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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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We wish you luck  by Caroline Zancan

We wish you luck

Caroline Zancan

Book

"It doesn't take long for the students on Fielding campus to become obsessed with Hannah, Leslie and Jimmy. The three graduate students are mysterious, inaccessible, and brilliant. Leslie, glamorous and brash, has declared that she wants to write erotica...

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The boatman and other stories  by Billy O'Callaghan

The boatman and other stories

Billy O'Callaghan

Book

The breathtaking short story collection from the Costa-shortlisted Irish writer. In these twelve quietly dazzling, carefully crafted stories, Billy O'Callaghan explores the resilience of the human heart and its ability to keep beating even in the wake...

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The protective one  by Shelley Shepard Gray

The protective one

Shelley Shepard Gray

Book

"The tragic and untimely death of her old friend has made Elizabeth rethink not only her priorities but her relationship with David, the man her parents have been encouraging her to see. Desperate for a change, she breaks things off with David in an effort...

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All the ways we said goodbye  by Beatriz Williams

All the ways we said goodbye

Beatriz Williams

Book

France, 1914. Aurelie becomes trapped on the wrong side of the front with her father, Comte Sigismund de Courcelles. When the Germans move into their family's ancestral estate, Aurelie discovers she knows the German Major's aide de camp, Maximilian V...

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The catcher in the rye by J. D. (Jerome David) Salinger

The catcher in the rye

J. D. (Jerome David) Salinger

Large Print

"A 16-year old American boy relates in his own words the experiences he goes through at school and after, and reveals with unusual candour the workings of his own mind. What does a boy in his teens think and feel about his teachers, parents, friends ...

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A respectable woman  by Easterine Kire

A respectable woman

Easterine Kire

Book

"The Second World War has just ended. The Japanese have departed. In Nagaland in northeast India - one of the key theaters of the battle - political unrest and tremendous social changes have generated new social problems. For returning soldiers and o...

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The wicked redhead by Beatriz Williams

The wicked redhead

Beatriz Williams

Large Print

"Ginger Kelly wakes up in 1924 in tranquil Cocoa Beach, Florida, after fleeing to safety with disgraced Prohibition agent Oliver Anson Marshall, and her newly-orphaned young sister, Patsy. But Marshall is reinstated to the agency with suspicious haste...

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The dog I loved by Susan Wilson

The dog I loved

Susan Wilson

Large Print

"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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An Irish country family by Patrick Taylor

An Irish country family

Patrick Taylor

Large Print

"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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Ellie and the harpmaker by Hazel Prior

Ellie and the harpmaker

Hazel Prior

Large Print

"Dan Hollis lives alone, in a remote barn hidden in the woods on Exmoor. He leads a simple life and takes great pleasure in the small things - he counts the toadstools he finds on his morning walk (317), he cuts his sandwiches into triangles and arranges...

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Summerlings by Lisa Howorth

Summerlings

Lisa Howorth

Large Print

"It's the summer of 1959. For the handful of families who live on Connors Lane, a stone's throw from the Washington Monument, life is still largely defined by what one did during the war. Behind each freshly painted door lives the family of a diplomat,...

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Very nice by Marcy Dermansky

Very nice

Marcy Dermansky

Large Print

"Rachel Klein never meant to kiss her creative writing professor, but with his long eyelashes, his silky hair, and the sad, beautiful life he laid bare on Twitter, she does, and the kiss is very nice. Zahid Azzam never planned to become a houseguest in...

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Where we come from by Oscar Cásares

Where we come from

Oscar Cásares

Large Print

"A Mexican-American family in a Texas border town reluctantly become involved in smuggling immigrants into the United States. Brownsville, Texas, has a dangerous reputation: it sits on the U.S. side of the bridge into Matamoros, Mexico, a city controlled...

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The painted castle by Kristy Cambron

The painted castle

Kristy Cambron

Large Print

"It was supposed to be a one-week job: survey an art find, collect a hefty fee, and use that to settle historian Kiera Foley’s life back into balance. But from the moment she sets foot in the East Suffolk countryside, the mysteries surrounding the old...

