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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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Bright burning things by Lisa Harding

Bright burning things

Lisa Harding

Audio CD

"Being Tommy's mother is too much for Sonya. Too much love, too much fear, too much longing for the cool wine she gulps from the bottle each night. Because Sonya is burning the fish fingers, and driving too fast, and swimming too far from the shore, ...

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Beautiful world, where are you by Sally Rooney

Beautiful world, where are you

Sally Rooney

Large Print

"Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a distribution warehouse, and asks him if he'd like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known s...

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An Irish country Yuletide by Patrick Taylor

An Irish country Yuletide

Patrick Taylor

Large Print

"A charming Christmas entry in Patrick Taylor's beloved internationally bestselling Irish Country series, An Irish Country Yuletide. December 1965. 'Tis the season once again in the cozy Irish village of Ballybucklebo, which means that Doctor Fingal ...

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L.A. weather by María Amparo Escandón

L.A. weather

María Amparo Escandón

Large Print

"L.A. is parched, dry as a bone, and all Oscar, the weather-obsessed patriarch of the Alvarado family, desperately wants is a little rain. He's harboring a costly secret that distracts him from everything else. His wife, Keila, desperate for a life with...

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Once there were wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

Once there were wolves

Charlotte McConaghy

Large Print

"Inti Flynn arrives in Scotland with her twin sister, Aggie, to lead a team tasked with reintroducing fourteen grey wolves into the remote Highlands. She hopes to heal not only the dying landscape, but a broken Aggie, too. However, Inti is not the woman...

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Damnation spring by Ash Davidson

Damnation spring

Ash Davidson

Large Print

"For generations, Rich Gundersen's family has made a living felling giant redwoods on California's rugged coast. It's treacherous work, and though his son, Chub, wants nothing more than to step into his father's boots, Rich longs for a bigger future for...

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Wish you were here by Jodi Picoult

Wish you were here

Jodi Picoult

Large Print

"Diana O'Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. She's a junior appraiser a...

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It's getting dark  by Peter Stamm

It's getting dark

Peter Stamm

Book

"A new story collection [that] deftly evokes and explores the shifts that occur when the world grows dark. Georg is on the verge of retirement. No one notices him anymore at the office, and there is no dinner waiting for him at home. He seems to diss...

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No land to light on  by Yara Zgheib

No land to light on

Yara Zgheib

Book

"Hadi and Sama are a young Syrian couple in the throes of new love, building a life in the country that brought them together. They'd met in Cambridge, Massachusetts: he, a shell-shocked refugee of a bloody civil war; she, a passionate dreamer who'd come...

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The secrets of Bridgewater Bay  by Julie (Novelist) Brooks

The secrets of Bridgewater Bay

Julie (Novelist) Brooks

Book

"England, 1919: Rose and Ivy board a ship bound for Australia. One is travelling there to marry a man she has never met. One is destined never to arrive. Australia, 2016: Amongst her late-grandmother's possessions, Molly uncovers a photograph of two ...

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The school for good mothers  by Jessamine Chan

The school for good mothers

Jessamine Chan

Book

"Set in near-future America, The School for Good Mothers introduces readers to a government-run reform program where bad mothers are retrained using robot doll children with artificial intelligence. Protagonist Frida Liu, a 39-year-old Chinese-American...

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The ones we keep  by Bobbie Jean Huff

The ones we keep

Bobbie Jean Huff

Book

"An idyllic lakeside resort seems like the perfect family vacation for Olivia and Harry Somerville and their three young boys. That is, until, returning from a solo hike one morning, Olivia hears that one of her sons has drowned. Before she can discover...

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Honor  by Thrity N. Umrigar

Honor

Thrity N. Umrigar

Book

"Indian American journalist Smita has returned to India to cover a story, but reluctantly: long ago she and her family left the country with no intention of ever coming back. As she follows the case of Meena - a Hindu woman attacked by members of her...

