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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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Girls high  by Barbara Anderson

Girls high

Barbara Anderson

Book

Twenty-nine years after it was published, VUP are proud to re-issue Barbara Anderson's first novel. It's a new term at the girl's high school and in the staffroom and classes life is beginning again. For Carmen, Sooze, Margot and the rest of Barbara ...

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Portrait of the artist's wife  by Barbara Anderson

Portrait of the artist's wife

Barbara Anderson

Book

"New Zealand in the 1950s is a place where men do the work and women have the babies. While Sarah Tandy is determined to nurture her talent as a painter and keep her marriage intact, her husband, celebrated novelist Jack Macalister, is equally determined...

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The alchemist by Paulo author. Coelho

The alchemist

Paulo author. Coelho

Large Print

"A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern cla...

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Cala  by Laura Legge

Cala

Laura Legge

Book

"A coven of witches in the modern-day Outer Hebrides scrape out a pagan existence at a farmstead known as Cala. After ten years of relative harmony, fractures are starting to appear in the coven. Teenage Euna is beginning to hate its rigid hierarchy and...

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The Silk Road  by Kathryn Davis

The Silk Road

Kathryn Davis

Book

"The Silk Road begins on a mat in yoga class, deep within a labyrinth on a settlement somewhere in the icy north, under the canny guidance of Jee Moon. When someone fails to arise from corpse pose, the Astronomer, the Archivist, the Botanist, the Keeper,...

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Star crossed  by Minnie Darke

Star crossed

Minnie Darke

Book

"When Justine Carmichael (Sagittarius, aspiring journalist and sceptic) bumps into her old friend Nick Jordan (Aquarius, struggling actor and true believer) it could be by chance. Or it could be written in the stars. Justine works at the Alexandria Park...

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Baby of the family  by Maura Roosevelt

Baby of the family

Maura Roosevelt

Book

"The Whitbys: a dynasty akin to the Astors, once enormously wealthy real-estate magnates who were considered 'the landlords of New York.' There was a time when the death of a Whitby would have made national news, but when the family patriarch, Roger,...

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A friend is a gift you give yourself  by William Boyle

A friend is a gift you give yourself

William Boyle

Book

"After Brooklyn mob widow Rena Ruggiero hits her eighty-year-old neighbor Enzio in the head with an ashtray when he makes an unwanted move on her, she embarks on a bizarre adventure. Taking off in Enzio’s ’62 Impala, she retreats to the Bronx home of...

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The volunteer  by Salvatore Scibona

The volunteer

Salvatore Scibona

Book

"A small boy speaking an unknown language is abandoned by his father at an international airport, with only the clothes on his back and a handful of money jammed in the pocket of his coat. So begins The Volunteer. But in order to understand this hear...

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A woman is no man  by Etaf Rum

A woman is no man

Etaf Rum

Book

"In Brooklyn, eighteen-year-old Deya is starting to meet with suitors. Though she doesn’t want to get married, her grandparents give her no choice. History is repeating itself: Deya’s mother, Isra, also had no choice when she left Palestine as a teenager...

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The age of misadventure  by Judy Leigh

The age of misadventure

Judy Leigh

Book

"55-year-old Georgie Turner doesn’t need a new man. Her daughter, aunt and sister are the most important people in her life (and the most infuriating). But it seems the older they get, the further apart they drift. Georgie’s never been a fan of her s...

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The Frank business  by Olivia Glazebrook

The Frank business

Olivia Glazebrook

Book

"After Frank drops down dead in Heathrow Arrivals on Christmas Eve, his estranged daughter Jem is called in to identify the body and is left wondering why he was travelling to London in the first place, the day before Christmas, with no bags or belongings...

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Forgiveness Road  by Mandy Mikulencak

Forgiveness Road

Mandy Mikulencak

Book

"On a hot, humid July morning, sixteen-year-old Cissy Pickering calmly and deliberately shoots her father in the back. To their Mississippi community, the death of well-regarded attorney Richard Pickering is a fascinating scandal. To Cissy's distraught...

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Love without end  by Melvyn Bragg

Love without end

Melvyn Bragg

Book

"Paris in 1117. Heloise, a brilliant young scholar, is astonished when the famous, radical philosopher, Peter Abelard, consents to be her tutor. But what starts out as a meeting of minds turns into a passionate, dangerous love affair, which incurs te...

