Niki shares her top discoveries from the general fiction section.
A young African American girl grows up in 1970s Brooklyn. She had her friends believe they have brilliant futures ahead of them, but there is another Brooklyn, one where people can’t be trusted.
A tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, and, above all, of the destructive impact - and the creative power - of keeping secrets and telling lies.
The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. In this unfamiliar world, where everything and everyone can be perceived as a threat, the couple must quickly decide whom to trust.
Three anthropologists form an intellectual and romantic triangle in 1930’s New Guinea. Loosely based on the life of Margaret Mead this book deftly explores the beginning of modern anthropology and the impact on local communities.
Ingrid writes letters to her husband about their life together then disappears. Her daughter Flora starts asking questions, without realising that the answers she's looking for are hidden in the books that surround her.
A boy’s life takes four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four boys, who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Friendships and intellectual passions contrast.
Life isn't always like it appears in the movies. Can there be romance and happy endings, or will circumstances repeat through the generations? We follow Irene and her family through New Zealand in the1950s to the recent past.
The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents become and the shapes their lives take.
A literature professor tries to understand his mother’s life. From the suburban Midwest to New York City to the 1968 riots that rocked Chicago and beyond, The Nix explores the resilience of love and home, even in times of radical change.
The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. Book one of the outstanding Neapolitan Series.
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