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How do we find the quiet books?

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Monday, November 19, 2012,
'To own a certain book, and to choose it without help, is to define yourself.'
Julian Barnes


When browsing through a bookshop or library, we are often reluctant to stake our time and money on an unknown author. It feels safer to opt for the novel that has had attention in the media - either through reviews, author interviews or a billboard picture or two. But, as we all know, not all highly hyped novels turn out to be wonderful reads, and not all unhyped novels are worthless.
So how do we discov...
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