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THE LUMINARIES by Eleanor Catton

Twelve men meet at the Crown Hotel in Hokitika, New Zealand, in January, 1866. A thirteenth, Walter Moody, an educated man from Edinburgh who has come here to find his fortune in gold, walks in. As it unfolds, the interlocking stories and shifting narrative perspectives of the twelve–now thirteen–men bring forth a mystery that all are trying to solve, including Walter Moody, who has just gotten off the Godspeed ship with secrets of his own that intertwine with the other men’s concerns.

December 17, 2013 В· Judi Clark В· No Comments
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CHALCOT CRESCENT by Fay Weldon

Two things about British novelist Fay Weldon: she will always be controversial and she will always be relevant.

October 15, 2010 В· Judi Clark В· No Comments
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