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Ms. Demeanor by Elinor Lipman

Ms. Demeanor

Elinor Lipman

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"From one of America's most beloved contemporary novelists, a delicious and witty story about love under house arrest Jane Morgan is a valued member of her law firm--or was, until a prudish neighbor, binoculars poised, observes her having sex on the roof of...

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After the fall by Charity Norman

After the fall

Charity Norman

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"In the quiet of a New Zealand Winter's night, a rescue helicopter is sent to airlift a five-year-old boy with severe internal injuries. At first his injuries look like a horrible accident. Only his mother knows the truth. And she isn't telling. Not yet. Maybe...

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People person by Candice Carty-Williams

People person

Candice Carty-Williams

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"Dimple Pennington knew of her half siblings, but she didn't really know them. Five people who don't have anything in common except for faint memories of being driven through Brixton in their dad's gold jeep, and some pretty complex abandonment issues. Dimple...

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Without a trace by Danielle Steel

Without a trace

Danielle Steel

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"Charles Vincent seems to have it all - a beautiful wife, two successful children, and a well-paying career. Yet happiness remains out of reach. He is trapped in a loveless marriage and his job is simply a paycheck. But his life changes forever one night as he...

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Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow

Gabrielle Zevin

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"A modern love story about two childhood friends, Sam, raised by an actress mother in LA's Koreatown, and Sadie, from the wealthy Jewish enclave of Beverly Hills, who reunite as adults to create video games, finding an intimacy in digital worlds that eludes...

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The lost ticket by Freya Sampson

The lost ticket

Freya Sampson

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"Strangers on a London bus unite to help an elderly man find his missed love connection in the heartwarming new novel from the acclaimed author of The Last Chance Library. When Libby Nicholls arrives in London, brokenhearted and with her life in tatters, the...

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The fortunes of jaded women by Carolyn Huynh

The fortunes of jaded women

Carolyn Huynh

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"For fans of Kevin Kwan, this sharp and tender debut follows a family of estranged Vietnamese women - cursed to never know love or happiness - as they reunite when a psychic makes a startling prediction. Everyone in Orange County's Little Saigon knew that the...

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Best of friends by Kamila Shamsie

Best of friends

Kamila Shamsie

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"Fourteen-year-old Maryam and Zahra have always been the best of friends, despite their different backgrounds. Maryam takes for granted that she will stay in Karachi and inherit the family business; while Zahra keeps her desires secret, and dreams of escaping...

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All the broken places by John Boyne

All the broken places

John Boyne

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"Ninety-one-year-old Gretel Fernsby has lived in the same well-to-do mansion block in London for decades. She lives a quiet, comfortable life, despite her deeply disturbing, dark past. She doesn't talk about her escape from Nazi Germany at age 12. She doesn't...

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Stella Maris by Cormac McCarthy

Stella Maris

Cormac McCarthy

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"The best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Road returns with the second volume of The Passenger series: Stella Maris is an intimate portrait of grief and longing, as a young woman in a psychiatric facility seeks to understand her own existence....

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Winter time by Laurence Fearnley

Winter time

Laurence Fearnley

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"Having returned to the Mackenzie Country to deal with the unexpected death of his brother, Roland has more than enough on his plate. He could do without the demands of a cantankerous neighbour, the complaints of his partner back in Australia and discovering...

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Return to Harikoa Bay by Owen Marshall

Return to Harikoa Bay

Owen Marshall

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"'Whenever I think of coming to punish my father, it's always in a strong wind, and that's blowing now as I drive up the long, unsealed track to the house and sheds.' So begins one of Owen Marshall’s superbly subversive stories. He offers up a wide range of...

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The Whittiers by Danielle Steel

The Whittiers

Danielle Steel

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"Connie and Preston Whittier raised their six children in a once grand mansion in the centre of New York's Manhattan. The children are now adults and have lives of their own, but the house remains the heart of the family and somewhere they all love to return,...

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Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Demon Copperhead

Barbara Kingsolver

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"Demon Copperhead: a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father's good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. Demon befriends us on this, his journey through the...

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Our missing hearts by Celeste Ng

Our missing hearts

Celeste Ng

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"Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner lives a quiet existence with his loving but broken father, a former linguist who now shelves books in Harvard's library. He knows not to ask too many questions, stand out too much, stray too far. For a decade, their lives have...

