The Whispers by Heidi Perks

When Grace moves back to the small town in the UK where she grew up, she has a young daughter in tow and an absent husband, and she's hoping to rekindle her friendship with Anna, who has a child the same age. As children, they were inseparable, but Anna is part of a clique of …

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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 Wicked Boy: An Infamous Murder in Victorian London by Kate Summerscale

Penned by the author of the bestselling The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, this book is the story of another Victorian crime which was notorious in it's time, The Plaistow Tragedy of 1895. Two boys, 12 and 13 years old, told neighbors and friends that their mother had gone to Liverpool and proceeded to attend cricket …

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The Art Of Being A Woman by Patricia Volk

In this book, Patricia Volk writes about her mother and about what she taught her about being a woman. But Patricia felt liberated when she read a biography about Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, and the way she approached womanhood, feeling like she was being opened up to another way of being. It's partly a …

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