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Lifting the veil  by ʻIṣmat Cug̲h̲tāʼī

Lifting the veil

ʻIṣmat Cug̲h̲tāʼī

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"At a time when writing by and about women was rare and tentative, Chughtai explored female sexuality with unparalleled frankness and examined the political and social mores of her time. The twenty-one pieces in this selection are Chughtai at her best,...

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Abiding mercy  by Ruth Reid

Abiding mercy

Ruth Reid

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"With one image, everything Eliana thought she knew about herself is turned on its head. Seventeen-year-old Eliana has worked full-time in her parents Amish restaurant since she finished 8th grade school. She loves her small Amish district and is ready...

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The other side of the bridge  by Camron Steve Wright

The other side of the bridge

Camron Steve Wright

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"Alone and struggling with the loss of her father, an iron worker on the Golden Gate Bridge who was pulled to his death while trying to save someone from jumping, Katie Connelly immerses herself in her job at San Francisco State University. While researching...

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Stickle Island  by Tim Orchard

Stickle Island

Tim Orchard

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"British weather is always unpredictable, but the Spring of 1980 was something else entirely--snow, hail, floods, drought and sometimes the whole ticket ... When the sun finally rose on Stickle Island--six bales of primo marijuana had washed up on shore....

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The man who would not see  by Rajorshi Chakraborti

The man who would not see

Rajorshi Chakraborti

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"As children in Calcutta, Ashim and Abhay made a small mistake that split their family forever. Thirty years later, Ashim has re-entered his brother's life, with blame and retribution on his mind. It seems nothing short of smashing Abhay's happy home...

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Look at me  by Mareike Krügel

Look at me

Mareike Krügel

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"Katharina's husband isn't coming home for the weekend-again-so she's on her own. When their chaotic daughter Helli has a nosebleed, Kat has to dash off to school to pick her up. Then their son, Alex, announces he's bringing his new girlfriend home for...

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In the garden of the fugitives  by Ceridwen Dovey

In the garden of the fugitives

Ceridwen Dovey

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"Almost twenty years after forbidding him to contact her, Vita receives an email from Royce. Once, he was her benefactor and she was one of his brightest protégées. Now Royce is ailing and Vita's career has stalled, and both have a need to settle accounts....

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The everlasting Sunday  by Robert Lukins

The everlasting Sunday

Robert Lukins

Book

"During the freezing English winter of 1962, seventeen-year-old Radford is sent to Goodwin Manor, a home for boys who have been 'found by trouble'. Drawn immediately to the charismatic West, Radford soon discovers that each one of them has something to...

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The cowgirl  by Anthea Hodgson

The cowgirl

Anthea Hodgson

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"Teddy Broderick has lived on her farm almost all her life, committed to the rhythms of the country - seeding, harvest, shearing and the twice daily milking of the cow her grandmother has looked after for years, but she dreams of another life, in the...

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Letters to my daughters  by Emma Hannigan

Letters to my daughters

Emma Hannigan

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"To sisters Bea, Jeannie and Rose, the death of their beloved childhood nanny is a devastating loss. As the girls grew up, Nanny May had become so much more to them all: confidante, advocate, comforter, friend. In whom will they confide their hopes, fears...

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Fall from grace by Danielle Steel

Fall from grace

Danielle Steel

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Sydney Wells's perfect life with her wealthy, devoted husband vanishes when he dies suddenly in an accident. Widowed at forty-nine, she discovers he has failed to include her in his will. With Andrew's vicious daughters in control of his estate, and no...

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Need to know by Fern Michaels

Need to know

Fern Michaels

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Through all their missions and adventures, the tightknit group of friends who make up the Sisterhood have learned one vital lesson: everybody has a weak spot. In the case of Yoko Wong's dear friend Garland Lee, the multimillion-selling performer known...

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Sweet talk  by Samantha Tonge

Sweet talk

Samantha Tonge

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"Sweet Talk is a collection of 21 feel-good tales guaranteed to raise your spirits. Written by prolific short-story writer, Samantha Tonge, each one exudes gentle humour and warmth. So curl up on the sofa, sip your hot chocolate and settle down for an...

