If I Knew You Were Going to Be This Beautiful I Never Would Have Let You Go

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The Shore by Sara Taylor: The whole being greater than its parts

I’ve had my eyes on Sara Taylor’s beautifully packaged debut for some time now. It’s not just the gorgeous jacket that attracted me, it’s also the novel’s structure: a set of interconnecting stories that span a century and a half in the lives of the inhabitants of three small islands off the coast of Virginia. …

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If I Knew You Were Going to be This Beautiful I Never Would Have Let You Go by Judy Chicurel: Novel or short stories, and does it matter?

Now there’s a title certain to be mangled in bookshops throughout the land and a brave one for a debut. I wonder if Judy Chicurel’s publishers tried to talk her out of it. It’s the title of the final chapter of the book whose meaning becomes clear towards its end. Set in the summer of …

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