Auckland Libraries: General fiction new titles

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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If only  by Elaine Blick

If only

Elaine Blick

Book

"The pampered daughter of a wealthy man, Alice, appears to have everything-beauty, wealth, and background. She is pursued by several men, but marriage is not enough to satisfy Alice's longing for a sense of purpose in her life. She looks for this in ...

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The feud  by Amanda (Romance fiction writer) James

The feud

Amanda (Romance fiction writer) Jam...

Book

"Matthew Trevelyar leaves his job in London to return to his Cornish roots in the village of St Agnes. After losing his wife to leukaemia, he wants to make a fresh start. His new life is going well until Matt returns to his cottage to discover a grim...

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Knowing you  by Samantha Tonge

Knowing you

Samantha Tonge

Book

An abrupt change; a new friendship; a dark secret... Kind-hearted Violet has never fitted in, but despite being bullied at school is now content. She is dating ambitious Lenny, has her dream job in publishing and runs a book club at the local retirement...

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Rabbits for food  by Binnie Kirshenbaum

Rabbits for food

Binnie Kirshenbaum

Book

"A devastating, laugh-out-loud funny story of a writer's slide into depression and institutionalization. It's New Year's Eve, the holiday of forced fellowship, mandatory fun, and paper hats. While dining out with her husband and their friends, Kirshe...

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I'm OK  by Noel Shepherd

I'm OK

Noel Shepherd

Book

Mike Evans lives quietly by himself on an isolated back-country farm in the North Island of New Zealand. After an especially violent storm, he slowly becomes aware that there has been a breakdown of civil society in what to him is the outside world. ...

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The making of us  by Lisa Jewell

The making of us

Lisa Jewell

Book

"Lydia, Robyn and Dean don't know each other - yet. They live very different lives but each of them, independently, has always felt that something is missing. What they don't know is that a letter is about to arrive that will turn their lives upside down....

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A dead and stormy night  by Steffanie Holmes

A dead and stormy night

Steffanie Holmes

Book

"After being fired from her fashion internship in New York City, Mina Wilde decides it's time to reevaluate her life. She returns to the quaint English village where she grew up to take a job at the local bookshop, hoping that being surrounded by gre...

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A spot of bother  by Mark Haddon

A spot of bother

Mark Haddon

Book

At the age of sixty-one, George Hall settles to a comfortable retirement. His tempestuous daughter, Katie, then announces that she is getting remarried to the deeply inappropriate Ray to her family's displeasure. Her mother, Jean, is disgusted with the...

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Minutes of glory  by 1938- author. Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo

Minutes of glory

1938- author. Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo

Book

"Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, although renowned for his novels, memoirs, and plays, honed his craft as a short story writer. From "The Fig Tree," written in 1960, his first year as an undergraduate at Makerere University College in Uganda, to the playful "The Ghost...

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The survivor  by Shelley Shepard Gray

The survivor

Shelley Shepard Gray

Book

After successfully battling cancer, twenty-three-year old Mattie Troyer, now that she is healthy, enters into a relationship with her best friend, Graham Weaver, but her hopes for a happily ever after are dashed when it is rumored that Graham has fathered...

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77  by Guillermo Saccomanno

77

Guillermo Saccomanno

Book

"Buenos Aires, 1977. In the darkest days of the Videla dictatorship, Gómez, a gay high-school literature teacher, tries to keep a low profile as one-by-one, his friends and students begin to disappear. When Esteban, one of Gómez's favorite students, is...

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True places  by Sonja Ingrid Yoerg

True places

Sonja Ingrid Yoerg

Book

"A girl emerges from the woods, starved, ill, and alone ... and collapses. Suzanne Blakemore hurtles along the Blue Ridge Parkway, away from her overscheduled and completely normal life, and encounters the girl. As Suzanne rushes her to the hospital,...

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Dublin palms  by Hugo Hamilton

Dublin palms

Hugo Hamilton

Book

"A moving examination of fatherhood and families across the world, a story of emigrants and strangers and people returning. The seafront was full of memory, full of sand and sex and shivering and wet bathing costumes pooled on the ground. Everything ...

