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Born a Crime and Other Stories by Trevor Noah
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Comedians are storytellers and some are better at it than others.

Trevor Noah is a consummate teller of tales whose thoughtful comedy routines are carefully plotted and set up before he delivers the punch line. He seldom resorts to slapstick, hysteri
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The Thabo Mbeki I Know by Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu
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'The Thabo Mbeki I Know' is a book of 46 recollections, and two forewords, celebrating the life of President Thabo Mbeki, one of South Africa’s, and indeed Africa’s, most exceptional thought leaders. The contributors include friends, comrades, ...more
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South by Frank Owen
South
by Frank Owen
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'South' is set in America sometime in the future. Brothers, Garrett and Dyce Jackson are on the run when they meet Vida who is on a quest to save her mother.

It's been 30 years since the first wind-borne viruses ended the civil war between North and
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Different Class by Joanne Harris
Different Class
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If you’ve read 'Gentlemen And Players' and 'blueeyedboy', you will be familiar with the setting in this book, St Oswald’s Grammar School for Boys in the fictional Yorkshire village of Malbry.

As Joanne Harris says, "The books all stand alone. However,
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A Robot in the Garden by Deborah Install
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Ben lives in Berkshire with his wife, Amy in the home he has inherited from his parents. Ben does not work, but thinks he would like to be a vet. Amy is a successful lawyer. The couple are not happy, but Ben seems oblivious to the dire state of his ...more
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The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
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Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin
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Rebus, now retired, somehow ends up consulting for DI Siobhan Clarke when his nemesis, gangster Big Ger Cafferty is almost shot. This is linked to a series of deaths of prominent men in Edinburgh. Are they connected?

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The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
The Accident Season
by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
read in March, 2016
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Every October, Cara's life is turned upside down by the accident season. Her family, including her mother, her sister, Alice, and her step-brother, Sam are plagued by accidents. Towards the end of the month, they are haunted by memories of relatives ...more
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A Robot in the Garden by Deborah Install
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“Wasn't that what religions did? Squint at one another and declare, 'My unprovable belief is better than your unprovable belief. Suck it.”
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“A deus ex machina will never appear in real life so you best make other arrangements.”
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“We must all know that each mediocrity, each surrender, each act of complacency will harm us as much as the enemy's rifles.”
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