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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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Black and blue  by Wayne Andrewartha

Black and blue

Wayne Andrewartha

Book

"A killer is loose in the city, abducting and killing women, in a most brutal manner. Four bodies have already been found, deliberately, artfully arranged in secluded parks, but their horrific wounds make even hardened police detectives sick. The murder...

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A dog's promise by W. Bruce Cameron

A dog's promise

W. Bruce Cameron

Audio CD

Sometimes, only a dog's love can heal a family. A Dog'' Promise is the heart-warming and uplifting story about a dog who helps a family that are on the verge of breaking apart. Bailey knows one thing for sure: all dogs who offer unconditional love, just...

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The children's block  by Ota B. Kraus

The children's block

Ota B. Kraus

Book

Alex Ehren is a poet, a prisoner and a teacher in block 31 in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the children's block. He spends his days trying to survive while illegally giving lessons to his young charges while shielding them as best he can from the impossible horrors...

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Let it snow  by Sue Moorcroft

Let it snow

Sue Moorcroft

Book

"This Christmas, the villagers of Middledip are off on a very Swiss adventure…Family means everything to Lily and Zinnia Cortez and, growing up in their non-conventional family unit, they and their two mums couldn’t have been closer.So it’s a bolt out...

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The dog I loved  by Susan Wilson

The dog I loved

Susan Wilson

Book

"After spending years in prison for a crime she didn’t intend to commit, Rose Collins is suddenly free. Someone who knows about the good work she has done - training therapy dogs while serving time - has arranged for her early release. This mysteriou...

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The pursuit of William Abbey  by Claire North

The pursuit of William Abbey

Claire North

Book

"South Africa, 1884. A young and naive English doctor by the name of William Abbey witnesses the lynching of a local boy by the white colonists. As the child dies, his mother curses William. William begins to understand what the curse means when the...

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A sister's power  by Cydney Rax

A sister's power

Cydney Rax

Book

"Already reeling from betrayal, middle sister Coco is fed up with lies--including her own. If she has her way, someone else's neck needs to be on the line for a change. But soon, Coco's in deep trouble with the law, her future hanging in the balance....

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The old woman and the river  by Ismāʻīl Fahd Ismāʻīl

The old woman and the river

Ismāʻīl Fahd Ismāʻīl

Book

"After the ceasefire in 1988, the devastation to the landscape of Iraq wrought by the longest war of the twentieth century - the Iran-Iraq War - becomes visible. Yet, surveying this destruction from the sky, a strip of land bursting with green can be...

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The book of lost saints  by Daniel José Older

The book of lost saints

Daniel José Older

Book

"Marisol vanished during the Cuban Revolution, disappearing with hardly a trace. Now, shaped by atrocities long-forgotten, her tenacious spirit visits her nephew, Ramón, in modern-day New Jersey. Her hope: that her presence will prompt him to unearth...

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Silence of the Chagos  by Shenaz Patel

Silence of the Chagos

Shenaz Patel

Book

"Every afternoon a woman in a red headscarf walks to the end of the quay and looks out over the water, fixing her gaze 'back there'--to Diego Garcia, one of the small islands forming the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean. With no explanation, no...

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The threshing floor  by Ray (Pastor) Bentley

The threshing floor

Ray (Pastor) Bentley

Book

"While Jack Garrison is forever a changed man free of his bitterness, his future looks uncertain. After protecting him from a terrorist attack, the girl he loves, Bette Deekmann, struggles to stay alive all while harboring a dangerous secret. As her past...

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Space invaders  by Nona Fernández

Space invaders

Nona Fernández

Book

"Space Invaders is the story of a group of childhood friends who, in adulthood, are preoccupied by uneasy memories and visions of their classmate Estrella González Jepsen. In their dreams, they catch glimpses of Estrella's braids, hear echoes of her voice,...

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The colonel's wife  by Rosa Liksom

The colonel's wife

Rosa Liksom

Book

"In the final twilit moments of her life, an elderly woman looks back on her years in the thrall of fascism and Nazism. Both her authoritarian tendencies and her ecstatic engagement with the natural world are vividly and terrifyingly evoked in The Co...

