The White Hare by Jane Johnson

Set in the 1950's in Cornwall, this book is the story of three generations of a Polish family who buy a house in hopes of making it turn a profit. There's the stylish but crotchety grandmother, the mother starting over after a bad break up, and the 5 year old daughter. In order to make …

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A Wilderness of Stars by Shea Earnshaw

When Vega, daughter of the last astronomer, sees the twin stars on the horizon, she knows that it's the sign several generations have been waiting for. She leaves the safety of the valley and the only home she's ever known to go in search of someone known as The Architect. But she has to hide …

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Old Country by Matt Query and Harrison Query

Sasha and her husband Harry, have always dreamed of buying a property away from the big city life, and think they've found the perfect country home, quickly moving in with their dog Dash. But not long after they move in, their closest neighbour drops by with the welcome wagon and a printed document marked Springtime. …

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The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford

In the 1830's, Afong Moy was the first Chinese woman to set foot on American soil. She made money as a curiosity, exhibited like a carnival attraction, and at some point seemed to disappear from historical records. In this book, Jamie Ford takes this historical figure as his starting point and mixes in the notion …

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The Night School: Moonlight, Magic and the Mysteries of Being Human by Maia Toll

Subtitled "lessons in Moonlight, Magic and the Mysteries of Being Human", this book is set up as little short lessons that make up a course of nightly reading. There's a fictional teacher who addresses you and takes you through subjects like dreams, the moon and it's pull on us, divination and other things. It's beautifully …

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Moonlight and The Pearler’s Daughter by Lizzie Pook

Western Australia, 1896. Eliza Brightwell decides to take matters into her own hands when her father mysteriously disappears off his boat while out on a pearl diving expedition with his crew. Time is of the essence when the local constabulary are clearly intent on arresting the wrong man and she must race to find out …

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