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Goulash  by Brian Kimberling

Goulash

Brian Kimberling

Book

"Eager to escape stifling small-town Indiana, Elliott moves to Prague, where he gets a job teaching English. It's 1998, and the Czech Republic is moving with increasing rapidity out of the shadow of communism and into the wilds of twenty-first-centur...

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Halibut on the moon  by David Vann

Halibut on the moon

David Vann

Book

"Middle-aged and deeply depressed, Jim arrives in California from Alaska and surrenders himself to the care of his brother Gary, who intends to watch over him. Swinging unpredictably from manic highs to extreme lows, Jim wanders ghost-like through the...

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That time I loved you  by Carrianne Leung

That time I loved you

Carrianne Leung

Book

"In a shiny new subdivision in 1970s Toronto, Marilyn greets new neighbors with fresh-baked cookies before she starts stealing from them. Stay-at-home-wife Francesca believes passion is just one yard away, only in the arms of another man. And Darren ...

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Silent night  by Danielle Steel

Silent night

Danielle Steel

Book

"Paige Watts is the ultimate stage mother. The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Paige channels her own acting dreams into making her daughter, Emma, a star. By the age of nine, Emma is playing a central role in a hit TV show. Then everything is shattered...

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Perfect life  by Jessica Shattuck

Perfect life

Jessica Shattuck

Book

"Neil Banks provided the biological material needed for his former college girlfriend, Jenny Callahan to conceive a child. But at that time becoming a father was not part of the deal, and he signed away all paternity rights. Two years later he turns ...

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Another kind of madness  by Edward M. (Edward Michael) Pavlić

Another kind of madness

Edward M. (Edward Michael) Pavlić

Book

"Ndiya Grayson returns to her childhood home of Chicago as a young professional, but even her high-end job in a law office can't protect her from half-repressed memories of childhood trauma. One evening, vulnerable and emotionally disarrayed, she goes...

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The pet shop at Pennycombe Bay  by Sheila Norton

The pet shop at Pennycombe Bay

Sheila Norton

Book

"Lacking confidence after losing her job, Jess takes refuge in the beautiful Devon seaside town of Pennycombe. But it's tricky living with her cousin Ruth, who seems permanently angry with her, and her new job at the local pet shop comes under threat...

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A wedding at the Comfort Food Cafe  by Debbie (Debbie M.) Johnson

A wedding at the Comfort Food Cafe

Debbie (Debbie M.) Johnson

Book

"Wedding bells ring out in Budbury as the Comfort Food Café and its cosy community of regulars are gearing up for a big celebration… But Auburn Longville doesn’t have time for that! Between caring for her poorly mum, moving in with her sister and...

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Lost children archive  by Valeria Luiselli

Lost children archive

Valeria Luiselli

Book

"A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo - and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new Polaroid camera - the family is heading for the Apacheria: the region the Apaches once called home, and where...

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One way or another  by Colleen Coleman

One way or another

Colleen Coleman

Book

"Twenty-nine-year-old Katie Kelly is at an all-time low. The love of her life, gorgeous Ben Cole, took a job abroad and broke her heart, the restaurant she'd put her all into went bust, and now she works in a retirement home, cooking beige mush for t...

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Church of the dog  by Kaya McLaren

Church of the dog

Kaya McLaren

Book

"Edith and Earl McRae are about to share their fiftieth anniversary with none of the joy such a milestone should hold. Instead, they are stuck in a past that holds them to heartbreak and tragedy until the mysterious and ever-so-slightly magical Mara....

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The age of discretion  by Virginia Duigan

The age of discretion

Virginia Duigan

Book

"When the sex in Vivien Quarry's thirty-two-year marriage dwindles to nothing, her husband Geoff finally gives her a reason: 'Men are hardwired to not find older women attractive'. This unforgivable statement, uttered by a man long past his Adonis ye...

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Adèle  by Leïla Slimani

Adèle

Leïla Slimani

Book

"Adele appears to have the perfect life: She is a successful journalist in Paris who lives in a beautiful apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son. But underneath the surface, she is bored -- and consumed by an insatiable need for sex. ...

