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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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Dead men's trousers by Irvine Welsh

Dead men's trousers

Irvine Welsh

Audio CD

"Mark Renton is finally a success. An international jet-setter, he now makes significant money managing DJs, but the constant travel, airport lounges, soulless hotel rooms and broken relationships have left him dissatisfied with his life. He's then rocked...

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The gatecrasher by Madeleine Wickham

The gatecrasher

Madeleine Wickham

Audio CD

"Fleur is beautiful, unscrupulous and has a large wardrobe of black designer suits. With the help of The Times announcements page she gatecrashes the funerals and memorial services of the wealthy, preying on rich, vulnerable men. She charms her way into...

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Sleeping arrangements by Madeleine Wickham

Sleeping arrangements

Madeleine Wickham

Audio CD

Chloe needs a holiday. She's sick of making wedding dresses and her partner is having trouble at work. Her wealthy friend Gerard has offered the loan of his luxury villa in Spain - perfect. Hugh is not a happy man. His immaculate wife seems more interested...

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The wedding girl by Madeleine Wickham

The wedding girl

Madeleine Wickham

Audio CD

"At 18, Milly was up for anything. So when a friend asked her to marry him just so that he could stay in England, she didn't hesitate. To make it seem real she dressed up in wedding finery and posed on the steps of the registry office for photographs....

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Surprise me by Sophie Kinsella

Surprise me

Sophie Kinsella

Audio CD

"After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other's sentences. They have a happy marriage and believe they know everything there is...

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Miss subways  by David Duchovny

Miss subways

David Duchovny

Book

"Emer lives in New York City; she takes the subway, buys ice cream from the bodega on the corner, has writerly aspirations, and lives with her boyfriend, Con. But she is also on a mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love. On the way, Emer...

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Big guns  by Steve Israel

Big guns

Steve Israel

Book

"When American mayors start a campaign to ban handguns, Otis Cogsworth, CEO of Cogsworth International Arms worries about the effects on his company. He convinces an Arkansas congressman to introduce the 'American Freedom from Fear Act': a law mandating...

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Seven types of ambiguity  by Elliot Perlman

Seven types of ambiguity

Elliot Perlman

Book

"Following years of unrequited love, an out-of-work school teacher takes matters into his own hands, triggering a chain of events neither he nor his psychiatrist could have anticipated. At once a psychological thriller and a social critique, Seven Types...

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Secret Sundays  by Judith Keim

Secret Sundays

Judith Keim

Book

"The women in the Fat Fridays group continue to come together for their Friday lunches-no calories counted-and to help each other deal with life's complications. With her unexpected pregnancy and the support of the women in the group, Carol Ann breaks...

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Hey ladies!  by Michelle Markowitz

Hey ladies!

Michelle Markowitz

Book

"Based on the column of the same name that appeared in The Toast, Hey Ladies! is a laugh-out-loud read that follows a fictitious group of eight 20-and-30-something female friends for one year of holidays, summer house rentals, dates, brunches, breakups,...

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The secret she kept  by Amelia Carr

The secret she kept

Amelia Carr

Book

"Fearless Felicity Penrose thrives on adventure: she's one of the most experienced female sailors in the world. But one day, in the late 1950s, her boat is found abandoned, drifting off the Cornish coast. Fliss has mysteriously vanished, tragically l...

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Flames  by Robbie Arnott

Flames

Robbie Arnott

Book

"A young man named Levi McAllister decides to build a coffin for his twenty-three-year-old sister, Charlotte, who promptly runs for her life. A water rat swims upriver in quest of the cloud god. A fisherman named Karl hunts for tuna in partnership with...

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Night hawks  by Charles Johnson

Night hawks

Charles Johnson

Book

"This new collection of stories from National Book Award winner Charles Johnson offers an eclectic, engaging range of narratives, tied together by Buddhist themes and displaying all the grace, heart, and insight for which he has long been known. In “...

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The adivasi will not dance  by Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar

The adivasi will not dance

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar

Book

"In this collection of stories, set in the fecund, mineral-rich hinterland and the ever-expanding, squalid towns of Jharkhand, Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar breathes life into a set of characters who are as robustly flesh and blood as the soil from which ...

