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Carol McKay

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Newly published - my novel Incunabulum. Want a feelgood read about life after a pandemic? This is it. I promise you - the characters face their share of scary fights and ordeals, but this is a positive book, fast paced and with a happy ending, and isn't that exactly what we want right now? Incunabulum is epic storytelling about new life. Try it! And let me know what you think of it.

Leela Soma interviewed me about it for her blog, and you can read it here - https://leelasoma.wordpress.com/2020/...

My fiction is informed by people and places. Many of my stories stem from experiences within my hometown but I often find myself inspired by places I've visited. Sometimes my work is classified as urban realism; sometimes it asks the reader to grapp
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Average rating: 4.16 · 613 ratings · 36 reviews · 10 distinct worksSimilar authors
Second chances: true storie...

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Incunabulum

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Creative Writing Prompts to...

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Ordinary Domestic

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Ordinary Domestic: Collecte...

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Incunabulum by Carol McKay
"It was the atmosphere - cold enough to have me reach for a scarf, a sense of dislocation, and dirt beneath my fingernails - that impacted most strongly for me. Along with a cast of characters so much, and so often at odds with each other that it didn" Read more of this review »
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Incunabulum by Carol McKay
"If you like post-apocalyptic tales this is a cracker. It’s about a world in the immediate aftermath of a pandemic. Jumping on the bandwagon? You might think so, but in fact this novel was written before the events of the last year and has proven to b" Read more of this review »
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Homing by Johanna Robinson
Homing
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This is a stunning novella, beautifully written with breath-taking observation of what it is to be human. Set in Norway and England, it follows members of a family over two generations through the traumas of wartime (as civilians) and the rebuilding ...more
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Drink with a dead man [Love triangles with murder #4] by Sandra   Davies
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Drink with a Dead Man is a novel on the dark side. It features blackmail, double-dealing, the sex-trade and other forms of devious criminality. It also centres on a murder. Actually, two murders.
So, it's thematically dark, but Sandra Davies' writing
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Lucky Larry by Pat Feehan
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Hapless Larry McAllister likes the quiet life. He’s fed up being the butt of his boss’s wrath and his wife’s ire. And that’s before the Glasgow hardmen get to him. To cap it all, he’s even getting hassled by the cops. Will Larry’s luck ever change?

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The House Beside the Cherry Tree by Lea Taylor
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The strapline for this novel is 'Motherhood doesn't come easy' - something this novel illustrates very well. The year is 1959. Diane is a bright young thing – the light in her parents’ eyes, given the best of education, passionate about theatre, musi ...more
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Love by the Stroke of Midnight by Raven McAllan
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This is an intriguing and somewhat steamy love story set in a castle on a Scottish island. Marcail has been badly treated by her partner. She's ditched him and vowed to start a new life, but first she has to go home to the island to celebrate her 29t ...more
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The Man in the Seventh Row and Related Stories of the Human C... by Brian Pendreigh
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Roy Batty is obsessed with the movies. Since the age of four, he’s been mesmerised by the beam of light travelling across the darkened auditorium over the heads of the audience and exploding into life in glorious technicolour on the screen.

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December Roses by Fiona Glass
December Roses
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A tender and bittersweet romance with an intriguing difference. Set in the early 1990's, the book features a main character who is a soldier, Nat Brook, who has faced gruelling challenges both physically and mentally in combat. He needs time to heal. ...more
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Uncle George and the Cacti and Other Stories by Gillean Somerville-Arjat
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Here’s a really satisfying collection of short stories – mellow, sonorous and rhythmic in language, heady with sensory observation and insights. Gillean’s narrative voice has warmth and conviction. It’s inclusive, holding the reader with security and ...more
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“I was once told that sometimes out of limitation comes our greatest strength.”
Carol McKay, Second chances: true stories of living with Addison's disease

“That first week after the crisis that led to my diagnosis, I had the chance to surround myself with family and friends, and to enjoy contact at a deeper emotional level than ever before. Sharing that closeness was almost worth almost-dying for.”
Carol McKay, Second Chances: True stories of living with Addison's disease

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Historical fiction won the tie breaker and so will be our genre for August. Our discussion will begin on August 16 (we will have a break on August 9 due to my being out of town). Last day to vote in this poll will be Tuesday, July 26.

 
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