fiction

Travelling in the Dark

Travelling in the Dark

I received this book as an Advance Reader Copy from Fairlight Books via NetGalley. On the surface, Travelling in the Dark by Emma Timpany is a story about a young woman named Sarah travelling back to her home in New Zealand for the first time with her son after years of estrangement from family and the end of her rocky marriage. The narrative is engaging, and the author’s choice to alternate the narrative between past and present with each chapter…

Bottled Goods

Bottled Goods

I received this book as an Advance Reader Copy from Fairlight Books via NetGalley. I was intrigued by the premise of this book: a tale that follows Alina as she grows up in communist Romania and tries to make a life for herself. I enjoy historical fiction, and I have not read much set in Eastern Europe. I was ready to be immersed in a unique plot and different setting. What I was not ready for was the impact that…