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My top five American novels of the year

Here is the best American literature I read this year, in order, with picks one and two pretty much tied as my equal favourites.

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout is one of the best American writers working today, and My Name is Lucy Barton is Strout at the height of her powers. This novel is a masterpiece – short, …

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Recommended classic picture books for Christmas

Digital content coordinator Bronte Coates recommends five of her favourite classic picture books for Christmas. You can find more Christmas-themed picture books in the full collection here. We’ve also put together a collection of heart-warming or family-focussed picture books that make ideal reading for the holiday season, but without mentioning …

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A passive aggressive gift guide

Christmas is indeed a gift-giving season, but this doesn’t mean you necessarily LIKE everyone you’re buying presents for. If you’re feeling annoyed about particular names on your shopping list, then this passive aggressive gift guide is for you… For the sibling you suspect is a psychopath…

Try… My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

Because…

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