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Pain  by Tseruyah Shaleṿ

Pain

Tseruyah Shaleṿ

Book

"Ten years after she was seriously injured in a terrorist attack, the pain comes back to torment Iris. But that is not all: Eitan, the love of her youth, also comes back into her life. Though their relationship ended many years ago, she was more deeply...

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An Irish country family  by Patrick Taylor

An Irish country family

Patrick Taylor

Book

"Before Doctor Barry Laverty joined Doctor Fingal O'Reilly's practice in the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, he was an intern, working long hours, practicing new medical techniques, falling in love, and learning what is most important in the...

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The bake shop  by Amy Clipston

The bake shop

Amy Clipston

Book

"Christiana Kurtz loves to bake, but when her bake stand becomes too busy, her mother encourages her to move her business to the local market. Her new bake shop becomes so inundated with customers that the line blocks the leather and woodcraft shop next...

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Under pressure  by Faruk Šehić

Under pressure

Faruk Šehić

Book

"With this collection of brutal and heart-wrenching stories, the Bosnian writer Faruk Sehic secured his reputation as one of the greatest writers to emerge from the region. A war veteran and a poet, Sehic combines beauty and horror to seduce and surprise...

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Love for the lost  by Catherine Fox

Love for the lost

Catherine Fox

Book

"Isobel Knox is happy and confident in her new job and likes her single life, free as it is from confusing and complicating entanglements. Supressing her emotions and burying painful memories has become second nature to her, but it seems to work; after...

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Union Street ; by Pat Barker

Union Street ;

Pat Barker

Book

"Union Street: Concerns seven neighboring women near a factory in northeast England. Life for these women is trying: some of them are married to alcoholics, some are victims of abuse; one is old and near death, another is still a child but has the ex...

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The last paradise by Di Morrissey

The last paradise

Di Morrissey

Audio CD

Grace has the perfect life: a job she loves, a beautiful daughter and a rich, successful husband. But one night, when their world falls apart in a shocking disaster, Grace suddenly sees what she couldn't admit, her marriage and her husband are a fraud....

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The river capture by Mary Costello

The river capture

Mary Costello

Audio CD

"Luke O'Brien has left Dublin to live a quiet life on his family land on the bend of the River Sullane. Alone in his big house, he longs for a return to his family's heyday and turns to books for solace. One morning a young woman arrives at his door and...

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Akin by Emma Donoghue

Akin

Emma Donoghue

Audio CD

A retired New York professor's life is thrown into chaos when he takes his great-nephew to the French Riviera, in hopes of uncovering his own mother's wartime secrets. Noah is only days away from his first trip back to Nice since he was a child when a...

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A place in the world  by Amy Maroney

A place in the world

Amy Maroney

Book

"The secrets of the past are treacherous...and irresistible. A Renaissance-era female artist and an American scholar. Linked by a centuries-old mystery... 2016: Scholar Zari seizes the chance to return to Europe as a consultant for an art dealer. Ove...

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Mira's way  by Amy Maroney

Mira's way

Amy Maroney

Book

"1504: Young artist Mira wants nothing more than a peaceful life by the sea, painting portraits of wealthy merchants. But when she and her new husband try to help a friend, they are catapulted into a series of dangerous adventures that leave them scrambling...

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The reconciliation by Susan Lantz Simpson

The reconciliation

Susan Lantz Simpson

Large Print

"Winter in Southern Maryland's Amish country brings brisk winds, crisp snow, and evenings spent nestled by a warm fireside. For one prodigal daughter, it may also bring a new beginning ... On her baptismal day, Rebecca Zook ran from the church, leaving...

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Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather S. Webber

Midnight at the Blackbird Café

Heather S. Webber

Large Print

"Heather Webber's Midnight at the Blackbird Café is a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small-town Southern charm. Nestled in the mountain shadows of Alabama lies the little town of Wicklow. It is here that Anna Kate has...

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Winter Cottage by Mary Ellen Taylor

Winter Cottage

Mary Ellen Taylor

Large Print

"Still grieving the loss of her wandering, free-spirited mother, Lucy Kincaid leaves Nashville for the faded town of Cape Hudson, Virginia. She goes to see the house she's inherited - one she never knew existed, bequeathed to her by a woman she's never...

