The Declaration

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The Killables

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The Midnight Gang

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The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen

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Time to Say Goodbye

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The Universe Versus Alex Woods: Book Review

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Switched: Book Review

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The List of My Desires: Book Review

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Season to Taste: A Book Review

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The Age of Miracles: Book Review

A disturbing tale, which brings to my mind Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’. Birds clunk against windows in nightmarish scenarios; only, in Karen Thompson Walker’s story, the birds are dying – not multiplying! I decide it’s likely not a good idea to share my thoughts on the book with my sprog; he’s obsessed with birds, and…