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The reading list by Sara Nisha Adams

The reading list

Sara Nisha Adams

Audio CD

"Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life after the loss of his wife Naina. He shops every Wednesday, goes to Temple, and worries about his disinterested granddaughter, Priya, who tucks herself away reading whilst he watches David Attenborough. Aleisha is working...

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Apples never fall by Liane Moriarty

Apples never fall

Liane Moriarty

Large Print

"After fifty years of marriage, Stan and Joy Delaney are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. One night a stranger named Savannah knocks on Stan and Joy's door. She says she chose their house because it looked the friendliest....

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Beasts of a little land  by Juhea Kim

Beasts of a little land

Juhea Kim

Book

"1917. Deep in the snowy mountains of occupied Korea, an impoverished local hunter on the brink of starvation saves a young Japanese officer from an attacking tiger. Over the course of half a century, in a world where friends become enemies, enemies ...

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White on white  by Aysegül Savas

White on white

Aysegül Savas

Book

"A student moves to the city to research Gothic nudes. She rents an apartment from a painter, Agnes, who lives in another town with her husband. One day, Agnes arrives in the city and settles into the upstairs studio. In their meetings Agnes tells stories...

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A time outside this time  by Amitava Kumar

A time outside this time

Amitava Kumar

Book

"When a writer named Satya attends a prestigious artist retreat, he finds the pressures of the outside world won't let up: President Trump rages online; a dangerous virus envelops the globe; and the 24-hour news cycle throws fuel on every fire. For most...

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Invisible  by Danielle Steel

Invisible

Danielle Steel

Book

"Antonia Adams is the product of a loveless marriage between a beautiful young model and a wealthy entrepreneur. As a child, she is abandoned in the chasm between them. Unprotected and unloved, she learns that the only way to feel safe is to draw as ...

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To paradise  by Hanya Yanagihara

To paradise

Hanya Yanagihara

Book

"In an alternate version of 1893 America, New York is part of the Free States, where people may live and love whomever they please (or so it seems). The fragile young scion of a distinguished family resists betrothal to a worthy suitor, drawn to a ch...

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No one is talking about this by Patricia Lockwood

No one is talking about this

Patricia Lockwood

Large Print

"Is there life after the internet? A woman who has recently been elevated to prominence for her social media posts travels around the world to meet her adoring fans. She is overwhelmed by navigating the new language and etiquette of what she terms "t...

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Gang Girl  by David Whittet

Gang Girl

David Whittet

Book

"The Gang stole her childhood. She won't let them claim the rest of her life. New Zealand, 1970. Born into the gang, Aroha longs to escape the misery of her childhood. The daughter of a notorious gang leader, her dream of freedom falls apart when she's...

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The last bookshop by Emma Young

The last bookshop

Emma Young

Large Print

Cait is a bookshop owner and book nerd. Her social life revolves around her mobile bookselling service, which hand-picks titles for elderly clients, particularly the grandmotherly June. After a tough decade, Book Fiend is the last bookshop in the cen...

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The secret life of Albert Entwistle by Matt (Writer) author. Cain

The secret life of Albert Entwistle

Matt (Writer) author. Cain

Large Print

Albert Entwistle was a postman. It was one of the few things everyone knew about him. And it was one of the few things he was comfortable with people knowing. Sixty-four-year-old Albert Entwistle has been a postie in a quiet town in Northern England for...

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Beautiful world, where are you by Sally Rooney

Beautiful world, where are you

Sally Rooney

Large Print

Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he'd like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood....

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Dog days by Ericka Waller

Dog days

Ericka Waller

Large Print

George is very angry. His wife has died, and the last thing he needs is his neighbour Betty trying to rescue him. Then there's the dog, a dachshund puppy called Poppy. George doesn't want a dog - he wants a fight. Dan is a counsellor with OCD - great...

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Two figures in a car and other stories  by Wan Phing Lim

Two figures in a car and other stories

Wan Phing Lim

Book

"Short stories set in contemporary Malaysia and Singapore, depicting the lives of the lonely, desperate and heartbroken in their morally-subjective worlds. Two figures sit in a car, waiting to commit a crime. A young girl steals her grandmother's jad...

