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General fiction new titles

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Want to try something new? Here's a good mix of the most recent general fiction titles in book, large print or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Ache by Eliza Henry-Jones

Ache

Eliza Henry-Jones

Audio CD

"A year ago, a devastating bushfire ripped Annie's world apart - killing her grandmother, traumatising her young daughter and leaving her mother's home in the mountains half destroyed. Annie fled back to the city, but the mountain continues to haunt her....

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How to be second best by Jessica Dettmann

How to be second best

Jessica Dettmann

Audio CD

"Going from one child to two is never all that easy for a family, but when Emma's husband simultaneously fathers a third child three doors up the street, things get very tricky, very fast. No longer is it enough for Emma to be the best wife and mother...

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We hope for better things  by Erin Bartels

We hope for better things

Erin Bartels

Book

"When Detroit Free Press reporter Elizabeth Balsam meets James Rich, his strange request--that she look up a relative she didn't know she had in order to deliver an old camera and a box of photos--seems like it isn't worth her time. But when she loses...

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Little culinary triumphs  by Pascale Pujol

Little culinary triumphs

Pascale Pujol

Book

"Made famous by artists, writers, and bon vivants of every ilk, Montmartre has been the stomping ground for bohemian celebrities through the ages and a neighborhood synonymous with transgression and innovation. Today, it is a bustling multiethnic nei...

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Hear our defeats  by Laurent. author. Gaudé

Hear our defeats

Laurent. author. Gaudé

Book

"A French intelligence officer, Assem, is tasked with tracking down a former member of the U.S. Special Forces suspected of drug trafficking during the War in Afghanistan. En route to Beirut he shares a night with Miriam, an Iraqi archaeologist, who is...

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The Martin chronicles  by John Fried

The Martin chronicles

John Fried

Book

"A powerful and heartfelt novel that follows one boy as he grows up in 1980s Manhattan, bringing the magic of first experiences and the brutal truth of hard lessons to life on the page. In sixth grade, eleven-year-old Martin Kelso's world starts to c...

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Mouthful of birds  by Samanta Schweblin

Mouthful of birds

Samanta Schweblin

Book

"In the tradition of Raymond Carver and Flannery O'Connor, Schweblin's stories move on the boundary between the real and the fantastic. This selection, chosen by the author, is an indispensible piece of contemporary Argentine literature."--Provided b...

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The Pledge  by Chris Davies Curtis

The Pledge

Chris Davies Curtis

Book

"Sally, Hine and Tina meet for the first time as trainee nurses in a large English hospital. As they take the Nightingale Pledge, little do they realise they will also make a pledge of friendship which will last the rest of their lives. At first Sally,...

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The fragments by Toni Jordan

The fragments

Toni Jordan

Audio CD

"Inga Karlson died in a fire in New York in the 1930s, leaving behind three things: a phenomenally successful first novel, the scorched fragments of a second book, and a literary mystery that has captivated generations of readers. Nearly 50 years lat...

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The last summer of Ada Bloom by Martine Murray

The last summer of Ada Bloom

Martine Murray

Audio CD

"In a small country town during one long, hot summer, the Bloom family begins to unravel. Marital secrets, new and long-hidden, surface-with devastating effect. Martha is straining against the confines of her life, lost in regret for what might have been,...

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Some tests by Wayne Macauley

Some tests

Wayne Macauley

Audio CD

It begins with the normally healthy Beth - aged-care worker, wife of David, mother of Lettie and Gem - feeling vaguely off-colour. A locum sends her to Dr Yi for some tests. 'There are a few things here that aren't quite right,' says Dr Yi, 'and sometimes...

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The restorer by Michael Sala

The restorer

Michael Sala

Audio CD

After a year apart, Maryanne returns to her husband, Roy, bringing their eight-year-old son Daniel and his teenage sister Freya with her. The family move from Sydney to Newcastle, where Roy has bought a derelict house on the coast. As Roy painstakingly...