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A long way from home by Peter Carey

A long way from home

Peter Carey

Large Print

Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together with Willie, their lanky navigator, they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the continent, over roads no car will ever quite...

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The mother's bond by Denise Welch

The mother's bond

Denise Welch

Large Print

Kathryn Casey has a secret past. But these days she barely notices the little daily lies she tells to keep it hidden. She has a new identity now. All she wants is an orderly, predictable life that revolves around her beloved husband and children. Kathryn...

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The waiting hours by Ellie Dean

The waiting hours

Ellie Dean

Large Print

Slapton Sands, 1943 War has not been kind to Carol Porter. It took her husband and baby, and with them her heart. At last she's found some peace, working as a land girl at Coombe Farm. But Carol's sanctuary, the whole local area in fact, is about to ...

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House of secrets by Lynda Stacey

House of secrets

Lynda Stacey

Large Print

Madeleine Frost has to get away. Her partner Liam has become increasingly controlling, to the point that she fears for her safety and that of her young daughter Poppy. Desperation leads Maddie to the hotel owned by her estranged father - the extraord...

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The gravity of love by Noelle Harrison

The gravity of love

Noelle Harrison

Large Print

Arizona, 1989: Joy Sheldon loves the plants that bloom in the desert, but dreams too of the sea's elemental wildness. Now, riven by terrible secrets, she embarks on a journey to seek her identity - and to discover why the sea pulls at her heart. London,...

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All that she can see by Carrie Hope Fletcher

All that she can see

Carrie Hope Fletcher

Large Print

Cherry has a hidden talent. She can see things other people can't, and she decided a long time ago to use this skill to help others. As far as the rest of the town is concerned, she's simply the kind-hearted young woman who runs the local bakery - but...

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Whistle in the dark by Emma Healey

Whistle in the dark

Emma Healey

Large Print

Jen is at her wits' end. Her fifteen-year-old daughter has just been found after going missing: four days lost and alone in the desolate countryside. Lana won't talk about it. The police think the case is closed. But Jen can't leave it alone. Lana is...

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Seven days in summer by Marcia Willett

Seven days in summer

Marcia Willett

Large Print

Busy mum of twins Liv is looking forward to a week at the Beach Hut in Devon, even if she feels that something's not right between her and Matt. She's sure he's just too busy at work to join them on their summer holiday... Baz loves having his family...

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The love of a family by Rebecca Shaw

The love of a family

Rebecca Shaw

Large Print

Myra and Graham Butler lead the kind of lives where everything is neat, tidy and predictable. That is, until they're named guardians to their two young nephews. Myra makes it clear she doesn't want the responsibility. After a terrible loss early in t...

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A family recipe by Veronica Henry

A family recipe

Veronica Henry

Large Print

Laura Griffin is preparing for an empty nest. The thought of Number 11 Lark Hill falling silent - a home usually bustling with noise, people and the fragrant smells of something cooking on the Aga - seems impossible. Feeling lost, Laura turns to her ...

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Coming home to island house by Erica James

Coming home to island house

Erica James

Large Print

It's the summer of 1939, and after touring an unsettled Europe to promote her latest book, Romily Temple returns home to Island House and the love of her life, the charismatic Jack Devereux. But when Jack falls ill, his estranged family are called home...

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Pigs have wings by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

Pigs have wings

P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

Large Print

Will Lord Emsworth's beloved Empress of Blandings win the Fat Pigs class at the Shropshire Show for the third year running? Galahad Threepwood and Beach the butler, confident in her past record, have staked their shirts on this. However, an extremely...

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Islands  by Peggy Frew

Islands

Peggy Frew

Book

"There was a house on a hill in the city and it was full of us, our family, but then it began to empty. We fell out. We made a mess. We draped ourselves in blame and disappointment and lurched around, bumping into each other. Some of us wailed and sh...

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A rose petal summer  by Katie Fforde

A rose petal summer

Katie Fforde

Book

"Caro Swanson has taken a job in a remote part of Scotland. She's answered an ad in The Lady: being a companion to an elderly gentleman who lives in a country estate could be perfect! Surely it is time to make a change and do something different for...

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The flight of Cornelia Blackwood  by Susan Elliot Wright

The flight of Cornelia Blackwood

Susan Elliot Wright

Book

"What has happened to Cornelia Blackwood? She has a loving marriage. But she has no friends. Everyone knows her name. But no one will speak to her now. Cornelia Blackwood has unravelled once before. Can she stop it from happening again? From a supre...