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The passengers  by Eleanor Limprecht

The passengers

Eleanor Limprecht

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"A war bride and her granddaughter are on a cruise from San Diego, California to Sydney, Australia. The grandmother, Sarah, was born in Australia and has not returned since she left in 1946, after she married an American serviceman during World War II...

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Woman last seen in her thirties  by Camille Pagán

Woman last seen in her thirties

Camille Pagán

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"At fifty-three, Maggie Harris has a good marriage and two mostly happy children. Perpetually anxious, she's also accumulated a list of semireasonable fears: falling air conditioners, the IRS, identity theft, skydiving, and airbag recalls. But never once...

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The sometimes sisters  by Carolyn Brown

The sometimes sisters

Carolyn Brown

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"A bittersweet inheritance reunites three estranged sisters in a novel of family, trust, and forgiveness from New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown.When they were growing up, Dana, Harper, and Tawny thought of themselves as sometimes sisters....

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Winter kept us warm  by Anne Raeff

Winter kept us warm

Anne Raeff

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"Ulli is a young woman squatting in a dismal, empty Berlin apartment, one year after the war has ended. She's scraping together a living as an interpreter between American GIs and the wide-eyed local girls eager to meet them. One night, Ulli meets two...

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Straying  by Molly McCloskey

Straying

Molly McCloskey

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"Alice, a young American on her travels, arrives in the West of Ireland with no plans and no strong attachments - except to her beloved mother, who raised her on her own. She falls in love with an Irishman, marries him, and settles down in a place whose...

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Faulty predictions  by Karin Lin-Greenberg

Faulty predictions

Karin Lin-Greenberg

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"In Karin Lin-Greenberg's 'Faulty Predictions', young characters try to find their way in the world and older characters confront regrets. In 'Editorial Decisions', members of the editorial board of a high school literary magazine are witnesses to an...

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Where the dead sit talking  by Brandon Hobson

Where the dead sit talking

Brandon Hobson

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"A spare, lyrical Native American coming of age story set in rural Oklahoma in the late 1980s. With his single mother in jail, Sequoyah, a fifteen-year-old Cherokee boy, is placed in foster care with the Troutt family. Literally and figuratively scarred...

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The radicals  by Ryan McIlvain

The radicals

Ryan McIlvain

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"An intimate, suspenseful, and provocative portrait of friendship and love at its limits, and a timely exploration of class tensions and corporate excess in America. When Eli first meets Sam Westergard, he is dazzled by his new friend's charisma, energy,...

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Rosie colored glasses  by Brianna Wolfson

Rosie colored glasses

Brianna Wolfson

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"Eleven year old Willow's marrow burns with the friction of having to navigate the two homes of her newly divorced parents, when all she truly wants is to be with her mother Rosie. As Willow struggles to make sense of her world of extreme love and extreme...

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The invention of Ana  by Mikkel Rosengaard

The invention of Ana

Mikkel Rosengaard

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"On a rooftop in Brooklyn on a spring night, a young intern and would-be writer, newly arrived from Copenhagen, meets the intriguing Ana Ivan. Clever and funny, with an air of mystery and melancholia, Ana is a performance artist, a mathematician, and...

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Daphne  by Will Boast

Daphne

Will Boast

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"Daphne suffers from a rare medical condition; her body shuts down when she feels strong emotions. As a result she has built strong walls between herself and the world, avoiding passion, anger, disappointment and surprise. But when she meets Ollie, who...

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Restless souls  by Dan Sheehan

Restless souls

Dan Sheehan

Book

"After three years embedded in the Siege in Sarajevo, Tom returns to Dublin a haunted shell of his former self. His childhood friends Karl and Gus know they're comically unqualified to help him but are determined to see him through the darkness. So they...

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The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club  by Katie May

The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club

Katie May

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"Join Debs and Maisie and the high tide swimmers as they make waves in life, love and friendship. Only the truly devoted manage to swim every day at Whitstable, because the sea's only deep enough at high tide. So when Deb (ageing bikini, sunglasses) and...

