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Nicola Sturgeon

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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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Dominicana
Angie Cruz - Aug 25, 2020 (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
Jun 27, 2020
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
Hamnet
Maggie O'Farrell - Jul 21, 2020
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A thrilling departure: A short, piercing, deeply moving new novel from the acclaimed author of I Am, I Am, I Am, about the death of Shakespeare's eleven-year-old son Hamnet--a name interchangeable with Hamlet in fifteenth-century Britain--and the years leading up to the production of his great play.England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bul...
Nicola Sturgeon
Jun 27, 2020
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 - Jun 02, 2020
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Nicola Sturgeon
Jun 27, 2020
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 Mirror & the Light
Hilary Mantel - Mar 10, 2020
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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
Jun 27, 2020
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 - Dec 31, 2019
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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
Jun 27, 2020
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
American Wife
A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)
Curtis Sittenfeld - Feb 10, 2009
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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
Jun 27, 2020
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
Jun 27, 2020
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
Poor Things
Alasdair Gray - Jan 17, 2002 (first published in 1992)
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One of Alasdair Gray's most brilliant creations, Poor Things is a postmodern revision of Frankensteinthat replaces the traditional monster with Bella Baxter—a beautifulyoung erotomaniac brought back to life with the brain of an infant.Godwin Baxter's scientific ambition to create the perfect companion isrealized when he finds the drowned body of Be...
Nicola Sturgeon
Dec 29, 2019
Lanark will always be the book that first comes to mind when we think of Alasdair Gray - and it is without doubt a modern classic. However, I think my personal favourite from his incredible body of work is this one      source
Girl, Woman, Other
Bernardine Evaristo - May 02, 2019
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Joint Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2019Teeming with life and crackling with energy — a love song to modern Britain and black womanhoodGirl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through t...
Nicola Sturgeon
Dec 14, 2019
Post election Saturday night with a book - bliss. And my first recommendation in a long time. The brilliance of ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ tempted me to read @BernardineEvari earlier work. This one is confirming my view that she is one of our most compelling contemporary writers.      source
Mr. Loverman
Bernardine Evaristo - Apr 01, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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"In this vibrant novel, Evaristo draws wonderful character portraits of complex individuals as well as the West Indian immigrant culture in Britain."--Booklist“Bernardine Evaristo uncovers characters lost to history and myth and with compassion, an original and brilliant voice, and an unparalleled craft--all tinged with humor--she restores them and...
Nicola Sturgeon
Dec 14, 2019
Post election Saturday night with a book - bliss. And my first recommendation in a long time. The brilliance of ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ tempted me to read @BernardineEvari earlier work. This one is confirming my view that she is one of our most compelling contemporary writers.      source
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
Elif Shafak - Oct 13, 2020
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Shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize Named a Best Book of the Year by Bookpage, NPR, Washington Post, and The EconomistA moving novel on the power of friendship in our darkest times, from internationally renowned writer and speaker Elif Shafak.In the pulsating moments after she has been murdered and left in a dumpster outside Istanbul, Tequila Lei...
Nicola Sturgeon
May 25, 2019
This is the book I’m most looking forward to over the next few weeks. ⁦@Elif_Safak⁩ is one of my favourite contemporary writers and this is a brilliant review in @FT - “10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World - lush, rich, lucid”      source
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