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The precious Jules by Shawn Nocher

The precious Jules

Shawn Nocher

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"After nearly two hundred years of housing retardants, as they were once known, the Beechwood Institute is closing the doors on its dark history, and the complicated task of reassigning residents has begun. Ella Jules, having arrived at Beechwood at the tender...

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Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley

Nightcrawling

Leila Mottley

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"A dazzling, unforgettable novel about a young Black woman who walks the streets of Oakland and stumbles headlong into the failure of its justice system--a debut that announces a blazingly original voice. Kiara Johnson and her brother Marcus are barely...

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New York Valentine by Carmen Reid

New York Valentine

Carmen Reid

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When Annie Valentine lands her dream job in the heart of fabulous Manhattan, it's a pinch me moment. She's finally made it to the city that never sleeps and will look a million dollars doing it! And this time, Annie is going to make it a family affair and take...

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A love to last a lifetime by Clare Swatman

A love to last a lifetime

Clare Swatman

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The one that she wants... Adam Bowers; handsome, funny and with the charm of a rock star, from the moment she laid eyes on him, teenage Erin was smitten. But first loves don't always last, and after a whirlwind romance, Erin and Adam go their separate ways....

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There's no place like home by Jane Lovering

There's no place like home

Jane Lovering

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Isabel, Izzy to her friends, has got nothing left to lose when she makes the bravest decision of her life. A month living under canvas on the Yorkshire Moors with five strangers wouldn't normally be her idea of a good time, even if there is prize money to be...

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Heading home to Lavender Cottage by Alison Sherlock

Heading home to Lavender Cottage

Alison Sherlock

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With nowhere else to go, Harriet Colgan has returned to the sleepy village of Cranfield to sell her beloved aunt and uncle's cottage, the only place she ever called home. When she arrives at Lavender Cottage, Harriet discovers plans to replace the beautiful...

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Healing hearts at Bumblebee Barn by Jessica Redland

Healing hearts at Bumblebee Barn

Jessica Redland

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Welcome to Bumblebee Barn, home to wonderful animals, stunning views and spectacular sunsets - and resident young farmer, Barney. While Barney loves his life at Bumblebee Barn - a farm that has been in his family for generations - he's struggling to find...

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We are the light by Matthew Quick

We are the light

Matthew Quick

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"Lucas Goodgame lives in Majestic, Pennsylvania, a quaint suburb that has been torn apart by a recent tragedy. Everyone in Majestic sees Lucas as a hero--everyone, that is, except Lucas himself. Insisting that his deceased wife, Darcy, visits him every night...

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The second Christmas by Marta Perry

The second Christmas

Marta Perry

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"When Leah Beiler pictured returning to Promise Glen, she imagined taking everything she learned from her aunt's business in Upstate New York and starting up a quaint herbal tea shop of her own. What she didn't expect was for Josiah Burkhalter to insist on...

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Auē by Becky Manawatu

Auē

Becky Manawatu

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(VERB) TO CRY, HOWL, GROAN, WAIL, BAWL. (INTERJECTION) EXPRESSION OF ASTONISHMENT OR DISTRESS. Taukiri was born into sorrow. Aue can be heard in the sound of the sea he loves and hates, and in the music he draws out of the guitar that was his dad's. It spills...

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All about Evie by Matson Taylor

All about Evie

Matson Taylor

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Ten years on from the events of THE MISEDUCATION OF EVIE EPWORTH, Evie is settled in London and working as a production assistant for the BBC. She has everything she ever dreamed of (a career, a leatherette briefcase, an Ossie Clark poncho) but, following an...

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The last chairlift by John Irving

The last chairlift

John Irving

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"In Aspen, Colorado, in 1941, Rachel Brewster is a slalom skier at the National Downhill and Slalom Championships. Little Ray, as she is called, finishes nowhere near the podium, but she manages to get pregnant. Back home, in New England, Little Ray becomes a...

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True biz by Sara Novic

True biz

Sara Novic

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"True biz (adj./exclamation; American Sign Language): really, seriously, definitely, real-talk ... True biz? The students at the River Valley School for the Deaf just want to hook up, pass their history finals, and have politicians, doctors, and their parents...

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Aphrodite's Island by Hilary Green

Aphrodite's Island

Hilary Green

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"In 1955, Cyprus is torn apart by EOKA and Adriadne's family is deeply involved, but her heart skips the divide on seeing the young officer, Stephen Allenby, when her house is searched by the British military. They have an affair, but when it becomes known, he...