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The new ships  by Kate Duignan

The new ships

Kate Duignan

Book

"Peter Collie is adrift in the wake of his wife's death. His attempts to understand the turn his life has taken lead him back to the past, to dismaying events on an Amsterdam houseboat in the seventies, returning to New Zealand and meeting Moira, an ...

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A shout in the ruins  by Kevin Powers

A shout in the ruins

Kevin Powers

Book

"Following his hugely celebrated debut novel, The Yellow Birds, Kevin Powers returns to the battlefield and its aftermath, this time in his native Virginia, just before and during the Civil War and ninety years later. The novel pinpoints with unerrin...

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The ensemble  by Aja Gabel

The ensemble

Aja Gabel

Book

"Forging a familial bond over their shared artistic talents and secrets, four young people navigate a cutthroat world and their complex relationships with each other, as ambition, passion, and love reinforce and divide them throughout the course of t...

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A lucky man  by Jamel Brinkley

A lucky man

Jamel Brinkley

Book

"In the nine expansive, searching stories of A Lucky Man, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes made in the past. An imaginative young boy from the Bronx goes swimming with his group from...

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Red clocks by Leni Zumas

Red clocks

Leni Zumas

Large Print

Abortion is illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town Ro, a single high-school teacher, is trying to have a baby on her...

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Perfectly undone by Jamie Raintree

Perfectly undone

Jamie Raintree

Large Print

"Dr. Dylan Michels has worked hard for a perfect life, so when her longtime boyfriend, Cooper, gets down on one knee, it should be the most perfect moment of all. Then why does she say no? For too many years, Dylan has been living for her sister, who...

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The cloister by James Carroll

The cloister

James Carroll

Large Print

After Father Michael Kavanagh sees a friend from his seminary days at the altar of his humble Inwood community parish, he wanders into the medieval haven of The Cloisters. In conversation with museum guide Rachel Vedette, he finds she retreated to the...

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How to walk away  by Katherine Center

How to walk away

Katherine Center

Book

"Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she's worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiancé she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one...

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Things to do when it's raining by Marissa Stapley

Things to do when it's raining

Marissa Stapley

Large Print

"Mae Summers has it all: a loving fiancé, Peter, a job at the flourishing company he owns and a beautiful New York City apartment. But Mae's life shatters when she wakes up one morning to discover Peter gone--leaving only a cryptic note behind him--and...

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The friend by Sigrid Nunez

The friend

Sigrid Nunez

Large Print

A moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog. When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own ba...

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Anatomy of a miracle by Jonathan Miles

Anatomy of a miracle

Jonathan Miles

Large Print

"Rendered paraplegic after a traumatic event four years ago, Cameron Harris has been living his new existence alongside his sister Tanya in their battered Biloxi, Mississippi, neighborhood where only half the houses made it through Katrina. One stiflingly...

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The beekeeper's promise  by Fiona author. Valpy

The beekeeper's promise

Fiona author. Valpy

Book

"Heartbroken and hoping for a new start, Abi Howes takes a summer job in rural France at the Chateau Bellevue. The old chateau echoes with voices from the past, and soon Abi finds herself drawn to one remarkable woman's story, a story that could change...

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Regrets only  by Erin Duffy

Regrets only

Erin Duffy

Book

"Claire thought she had everything a woman was supposed to want: a loving husband, a newborn son, a beautiful home in the suburbs. Then she walked in on her husband canoodling with their Realtor in their newly renovated kitchen, and in an instant, her...

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My ex-life  by Stephen McCauley

My ex-life

Stephen McCauley

Book

"David Hedges is having an unusual midlife crisis. His boyfriend, Soren, has left him for an older man. His job is exasperating. As his life reaches new lows, his weight reaches new highs. Across the country, Julie Fiske isn't having a much better ti...

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Becoming the Talbot sisters  by Rachel Linden

Becoming the Talbot sisters

Rachel Linden

Book

"Sisters Waverly Ross and Charlie Talbot have spent all of their adult lives on separate continents pursuing their very different dreams and dealing with life's hurdles independent of each other. But when the aunt who raised them passes away, they co...

