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My Sunshine Away

M.O. Walsh’s My Sunshine Away fuses crime literature with a coming-of-age story. The result is a novel that is sometimes interesting, but often poorly written and ultimately insensitive to its own subject matter. Set in late-1980s Louisiana, My Sunshine Away follows a nameless first person narrator as he recounts his teenage obsession with Lindy Simpson, […]

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My Dear Bessie: A Love Story in Letters

Simon Garfield delights in informing his readers that My Dear Bessie has been published in response to “what I can genuinely claim to be popular demand”. My Dear Bessie, a compilation of World War Two-era love letters, has come to publication after readers responded strongly to an abridged version of the same vein in Garfield’s […]