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Salt to the Sea by Namita
Set amidst the backdrop of the Second World War, ‘The Salt to the Sea’ follows the story of four individuals who are entangled in a web of lies, d . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Keya
I love this book! It shows you the life of Emilia with the help of Florian and Joanna. She is just a character that consumes you; you learn nearly e . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Dinuli
A bit gruesome at some points but lovely all the same. . . .
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Railhead by Stephanie Madonald
I really liked this one! Something different-the author has an amazing imagination. . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Bianca
Salt to the Sea is a greatly moving story, about four characters deep in the midst of World War II. It is a tale of loss, tragedy and secrecy, a novel . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Bianca
The Bone Sparrow was the first book I read in this year's carnegie, and even though I've now read four more, it still remains my favourite, tied with . . .
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Railhead by Bianca
Railhead is a complicated book in the sense of characters, but in the way the book is written, it is not very challenging at all. It certainly is a ve . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Helen
I must admit, I found this book hard to get into at first. The narrator of most of the chapters, Alice, doesn't use any capital letters and her writi . . .
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Would you like a main character to be...

Creative, like Alice (The Stars...)
Ultimately selfless, like Zen (Railhead)
Brave, like Emilia (Salt to the Sea)
Curious, like Subhi (The Bone Sparrow)
Reserved, like Alyce (The Smell...)
Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author: Tanya Landman
Winning Year: 2015

Charley, a young African-American slave from the Deep South, is freed at the end of the American Civil War. However her freedom is met with tragedy after her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob, and Charley finds herself alone wi