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The cast  by Danielle Steel

The cast

Danielle Steel

Book

"Kait Whittier has built her magazine column into a hugely respected read followed by fans across the country. She loves her work and adores her grown children, treasuring the time they spend together. But after two marriages, she prefers to avoid th...

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By invitation only  by Dorothea Benton Frank

By invitation only

Dorothea Benton Frank

Book

"In the Lowcountry of South Carolina, Diane English Stiftel, her brother Floyd, and her parents are throwing a barbeque to celebrate her son's engagement. Fred is marrying Shelby Cambria, whose father, Alejandro Cambria is one of Chicago's celebrated...

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A distant heart by Sonali Dev

A distant heart

Sonali Dev

Large Print

Her name means 'miracle' in Sanskrit, and to her parents, that's exactly what Kimaya is. The first baby to survive after several miscarriages, Kimi grows up in a mansion at the top of Mumbai's Pali Hill, surrounded by love and privilege. But at eleven...

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All the beautiful girls by Elizabeth J. Church

All the beautiful girls

Elizabeth J. Church

Large Print

A spirited young woman fights the demons of her past by becoming a dancer in 1960s Las Vegas, where her sensual beauty leads to her work in glamorous productions and a consuming affair with a fiery photographer.

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The man he never was by James L. Rubart

The man he never was

James L. Rubart

Large Print

"Torren Daniels has been missing for two and a half years. His wife has moved on and is in a serious relationship. His kids have accepted his death. So when he shows up on their front porch two years and six months to the day he disappeared, they're ...

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Steal away home by Billy Coffey

Steal away home

Billy Coffey

Large Print

Owen Cross's father is a hard man, proud in his brokenness, who wants nothing more than for Owen to succeed where he failed. With his innate talents and his father's firm hand guiding him, Owen goes to college with dreams of the major leagues--and an...

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Christy by Catherine Marshall

Christy

Catherine Marshall

Large Print

The train taking nineteen-year-old teacher Christy Huddleston from her home in Asheville, North Carolina, might as well be transporting her to another world. The Smoky Mountain community of Cutter Gap feels suspended in time, trapped by poverty, supe...

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Woman at 1,000 degrees by 1959- author. Hallgrímur Helgason

Woman at 1,000 degrees

1959- author. Hallgrímur Helgason

Large Print

I live here alone in a garage, together with a laptop computer and an old hand grenade. It's pretty cozy.' Herra Bjornsson is at the beginning of the end of her life. Oh, she has two weeks left, maybe three--she has booked her cremation appointment, at...

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Under a cloudless sky by Chris Fabry

Under a cloudless sky

Chris Fabry

Large Print

1933. In the mining town of Beulah Mountain, West Virginia, two young girls form an unbreakable bond against the lush Appalachian landscape, coal dust and old hymns filling their lungs and hearts. Despite the polarizing forces of their fathers--one a...

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Land mammals and sea creatures  by Jen Neale

Land mammals and sea creatures

Jen Neale

Book

"Almost immediately upon Julie Bird's return to the small port town where she was raised, everyday life is turned upside down. Julie's Gulf War vet father, Marty, has been on the losing side of a battle with PTSD for too long. A day of boating takes a...

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The lost castle by Kristy Cambron

The lost castle

Kristy Cambron

Large Print

Ellie Carver arrives at her grandmother's bedside expecting to find her silently slipping away. Instead, the beloved woman begins speaking. Of a secret past and castle ruins forgotten by time. Of a hidden chapel that served as a rendezvous for the Fr...

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The astonishing thing by Sandi Ward

The astonishing thing

Sandi Ward

Large Print

A cat's loyalty is not easily earned. Yet Boo, a resourceful young feline with a keen eye and inquiring mind, has grown intensely devoted to her human companion, Carrie. But several days ago Carrie suddenly went away, leaving her family in disarray. ...

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Do not become alarmed by Maile Meloy

Do not become alarmed

Maile Meloy

Audio CD

"When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The ship's comforts and possibilities seem infinite. But when they all go ashore in beautiful Central America, a series of minor mishaps leads the...