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The glad shout  by Alice Robinson

The glad shout

Alice Robinson

Book

"After a catastrophic storm destroys Melbourne, Isobel flees to higher ground with her husband and young daughter. Food and supplies run low, panic sets in and still no help arrives. To protect her daughter, Isobel must take drastic action. ... Told in...

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The Lemon Tree Hotel ; by Rosanna Ley

The Lemon Tree Hotel ;

Rosanna Ley

Book

"In the beautiful village of Vernazza, the Mazzone family have transformed an old convent overlooking the glamorous Italian Riviera into the elegant Lemon Tree Hotel. For Chiara, her daughter Elene and her granddaughter Isabella, the smooth running of...

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Exploded view  by Carrie Tiffany

Exploded view

Carrie Tiffany

Book

"A dangerous man moves in with a mother and her two adolescent children. The man runs an unlicensed mechanic’s workshop at the back of their property. The girl resists the man with silence, and finally with sabotage. She fights him at the place where...

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Night theatre  by Vikram Paralkar

Night theatre

Vikram Paralkar

Book

"As dusk approaches, a former surgeon goes about closing up his dilapidated clinic in rural India. His day, like all his days, has been long and hard. His medical supplies arrive late if at all, the electrics in the clinic threaten to burn out at any...

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One Cornish summer by Liz Fenwick

One Cornish summer

Liz Fenwick

Large Print

"When Hebe receives a life-changing diagnosis at only 53, she struggles to make sense of what it will mean for her, her job and the man she loves. With memories slipping away by the day, she flees to the one place she has always felt safe and peaceful...

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Kompromat by Stanley Johnson

Kompromat

Stanley Johnson

Large Print

"Stanley Johnson's latest political thriller 'Kompromat' claims to recount the story of the most audacious geo-political coup since Genghis Khan and his hordes swept across Asia into Europe. The UK Referendum in June 2016, on Britain's membership of the...

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Lullaby by Leila Slimani

Lullaby

Leila Slimani

Large Print

"She has the keys to their apartment. She knows everything. She has embedded herself so deeply in their lives that it now seems impossible to remove her. When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and ...

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The reluctant healer  by Andrew Himmel

The reluctant healer

Andrew Himmel

Book

"The Reluctant Healer tells the story of a young attorney who is torn between mounting evidence that he has the spiritual ability to heal others and his life-long skepticism of alternative views. Will Alexander is cautious and conventional. But when he...

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Christmas at the Cat Cafe by Melissa Daley

Christmas at the Cat Cafe

Melissa Daley

Large Print

"With Christmas approaching, the café's resident cat Molly is devastated when Debbie's heartbroken sister moves in, bringing her dog, Beau. Molly's home is further threatened when a rival cat moves in on her turf. Only a Christmas miracle could bring...

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A cloud in the shape of a girl by Jean Thompson

A cloud in the shape of a girl

Jean Thompson

Large Print

"Spanning from World War II to the present, three generations of women struggle to find freedom and happiness in their small Midwestern college town as they face trials, small and large: social slights and heartbreaks; marital disappointments and inf...

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His promise by Shelley Shepard Gray

His promise

Shelley Shepard Gray

Large Print

"Grace King is pet-sitting when she meets her neighbor, fireman John Michael Miller, who broke her sister's heart five years ago when he walked away from their courtship. Now, as suspicious fires are set in their community, all John Michael wants is to...

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The white Christmas inn by Colleen Wright

The white Christmas inn

Colleen Wright

Large Print

"A snowstorm brings a cast of very different characters together at a sleepy New England inn, just in time for Christmas--and maybe even in time for a Christmas miracle"--

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Mother country  by Irina Reyn

Mother country

Irina Reyn

Book

"Nadia's daily life in south Brooklyn is filled with small indignities: as a senior home attendant, she is always in danger of being fired; as a part-time nanny, she is forced to navigate the demands of her spoiled charge and the preschooler's insecure...

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California girls  by Susan Mallery

California girls

Susan Mallery

Book

"The California sunshine’s not quite so bright for three sisters who get dumped in the same week… Finola, a popular LA morning show host, is famously upbeat until she’s blindsided on live TV by news that her husband is sleeping with a young pop sensation...