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Left to chance by Amy Sue Nathan

Left to chance

Amy Sue Nathan

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No one knows why Teddi Lerner left her hometown, but everyone knows why she's back. Twelve-year-old Shayna -- talented, persistent, and adorable -- persuaded "Aunt Tee" to return to Chance, Ohio, to photograph her father's wedding. Even though it's been...

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The crooked path by Irma Joubert

The crooked path

Irma Joubert

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"As retired physician Lettie Louw looks back upon her life, she recounts her coming of age in WWII-era South Africa in this compelling story of delayed love, loss, and reconciliation. Lettie Louw is the daughter of the town physician in their South African...

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All the ugly and wonderful things by Bryn Greenwood

All the ugly and wonderful things

Bryn Greenwood

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"As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around....

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How sweet the sound by Amy K. Sorrells

How sweet the sound

Amy K. Sorrells

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"From a distance, the Harlans appear to be the perfect Southern family. Wealth and local fame mask the drama and dysfunction swirling through their family line. But as the summer heats up, a flood tide of long hidden secrets surface. Devastation from...

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The prague sonata by Bradford Morrow

The prague sonata

Bradford Morrow

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From the critically acclaimed author Bradford Morrow, a literary quest novel that travels from Nazi-occupied Prague to turn-of-the-millennium New York as a young musicologist seeks to solve the mystery behind an eighteenth-century sonata manuscript Music...

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Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben

Radio Free Vermont

Bill McKibben

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A book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic. As the host of Radio Free Vermont--"underground, underpowered,...

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Never coming back by Alison McGhee

Never coming back

Alison McGhee

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"When Clara Winter left her rural Adirondack Mountain town for college, she never looked back. Her mother, Tamar, a fiercely independent but loving woman who raised Clara on her own, all but pushed her out the door, forcing Clara to build a new life for...

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An extra mile  by Sharon Garlough Brown

An extra mile

Sharon Garlough Brown

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"Mara is faced with the turmoil of divorce and chaos at home, while listening for a call to serve others. Hannah grieves the twin losses of her dear friend and her Chicago ministry position, while embracing the joys and challenges of a new marriage. Charissa...

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The heart of the garden  by Victoria Connelly

The heart of the garden

Victoria Connelly

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"Morton Hall, with its beautiful, ruined grounds and its reclusive mistress, Emilia Morton, is full of mysteries. For freelance editor Anne Marie, the wild garden has become a serene and secret refuge from her loveless marriage. The only other regular...

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Words from the heart  by Kathleen Fuller

Words from the heart

Kathleen Fuller

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"'Her fingertips brushed against something else in the box of doilies. She lifted a bundle of letters, neatly tied with a thin red ribbon...' Ivy Yoder hasn't heard from John King in over a year. She knows it's time to let go of the idea that they will...

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Not perfect  by Elizabeth LaBan

Not perfect

Elizabeth LaBan

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"Tabitha Brewer wakes up one morning to find her husband gone, leaving her no way to support herself and their two children, never mind their upscale Philadelphia lifestyle. She'd confess her situation to her friends--if it wasn't for those dreadful words...

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The lost girls of Camp Forevermore  by Kim Fu

The lost girls of Camp Forevermore

Kim Fu

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"A group of young girls descend on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest. Their days are filled with swimming lessons, friendship bracelets, and camp songs by the fire. On an overnight kayaking trip to a nearby island, they find...

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The magic mala  by Bob Olson

The magic mala

Bob Olson

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"The Magic Mala (pronounced mah-lah) is the story of Robby Robertson, a down-on-his-luck writer who realizes that he doesn't know as much about life as he once believed. His desperate financial circumstances lead him to open his mind to new ways of living....

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Vancouver  by Nick Earls

Vancouver

Nick Earls

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"Vancouver is the story Paul would tell if he were living in plague times-a story that comforts, a story that wards of evil. His story is about the giant that influenced his life, it's about the day the world changed, and it's about what happens when...

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Venice  by Nick Earls

Venice

Nick Earls

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"Venice is about love and the tensions that pull us apart: the love between Harrison and his uncle Ryan, who is in need of a person to belong to, Natalie, who is pulled between her art and her heart, and Phil's awkward stilted love."--Provided by pub...