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Track changes  by Sayed Qashu

Track changes

Sayed Qashu

Book

"Having emigrated to America years before, a nameless memoirist now residing in Illinois receives word that his estranged father, whom he has not spoken to in fourteen years, is dying. Leaving his wife and their three children, he returns to Jerusalem...

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The fallout  by Rebecca. author. Thornton

The fallout

Rebecca. author. Thornton

Book

"When Liza's little boy has an accident at the local health club - a mother's worst nightmare - it's all anyone can talk about. Was nobody watching him? Where was his mother? Who's to blame? The rumours, the finger-pointing, the whispers - they're ev...

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The Lawson sisters  by Janet Gover

The Lawson sisters

Janet Gover

Book

"A fractured family. Guilty secrets. Can the Lawson legacy be saved? For many years Elizabeth Lawson has battled single-handedly to run the family's historic horse stud in memory of her beloved father. But a devastating loss puts her dreams at risk. With...

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Dear Edward  by Ann Napolitano

Dear Edward

Ann Napolitano

Book

"One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them are a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpe...

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Moral compass  by Danielle Steel

Moral compass

Danielle Steel

Book

"Saint Ambrose Prep is a place where the wealthy send their children for the best possible education, with teachers and administrators from the Ivy League, and graduates who become future lawyers, politicians, filmmakers, and CEOs. Traditionally a bo...

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Big lies in a small town  by Diane Chamberlain

Big lies in a small town

Diane Chamberlain

Book

"North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, she finds herself serving a three-year stint in the North Carolina Women's Correctional Center. Her dream of a career in art is put on...

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The painted castle  by Kristy Cambron

The painted castle

Kristy Cambron

Book

Parham Hill, East Suffolk. In Victorian England, sketch artist Elizabeth Meade is determined to avenge her father's murder-- even if it means betrothal to the very man she believe committed the crime. A century later, WWII widow Amelia Woods has turned...

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The astral traveller's handbook & other tales  by David Michie

The astral traveller's handbook & other tales

David Michie

Audio CD

"Whatever dreams he was having, Jason knew they had nothing to do with his physical body. His eyes were firmly shut and his consciousness withdrawn from his senses when all this was going on. Yet in his dreams he experienced sights, sounds and even v...

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David Lazar  by Robert Allen Kalich

David Lazar

Robert Allen Kalich

Book

"David Lazar by best-selling author Robert Kalich is a semi-autobiographical novel that blurs the lines between memoir and fiction. A modern love story with a twist of a mystery, it portrays the inner-life of a complex everyman and the incredible ext...

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The heap  by Sean (Novelist) Adams

The heap

Sean (Novelist) Adams

Book

“Standing nearly five hundred stories tall, Los Verticalés once bustled with life and excitement. Now this marvel of modern architecture and nontraditional urban planning has collapsed into a pile of rubble known as the Heap. In exchange for digging gear,...

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Agatha  by Anne Catherine Bomann

Agatha

Anne Catherine Bomann

Book

"A psychiatrist is counting down towards his upcoming retirement. He lives alone in his childhood home and has neither friends nor family. Often, he resorts to drawing bird caricatures of his patients instead of taking notes. His social life consists...

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The telephone box library  by Rachael Lucas

The telephone box library

Rachael Lucas

Book

"Burnt out after ten years at the chalkface, Lucy’s taken a sabbatical from her job as a history teacher to focus on some research. She moves to a tiny Cotswolds cottage that comes with a reduced rent in exchange for keeping a daily eye on Bunty, an ...

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The dilemma  by B. A. Paris

The dilemma

B. A. Paris

Book

"It's Livia's 40th birthday and she's having the party of a lifetime to make up for the wedding she never had. Everyone she loves will be there except her daughter Marnie, who's studying abroad. But although Livia loves Marnie, she's secretly glad she...

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You, me and the movies  by Fiona (Novelist) Collins

You, me and the movies

Fiona (Novelist) Collins

Book

When Arden meets Mac she quickly falls for the handsome, charismatic film lecturer. Their love is the sort you see in movies- dramatic, exciting and all-consuming... and complicated. A love like theirs could never last. But years later, whilst visiting...