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Sweden  by Matthew Turner

Sweden

Matthew Turner

Book

Based on true events, Swedeb takes readers on an exhilarating journey from the killing fields of Vietnam to a fogbound fishing port on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, with stops along the way at a hippie commune in Japan's subtropical south...

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Becoming us  by Robin Jones Gunn

Becoming us

Robin Jones Gunn

Book

"Trevor and Emily Winslow moved from North Carolina to California for a fresh start, but their new jobs and apartment feel like mistakes. Their daughter, Audra, loves her new life and friends, but Emily has trouble adjusting to the mom's group. As the...

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Room for a stranger  by Melanie Cheng

Room for a stranger

Melanie Cheng

Book

"Since her sister died, Meg has been on her own. She doesn't mind, not really-not with Atticus, her African grey parrot, to keep her company-but after her house is broken into by a knife-wielding intruder, she decides it might be good to have some co...

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Daughter of bad times  by Rohan Wilson

Daughter of bad times

Rohan Wilson

Book

Rin Braden is almost ready to give up on life after the heartbreaking death of her lover Yamaan and the everyday dread of working for her mother's corrupt private prison company. But through a miracle Yamaan has survived. Yamaan turns up in an immigr...

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Animalia  by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo

Animalia

Jean-Baptiste Del Amo

Book

"Tells the confronting and compelling story of a peasant family in south-west France as they develop their plot of land into an intensive pig farm. In an environment dominated by animals, five generations endure the cataclysm of two world wars, econo...

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Girl, woman, other  by Bernardine Evaristo

Girl, woman, other

Bernardine Evaristo

Book

"Teeming with life and crackling with energy - a love song to modern Britain, to black womanhood. Follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and...

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Dark constellations  by Pola Oloixarac

Dark constellations

Pola Oloixarac

Book

"Canary Islands, 1882: Caught in the 19th-century wave of scientific classification, explorer and plant biologist Niklas Bruunis researches Crissia pallida, a species alleged to have hallucinogenic qualities capable of eliminating the psychic limits ...

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Swimming for sunlight  by Allie Larkin

Swimming for sunlight

Allie Larkin

Book

"Aspiring costume designer Katie gave up everything in her divorce to gain custody of her fearful, faithful rescue dog, Barkimedes. While she figures out what to do next, she heads back to Florida to live with her grandmother, Nan. But Katie quickly ...

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The hopes and dreams of Lucy Baker  by Jenni Keer

The hopes and dreams of Lucy Baker

Jenni Keer

Book

"Lucy Baker is not your usual 25-year-old. She is more at home reading and knitting in her cluttered little flat than going out partying and socialising. 79-year-old Brenda is full of wise and wonderful advice, but when she's diagnosed with dementia her...

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The wonder of lost causes  by Nick Trout

The wonder of lost causes

Nick Trout

Book

"Dr. Kate Blunt will do anything for her son, Jasper, who has cystic fibrosis... except get him a dog. The daily medical routine that keeps Jasper alive is complicated enough, though her decision runs contrary to her work as the veterinarian in charge...

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Pride, prejudice, and other flavors  by Sonali Dev

Pride, prejudice, and other flavors

Sonali Dev

Book

"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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The red daughter  by John Burnham Schwartz

The red daughter

John Burnham Schwartz

Book

"Inspired by the true story. In one of the most momentous events of the Cold War, Svetlana Allilyueva, the forty-one-year-old daughter of the notorious tyrannical leader of the USSR, abruptly abandoned her life in Moscow in 1967, arriving in New York...

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Wunderland  by Jennifer Cody Epstein

Wunderland

Jennifer Cody Epstein

Book

"East Village, 1989. Things had never been easy between Ava Fisher and her estranged mother Ilse. Too many questions hovered between them: Who was Ava's father? Where had Ilse been during the war? Why had she left her only child in a German orphanage...

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Feast your eyes  by Myla Goldberg

Feast your eyes

Myla Goldberg

Book

"After discovering photography as a teenager through her high school's photo club, Lillian rejects her parents' expectations of college and marriage and moves to New York City in 1955. When a small gallery exhibits partially nude photographs of Lillian...