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NoHo  by Nick Earls

NoHo

Nick Earls

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"NoHo is about living in the shadows of the famous. Meet Charlie and his would-be-star sister, Cassie, in Hollywood, discover the Wisdom Tree and family #5. NoHo reveals the devotion of mothers, and sons who overcome monsters."--Provided by publisher...

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Juneau  by Nick Earls

Juneau

Nick Earls

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"Set in what was once a Canadian gold--rush town, it's about lineage, sons and fathers and great uncles, and how we're connected through time and across the planet."--Provided by publisher.

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Saturday bloody Saturday  by Alastair Campbell

Saturday bloody Saturday

Alastair Campbell

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"February 1974. Football manager Charlie Gordon is struggling, and with each defeat the sack gets closer. His greatness as a player counts for nothing with directors or fans, or the Number 2 who is after his job. Things are no better off the field, and...

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The boy made of snow by Chloe Mayer

The boy made of snow

Chloe Mayer

Audio CD

"In a sleepy English village in 1944, Annabel and her son Daniel live in the shadow of war. With her husband away, Annabel withdraws into long-ago memories of happier times. When mother and son befriend Hans, a German PoW consigned to a nearby farm, their...

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The children by Ann Leary

The children

Ann Leary

Audio CD

"Charlotte and Sally Maynard grew up in a rambling Connecticut country house that belonged to their stepfather, Whit Whitman. Perry and Spin, Whit's sons from his unhappy first marriage, were welcomed as weekend guests. All of the children received Whit's...

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Before the fall by Noah Hawley

Before the fall

Noah Hawley

Audio CD

"A private jet plunges into the sea. The only survivors are down-on his luck artist Scott Burroughs and JJ Bateman, the four year old son of a super-rich TV executive. For saving the boy, Scott is suddenly a hero. And then, as the official investigation...

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What she left by Rosie Fiore

What she left

Rosie Fiore

Audio CD

"Helen Cooper has a charmed life. She's beautiful, accomplished, organised - the star parent at the school. Until she disappears. But Helen wasn't abducted or murdered. She's chosen to walk away, abandoning her family, husband Sam, and her home. Where...

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Every secret thing by Rachel Crowther

Every secret thing

Rachel Crowther

Audio CD

"1996. Five friends, newly graduated, travel together to the Lake District, at the very beginning of the rest of their lives. Young and ambitious, brilliant and full of life, they little imagine the events that will overtake them that fateful summer -...

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Mrs.  by Caitlin Macy

Mrs.

Caitlin Macy

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"In the well-heeled milieu of New York's Upper East Side, coolly elegant Philippa Lye is the woman no one can stop talking about. Despite a shadowy past, Philippa has somehow married the scion of the last family-held investment bank in the city. And although...

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The vanishing princess  by Jenny Diski

The vanishing princess

Jenny Diski

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"The only story collection from the beloved Jenny Diski--darkly funny, subversive, sexy, and eccentric tales from one of the most original and intelligent voices of our time--with a new preface by Heidi Julavits, author of The Folded Clock"--

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Peach  by Emma Glass

Peach

Emma Glass

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"Something has happened to Peach. Blood runs down her legs and the scent of charred meat lingers on her flesh. It hurts to walk but she staggers home to parents that don't seem to notice. They can't keep their hands off each other and besides, they have...

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Don't skip out on me  by Willy Vlautin

Don't skip out on me

Willy Vlautin

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"Horace Hopper is a half-Paiute, half-Irish ranch hand who wants to be somebody. He's spent most of his life on the ranch of his kindly guardians, Mr. and Mrs. Reese, herding sheep alone in the mountains. But while the Reeses treat him like a son, Horace...

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My mother and the Hungarians  by Frankie McMillan

My mother and the Hungarians

Frankie McMillan

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A small child permanently loses all sense of direction after she falls out of a tree. Hungarian refugees learn the local idiom: she'll be right; right as rain. The Social Welfare snoops around a boarding house where immigrant men weep for their homelands...

