Pittenweem Library reviews

Regenesis by George Monbiot

George Monbiot shows us in this brilliant, bracingly original new book, we can resolve the biggest of our dilemmas and feed the world without devouring the planet. Regenesis is a breathtaking vision of a new future for food and for humanity.

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Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung

Cursed Bunny is a genre-defying collection of short stories by Korean author Bora Chung. Blurring the lines between magical realism, horror, and science-fiction, Chung uses elements of the fantastic and surreal to address the very real horrors and cruelties of patriarchy and capitalism in modern society.

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Dirt Music by Tim Winton

This is a cracking story revolving around Georgie Jutland, a misfit from a wealthy family, Jim Buckridge, a fisherman, and Luther Fox, a man dogged by bad luck and music. And you won’t forget the geography of the places visited in the novel.

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Educated by Tara Westover

In this raw and powerful memoir the author recounts her surviving and overcoming her Mormon fundamentalist family education.

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The Hierarchies, by Ros Anderson

The Hierarchies is the debut novel of local resident Ros Anderson. It has been published to much acclaim, so do try reading this one. Our library member's enthusiastic recommendation is very persuasive.

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Kitchenly 434 by Alan Warner

Alan Warner is a Scottish author who has been seen as one of the most exciting voices in contemporary literature. His latest novel Kitchenly 434 is a magnificent novel about the Golden Age of Rock set in the English countryside.

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Mother’s Boy by Patrick Gale

Mother’s Boy, is by Patrick Gale, an author that may be known to you for his books which often feature his adopted home county of Cornwall. This, his 17th published novel, is no exception and is based on the life of the Cornish poet Charles Causley.

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The Europeans by Orlando Figes

An interesting review of The Europeans by Orlando Figes, who is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a British historian and writer well known for his works on Russian and European History including Natasha’s Dance and Crimea: The Last Crusade. The subject of The Europeans, while set in the 19th century, is very relevant to the politics of the world today.

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