Coal Miner’s Daughter by Loretta Lynn with George Vecsey

With the help of George Vecsey, Loretta Lynn wrote the story of her life 1976. It was a huge bestseller and has never been out of print. It was made into a film in 1980, starring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones, and last year marked the 40th anniversary of that film. (I have a …

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The Art Of Dying by Ambrose Parry

Edinburgh, 1850's. Dr Raven returns from his European travels and takes up work as Dr Simpson's assistant. He hopes to rekindle a relationship with Sarah, but he finds that she's married someone else in his absence. But the two have to work together to clear Dr Simpson's name after a patient of his dies under …

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How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

Set in a resort town called Baxter's Beach in Barbados, this book centers largely on a girl called Lala, who is pregnant and in an abusive relationship. When her labour starts, she goes looking for help, and ends up knocking on the door of a wealthy home where her husband, co-incidentally, is robbing the owners. …

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The Girls Are So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

When Amb hits college, still stinging from her high school boyfriends betrayal, she longs to fit in and be popular. She feels immediately drawn to another girl, Sully, who she feels has the confidence, power and popularity that she craves. She starts to go along with whatever Sully suggests, hoping to impress and win her …

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