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Vacuum in the dark  by Jen Beagin

Vacuum in the dark

Jen Beagin

Book

"Mona is twenty-six and cleans houses for a living in Taos, New Mexico. She moved there mostly because of a bad boyfriend - a junkie named Mr. Disgusting, long story - and her efforts to restart her life since haven't exactly gone as planned. For one...

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The gift of friends  by Emma Hannigan

The gift of friends

Emma Hannigan

Book

"Kingfishers Road - a leafy, peaceful street in the town of Vayhill. But there are whispers behind closed doors. Who is moving into Number 2? Young, beautiful and well-groomed, Danielle appears to her new neighbours to have the perfect, glossy life. But...

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Otherwise engaged  by Lindsey J. Palmer

Otherwise engaged

Lindsey J. Palmer

Book

"Life is sweet for New Yorkers Molly and Gabe: They're young, in love, and newly engaged. But when Gabe sells his first novel - a thinly-veiled retelling of his wild love affair with ex-girlfriend Talia - and it becomes a national sensation, Molly can't...

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Blast from the past  by Cathy Hopkins

Blast from the past

Cathy Hopkins

Book

"On a trip of a lifetime to India with her best friends, Bea is given an unexpected present - an hour with a celebrated mystic and clairvoyant. Highly sceptical, Bea is forced to confront some hard truths that the mystic has so eerily picked up on,.....

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Happiness for beginners  by Carole Matthews

Happiness for beginners

Carole Matthews

Book

"Molly Baker is living her best life. Thirty-eight years old, she lives on the twenty-five-acre Hope Farm in Buckinghamshire, surrounded by (mostly) four-legged friends and rolling hills. There's Anthony the anti-social sheep, Tina Turner the alpaca ...

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Mothlight  by Adam Scovell

Mothlight

Adam Scovell

Book

"The idea was lost but the memory was here... Phyllis Ewans, a prominent researcher in lepidoptera and a keen walker, has died of old age. Thomas, a much younger fellow researcher of moths first met Phyllis when he was a child. He became her carer a...

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Home fires by Fiona Lowe

Home fires

Fiona Lowe

Audio CD

"When a lethal bushfire tore through Myrtle, nestled in Victoria's breathtaking Otway Ranges, the town's buildings - and the lives of its residents - were left as smouldering ash. For three women in particular, the fire fractured their lives and thei...

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Charles Dickens. Volume 4 by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens. Volume 4

Charles Dickens

Audio CD

"Charles Dickens is one of th emost renowned novelists of all time, and this final volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes some of his most complex and compelling novels."--Publisher description.

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One minute later  by Susan Lewis

One minute later

Susan Lewis

Book

"Vivi Shager is living her dream. Raised with drive and ambition by a resolutely single mother, Vivi has a thriving law career, a gorgeous apartment in London, and a full calendar that keeps her busy at work and at play. Then on the day of her twenty...

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Gone Viking by Helen Russell

Gone Viking

Helen Russell

Audio CD

"Frazzled mum Alice Ray likes to think she’s on top everything – she has FOUR bags-for-life in the boot of her car for heaven's sake. But after spectacularly embarrassing herself at work, she finally gives in to her sister’s pleas to take a much needed...

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What we're teaching our sons by Owen Booth

What we're teaching our sons

Owen Booth

Audio CD

"We're teaching our sons about money; about heartbreak; and philosophy. We're teaching them about the big bang and the abominable snowman and what happens when you get struck by lightning. We're teaching them about the importance of having friends who've...

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Shadows in heaven by Nadine Dorries

Shadows in heaven

Nadine Dorries

Audio CD

"1921, Ireland. Mary Kate Shevlin was never going to make a good life for herself in Ballymara. As an eight-year-old girl, she was cursed by the local gypsy woman who wanted to ruin the Shevlin family business. As a young woman, Mary Kate falls pregnant...

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A Cornish secret by Emma Burstall

A Cornish secret

Emma Burstall

Audio CD

"Esme Posorsky is an enigma. For as long as people can remember, she has been part of community life in the quaint Cornish fishing village of Tremarnock, but does anyone really know her? She is usually to be found working in her pottery studio or at home...

