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Lauren B. Davis
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Lauren B. Davis’ most recent novel is “Against a Darkening Sky”, a novel set in 7th c. Northumbria, (2015). Lauren B. Davis’ pervious novels...

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The Dig


Cynan Jones’ powerful new novel uses the idea of the badger and the sett—its den—as an allegory “for the way we try to create a safe space for ourselves and the things we care for, and how some external force can break into and destroy that.”

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The Professor of Truth


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The new novel by Scotland’s James Robertson, based on the Lockerbie bombing, is a thought-provoking portrayal of grief, loss, injustice and the tragedy of someone imprisoned by his certainty.

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A Heart of Gold


Since the founding of America, bankers have been a bit of a problem. Perhaps more so, J.R. Moehringer seems to say in his new novel “Sutton,” than the honest, hardworking bank robber.

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A World Without Words


Georgina Harding’s “Painter of Silence” is a disturbing portrait of war, seen through the eyes of a deaf artist.

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An Understated and Gently Profound Voice


Anne Tyler writes about ordinary, if eccentric, characters and their lives: marriage, sibling rivalry, resentments and losses. Her latest novel, “The Beginner’s Goodbye,” is filled with those moments of recognition that make reading such a pleasure.

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Can I Help You?


In this excerpt from Lauren B. Davis’ new novel, “Our Daily Bread,” an elderly woman encounters two troubled boys and the question of whether we ever do enough to help others.

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In Sickness and in Health


Pulitzer Prize winner Jeffrey Eugenides’ third novel, “The Marriage Plot,” set in 1982 at Brown University, is his attempt to “traffic in the same ideas” as Jane Austen and Henry James, with some social satire and meta-fiction mixed in.

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Lauren B. Davis
Lauren B. Davis
Helen Tansey

Lauren B. Davis’ most recent novel is “Against a Darkening Sky”, a novel set in 7th c. Northumbria, (2015).

Lauren B. Davis’ pervious novels include the best-selling novel “The Empty Room” (HarperCollins, 2013) about the chaos and pain of alcoholism. It was named one of the “Editors’ Best Books of the Year” by Amazon, one of the National Post’s “Favourite Books of 2013,” and a “Critics’ Pick” by The Coast (Nova Scotia).

Her previous novel, “Our Daily Bread,” was long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and named as one of the “Best Books of the Year” by The Globe and Mail and The Boston Globe.
She is also the author of “The Radiant City,” a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and “The Stubborn Season,” named one of the Top 15 Bestselling First Novels by Amazon and Books in Canada. She has also published two short story collections, “An Unrehearsed Desire” and “Rat Medicine & Other Unlikely Curatives.” Her short fiction has been short-listed for the CBC Literary Prizes and the ReLit Awards and she is the recipient of two Mid-Career Writer Sustaining grants from the Canada Council for the Arts.

For more information, visit her website.

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