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From war to economic collapse, the events of the twentieth century all leave their mark upon the house and the people who call it home. Meanwhile, a few meters away, another creature lives. And beneath them all, the planet moves to its own time.
Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
An extraordinary story of love and hope from the Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Nadia and Saeed are two ordinary young people, attempting to do an extraordinary thing - to fall in love - in a world turned upside down.
Anna accompanies her father to see Dexter Styles, a man crucial to the survival of her family. Years later, her father has disappeared. At a nightclub, she chances to meet Styles again and begins to understand the reasons he might have vanished.
From a seed of historical truth, the grief of President Abraham Lincoln at the tragic death of his young son, Saunders spins an unforgettable story that breaks free of realism to enter a thrilling, supernatural domain both hilarious and terrifying.
At once an aching love story and a decisive remonstration. It is told in a whisper, in a shout, through tears and sometimes with a laugh. Its heroes are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, mended by love and hope.
Cyril Avery is adrift in the world, anchored only by his friendship with the glamourous Julian. He will spend a lifetime coming to know himself, where he came from and will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country and much more.
Two ambitious young musicians are drawn into the dark underworld of blues-record collecting while navigating the fallout of a scam involving one's claim that a viral video of an unknown singer is a long-lost recording of a famous blues musician.
Peter Guillam is living out his old age on the family farmstead when his old British Secret Service summons him to London. Intelligence operations, once the toast of London, are to be scrutinized by a generation with no memory of the Cold War.
Lucy Barton, a successful New York writer, imagines the lives of the people that she remembers from her hometown. And the people who may have remembered her. For don’t we all hope to be remembered? Or to think that we have been important to someone.
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