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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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The startup wife by Tahmima Anam

The startup wife

Tahmima Anam

Audio CD

"Halfway through her PhD and already dreaming of running her own lab, computer scientist Asha has her future all mapped out. Then a chance meeting and whirlwind romance with her old high-school crush, Cyrus, changes everything. Dreaming big, together...

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Love by numbers  by Lani Wendt Young

Love by numbers

Lani Wendt Young

Book

"A gifted child who was bullied for being different, Tamarina had always preferred silence and solitude to people, using numbers as both shield and as a way to navigate the the world. When she wins prestigious Math fellowship in USA, she is excited about...

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River, sing out  by James (Fiction writer) Wade

River, sing out

James (Fiction writer) Wade

Book

"Attempting to escape his abusive father and generations of cyclical poverty, young Jonah Hargrove joins the mysterious River - a teenage girl carrying thousands of dollars in stolen meth - and embarks on a southern gothic odyssey through the East Texas...

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The magic of found objects by Maddie Dawson

The magic of found objects

Maddie Dawson

Audio CD

"Phronsie Linnelle was conceived at Woodstock in a serendipitous liaison between a free-spirited hippie and a farmer's son and was born with magical wonder flickering in her DNA and rationality knit into her bones. All her life she's been torn between...

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The blackmailer's guide to love  by Marian Thurm

The blackmailer's guide to love

Marian Thurm

Book

"One of the many Ivy League graduates with literary ambitions who flock to New York City every year, twenty-five-year-old Melissa Fleischer has the great fortune to be hired as the assistant to high-profile magazine editor Austin Bloch. But after she...

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The audacity of Sara Grayson  by Joani Elliott

The audacity of Sara Grayson

Joani Elliott

Book

What happens when the world's greatest literary icon dies before she finishes the final book in her best-selling series? And what happens when she leaves that book in the hands of her unstable, neurotic daughter, who swears she's not a real writer? S...

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The minister primarily  by John Oliver Killens

The minister primarily

John Oliver Killens

Book

"Wanderlust has taken Jimmy Jay Leander Johnson on numerous adventures, from Mississippi to Washington D.C., Vietnam, London and eventually to Africa, to the fictitious Independent People's Democratic Republic of Guanaya, where the young musician hopes...

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Immediate family  by Ashley Nelson Levy

Immediate family

Ashley Nelson Levy

Book

"A tender and fierce debut novel that explores of the bond between two siblings - one the biological child and one adopted - and the complexities of motherhood, infertility, race, and the many definitions of family."--

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The human zoo  by Sabina Murray

The human zoo

Sabina Murray

Book

"Filipino-American Christina "Ting" Klein has just travelled from New York to Manila, both to escape her imminent divorce, and to begin research for a biography of Timicheg, an indigenous Filipino brought to America at the start of 20th century to be...

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Agatha of Little Neon  by Claire Luchette

Agatha of Little Neon

Claire Luchette

Book

"Agatha has lived every day of the last nine years with her sisters: they work together, laugh together, pray together. Their world is contained within the little house they share. The four of them are devoted to Mother Roberta and to their quiet, pu...

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Summer fun  by Jeanne Thornton

Summer fun

Jeanne Thornton

Book

"Gala, a young trans woman, works at a hostel in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. She is obsessed with the Get Happies, the quintessential 1960s Californian band, helmed by its resident genius, B----. Why did the band stop making music? Why did they...

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The lock in  by Phoebe (Romance writer) Luckhurst

The lock in

Phoebe (Romance writer) Luckhurst

Book

"One Saturday morning a flooded kitchen leads best friends Ellen and Alexa into their attic. But when Ben - Alexa's date from the night before - walks in, the handle breaks, and all are trapped. While Ellen nurses her hangover, she watches her best friend...

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The people we keep  by Allie Larkin

The people we keep

Allie Larkin

Book

"Little River, New York, 1994: April Sawicki is living in a run-down motorhome, flunking out of school, and picking up shifts at the local diner. But when April realizes she's finally had enough - enough of her selfish, absent father and barely surviving...

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What strange paradise  by Omar El Akkad

What strange paradise

Omar El Akkad

Book

"More bodies have washed up on the shores of a small island. Another over-filled, ill-equipped, dilapidated ship has sunk under the weight of its too many passengers: Syrians, Ethiopians, Egyptians, Lebanese, Palestinians, all of them desperate to es...

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Afterparties  by Anthony So

Afterparties

Anthony So

Book

"A debut story collection about Cambodian-American life-immersive and comic, yet unsparing-that marks the arrival of an indisputable new talent in American fiction."--

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We are the Brennans  by Tracey Lange

We are the Brennans

Tracey Lange

Book

"When twenty-nine-year-old Sunday Brennan wakes up in a Los Angeles hospital, bruised and battered after a drunk driving accident she caused, she swallows her pride and goes home to her family in New York. But it's not easy. She deserted them all - and...