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Devotion by Marco Missiroli

Devotion

Marco Missiroli

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"Carlo, a part-time professor of creative writing, and Margherita, an architect-turned-real estate-agent: a happily married couple in their mid-thirties, perfectly attuned to each other's restlessness. They are in love, but they also harbour desires that stray...

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The keeper of stories by Sally Page

The keeper of stories

Sally Page

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"Cleaner Janice knows that it is in people's stories that you really get to know them. From recently-widowed Fiona and her son Adam; to opera-singing Geordie; and the awful Mrs 'YeahYeahYeah' and her fox terrier, Decius, Janice has a unique insight into the...

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Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Queenie

Candice Carty-Williams

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"Queenie Jenkins can't cut a break. Well, apart from the one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That's definitely just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Then there's her boss who doesn't seem to see her and her Caribbean family who don't seem to...

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Our country friends by Gary Shteyngart

Our country friends

Gary Shteyngart

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"It's March 2020 and a calamity is unfolding. A group of friends and friends-of-friends gathers in a country house to wait out the pandemic. Over the next six months new friendships and romances will take hold, while old betrayals will emerge, forcing each...

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Three's a crowd by Simon Booker

Three's a crowd

Simon Booker

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"Out-of-work actor Harriet is recuperating from a crash-and-burn affair with Damian - aka 'Cockweasel' - and making ends meet as a barista when she meets two rather lovely men. Tom is a regular at the cafe and seems like such a nice guy. Smooth-talking DJ...

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Family secrets at the Inglenook Inn by Helen J. author. Rolfe

Family secrets at the Inglenook Inn

Helen J. author. Rolfe

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Welcome back to the Inglenook Inn, a cosy and welcoming place that instantly feels like home. Rupert has been the chef at the Inglenook Inn for years. He loves working at the boutique hotel, crafting exquisite meals and fantastic desserts for each and every...

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The golden oldies' book club by Judy Leigh

The golden oldies' book club

Judy Leigh

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Deep in the Somerset countryside, the Combe Pomeroy village library hosts a monthly book club. Ruth the librarian fears she's too old to find love, but a discussion about Lady Chatterley's Lover makes her think again. Aurora doesn't feel seventy-two and longs...

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Celebrity shopper by Carmen Reid

Celebrity shopper

Carmen Reid

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She's hit the big time... hasn't she? Personal shopper, Annie Valentine, is presenting her own popular TV fashion series. But despite this being Annie's dream job, success isn't all it's cracked up to be and suddenly Annie is feeling the pressure! Especially...

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Finding family at Seabreeze Farm by Jo Bartlett

Finding family at Seabreeze Farm

Jo Bartlett

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Freya Halliwell is looking forward to marrying the man of her dreams and starting their new life together. After the death of both of her parents, Ollie, along with Freya's aunt, are the only family she has, but all the family she needs. Until Freya discovers...

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The others by Mark Brandi

The others

Mark Brandi

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On his eleventh birthday, Jacob's father gives him a diary. To write in about things that happen. About what he and his father do on their farm. About the sheep, the crop, the fox and the dam. But Jacob knows some things should not be written down. Some things...

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Forever home by Graham Norton

Forever home

Graham Norton

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Carol is a divorced teacher living in a small town in Ireland. A second chance at love brings her unexpected connection and belonging. The new relationship sparks local speculation: what does a woman like her see in a man like that? What happened to the wife...

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The winners by Fredrik Backman

The winners

Fredrik Backman

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"The long-awaited conclusion to the beloved New York Times bestselling and 'engrossing' (People) Beartown series - which inspired an HBO series of the same name - follows the small hockey town's residents as they grapple with change, pain, hope, and...

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The passenger by Cormac McCarthy

The passenger

Cormac McCarthy

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"1980, PASS CHRISTIAN, MISSISSIPPI: It is three in the morning when Bobby Western zips the jacket of his wetsuit and plunges from the boat deck into darkness. His divelight illuminates the sunken jet, nine bodies still buckled in their seats, hair floating,...

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Lucy by the sea by Elizabeth Strout

Lucy by the sea

Elizabeth Strout

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"As a panicked world goes into lockdown, Lucy Barton is uprooted from her life in Manhattan and bundled away to a small town in Maine by her ex-husband and on-again, off-again friend, William. For the next several months, it's just Lucy, William, and their...

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Other birds by Sarah Addison Allen

Other birds

Sarah Addison Allen

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"Down a narrow alley in the small coastal town of Mallow Island, South Carolina, lies a stunning cobblestone building comprised of five apartments. It's called The Dellawisp and it is named after the tiny turquoise birds who inhabit the building, alongside the...