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The misfortune of Marion Palm by Emily Culliton

The misfortune of Marion Palm

Emily Culliton

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Marion Palm prefers not to think of herself as a thief but rather "a woman who embezzles." Over the years she has managed to steal $180,000 from her daughters' private school, money that has paid for European vacations, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and perpetually...

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A place at our table by Amy Clipston

A place at our table

Amy Clipston

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Jamie Riehl is busy running his Amish farm and doing volunteer work at the local fire department. He has no time to find someone to date. But when he meets Kayla Dienner, he is smitten. Kayla has spent the last year discouraging her younger brother, Nathan,...

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What we lose by Zinzi Clemmons

What we lose

Zinzi Clemmons

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"A novel about a young African-American woman coming of age ... Raised in Pennsylvania, Zinzi Clemmons's heroine Thandi views the world of her mother's childhood in Johannesburg as both impossibly distant and ever present. She is an outsider wherever...

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Perennials by Julie Cantrell

Perennials

Julie Cantrell

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Eva -- known to all as Lovey -- grew up safe and secure in Oxford, MS, surrounded by a rich literary history and her mother's stunning flower gardens. But a shed fire, and the injuries that it caused, seemed to change everything... especially when her...

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The trick by Emanuel Bergmann

The trick

Emanuel Bergmann

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A deeply moving, humorous story of a boy who believes in everything and an old man who believes in nothing. In 1934, a rabbi's son in Prague joins a traveling circus, becomes a magician, and rises to fame under the stage name the Great Zabbatini just...

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Within the walls  by Giorgio Bassani

Within the walls

Giorgio Bassani

Book

"A young working class woman abandoned by her bourgeois lover; the tensions of intermarriage between established classes and communities; a holocaust survivor seemingly back from the dead; a formidable socialist activist defying house arrest; the only...

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Uncharted inheritance  by Keely Brooke Keith

Uncharted inheritance

Keely Brooke Keith

Book

"Bethany Colburn is finally allowed to court and Everett Foster is ready to confess his love for her. As the outside world closes in on the Land, a new man arrives in the village of Good Springs. He brings charm Bethany has never encountered and illness...

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Sadness is a white bird  by Moriel Rothman-Zecher

Sadness is a white bird

Moriel Rothman-Zecher

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"It began when Jonathan returned to Israel after being raised and educated in Pennsylvania. He will soon be drafted as a soldier, but he is conflicted. With an intense drive to know more about the plight of the displaced and occupied Palestinians, he...

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On the Java Ridge by Jock Serong

On the Java Ridge

Jock Serong

Audio CD

"Amid the furious ocean there was no human sound on deck: some people standing, watching the wave, but no one capable of words. On the Java Ridge, skipper Isi Natoli and a group of Australian surf tourists are anchored beside an idyllic reef off the Indonesian...

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Secrets we keep by Faith Hogan

Secrets we keep

Faith Hogan

Audio CD

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

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Right here, right now  by Georgia Beers

Right here, right now

Georgia Beers

Book

"Accountant and financial advisor Lacey Chamberlain doesn't consider herself a control freak. She's merely a planner --orderly, neat, and content in her tidy little life. When a marketing firm moves into the empty office next door, the loud-music-playing,...

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The lost prayers of Ricky Graves  by James Han Mattson

The lost prayers of Ricky Graves

James Han Mattson

Book

"In raw, poignant alternating first-person narratives, interspersed with e-mails, gay chat-room exchanges, and other fragments of a youth laid bare in the age of social media, The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves unravels the mystery of a life in all its...

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Dandelions  by Yasunari Kawabata

Dandelions

Yasunari Kawabata

Book

"Beautifully spare and deeply strange, Dandelions--exploring love and madness--is Kawabata's final novel, left incomplete when he committed suicide in April, 1972. The book concerns Ineko's mother and Kuno, the young man who loves Ineko and wants to marry...

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Secret passages in a hillside town  by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

Secret passages in a hillside town

Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

Book

"In a small hillside town, Olli Suominen - publisher and discontented husband - is constantly losing umbrellas. He has also joined a film club. And Greta, an old flame, has added him on Facebook. As his life becomes more and more entangled with Greta's,...