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Objects of desire  by Clare Sestanovich

Objects of desire

Clare Sestanovich

Book

"In these eleven short stories, thrilling desire and melancholic yearning animate women's lives - from the brink of adulthood, to the labyrinthine path between twenty and thirty, to middle age, when certain possibilities quietly elapse. With powerful...

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Breathe  by Joyce Carol Oates

Breathe

Joyce Carol Oates

Book

"Amid a starkly beautiful but uncanny landscape in New Mexico, a married couple from Cambridge, MA takes residency at a distinguished academic institute. When the husband is stricken with a mysterious illness, misdiagnosed at first, their lives are u...

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Hope Nicely's lessons for life by Caroline Day

Hope Nicely's lessons for life

Caroline Day

Audio CD

'I don't have any friends, only dog ones, because they don't make you do bad things. I don't want any human friends, actually. It's for the best.' Hope Nicely hasn't had an easy life. But she's happy enough living at 23 Station Close with her mum, Je...

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Thursdays at Orange Blossom House  by Sophie Green

Thursdays at Orange Blossom House

Sophie Green

Book

"Far North Queensland, 1993: At 74, former cane farmer Grace Maud is feeling her age, and her isolation, and thinks the best of life may be behind her. Elsewhere in town, high school teacher Patricia has given up on her dreams of travel and adventure...

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The Ophelia girls  by Jane Healey

The Ophelia girls

Jane Healey

Book

"In the summer of 1973, Ruth and her four friends were obsessed with pre-Raphaelite paintings - and a little bit obsessed with each other. Drawn to the cold depths of the river by Ruth's house, the girls pretend to be the drowning Ophelia, with incre...

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The black dress  by Deborah Moggach

The black dress

Deborah Moggach

Book

"Pru is on her own. But then, so are plenty of other people. And while the loneliness can be overwhelming, surely she'll find a party somewhere? Pru's husband has walked out, leaving her alone to contemplate her future. She's missing not so much him,...

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Good girls by Amanda Brookfield

Good girls

Amanda Brookfield

Large Print

Everyone that meets Kat Keating is mesmerised. Beautiful, smart and charming, she is everything a good girl should be. Her sister Eleanor, on the other hand, knows she can't compete with Kat. On the awkward side of tall, clever enough to be bullied, and...

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Italy ever after by Leonie Mack

Italy ever after

Leonie Mack

Large Print

TV journalist Lou feels battered and bruised after her divorce from Phil, the father of her daughter Edie. Her confidence and sense of fun have steadily been drained away, and she isn't sure who she is any more. When the opportunity arises to accompany...

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Summer at the Château by Jennifer Bohnet

Summer at the Château

Jennifer Bohnet

Large Print

Every end has a new beginning... When Pixie Sampson's husband tragically dies, she inherits the beautiful Château Quiltuin in Brittany, Northern France. But unbeknown to her, she also inherits a mysterious lodger, Justine Martin and her 4-year-old son...

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Walking on cowrie shells  by Nana Nkweti

Walking on cowrie shells

Nana Nkweti

Book

"In the Caine Prize finalist story 'It Takes a Village, Some Say,' Nkweti skewers racial prejudice and the practice of international adoption, delivering a sly tale about a teenage girl who leverages her adoptive parents to fast-track her fortunes. In...

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Babel  by Gabriel Blackwell

Babel

Gabriel Blackwell

Book

"A man becomes obsessed with expanding his body, putting on weight and enlarging himself until he swallows his surroundings. Another man is imprisoned by his own reflection, a reflection that spawns countless new reflections without end. And while one...

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The speed of mercy  by Christy Ann Conlin

The speed of mercy

Christy Ann Conlin

Book

"Stella Sprague has been institutionalized for most of her adult life and has not spoken in decades. With no family around and a scattered memory, she draws comfort and a sense of protection from the beauty of the dramatic seasons, daily rituals, and...

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The night train to Berlin  by Melanie (Fiction writer) Hudson

The night train to Berlin

Melanie (Fiction writer) Hudson

Book

"Paddington Station, present day. A young woman boards the sleeper train to Cornwall with only a beautiful emerald silk evening dress and an old, well-read diary full of sketches. Ellie Nightingale is a shy violinist who plays like her heart is broken....

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Shoko's smile  by Ŭn-yŏng Ch'oe

Shoko's smile

Ŭn-yŏng Ch'oe

Book

"In crisp, unembellished prose, Eun-young Choi paints intimate portraits of the lives of young women in South Korea, balancing the personal with the political. In the title story, a fraught friendship between an exchange student and her host sister f...