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An uncomplicated man  by Colette McCormick

An uncomplicated man

Colette McCormick

Book

"Daniel is a mild mannered bank manager, and when his boss asks him to do a favour for a friend, Daniel reluctantly agrees to a financial arrangement with Arthur Braithwaite and is introduced to Lucy, Arthur's charming daughter. But once the favour is...

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The sad fortunes of Revd Amos Barton  by George Eliot

The sad fortunes of Revd Amos Barton

George Eliot

Book

"Newly installed as vicar of Shepperton Church, the Revd Amos Barton is quick to learn that change is not on his parishioners' agenda - and being a rather middling man, his powers of persuasion are somewhat lacking. The parish is in danger of becoming...

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The edge  by Jamie Collinson

The edge

Jamie Collinson

Book

"When you are brought to the brink, only a miracle can bring you back. Adam Fairhead is a man in danger of losing everything he worked for. The uber cool record company he runs in LA and its substance-fuelled partying, endless women and slew of smash...

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Making wishes at Bay View by Jessica Redland

Making wishes at Bay View

Jessica Redland

Audio CD

Callie Derbyshire has it all: her dream job as a carer at Bay View, finally she has found the love of her life. Everything is perfect. Well, almost. Ex-partners are insistent on stirring up trouble, and Callie's favourite resident, Ruby, hasn't been her...

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My one month marriage by Shari Low

My one month marriage

Shari Low

Audio CD

You know that 'till death do us part' bit in the wedding vows? Well Zoe Dalton believed it. She walked up the aisle thinking that she was strolling to her happy ever after. One month later, her heart is in pieces, she's returning the wedding gifts and...

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A Riviera retreat by Jennifer Bohnet

A Riviera retreat

Jennifer Bohnet

Audio CD

When Retreat owner Amy offers three lucky competition winners a holiday on the Cote d'Azur, she has no idea that this act of kindness will have life changing repercussions on her own life and those who join her. Young entrepreneur Chelsea, is still g...

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A beginner's guide to free fall  by Andy Abramowitz

A beginner's guide to free fall

Andy Abramowitz

Book

"Davis Winger has it all. A respected engineer who designs roller coasters in theme parks across the country, he is deeply in love with his wife and has a beautiful young daughter and a happy home. Until an accident strikes on one of his rides. Nothi...

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Coming home to Winter Island by Jo Thomas

Coming home to Winter Island

Jo Thomas

Audio CD

Ruby's singing career is about to hit the big time, when her voice breaks. Fearing her career is over, she books into a retreat in Tenerife to recover. But an unexpected call from a stranger takes her to a remote Scottish island instead, to visit the...

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Blackberry winter by Sarah Jio

Blackberry winter

Sarah Jio

Audio CD

1933. Vera Ray kisses her young son goodnight and leaves to work the night-shift at a local hotel. The next morning, she discovers a sudden snowfall has blanketed the city, and her son has vanished, the snow covering up his tracks - and the perpetrat...

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The mistletoe matchmaker by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

The mistletoe matchmaker

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Audio CD

It's winter in Lissbeg and visiting Canadian Cassie Fitzgerald is enchanted by the small town where her dad was born. She gets involved in a 'Winter Fest' competition, and joins librarian Hanna Casey's writing group. But the more she's drawn into the...

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What happens in paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

What happens in paradise

Elin Hilderbrand

Audio CD

A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, was killed in a plane crash. But that wasn't Irene's only shattering news: he'd also been leading a double life on the island...

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The Famished Road by Ben Okri

The Famished Road

Ben Okri

Audio CD

"He is born into a world of poverty, ignorance and injustice, but Azaro awakens with a smile on his face. Despite belonging to a spirit world made of enchantment, where there is no suffering, Azaro chooses to stay in the land of the Living: to feel it,...

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The house by the river by Lena Manta

The house by the river

Lena Manta

Audio CD

"An intimate, emotionally powerful saga following five young women as they realize that no matter the men they choose, the careers they pursue, or the children they raise, the only constant is home. Theodora knows she can't keep her five beautiful d...

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The beautiful strangers by Camille Di Maio

The beautiful strangers

Camille Di Maio

Audio CD

"She gets her chance by honouring a cryptic plea from her grandfather: find the beautiful stranger. The search takes her to Hotel del Coronado, the beachfront landmark on the Southern California coast where filming is underway on the movie Some Like It...

