Advance proof copies of Attica Locke's new book, Bluebird Bluebird


We’re very excited to have three sets for reading groups to give away of Bluebird Bluebird, the new novel by Orange Prize shortlisted author Attica Locke.

Bluebird Bluebird is the start of a new series set along Highway 59 in Texas. A black cop working for the Texas Rangers is on what could be his last case, figuring out the connection between two victims whose bodies are pulled from the bayou a couple of days apart. One is a young white woman, the other an adult black man. As fear and paranoia spreads through the residents of the small town, Darren starts asking some uncomfortable questions.

About the author

Attica Locke is an award-winning writer, and screenwriter for the Fox / E4 show Empire. Bluebird Bluebird is a superb detective story that will make you think, and offers lots to talk about.

Closing date: 14 July


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Summer 2018 Booklist

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Meet the Newcastle City Library Poetry Group

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