Fiction

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Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro review – what it is to be human
The Nobel laureate examines loneliness, sacrifice and the meaning of love in a novel narrated by a machine with feelings

Anne Enright

25, Feb, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi review – a profound follow-up to Homegoing
A young woman weighs faith and science as she searches for meaning in the wake of family tragedy

Sara Collins

24, Feb, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Hillary Clinton to publish thriller set in aftermath of US political turmoil
State of Terror, written by Clinton and author Louise Penny, will follow a novice secretary of state after ‘four years of American leadership that shrank from the world stage’

Alison Flood

23, Feb, 2021 @1:12 PM

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The best recent thrillers – review roundup
From the Swiss Alps to the Utah desert via Crystal Palace, a sticky end can find you anywhere in this month’s mysteries

Alison Flood

23, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Empty Houses by Brenda Navarro review – two women, one missing child
The abduction of a boy in Mexico City is told from opposing perspectives in this gripping study of motherhood

Anthony Cummins

23, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Netflix smash Behind Her Eyes: Sarah Pinborough on writing 'that ending'
Her duplicitous love triangle story is a hit – but some viewers are calling its mind-boggling twist ‘preposterous’. The horror and sci-fi veteran turned thriller-writer hits back

Alison Flood

23, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tunnel visions and the romance of the railways in Scotland | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to an article by Ian Jack on proposals for a rail tunnel between Scotland and Northern Ireland and a long-lost railway line

Letters

22, Feb, 2021 @5:33 PM

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Skin by Kerry Andrew review – atmospheric novel of loss, loneliness and yearning
The musician and author’s second novel, about a young person’s search for their vanished father, is beautifully descriptive, if occasionally clumsy

Bidisha

22, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson review – scandalous liaisons
The prostitutes of Georgian London power this deeply satisfying follow-up to Shepherd-Robinson’s acclaimed Blood & Sugar

Stephanie Merritt

21, Feb, 2021 @10:30 AM

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In brief: Princess Mary; We Are Not in the World; A Curious History of Sex – review
A study of a neglected royal, a lyrical novel about a father and daughter; and an eye-opening look at carnal activity

Alexander Larman

21, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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We Are All Birds of Uganda by Hafsa Zayyan review – a powerful debut
Belonging and exile are at the heart of this novel of dislocation and trauma

Shahidha Bari

20, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Kazuo Ishiguro: 'AI, gene-editing, big data ... I worry we are not in control of these things any more'
The Nobel-winning author talks about scaring Harold Pinter, life after death – and his new novel about an ‘artificial friend’

Lisa Allardice

20, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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