Sunday, 22 August 2010



* The Long Song (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010) by Andrea Levy. The latest title from the author of prize-winning Small Island

* Eat Pray Love (Penguin Non-Classics, 2010) by Elizabeth Gilbert. Now a major motion picture, the memoir follows a woman who quits the rat race and searches for self in India, Indonesia and Italy.

* Dog Heart (Peepal Tree Press, 2010) by Diana McCaulay. An inner-city youth encounters well meaning uptown woman who tries to change his life in this new award-winning triumph.

* The Alchemist (HarperCollins, 2006) by Paulo Coelho. A classic book of life lessons from the South American author.

* The Last Warner Woman (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2010) by Andrew ‘Kei’ Miller. A woman born in a leper colony becomes a ‘warner’ woman and migrates to England. Bookophilia’s recommended summer read.


* Keep on Pushing (Waterhouse Publishing, 2010) by Devon Harris. The three-time Olympian and corporate motivational speaker outlines strategies for success.

* The Dead Yard (Faber and Faber, 2009) by Ian Thomson. Winner of the 2010 Ondaatje Prize in the UK, it reveals the gritty realities of modern Jamaica.

* A Light Song of Light (Carcanet Press, 2010) by Andrew ‘Kei’ Miller. The latest poetry collection from the 2010 recipient of a Silver Musgrave Medal.

* Nyam Jamaica (Parkinson, 2008) by Rosemary Parkinson, with contributors Norma Shirley and Cookie Kinkead. A mouth-watering travelogue and gastronomical tour of Jamaica.

* The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Free Press, 2004) by Steven Covey. A business and personal development classic.

(Lists compiled in partnership with the staff of Bookophilia, 92 Hope Road, St. Andrew)

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