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Tunneling to the center of the earth  by Kevin Wilson

Tunneling to the center of the earth

Kevin Wilson

Book

"In Tunneling to the Centre of the Earth, Kevin Wilson's characters inhabit a world that moves seamlessly between the real and the imagined, the mundane and the fantastic. 'Grand Stand-In' is narrated by an employee of the Nuclear Family Supplemental...

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Something in your eyes ; by Neil Sonnekus

Something in your eyes ;

Neil Sonnekus

Book

"Why does a world-famous woman ask down-and-out private investigator Harry Mann to find her missing daughter, Angela? What do they see in each other's eyes? And why is anyone who has anything to do with Angela ending up dead?" ; "What possessed concert...

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A life without regrets  by Marci Bolden

A life without regrets

Marci Bolden

Book

"Since losing her husband, Tobias, in a tragic accident, Carol Denman has been on a journey of self-growth. She's taken steps to finally grieve her daughter's death, forgive her first husband, and mend her broken relationship with her mother. The one...

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Plot twist  by Bethany Turner

Plot twist

Bethany Turner

Book

"February 4, 2003, is just another day for Olivia Ross-a greeting card writer whose passion project is a screenplay of her own. After she and a handsome, struggling actor have a near-magic encounter in a coffee shop, they make a spontaneous pact: in ten...

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Small joys of real life  by Allee Richards

Small joys of real life

Allee Richards

Book

"The night Eva shared a smile with Pat, something started. Two weeks later, lying together in her bed, Pat said, 'You can't live your life saying you'll get around to doing something you know will make you happy. You just have to do it.' Eva didn't know...

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Fierce little thing  by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Fierce little thing

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Book

"Saskia was a damaged, lonely teenager when she arrived at the lakeside commune called Home. She was entranced by the tang of sourdough starter; the midnight call of the loons; the triumph of foraging wild mushrooms from the forest floor. But most of...

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Solo viola  by Antoine Volodine

Solo viola

Antoine Volodine

Book

"A harrowing early novel by one of France's most unusual contemporary writers At once humorous and horrifying, Solo Viola is one of Antoine Volodine's first forays into post-exoticism. He takes the reader into a fictional world where a variety of cha...

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Mercury retrograde  by Emily Segal

Mercury retrograde

Emily Segal

Book

"Emily Segal, artist and trend forecaster in her 20s, tries to tell the future by reading the present. Literature finds commercial form in the shape of eXe, a mysterious and well-funded internet start-up that offers her a job. A conceptual take-over ...

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Against the grain  by Melanie Harding-Shaw

Against the grain

Melanie Harding-Shaw

Book

"It's bad enough when your own body tries to attack you, but when dark powers want to as well, running is the only option. Until you can't. After another casual fling goes horribly wrong, coeliac witch Trinity moves down to New Zealand to start over,...

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Savy wisdom  by Peggy McColl

Savy wisdom

Peggy McColl

Book

"We're all faced with challenges in our lives which in the moment often seem insurmountable and hopeless. That was the case for Sophie, a high school student who found herself sitting on a park bench one torturous autumn day, ready to end her life and...

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Ceremony of innocence  by Madeleine Bunting

Ceremony of innocence

Madeleine Bunting

Book

"Reem has been investigating the secretive business of the wealthy Wilcox Smiths in Bahrain. When she goes missing, presumed dead, those close to her unravel a trail that leads back to the 70s in Tehran where Martin Wilcox Smith began his career as a...

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Grown ups  by Marie Aubert

Grown ups

Marie Aubert

Book

"Ida is a forty-year-old architect, single and struggling with the feeling of panic as she realises her chances of motherhood are rapidly falling away from her. She's navigating Tinder and contemplating freezing her eggs - but tries to put a pause on...

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Love's dwelling  by Kelly Irvin

Love's dwelling

Kelly Irvin

Book

"Cassie Yoder loves her job as a housekeeper for elderly couple Job and Dinah Keim. Their only children, a son and daughter, left the Haven, Kansas, district and their faith more than twenty years earlier with no contact. When Child Protective Services...

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And then the gray heaven  by Re Katz

And then the gray heaven

Re Katz

Book

"Jules' partner B has recently died in a freak accident. Confronting the red tape of the hospital, the dissociation and cruelty of B's family, and the unimaginable void now at the center of their lives, Jules and new friend Theo embark on a road trip...

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Correction  by Gabriel Blackwell

Correction

Gabriel Blackwell

Book

"A book of recognition and reckoning, fiction in its newest form. These 101 short story-essays plunge out of the dizzying, devastating, truthy world of social media and into the depths of our daily lives. The result is relentlessly precise, ferocious...

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And miles to go before I sleep  by Jocelyne Saucier

And miles to go before I sleep

Jocelyne Saucier

Book

"An unsettling story about a woman's disappearance. Gladys might look old and frail, but she is determined to finish her life on her own terms. And so, one September morning, she leaves Swastika, her home of the past fifty years, and hops on the Nort...