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The river child  by Jo Tuscano

The river child

Jo Tuscano

Book

"Standing beside Elise's grave, Siobhan Montrell remembers how her mother finally blew the perfect smoke ring on the day that Elise disappeared. Remembers the day that would change and define her life forever. The toddler's body was found in the river...

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Crow's eye  by Tim Pompey

Crow's eye

Tim Pompey

Book

"Dovey Declair is troubled by her recent dreams, as if someone or something is trying to communicate with her. After reading an article in a local Tulsa newspaper about the 1921 Tulsa Massacre, she feels an immediate draw to the event and wonders if this...

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Three more months  by Sarah Smith

Three more months

Sarah Smith

Book

"Chloe Howard's devotion to her job has come at a cost: spending time with the most important person in her life--her mother. Vowing to change, she plans a trip home. Sadly, hours before she arrives, her mother passes away, leaving Chloe without a goodbye...

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The sadness of whirlwinds  by Jim Peterson

The sadness of whirlwinds

Jim Peterson

Book

"The Sadness of Whirlwinds explores the world as we know it but tinged with magical possibilities that challenge our expectations. A small dog leads a man into the backyard of a blind woman who has drawn him forth from a forgotten past. A man becomes...

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Olga dies dreaming  by Xochitl Gonzalez

Olga dies dreaming

Xochitl Gonzalez

Book

"It's 2017, and Olga and her brother, Pedro 'Prieto' Acevedo, are bold-faced names in their hometown of New York. Prieto is a popular congressman representing their gentrifying, Latinx neighborhood in Brooklyn, while Olga is the wedding planner for M...

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The women I love  by Francesco Pacifico

The women I love

Francesco Pacifico

Book

"A provocative and bracing sendup of modern masculinity, from the author of Class and The Story of My Purity. Marcello, an editor and poet, is on the brink of his forties. Like everyone in his life, including his sister-in-law, he's writing a novel. ...

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Free-falling by Nicola Moriarty

Free-falling

Nicola Moriarty

Audio CD

"Belinda's life is in free-fall after the sudden death of her fiance Andy. But then ghostly signs begin to appear which suggest he might not really be gone. And Belinda begins to tumble even further. Will his final parting gift be enough to save her?...

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I couldn't love you more by Esther Freud

I couldn't love you more

Esther Freud

Large Print

"A sweeping story of three generations of women, crossing from London to Ireland and back again, and the enduring effort to retrieve the secrets of the past. It's London, 1960, and Aoife Kelly-once the sparkling object of young men's affections-runs pubs...

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Chai time at Cinnamon Gardens  by Shankari Chandran

Chai time at Cinnamon Gardens

Shankari Chandran

Book

"Welcome to Cinnamon Gardens, a home for those who are lost and the stories they treasure. Cinnamon Gardens Nursing Home is nestled in the quiet suburb of Westgrove, Sydney - populated with residents with colourful histories, each with their own secr...

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Burnt out  by Victoria Brookman

Burnt out

Victoria Brookman

Book

"Calida Lyons is having a very bad week. She's long past deadline for her still unwritten second novel; her husband has just left her; and her Blue Mountains community is being threatened by bushfires. Just as she hits rock bottom, she's forced to shelter...

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From another world  by Evelina Santangelo

From another world

Evelina Santangelo

Book

"In a discount store in Brussels, 15-year-old Khaled stands oozing water from his trainers, mud caked on his legs. He is spotted by Karolina. She offers him a packet of biscuits, but what he wants is a red suitcase. She buys it for him and they part ...

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Intimacies  by Lucy Caldwell

Intimacies

Lucy Caldwell

Book

"'Intimacies' exquisitely charts the steps and missteps of young women trying to find their place in the world. From a Belfast student ordering illegal drugs online to end an unwanted pregnancy to a young mother's brush with mortality; from a Christmas...

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Lucky  by Marissa Stapley

Lucky

Marissa Stapley

Book

"Lucky Armstrong is a tough, talented grifter who has just pulled off a million-dollar heist with her boyfriend, Cary. She's ready to start a brand-new life, with a new identity, when things go sideways. Alone for the first time, navigating the world...