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I invited her in by Adele Parks

I invited her in

Adele Parks

Audio CD

"When Mel receives an unexpected email from her oldest friend Abi, it brings back memories she thought she had buried forever. Their friendship belonged in the past. To those carefree days at university. But Abi is recovering from a bad breakup and ...

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Days of awe by A. M. Homes

Days of awe

A. M. Homes

Audio CD

"With her signature humor and compassion, A.M. Homes exposes the heart of an uneasy America in her new collection - exploring our attachments to each other through characters who aren't quite who they hoped to become, though there is no one else they...

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Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered

Barbara Kingsolver

Audio CD

"Willa Knox has always prided herself on being the embodiment of responsibility for her family. Which is why it's so unnerving that she's arrived at middle age with nothing to show for her hard work and dedication but a stack of unpaid bills and an i...

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The valentine house by Emma Henderson

The valentine house

Emma Henderson

Audio CD

"In June 1914, Sir Anthony Valentine, a keen mountaineer, arrives with his family to spend the summer in their chalet, high in the French Alps. There, for the first time, fourteen-year-old foundling Mathilde starts work as one of the 'uglies' - village...

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Pieces of me by Natalie Hart

Pieces of me

Natalie Hart

Audio CD

"Emma did not go to war looking for love, but Adam is unlike any other. Under the secret shadow of trauma, Emma decides to leave Iraq and joins Adam to settle in Colorado. But isolation and fear find her, once again, when Adam is re-deployed. Torn between...

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How to rule the world by Tibor Fischer

How to rule the world

Tibor Fischer

Audio CD

"London. A city robbing and killing people since 50BC. The Vizz: an industry in crisis. Baxter Stone, a film maker and television veteran, a lifelong Londoner (who thinks he sees better than others) is having problems in the postbrain, crumbling capi...

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Little lady, big apple by Hester Browne

Little lady, big apple

Hester Browne

Audio CD

"Melissa and Jonathan have moved to New York, leaving the Little Lady Agency (and Mel's sultry alter-ego, Honey) firmly behind them. Well, almost. Because as soon as Mel steps off the plane at JFK she realises that NY is in more desperate need of her...

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Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel

Beauchamp Hall

Danielle Steel

Audio CD

"Winona Farmington had dreams - but real life got in the way, and she left college to return to her small Michigan hometown to care for her mother. Stuck in a dead-end job, she consoles herself with binge-watching the British television series that she...

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An equal stillness by Francesca Kay

An equal stillness

Francesca Kay

Audio CD

"Jennet Mallow is born in Yorkshire in the 1920s but her interest in art and creativity alienates her from her family, her father who is a priest, her conventional sister and her emotionally stunted mother. Jennet moves to London in search of a more ...

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Lady of light  by Kathleen Morgan

Lady of light

Kathleen Morgan

Book

"Heartbroken at losing his first love to another man, Evan leaves Culdee Creek in hopes of forgetting her. When his searching heart brings him to his ancestral home of Scotland, he encounters a beautiful young woman who begins to fill the empty corners...

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Woman of grace  by Kathleen Morgan

Woman of grace

Kathleen Morgan

Book

"Even though her name means "grace", Hannah Cutler struggles to accept true mercy and love - especially from Devlin MacKay, the only man who remembers her past as well as she does. Hannah Cutler, a former prostitute, is trying to begin her life anew....

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The great believers by Rebecca Makkai

The great believers

Rebecca Makkai

Book

"In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage...

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The other woman by Sandie Jones

The other woman

Sandie Jones

Book

"Emily thinks Adam's perfect; the man she thought she'd never meet. But lurking in the shadows is a rival; a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves. Emily chose Adam, but she didn't choose his mother Pammie. There's nothing a mother wouldn't...

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Goodbye, Paris by Anstey Harris

Goodbye, Paris

Anstey Harris

Book

"Grace once had the beginnings of a promising musical career, but she hasn't been able to play her cello publicly since a traumatic event at music college years ago. Since then, she's built a quiet life for herself in her small English village, repai...

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Motherhood by Sheila Heti

Motherhood

Sheila Heti

Book

"In Motherhood, Sheila Heti asks what is gained and what is lost when a woman becomes a mother, treating the most consequential decision of early adulthood with the candor, originality, and humor that have won Heti international acclaim and made How Should...