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Collision  by Merle Kröger

Collision

Merle Kröger

Book

"Miami-based The Spirit of Europe, the third largest cruise liner in the world, plows through the Mediterranean every summer, offering its passengers a temporary escape from their everyday lives. But even the bloated tackiness of the ship's much-hyped...

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Surprise me  by Sophie Kinsella

Surprise me

Sophie Kinsella

Book

"After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy life and marriage; they have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other's sentences. However, a...

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This could change everything  by Jill Mansell

This could change everything

Jill Mansell

Book

"On the one hand, if Essie hadn't written that letter - the one that only her best friend was meant to see - then she'd still be living like an actual proper grown-up, tucked up with Paul in his picture-perfect cottage, maybe even planning their wedding......

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Hidden lives  by Judith Lennox

Hidden lives

Judith Lennox

Book

"A surprise inheritance reveals the hidden lives of two sisters, torn apart by tragedy... Following her grandmother's death, Rose Martineau inherits The Egg, an extraordinary house nestling in the Sussex countryside. She discovers that the mysterious...

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Smile by Roddy Doyle

Smile

Roddy Doyle

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"Just moved in to a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint, a slow one. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and pink shirt brings over his pint and sits down. He...

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Never too old for love  by Rosie Harris

Never too old for love

Rosie Harris

Book

"Now in her seventies and widowed for the past three years, Mary Wilson never expected to find love again. But when a kindly stranger helps her home with her shopping and she invites him in for a cup of tea, it marks the start of a slow-burning friendship....

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The melody  by Jim Crace

The melody

Jim Crace

Book

"Alfred Busi, famed and beloved in his town for his music and songs, is now in his sixties, mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days alone in the large villa he has always called home. The night before he is due to attend...

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It's. Nice. Outside. by Jim Kokoris

It's. Nice. Outside.

Jim Kokoris

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"Meet John Nichols. He's 50-something years old, an ex-basketball player, ex-author, ex-philanderer, ex-husband, ex-high school English teacher. And he's father to three: two overachieving adult daughters, and 19 year-old Ethan, who will never be an adult....

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The quilting circle by Amy Lillard

The quilting circle

Amy Lillard

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"More than friendship : Youngest quilter Clara Rose Yutzy is planning her wedding to her longtime beau--which is why she resolutely ignores newly warm feelings for her best friend, Obidiah. But Obie is certain God intends them to be together. With the...

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Bless her heart by Sally Kilpatrick

Bless her heart

Sally Kilpatrick

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When she discovers that her born-again pastor husband has been ministering to some of his flock a little too eagerly, Posey also learns that he has left her broke and homeless, forcing her to return to her mother's house for a fresh start.

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The life to come by Michelle De Kretser

The life to come

Michelle De Kretser

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"Set in Sydney, Paris and Sri Lanka, this is a mesmerising novel about the stories we tell and don't tell ourselves as individuals, as societies and as nations. It feels at once firmly classic and exhilaratingly contemporary. Pippa is a writer who longs...

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Secrets of the springs by Kerry McGinnis

Secrets of the springs

Kerry McGinnis

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"When Orla Macrae receives a letter asking her to return to the family cattle property where she grew up, she does so grudgingly. Her estranged uncle Palmer may be dying, but he is the last person she wants to see, not when she has made a new life far...

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The music shop by Rachel Joyce

The music shop

Rachel Joyce

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"It's 1988. The CD has arrived. Sales of the shiny new disks are soaring on high streets in cities across the country. Meanwhile, down a dead-end street, Frank's music shop stands small and brightly lit, jam-packed with records of every kind. It attracts...

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The little café in Copenhagen  by Julie Caplin

The little café in Copenhagen

Julie Caplin

Book

'Publicist Kate Sinclair's life in London is everything she thought she wanted: success, glamour and a charming boyfriend. Until that boyfriend goes behind her back and snatches a much sought-after promotion from her. Heartbroken and questioning everything,...