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The mother's promise by Sally Hepworth

The mother's promise

Sally Hepworth

Audio CD

Alice and her daughter Zoe have been a team of two all their lives. They've never needed anyone else - until Alice gets sick. Alice reaches out to two near-strangers: Kate, her oncology nurse, and Sonja, her social worker. As the lives of the three w...

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Fleishman is in trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Fleishman is in trouble

Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Large Print

"Dr. Toby Fleishman wakes up each morning surrounded by women. Self-actualized, independent women who know what they want - and what they want is Toby. This is the life that awaited him once he finally extracted himself from his nightmare of a marriage....

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The hungry and the fat  by Timur Vermes

The hungry and the fat

Timur Vermes

Book

"A radical and bold satire in inequitable times. Germany has imposed an upper limit on asylum seekers, and Europe's borders are closed. Beyond the Sahara, huge camps have been built for millions of people who have no choice but to wait. They have so much...

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Our fathers  by Rebecca Wait

Our fathers

Rebecca Wait

Book

"What kind of man kills his own family? A gripping, tender novel about fathers and sons - a restrained tour-de-force, profoundly unsettling, brilliantly executed, and deeply humane. Tom Baird is a haunted man. When Tom was eight years old, his father...

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The choice  by Claire Wade

The choice

Claire Wade

Book

"Olivia Pritchard spends her time in almost constant fear. Since Mother Mason came into power sugar has been outlawed, with healthy eating and exercise enforced. Anyone caught breaking the rules is sent to the shame box - a glass box, placed in a public...

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Such a fun age  by Kiley Reid

Such a fun age

Kiley Reid

Book

What happens when you do the right thing for the wrong reason? Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living showing other women how to do the same. A mother to two small girls, she started out as a blogger and has quickly...

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Snowdrops on Rosemary Lane  by Ellen (Novelist) Berry

Snowdrops on Rosemary Lane

Ellen (Novelist) Berry

Book

"Lucy fell in love with tumbledown Rosemary Cottage as a child. So thirty years on, when she loses her city job and discovers the cottage is for sale, it feels like fate. She’ll raise her children in Burley Bridge and transform the cottage into a B&B...

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Rosanna's gift  by Susan Lantz Simpson

Rosanna's gift

Susan Lantz Simpson

Book

"'She’s yours.' Until now, Rosanna Mast's hopes for the future have all revolved around handsome Henry Zook. But when a young Englisch girl places her newborn daughter in Rosanna’s arms and utters those words, shock quickly turns to fierce, protectiv...

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The moonshiner's daughter  by Donna Everhart

The moonshiner's daughter

Donna Everhart

Book

A young woman in 1960's North Carolina resents the moonshining operation her family has conducted for generations, blaming it for her mother's death. When her father insists that moonshining is in her veins, Jessie devises a plan to destroy the stills....

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The flight of Cornelia Blackwood by Susan Elliot Wright

The flight of Cornelia Blackwood

Susan Elliot Wright

Large Print

"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 suprem...

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Celestial bodies by Jokha Alharthi

Celestial bodies

Jokha Alharthi

Large Print

"Celestial Bodies is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who...

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The cuckoos of Batch Magna by Peter Maughan

The cuckoos of Batch Magna

Peter Maughan

Large Print

"When Sir Humphrey Strange, squire of Batch Magna, departs this world, his estate passes to distant relative Humph, a short-order cook from the Bronx. Humph is persuaded to make a killing by turning the sleepy backwater into a theme-park image of rur...

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The lost son by Prue Leith

The lost son

Prue Leith

Large Print

"As poverty-stricken newlyweds, Laura and Giovanni Angelotti were forced to put their first child - a boy - up for adoption. They have had other children since, and their first little Italian cafe has become a restaurant empire, but Laura is still haunted...

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The last concerto by Sara Alexander

The last concerto

Sara Alexander

Large Print

"Famed for its natural beauty and rich history, Sardinia in 1968 is notorious, too, for the bandits who kidnap wealthy landowners for ransom. Eleven-year-old Alba Fresu's brother, and her father, Bruno, are abducted by criminals who mistake Bruno for...

