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Tracy Patrick

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Tracy Patrick writes and lives in Paisley. Her debut novel, Blushing is for Sinners, was commended by the Saltire First Book of the Year Award judges 2019. It was listed as one of the Best Scottish Books 2019 in ASLS's online magazine, The Bottle Imp. Blushing is for Sinners weaves its narrative between the thread mills of 1960s Paisley, and the old growth forests of contemporary British Columbia. It tells the story of Jean McParland, a mill worker dissatisfied by her small town existence and humdrum job, whose life is turned on its head when old flame, Billy, is released from jail. Fifty years later, her daughter, Ava, struggling to deal with her husband's corruption scandal and her volatile son, Scott, uncovers a trail of family secrets l ...more

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Blushing is for Sinners

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The World of Yesterday The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig

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On 22 February 1942, Stefan Zweig posted the manuscript for The World of Yesterday to New York. The following day, he and his new wife committed suicide in Brazil. If you are looking for details on Zweig’s rather interesting personal relationships, you will not find them here. This is a memoir of what it was like to come of age in Au Read more of this blog post »
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