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From away  by Phoef Sutton

From away

Phoef Sutton

Book

"Sammy Kehoe, his sister, Charlotte, and her four-year-old daughter, Maggie, are all each other have left since the car accident that killed the rest of their family. When they visit their beloved old home on remote Fox Island in Maine, Sammy and Charlotte...

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The missing pieces of us by Fleur McDonald

The missing pieces of us

Fleur McDonald

Audio CD

"Lauren Ramsey is so concerned about the welfare of a boy in her kindy class, she doesn't realise her own daughter, Skye, needs help. At 14 Skye finds the only person who will listen to her problems is Tamara Thompson, the manager of her favourite clothes...

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The fifth wall  by Rachel Nagelberg

The fifth wall

Rachel Nagelberg

Book

"Conceptual artist Sheila B. Ackerman heeds a mysterious urge to return to her estranged family home and arrives at the exact moment of her mother's suicide. In an attempt to cope with and understand her own self destructive tendencies, Sheila plants...

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The beachcomber's wife  by Adrian Mitchell

The beachcomber's wife

Adrian Mitchell

Book

"It should have been a paradise, but paradise is what you lose, it is what you might have had. An elderly woman who has lived for many years on a tropical island off the Queensland coast with her beachcomber husband waits for help from the mainland. For...

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Animal lovers  by Rob Palk

Animal lovers

Rob Palk

Book

"Following serious illness, Stuart Block marries his girlfriend Marie. His marriage is short-lived as she soon develops a passion for protesting the badger cull, as well as for Henry, a handsome protestor. She leaves to live in the Gloucester woods but...

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The last of the Greenwoods  by Clare Morrall

The last of the Greenwoods

Clare Morrall

Book

"In a field outside Bromsgrove, two elderly brothers live in adjoining railway carriages. No one visits and they never speak to each other. Until the day Zohra Dasgupta, a young postwoman, delivers an extraordinary letter - from a woman claiming to be...

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If wishes were horses by Karly Lane

If wishes were horses

Karly Lane

Audio CD

"Already struggling to adjust to life after the death of her husband, Sophie Bryant nearly loses her own life when she attends a domestic dispute as a paramedic. Diagnosed with a mild form of PTSD, she decides a radical change is in order and accepts...

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One good reason  by Susan Stairs

One good reason

Susan Stairs

Book

"A gripping human drama about revenge, family secrets, and lies that can ripple beneath the surface of successful lives, waiting to be disclosed. Laura has never been like other girls. She thinks about sadness rather than feeling it. Anger, jealousy,...

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Paris wedding  by Charlotte Nash

Paris wedding

Charlotte Nash

Book

"It's been ages since Rachael West has seen the man she once believed she couldn't live without. Receiving his wedding invitation was bittersweet - she was oddly touched he's asked her, but knows that facing him on this day would be the hardest thing...

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Sunset lullaby by Robin Jones Gunn

Sunset lullaby

Robin Jones Gunn

Large Print

Christy and Todd are parents of two very small children. As with any growing family, they must balance parenting, marriage, work, ministry, and friendships. Their lives are becoming complicated. Can they continue to honor God, and grow closer as a couple,...

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Greatest hits by Laura Barnett

Greatest hits

Laura Barnett

Audio CD

Alone in her studio, Cass Wheeler is taking a journey back into her past. After a silence of ten years, the singer-songwriter is picking the sixteen tracks that have defined her - sixteen key moments in her life - for a uniquely personal Greatest Hits...

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White chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht

White chrysanthemum

Mary Lynn Bracht

Audio CD

Hana and her little sister Emi are part of an island community of haeneyo, women who make their living from diving deep into the sea off the southernmost tip of Korea. One day Hana sees a Japanese soldier heading for where Emi is guarding the day's catch...

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The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan

The Endless Beach

Jenny Colgan

Audio CD

On the quayside next to the Endless Beach sits the Summer Seaside Kitchen. It's a haven for tourists and locals alike. Flora, who runs the cafe, feels safe and content - unless she thinks too hard about her relationship with Joel, her gorgeous but emotionally...