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The need by Helen Phillips

The need

Helen Phillips

Large Print

"When Molly, home alone with her two young children, hears footsteps in the living room, she tries to convince herself it's the sleep deprivation. She's been hearing things these days. Startling at loud noises. Imagining the worst-case scenario. It's...

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Life and other inconveniences by Kristan Higgins

Life and other inconveniences

Kristan Higgins

Large Print

"Emma London never thought she had anything in common with her grandmother Genevieve London. The regal old woman came from wealthy and bluest-blood New England stock, but that didn't protect her from life's cruelest blows: the disappearance of Genevi...

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Love and other mistakes by Jessica Kate

Love and other mistakes

Jessica Kate

Large Print

"Natalie Groves was meant for great things. But soon after her fiancee left, Natalie's father was diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly her grand plans evaporated, and God felt very far away. Fast-forward seven years, and an internship presents Natalie a chance...

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Stars of Alabama by Sean Dietrich

Stars of Alabama

Sean Dietrich

Large Print

"When two Depression-era migrant workers, Paul and Vern, find an abandoned baby in the woods, they take it upon themselves to care for the mysterious child. When fifteen-year-old Marigold, reviled by her family after an unwanted pregnancy, loses her baby...

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Louis & Louise by Julie Cohen

Louis & Louise

Julie Cohen

Large Print

"If you could look at one life in two different ways, what would you see? Louis and Louise are separated by a single moment in time, a strike of chance that decided their future. The day they were born is when their story began. In one, Louis David Alder...

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Harold by Catherine Cookson

Harold

Catherine Cookson

Large Print

"Catherine Cookson's well-loved novels HAMILTON and GOODBYE HAMILTON told the story of Maisie, who invented an imaginary horse to keep her company through the long years of an unhappy marriage, and before she became a bestselling author. In this enga...

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The pelican  by Martin Michael Driessen

The pelican

Martin Michael Driessen

Book

"A fearlessly funny tragedy about an improbable friendship, unstable dreams, missed opportunities, and epic coincidence. In a quiet coastal town in Yugoslavia, two men seeking more than the Communist regime can offer find their lives deceitfully entw...

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Starve Acre  by Andrew Michael Hurley

Starve Acre

Andrew Michael Hurley

Book

"The worst thing possible has happened. Richard and Juliette Willoughby’s son, Ewan, has died suddenly at the age of five. Starve Acre, their house by the moors, was to be full of life, but is now a haunted place. Juliette, convinced Ewan still lives...

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Things you save in a fire by Katherine Center

Things you save in a fire

Katherine Center

Large Print

"Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she's seen her fair share of them, and she's excellent at dealing with other people's tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her...

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Find me  by André Aciman

Find me

André Aciman

Book

"Elio has left behind his first love. Now a classical pianist living in Paris, he believes his youthful desires are behind him - yet after a glancing encounter at a chamber music concert, he once again finds himself falling for an older man. As their...

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Better never than late  by Chika Unigwe

Better never than late

Chika Unigwe

Book

"Charts the unconventional lives and love affairs of a group of Nigerian migrants, making their way in Belgium. The collection is centred around Prosperous and her husband Agu, and the various visitors who gather at their apartment each week. These.....

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Not dead yet  by Hadley Moore

Not dead yet

Hadley Moore

Book

"Not Dead Yet studies the uncertainties of loss, turning a gaze toward the often-silenced voices of the infirm, elderly, and adolescent. Rich in humor and honesty, Hadley Moore's debut collection of short stories presents a contemporary set of narratives...

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A million dreams  by Dani Atkins

A million dreams

Dani Atkins

Book

"Beth became a widow after just two years of marriage. Before her husband's death, they made the decision to freeze an embryo so that she could still have his child. But Beth has just been told that the embryo was implanted in the wrong woman seven years...

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Grandmothers  by Salley Vickers

Grandmothers

Salley Vickers

Book

"Grandmothers is the story of three very different women and their relationship with the younger generation: fiercely independent Nan, who leads a secret life as an award-winning poet when she is not teaching her grandson Billy how to lie; glamorous ...

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Grace in winter  by Deirdre Purcell

Grace in winter

Deirdre Purcell

Book

"Grace has spent years devoted to the needs of others. Although her children are now grown, she remains the main carer for her highly destructive youngest daughter Leonie. When ex-husband Harry, for his own manipulative reasons, gifts the mother and ...

