The Ballroom by Anna Hope

It's 1911 and Ella, John and Clem are living in Sharston Asylum, hoping to be released one day. Men and women are segregated, with the exception of the weekly dance held in the grand ballroom. Normally they are put to work; women in the laundry, men digging graves and working the land. Charles is the... Continue Reading →

Today will be Different by Maria Semple

Eleanor Flood promises herself that today will be different. She will keep it together, make an effort and generally be the best person she can be. That doesn't go to plan at all, and that's probably because Eleanor is not a nice person. She is irritating, irrational and self-absorbed. The book focuses on one day... Continue Reading →

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