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This Other Eden by Paul Harding review – a novel that impresses time and again | Fiction

Halfway through Paul Harding’s new novel, This Other Eden, a reporter, a photographer, two doctors and three local councillors visit an isolated island...

History Keeps Me Awake at Night by Christy Edwall review – Roberto Bolaño-inspired debut | Fiction

On 26 September 2014, 43 male students were abducted in southwestern Mexico. The trainee teachers had commandeered several buses to travel to Mexico...

In brief: The Meaning of Geese; Two Sherpas; The Second Cut – review | Books

Nick AchesonChelsea Green, £18.99, pp240During lockdown, many turned to the wonders of the natural world for solace. None more so than renowned Norfolk...

Featuring death and grief in children’s books can equip them with skills to navigate emotional terrain | Nova Weetman

When I was eight, mum read me EB White’s classic, Charlotte’s Web. We took it in turns to cry. Hers were the tears...

‘Like moving through water while everyone is on land’: the writers exploring sexuality through sea life | Books

“I’ve always had a very strong connection to the sea,” says author Sabrina Imbler, who grew up in California by the Pacific Ocean....

Little Plum by Laura McPhee-Browne review – the taboos of motherhood | Australian books

While reading Laura McPhee-Browne’s novel Little Plum, I often thought of Catherine Cho’s memoir Inferno, an intimate chronicle of psychosis after the birth...

What we’re reading: writers and readers on the books they enjoyed in January | Books

In this series we ask authors, Guardian writers and readers to share what they have been reading recently. This month, recommendations include a...

Salman Rushdie will not promote new novel after attack | Books

Salman Rushdie’s recovery is progressing after the attack on him five months ago, but he will not be promoting his new novel, his...

In praise of dog-eared pages: the joy, memories and gentle ghosts to be found in beloved books | Books

‘I’ve been rereading lots of books lately. I saw She Said and wanted to revisit Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s original book. I...

In brief: Signal Fires; If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal; Love Marriage – review | Books

Dani ShapiroChatto & Windus, £16.99, pp288On the way home from a party, 15-year-old Theo Wilf crashes his parents’ car, killing one of the...

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