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Truly, darkly, deeply

Truly, darkly, deeply

Victoria Selman, 2022, Quercus; 9781529420685

Subject: Fiction


Source: Financial Times

Review: Sophie is 12 when her mother is seduced by the charismatic Matty. But then the man Sophie worships as an adoptive father is imprisoned for serial murders. Is he guilty? After two decades, the adult Sophie receives a letter from Matty announcing his imminent death - and informing her that he has things to tell her. This is the intriguing premise of Truly, Darkly, Deeply by Victoria Selman, and the ...Read More

Ways of being: animals, plants, machines: the search for a planetary intelligence

Ways of being: animals, plants, machines: the search for a planetary intelligence

James Bridle, 2022, Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 9780374601119

Subject: General


Source: The Wall Street Journal

Review: The artist, writer and technologist James Bridle begins "Ways of Being" with an uncanny discovery in the mountainous northwest corner of Greece: a line of stakes tagged with unfathomable letters and numbers in thick marker pen. Wooden sticks march "across fields and vineyards, through gardens and villages," the author writes, "for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of kilometres, like a system of coordi...Read More

Where the money is: value investing in the digital age

Where the money is: value investing in the digital age

Adam Seessel, 2022, Simon & Schuster; 9781982185145

Subject: Economics


Source: The Wall Street Journal

Review: Though the author considers his approach a form of value investing, he also acknowledges the incompatibility of his new way of thinking with the old orthodoxies. "Either the market is wrong and we're in for another tech wreck, or many of the traditional yardsticks for measuring value are broken," he writes. Mr. Seessel believes, of course, in the latter interpretation; the pessimists, he argues, a...Read More

X: a novel

X: a novel

Davey Davis, 2022, Catapult; 9781646220939

Subject: Fiction


Source: The New York Times

Review: The letter X is the shiftiest minx in the alphabet: a treasure, a cipher, the person we once loved; a porno, a warning, the gender marker beyond F or M; and, now, the title of a queer, near-future noir by Davey Davis.Read More

People of the book: prophet Muhammad's encounters with Christians

People of the book: prophet Muhammad's encounters with Christians

Craig Considine, 2021, C Hurst & Co Publishers; 9781787384712

Subject: Psychology


Source: The Wall Street Journal

Review: Throughout his book Mr. Considine looks for evidence of the sort of cooperation between faith communities that supports his stated aims. Mr. Considine takes pains to stress that "some scholars dispute the authenticity and credibility of Muhammad's reported encounters with Christians," and admits that much of the extant literature borders on what Karen Armstrong deems ...Read More

The adventures of Miss Barbara Pym: a times book of the year 2021

The adventures of Miss Barbara Pym: a times book of the year 2021

Paula Byrne, 2021, William Collins; 9780008322205

Subject: Biography


Source: The Wall Street Journal

Review: Barbara Mary Crampton Pym was born in 1913 in Oswestry, Shropshire, in the west of England, the first child of Frederic Crampton Pym, a solicitor, and his wife, Irena. Her sister, Hilary, was born three years later; the sisters were very close and set up house together in later life. In 1931 Pym went up to St Hilda's College, Oxford, where she studied English and embarked on a number of infatuatio...Read More

The women are up to something: how Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch revolutionized ethics

The women are up to something: how Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch revolutionized ethics

Benjamin J. B. Lipscomb, 2021, Oxford University Press; 9780197541074

Subject: Social Science


Source: The Wall Street Journal

Review: When the young women arrived at Oxford, strict quotas were still in place to ensure that the male-to-female undergraduate ratio would not dip below 4-to-1. But the upheavals of the war had at least one unexpectedly positive effect on their education: After their male classmates went off to fight, the women no longer had to compete for professorial attention. ...Read More

Wild and wilful

Wild and wilful

Neha Sinha, 2021, Harper Business; 9789353578299

Subject: Fiction


Source: Economic and Political Weekly

Review: In Wild and Wilful, with a collection of 11 articles, dedicated to 15 iconic Indian species, Neha Sinha sets out to engage with some of these questions. Each chapter not only brings home the unfamiliar from the distant wild but also seeks to familiarise the reader with the wild that exists in their everyday lives. ...Read More

The secret lives of church ladies

The secret lives of church ladies

Deesha Philyaw, 2020, West Virginia University Press; 9781949199734

Subject: Fiction


Source: Financial Times

Review: As the title suggests, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, American author Deesha Philyaw's debut collection of short stories, offers a rare glimpse into the black church and the community of women that surrounds it. By turns darkly funny and tragic, the stories provide an intimate - at times voyeuristic - perspective on the desires, romances and fears of a complex cast of black female characters. ...Read More

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