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The lost flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland

The lost flowers of Alice Hart

Holly Ringland

Audio CD

After her family suffers a tragedy when she is nine years old, Alice Hart is forced to leave her idyllic seaside home. She is taken in by her estranged grandmother, June, a flower farmer who raises Alice on the language of Australian native flowers, a...

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When light is like water by Molly McCloskey

When light is like water

Molly McCloskey

Audio CD

"'There are few things on earth smaller than this country.' Alice, a young American, arrives in the West of Ireland with no plans and no strong attachments, except to her beloved mother, who raised her on her own. Alice falls in love with an Irishman,...

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The secrets we keep by Shirley Patton

The secrets we keep

Shirley Patton

Audio CD

A mother's secret, a father's betrayal, a town on the edge. When social worker Aimee arrives in the mining town of Kalgoorlie, she is ready for a fresh start. Her colleagues Lori and Paddy seem friendly, and she is also drawn to one of her cases: the...

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The yellow house  by Emily O'Grady

The yellow house

Emily O'Grady

Book

"Ten-year-old Cub lives with her parents, older brother Cassie, and twin brother Wally on a lonely property bordering an abandoned cattle farm and knackery. Their lives are shadowed by the infamous actions of her Granddad Les in his yellow weatherboard...

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These violent delights  by Victoria Namkung

These violent delights

Victoria Namkung

Book

"At Windemere School for Girls, one of America's elite private schools, Dr. Gregory Copeland is the beloved chair of the English Department. A married father with a penchant for romantic poetry - and impressionable teenage girls - he operates in plain...

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Calvin  by Martine Leavitt

Calvin

Martine Leavitt

Book

"Born on the day the last Calvin and Hobbes comic strip was published, seventeen-year-old Calvin, a schizophrenic, sees and has conversations with the tiger, Hobbes, and believes that if he can persuade the strip's creator, Bill Watterson, to do one ...

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Afternoons with Harvey Beam  by Carrie Cox

Afternoons with Harvey Beam

Carrie Cox

Book

"As a young man, Harvey Beam got the hell out of his hometown, confirming his suspicions that you can successfully run away from your problems. But after forging a big-city career in talkback radio, Harvey is now experiencing a ‘positional hiatus’. The...

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Alternative remedies for loss  by Joanna Cantor

Alternative remedies for loss

Joanna Cantor

Book

"When 22-year-old Olivia learned that her mother had only months to live, she pulled up roots, leaving Vassar and her career plans far behind to be with her mother for her last days. And yet, just four months after her mother's death, everyone in Oli...

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The house swap  by Rebecca Fleet

The house swap

Rebecca Fleet

Book

"When Caroline and Francis receive an offer to house swap, they jump at the chance for a week away from home. After the difficulties of the past few years, they've worked hard to rebuild their marriage for their son's sake; now they want to reconnect...

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My mother's secret  by Sanjida Kay

My mother's secret

Sanjida Kay

Book

"You can only hide for so long... Lizzie Bradshaw. A student from the Lake District, forced to work away from home, who witnesses a terrible crime. But who will ultimately pay the price? Emma Taylor. A mother, a wife, and a woman with a dangerous secret....

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That kind of mother   by Rumaan Alam

That kind of mother

Rumaan Alam

Book

"Like many first-time mothers, Rebecca Stone finds herself both deeply in love with her newborn son and deeply overwhelmed. Struggling to juggle the demands of motherhood with her own aspirations and feeling utterly alone in the process, she reaches out...

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The mars room  by Rachel Kushner

The mars room

Rachel Kushner

Book

"Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences, plus six years, at Stanville Women's Correctional Facility. Outside is the world from which she has been permanently severed: the San Francisco of her youth, changed almost beyond recognition....

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The other woman by Sandie Jones

The other woman

Sandie Jones

Audio CD

"Adam adores Emily. Emily thinks Adam's perfect, the man she thought she'd never meet. 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...

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Those other women by Nicola Moriarty

Those other women

Nicola Moriarty

Audio CD

Poppy and Annalise are frustrated. They're tired of watching the same old cycle: women in their office fall pregnant, leave early and take months off only to eventually return, requesting 'more flexibility'. All with smug smiles on their faces. That's...