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The necessary angel by C. K. (Christian Karlson) Stead

The necessary angel

C. K. (Christian Karlson) Stead

Audio CD

Max Jackson, a New Zealander living and lecturing in Paris, has a complicated arrangement with his estranged French wife, Louise. In love with his younger Sorbonne colleague Sylvie, he finds himself entangled with Helen, a troubled young English student....

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The hidden room by Stella Duffy

The hidden room

Stella Duffy

Audio CD

Life is good for Laurie and Martha. They have three great kids, a much-loved home in the countryside, and Laurie's career as an architect is finally taking off. Everything's perfect... except it isn't. Someone is about to walk into their happy family...

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The cotton lass and other stories by Anna Jacobs

The cotton lass and other stories

Anna Jacobs

Audio CD

This collection of stand-alone short stories is a treat for new readers and dedicated fans alike. In each of these seventeen stories, an ordinary person takes on an extraordinary journey to a new life, discovering facets and strengths they never knew...

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Outback treasure by Noelene Jenkinson

Outback treasure

Noelene Jenkinson

Audio CD

Wrongly disgraced and her career left in tatters, palaeontologist Darcy Manning embarks on a mission to expose the fossil smuggling syndicate responsible, to clear her name and reputation. But how will she resist alluring country boy and fellow fossi...

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Every breath by Nicholas Sparks

Every breath

Nicholas Sparks

Audio CD

Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. After six years with her boyfriend, she is no longer sure what she wants, and when her father becomes ill she heads to her family's cottage at Sunset Beach in North Carolina to make some difficult decisions. Tru Walls...

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A keeper by Graham Norton

A keeper

Graham Norton

Audio CD

Elizabeth Keane returns to Ireland after her mother's death, intent only on wrapping up that dismal part of her life. There is nothing here for her; she wonders if there ever was. The house of her childhood is stuffed full of useless things, her moth...

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The next person you meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

The next person you meet in Heaven

Mitch Albom

Audio CD

The accident that killed Eddie left an indelible mark on Annie. It took her left hand, which needed to be surgically reattached. Injured, scarred, and unable to remember why, Annie's life is forever changed by a guilt-ravaged mother who whisks her away...

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Girl in red velvet by Margaret James

Girl in red velvet

Margaret James

Audio CD

It's the 1960s and Lily Denham is about to begin her studies at Oxford University. On her first day she meets Harry Gale and Max Farley, two fellow undergraduates who are both full of mischievous charm. The three of them become firm friends and enjoy...

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The Saturday girls by Elizabeth Woodcraft

The Saturday girls

Elizabeth Woodcraft

Audio CD

It's 1964. England has shaken off its post-war gloom and the world is full of possibilities. Best friends Sandra and Linda live on a housing estate in Essex. They are aspiring mods: they have the music, the coffee bar and Ready Steady Go! on a Friday...

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Winter in paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

Winter in paradise

Elin Hilderbrand

Audio CD

Irene Steele's idyllic life is rocked by a late-night phone call that brings news of her husband's sudden death. Even in the midst of her crippling grief, Irene cannot get one question out of her head: why was his body found on St. John, a tropical C...

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You found me by Virginia Macgregor

You found me

Virginia Macgregor

Audio CD

One summer morning, Isabel and her eleven-year-old daughter River encounter a rain-soaked man sitting alone on a bench in Regents' Park. They ask him if he's okay. But he doesn't know. He doesn't know the answer to any of their questions - not even his...

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I see through you by Daisy McNally

I see through you

Daisy McNally

Audio CD

Skye has finally met someone she can trust. A holiday romance, of all things. But you know when something real comes along, when it's meant to be. Don't you? A week after returning home, Johnny has disappeared. He hasn't called or returned her messages....

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Daisy's vintage Cornish camper van by Ali McNamara

Daisy's vintage Cornish camper van

Ali McNamara

Audio CD

When Ana inherits a broken-down camper van from her best friend, she takes the chance for a quick trip to Cornwall for some sea air and fish and chips on the beach. But St Felix has bigger plans for Ana. She discovers a series of unsent postcards, dating...

