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Anne Goodwin loves fiction for the freedom to contradict herself and has been scribbling stories ever since she could hold a pencil. During her career as an NHS clinical psychologist her focus was on helping other people tell their neglected stories to themselves. Now that her short fiction publication count has overtaken her age, her ambition is to write and publish enough novels to match her shoe size. Her debut novel, Sugar and Snails, was published in July 2015 by Inspired Quill and shortlisted for the 2016 Polari First Book Prize. Her second novel, Underneath, was published in May 2017. Her short story anthology, Becoming Someone, was published in November
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This consists of two novellas. In one, a woman who has been bullied by her mother and brother takes her disabled husband to a hotel she knew as a child. There, through his example, she learns acceptance. In the other, the youngest of four sisters who ...more
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Brings a new perspective to the story of the transatlantic slave trade by focusing on the threat the love between two adolescent boys brings to both slavers and enslaved people. https://annegoodwin.weebly.com/annecd... ...more
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Memorial by Bryan Washington
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I couldn’t decide how to take it. Excited initially by the originality of the voice, I found it enervating by the end. While it was good to meet my first Japanese-African-American gay couple, either on or off the page, as well as a 21st-century chara ...more
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Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
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Charts the memories of a self-centred seventy-something journalist as she lies, riddled with cancer, on her hospital bed.
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The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan
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A perceptive study of sibling dynamics and a powerful fable about our collective failure to address the climate crisis while deluding ourselves we can defeat death.
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Kololo Hill by Neema Shah
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A family story about politics, trust and loyalty, migration and home:
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Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson
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An important and accomplished debut about the challenges of creating and loving amid the macro and micro aggressions of racism, which many still refuse to see. I predict a literary prize or two heading his way. https://annegoodwin.weebly.com/annecd.. ...more
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A Net for Small Fishes by Lucy Jago
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I read counting my blessings for living in more flexible times, while simultaneously enraged that domestic abuse can continue to this day. A feminist history with implications for the lives of contemporary women that's well worth your time. https://a ...more
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“I write to tame and organise the thoughts that bubble in my head. I write for the part of me that’s inconsolable and don’t have the hands or the talent for painting, pottery or the piano. I write because it’s proven more effective than screaming to communicate my personal truths. I write because publication provides the perfect payback for a painful childhood and because I’m addicted to alliteration, a glutton for grammar and ruled by the rule of three. I continue writing to discover where my imagination will take me; because if I stopped, I’d no longer be me.”
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