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Disobedience  by Naomi Alderman

Disobedience

Naomi Alderman

Book

"When a young photographer living in New York learns that her estranged father, a well-respected rabbi, has died, she can no longer run away from the truth, and soon sets out for the Orthodox Jewish community in London where she grew up. Back for the...

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Death actually  by Rosy Fenwicke

Death actually

Rosy Fenwicke

Book

"Maggie never wanted to go into the family business, but when her parents die suddenly and her husband has just abandoned her and their two small children, what choice does she have? With the support of her best friend Elka and her mentor Betty, she had...

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Tomb of the unknown racist  by Blanche M. Boyd

Tomb of the unknown racist

Blanche M. Boyd

Book

"When Tomb of the Unknown Racist opens in 1999, Ellen--now sober, haunted by her activist past, her failed relationships--is peacefully taking care of her demented mother in South Carolina. Ellen's brother, Royce, was a celebrated novelist who, a dec...

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The optimistic decade  by Heather Abel

The optimistic decade

Heather Abel

Book

"This novel about a utopian camp and its charismatic leader takes us into the lives of five unforgettable characters, and is a sweeping saga of idealism, love, class, and a piece of land that changes everyone who lives on it."--Provided by publisher.

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The night of the party  by Rachael English

The night of the party

Rachael English

Book

"January 1982: In the village of Kilmitten, the Crossan family are holding their annual party during the biggest snowstorm Ireland has seen in decades. By the end of the night, the parish priest, Father Leo Galvin, is dead. The lives of four teenagers...

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Villa of secrets  by Patricia Wilson

Villa of secrets

Patricia Wilson

Book

"Rebecca Neumanner has spent years trying to conceive a child. Her fragile marriage is on the brink of collapse, and her desire to become a mother is becoming an obsession. Then she receives news from her estranged family in Rhodes, and Rebecca's world...

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The wisdom of Sally Red Shoes  by Ruth Hogan

The wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

Ruth Hogan

Book

"Masha is an intelligent, independent woman in her early forties whose life has been irremediably changed by a tragic event twelve years before. Unable to share her grief with her family and friends, she finds solace in the local Victorian cemetery -...

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The cemetery keeper's wife  by Maryann McFadden

The cemetery keeper's wife

Maryann McFadden

Book

"What happens when the line between the past and the present begins to blur? Rachel Miller is on the cusp of a new life when she moves to Union Cemetery after marrying Adam, the 7th generation cemetery keeper. Though she's known him only twelve weeks,...

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Dogs of Parsons Hollow  by James D. McCallister

Dogs of Parsons Hollow

James D. McCallister

Book

"A bereaved mother seeking solace in the rural Carolina countryside instead finds herself embroiled in a depraved, backwoods fever dream, an animal lover’s nightmare: Finding a beautiful, secluded home far from Randi Margrave’s troubled life in the city...

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The Brondesbury tapestry  by Helen Harris

The Brondesbury tapestry

Helen Harris

Book

"Six women and one man gather in a community centre in North London for a life writing class run by Dorothy, their uniquely unqualified teacher. They have urgent stories to tell and, as they recount them, they discover they are connected in unexpected...

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Lost empress (a protest)  by Sergio de la Pava

Lost empress (a protest)

Sergio de la Pava

Book

"It would take something huge to put Paterson, New Jersey on the map. But Nina Gill is determined to do just that. She is the daughter of the ageing owner of the Dallas Cowboys and the well-kept secret to their success. Shocked when her brother inherits...

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Listen for the weather  by Justine Delaney Wilson

Listen for the weather

Justine Delaney Wilson

Book

"Beth Rogers and her family have settled well into their new life in New Zealand, far from the stifling containment of the life they knew at home in Ireland. Everything is idyllic. The children are happy and settled. Beth's marriage to Steve, and their...

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Grace after Henry  by Eithne Shortall

Grace after Henry

Eithne Shortall

Book

"Grace sees her boyfriend Henry everywhere. At her counselling group, on the street, at the graveyard. She doesn't really, of course, because Henry is dead. He died six months earlier, leaving a huge hole in Grace's life and in her heart. But then Henry...

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Connect  by Julian Gough

Connect

Julian Gough

Book

"Colt is a teenage boy, the only child of divorced parents, living in Nevada. For all his brilliance, he is impossible at school and is being home-schooled by his mother. At least in theory. His mother is a biologist, on the verge of a major scientif...