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Secrets my mothers kept  by Rebecca Tucker

Secrets my mothers kept

Rebecca Tucker

Book

"Austin Nobel is preparing for a summer trip to France, which includes obtaining a passport. However, when she receives her birth certificate in the mail with the wrong name on it, Austin uncovers that she was adopted, something her parents had kept ...

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Winter at Cliff's End Cottage  by Sheila Norton

Winter at Cliff's End Cottage

Sheila Norton

Book

"Cliff's End Cottage is a local landmark. Perched on the South Devon coast, its garden has begun slowly toppling into the sea, yet the elderly and infamously stubborn owner Stella refuses to leave her home. When Holly, a young journalist and single m...

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The Arctic Curry Club  by Dani Redd

The Arctic Curry Club

Dani Redd

Book

"'For my whole life I had been looking for home. But why would that be in a place that I'd left? Perhaps I had to keep moving forward in order to find it...' Soon after upending her life to accompany her boyfriend Ryan to the Arctic, Maya realises it's...

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Pride and prejudice on social media  by Sarah (Science communicator) Day

Pride and prejudice on social media

Sarah (Science communicator) Day

Book

"Elizabeth Bennet has politely declined your friend request and asks that you do not slide into her DMs again. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, will probably be verified on social media. The c...

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Fates and fortunes in Little Woodford  by Catherine Jones

Fates and fortunes in Little Woodford

Catherine Jones

Book

"Summer is approaching in the market town of Little Woodford, which can only mean one thing: the town fete! But the winds of change are blowing through the sleepy town high street and trouble is on the horizon... Two hot properties have come up for sale:...

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The child  by Kjersti A. Skomsvold

The child

Kjersti A. Skomsvold

Book

"A young mother speaks to her second born child. Since the drama of childbirth, all feels calm. The world is new and full of surprises, even though dangers lurk behind every corner; a car out of control, disease ever-present in the air, the unforgiving...

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Winter water  by Susanne Jansson

Winter water

Susanne Jansson

Book

"Martin, who has always been drawn to the ocean, moves his wife Alexandra and their two young children to his family's idyllic summer cottage in the picturesque island village of Orust, on the west coast of Sweden. Martin begins to cultivate a mussel...

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Tell me how to be  by Neel Patel

Tell me how to be

Neel Patel

Book

"Renu Amin always seemed perfect: doting husband, beautiful house, healthy sons. But as the one-year anniversary of her husband's death approaches, Renu is binge-watching soap operas and simmering with old resentments. She can't stop wondering if, th...

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Where you come from  by Saša Stanišić

Where you come from

Saša Stanišić

Book

"Saša Stanišic's Where You Come From is a novel about a village where only thirteen people remain, a country that no longer exists, a shattered family that is his own. Blending autofiction, fable, and choose-your-own-adventure, Stanišic traces a fami...

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The Museum of Rain  by Dave Eggers

The Museum of Rain

Dave Eggers

Book

"Oisín Mahoney is an American Army vet in his 70s who is asked to lead a group of young grand-nieces and grand-nephews on a walk through the hills of California's Central Coast. Walking toward a setting sun, their destination is a place called The Museum...

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The girl who lived twice  by Tina Clough

The girl who lived twice

Tina Clough

Book

"A woman wakes one morning and finds that time has re-wound by exactly one year. This puts her in a difficult position, unable to confide in anyone in case they think she is delusional. She must use her year's worth of pre-knowledge to best effect, but...

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Aljce in therapy land  by Alice Tawhai

Aljce in therapy land

Alice Tawhai

Book

"On her first day the sky had a salmon tint to it; after the rain, and before the cloud entirely cleared, as if it had been put into a washing machine with roses. Someone was probably really annoyed at the way they had run. Aljce parked in the asphalt...

