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“Our connection to the world is always two things at once: instinctive and augmented.”
An absolutely beautiful book, about the place between our cities and the wild, known as the edge-land. It’s a place mostly forgotten, but one if you choose to, will ease you back into the rhythms of nature, and bring you closer to the wildlife that walk through it everyday. A deeply personal, poetic book about the wild natural places that live beside us, there is no need to hike into wilderness’ or climb mountains to find what is right on our doorstep. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty
A charming, heartwarming novel about the importance of community and multi-generational connections.
Kate is suffering with mental health issues, and is isolated from her family in a big bustling city, trying to make her mark as a journalist. When she is given a seemingly uneventful story to pursue, about a local lido that is closing, she is surprised to discover a bigger picture, one that will change her life for the better. What she finds is a vibrant community, everyone working and living together like family, and the lido at its heart. Now, the fight is on, to save the lido, and all it means. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty
A modern day fairy tale, of the dark Grimm tradition.
“Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”When Alice’s mother goes missing, this note is her only clue, so, of course, that is where she’ll start her search, and the truths she’ll find will change her life and those around her forever. A real book lovers book. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty
Wow! What can I say about this book, except read it now!
Stevie, a self taught Sherlock, is more than a little obsessed by a cold case she’s discovered online, but when she gets to attend the actual school where the murders took place, she sets about solving it herself. This book is truly devious indeed, with excellent plot twists, riddles and intriguing characters. Set near Burlington, VT. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty
A modern classic, which deals beautifully with many timeless issues, such as grief, mental health, loneliness and fear. We follow 12 yr old Henry’s journey from family tragedy, to having the conviction to help her mother overcome all the odds to recover her health, and bring the family she loves back together. A charming, and beautifully written book. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty