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Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon is a Scottish politician who is currently serving as the fifth First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party since November 2014. She is the first woman to hold either position.
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Booth
Karen Joy Fowler - 2022-03-08
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From the Man Booker finalist and bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves comes an epic and intimate novel about the family behind one of the most infamous figures in American history: John Wilkes Booth.In 1822, a secret family moves into a secret cabin some thirty miles northeast of Baltimore, to farm, to hide, and to bear ten ...
Nicola Sturgeon
2022-05-28T16:48:24.000Z
For the 📚 lovers amongst my followers, the book is a fictionalised account of the family life of John Wilkes Booth who assassinated Abraham Lincoln. An interesting take on a well worn topic.      source
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The Island of Missing Trees
A Novel
Elif Shafak - 2021-11-02
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An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found here.A rich, magical new novel on belonging and identity, love and trauma, nature and renewal, from the Booker-shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World.Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the tav...
Nicola Sturgeon
2021-07-15T19:26:47.000Z
📚 Some late evening sunshine gives me a moment to recommend two outstanding, albeit very different, books that I’ve been fortunate to read advance copies of - written by women I admire hugely @valmcdermid and @Elif_Safak      source
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1979
Val McDermid - 2021-10-05
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Hailed as Britain's Queen of Crime, Val McDermid's award-winning, internationally bestselling novels have captivated readers for more than thirty years. Now, in 1979, she returns to the past with the story of Allie Burns, an investigative journalist whose stories lead her into world a corruption, terror, and murder.She's on the hunt for a killer st...
Nicola Sturgeon
2021-07-15T19:26:47.000Z
📚 Some late evening sunshine gives me a moment to recommend two outstanding, albeit very different, books that I’ve been fortunate to read advance copies of - written by women I admire hugely @valmcdermid and @Elif_Safak      source
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Hamnet
Maggie O'Farrell - 2021-05-18 (first published in 2020)
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Drawing on Maggie O'Farrell's long-term fascination with the little-known story behind Shakespeare's most enigmatic play, HAMNET is a luminous portrait of a marriage, at its heart the loss of a beloved child. Warwickshire in the 1580s. Agnes is a woman as feared as she is sought after for her unusual gifts. She settles with her husband in Henley st...
Nicola Sturgeon
2020-06-27T16:46:04.000Z
I always enjoy posting a summer book list around this time of year. 📚 are so important IMO - especially in tough times - for wellbeing, perspective, understanding. So even though my reading has been limited this year due to COVID, here’s a few that I’ve enjoyed and recommend.      source
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Dominicana
Angie Cruz - 2020-08-25 (first published in 2019)
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From IMPAC Dublin Award finalist Angie Cruz, an urgent, beautifully told novel about a Dominican teenager’s arranged marriage and immigration to New York City, set against the political turmoil of the 1960s.Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with in the Dominican countryside did. But when ...
Nicola Sturgeon
2020-06-27T16:46:04.000Z
I always enjoy posting a summer book list around this time of year. 📚 are so important IMO - especially in tough times - for wellbeing, perspective, understanding. So even though my reading has been limited this year due to COVID, here’s a few that I’ve enjoyed and recommend.      source
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The Vanishing Half
A Novel
Brit Bennett - 2020-06-02
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From The New York Times -bestselling author of The Mothers , a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white. The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and From The New York...
Nicola Sturgeon
2020-06-27T16:46:04.000Z
I always enjoy posting a summer book list around this time of year. 📚 are so important IMO - especially in tough times - for wellbeing, perspective, understanding. So even though my reading has been limited this year due to COVID, here’s a few that I’ve enjoyed and recommend.      source
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The Mirror & the Light
Hilary Mantel - 2020-03-10
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“If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?”England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith’s son from Putney emerges from the spring’s bloodbath to continue his c...
Nicola Sturgeon
2020-06-27T16:46:04.000Z
I always enjoy posting a summer book list around this time of year. 📚 are so important IMO - especially in tough times - for wellbeing, perspective, understanding. So even though my reading has been limited this year due to COVID, here’s a few that I’ve enjoyed and recommend.      source
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Such a Fun Age
Kiley Reid - 2019-12-31
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A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a liv...
Nicola Sturgeon
2020-06-27T16:46:04.000Z
I always enjoy posting a summer book list around this time of year. 📚 are so important IMO - especially in tough times - for wellbeing, perspective, understanding. So even though my reading has been limited this year due to COVID, here’s a few that I’ve enjoyed and recommend.      source
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American Wife
A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)
Curtis Sittenfeld - 2009-02-10
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A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice Lindgren has no idea that she will one day end up in the White House, married to the president. In her small Wisconsin hometown, she learns the virtues of politeness, but a tragic accident when she is seventeen shatters her identity and changes the trajectory of her life. More than a decade later,...
Nicola Sturgeon
2020-06-27T16:46:04.000Z
I always enjoy posting a summer book list around this time of year. 📚 are so important IMO - especially in tough times - for wellbeing, perspective, understanding. So even though my reading has been limited this year due to COVID, here’s a few that I’ve enjoyed and recommend.      source
A master-class in the short story, from the Costa Book Award winning author of DayA. L. Kennedy’s new collection of stories show us women and men wrestling with the lives they have been given and the times spinning out around them. Humour, fantasy, rage and despair both help and hinder individuals as they navigate their changing circumstances, thei...
Nicola Sturgeon
2020-06-27T16:46:04.000Z
I always enjoy posting a summer book list around this time of year. 📚 are so important IMO - especially in tough times - for wellbeing, perspective, understanding. So even though my reading has been limited this year due to COVID, here’s a few that I’ve enjoyed and recommend.      source
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi
Mr. Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Poor Things by Alasdair Gray