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The lazy boys  by Carl Shuker

The lazy boys

Carl Shuker

Book

"Richey Sauer is eighteen years old, beginning his first year at college to escape the dead end of middle-class, small-town life in Timaru, New Zealand. But in a landscape where redemption is a fiction and emotion is cliche, his intense internal worl...

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The strawberry thief by Joanne Harris

The strawberry thief

Joanne Harris

Audio CD

Vianne Rocher has settled down. Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her, has finally become home. With Rosette, her 'special' child, she runs her chocolate shop and is part of the community. Even Reynaud, the priest, has become a friend....

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Love after love by Alex Hourston

Love after love

Alex Hourston

Audio CD

Nancy Jansen is the beating heart of her family. She is the centre around whom many lives turn. Mother. Therapist. Daughter. Sister. Wife. But now Nancy has a new role: Lover. Everybody can be happy, Nancy believes, so long as they can be kept apart....

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Dignity by Alys Conran

Dignity

Alys Conran

Audio CD

Magda lives alone in a house by the sea. Proud and bad-tempered, she finds it hard to accept help - despite her derelict house and her body's betrayals. She gets through carers at a rate of knots - until Susheela arrives, and the two women strike up ...

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The flight of Cornelia Blackwood by Susan Elliot Wright

The flight of Cornelia Blackwood

Susan Elliot Wright

Audio CD

Cornelia Blackwood is about to do something very wrong, for reason she believes to be right. She has a loving marriage, but she has no friends. Everyone knows her name, but no one will speak to her now. Cornelia has unravelled once before. Can she stop...

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The escape by Clare (Novelist) author. Harvey

The escape

Clare (Novelist) author. Harvey

Audio CD

Germany, 1945. Detta works as a translator for a Nazi-run labour camp for French workers. One winter morning, Detta passes a group of exhausted British prisoners of war being force-marched westwards. One prisoner catches her eye. The following day a ...

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Born to be trouble by Sheila Jeffries

Born to be trouble

Sheila Jeffries

Audio CD

Running away from heartache and scandal, Tessa Barcussy flees Cornwall to London in search of freedom, excitement and a new life. But the city is not what she is expecting. Soon enough Tessa is on the streets, sleeping rough, scared and at her lowest...

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The Patron Saint of Lost Souls by Menna van Praag

The Patron Saint of Lost Souls

Menna van Praag

Audio CD

Jude is the owner of a unique antiques shop in Cambridge. She makes it her mission to match customers with the special something that they are missing, a talisman to bring them what their heart desires. Unfortunately, Jude's life is not overflowing with...

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The truths and triumphs of Grace Atherton by Anstey Harris

The truths and triumphs of Grace Atherton

Anstey Harris

Audio CD

Between the simple melody of running her violin shop and the full-blown orchestra of her romantic interludes in Paris with David, her devoted partner of eight years, Grace Atherton has always set her life to music. Her world revolves entirely around David,...

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The language of birds by Jill Dawson

The language of birds

Jill Dawson

Audio CD

In the summer of 1974, Mandy River arrives in London to make a fresh start and begins working as nanny to the children of one Lady Morven. She quickly finds herself in the midst of a bitter custody battle and the house under siege: Lord Morven is having...

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Charlie Savage by Roddy Doyle

Charlie Savage

Roddy Doyle

Audio CD

Meet Charlie Savage: a middle-aged Dubliner with an indefatigable wife, an exasperated daughter, a drinking buddy who's realised that he's been a woman all along. Compiled here for the first time is a whole year's worth of Roddy Doyle's hilarious series...

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The fourth shore by Ginny Baily

The fourth shore

Ginny Baily

Audio CD

The sliver of fertile land along the Tripoli coast, the 'lost' territory Mussolini promised to reclaim for Italy. Which is how, in 1929, seventeen-year-old Liliana Cattaneo arrives there from Rome on a ship filled with eager colonists to join her brother...

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Attend by West Camel

Attend

West Camel

Audio CD

When Sam falls in love with Deptford thug Derek, and Anne's best friend Kathleen takes her own life, they discover they are linked not just by a world of drugs and revenge - they also share the friendship of the uncanny and enigmatic Deborah. Seamstr...