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Pride, prejudice, and other flavors by Sonali Dev

Pride, prejudice, and other flavors

Sonali Dev

Large Print

"Dr. Trisha Raje is San Francisco's most acclaimed neurosurgeon. But that's not enough for the Rajes, her influential immigrant family who achieved power by making its own non-negotiable rules: never trust an outsider, never do anything to jeopardize...

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She was like that by Kate Walbert

She was like that

Kate Walbert

Large Print

"In these twelve deft, acutely funny and often heartbreaking stories, Kate Walbert delves into the hearts and minds of women. Her characters are searchers, uneasy in one way or another. They yearn for connection. They question the definitions assigned...

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All the water in the world by Karen Raney

All the water in the world

Karen Raney

Large Print

"Maddy is sixteen. She has loyal friends, a mother with whom she's unusually close, a father she's never met, devoted grandparents, and a crush on a boy named Jack. Maddy also has cancer. Deeply curious, wry, and vivacious, she's poised at the outset...

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Olive, again by Elizabeth Strout

Olive, again

Elizabeth Strout

Large Print

"Olive Kitteridge has returned, as indomitable as ever, this time as a person getting older, navigating her next decade as she comes to terms with the changes -- sometimes welcome, sometimes not -- in her own life. Here is Olive, strangely content in...

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Last summer by Kerry Lonsdale

Last summer

Kerry Lonsdale

Large Print

"Lifestyle journalist Ella Skye remembers every celebrity she interviewed, every politician she charmed between the sheets, and every socialite who eyed her with envy. The chance meeting with her husband, Damien; their rapid free fall into love; and ...

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Beneath the attic by V. C. (Virginia C.) Andrews

Beneath the attic

V. C. (Virginia C.) Andrews

Large Print

"Long before Garden of Shadows, the prequel to Flowers in the Attic, a young girl named Corrine Dixon met Garland Foxworth, and after a short, passionate rendezvous, the two shared a forbidden and complicated relationship. Now, in this evocative and ...

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A single light by Tosca Moon Lee

A single light

Tosca Moon Lee

Large Print

"Six months after vanishing into an underground silo with sixty others, Wynter and Chase emerge to find the area abandoned. There is no sign of Noah and the rest of the group that was supposed to greet them when they emerged - the same people Wynter ...

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Unscripted by T. Davis Bunn

Unscripted

T. Davis Bunn

Large Print

"Young line producer Danny Byrd is well-known in Hollywood for being someone who gets things done on time and under budget. But when his reputation takes a beating after his partner - and former best friend - makes off with their investors' money, Danny...

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The words between us by Erin Bartels

The words between us

Erin Bartels

Large Print

"Robin Windsor has spent much of her life under an assumed name to avoid association with her infamous parents. She thought she'd finally found sanctuary running her used bookstore in quiet River City, Michigan. But when she receives an eerily familiar...

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What holds us together  by Sandi Ward

What holds us together

Sandi Ward

Book

Luna, an imaginative tabby, understands that sometimes change is necessary. When her owner, Annika, moved back to her small New England hometown six months ago along with her sixteen-year-old twins, Luna knew it was for the best. Ever since Annika's ...

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Finding Cassie  by Anna Jacobs

Finding Cassie

Anna Jacobs

Book

"After a terrifying brush with death, feisty TV personality Cassandra Benn decides to embrace the quiet life. Yet on the eve of her departure to the idyllic Penny Lake leisure village, fifteen-year old Evie arrives on her doorstep, claiming to be Cas...

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Nietzsche and the burbs  by Lars Iyer

Nietzsche and the burbs

Lars Iyer

Book

"When a new student transfers in from private school, his public school peers nickname him Nietzsche thanks to his mysterious charisma. Nietzsche, like his philosopher namesake, is brilliant but doomed to madness, and his new classmates feel compelled...

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A thousand country roads  by Robert James Waller

A thousand country roads

Robert James Waller

Book

"Robert James Waller brings to a poignant conclusion his story of the love affair between a wandering photographer and the conventional wife of an Iowa farmer. In A Thousand Country Roads, Robert Kincaid initially finds himself with little but memories...