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Country lovers  by Fiona Walker

Country lovers

Fiona Walker

Book

"Glamorous Ronnie Percy has been back home in the Cotswolds for a year. But not everyone has forgiven her for abandoning her family twenty-five years ago. Ronnie's daughter Pax is fighting for custody of her small son as her own marriage disintegrates....

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Collected stories  by Carson McCullers

Collected stories

Carson McCullers

Book

Carson McCullers--novelist, dramatist, poet--was at the peak of her powers as a writer of short fiction. Here are nineteen stories that explore her signature themes: wounded adolescence, loneliness in marriage, and the tragicomedy of life in the South....

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One Christmas night by Hayley Webster

One Christmas night

Hayley Webster

Audio CD

Oracle Street, Norwich, has been labelled by the press 'The worst place to live in Norfolk this Christmas' and morale is low. Presents have been going missing from residents' homes, and the rumours are that it's one of their own who's stolen them... You...

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Letters to my daughters by Emma Hannigan

Letters to my daughters

Emma Hannigan

Audio CD

The three Brady sisters have always been closer to their nanny May than to their own mother. May thought of them as her daughters, so when she dies suddenly, the sisters are devastated - especially when they learn that May's final letters to them, words...

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Snowed in at the Practice by Penny (Novelist) author. Parkes

Snowed in at the Practice

Penny (Novelist) author. Parkes

Audio CD

Dr Holly Graham is finding life with two sets of twins exhausting, even with husband Dr Taffy Jones and devoted friend Elsie by her side. A regular slot as Radio Larkford's on-air doctor might help her transition back to work - but then an unexpected...

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Things can only get better by David Barnett

Things can only get better

David Barnett

Audio CD

For elderly churchwarden Arthur Calderbank, there's no place like home. His home just happens to be a graveyard. He keeps himself to himself, gets on with his job, and visits his wife every day for a chat. When one day he finds someone else has been to...

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A wing and a prayer by Margaret Thornton

A wing and a prayer

Margaret Thornton

Audio CD

1990, Blackpool. Thirty-three-year-old Helen Burnside is shocked when she learns that her beloved Great Aunt Alice has died of a sudden heart attack, and even more surprised when she is bequeathed her Yorkshire cottage. Although they were close, Alice...

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Turbulent wake by Paul E. author. Hardisty

Turbulent wake

Paul E. author. Hardisty

Audio CD

Ethan Scofield returns to the place of his birth to bury his father. Hidden in one of the upstairs rooms of the old man's house, he finds a strange manuscript, a collection of stories that seems to cover the whole of his father's turbulent life. As his...

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The Fell by Robert Jenkins

The Fell

Robert Jenkins

Audio CD

In an unspecified time and location, an unnamed boy is living what he feels to be an idyllic life in the faded and peeling lido where his father is a lifeguard. He idolises his father - never more so than when he saves the life of a suicidal man. The...

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Homecomings by Marcia Willett

Homecomings

Marcia Willett

Audio CD

At the end of the row of fishermen's cottages by the harbour's edge, stands an old granite house. First it belonged to Ned's parents; then Ned dropped anchor here after a life at sea and called it home. His nephew Hugo moved in too, swapping London for...

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The Christmas egg by Mary Kelly

The Christmas egg

Mary Kelly

Audio CD

In a gloomy flat off Islington High Street, Chief Inspector Brett Nightingale and Sergeant Beddoes find an old woman dead. The Princess Olga Karukhin, who fled from Russia at the time of the Revolution, has lived in terror of being discovered ever si...

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Smouldering fire by D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

Smouldering fire

D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

Audio CD

Despite his passionate love for Ardfalloch, Iain has been driven to let his home and estate to Mr Hetherington Smith, a wealthy London businessman, and his kindly wife (who was, truth be told, happier when they were poor.) MacAslan stays on in a cottage...

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Pearl of Pit Lane by Glenda Young

Pearl of Pit Lane

Glenda Young

Audio CD

When her mother dies in childbirth, Pearl Edwards is left in the care of her aunt, Annie Grafton. Annie loves Pearl like her own daughter but it isn't easy to keep a roof over their heads. Annie knows the best way to supplement their meagre income is...