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Anne Tyler by Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler

Audio CD

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant: "Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl Tull attempts to keep her family together - but her anger and fierce maternal energy has damaging effects on her three children."--Publisher description.

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The Sisters' Lover  by Lily Woodhouse

The Sisters' Lover

Lily Woodhouse

Book

"1950 and Flis is returning to Australia after almost twenty years away in Wellington, New Zealand. In all that time she has had no contact with her younger sister Gladdie who is missing, presumed dead. Flis is determined to find out what happened to...

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Poisoned legacy  by Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Poisoned legacy

Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Book

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No sweat  by Rosy Fenwicke

No sweat

Rosy Fenwicke

Book

"Never Back Down. She's never backed down from a challenge but being a middle-aged woman with superpowers is more difficult than Euphemia Sage anticipated. Tracked by a pesky journalist, opportunities for developing her powers are scarce. Her family ...

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Lonely Asian woman  by Sharon Lam

Lonely Asian woman

Sharon Lam

Book

"The novel is set in contemporary Wellington and follows Paula, a lazy young woman who is stuck in a rut. Deep in stagnation, the sight of a spam ad - for lonely Asian women looking for fun - becomes a moment of profound realisation that she, too, is...

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White sands of summer by John Fletcher

White sands of summer

John Fletcher

Audio CD

"No-one thought barmaid Shannon Harcourt stood a chance with Hal Maitland, heir to the vast Maitland fortune. Yet their unlikely relationship flourishes until, one summer's day on the white sands of Charles Green Island, they realise their true feelings...

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The unreliable people  by Rosetta Allan

The unreliable people

Rosetta Allan

Book

"Antonina is a student at the prestigious Academy of Art in St Petersburg. At times, though, she feels she might be a better fit at the Centre of Nonconformist Art across town. She knows she stands out as different, being neither Russian, Korean nor Kazakh...

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Frankissstein  by Jeanette Winterson

Frankissstein

Jeanette Winterson

Book

"An audacious new novel about the bodies we live in and the bodies we desire In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love - against their better judgement - with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public de...

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When it all went to custard  by Danielle Hawkins

When it all went to custard

Danielle Hawkins

Book

The news of Jenny's husband's infidelity comes as a nasty shock to the part-time building control officer and full-time mother - even though, to her surprise and embarrassment, her first reaction is relief rather than anguish. What really hurts is he...

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Spring  by Ali Smith

Spring

Ali Smith

Book

"From the Man Booker-shortlisted author of Autumn and Winter comes the highly anticipated third novel in the acclaimed Seasonal Quartet. On the heels of Autumn and Winter comes Spring, the continuation of Ali Smith's celebrated Seasonal Quartet, a series...

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A wing and a prayer  by Margaret Thornton

A wing and a prayer

Margaret Thornton

Book

"1990, Blackpool. 33-year-old Helen Burnside is shocked when she learns that her beloved Great Aunt Alice has died of a sudden heart attack, and even more surprised when Alice's will reveals that she has bequeathed her Yorkshire cottage to Helen. Alt...

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Attraction  by Ruby Porter

Attraction

Ruby Porter

Book

"The present reckons with the past in Attraction, Ruby Porter’s atmospheric debut novel. Three women are on a road trip, navigating the motorways of the North Island, their relationships with one another and New Zealand’s colonial history. Our narrator...

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The guest book  by Sarah Blake

The guest book

Sarah Blake

Book

"The Miltons are a powerful old New York family - the kind of family that used to run the world. And in 1935, they still do. Kitty and Ogden Milton seem to have it all: an elegant apartment on the Upper East Side, two beautiful little boys, a love ev...

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All about Kate  by Josie Laird

All about Kate

Josie Laird

Book

"Life is nearly perfect for Kate; the perfect boyfriend and the perfect job. But whatever Luke says, she knows she is too fat. And now, her birth mother has decided to come looking for her. What surprises will that bring?"--Publisher description.

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Mending fences by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Mending fences

Suzanne Woods Fisher

Large Print

"Luke Schrock is a new and improved man after a stint in rehab, though everyone in Stoney Ridge only remembers the old Luke. They might have forgiven him, but nobody trusts him. He has been allowed to live at Windmill Farm under two conditions. First,...