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Betsy & Lilibet by Sophie Duffy

Betsy & Lilibet

Sophie Duffy

Audio CD

London, 1926. Two baby girls are born just hours and miles apart. One you know as the Queen of England, but what of the other girl - the daughter of an undertaker named in her honour? Betsy Sunshine grows up surrounded by death in war-torn London, watching...

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What falls between the cracks by Robert Scragg

What falls between the cracks

Robert Scragg

Audio CD

When a severed hand is found in an abandoned flat, Detective Jake Porter and his partner Nick Styles are able to DNA match the limb to the owner, Natasha Barclay, who has not been seen in decades. But why has no one been looking for her? It seems tha...

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Christmas at Strand House  by Linda Mitchelmore

Christmas at Strand House

Linda Mitchelmore

Book

"When Lissy inherits her late godmother's seaside villa, Strand House, she decides to turn her life upside-down and move to the seaside. It couldn't have come at a more perfect time for Lissy, so when she realizes that her best friends, Janey, Bobbie...

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Three decades of stories  by Patrick Gale

Three decades of stories

Patrick Gale

Book

"THREE DECADES OF STORIES is a unique collection of Patrick Gale's two volumes of dark, moving, often witty and eccentric stories, GENTLEMAN'S RELISH and DANGEROUS PLEASURES. It also includes the acclaimed long story, CAESAR'S WIFE. Ranging from a lo...

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Attend  by West Camel

Attend

West Camel

Book

"When Sam falls in love with Deptford thug Derek, and Anne's best friend Kathleen takes her own life, they discover they are linked not just by a world of drugs and revenge; they also share the friendship of the uncanny and enigmatic Deborah. Seamst...

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Our life in a day  by Jamie Fewery

Our life in a day

Jamie Fewery

Book

"Our Life in a Day is a breathtaking, ten-year love story told in twenty-four individual hours. The rules are simple. Choose the most significant moments from your relationship - one for each hour in the day. You'd probably pick when you first met, right?...

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Silver in the sun  by Tony (Anthony David) author. Parsons

Silver in the sun

Tony (Anthony David) author. Parson...

Book

"When Ian Richardson inherits Kanimbla, the biggest sheep property in the Murrawee district, everyone expects him to sell up, take the money and run - especially when they learn of his long-term plan to study medicine. But Ian quickly proves himself to...

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The poppy field  by Deborah Carr

The poppy field

Deborah Carr

Book

"Young nurse, Gemma, is struggling with the traumas she has witnessed through her job in the NHS. Needing to escape from it all, Gemma agrees to help renovate a rundown farmhouse in Doullens, France, a town near the Somme. There, in a boarded-up cupb...

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More than a feeling  by Cate Woods

More than a feeling

Cate Woods

Book

"In her twenties, Annie Taylor was sorted: she had her dream job, an amazing social life and was happily single. She had bags of confidence and played up her likeness to a young Barbra Streisand in turbans and winged eyeliner. Annie knew exactly who she...

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Turning point  by Danielle Steel

Turning point

Danielle Steel

Book

"Bill Browning heads the trauma unit at San Francisco's busiest emergency room, SF General. With his ex-wife and daughters in London, he immerses himself in his work and lives for rare visits with his children. A rising star at her teaching hospital,...

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Closer  by K. L. Slater

Closer

K. L. Slater

Book

"I know my daughter better than I know myself and if there's one thing I know for sure at this moment: It's that Maisie is not ok. My ex-husband Shaun and I are still friends. But now Shaun has moved in with Joanne and suddenly, Maisie has a brand new...

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Hollow  by Owen Egerton

Hollow

Owen Egerton

Book

"When Oliver Bonds loses his toddler son and undergoes intense legal scrutiny over his involvement, grief engulfs him completely. His life is upended, costing Oliver his wife, home, and faith. Three years after his son's death, Oliver lives in a shack...