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Malibu rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu rising

Taylor Jenkins Reid

Large Print

"August 1983. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their baby sister, Kit. The siblings are a source of fascination...

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The second season  by Emily Adrian

The second season

Emily Adrian

Book

"Ruth Devon starred for Georgetown Basketball back in college--until she injured her knee, married her coach, and found a new career calling games on the radio. Twenty years later, Ruth and her now-ex-husband, Lester, are two of the most famous faces...

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Colorful  by Eto Mori

Colorful

Eto Mori

Book

"The soul of the deceased narrator, cleansed of all its memories of its past life, is heading toward the darkness when it suddenly encounters an angel. 'Congratulations!' the angel exclaims. 'You're the winner of our lottery! You're being given a sec...

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Make you feel my love  by Robin Lee Hatcher

Make you feel my love

Robin Lee Hatcher

Book

"In 1895, Cora Anderson jumps on a cross-country train to escape New York society and her domineering father. The tiny town of Chickadee Creek, Idaho is welcoming, but it's only a matter of time before Cora's new friends discover the secrets of her past....

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At the edge of the solid world  by Daniel Davis Wood

At the edge of the solid world

Daniel Davis Wood

Book

"In a snowbound village in the heart of the Alps, a husband and wife find their lives breaking apart in the days and months following the death of their firstborn. On the far side of the world, in their hometown of Sydney, a man on the margins of Aus...

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A vineyard crossing  by Jean Stone

A vineyard crossing

Jean Stone

Book

"Annie Sutton is not only a bestselling mystery author, she's the proprietor of the newly opened Vineyard Inn. Recently engaged to local police sergeant John Lyons, instead of making wedding plans, Annie's fighting with him about his older daughter, a...

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Sirens of memory  by Puja Guha

Sirens of memory

Puja Guha

Book

"Sirens of Memory centers on a Kuwaiti woman named Mariam who flees an abusive marriage prior to the Iraqi invasion once she discovers that she's pregnant. She leaves her husband Tareq for dead after the troops cross the border and is evacuated with the...

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We want what we want  by Alix Ohlin

We want what we want

Alix Ohlin

Book

"Thirteen glittering, surprising, darkly funny stories of women testing the boundaries of their lives, from the celebrated author of Dual Citizens (a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize)."--

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The art of living  by Stephen Bayley

The art of living

Stephen Bayley

Book

"Some people make living an art, none more so than Eustace Dunne, entrepreneur, maverick, magpie, media darling, advisor to government, bon viveur. Over the course of his long and storied life and career, he will straddle the worlds of design and cuisine...

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Three rooms  by Jo Hamya

Three rooms

Jo Hamya

Book

""An incisive and poignant debut about politics, race and belonging in 21st-century England. How do you change from place to place? It's autumn 2018 and a young woman moves into a rented room in university accommodation, ready to begin a job as a res...

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A shock  by Keith Ridgway

A shock

Keith Ridgway

Book

"Formed as a rondel of interlocking stories with a clutch of more or less loosely connected repeating characters, it's at once deracinated yet potent with place, druggy yet frighteningly shot through with reality. His people appear, disappear, and re...

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The sinful lives of trophy wives  by Kristin Miller

The sinful lives of trophy wives

Kristin Miller

Book

"Brooke Davies is the new wife on the block. Her senator husband, fifteen years her senior, whisked her to the Bay Area via private jet and purchased a modest mansion on the same day. But the home she's come to inhabit feels more like solitary confinement...

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To hell in a handcart  by Richard Littlejohn

To hell in a handcart

Richard Littlejohn

Book

"Mickey French is just an ordinary bloke, an ex-cop struggling to look after his family as self-righteous do-gooders and bungling bureaucrats bring the country to its knees. But Mickey's life is turned upside down when he is attacked in his own home and...

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Diving for pearls  by Jamie O'Connell

Diving for pearls

Jamie O'Connell

Book

A young woman's body floats in the Dubai marina. Her death alters the fates of six people, each one striving for a better life in an unforgiving city. A young Irish man comes to stay with his sister, keen to erase his troubled past in the heat of the...

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Big dark hole  by Jeffrey Ford

Big dark hole

Jeffrey Ford

Book

"Jeffrey Ford's stories often start out as seemingly everyday realist and then the weird comes crashing in. Big Dark Hole is about the dark holes we might find ourselves in right now and maybe, too, those inside us"--

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Boys don't cry  by Fíona Scarlett

Boys don't cry

Fíona Scarlett

Book

"Joe is 17, a gifted artist and a brilliant older brother to 12-year-old Finn. They live with their Ma and Da in a Dublin tower block called Bojaxhiu or 'the Jax'. It's not an easy place to be a kid, especially when your father, Frank, is the muscle for...

