The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

In 1617, a freak storm blew up out of nowhere off the coast of Vardo, a small Norwegian island. At the time, all the fishermen were out on the water, and it killed all 40 of them. It meant that there were almost no men on the island at all, and the women had to …

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Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Flora and Julian have a relationship that all their friends aspire to, and sometimes Flora even feels a little smug about how their relationship has fared over the years, where others have faltered and fallen apart. They often team up with another couple, Margot and her husband, and make up a close knit foursome. But …

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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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