Anna Rotar

Anna Rotar works as a bookseller at Readings Carlton.


The Piranhas by Roberto Saviano

Roberto Saviano is probably best known for his internationally best-selling book Gomorrah. Both the book and the subsequent movie catapulted the author and the Italian mafia into the literary limelig…

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Trace: Who Killed Maria James? by Rachael Brown

At number 736 High Street Thornbury on 17 June 1980, Maria James was stabbed sixty-eight times in a frenzied attack at the back of the bookshop she owned and lived in. Fast forward thirty-eight years…

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I Will Be Complete by Glen David Gold

I love this book. There, I’ve said it. I love it and this is why.

I Will Be Complete is the autobiography that took years for the author to write because he wasn’t quite sure if all the things that …

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Florida by Lauren Groff

When I think of the American state of Florida, I think of Miami, Disney World, sun-drenched beach days and the Seinfelds living it up at Del Boca Vista. Florida, a new collection of short stories by …

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The Dictionary of Animal Languages by Heidi Sopinka

In 2009 Heidi Sopinka travelled to Mexico City to interview the artist Leonora Carrington. She spent two whole days talking about love, art and loss. It was by this meeting that the book The Dictiona

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