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Literature

Welcome to SearchGo literature category. You will find journal and book reviews from various authors on a wide range of subjects from non-fiction to fiction. Spark your imagination!

Denise MIna

Garnethill Trilogy

While we're on the subject of mysteries, I see the latest book by Scottish crime writer Denise Mina, just hit the shelves
Rikki Ducornet

Gazelle

Gazelle, by Rikki Ducornet, is about 13-year-old Elizabeth, coming of age in Egypt, a country removed from the American south where she was born
Lousie Welsh

The Bullet Trick

The Bullet Trick is a crime thriller that begins in a seedy club in a Soho. The narrative cuts back and forth from a cabaret in Berlin, Glasgow and London
CJ Sansom

Dissolution

Shardlake is summoned by Lord Cromwell to investigate the murder of a commissioner sent to persuade the abbot of a monastery to turn over its wealth to the crown
Shirley Jackson

A Few Frightening Tales

I can’t let Halloween slip by without recommending a few stories that might make you check the recesses of your closet before going to bed
A woman running through the streets of Berlin

A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City

You'd never call A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City light summer reading
Philip Larkin

Collected Poems

Moody, bleak, and often oh-so-dead-on, Philip Larkin seems to have written a poem to match just about any frame of mind or physical state
The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

In the Pursuit of Love

First, make no mistake that The Pursuit of Love is an English novel. So the bias -- and the root of the satire -- is all British
George Moore

Esther Waters

Esther Waters by George Moore, published in 1894, is a novel about making difficult choices. Or, as perhaps, hedging your bets
Muriel Spark

The Prime of Miss Jean Brody

The Prime of Miss Jane Brody is a story about five girls and their unconventional teacher, Miss Jean Brodie, who is just entering her prime
Jan Pienkowski

The Fairy Tales

The Fairy Tales are also appropriate, despite their darker elements, for children who have perhaps overindulged on the sugar-coated Disney versions
Arnold Lobel

The Adventures of Frog and Toad

Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad Are Friends, published in 1970, is the first in a series of four books about these two famous friends
Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone

The Moonstone is a very long tale about a precious gem stolen from the brow of a Hindu deity that wreaks havoc on an English family
Elizabeth Taylor, author

Blaming

Blaming by Elizabeth Taylor is the story of an unlikely friendship that forms between Amy, an Englishwoman, and Martha, an American