The Hand That First Held Mine – Maggie O’Farrell

In this beautiful, poignant tale of motherhood, of the hidden connections between seemingly unconnected things, of the impermeance of our existence against the winds of time, she weaves a spell that lingers on long after you have finished the book. There are two parallel storyline. In the first, Lexie Sinclair has just moved to London … More The Hand That First Held Mine – Maggie O’Farrell

South of the Border, West of the Sun – Haruki Murakami

Hajime and Shimamoto become friends at the age of 12. Both are only children and find kindred spirits in each other’s loneliness and ‘differentness’ as compared to their peers. But this peaceful, almost idyllic friendship doesn’t last when Hajime moves with his family to a neighbourhood a bit further away, and the barely visible exploration … More South of the Border, West of the Sun – Haruki Murakami