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Who am I?  by Robert Silk

Who am I?

Robert Silk

Book

"A senior KGB officer and local agents plan to blackmail a Cabinet Minister into keeping New Zealand out of ECHELON, US/British world-wide network monitoring radio communications; especially those of the Russian Navy. Detective Inspector Bryan Peters...

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The F. Scott Fitzgerald BBC radio collection by F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald

The F. Scott Fitzgerald BBC radio collection

F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald

Audio CD

Over the years the BBC has broadcast readings of many of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novels, novellas and short stories. This collection brings together these fantastic readings for F. Scott Fitzgerald fans to enjoy, and includes some of his most famous wo...

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A job you mostly won't know how to do  by Pete Fromm

A job you mostly won't know how to do

Pete Fromm

Book

"A taciturn carpenter has been too busy putting the final details on others' homes to pay much attention to his own fixer-upper. But when his wife becomes pregnant with their first child, he realizes he'll need to apply his art closer to home. For Taz...

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The velvet rose  by Susan Holmes McKagan

The velvet rose

Susan Holmes McKagan

Book

"In the early nineties, Scarlet, a painter and high fashion model, finds herself working in some of the world’s most famous fashion capitals. As her adventure continues, she meets Johnny of The Westies, an up-and-coming band on the cusp of superstardom....

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This excellent machine  by Stephen Orr

This excellent machine

Stephen Orr

Book

Clem Whelan's got a problem: trapped in the suburbs in the life Sunnyboy summer of 1984 he has to decide what to do with his life. Matriculation? He's more than able, but not remotely interested. Become a writer? His failed lawyer neighbour Peter enc...

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The bells of Little Woodford  by Catherine Jones

The bells of Little Woodford

Catherine Jones

Book

The town of Little Woodford seems peaceful and picture-postcard beautiful, with its marketplace, ancient church and immaculate allotments. But behind the tranquil facade, troubles are brewing. Olivia Lewthwaite, former town councillor, pillar of the WI...

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Glory Road  by Lauren K. Denton

Glory Road

Lauren K. Denton

Book

"At thirty-eight, garden shop owner Jessie McBride thinks her chances for romance are years behind her and, after her failed marriage, she's fine with that. She lives contentedly with her fiery mother and her quiet, headstrong daughter. But the unexp...

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Silence is my mother tongue  by Sulaiman S. M. Y. Addonia

Silence is my mother tongue

Sulaiman S. M. Y. Addonia

Book

A searing novel of immigration, judgement and sacrifice and the powerful bonds forged in the crucible of refugee camp life from an internationally-acclaimed writer, Silence is My Mother Tongue dissects society's ability to wage war on its own women a...

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The heart beats in secret  by Katie Munnik

The heart beats in secret

Katie Munnik

Book

"Jane, 1940: In a small rented house on the east coast of Scotland, a cold winter drags on and Jane faces motherhood alone. But with her husband away at war, she fears small town suspicions. She keeps secrets. Who will they protect and who will they hurt?...

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My enemy's cherry tree  by Dingguo Wang

My enemy's cherry tree

Dingguo Wang

Book

"A man who has come from nothing, from poverty and loss, finds himself a beautiful wife, his dream love. When she vanishes without a trace, he sets up a small cafe in her favourite spot on the edge of the South China Sea, hoping she'll return. Instead,...

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Heads you win by Jeffrey Archer

Heads you win

Jeffrey Archer

Audio CD

"Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to...

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The street where you live by Roisin Meaney

The street where you live

Roisin Meaney

Large Print

"Follows the fate of mother and daughter Molly and Emily Griffin - both members of a local choir, Lift Up your Voices. As preparations are underway for an end of summer concert to be given by the choir, Molly encounters a young boy who bears a striki...

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Take nothing with you by Patrick Gale

Take nothing with you

Patrick Gale

Large Print

"Falling in love, just as he's obliged to enter hospital for urgent treatment, Eustace has twenty-four hours in which to reflect on his new happiness, old pains and particularly on his boyhood. An oddball only child, he lives among a houseful of adults...