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Late air  by Jaclyn Gilbert

Late air

Jaclyn Gilbert

Book

"Murray has always known how to suppress his pain. In the shadows of a predawn run, a man tries to escape what he can't control: his failed marriage. Grief. Even his own weakness. Murray is a college running coach insistent on his relentless training...

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The shelter of neighbours  by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

The shelter of neighbours

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

Book

"A collection of short stories from celebrated author Éilís Ní Dhuibhne."--Publisher's description.

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How to be second best  by Jessica Dettmann

How to be second best

Jessica Dettmann

Book

"Going from one child to two is never all that easy for a family, but when Emma's husband simultaneously fathers a third child three doors up the street, things get very tricky, very fast. No longer is it enough for Emma to be the best wife and mother...

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Something worth saving  by Sandi Ward

Something worth saving

Sandi Ward

Book

"A boy and his cat. It's an unconventional friendship, perhaps, but for Charlie and Lily, it works beautifully. It was Charlie who chose Lily from among all the cats in the shelter. He didn't frown, the way other humans did, when he saw her injured back...

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Among the lost  by Emiliano Monge

Among the lost

Emiliano Monge

Book

"In the desolate wastelands between the sierra and the jungle, under an all-seeing, unforgiving sun, a single day unfolds as relentlessly as those that have gone before. People are trafficked and brutalised, illegal migrants are cheated of their money,...

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A sister's survival  by Cydney Rax

A sister's survival

Cydney Rax

Book

"To keep their family ties strong, the five Reeves sisters meet regularly to give each other a reality check. But explosive family secrets begin to pour out like molten lava, and forever change all they treasure most . . . After a shattering revelati...

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The returning tide by Liz Fenwick

The returning tide

Liz Fenwick

Large Print

"In the midst of the war, as Cornwall prepares for potential invasion, two sisters, Amelia and Adele, find the influx of American GIs a welcome distraction from the grim realities of life. But on a heady night of celebration, a betrayal is committed that...

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Five years from now by Paige Toon

Five years from now

Paige Toon

Large Print

"Vian and Nell are thrown together at the age of five when Vian's mother and Nell's father fall in love. At first wary of each other, they soon become the best of friends. But five years later, they are torn apart and Vian moves to the other side of the...

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The great unexpected by Dan Mooney

The great unexpected

Dan Mooney

Large Print

"Joel lives in a nursing home and he's not one bit happy about it. He doesn't like being told when to eat, when to sleep, when to take his pills. In fact, he doesn't like living at all, and he's decided he's going to end his life on his terms. When he...

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Believe in me by Susan Lewis

Believe in me

Susan Lewis

Large Print

"Leanne and her teenage daughter Abby have recently been forced to move from London back to Kesterley-on-Sea, to Ash Morley Farm where Leanne grew up. Leanne's husband Jack, Abby's father, killed himself over a year ago, and the pair are still reeling...

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Delicate edible birds  by Lauren Groff

Delicate edible birds

Lauren Groff

Book

"includes nine stories of vastly different styles and structures. "L. De Bard and Aliette" recreates the tale of Abelard and Heloise in New York during the 1918 flu epidemic; "Lucky Chow Fun" returns to Templeton, the setting of Groff's debut novel, for...

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The last good chance  by Tom Barbash

The last good chance

Tom Barbash

Book

"In this captivating first novel, a young man's plan to revitalize his hometown leads four of its inhabitants down alternating paths of desire and deceit. When the charismatic Jack Lambeau returns to his hometown along Lake Ontario with an eye toward...

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The river widow  by Ann Howard Creel

The river widow

Ann Howard Creel

Book

"From the author of The Whiskey Sea comes a stirring novel of a young woman's survival and liberation during the Great Depression. On a rain-drenched night in January 1937, the rising floodwaters of the Ohio River encroach on the tobacco farm Adah ...