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Tall tales & short stories : Volume one / edited by Emma Kalson.

Tall tales & short stories : Volume one / edited by Emma Kalson.

Book

"Tall Tales & Short Stories Volume One showcases 50 excellent flash fiction stories that take you on a multi-genre voyage of discovery across space, time and place. Despite their brevity, these tiny tales get right to the heart of what makes us human....

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Holly Banks full of angst  by Julie Valerie

Holly Banks full of angst

Julie Valerie

Book

"Holly Banks could not have made a worse first impression on the seemingly perfect moms in her new affluent community, the Village of Primm. Turns out wearing pink piggy pajama bottoms while dropping off her kindergartener late to the first day of sc...

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Tiny love  by Larry Brown

Tiny love

Larry Brown

Book

"A career-spanning collection, Tiny Love brings together for the first time the stories of Larry Brown's previous collections along with those never before gathered. The self-taught Brown has long had a cult following, and this collection comes with ...

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The modern break-up  by Daniel Chidiac

The modern break-up

Daniel Chidiac

Book

"'When it comes to dating, I seem to be going around in a circle. The ones I want don't want me, and the ones who want me, I don't want.' -Amelia. 'I don’t know, I just think there’s too much miscommunication between guys and girls. I mean, no one knows...

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Lean on me  by Pat Simmons

Lean on me

Pat Simmons

Book

"Tabitha Knicely loves her career as a pharmaceutical rep, but even her health care knowledge isn't much help with the daily challenges she now faces caring for her aunt with Alzheimer's. Her once organized lifestyle is in disarray and her patience is...

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Maggie's going nowhere  by Rose Hartley

Maggie's going nowhere

Rose Hartley

Book

"Can someone please tell me how to navigate life? Maggie Cotton is a hot mess. In one day, she's dumped by her boyfriend, disinherited by her mum, and kicked off the three-year degree course she'd stretched to a decade. And that was before she received...

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The mothers  by Genevieve Gannon

The mothers

Genevieve Gannon

Book

"Two couples. One baby. An unimaginable choice. Grace and Dan Arden are in their forties and have been on the IVF treadmill since the day they got married. Six attempts have yielded no results and with each failure a little piece of their hope dies.....

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Creatures  by Crissy Van Meter

Creatures

Crissy Van Meter

Book

"Winter Island, off the coast of Southern California. Evangeline grew up with her well-meaning but negligent father, surviving on the money he made dealing the island's world-famous strain of marijuana, Winter Wonderland. Tomorrow Evie is getting married--...

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Ray Bradbury's pleasure to burn

Ray Bradbury's pleasure to burn

Book

"PLEASURE TO BURN contains the finalists from the 2019 Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition--a contest that invites aspiring writers to stitch together their own stories using the first and last lines from a classic work of fiction. This year's...

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The velvet ribbon  by Nadine Dorries

The velvet ribbon

Nadine Dorries

Book

"Mary Kate Malone finds that a secret life in the shadows with her great love, Dr Nicholas, brings heartache and sorrows. When disaster strikes unexpectedly, she turns to the only people she can trust, in the only place she feels safe - her Irish family...

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Bindlestiff  by Wayne Holloway

Bindlestiff

Wayne Holloway

Book

"2036. In a ramshackle, backwater United States, Marine Corp vet Frank Dubois journeys from L.A. to Detroit, seeking redemption for a life lived off the rails, in a country derailed from its own manifest destiny. In present day Hollywood, a wannabe B...

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Unspoken words  by Shari J. Ryan

Unspoken words

Shari J. Ryan

Book

"'Women and children to the right. Men, to the left,' I once said. From 1942 to 1944 I was what some called a Jew killer. Though, I have never hurt a soul, I was responsible for separating Jewish families, ensuring they would never see each other again....

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Homeward bound  by Richard (Contemporary fiction writer) Smith

Homeward bound

Richard (Contemporary fiction writer)...

Book

"George is a recently widowed seventy-nine-year-old. He nearly made it as a rock star in the 1960s and he's not happy. Tara is his teenage granddaughter and she's taken refuge from her bickering parents by living with George. Toby is George's son-in-law...