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Reflections by Marcia Willett

Reflections

Marcia Willett

Large Print

After her husband dies, Cara impulsively sells their London home and goes to stay with her brother in Devon. There, she begins to look back on her life while planning her next move. Cosmo has temporarily escaped the city, finding the south-west a relaxing...

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Forging on by Catherine Robinson

Forging on

Catherine Robinson

Large Print

Will is a Yorkshire lad, through and through. He's in his element when he's outside in the country air, not stuck in a classroom wasting his youth and the beauty of the Dales. When he starts as an apprentice farrier, his first few days are a baptism of...

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Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery

Jenny Colgan

Large Print

Polly Waterford loves running the Little Beach Street Bakery, and the festive season always inspires her to bake something extra special for the village residents. In fact, the only thing she loves more is curling up with her gorgeous boyfriend, Huckle....

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Still lives by Maria Hummel

Still lives

Maria Hummel

Large Print

Revered artist Kim Lord is about to unveil her most shocking show yet: STILL LIVES, a series of self-portraits in which she impersonates the female victims of America's most famous homicides, from Nicole Brown Simpson to the Black Dahlia. As celebrities...

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My mother's daughter by Ann O'Loughlin

My mother's daughter

Ann O'Loughlin

Large Print

County Wicklow, Ireland. Margo has just lost her husband Conor and is grieving his passing, unsure how she and her daughter Elsa will survive without him. Then she receives a letter that turns everything she thought she knew on its head. Not only has...

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Violet's children by Maureen Lee

Violet's children

Maureen Lee

Large Print

Liverpool, 1950. They say you can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family. Yet when Violet Duffy is asked to give a home to the orphaned children of a distant relative, it is precisely the choice she must face. Can she turn her spinster...

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Little man, what now?  by Hans Fallada

Little man, what now?

Hans Fallada

Book

"A young couple fall in love, get married and start a family, like countless young couples before them. But Lšämmchen and 'Boy' live in Berlin in 1932, and everything is changing. As they desperately try to make ends meet amid bullying bosses, unpaid...

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Destiny  by Louise Bagshawe

Destiny

Louise Bagshawe

Book

"Orphan Kate Fox is determined to make her mark in the world, and with her gorgeous looks, what better way to secure her future than to marry money? When she attracts the attention of media mogul Marcus Broder - sophisticated, powerful and wealthy be...

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Royals  by Emma Forrest

Royals

Emma Forrest

Book

"July, 1981. London. Shy, working-class Steven finds solace in beauty. Eighteen years old, he dreams of being a fashion designer. He's also gay, maybe - he hasn't decided yet. There's a lot Steven isn't sure about, like whether he hates himself or thinks...

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The age of anxiety  by Pete Townshend

The age of anxiety

Pete Townshend

Book

"A former rock star disappears on the Cumberland moors. When his wife finds him, she discovers he has become a hermit and a painter of apocalyptic visions. An art dealer has drug-induced visions of demonic faces swirling in a bedstead and soon his wi...

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When the river sleeps  by Easterine Kire

When the river sleeps

Easterine Kire

Book

"A lone hunter, Vilie, sets out to find the river of his dreams, a place from which he will be able to wrest a stone that will give him untold power. His is a dangerous quest—not only must he overcome unquiet spirits, vengeful sorceresses, and demons...

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Bitter wormwood  by Easterine Kire

Bitter wormwood

Easterine Kire

Book

"Kohima, 2007. A young man has just been gunned down in cold blood--the latest casualty in the conflict that has brutalized the people of Nagaland, in the neglected northeastern corner of India. Rich in culture and history, Bitter Wormwood traces the...

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The accidental life swap  by Jennifer Joyce

The accidental life swap

Jennifer Joyce

Book

"Sometimes one moment can change your life forever…Rebecca Riley has always been a bit of a pushover. When her glamorous boss, Vanessa, asks her to jump, she doesn’t just ask how high… she asks if her boss would like her to grab a coffee on the way back...

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The factory  by Hiroko Oyamada

The factory

Hiroko Oyamada

Book

"In an unnamed Japanese city, three seemingly normal and unrelated characters find work at a sprawling industrial factory. They each focus intently on their specific jobs: one studies moss, one shreds paper, and the other proofreads incomprehensible ...

