Mr. Pip by Lloyd Jones

In 1990 the government of Papua New Guinea, supported by Australia, decided to take action against the landowners of Bougainville -the largest of the Solomon Islands. After years of bloodshed and resistance, peace talks brokered by New Zealand began in 1997, eventually leading to autonomy for the island.Lloyd Jones covered the story as a journalist … More Mr. Pip by Lloyd Jones

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

A moving story about grim events told through letters sent and received by Miss. Juliet Ashton following World War Two. When a Guernsey farmer finds one of Juliet’s old books he writes to her to request more information about the author. Juliet becomes curious about life in Guernsey, befriends a host of islanders and learns … More The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley

Set in 1964, the play centres around conservative school principal Sister Aloysius who suspects progressive priest Father Flynn of improper conduct with the school’s first black student. Aloysius enlists the young and inexperienced Sister James to help her uncover evidence of impropriety. Sister James reports that the boy was called to a private meeting with … More Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Hosseini’s second novel focuses on the lives of girls and women in Afghanistan and skillfully weaves recent historical events into the tragic lives of two women. Mariam is the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy man who is embarrassed by her existence. When her mother commits suicide, Mariam is forcibly married to a much older man, … More A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini