Auckland Libraries: Top 10 fiction

Top 10 fiction

The top 10 fiction titles, curated by our librarians for the Auckland Libraries Top 100 list.

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The porpoise

Mark Haddon

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The sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father. When a suitor visits, he understands far more than he should. Forced to run for his life, he escapes aboard The Porpoise, an assassin on his tai...

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A thousand ships

Natalie 1974- author Haynes

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In the middle of the night, Creusa wakes to find her beloved Troy engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of brutal conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over, and the Greeks are victorious.

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The other Americans

Laila Lalami

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Late one spring night, Driss Guerraoui, a Moroccan immigrant in California, is walking across a dark intersection when he is killed by a speeding car. Driss's family is forced to confront its secrets, a town faces its hypocrisies and love is born.

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Cilka's journey

Heather (Screenwriter) Morris

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Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. In a Siberian prison camp, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love.

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Sweet sorrow

David Nicholls

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One life-changing summer Charlie meets Fran... He's failed his exams and at home he is looking after his father. Then Fran Fisher bursts into his life and despite himself, Charlie begins to hope. But if Charlie wants to be with Fran - he must join the...

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Black leopard red wolf

Marlon James

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Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter - and he always works alone. But when he is engaged to find a child who disappeared three years ago, he must break his own rules, joining a group of eight very different mercenaries working together...

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The cockroach

Ian McEwan

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Jim Sams has undergone a metamorphosis. In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain - and it is his mission to carry out the will of the people.

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We cast a shadow

Maurice Carlos Ruffin

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In a near-future Southern city, everyone is talking about a new experimental medical procedure that boasts unprecedented success rates. In a society plagued by racism, segregation, and private prisons, this operation turns people white.

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The man who saw everything

Deborah Levy

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It is 1988 and Saul Adler, a narcissistic young historian, has been invited to Communist East Berlin to do research; in exchange, he must publish a favorable essay about the German Democratic Republic.

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Loving Sylvie

Elizabeth Smither

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A sensual, witty novel that cleverly weaves in the stories of three generations of women: Sylvie, her mother Madeleine and grandmother Isobel, focusing most strongly on the relationship between grandmother and granddaughter.

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