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Whistle in the dark  by Emma Healey

Whistle in the dark

Emma Healey

Book

"Jen's 15-year-old daughter goes missing for four agonizing days. When Lana is found, unharmed, in the middle of the desolate countryside, everyone thinks the worst is over. But Lana refuses to tell anyone what happened, and the police draw a blank. ...

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Mr. Flood's last resort  by Jess Kidd

Mr. Flood's last resort

Jess Kidd

Book

"Presents the tale of a lonely caregiver and a cranky hoarder who tackle notions of forgiveness, independence, sainthood, duty, and connections before dark family secrets are brought to light, revealing the sinister fate of a missing local...

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Seeking Atticus  by Norm D'Plume

Seeking Atticus

Norm D'Plume

Book

"Laugh out loud in the face of Liv's adversity as she blunders through life, lurching from one catastrophe to the next, in her struggle to escape her disastrous marriage and build a new life for herself and her two young sons. Set in the mid-eighties,...

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Secrets we keep  by Faith Hogan

Secrets we keep

Faith Hogan

Book

"The beautiful old Bath House in Ballytokeep has lain empty and abandoned for decades. For devoted pensioners Archie and Iris, it holds too many conflicting memories of their adolescent dalliances and tragic consequences - sometimes it's better to leave...

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The emissary  by Yōko Tawada

The emissary

Yōko Tawada

Book

"Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they can barely stand or walk: the only people with any get-go are the elderly. Mumei lives with his grandfather Yoshiro, who worries about...

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Send down the rain  by Charles Martin

Send down the rain

Charles Martin

Book

"Allie is still recovering from the loss of her family's beloved waterfront restaurant on Florida's Gulf Coast when she loses her second husband to a terrifying highway accident. Devastated and losing hope, she shudders to contemplate the future - until...

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Deep water  by Patricia Highsmith

Deep water

Patricia Highsmith

Book

"'If I really don't like somebody, I kill him . . . You remember Malcolm McRae, don't you?' Melinda Van Allen is beautiful, headstrong and sexy. Unfortunately for Vic Van Allen, she is his wife. Their love has soured, and Melinda takes pleasure in f...

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The concubine's child  by Carol Jones

The concubine's child

Carol Jones

Book

"In 1930s Malaysia, sixteen-year-old Yu Lan is in love with her best friend, Ming, whose father owns one of the busiest kopi shops in Petaling Street. But Ming's family don't see the apothecary's daughter as a suitable wife -- for Yu Lan's father, Lim,...

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The charmed life of Alex Moore  by Molly Flatt

The charmed life of Alex Moore

Molly Flatt

Book

"How would you feel if everything in your life suddenly started to go . . . right? Six months ago, Alex Moore was stuck in a dead-end job, feeling her potential quietly slip away. Then, seemingly overnight, she launched her dream start-up and became one...

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Sophia of Silicon Valley  by Anna Yen

Sophia of Silicon Valley

Anna Yen

Book

"During the heady years of the tech boom, incorrigibly frank Sophia Young lucks into a job that puts her directly in the path of Scott Kraft, the eccentric CEO of Treehouse, a studio whose animated films are transforming movies forever. Overnight, So...

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The last of the Bonegilla girls  by Victoria Purman

The last of the Bonegilla girls

Victoria Purman

Book

"1954: When sixteen-year-old Hungarian Elizabeta arrives in Australia with her family, she is hoping to escape the hopelessness of life as a refugee in post-war Germany. Her first stop is the Bonegilla Migrant Camp on the banks of the Murray in rural...

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A year of new adventures  by Maddie Please

A year of new adventures

Maddie Please

Book

"Billie Summers has always been quite content in her little cottage in the Cotswolds, sure half the house hasn't been renovated, but what's the point when it's only her? Working part-time at her uncle's bookshop and planning 3-4 writer retreats with her...

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Paris by the book  by Liam Callanan

Paris by the book

Liam Callanan

Book

"A whirlwind mystery and unravelling love story set in a crumbling bookstore in the heart of Paris. Once a week, I chase men who are not my husband. I should not, but there are many things I do that I should not-smoke, own a bookstore, pay for French...

