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September 24: THE CHILDREN ACT by Ian McEwan
Set in London, this novel depicts a beleaguered high court judge, Fiona May, dealing with an urgent medical case. It achieves a masterly balance between research and imagination.
October 15: EUPHORIA by Lily King
This is a fictionalized biography of the anthropologist Margaret Mead when she was doing field research with tribes in Papua,New Guinea, in 1933. A reviewer aptly wrote, '' King delves into the intellectual flights and passions of three anthropologists: as complex, rivalus, and brutal as any of the cultures they study!!!"
November 19: OFFSHORE by Penelope Fitzgerald
A Booker Prize winning novel about London's Thames Battersea Reach houseboat residents. The author writes with comic dryness and sharp observations based on her own experiences.
December 17: SLAVES OF SOLITUDE by Patrick Hamilton
Now considered a classic, a wonderful mixture of grimness and dark humor among boarding house residents living in an austere environment outside of London and enduring the effects of World War II.