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Noel Street  by Richard Paul Evans

Noel Street

Richard Paul Evans

Book

"The year is 1975. Elle Sheen--a single mother who is supporting herself and her six-year-old, African-American son, Dylan, as a waitress at the Noel Street Diner--isn't sure what to make of William Smith when his appearance creates a stir in the small...

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The bright unknown  by Elizabeth Byler Younts

The bright unknown

Elizabeth Byler Younts

Book

"Pennsylvania, 1940. The only kind of life Brighton Turner understands is the one she has endured within the dreary walls of a rural Pennsylvania asylum. A nurse has thoughtfully educated and raised Brighton, but she has also kept vital information from...

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Stuck in Manistique  by Dennis Cuesta

Stuck in Manistique

Dennis Cuesta

Book

"Near the midpoint of the Upper Peninsula, along a Lake Michigan bend of shore, is the town of Manistique, Michigan. Mark had never heard of Manistique before the death of his estranged aunt, but as sole beneficiary of Vivian's estate, he travels there...

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A different kind of madness  by Pauline Schokman

A different kind of madness

Pauline Schokman

Book

"It is Friday, the 24th of September 1964 in Colombo, and Greta van Buuren is excited about a party she is to attend and a dress that is being created in her front room. She is unaware that her husband Jeff is planning their departure from Ceylon, and...

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Tell me everything  by Amy Hatvany

Tell me everything

Amy Hatvany

Book

"A happily married couple. A dance with a stranger at a bar. One night—one seemingly insignificant choice—can change everything. Jessica and Jake Snyder love each other, and their life together. Successful in their chosen careers, they reside in the....

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Seven nights  by Simon Strauss

Seven nights

Simon Strauss

Book

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Revelation  by Bobi Gentry Goodwin

Revelation

Bobi Gentry Goodwin

Book

"Angela Lovelace is well trained social worker: she has been working for Child Protective Services in San Francisco for nearly five years and has never had a sleepless night. But after she finds her father's picture at the apartment of a boy whose ad...

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The dreamed part  by Rodrigo Fresán

The dreamed part

Rodrigo Fresán

Book

"Following his failure to break into the Hadron Collider and merge with the so-called 'God particle', The Writer from The Invented Part can no longer write or sleep. Instead, he lies awake, imagining and reimagining key moments of his life, spinning out...

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From hell to breakfast  by Meghan Tifft

From hell to breakfast

Meghan Tifft

Book

"Lucinda's boyfriend Dracula claims to be the Dracula--he sleeps in a coffin, hunts pigeons for blood, and only goes out at night. But is he really? Unsettlingly, there has been a spate of recent disappearances and Dracula may be connected. Lucinda d...

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Nine perfect strangers by Liane Moriarty

Nine perfect strangers

Liane Moriarty

Large Print

"The ten-day retreat at boutique health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises healing and transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage and absorb the blissful meditative ambience while enjoying...

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A Christmas haven by Cindy Woodsmall

A Christmas haven

Cindy Woodsmall

Large Print

"Old Order Amish Ivy Zook is wrestling with her need to shed her community's ways so she can grow the business of her dreams: planning parties. As long as she's stuck living without modernization, she can barely get her business on its feet. But if she...

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The ghost clause by Howard A. Norman

The ghost clause

Howard A. Norman

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"Simon Inescort is no longer bodily present in his marriage. It's been several months since he keeled over the rail of a Nova Scotia-bound ferry, a massive heart attack to blame. Simon's widow, Lorca Pell, has sold their farmhouse to newlyweds Zachary...

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Natalie Tan's book of luck and fortune by Roselle Lim

Natalie Tan's book of luck and fortune

Roselle Lim

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"At the news of her mother's death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn't spoken since Natalie left in anger seven years ago, when her mother refused to support her chosen career as a chef. Natalie is shocked to discover the vibrant neighborhood...

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Mountains of grace by Kelly Irvin

Mountains of grace

Kelly Irvin

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"In the first of a new series set in the Amish communities of Montana, bestselling author Kelly Irvin explores what the Amish do in the aftermath of natural disaster. Schoolteacher Mercy Yoder loves her life in the beautiful West Kootenai region of M...

