by an Octopus (yes you heard me right), Marcellus McSquiddles, is a sixty-pound Giant Pacific, who has lived the vast majority of his life in an aquarium tank in Puget Sound. Without giving this wonderful plot away, (no…

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The Girl in the Moss

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Intricate and haunting, this is a book to sink into. Packed with interesting characters, loose ends, and cryptic sub-plots, it’s a wonder the author manages to tie it all together so neatly in the end. The third in a series featuring disgraced ex-cop and now PI-wannabe Angie Pallorino, this…

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Davy in the Snow

🌟🌟🌟🌟💫 A beautifully illustrated picture-book with a sweet and heartwarming story which is sure to delight the four to eight year old audience it serves. One of a popular series featuring Davy the rabbit, this edition has Davy, growing up fast and eager to prove himself to his parents, offering…

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A Heart That Works

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A devastatingly intimate memoir, written by American writer and actor Rob Delaney, recounting the sudden and shattering tragic illness of his baby boy, Henry, during the family’s brief hiatus in London, England, where the author taped a TV series (a terrible and horrific pairing of a career-altering incredible opportunity…

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