As a novelist and screenwriter C C Canning (Chris) draws on an early career that spanned advertising and journalism, corporate finance and the making of award winning wines, in a ... Read full author bio >
"A family saga (that) shines in its depiction of the oddities and inanities of real life and in its delving into the numerous concerns of each day.
The narration alternates between the characters – and the storylines intersect and reflect upon one another in intriguing, thought-provoking ways. Canning’s characters are well-rounded and nuanced; although not always likeable, they act realistically, and he constantly puts them in compelling situations. In addition to ace character work, the author inserts thoughtful digressions about war, memory, ethics, business, sexuality, and ageing into his novel, making for an absorbing read with few slack moments.” - Kirkus Reviews, October 2016"
Michele Chynoweth is the award-winning author of three critically acclaimed, inspirational novels filled with drama, suspense and romance that are edgy, modern-day versions of Old Testament stories in the Bible ... Read full author bio >
"...an exploration of what a contemporary Job might look like, Chynoweth’s tale should more than satisfy."
Thomas Barlow is an iconoclast who thinks deeply about the scientific method. Formerly a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, and a columnist with the Financial Times in London, he now ... Read full author bio >
"This is a rare book - hilarious, thoughtful, and culturally relevant all at once."
'Chasing Squirrels in Retrospect' is semi-autobiographical, which is quite embarrassing really - if you've read the book then you'll understand.
Born in 1979, Stephanie Lawless is originally from Widnes ... Read full author bio >
"This novel is apparently inspired by the chick-lit genre, but it’s heavier on humor and lighter on drinking and promiscuity. Georgia’s story, told in the first person, is almost always humorous, except when circumstances turn heartbreaking"
Born in Cambridge, England in 1950, Ed had lived in France and the USA.
Ed has always particularly enjoyed reading stories about upheaval and chaos, whether fictional or not. Books ... Read full author bio >
"“A family deals with a sleepy Northern town’s secrets in this enjoyably energetic romp.” – Kirkus Review for Bad Days in Broadacre.
“Rich with world history and a burning central question, the story provides an array of real-life characters and fascinating locations.” – Kirkus Review for The Black Carriage."
Jack Tucker was born in New York State in the mid-1950s. He joined the Foreign Service in 1980 and served as a reporting officer at US Embassies and Consulates in ... Read full author bio >
"These tales about life abroad offer colorful descriptions of faraway lands as seen through the lens of an American diplomat. But the author, ever the careful observer, proves to be most interested in the fascinating characters he met in these locales. In taut prose, he describes his colleagues, their inner worlds, their torments, and their domestic strife to reveal the layered complexity of their lives. In each far-flung post, he encountered people who intrigued him, including women whose self-contradictions and persuasive magnetism exercised a magical yet dangerous allure."
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