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The following two books caught my eye. Recipients of excellent reviews, they're on the top of my TBR list.
Home Fire byKamila Shamsie In this modern-day take on the classic tragedy Antigone, two Pakistani Muslim families in London find their lives entangled in love, politics, and conflict. Amirah says, “I tore through this, literally could not tear my eyes away from this brave, searing novel.”Nominated for the Man Booker Prize
The Heart's Invisible Furies byJohn Boyne(Goodreads Author) This sweeping novel by the author of The Boy in Striped Pajamasbegins in 1940s Ireland, when Cyril Avery is born to an unwed teen mother, and follows his journey of self-discovery. Caroline says, “There’s little about this deeply moving and immersive story that isn’t perfect. Boyne realized an ambitious premise, and he did so with a thoughtful touch.”