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The dog next door  by Tabetha Rogers Beggs

The dog next door

Tabetha Rogers Beggs

Book

"Seeking respite from her life in the city, Olivia Summers heads to the seaside town of Whitecap Cove where she once spent a memorable family holiday as a teenager. Her hopes of a peaceful two-week stay are soon disrupted by the constant barking from...

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The magician of Lhasa  by David Michie

The magician of Lhasa

David Michie

Book

"When novice monk Tenzin Dorje is told by his lama that the Red Army is invading Tibet, his country's darkest moment paradoxically gives him a sense of purpose like no other. He accepts a mission to carry two ancient, secret texts across the Himalayas...

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Freedom of the song  by Phyllis Clark Nichols

Freedom of the song

Phyllis Clark Nichols

Book

"Caroline Carlyle has finally shed the heavy shackles of grief and rediscovered her heart's song. Between her return to making music and a budding relationship with the charming Roderick Adair, Caroline's life is full of fresh inspiration and new hope....

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Africaville  by Jeffrey Colvin

Africaville

Jeffrey Colvin

Book

"Set in a small Nova Scotia town settled by former slaves, [the novel] depicts several generations of one family bound together and torn apart by blood, faith, time, and fate. Structured as a triptych, Africaville chronicles the lives of three generations...

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Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins  by Katarina Bivald

Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins

Katarina Bivald

Book

"The Pine Creek Motel has seen better days. Henny would call it charming, but she's always seen the best in things. Like now, when she's just met an untimely end crossing the road. She's not going to let a tiny thing like death stop her from living fully...

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The wives  by Tarryn Fisher

The wives

Tarryn Fisher

Book

"She's never met the other wives. None of them know each other, and because of this unconventional arrangement, she can see her husband only one day a week. But she loves him so much she doesn't care. Or at least that's what she told herself. But one...

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Recipe for a perfect wife  by Karma Brown

Recipe for a perfect wife

Karma Brown

Book

Alice Hale left a career in publicity to become a writer and follow her husband to the New York suburbs. Unaccustomed to filling her days alone in a big, empty house, she is captivated by a vintage cookbook found buried in a box in the old home's basement,...

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Forever hidden  by Tracie Peterson

Forever hidden

Tracie Peterson

Book

"When her grandfather's health begins to decline, Havyn is determined to keep her family together. But everyone has secrets - including John, the hired stranger who recently arrived on their farm. To help out Havyn starts singing at a local roadhouse...

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The playground  by Jane Shemilt

The playground

Jane Shemilt

Book

"Over the course of a long, hot summer in London, the lives of three very different married couples collide when their children join the same tutoring circle, resulting in illicit relationships, shocking violence, and unimaginable fallout. There's Eve,...

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The fall and rise of Sadie McQueen  by Juliet (Novelist) Ashton

The fall and rise of Sadie McQueen

Juliet (Novelist) Ashton

Book

"It doesn't look like much from the outside, but Cherry Blossom Mews is a miraculous place. It's somewhere that finds you, rather than the other way around. Sadie McQueen has leased a double fronted space in this small cul de sac in a culturally diverse...

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These our monsters

These our monsters

Book

"From the legends of King Arthur embedded in the rocky splendour of Tintagel to the folklore and mysticism of Stonehenge, English Heritage sites are often closely linked to native English myths. Following on from the bestselling ghost story anthology...

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The mother I could have been  by Kerry Fisher

The mother I could have been

Kerry Fisher

Book

"As a child, Vicky Hall never had the sort of family she wanted. The least important person in her new step-family, ignored by her mother in favour of her two younger half-siblings, Vicky was always an afterthought. Sitting alone at her graduation ceremony...

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Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer

Kane and Abel

Jeffrey Archer

Audio CD

They had only one thing in common. William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant, two men born on the same day on opposite sides of the world, their paths destined to cross in the ...

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Lost hills by Lee Goldberg

Lost hills

Lee Goldberg

Audio CD

A video of Deputy Eve Ronin's off-duty arrest of an abusive movie star goes viral, turning her into a popular hero at a time when the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is plagued by scandal. The sheriff, desperate for more positive press, makes...