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The Italian ballerina by Kristy Cambron

The Italian ballerina

Kristy Cambron

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"Rome, 1943. With the fall of Italy's Fascist government and the Nazi regime occupying the streets of Rome, British ballerina Julia Bradbury is stranded and forced to take refuge at a hospital on Tiber Island. But when she learns of a deadly sickness that is...

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Without merit by Colleen Hoover

Without merit

Colleen Hoover

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"Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness. The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the...

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Let's not be friends by Phoebe MacLeod

Let's not be friends

Phoebe MacLeod

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City girl Sophie has married the prince (or landed gentry - close enough), moved to his pile (which is more accurate a description than she'd anticipated) and is set to live happily ever after - until she finds the other half of her perfect life in the stables...

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Just say yes by Maxine Morrey

Just say yes

Maxine Morrey

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Wedding planner Madeline lives in a picture-perfect thatched cottage, in a picture-perfect English country village. There's only one problem - dream cottages take a lot of work, and with a leaking roof, and not enough money to pay for it, what Maddie needs now...

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The winter dress by Lauren Chater

The winter dress

Lauren Chater

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"Two women separated by centuries but connected by one beautiful silk dress. Jo Baaker, a textiles historian and Dutch ex-pat is drawn back to the island where she was born to investigate the provenance of a 17th century silk dress. Retrieved by local divers...

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The guncle by Steven Rowley

The guncle

Steven Rowley

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"Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie and nephew, Grant. That is, he loves spending time with them when they come out to Palm Springs for weeklong visits, or when he heads home to Connecticut for the holidays. But...

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The improbable life of Ricky Bird by D. J. (Diane J.) Connell

The improbable life of Ricky Bird

D. J. (Diane J.) Connell

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"Ricky Bird loves making up stories for her little brother Ollie almost as much as she loves him. The imaginary worlds she creates are wild and whimsical places full of unlimited possibilities. Real life is another story. Ricky's father has abandoned them and...

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The work wife by Alison B. Hart

The work wife

Alison B. Hart

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"Three fierce women connected to a billionaire film mogul collide at a Hollywood party in this richly observed novel about female ambition, complicity, and privilege. Zanne Klein never planned to be a personal assistant to Hollywood royalty Ted and Holly...

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How not to drown in a glass of water by Angie Cruz

How not to drown in a glass of water

Angie Cruz

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"From the beloved author of Dominicana, a GMA Book Club Pick and Women's Prize Finalist, an electrifying and indelible new novel about a woman who has lost everything but the chance to finally tell her story. Write this down: Cara Romero wants to work. Cara...

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Mad honey by Jodi Picoult

Mad honey

Jodi Picoult

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"Olivia McAfee knows what it feels like to start over. Her picture-perfect life--living in Boston, married to a brilliant cardiothoracic surgeon, raising a beautiful son, Asher--was upended when her husband revealed a darker side. She never imagined she would...

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Happy endings at Mermaids Point by Sarah (Romance fiction writer) author. Bennett

Happy endings at Mermaids Point

Sarah (Romance fiction writer) author....

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Music sensation Aurora Storm finally has her career back on track, but then she's caught up in a media storm. Desperate to distract from the story, she enlists the one man she trusts to pretend to be her boyfriend. Meanwhile, in the small seaside village of...

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Fred and breakfast by Phoebe MacLeod

Fred and breakfast

Phoebe MacLeod

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Unable to move on from the tragic accident that killed her parents ten years ago, she's living each day as it comes. After all, what's the point of plans and dreams if one random event can rip them all from you? She's quite comfortable with her dead-end job...

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Snowflakes over Primrose Woods by Jill Steeples

Snowflakes over Primrose Woods

Jill Steeples

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Abbey Carter, her boyfriend Sam and their trusty canine companion Lady, relish living in the picturesque village of Wishwell at the edge of their beloved Primrose Woods. The woods and the country park are full of activity as the festive season approaches....

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The girl I used to be by Debbie Howells

The girl I used to be

Debbie Howells

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Anna and Will have been passing in and out of each other's lives since they were just kids. Now 20 years later, Anna is married - she has a lovely house, a step daughter in university and a husband with a good job. What she doesn't have is joy. When she runs...