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The wildflowers by Harriet Evans

The wildflowers

Harriet Evans

Large Print

"Tony and Althea Wilde. Glamorous, argumentative ... adulterous to the core. They were my parents, actors known by everyone. They gave our lives love and colour in a house by the sea - the house that sheltered my orphaned father when he was a boy. But...

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Little Woodford by Catherine Jones

Little Woodford

Catherine Jones

Large Print

"Little Woodford has a sleepy high street, a weekly market, a weathered old stone church and lovingly tended allotments. A peaceful, unexciting place, the very heart of middle England. In Little Woodford no one has fingers in more pies than Olivia La...

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The woman in the wood by Lesley Pearse

The woman in the wood

Lesley Pearse

Large Print

"Fifteen-year-old Maisy Mitcham and her twin brother Duncan lose their mother to an asylum one night in 1960. The twins are sent to their grandmother's country house, Nightingales. Cold and distant, she leaves them to their own devices, to explore and...

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Before we say goodbye by Madeleine Reiss

Before we say goodbye

Madeleine Reiss

Large Print

"With only months left to live, can he heal his mother's heart? Josie Hudson's whole life has been about one thing and one thing only: keeping her son Scott alive. When Scott, now nineteen, finds out that his heart is once again failing - with no hope...

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Anyone for seconds? by Laurie Graham

Anyone for seconds?

Laurie Graham

Large Print

"Life has been going downhill for ex-TV chef Lizzie Partridge ever since she spectacularly ended her television career by throwing a chocolate mousse at the host of Midlands This Morning. Her partner Tom has left her, Nigella and Jamie have got the c...

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Return to the Italian Quarter by Domenica De Rosa

Return to the Italian Quarter

Domenica De Rosa

Large Print

"Sophie is only a quarter Italian. But that quarter is her charismatic grandfather Cesare and he has instilled in her a great love of her Italian heritage. So when a journalist starts to investigate Cesare's war record, Sophie is reluctant to question...

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Shadows in Heaven by Nadine Dorries

Shadows in Heaven

Nadine Dorries

Large Print

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

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A faithful gathering by Leslie Gould

A faithful gathering

Leslie Gould

Large Print

"Leisel left her Amish roots for a career in medicine. She has an English boyfriend and big dreams--but these come crashing down when her sister is diagnosed with cancer. Soon nothing is going as planned. With difficult choices to make, will she stick...

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We hope for better things by Erin Bartels

We hope for better things

Erin Bartels

Large Print

"When Detroit Free Press reporter Elizabeth Balsam meets James Rich, his strange request--that she look up a relative she didn't know she had in order to deliver an old camera and a box of photos--seems like it isn't worth her time. But when she loses...

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I'll be seeing you by Melody Carlson

I'll be seeing you

Melody Carlson

Large Print

"December 7, 1941, San Francisco is on high alert following the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Mulligan family is grappling with the news that Peter, beloved son and brother, is among the missing."--Publisher description.

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A dog called Jack by Ivy Pembroke

A dog called Jack

Ivy Pembroke

Large Print

"A warm uplifting story of an ordinary street and the extraordinary dog bringing all its inhabitants together. In London, an abandoned dog finds a new family in the residents of Christmas Street--a group of people who just might need him as much as he...

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Daughters of the lake by Wendy (Wendy K.) Webb

Daughters of the lake

Wendy (Wendy K.) Webb

Large Print

"Kate Granger has retreated to her parents' home on Lake Superior to pull herself together after her divorce. She discover the body of a murdered woman, the body of an infant tucked in the folds of her vintage gown. Kate has seen her before-- in her ...

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The silhouette girl by V. C. (Virginia C.) Andrews

The silhouette girl

V. C. (Virginia C.) Andrews

Large Print

"A woman with a thriving career in nursing begins receiving calls from a glamorous stranger who seems to know her past secrets, a situation that escalates into a wrongful murder charge."--Publisher's description.

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Have you seen Luis Velez?  by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Have you seen Luis Velez?

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Book

"Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn't belong. Not with his mother's new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father's wife. Not at school, where he's an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections:...

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In too deep by Stacey Weeks

In too deep

Stacey Weeks

Large Print

"Like an anchor wedged in the lake floor, Grace Stone's heart is submerged in the past. Drowning in guilt over the role she played in her father's and sister's deaths, Grace prays that launching her water survival program at Camp Moshe will properly ...