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The emerald affair by Janet MacLeod Trotter

The emerald affair

Janet MacLeod Trotter

Audio CD

"In Scotland in the aftermath of the First World War, nurse Esmie McBride meets handsome Captain Tom Lomax at her best friend Lydia's home. Esmie is at first concerned for Tom's shell shock, then captivated by his charm, but it's effervescent Lydia he...

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The rising of Bella Casey by Mary Morrissey

The rising of Bella Casey

Mary Morrissey

Audio CD

"Bella is a clever girl who trains as a school teacher, determined to escape the limitations of her genteel impoverishment. However, when the married manager of the school turns his unwanted attention towards her, the only escape is in marriage with a...

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Castle on the rise by Kristy Cambron

Castle on the rise

Kristy Cambron

Audio CD

"When Laine Forrester travels overseas to attend her best friend's vineyard wedding, she expects to find the bride on the brink of a fairy-tale life. But after a series of unforeseen setbacks, it seems the storybook lives they'd imagined are suddenly...

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Stories by Helen Garner

Stories

Helen Garner

Audio CD

This book brings Helen Garner's short fiction together into one volume. Her most loved stories are here: 'Postcards from Surfers', 'My Hard Heart' and 'A Happy Story'. Garner's focus is on love and longing, on the pain, darkness and joy of life, on t...

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Primordial soup  by Christine Leunens

Primordial soup

Christine Leunens

Book

[This] is a light, zany, comic novel about growing up, family, food, sex and religion with an unforgettable ending.--adapted from back cover.

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The lost summers of Driftwood  by Vanessa McCausland

The lost summers of Driftwood

Vanessa McCausland

Book

"She remembered this part of the trip during the day time. Her sisters on either side in the back. The sunlight flickering through branches was like looking through a kaleidoscope. How could that be so long ago? How could so much have gone wrong? Phoebe's...

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Love potions and other calamities  by Charlie Laidlaw

Love potions and other calamities

Charlie Laidlaw

Book

"Rosie McLeod, pub proprietor and a gifted herbalist of local renown, is thirty-nine and holding, but only just. The talons of her fortieth birthday are in her back and her bloody, bloody husband hasn’t laid a lustful hand on her for months. Rosie sets...

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Beyond the storm  by Diana Finley

Beyond the storm

Diana Finley

Book

"An epic tale of love, war, and the secrets we keep. Anna Feldman is born in Vienna just as war breaks out; war will come to shape her entire life. But as Anna moves from Austria to Palestine, England to Germany, one thing will remain a constant: the...

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A cage of desires  by Shuchi Singh Kalra

A cage of desires

Shuchi Singh Kalra

Book

"There's a kind of love that makes you go down on one knee, and there's the kind that brings you down on both. You don't need the latter, because no matter what you do, you cannot make anyone love you back.'Renu had always craved for love and security,...

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Work suspended  by Evelyn Waugh

Work suspended

Evelyn Waugh

Book

In this collection of elegant, malicious prose, Evelyn Waugh satirizes British society as he saw it over three decades. From Work Suspended to Basil Seal Rides Again.

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One summer between friends  by Trish Morey

One summer between friends

Trish Morey

Book

"Coming home was never going to be easy ... With a failed marriage behind her, and her career dreams in tatters, Sarah returns home to Lord Howe Island to run the family store. Paradise to most, Lord Howe is the last place Sarah wants to be, trapped on...

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Funny ha ha

Funny ha ha

Book

"80 of the funnest stories ever written, selected and introduced by comedian and broadcaster Paul Merton.From Anton Chekhov to Ali Smith, from P.G. Wodehouse to Nora Ephron, the greatest writers are those who know how to have a laugh. Here, award-win...

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Private lies  by Muna Shehadi

Private lies

Muna Shehadi

Book

"What happens when three sisters discover, after her death, that their glamorous movie star mother could never have given birth to them? The three daughters of stunning but unstable movie star Jillian Croft and her famous acting-teacher husband, Dani...

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A Cornish inheritance  by Terri Nixon

A Cornish inheritance

Terri Nixon

Book

"1920, Bristol. Helen Fox is happily married to the love of her life: charming, former playboy Harry. With their three children, glamorous lifestyle and extravagant parties, they have the perfect life. But after a tragic motorcycle accident, nothing will...

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