Books

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The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles review – an all-American road trip
Two teenagers pursue a stolen car in this folksy 50s-set novel from the author of A Gentleman in Moscow

Carrie O'Grady

17, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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There Is Nothing for You Here by Fiona Hill review – more than a White House memoir
Trump’s former Russia adviser charts her journey from County Durham to DC, showing how populism thrives when communities are abandoned

Julian Borger

17, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Things We Do Not Tell the People We Love by Huma Qureshi review – a fine debut
In this first collection, sweetly domestic stories are complicated when characters confront hidden wounds

Shahidha Bari

17, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Baillie Gifford prize goes to ‘controlled fury’ of Empire of Pain
Judges praise Patrick Radden Keefe’s investigation of the Sackler family and its role in the opioid crisis for its rigour, bravery and narrative energy

Alison Flood

16, Nov, 2021 @10:10 PM

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Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk charged again with ‘insulting Turkishness’
Case based on his new novel Nights of the Plague, initially dismissed in April, has been reopened after an appeal

Alison Flood

16, Nov, 2021 @4:56 PM

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‘It is surreal’: the five-second book reviews going viral on TikTok
With 26bn views – and the ability to influence global sales – the social media app’s reading corner #BookTok is not as niche as it seems

Rafqa Touma

16, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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John Lewis sued by self-published children’s author over Christmas ad
Fay Evans alleges a ‘striking similarity’ between the 2019 Excitable Edgar TV campaign and her 2017 book Fred the Fire-Sneezing Dragon

Alison Flood

16, Nov, 2021 @2:46 PM

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Bill Nighy to narrate Terry Pratchett’s footnotes in new Discworld recordings
The actor will bring Pratchett’s ‘personal commentary’ to life in a star-studded re-recording of all 40 Discworld audiobooks, featuring narrators from Indira Varma to Andy Serkis

Alison Flood

16, Nov, 2021 @9:35 AM

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Fiction for older children reviews – forces of nature and gorilla warfare
Two outsiders unite to tackle second world war wrongs, and can Ben Okri’s young heroine save her mother?

Kitty Empire

16, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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I Live a Life Like Yours by Jan Grue review – a world of difference
The Norwegian’s memoir about the trials of life with an incurable condition is a restrained and stunning meditation on what it means to be human

Nicci Gerrard

16, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Last Letter to a Reader by Gerald Murnane review – an elegiac but cantankerous swan song
The Australian literary great bows out with a collection of essays that ruminate on his experience of reading all his books in order

Emmett Stinson

15, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Patient 1 by Charlotte Raven review – life with the ‘mourning’ illness
The journalist’s blog about living with Huntington’s disease has become a fragmentary but insightful memoir

Stephanie Merritt

15, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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