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Devil's day by Andrew Michael Hurley

Devil's day

Andrew Michael Hurley

Large Print

"Every autumn, John Pentecost returns to the Lancashire farm where he grew up to help gather the sheep from the moors. Generally, very little changes in the Briardale Valley, but this year things are different. His grandfather - known to everyone as the...

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The missing years  by Lexie Elliott

The missing years

Lexie Elliott

Book

Ailsa Calder has inherited half of a house. The other half belongs to a man who disappeared without a trace twenty-seven years ago--her father. Leaving London behind to settle the inheritance from her mother's estate, Ailsa returns to her childhood h...

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Something in the wine  by Tricia Stringer

Something in the wine

Tricia Stringer

Book

"Reserved high school teacher Keely Mitchell is more than ready for her holiday on the west coast of Australia, so when a medical emergency turns over all her plans and an intervention by a kind stranger finds her recovering in a Margaret River vineyard,...

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The daughter's tale  by Armando Lucas Correa

The daughter's tale

Armando Lucas Correa

Book

"BERLIN, 1939. The dreams that Amanda Sternberg and her husband, Julius, had for their daughters are shattered when the Nazis descend on Berlin, burning down their beloved family bookshop and sending Julius to a concentration camp. Desperate to save ...

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How we disappeared  by Jing-Jing Lee

How we disappeared

Jing-Jing Lee

Book

"When her husband dies in the year 2000, Wang Di is forced into the solitary life of a widow in modern Singapore. But this new silence brings with it a surge of memories, taking her back to the brutal events of the Japanese invasion which altered the...

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Beyond the Point  by Claire Gibson

Beyond the Point

Claire Gibson

Book

"Duty. Honor. Country. That's West Point's motto, and every cadet who passes through its stone gates vows to live it. But on the eve of 9/11, as Dani, Hannah and Avery face four grueling years ahead, they realize they'll only survive if they do it to...

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Miracle Creek  by Angie Kim

Miracle Creek

Angie Kim

Book

"In rural Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental medical treatment device known as the Miracle Submarine-- a pressurized oxygen chamber that patients enter for therapeutic 'dives' with the hopes of curing issues like autism or infertility. When...

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Stone mothers  by Erin Kelly

Stone mothers

Erin Kelly

Book

"Marianne was never supposed to return to town, the town where she grew up in the shadow of the Nazareth Mental Hospital. Her mother may be suffering from dementia nearby, but she had thought she'd left that place, and its dark secrets, behind her. That...

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The Bad Mothers' Book Club  by Keris Stainton

The Bad Mothers' Book Club

Keris Stainton

Book

"Since moving to the seaside for her husband's job (in Liverpool), Emma Chance's life is all about long walks on the beach (with the dog), early nights (with the kids), and Netflix (no chill). She's bored. And lonely. When a school gate mum and almos...

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Her greatest mistake by Sarah (Psychologist) author. Simpson

Her greatest mistake

Sarah (Psychologist) author. Simpso...

Audio CD

"Do we ever know what goes on behind closed doors? Eve and Gregg were the perfect couple, with the perfect marriage...which has become the perfect lie. Gone is the charming, attentive Gregg - instead Eve wakes up each morning beside a manipulative and...

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Roar by Cecelia Ahern

Roar

Cecelia Ahern

Audio CD

"Cecelia Ahern gives us thirty stories, all titled 'The Woman Who...', that capture the different facets of women's lives. Humorous, moving and poignant, the stories capture the moments the characters are overwhelmed by guilt, confusion, frustration,...

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The girl on the doorstep by Lindsey Hutchinson

The girl on the doorstep

Lindsey Hutchinson

Audio CD

"Left an orphan, five-year-old Rosie Harris is found and raised by Maria, a Romany gypsy. Life on the road is hard, but the little girl soon feels one of the tribe with the travellers. As she grows older, Rosie realises she has 'second sight' and is able...

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The sisters by Rosalind Noonan

The sisters

Rosalind Noonan

Large Print

"Twelve years ago, Glory abandoned her two daughters--four-year-old Ruby and baby Aurora--at a fire station, running off to a man who promised love and protection. Though the refuge she hoped for turned out to be a sham, she believes Ruby and Aurora are...