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The American girl by Rachael English

The American girl

Rachael English

Large Print

Boston, 1968. Rose Moroney is seventeen, smart, spirited - and pregnant. She wants to marry her boyfriend. Her ambitious parents have other plans. She is sent to Ireland, their birthplace, to deliver her daughter in a mother and baby home - and part with...

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Two cousins of Azov by Andrea Bennett

Two cousins of Azov

Andrea Bennett

Large Print

Gor is keeping busy. He has a magic show to rehearse, his new assistant to get in line and a dacha in dire need of weeding. But he keeps being distracted by a tapping on his window - four floors up. Is old age finally catching up with him? Tolya has woken...

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Worth the trouble  by Jamie Beck

Worth the trouble

Jamie Beck

Book

"Cover girl Cat St. James's picture-perfect life is anything but flawless. Luckily, she's a master of hiding the truth from the camera. Relying on that skill, she conceals her latest secret from her family while attending her brother's wedding. Her o...

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Naming the stars  by Jennifer Johnston

Naming the stars

Jennifer Johnston

Book

"Naming the stars -- Flora's father has been killed in the Battle of El Alamein, one of the many victims of the Second World War. For Flora and her mother, life will never be the same again. Now, it's just Flora - and Nellie, the family's life-long h...

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The devil's reward  by Emmanuelle De Villepin

The devil's reward

Emmanuelle De Villepin

Book

"Three generations of women untangle a complex family story that spans the twentieth century and reveals unexpected insights about marriage and fidelity Christiane, eighty-six years old with a vibrant sense of humor, lives alone in a large apartment in...

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Sorority  by Genevieve Sly Crane

Sorority

Genevieve Sly Crane

Book

"Margot is dead. There's a rumor she died because she couldn't take the pressure of being a pledge. You may not ask what happened to her. It's not your business. But it wasn't a suicide, if you're wondering. Spring Fling will not be cancelled. The deposit...

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The map of salt and stars  by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

The map of salt and stars

Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

Book

"In the summer of 2011, just after Nour loses her father to cancer, her mother moves Nour and her sisters from New York City back to Syria to be closer to their family. In order to keep her father's spirit as she adjusts to her new home, Nour tells h...

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The island dwellers  by Jen Silverman

The island dwellers

Jen Silverman

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"A passive-aggressive couple in the midst of a divorce compete over whose new fling is more exotic. A Russian migrant in Tokyo agonizes over the money her lover accepts from a yakuza. A dead body on a drug dealer's floor leads to the strangest first date...

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The pisces  by Melissa Broder

The pisces

Melissa Broder

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"Lucy has been writing her dissertation about Sappho for thirteen years when she and Jamie break up. After she hits rock bottom in Phoenix, her Los Angeles-based sister insists Lucy housesit for the summer - her only tasks caring for a beloved diabetic...

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The good luck sister  by Jill Shalvis

The good luck sister

Jill Shalvis

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"After a difficult few years, Tilly Adams is ready for life to start going right. Though she has a case of first day nerves teaching art at the local community college, she knows it isn’t anything a few snuggles from her rescue puppy won’t cure. Until...

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My Oxford year  by Julia Whelan

My Oxford year

Julia Whelan

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"American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was thirteen: Study at Oxford. At 24, she’s finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship when she’s offered an unbelievable position in a rising political star’s presidential ca...

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Sal  by Mick Kitson

Sal

Mick Kitson

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"Sal planned it for almost a year before they ran. She nicked an Ordnance Survey map from the school library. She bought a compass, a Bear Grylls knife, waterproofs, and a first aid kit from Amazon using credit cards she'd robbed. She read the 'SAS S...

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Gone Viking  by Helen Russell

Gone Viking

Helen Russell

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"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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How to be happy by Eva (Novelist) Woods

How to be happy

Eva (Novelist) Woods

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Annie's been sad for so long that she's forgotten how to be any other way. She's trudging miserably through every day, sheer determination keeping her going. Until she meets Polly. Polly is everything that Annie is not. She's colourful, joyful, happy....

