Sample Saturday – peace, doctors and immigrants

Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.

Hello Goodbye by Emily Brewin

Why I have it: Read about it in an AWW historical fiction round-up.

Summary: 1968 – May discovers she’s pregnant; boyfriend Sam is awaiting draft orders for the war in Vietnam; May discovers the peace movement.

I’m thinking: No.

Some Tests by Wayne Macauley

Why I have it: Read a newspaper review.

Summary: Normally healthy Beth feels vaguely off-colour. A locum sends her for some tests. And then to another specialist, and another… But is anything wrong with her?

I’m thinking: Yes, thrillingly sinister.

The Year of Runaways by Sunjee Sahota

Why I have it: Not sure.

Summary: Thirteen young men live in a house in Sheffield, each in flight from India and in desperate search of a new life.

I’m thinking: No.

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7 responses

  1. Oh gosh, yes, do reconsider The Year of the Runaways. If Marlon James’s book hadn’t been on the same Booker Prize shortlist, it should have won, for sure (which is, in this case, a good thing.) So moving.

  2. The Year of the Runaways is worth it! I really enjoyed reading it, gave me insight into lives that I wouldn’t understand and I like stories that have characters with intertwining stories that don’t seem forced.

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