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At dusk  by Sŏg-yŏng Hwang

At dusk

Sŏg-yŏng Hwang

Book

"In the evening of his life, a wealthy man begins to wonder if he might have missed the point. Park Minwoo is a success story. Born into poverty in a miserable neighbourhood of Seoul, he has ridden the wave of development in his country. Now the director...

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The teacher's bride  by Kathleen Fuller

The teacher's bride

Kathleen Fuller

Book

"Christian Ropp moves to Birch Creek to accept a teaching position in the rapidly growing Amish community. He's determined to put the school in order as well as check another task off his list: finding a wife. When an accident puts Christian out of c...

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Love songs for a lost continent  by Anita Felicelli

Love songs for a lost continent

Anita Felicelli

Book

"From the glittering heat of India to the palm-lined streets of Silicon Valley, the backwoods of Kentucky to the vanilla-bean fields of Madagascar, immigrants, daughters, and lovers explore what it means to lose and to love, to continually reinvent o...

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Turtles in the road  by Rhonda Rhea

Turtles in the road

Rhonda Rhea

Book

"Sometimes a detour takes you exactly where you need to be. Piper Cope was so sure the Lord called her to be a pastor's wife. So when her pastor/fiancé breaks it off, she's every kind of puzzled. Does God even have a purpose for her anymore? On the r...

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One way ticket to Paris  by Emma Robinson

One way ticket to Paris

Emma Robinson

Book

When I was a kid and I'd lost something, my dad always said 'Go back to the place you last had it'. The problem is that what I've lost is... me. Kate loves her family more than anything, but recently she has started to feel invisible. Lying awake at...

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The April 3rd incident  by Hua Yu

The April 3rd incident

Hua Yu

Book

"Stories previously published in different magazines in Chinese, but never as a collection" --

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North of dawn  by Nuruddin Farah

North of dawn

Nuruddin Farah

Book

"For decades, Gacalo and Mugdi have lived in Oslo, where they've led a peaceful, largely assimilated life and raised two children. Their beloved son, Dhaqaneh, however, driven by feelings of alienation to jihadism in Somalia, kills himself in a suicide...

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Finding Sgt. Kent  by Raymond Hutson

Finding Sgt. Kent

Raymond Hutson

Book

"When U.S. Army sniper Robert Kent retires at the age of 36, he returns to a civilian culture filled with hostile, petty people living in a virtual world who don't realize how fragile their lives are. As he struggles to find out where he belongs, his...

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Bigfoots in paradise  by Doug Lawson

Bigfoots in paradise

Doug Lawson

Book

"Beauty and terror collide in Doug Lawson's Bigfoots in Paradise, a wild new collection of stories set largely in and around Santa Cruz, California and the surrounding mountains. It's a land tucked between Silicon Valley and the Pacific Ocean, one th...

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Come with me  by Helen Schulman

Come with me

Helen Schulman

Book

"A PR person for a tech start-up, Amy Reed works for her college roommate's son in Palo Alto, California. Donny is a junior at Stanford; his play for fortune is an algorithm that may allow people access to their "multiverses"-- all the planes on which...

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The houseguest and other stories  by Amparo Dávila

The houseguest and other stories

Amparo Dávila

Book

"Like those of Kafka or Poe, Amparo Davila's stories are masterful, terrifying, and mesmerizing - you'll finish reading each story gasping for air. With acute psychological insight, Davila follows her characters to the limits of desire, paranoia, ins...

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Yellow stonefly  by Tim Poland

Yellow stonefly

Tim Poland

Book

"In her day job as a nurse, Sandy Holston cares for the elderly and the sick, even as she is haunted by her own questionable past and the deaths that marked it. Her true self resides among the mountain trout streams of her Appalachian home, where she...

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Revolution Sunday  by Wendy Guerra

Revolution Sunday

Wendy Guerra

Book

"A novel about glamour, surveillance, and corruption in contemporary Cuba, from an internationally bestselling author--who has never before been translated into English. Cleo, scion of a once-prominent Cuban family and a promising young writer in her...

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