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The weight of him by Ethel Rohan

The weight of him

Ethel Rohan

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Big Billy Brennan has suffered the greatest tragedy a parent can know - he has just lost his eldest son. His family is falling apart with grief, and his marriage is a partnership in name alone. Billy is also obese: at 400 pounds he can barely walk down...

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The upstairs room by Kate Murray-Browne

The upstairs room

Kate Murray-Browne

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Eleanor, Richard and their two young daughters recently stretched themselves to the limit to buy their dream home, a four-bedroom Victorian townhouse in East London. But the cracks are already starting to show. Eleanor is unnerved by the eerie atmosphere...

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These dividing walls by Fran Cooper

These dividing walls

Fran Cooper

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In a forgotten corner of Paris stands a building. Within its walls, people talk and kiss, laugh and cry; some are glad to sit alone, while others wish they did not. A woman with silver-blonde hair opens her bookshop downstairs, an old man feeds the sparrows...

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The idiot  by Elif Batuman

The idiot

Elif Batuman

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"Selin, a tall, highly strung Turkish-American from New Jersey turns up at Harvard and finds herself dangerously overwhelmed by the challenges and possibilities of adulthood. She studies linguistics and literature, teaches ESL and spends a lot of time...

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Mr. Right-swipe  by Ricki Schultz

Mr. Right-swipe

Ricki Schultz

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"Rae Wallace would rather drown in a vat of pinot greezh and be eaten by her own beagle than make another trip down the aisle--even if it is her best friend's wedding. She's too busy molding the minds of first graders and polishing that ol' novel in the...

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Little flower  by Ted Oswald

Little flower

Ted Oswald

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"Little Flower chronicles the unique bond shared by two damaged souls: Sister Shanti, a mischievous, elderly nun from Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and Meeta, a young prostitute with dreams of a life lived outside the brothel. Thrown together...

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The summer sail  by Wendy Francis

The summer sail

Wendy Francis

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"Three ryone is looking forward to lounging by the pool, sipping sunset cocktails, and reminiscing. Abby, the mother...

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The seasonaires  by Janna King Kalichman

The seasonaires

Janna King Kalichman

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"An idyllic Nantucket summer begins like a dream for scrappy Mia from South Boston; Presley, a gorgeous Southern beauty queen; Cole, a handsome introvert; Jade, the sultry daughter of a model and music mogul; J.P., an energetic young designer; and Grant,...

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Beautiful music  by Michael Zadoorian

Beautiful music

Michael Zadoorian

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"Set in early 1970s Detroit, a racially divided city still reeling from its violent riot of 1967, Beautiful Music is the story of one young man’s transformation through music. Danny Yzemski is a husky, pop radio–loving loner balancing a dysfunctional...

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The insomnia museum  by Laurie Canciani

The insomnia museum

Laurie Canciani

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"Anna lives in a flat with dad. He is a hoarder, and together they have spent the last 12 years constructing the Insomnia Museum, a labyrinth built from dead TVs, old cuckoo clocks, stacks of newspapers and other junk Dad has found. Anna is 17. She c...

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Limelight  by Amy Poeppel

Limelight

Amy Poeppel

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"In a smart and funny new novel by the author of the critically acclaimed, "big-hearted, charming" (The Washington Post) Small Admissions, a family's move to New York City brings surprises and humor as their lives merge with the captivating world of ...

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Motherhood  by Sheila Heti

Motherhood

Sheila Heti

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"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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Everything that follows  by Meg Little Reilly

Everything that follows

Meg Little Reilly

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"Around midnight, three friends take their partying from bar to boat on a misty fall evening. Just as the weather deteriorates, one of them suddenly and confusingly goes overboard. Is it an accident? The result of an unwanted advance? His body disapp...

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This I know  by Eldonna Edwards

This I know

Eldonna Edwards

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"Eleven-year-old Grace Carter has a talent for hiding things. She's had plenty of practice, burying thoughts and feelings that might anger her strict Evangelical pastor father, and concealing the deep intuition she carries inside. The Knowing, as Grace...

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The high tide club  by Mary Kay Andrews

The high tide club

Mary Kay Andrews

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"When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons attorney Brooke Trappnell to her 20,000 acre barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke...

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