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Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane by JoAnn Ross

Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane

JoAnn Ross

Book

"Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, Jolene Wells is forever indebted to the mother who encouraged her to fly--all the way to sunny LA and a world away from Honeymoon Harbor. Although Jolene vowed never to look back, returning home isn't even...

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Daughter of joy  by Kathleen Morgan

Daughter of joy

Kathleen Morgan

Book

"Abigail Stanton's whole life was rooted in her faith, a faith she now clings to solely to survive. In the wake of losing her husband and young son, Abby sets out alone, bereft and heartsick, to discover what God wants her to do. When he leads her to...

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The things we cannot say  by Kelly Rimmer

The things we cannot say

Kelly Rimmer

Book

"2019: Life changed beyond recognition for Alice when her son, Eddie, was born with autism spectrum disorder. She must do everything to support him, but at what cost to her family? When her cherished grandmother is hospitalised, a hidden box of memen...

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Stubborn archivist  by Yara Rodrigues Fowler

Stubborn archivist

Yara Rodrigues Fowler

Book

"When your mother considers another country home, it's hard to know where you belong. When the people you live among can't pronounce your name, it's hard to know exactly who you are. And when your body no longer feels like your own, it's hard to unde...

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Home fires  by Fiona Lowe

Home fires

Fiona Lowe

Book

"When a lethal bushfire tore through Myrtle, nestled in Victoria's breathtaking Otway Ranges, the town's buildings - and the lives of its residents - were left as smouldering ash. For three women in particular, the fire fractured their lives and thei...

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After the party  by Cassie Hamer

After the party

Cassie Hamer

Book

"Lisa Wheeldon has a lovely life. Wife to a gorgeous husband, Scott, and a devoted mother to two small daughters, the former accountant has everything she wants - except a third child. But the universe has a strange way of providing. On the surface, ...

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If only I could tell you  by Hannah Beckerman

If only I could tell you

Hannah Beckerman

Book

"Audrey's family has fallen apart. Her two grown-up daughters, Jess and Lily, are estranged, and her two teenage granddaughters have never been allowed to meet. A secret that echoes back thirty years has splintered the family in two, but is also the one...

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Bonnie and Stan  by Anna Stuart

Bonnie and Stan

Anna Stuart

Book

"Bonnie and Stan are soulmates. They met during the Swinging Sixties, to the soundtrack of The Beatles and the Merseybeat scene. Now they've grown up and grown old together, had children and grandchildren. They are finally building their dream home, ...

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A love story for bewildered girls  by Emma Morgan

A love story for bewildered girls

Emma Morgan

Book

"Grace has what one might call a 'full and interesting life' which is code for not married and has no kids. Her life is the envy of her friends, who assume she doesn't want the trappings of married life. But all this time she has been waiting in secret...

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The orchardist's daughter  by Karen Viggers

The orchardist's daughter

Karen Viggers

Book

"Sixteen-year-old Mikaela has grown up isolated and homeschooled on an apple orchard in southeastern Tasmania, until an unexpected event shatters her family. Eighteen months later, she and her older brother Kurt are running a small business in a timber...

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Beside myself  by Sasha Marianna Salzmann

Beside myself

Sasha Marianna Salzmann

Book

"Beside Myself is the disturbing and exhilarating story of a family across four generations. At its heart is one woman?s search for her twin brother. When Anton goes missing and the only clue is a postcard sent from Istanbul, Alissa leaves her life in...

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The forgiving jar  by Wanda E. Brunstetter

The forgiving jar

Wanda E. Brunstetter

Book

"After her mother's death Sara Murray learns that her maternal grandparents are Amish, living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Making the trip to meet them, she is shocked to learn someone else has been pretending to be Sara. Tired of the secrets and...

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The hope jar  by Wanda E. Brunstetter

The hope jar

Wanda E. Brunstetter

Book

"Michelle Taylor is not who her new family in Lancaster County believes her to be. The Lapps were looking for their long-lost granddaughter when they met Michelle and she assumed the identity of Sara Murray. Once homeless and hopeless, Michelle has come...