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Mona Passage  by Thomas "Buddy" Bardenwerper

Mona Passage

Thomas "Buddy" Bardenwerper

Book

"This is the story of two neighbors in San Juan, Puerto Rico: Galan Betances, a Cuban emigrant, and Pat McAllister, a young Coast Guard officer. During long evenings spent together talking on their Calle Luna rooftop, a deep friendship develops based...

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The village inn of secret dreams by Alison Sherlock

The village inn of secret dreams

Alison Sherlock

Large Print

After escaping her parents' unhappy marriage to sleepy Cranbridge a long time ago, Belle Clarke dreams of staying at The Black Swan Inn forever. But with the rundown Inn threatened with closure, Belle may be forced to leave, unless a buyer can be fou...

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The cosy cottage in Ireland  by Julie Caplin

The cosy cottage in Ireland

Julie Caplin

Book

"Talented lawyer Hannah Campbell wants a change in her workaholic Manchester life - so she books herself a place at the world-renowned Killorgally Cookery School in County Kerry. But on her first night In Ireland, sampling the delights of Dublin, Hannah...

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Peaces  by Helen Oyeyemi

Peaces

Helen Oyeyemi

Book

"Peaces is the story of Otto and Xavier Shin, a couple who embark on a mysterious train journey that takes them far beyond any destination they could have anticipated. As the carriages roll along they discover each is more curious and fascinating than...

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The resurrection of Fulgencio Ramirez  by Rudy Ruiz

The resurrection of Fulgencio Ramirez

Rudy Ruiz

Book

"1950s. In the border town of La Frontera, young love blooms at first sight between Fulgencio Ramirez, the son of impoverished immigrants, and Carolina Mendelssohn, the local pharmacist's daughter. Their bonds will be undone by a force more powerful than...

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All shades of iberibe  by author Kasimma

All shades of iberibe

author Kasimma

Book

"In the Nigerian language Igbo "iberibe" means "messed up." This stunning short story collection by Kasimma grabs readers and pulls them into the cities and villages of today's Nigeria. Against the glare of smart phone screens, spirits of the dead fl...

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Fit  by Sammy Wright

Fit

Sammy Wright

Book

"This powerful, tender debut novel tells the story of the complicated fallout when a girl is plucked from her foster home into a dazzling new life in London as a model. A biting look at the realities of the comforting Cinderella stories we tell ourselves,...

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The olive grove  by Eva Glyn

The olive grove

Eva Glyn

Book

"Antonia Butler is on the brink of a life-changing decision and a job advert looking for a multilingual housekeeper at a beautifully renovated Croatian farmhouse, Vila Maslina, is one she can't ignore. Arriving on the tiny picturesque island of Korču...

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The last one  by Fatima Daas

The last one

Fatima Daas

Book

"Drawn from the author's experiences growing up in a Paris banlieue, a powerful, lyric debut that explores the diverse, often conflicting facets of her identity--French, Algerian, Muslim, lesbian. The youngest daughter of Algerian immigrants, Fatima Daas...

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Nanny dearest  by Flora Collins

Nanny dearest

Flora Collins

Book

"Sue Keller is lost. When her father dies suddenly, she's orphaned in her mid-twenties ... Then Sue meets Annie. It's been twenty years ... She was Sue's live-in nanny at their big house upstate, and she loved Sue like she was her own ... Sue is only...

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Something quite beautiful  by Amanda Prowse

Something quite beautiful

Amanda Prowse

Book

"Funny, heart-warming and moving, these seven short stories are the perfect excuse for a bit of me-time."--

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The wicked widow  by Beatriz Williams

The wicked widow

Beatriz Williams

Book

"June 1925. Audacious Appalachian flapper Geneva "Gin" Kelly prepares to trade her high-flying ways for respectable marriage to Oliver Anson Marshall, a steadfast Prohibition agent who happens to hail from one of New York's most distinguished families....

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Nothing  by Danny O'Connor

Nothing

Danny O'Connor

Book

"He can remember nothing of the life he wakes up to. Not the job in insurance in an office by the motorway. Not the commuter-belt home in the kind of place the government wants you to live. Not the kids, who seem to steal bits of his face and wear them...

