A dystopian Dutch romance set in the world of content moderation
Three mini reviews of the latest in my 20 books of summer
Love, trauma and memory in Sierra Leone
Long out of print, rediscovered dystopian fiction
Contemporary short stories from Ukraine
Colette’s evocative memoir of a rural, animal-laden and loving French childhood
Genre-defying exploration of a Jewish family in Soviet Russia
Women’s Prize shortlister set in and around a haunted bookshop
Page-turning novel about the often false promises of the American Dream for an immigrant family from Cameroon and a US family with a senior Lehman Bros executive as breadwinner.
I’ve chosen my 20 books of summer.