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    Review-Rain Falls on Everyone

    I received this book free on NetGalley. Theo is one of the lucky ones. Rescued from the midst of the Rwanda genocide by an Irish humanitarian, he’s raised in Dublin from the age of seven. He never forgives himself for his father’s actions in the war and even as he puts a face on trying to fit in to life in Dublin he is careless with the gift he’s been given perhaps because he’s not sure he deserves it.

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    Review-Coming Out Of Egypt (The Egypt Series Book 1)

    Seventeen year old Marsha and June flee their remote home in the village of Egypt, on the Caribbean island of Trinidad after Marva accidentally kills their abusive father. This begins a journey for Marva in which she plots and executes her main goal-to protect her sister from further harm. Marva is strong, resourceful, yet vulnerable, a well-rounded character.

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    Review – Butterfly

    Sydney Lincoln is a lawyer who is searching to find her place in life. “I can’t decide what I want which is the story of my life,” she says. After following her best friend, Loren, to DC, she finds herself working for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Sydney struggles to come in to her own in her job, her relationships, and her life goals in general. Loren appears to have it all and, in a conflict that will be familiar to many, Sydney is both happy for and jealous of her friend’s success. She is so caught up in that cycle of emotions that she is unable to recognise her friend’s life as a façade that…

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    Review – Homegoing: A Novel

    Homecoming revolves around two sisters born in Ghana around 1760 under circumstances so different, that they are barely aware of each other’s existence. As one character says of separated sisters, “they are like a woman and her reflection, doomed to stay on opposite sides of the pond.”

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    Review – Here Comes the Sun

    In Here Comes the Sun: A Novel, we read about people living in a rural and poverty-stricken area of Jamaica, trying in their own way to survive and improve their lot. The author, Nicole Dennis-Benn, struck a good balance in the dialogue, using patois enough that it is authentic but not enough to dissuade non-Jamaican readers.

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    Review – Grow Your Mind to Go Global

    Deborah Fulcher Crimes, the author of Grow Your Mind to Go Global is the founder of Lessons from Abroad, a twelve-year old institution that provides a variety of language programs for children. She is therefore well-qualified to write this book which is aimed at exposing young people to the opportunities and benefits associated with international travel and learning a foreign language.

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    Give Me the Night by Liane Spicer

    Charmaine Rousseau is a Trinidad-born writer whose short story, “Miss Annie Cooks Fish” has been short listed for the prestigious Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014. She is the author of two novels, Cafe Au Lait and Give Me the Night, both published under the pen name Liane Spicer.

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    The Roving Tree by Elsie Augustave

    Iris’ dying wish is to ensure that her newborn child learns her life story “so that she could understand who she is“. When Iris passes on from her earthly existence, she is given access to pen, paper, and the memories of family members who can fill in gaps about her past. In this way, Ms. Augustave takes us into the life of a Haitian girl who is adopted at age five by a white American family and raised in the US.