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State of the union by Nick Hornby

State of the union

Nick Hornby

Large Print

"Married for years, Tom and Louise thought they had a stable home life - until a recent incident pushed them to the brink. Going to therapy seemed like the perfect solution. But over drinks before their appointment, they begin to wonder: what if you take...

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Honestly, we meant well by Grant Ginder

Honestly, we meant well

Grant Ginder

Large Print

"Sue Ellen Wright has what she thinks is a close-to-perfect life: terrific career as a Classics professor, a loving husband, and a son who is just about to safely leave the nest. But then disaster strikes. Her husband is cheating, and their son has made...

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Stitches in time by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Stitches in time

Suzanne Woods Fisher

Large Print

"New to Stoney Ridge, schoolteacher Mollie has come to town for a fresh start. When Luke Schrock, new to his role as deacon, asks the church to take in foster girls from a group home, she's the first to raise her hand. The power of love, she believes,...

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The floating Feldmans by Elyssa Friedland

The floating Feldmans

Elyssa Friedland

Large Print

"Sink or swim. Or at least that's what Annette Feldman tells herself when she books a cruise for her entire family. It's been over a decade since the Feldman clan has spent more than twenty-four hours under the same roof, but Annette is determined to...

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Stay and fight by Madeline ffitch

Stay and fight

Madeline ffitch

Large Print

"Helen arrives in Appalachian Ohio full of love and eager to carry out her boyfriend’s ideas for living off the land. Too soon, with winter coming, her boyfriend calls it quits. Helped by Rudy, her government-questioning, wisdom-spouting,...

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Christmas in Winter Hill by Melody Carlson

Christmas in Winter Hill

Melody Carlson

Large Print

"After a rough childhood in multiple foster homes, Krista Galloway is not a fan of Christmas. When she accepts a job as a city manager in the mountain town of Winter Hill, Washington, Christmas is part of the deal: the small town is famous for its...

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Whisper network by Chandler Baker

Whisper network

Chandler Baker

Large Print

"Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita have worked at Truviv, Inc. for years. The sudden death of Truviv's CEO means their boss, Ames, will likely take over the entire company. Each of the women has a different relationship with Ames, who has always bee...

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36 righteous men  by Steven Pressfield

36 righteous men

Steven Pressfield

Book

"New York homicide detectives pursue a serial killer in this apocalyptic thriller. When detectives James Manning and Covina 'Dewey' Duwai are called in to investigate a series of bizarre murders, they make a shocking discovery: the legend of the hidd...

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Smoke screen  by Terri Blackstock

Smoke screen

Terri Blackstock

Book

"Nate Beckett has spent his life fighting wildfires instead of the lies and rumors that drove him from his Colorado home town. His mother begs him to come to Carlisle now that his father has been released from prison, but it isn't until he's sidelined...

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Friends don't lie  by Cath Weeks

Friends don't lie

Cath Weeks

Book

"How far will the ties that bind us stretch, before they finally break? Everyone knows Melissa Silk and her two best friends in their small Dorset town: a walking poster for friendship and community, people might hate them if they weren't so infectio...

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Don't run, my love  by Easterine. author. Kire

Don't run, my love

Easterine. author. Kire

Book

"Atuonuo lives with her widowed mother Visuenuo in Kija, an ancient village of the Angamis. Their lives are hard - regulated by the seasons and by the ceaseless annual labours of hoeing and digging, planting and harvesting. But it is also a life of p...

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A run in the park  by David Park

A run in the park

David Park

Book

"Strangers come together to run. Angela and Brendan are racing towards a wedding day that is increasingly tainted by doubts. Yana runs to free herself from the darkness of the past and to remember her missing brother. Cathy thinks about the secret she...

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Nothing to see here  by Kevin Wilson

Nothing to see here

Kevin Wilson

Book

"Lillian and Madison were unlikely, yet inseparable friends at their boarding school. Then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal, and they have barely spoken since. Years later, Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading...

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Closer all the time  by Jim Nichols

Closer all the time

Jim Nichols

Book

The inhabitants of Baxter, Maine are going nowhere fast but not for lack of trying. In this deftly written jewel of a novel, veteran author Jim Nichols explores the bittersweet nature of small-town life through the eyes of several different characters....

