Patti Smith: Year of the Monkey

In Year of the Monkey, poet, writer, rock singer and artist Patti Smith writes beautiful prose with a dream-like quality; inspired by a stay at the Dream Inn. Year of the Monkey The National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, Smith, approaching the age of seventy, assesses her life and the decline of some…
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The Scandalous Life of Sasha Torte: Deliciously entertaining

Written as a tell-all diary of a woman framed for murder, The Scandalous Life of Sasha Torte is a tale of injustice, strength, love, revenge, and patisserie-making. Setting the tale in bawdy nineteenth century Wolfftown, a fictional port town in Tasmania, Lesley Truffle (her real name!) brings to life a town of "unconventional morals" where men are men and Gentlemen have double standards…
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I left my heart in Idaho

Mountain bluebird, fly away Appaloosa, spotted gray Western white pine, clothed in snow The mock orange blossoms in I-da-ho Idaho Emily Ruskovich's first novel, Idaho, took out The International DUBLIN Literary Award for 2019. Impressive - she was up against Sally Rooney and Matthias Enard (among others). Ruskovich has created a powerfully moving novel which…
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