Celeste Ng – Author Overview

Little Fires Everywhere is set in Shaker Heights, a town where everything has a place, everyone has their own box with a label on it, every decision is made based on practicalities, never feelings and everyone is governed by the rules of this ordered society. This all comes to a head when artist Mia Warren and her 16 year-old daughter, Pearl move into the Richardson’s … Continue reading Celeste Ng – Author Overview

Diane Chamberlain – Keeper of the Light

Keeper of the Light follows Dr Olivia Simon who was involved in treating ‘Saint’ Annie O’Neill at Christmas who was shot while serving at a local womens centre, Annie ultimately dies. However these two womens lives are already entwined as Annie has been having an affair with Paul, Olivia’s husband after they reconnected after attended Boston Uni together. ‘She was such a powerful person – … Continue reading Diane Chamberlain – Keeper of the Light

Silly things people say – invisible illnesses

Usually when people say stupid things to my mum and I, I politely make non-committal noises because I haven’t got the energy to correct them and I hate confrontation. However I wish I was more assertive like my mom who responses with the truth (often embarrassing me in the process), so I have wrote some of my responses here. ‘You look well!’ that would be … Continue reading Silly things people say – invisible illnesses

Sarah Rayner – Author Overview

Like most great novels One Moment, One Morning starts with a shock event on a train, which interlinks the three main characters. It follows Karen who is widowed on the train, leaving her a single mother to Luke and Molly. Anna is Karen’s best-friend who lived with Steve an alcoholic, painter and decorator. Lou is a counsellor for troubled teens in london, with a difficult … Continue reading Sarah Rayner – Author Overview