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Chasing fireflies by Charles Martin

Chasing fireflies

Charles Martin

Large Print

"Seth--a small town journalist raised by foster parents--is assigned to write about a young boy found in a ditch after a car and train collision. As he works to discover the boy's identity, he also finds the story of his own history and the father who...

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The Amish quilter by Mindy Starns Clark

The Amish quilter

Mindy Starns Clark

Large Print

"Linda Mueller, a gifted young quilter, and Isaac Mast, a talented painter, bond over their respective crafts. With Isaac's help, Linda explores the story of her late grandmother, also a gifted artist. But when an astonishing truth comes to light, Linda...

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The cottage on Rose Lane by Hope Ramsay

The cottage on Rose Lane

Hope Ramsay

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An unexpected inheritance and the chance to meet relatives she never knew existed has Jenna Fossey heading to the charming little town of Magnolia Harbor. Long-buried family secrets lead to even more questions, and the only person who can help her find...

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An Amish match on Ice Mountain by Kelly Long

An Amish match on Ice Mountain

Kelly Long

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"Disgrace drove Stephen Lambert from Ice Mountain, but honor drives him back to his Amish home. After rescuing a pregnant young woman from a burning house, the rugged firefighter knows the remote Amish mountain community is the only place Ella Nichols...

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The shortest way home by Miriam (Miriam Rebecca) Parker

The shortest way home

Miriam (Miriam Rebecca) Parker

Large Print

"Hannah is finally about to have everything she ever wanted. With a high-paying job, a Manhattan apartment, and a boyfriend about to propose, all she and Ethan have to do is make it through the last couple of weeks of grad school. But when, on a roma...

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News of our loved ones by Abigail De Witt

News of our loved ones

Abigail De Witt

Large Print

"Over four long years, the Delasalle family has struggled to live in their Nazi occupied village in Normandy. Maman, Oncle Henri, Yvonne, and Francoise silently watched as their Jewish neighbors were arrested or wordlessly disappeared. Now in June 1944,...

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The red address book by Sofia Lundberg

The red address book

Sofia Lundberg

Audio CD

Doris, a 96-year-old woman living alone in her Stockholm apartment, has few visitors, but her weekly Skype calls with her American grandniece Jenny give her great joy and remind her of her own youth. When Doris was a girl she was given an address book...

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I owe you one by Sophie Kinsella

I owe you one

Sophie Kinsella

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"From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella, an irresistible story of love and empowerment about a young woman with a complicated family, a handsome man who might be "the one," and an IOU that changes everything. Fixie Farr has always lived...

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The little French bistro by Nina George

The little French bistro

Nina George

Large Print

Marianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. After forty-one years, she has reached her limit, and one evening in Paris she decides to take action. Following a dramatic moment on the banks of the Seine, Marianne leaves her life behind and sets out...

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The Daisy children by Sofia Grant

The Daisy children

Sofia Grant

Large Print

"Inspired by true events in New London, Texas, a young woman peels back the layers of her family's history, discovering a tragedy in the past that explains so much of the present. This unforgettable story is one of hope, healing, and the discovery of...

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A lady's guide to selling out by Sally Franson

A lady's guide to selling out

Sally Franson

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"A young woman navigates a tricky twenty-first-century career--and the trickier question of who she wants to be. Once a book-loving English major, Casey lands a job at a top ad agency. Her best friend thinks she's a sellout, but Casey tells herself that...

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The lost carousel of Provence by Juliet Blackwell

The lost carousel of Provence

Juliet Blackwell

Large Print

"On a freelance assignment documenting the antique carousels of Paris, American photographer Cady Drake longs to restore the dilapidated carousel at Chateau Clement. Digging deeper into the past unearthing century-old photographs of the carousel and ...

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Grandghost  by Nancy Springer

Grandghost

Nancy Springer

Large Print

Artist Beverly Vernon gets the shock of her life when she discovers the skeletal human remains of a child while digging in her backyard. Then, while painting her imaginary grandchild, a series of strange events hit her studio. Does Beverly have a ghost,...

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