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8 1/2 stone  by Liz Jones

8 1/2 stone

Liz Jones

Book

"Baby got back... and front. When I reach eight and a half stone... I will be able to shop in Topshop. I will be able to go swimming and not displace all the water and create a tsunami. I will fit in changing rooms, without banging my elbows or exposing...

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Dante fog  by Stuart Greenhill

Dante fog

Stuart Greenhill

Book

"While other boys celebrated their raging hormones by scragging each other from one end of the sports field to the other, Angus Fog was the solitary figure that watched. While other boys played rugby in winter, tagged and bombed each other at the town...

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Afraid of the light  by Douglas Kennedy

Afraid of the light

Douglas Kennedy

Book

"Brendan has always lived a careful, constrained life. A salesman who never liked the work, he's a man who has stayed in his marriage and his faith because it was what was expected of him. But now, having lost his job after corporate downsizing and on...

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Good company  by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Good company

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Book

"Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than twenty years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with her best friend, Margot, is upended when she stumbles upon an envelope containing her husba...

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Soul sisters  by Lesley Naa Norle. Lokko

Soul sisters

Lesley Naa Norle. Lokko

Book

"Since childhood, Jen and Kemi have lived like sisters in the McFadden family home in Edinburgh, brought together by a shared family history which stretches back generations. Kemi was educated in Britain alongside Jen and the girls could not be closer;...

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Tales from Lindford  by Catherine Fox

Tales from Lindford

Catherine Fox

Book

"January 2020. Freddie, Father Dominic, Jane and all the other residents of Lindfordshire are celebrating the New Year with parties and resolutions. None of them is aware of the trials and tribulations the coming months will bring - not least the horseman...

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The coward  by Jarred McGinnis

The coward

Jarred McGinnis

Book

"After a car accident Jarred discovers he'll never walk again. Confined to a 'giant roller-skate', he finds himself with neither money nor job. Worse still, he's forced to live back home with the father he hasn't spoken to in ten years. Add in a shop...

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The one you're with  by Lauren K. Denton

The one you're with

Lauren K. Denton

Book

"Mac and Edie Swan lead a seemingly picture-perfect life in the sleepy-sweet community of Oak Hill, near Mobile, Alabama. Sweethearts since high school, Edie is a respected interior designer, Mac is a beloved pediatrician, and they have two great kids...

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Holding her breath  by Eimear (Irish novelist) author. Ryan

Holding her breath

Eimear (Irish novelist) author. Rya...

Book

"When Beth Crowe starts university, she is shadowed by the ghost of her potential as a competitive swimmer. Free to create a fresh identity for herself, she finds herself among people who adore the poetry of her grandfather, Benjamin Crowe, who died ...

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The forgotten life of Arthur Pettinger  by Sue Fortin

The forgotten life of Arthur Pettinger

Sue Fortin

Book

"Arthur Pettinger's memory isn't what it used to be. He can't always remember the names of his grandchildren, where he lives or which way round his slippers go. He does remember Maryse though, a woman he hasn't seen for decades, but whose face he will...

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Summer in the city  by Fiona (Novelist) Collins

Summer in the city

Fiona (Novelist) Collins

Book

"Prue is not someone you would notice willingly. She likes to keep herself to herself and fade into the background. If it were not for the birthmark on her left cheek, she might actually succeed at becoming invisible. She spends all of her time with her...

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All the fun of the fair  by Caroline Hulse

All the fun of the fair

Caroline Hulse

Book

"The Fair is the only good thing that happens every year. And Fiona Larson is the only person in town who's never been. She's pretended to go - but she's never been allowed. Because, before Fiona was even born, her sister died there. This year, everything...

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Give a little love  by Jackie Clune

Give a little love

Jackie Clune

Book

"London, March 2020. Angela is reeling from the sudden death of her husband Robert. As the world hunkers down against the pandemic, she and her two children - home from university - lock down in their grief and remembrance. Except Angela has this gna...

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We could not see the stars  by Elizabeth (Geologist) Wong

We could not see the stars

Elizabeth (Geologist) Wong

Book

"Han's uneventful life in a sleepy fishing village is disturbed when a strange man arrives asking questions about Han's mother. Han doesn't trust Mr Ng but his cousin Chong Meng is impressed with the stories of his travels and tales of a golden tower....

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Echolalia  by Briohny Doyle

Echolalia

Briohny Doyle

Book

"What could drive a mother to do the unthinkable? Before: Emma Cormac married into a perfect life but now she's barely coping. Inside a brand new, palatial home, her three young children need more than she can give. Clem, a wilful four year old, is intent...

