Sky Dancer is a heart-warming story about a boy who has to make a decision: your roots or your guts. This is an excellent book that relates to many people and holds a message that something’s don’t always go the way you plan.
Many times I have heard Edith Eger’s The Choice being pigeonholed as a memoir. The Choice is more than an memoir by a Holocaust survivor ; it is an eloquent exploration of how people do not realise how they can take control of powerful feelings through the choices they make.
Dr. Pietro Bartolo has worked with refugees on the Italian island of Lampedusa for the last twenty-five years. In this book he narrates their stories – alongside his own. It is a harrowing narrative of “man’s inhumanity to man”[i] juxtaposed with man’s ability to share compassion and kindness with each other in the face of adversity. It can be a harrowing read. We hear about the mother whose unborn child died at 36 weeks gestation as a result of the stress of the journey; the father who had to choose which child to save when the boat capsized; the brother who carried his paralysed brother on his back from Syria.
White Bodies by Jane Robins
This chilling psychological suspense novel from Jane Robins explores the dark side of love and the unbreakable ties that bind two sisters together. It is excellent debut novel. The plot revolves around two main characters: Tilda and Callie. Twin sisters who couldn’t be more different. Tilda and Callie narrate the story from their own objective viewpoints providing back ground to their childhood and motivations to the present time; each time you think you have guessed what will happen – it doesn’t. The story is completely unpredictable. A great plot with lots of twists and turns. This gives the reader perspective to both their personalities and we learn about their characters.
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THE ICE is an electrifying story of friendship, power and betrayal by the bestselling, Baileys-prize shortlisted author of The Bees.
It’s the day after tomorrow and the Arctic sea ice has melted. While global business carves up the new frontier, cruise ships race each other to ever-rarer wildlife sightings. The passengers of the Vanir have come seeking a polar bear. What they find is even more astonishing: a dead body.