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Child of promise  by Kathleen Morgan

Child of promise

Kathleen Morgan

Book

"Beth MacKay returns to Culdee Creek after five years of medical school determined to prove herself. Her first love, Rev. Noah Starr, is now a widowed father who is questioning his ministry“--Provided by publisher.

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Victory  by James Lasdun

Victory

James Lasdun

Book

"Two timely explorations of male sexual violence, power and corruption. Love and hate, desire and guilt, friendship and betrayal form the coordinates of these two intensely dramatic stories of men and women caught between their irrational passions and...

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The object of your affections  by Falguni Kothari

The object of your affections

Falguni Kothari

Book

"Two best friends rewrite the rules of friendship, love and family...and change everything they thought they knew about motherhood. Paris Kahn Fraser has it all--a successful career as an assistant district attorney, a beautiful home in New York City,...

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A student of history  by Nina Revoyr

A student of history

Nina Revoyr

Book

"Rick Nagano is a graduate student in the history department at USC, struggling to make rent on his South Los Angeles apartment near the neighborhood where his family once lived. When he lands a job as a research assistant for the elderly Mrs. W--, the...

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Aerialists  by Mark Mayer

Aerialists

Mark Mayer

Book

"Aerialists is a fiercely inventive collection of nine stories in which classic carnival characters become ordinary misfits seeking grandeur in a lonely world. A young misogynist finds a confidante in a cable-TV strongwoman. A realtor for the one per...

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Optic nerve  by María Gainza

Optic nerve

María Gainza

Book

"The narrator of Optic Nerve is an Argentinian woman whose obsession is art. The story of her life is the story of the paintings, and painters, who matter to her. Her intimate, digressive voice guides us through a gallery of moments that have touched...

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Where reasons end  by Yiyun Li

Where reasons end

Yiyun Li

Book

"A woman's teenage son takes his own life. It is incomprehensible. The woman is a writer, and so she attempts to comprehend her grief in the space she knows best: on the page, as an imagined conversation with the child she has lost. He is as sharp and...

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Trump Sky Alpha  by Mark Doten

Trump Sky Alpha

Mark Doten

Book

"Twice a week, the president pilots his ultraluxury airship Trump Sky Alpha (seats start at $50,000), delivering, as he travels between D.C., New York City, and Mar-a-Lago, a streaming YouTube address to the nation, in which he trumpets his successes...

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The sisters Hemingway  by Annie England Noblin

The sisters Hemingway

Annie England Noblin

Book

"The Hemingway Sisters of Cold River, Missouri are local legends. Raised by a mother obsessed with Ernest Hemingway, they were named after the author's four wives--Hadley, Pfeiffer, Martha, and Mary. The sisters couldn't be more different--or more alike....

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Sea monsters  by Chloe Aridjis

Sea monsters

Chloe Aridjis

Book

"One autumn afternoon in Mexico City, 17-year-old Luisa does not return home from school. Instead, she boards a bus to the Pacific coast with Tomas, a boy she barely knows. He seems to represent everything her life is lacking - recklessness, impulse,...

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Dream sequence  by Adam Foulds

Dream sequence

Adam Foulds

Book

"Henry Reynolds, a brilliant but narcissistic young actor, is prepared to go to any length for a role, to capitalise on his successes in television drama by securing the lead in the latest film by a celebrated Spanish director. He is on the brink of the...

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Bangkok wakes to rain  by Pitchaya Sudbanthad

Bangkok wakes to rain

Pitchaya Sudbanthad

Book

"Places remember us. . . A missionary begs to be moved from disease-ridden Bangkok. A musician plays a private show for ghosts. A student abandoned by his lover bleeds to death in the street. A plastic surgeon designs a girl a new face. A woman d...

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99 Nights in Logar  by Jamil Jan Kochai

99 Nights in Logar

Jamil Jan Kochai

Book

"Laconic, sharp and playful, 99 Nights in Logar is a stunning coming-of-age novel and a portrait of Afghanistan like no other, from an unforgettable new voice. It is 2005 in Logar, Afghanistan, and twelve-year-old Marwand has returned from America with...

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A seat by the hearth  by Amy Clipston

A seat by the hearth

Amy Clipston

Book

"In the third installment of Amy Clipston's Amish Heirloom series, Priscilla Allgyer returns to the Amish community she'd dreamt of escaping and learns the hard lessons of love and forgiveness from a surprising source"--

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