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Pianos and flowers  by Alexander McCall Smith

Pianos and flowers

Alexander McCall Smith

Book

"A delightful compendium of short stories inspired by images in the renowned photographic archive of The Sunday Times. A picture can paint a thousand words, but what about a vintage photograph? In 2015 Alexander McCall Smith wrote a book entitled Cha...

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The confession by Jessie Burton

The confession

Jessie Burton

Audio CD

"One winter's afternoon on Hampstead Heath in 1980, Elise Morceau meets Constance Holden and quickly falls under her spell. Connie is bold and alluring, a successful writer whose novel is being turned into a major Hollywood film. Elise follows Connie...

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The sun sister  by Lucinda. author. Riley

The sun sister

Lucinda. author. Riley

Book

"To the outside world, Electra d'Apliese seems as though she is the woman who has everything: as one of the world's top models, she is beautiful, rich and famous. But beneath the veneer, and fuelled by the pressure of the life she leads, Electra's al...

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Humiliation  by Paulina Flores

Humiliation

Paulina Flores

Book

The nine mesmerizing stories in Humiliation, translated from the Spanish by Man Booker International Prize finalist Megan McDowell, present us with a Chile we seldom see in fiction: port cities marked by poverty and brimming with plans of rebellion; ...

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A midnight clear

A midnight clear

Book

"This short story collection includes six stories of not-so-merry Yuletide whimsy. A woman so cold she hardens to ice on a winter's eve. Risen from his grave before his time, a winter god alters the balance between seasons. A wolf's holiday season is...

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Wolfe Island by Lucy author. Treloar

Wolfe Island

Lucy author. Treloar

Audio CD

"Kitty Hawke, the last inhabitant of a dying island sinking into the wind-lashed Chesapeake Bay, has resigned herself to annihilation... Until one night her granddaughter rows ashore in the midst of a storm, desperate, begging for sanctuary. For years,...

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The lost castle by Kristy Cambron

The lost castle

Kristy Cambron

Audio CD

"Broken-down walls and crumbling stones seemed to possess a secret language all their own. What stories would they tell, if she finally listened? Ellie Carver arrives at her grandmother's bedside expecting to find her silently slipping away. Instead,...

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What happens in paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

What happens in paradise

Elin Hilderbrand

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"Raise one last glass with the Quinn Family at the Winter Street Inn. It's been too long since the entire Quinn family has been able to celebrate the holidays under the same roof, but that's about to change. With Bart back safe and sound from Afghanistan,...

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The best kind of beautiful  by Frances Whiting

The best kind of beautiful

Frances Whiting

Book

"Florence Saint Claire, former child star, generally prefers plants to people. She's a reluctant member of a musical family with a legendary father, an impossible mother, a sister who can't keep still and a brother who walks to his own beat. Albert Flowers...

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The bishop's bedroom  by Piero Chiara

The bishop's bedroom

Piero Chiara

Book

"Summer 1946. World War Two has just come to an end and there's a yearning for renewal. A man in his thirties is sailing on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy, hoping to put off the inevitable return to work. Dropping anchor in a small, fashionable port,...

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Field of poppies  by Carmel Bird

Field of poppies

Carmel Bird

Book

"Keen to escape the pressures of city life, Marsali Swift and her husband William are drawn to Listowel, a glorious historic mansion in the seemingly tranquil small town of Muckleton. There is time to read, garden, decorate, play chess and befriend the...

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Evvie Drake starts over by Linda Holmes

Evvie Drake starts over

Linda Holmes

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"One morning, Eveleth 'Evvie' Drake got up, packed her suitcase, and got ready to leave her life - and her perfect husband - behind. But before she walked out of the door, she received a phone call asking her to come to the hospital. That day, Evvie's...

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The cheffe  by Marie NDiaye

The cheffe

Marie NDiaye

Book

"A novel about a legendary French female chef--the facts of her life, the nearly ineffable qualities of her cooking, and the obsessive, sometimes destructive desire for purity of taste and experience that shaped her life. Continuing her tradition of ...

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The seven sisters by Lucinda Riley

The seven sisters

Lucinda Riley

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"Maia D'Apliése and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, 'Atlantis' - a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva - having been told that their beloved father, the elusive billionaire they call Pa Salt, has died....

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