Books reviewed by Claire McAlpine at BookBrowse.

Claire McAlpine
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Originally from New Zealand, Claire lives in Aix-en-Provence, teaching English at the Université d'Aix Marseille and working as a professional Aromatherapist. She has written reviews for The Guardian and FWSA (Feminist and Women’s Studies Association) and writes regularly at Word by Word.

Claire likes to read cross cultural fiction and non-fiction, works that take us out of our own cultural experience into another, or that give us an alternative perspective on how we appear to the outsider. A third of the books she reads are translated. Raised on a 1600 acre sheep farm that was a location for The Lord of the Rings, she appreciates a hint of magic realism, nature writing and memoir. You can find her at clairemca.wordpress.com and flairesse.com

Books reviewed by Claire McAlpine

Salt Houses (05/17/17)
The Dry (02/01/17)
The Ballroom (10/19/16)
Barkskins (07/13/16)
Paint Your Wife (04/20/16)

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