Kansas in August by Patrick Gale

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Synopsis from Amazon: In this first novel, Dr Henry (Henrietta) Metcalfe falls for a hitch-hiker, Rufus. A psychiatrist and a teacher, both are intent on concealing their true identities. To complicate this comedy of sexual role reversal, Rufus is having an affair with Henry’s brother, Hilary, who wants to be a father. I don’t really […]

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell

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This is a bookring that I joined and I am so glad I did Synopsis: Set between the 1930s,and the present, Maggie O’Farrell’s new novel is the story of Esme, a woman edited out of her family’s history, and of the secrets that come to light when, sixty years later, she is released from care, […]