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The Museum of Ordinary People by Mike Gayle

The Museum of Ordinary People

Mike Gayle

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Still reeling from the sudden death of her mother, Jess is about to do the hardest thing she's ever done: empty her childhood home so that it can be sold. But when in the process Jess stumbles across the mysterious Alex, together they become custodians of a...

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The tea ladies of St Jude's Hospital by Joanna Nell

The tea ladies of St Jude's Hospital

Joanna Nell

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The Marjorie Marshall Memorial Cafeteria has been serving refreshments and raising money at the hospital for over fifty years - long after anybody can remember who Marjorie Marshall actually was. Staffed by successive generations of dedicated volunteers, the...

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Larch Tree Lane by Anna Jacobs

Larch Tree Lane

Anna Jacobs

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In a village in Wiltshire, just off a busy road, Larch Tree Lane winds slowly up a low hill. Among the residents is Maggie Hatherall, full of life despite her advancing years, who worries what she is going to do with her two-hundred-year-old home. Lucia Grey...

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The good servant by Fern Britton

The good servant

Fern Britton

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1932, Dunfermline, Scotland. Marion Crawford, a bright and ambitious young teacher, is ready to make her mark on the world. Until a twist of fate changes the course of her life forever... 1936, Windsor Castle. At first this ordinary woman is in a new world,...

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The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck

The grapes of wrath

John Steinbeck

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"Shocking and controversial when it was first published in 1939, Steinbeck's Pulitzer prize-winning epic remains his undisputed masterpiece. Set against the background of dust bowl Oklahoma and Californian migrant life, it tells of the Joad family, who, like...

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How to loiter in a turf war by author Coco Solid (Musician)

How to loiter in a turf war

author Coco Solid (Musician)

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"A genre-bending work of autobiographical fiction from one of Aotearoa's fiercest and most versatile artists. Like nothing you've read before, How to Loiter in a Turf War is a lucid, genre-bending, cinematic work of autobiographical fiction. From one of...

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The Leonard Girls by Deborah Challinor

The Leonard Girls

Deborah Challinor

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"In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam war, nurse Rowie Leonard is serving a 12-month tour of duty. She supports the war and is committed to caring for wounded New Zealand and Australian troops. After a few months, however, she realises that nothing at all...

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Double booked by Lily Lindon

Double booked

Lily Lindon

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"Georgina is a sensible 26-year-old with a routine: schedule dates with long-term boyfriend, teach piano to inept children, and repeat until dead. Perfect. But when one night she deviates from her usual timetable and sees the indie lesbian pop band Phase,...

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The songmaster by Di Morrissey

The songmaster

Di Morrissey

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"In Melbourne, a baby girl is found abandoned in the Victorian Art Gallery. She is wrapped in a shawl decorated with a motif that links her to ancient rock paintings in the Kimberley ... In Los Angeles, a movie producer's dying daughter is haunted by...

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The high notes by Danielle Steel

The high notes

Danielle Steel

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"Iris Cooper has been singing ever since she can remember, hitting the high notes like no one else. When she is twelve, her father convinces the owner of a bar in Lake City, Texas, to let her perform, and she stuns the audience. In the ensuing years, never...

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Violeta by Isabel Allende

Violeta

Isabel Allende

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"Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first girl in a family with five boisterous sons. From the start, her life is marked by extraordinary events, for the ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on...

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The last dress from Paris by Jade Beer

The last dress from Paris

Jade Beer

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"London, 2017. There's no one Lucille adores more than her grandmother. So when her beloved Granny Sylvie asks for Lucille's assistance with a small matter, she's happy to help. The next thing she knows, Lucille is on a train to Paris, tasked with retrieving a...

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Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour

Yerba Buena

Nina LaCour

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"When Sara Foster runs away from home at sixteen, she leaves behind the girl she once was, capable of trust and intimacy. Years later, in Los Angeles, she is a sought-after bartender, renowned as much for her brilliant cocktails as for the mystery that clings...

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The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

The Paper Palace

Miranda Cowley Heller

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"It is a perfect August morning, and Elle, a fifty-year-old happily married mother of three, awakens at 'The Paper Palace' - the family summer place which she has visited every summer of her life. But this morning is different, because last night Elle and her...

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Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks

Dreamland

Nicholas Sparks

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"Colby Mills once felt destined for a musical career, until tragedy grounded his aspirations. Now the head of a small family farm in North Carolina, he spontaneously takes a gig playing at a bar in St. Pete Beach, Florida, seeking a rare break from his duties...

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