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The last family in England  by Matt Haig

The last family in England

Matt Haig

Book

"Meet the Hunter family: Adam, Kate, and their children Hal and Charlotte. And Prince, their black Labrador. Prince is an earnest young dog, striving hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact (Remain Loyal to Your Human Masters, Serve and Protect...

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Salvation City  by Sigrid Nunez

Salvation City

Sigrid Nunez

Book

"After a flu pandemic has killed large numbers of people worldwide, the United States has grown increasingly anarchic. Large numbers of children are stranded in orphanages, and systems we take for granted are fraying at the seams. When orphaned Cole ...

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Mamma by Diana Tutton

Mamma

Diana Tutton

Book

"The doomed mutual attraction of a middle-aged widow and her new son-in-law, who is much closer to her own age than her daughter's, becomes a pivotal drama in this sensitive and emotionally complex 1950s bestseller."--Publisher.

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The bachelor  by Andrew Palmer

The bachelor

Andrew Palmer

Book

"Reeling from a breakup with his almost-fiancée, the narrator of Andrew Palmer's first novel returns to his hometown in Iowa to house-sit for a family friend. There, a chance flick of the TV remote and a correspondence with an old grad school classmate...

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Virtue  by Hermione Hoby

Virtue

Hermione Hoby

Book

"Arriving in New York City for an internship at an elite but fading magazine, Luca feels invisible: smart but not worldly, privileged but broke, and uncertain how to navigate a new era of social change. Among his peers is Zara, a young Black woman whose...

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She is haunted  by Paige Clark

She is haunted

Paige Clark

Book

"A mother cuts her daughter's hair because her own hair starts falling out. A woman leaves her boyfriend because he reminds her of a corpse. A woman undergoes brain surgery to try and live more comfortably in higher temperatures. A widow attempts to ...

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The Rabbits  by Sophie Overett

The Rabbits

Sophie Overett

Book

"How do you make sense of the loss of those you love most? Delia Rabbit has asked herself this question over and over again since the disappearance of her older sister, Bo. Crippled by grief, Delia and her mother became dysfunctional, parting ways not...

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After story  by Larissa Behrendt

After story

Larissa Behrendt

Book

"When Indigenous lawyer Jasmine decides to take her mother Della on a tour of England's most revered literary sites, Jasmine hopes it will bring them closer together and help them reconcile the past. Twenty-five years earlier the disappearance of Jas...

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I couldn't love you more  by Esther Freud

I couldn't love you more

Esther Freud

Book

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

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Home by Penny (Novelist) author. Parkes

Home

Penny (Novelist) author. Parkes

Audio CD

Anna Wilson travels the world as a professional housesitter - stepping into other people's lives - caring for their homes, pets and sometimes even neighbours. But all Anna has ever really wanted is a home of her own. Growing up in foster care, she al...

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Tiny white lies by Fiona (Romance fiction writer) author. Palmer

Tiny white lies

Fiona (Romance fiction writer) author....

Large Print

Two families escape the rat race to holiday at a remote coastal retreat, but what lies are they telling themselves and each other? Ashley has recently lost her husband, and her daughter Emily is being bullied online. Meanwhile, Ashley's best friend Nikki...

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The painting by Alison L. author. Booth

The painting

Alison L. author. Booth

Large Print

When Anika Molnar flees her home country of Hungary not long before the break-up of the Soviet Union, she carries only a small suitcase - and a beautiful and much-loved painting of an auburn-haired woman in a cobalt blue dress from her family's hidde...

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One August night by Victoria Hislop

One August night

Victoria Hislop

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25th August 1957. The island of Spinalonga closes its leper colony. And a moment of violence has devastating consequences. When time stops dead for Maria Petrakis and her sister, Anna, two families splinter apart and, for the people of Plaka, the closure...

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A wedding in the country by Katie Fforde

A wedding in the country

Katie Fforde

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Lizzie has just arrived in London, determined to make the best of her new life. Her mother may be keen that she should have a nice wedding in the country to a Suitable Man chosen by her. And Lizzie may be going to cookery school to help her become a Good...

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More than a mum by Charlene Allcott

More than a mum

Charlene Allcott

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Mother: a woman considered in relation to her child or children. Wife: a woman considered in relation to her spouse. Shouldn't there be more? Alison has built her life around her family. Every day she packs lunches, rushes to work, and breaks up her ...

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Wild at heart  by K. A. (Kathleen A.) Tucker

Wild at heart

K. A. (Kathleen A.) Tucker

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"Calla Fletcher returns to Toronto a different person, struggling to find direction and still very much in love with the rugged bush pilot she left behind. When Jonah arrives on her doorstep with a proposition she can't dismiss, she takes the leap and...

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The blue, red Lyrae  by Mehreen Ahmed

The blue, red Lyrae

Mehreen Ahmed

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"This is a twin novella book, Offing and The Cheshire Grins. They have both been written in a stream-of-consciousness style. Either way both stories are tied like the constellations of the lyre of the deep skies. Hence, the title The Blue, Red Lyrea to...

