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Read mor… on the edge

Take a bold step with these gripping reads chosen by other site users. To suggest a book that took you to the edge of your seat – or your boundaries – click here.

Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton

Status Anxiety

By Alain de Botton

Where do our worries about status come from and what, if anything, can we do to reduce them? These are the questions popular philosopher Alain de Botton asks in his latest book.

The Crazed by Jin Ha

The Crazed

By Jin Ha

Professor Yang is recovering from a stroke and begins to denounce family, colleagues and the system. Crazed ramblings or the truth? Either way, no-one is safe in post-Tiananmen China. A beautifully written portrait of modern China for anyone who’s always wanted to go.

The Distant Land of My Father by Bo Caldwell

The Distant Land of My Father

By Bo Caldwell

A first novel that spans over 70 years and focuses on the love/hate relationship between a father and a daughter. This one’s so vivid – particularly on the descriptions of life in Shanghai – that it’s difficult to believe it’s not autobiography.

Beyond the comfort zone

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