I’m looking for love! Yes, I’d be excited to find a novel – a great love story where the odds are against the protagonists for whatever reason, or a love song to a beloved relation, animal, landscape. But I’m also looking for memoirs by people who never felt love, or who loved their home that they had to leave, or found true love in the detail of their profession. I want to read about the jealous love that brought about a murder, the love of a sibling that made life bearable, the love of a foreign country that would allow you to leave your dearest friends and family. I’d like to find books about the love that makes it possible to do the unthinkable and undoable.
I’m looking for books for the general reader, fiction and non-fiction and very occasionally children’s and YA – though Rachel Mann is the real expert in those.