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The woman from Uruguay  by Pedro Mairal

The woman from Uruguay

Pedro Mairal

Book

"Lucas Pereyra, an unemployed writer in his forties, embarks on a day trip from Buenos Aires to Montevideo to pick up fifteen thousand dollars in cash. An advance due to him on his upcoming novel, the small fortune might mean the solution to his problems,...

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Home of the floating lily  by Silmy Abdullah

Home of the floating lily

Silmy Abdullah

Book

"Caught between cultures, immigrant families from a Bengali neighbourhood in Toronto strive to navigate their home, relationships, and happiness. Set in both Canada and Bangladesh, Home of the Floating Lily follows the lives of the characters as they...

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The last daughter  by Nicola Cornick

The last daughter

Nicola Cornick

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Serena Warren's twin Caitlin disappeared over a decade ago, without a trace. Her loss, and Serena's associated amnesia, have cast a long shadow over Serena's family. Now the Police have found Caitlin's body, but there is a mystery to be solved about how...

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The women's circle  by Karyn Sepulveda

The women's circle

Karyn Sepulveda

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Sydney, present day. Anna is released into the world after eight years in prison. The entirety of her possessions stuffed into a single plastic bag. The trauma of her past, a much heavier burden to carry. Feeling hopeless, isolated and deeply lonely,...

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The lost storyteller  by Amanda (Fiction writer) Block

The lost storyteller

Amanda (Fiction writer) Block

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"Rebecca hasn't seen her father Leo since she was six. Her family never talk about him, and she has long since pushed him firmly to the back of her mind. All she knows is that, once upon a time, he was a well-loved children's TV star. But when a jour...

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The listeners  by Jordan Tannahill

The listeners

Jordan Tannahill

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While lying in bed next to her husband one night, Claire Devon hears a low hum that he cannot. And, it seems, no one else can either. This innocuous noise begins causing Claire headaches, nosebleeds, insomnia, gradually upsetting the balance of her l...

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Lives like mine  by Eva Verde

Lives like mine

Eva Verde

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"With her three children in school, Monica finds herself wondering if this is all there is. Despite all the effort and the smiles, in the mirror she sees a woman hollowed out from putting everyone else first, tolerating her in-laws' intolerance, and ...

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The union of synchronised swimmers  by Cristina Sandu

The union of synchronised swimmers

Cristina Sandu

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It's summer behind the Iron Curtain, and six girls begin a journey to the Olympics. But will they come back? In a stateless place, on the wrong side of a river separating East from West, six girls meet each day to swim. At first, they play, splashing...

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Count the ways  by Joyce Maynard

Count the ways

Joyce Maynard

Book

Eleanor and Cam meet at a crafts fair in Vermont in the early 1970s. She's an artist and writer, he makes wooden bowls. Within four years they are parents to three children, two daughters and a red-headed son who fills his pockets with rocks, plays the...

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The secret path  by Karen (Writer) Swan

The secret path

Karen (Writer) Swan

Book

"At just twenty years old, Tara Tremain has everything: a trainee doctor, engaged to the man of her dreams - a passionate American biology student called Alex Carter. But just when life seems perfect, Alex betrays her in the worst way possible. Ten y...

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Home  by Penny (Novelist) Parkes

Home

Penny (Novelist) Parkes

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Anna Wilson travels the world as a professional housesitter - stepping into other people's lives - caring for their homes, pets and sometimes even neighbours. But all Anna has ever really wanted is a home of her own. Growing up in foster care, she al...

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The painting by Alison L. author. Booth

The painting

Alison L. author. Booth

Audio CD

When Anika Molnar flees her home country of Hungary not long before the break-up of the Soviet Union, she carries only a small suitcase - and a beautiful and much-loved painting of an auburn-haired woman in a cobalt blue dress from her family's hidde...

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Three weddings and a proposal by Sheila O'Flanagan

Three weddings and a proposal

Sheila O'Flanagan

Audio CD

Delphie is enjoying her brother's wedding. Her surprise last-minute Plus One has stunned her family - and it's also stopped any of them asking again why she's still single. But when she sees all the missed calls that evening, she knows it can't be good...

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No honour by Awais Khan

No honour

Awais Khan

Audio CD

In 16-year-old Abida's small Pakistani village, there are age-old rules to live by, and her family's honour to protect. And, yet, her spirit is defiant and she yearns to make a home with the man she loves. When the unthinkable happens, Abida faces the...

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Afraid of the light by Douglas Kennedy

Afraid of the light

Douglas Kennedy

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Brendan has always lived a careful, constrained life. A salesman who never liked the work, he's a man who has stayed in his marriage and his faith because it was what was expected of him. But now, having lost his job after corporate downsizing and on...

