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Madeleine Feeny

Books

Animal by Lisa Taddeo review

The first novel from the Three Women writer is psychologically astute but not as impactful as her non-fiction bestseller

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Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid review

Imagine Blue Water High and Selling Sunset had a lovechild, or Jackie Collins rewrote The O.C, combined with propulsive storytelling - and you’ll get an inkling of this family saga’s escapist magic, says Madeleine Feeny

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The Baby is Mine by Oyinkan Braithwaite review: comic domestic noir

This satirical reimagining of a bible story set in modern Nigeria is part drama, part thriller and part comic domestic noir, says Madeleine Feeny

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Fragile Monsters by Catherine Menon review

Superstition and science, the past and present, and truth and lies all collide in this propulsive, multigenerational story set in Malaysia, says Madeleine Feeny

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Acts of Desperation by Megan Nolan review

Madeleine Feeny enjoys this millennial novel, which is as ruthlessly navel-gazing as Karl Ove Knausgaard’s finest auto-fiction

Culture

The Panic Years by Nell Frizzell review

This important, well-intentioned book about the difficulties of modern motherhood fizzes with good ideas, but may come over as insensitive to women staring over the so-called fertility ‘cliff edge’, says Madeleine Feeny 

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Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters review: bold and timely

This is an exuberant novel of ideas, desire and life’s messy ironies