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The heart's invisible furies by John Boyne

The heart's invisible furies

John Boyne

Audio CD

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery - or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do, if eccentric,...

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The early birds by Laurie Graham

The early birds

Laurie Graham

Audio CD

Peggy, the southern belle. Kath, the pragmatist with the only Norfolk accent in New York state. Gayle, the preacher with healing hands. Mrs Colonel Audrey Rudman, forever keeping up the standards of the Officers' Wives Club. Lois, who's never had a thought...

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A whiff of scandal by Carole Matthews

A whiff of scandal

Carole Matthews

Audio CD

"She's had men popping in and out of there all day. They're more regular than our cuckoo clock." When Rose escapes from London and her handsome and charming ex-lover, she has no idea her occupation as an aromatherapist will cause such a scandal in her...

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The lost art of letter writing by Menna van Praag

The lost art of letter writing

Menna van Praag

Audio CD

In a forgotten nook of Cambridge a little shop stands where thousands of sheets of beautiful paper and hundreds of exquisite pens wait for the next person who, with Clara Cohen's help, will express the love, despair and desire they feel to correspondents...

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One day in December by Shari Low

One day in December

Shari Low

Large Print

"By the stroke of midnight, a heart would be broken, a cruel truth revealed, a devastating secret shared, and a love betrayed. Four lives would be changed forever, on One Day in December. One morning in December ... Caro set off on a quest to find out...

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Blue hole back home  by Joy Jordan-Lake

Blue hole back home

Joy Jordan-Lake

Book

"In a time when cross burnings and men in white hoods appeared to be a thing of the past, a small town confronts a kind of hate it thought had long since died out... Shelby Lenoir Maynard, nicknamed Turtle, has never much trusted girls her own age, spending...

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Dead girls and other stories  by Emily Geminder

Dead girls and other stories

Emily Geminder

Book

"A teenage runaway and her mute brother seek salvation in houses, buses, the backseats of cars. Preteen girls dial up the ghosts of fat girls on ancient payphones. A crew of bomber pilots addresses the sparks of villagers below. In ways both otherworldly...

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Things to do when it's raining  by Marissa Stapley

Things to do when it's raining

Marissa Stapley

Book

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

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Tell me no secrets  by Lynda Stacey

Tell me no secrets

Lynda Stacey

Book

"Can a secret be worse than a lie? When a tragic car accident leaves Kate Duggan with a life-altering scar, it serves as a daily reminder that she was ̀the one to walk away' - not everyone in the car was so lucky and the guilt is a constant burden. On...

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All the castles burned  by Michael Nye

All the castles burned

Michael Nye

Book

"When Owen Webb, the son of working-class parents, receives a scholarship to the prestigious Rockcastle Preparatory Academy, the mysterious and enigmatic Carson Bly, an upperclassman from a wealthy and powerful family, befriends him. Their friendship,...

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Dancing over the hill  by Cathy Hopkins

Dancing over the hill

Cathy Hopkins

Book

"Cait and Matt have been married for 30 years. They are rock solid; an inspiration to others; stuck together like glue - aren't they? But Cait can't shake off the feeling that something is missing. They are fit and healthy, if a bit skint - but the whole...

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The adulterants  by Joe Dunthorne

The adulterants

Joe Dunthorne

Book

"Ray is not a bad guy. Sure, he's just cheated on his heavily pregnant wife. He secretly despises all of his friends. His career as a freelance tech journalist is dismal, and he can't afford any of the hovels that pass for a first-time buyer's house,...

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The house of impossible beauties  by Joseph Cassara

The house of impossible beauties

Joseph Cassara

Book

"1980, New York City. Burned by her traumatic past, Angel is new to the drag world, new to ball culture, and has a yearning inside of her to help create family for those without. When she falls in love with Hector, a beautiful young man who dreams of...

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An American marriage  by Tayari Jones

An American marriage

Tayari Jones

Book

"In An American Marriage we meet Celestial, a thirtysomething African American woman from an upper-middle-class Atlanta family who is a year and a half into a marriage with a man named Roy. Roy views his much more modest, small-town Louisiana upbringing...

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