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All the fun of the fair by Caroline Hulse

All the fun of the fair

Caroline Hulse

Audio CD

The Fair is the only good thing that happens every year. And Fiona Larson is the only person in town who's never been. She's pretended to go - but she's never been allowed. Because, before Fiona was even born, her sister died there. This year, everything...

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Love is a four-letter word by Claire Calman

Love is a four-letter word

Claire Calman

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Sex. Yes. She remembered that. Wasn't that the thing that happened somewhere between the talking-and-going-out-to-dinner bit and the sobbing-and-eating-too-many-biscuits bit? Still, Bella was sure she could handle some - preferably before her as yet ...

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Cross my heart and hope to die by Claire Calman

Cross my heart and hope to die

Claire Calman

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They wanted to get away from it all - but they brought it all with them. It should have been the perfect holiday: lazy days with friends in a rambling old house right on the beach. But when one family drops out and Kath invites her brother and father...

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Everyman  by M. Shelly Conner

Everyman

M. Shelly Conner

Book

"Eve Mann arrives in Ideal, Georgia, in 1972 looking for answers about the mother who died giving her life. A mother named Mercy. A mother who for all of Eve's twenty-two years has been a mystery and a quest. Eve's search for her mother, and the father...

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Prepare her  by Genevieve Plunkett

Prepare her

Genevieve Plunkett

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"Set in rural Vermont, this collection of stories follows women at the brink of discovering their own power, exploring the complexities of gender and power imbalances in a way that transforms normal life into something mysterious, unknown, and someti...

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The words we whisper  by Mary Ellen Taylor

The words we whisper

Mary Ellen Taylor

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"As a hospice nurse, Zara Mitchell has already seen more death than most people will experience in a lifetime. So when her older sister asks her to help care for their ailing grandmother, Zara agrees - despite strained family relationships. Though pale...

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The shut ins  by Katherine Brabon

The shut ins

Katherine Brabon

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Mai and Hikaru went to school together in the city of Nagoya, until Hikaru disappeared when they were eighteen. It is not until ten years later, when Mai runs into Hikaru's mother, Hiromi Sato, that she learns Hikaru has become a hikikomori, a recluse...

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The Wattle Seed Inn  by Léonie Kelsall

The Wattle Seed Inn

Léonie Kelsall

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"Three aching hearts, a ramshackle country pub and a tangled web of secrets. PR executive Gabrielle Moreau knows she has an easy life, but when her business partner claims she lacks career passion she takes ownership of a dilapidated pub in a tiny ri...

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Songbirds  by Christy Lefteri

Songbirds

Christy Lefteri

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"She walks unseen through our world. Cares for our children, cleans our homes. She has a story to tell. Will you listen? Nisha has crossed oceans to give her child a future. By day she cares for Petra's daughter; at night she mothers her own little girl...

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The snow line  by Tessa McWatt

The snow line

Tessa McWatt

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"Four strangers from around the world arrive in India for a wedding. Together, they climb a mountain - but will they see the same thing from the top? Londoner Reema, who left India before she could speak, is searching for a sign that will help her make...

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Sunset  by Jessie Cave

Sunset

Jessie Cave

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"An unconventional love story about putting yourself back together when the sky has fallen in. Ruth and Hannah are sisters. They build each other up, and tear each other down. Even as polar opposites they make each other laugh more than anyone else in...

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The other side of beautiful  by Kim 1981- (Australian novelist) Lock

The other side of beautiful

Kim 1981- (Australian novelist) Loc...

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"Meet Mercy Blain, whose house has just burnt down. Unfortunately for Mercy, this goes beyond the disaster it would be for most people: she hasn't been outside that house for two years now. Flung out into the world she's been studiously ignoring, Mercy...

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Kings County  by David Goodwillie

Kings County

David Goodwillie

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"It's the early 2000s and like generations of ambitious young people before her, Audrey Benton arrives in New York City on a bus from nowhere. Broke but resourceful, she soon finds a home for herself amid the burgeoning music scene in Williamsburg, B...

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Locust Summer  by David (Novelist) author. Allan-Petale

Locust Summer

David (Novelist) author. Allan-Peta...

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"On the cusp of summer, 1986, Rowan Brockman's mother asks if he will come home to Septimus in the Western Australian Wheatbelt to help with the final harvest. Rowan's brother, the natural heir to the farm, has died, and Rowan's dad's health is faili...

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A touch of Jen  by Beth (Novelist) Morgan

A touch of Jen

Beth (Novelist) Morgan

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"Remy and Alicia, a couple of insecure service workers, are not particularly happy together. But they are bound by a shared obsession with Jen, a beautiful former co-worker of Remy's who now seems to be following her bliss as a globe-trotting jewelry...

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