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The northern reach  by W. S. Winslow

The northern reach

W. S. Winslow

Book

"A heart-wrenching first novel about the power of place and family ties, the weight of the stories we choose to tell, and the burden of those we hide. Frozen in grief after the loss of her son at sea, Edith Baines stares across the water at a schooner,...

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Couples wanted  by Briana Cole

Couples wanted

Briana Cole

Book

"Adventurous and open-minded, newlyweds Bridget and Roman are determined to keep their relationship exciting. So, when they meet married swingers Corinne and Patrick, they're instantly drawn to their carefree glamour and warm promise of friendship. And...

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People want to live  by Farah Ali

People want to live

Farah Ali

Book

"Set primarily in Pakistan, these award-winning stories follow people living on the brink of abandonment - in their personal relationships and their place in the world."--Provided by publisher.

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Old music for new people  by David Biddle

Old music for new people

David Biddle

Book

"It's the summer of 2013 and 15-year-old Ivy Scattergood has traveled with her family to their vacation home in Maine. The Scattergoods are a blended, mixed-race family with old Philadelphia area Quaker roots. Ivy loves the Red Sox, one single music group...

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In case of emergency  by Mahsa Mohebali

In case of emergency

Mahsa Mohebali

Book

"What do you do when the world is falling apart and you're in withdrawal? Disillusioned, wealthy, and addicted to opium, Shadi wakes up one day to apocalyptic earthquakes and a dangerously low stash. Outside, Tehran is crumbling: yuppies flee in...

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A spring surprise for the Cornish midwife by Jo Bartlett

A spring surprise for the Cornish midwife

Jo Bartlett

Audio CD

Midwife Jess knows she'll never have a baby of her own, but she's determined to still be a mum. So Jess decides to foster, providing love and support for children who desperately need it - something Jess never had as a child when she was in foster care....

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No ex before marriage by Portia MacIntosh

No ex before marriage

Portia MacIntosh

Audio CD

While her friends join the "Wife Club" one by one, Poppy feels like that part of her life is done and dusted. Already married and divorced she's not desperate to go through all that again.But what if her divorce never actually went through...? After a...

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Wishing under a starlit Skye by Lisa J. author. Hobman

Wishing under a starlit Skye

Lisa J. author. Hobman

Audio CD

Glentorrin bakery owner, and lone parent, Caitlin Fraser, is single and finally ready to mingle.With her daughter, Grace, about to become a teenager, and her friends all settling down, Caitlin decides she deserves a shot at happiness too. Resisting the...

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Falling for a French dream by Jennifer Bohnet

Falling for a French dream

Jennifer Bohnet

Large Print

After tragically losing her husband, Nicola Jacques and her teenage son Oliver relocate to his father's family's Olive Farm in the hills above the French Riviera.Due a family feud, Oliver has never known his fathers' side of the family and Grandpapa Henri...

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Fire and fury for the tobacco girls by Lizzie Lane

Fire and fury for the tobacco girls

Lizzie Lane

Large Print

Bristol 1941As the clouds of war grow bleaker both at home and abroad, the Tobacco Girls are determined to do their bit for King and Country. To that end Maisie Miles and Bridget Milligan become voluntary ambulance drivers.As well as coping with the ...

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An Amish quilting bee

An Amish quilting bee

Book

"From bestselling authors of Amish fiction come three charming stories of cozy quilting circles and budding romance."--

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Dava Shastri's last day  by Kirthana Ramisetti

Dava Shastri's last day

Kirthana Ramisetti

Book

"Dava Shastri, one of the world's wealthiest women, has always lived with her sterling reputation in mind. A brain cancer diagnosis at the age of seventy, however, changes everything, as she decides to take her death - like all matters of her life - into...

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The schoolteacher of Saint-Michel  by Sarah (Historical novelist) Steele

The schoolteacher of Saint-Michel

Sarah (Historical novelist) Steele

Book

"France, 1942. At the end of the day, the schoolteacher releases her pupils. She checks they have their identity passes, and warns them not to stop until the German guards have let them through the barrier that separates occupied France from Free France....

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