The Talisman by Stephen King & Peter Straub

Collaboration between two of the great imaginations of our age, this book was originally a bet selling novel that has since been made into this great graphic novel. After finding this volume, I discovered that there are a few Stephen King books that have been translated into this format with high success, and I might…

Fortune’s Daughter by Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman mixes the magical with the everyday, the mystical with the mundane. In this story, two women find their lives mixed up when one of them finds out she’s pregnant. Rae ran away with her high school boyfriend seven years ago, but finds herself run out on when she turns out to be pregnant.…

The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan

Pearl and her mother Winnie have a difficult relationship, which has only grown worse since Pearl’s father died years ago. But when Winnie’s friend Helen thinks that she might have an uncurable illness, she forces Winnie to talk to her daughter about the secrets of their previous life in China in the 1930’s. The biggest…

Property Of by Alice Hoffman

The story of a relationship between an unnamed 17 year old girl and the President of the Orphans gang in New York, a relationship marred by murder, violence and drug abuse. The young narrator has heard all about McKay, the dangerous but gorgeous man who runs the Orphans. Every girl has heard of him. After…

The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman

After losing three children to stillbirth, a lighthouse keeper’s wife convinces her husband to keep a child that washes up in a boat on their island. But have they done the right thing? Is someone missing their child? What appears to be the right choice is often not simple. Tom’s wife, Isabel, has been torn…

Summer At Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

A warm, happy book, as cosy as the bakery it’s main character runs, this book is a sequel in which Polly, who runs the Little Beach Street Bakery in Cornwall, has bought a lighthouse and lives in it with her gorgeous American boyfriend, Huckle, and a rescued puffin called Neil. Which is a great start…

The River King by Alice Hoffman

A dark and charming story of friendship, love and social divides in small town America, this book is Alice Hoffman at her magical best. Carlin Leander, a beautiful swimmer, joins the Haddan school on a scholarship and makes friends with loner and social outcast August Pierce, who is secretly in love with her. When Carlin…