Auckland Libraries: General fiction new titles

General fiction new titles

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Want to try something new? Here's a good mix of the most recent general fiction titles in book, large print or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Man alone  by John Mulgan

Man alone

John Mulgan

Book

"Recently demobilized, Johnson comes to New Zealand shortly after WWI. He travels the country taking casual jobs and making casual friends, according to his 'system [of] hard work for the good time and never stay anywhere long'. The good times disappear...

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The beauty of impossible things  by Rachel Donohue

The beauty of impossible things

Rachel Donohue

Book

"The summer Natasha Rothwell turns fifteen, strange dancing lights appear in the sky above her small town, lights that she interprets as portents of doom. Natasha leads a sheltered life with her beautiful, bohemian mother in a crumbling house by the sea....

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The time of our lives  by Portia MacIntosh

The time of our lives

Portia MacIntosh

Book

"Luca is used to being the 'single one' at weddings - it happens, when all your other friends are engaged, married or taken. But when she bumps into Tom, her friend from university who broke her heart into a million pieces, she finds herself wondering...

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Selected stories  by Elizabeth Bowen

Selected stories

Elizabeth Bowen

Book

"Spanning the 1920s to the post-war years, this new selection brings Elizabeth Bowen's finest short stories together for the first time. Elegant and subtle, they showcase Bowen's ability to evoke ineffable emotions - grief, nostalgia, self-consciousness,...

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The Village Green Bookshop  by Rachael. author. Lucas

The Village Green Bookshop

Rachael. author. Lucas

Book

"The Village Green Bookshop is a heartwarming story of good books and good friends, by the bestselling author of The Telephone Box Library, Rachael Lucas. When Hannah Lewis loses her beloved aunt Jess, it makes her take stock of her own life. She's a...

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The republic of false truths  by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī

The republic of false truths

ʻAlāʼ Aswānī

Book

"Cairo, 2011. After decades under a repressive regime, tensions are rising in the city streets. No one is out of reach of the revolution. There is General Alwany, a high-ranking member of the government's security agency, a pious man who loves his family...

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Dreamland  by Rosa. author. Rankin-Gee

Dreamland

Rosa. author. Rankin-Gee

Book

"In the coastal resort of Margate, hotels lie empty and sun-faded ‘For Sale’ signs line the streets. The sea is higher - it’s higher everywhere - and those who can are moving inland. A young girl called Chance, however, is just arriving. Chance’s family...

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The high house  by Jessie Greengrass

The high house

Jessie Greengrass

Book

"Francesca is Caro’s stepmother, and Pauly’s mother. A scientist, she can see what is going to happen. The high house was once her holiday home; now looked after by locals Grandy and Sally, she has turned it into an ark, for when the time comes. The...

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The truth about her  by Jacqueline Maley

The truth about her

Jacqueline Maley

Book

"Journalist and single mother Suzy Hamilton gets a phone call one summer morning, and finds out that the subject of one of her investigative exposes, 25-year-old wellness blogger Tracey Doran, has killed herself overnight. Suzy is horrified by this news...

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How do you live?  by Genzaburō Yoshino

How do you live?

Genzaburō Yoshino

Book

"The streets of Tokyo swarm below fifteen year-old Copper as he gazes out into the city of his childhood. Struck by the thought of the infinite people whose lives play out alongside his own, he begins to wonder, how do you live? Considering life's bi...

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The girls are all so nice here  by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

The girls are all so nice here

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Book

"When Ambrosia first arrives at prestigious college Wesleyan, she’s desperate to fit in. But Amb struggles to navigate the rules of this strange, elite world, filled with privileged ‘nice’ young women - until she meets the charismatic but troubled Sully,...

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The vanishing half by Brit Bennett

The vanishing half

Brit Bennett

Large Print

"The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their fa...

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Brave new girl  by Louisa Luna

Brave new girl

Louisa Luna

Book

"A fourteen-year-old trying to find her way in the world, Doreen is as much an outcast at school as she is at home. Marginalized by her peers, misunderstood by her parents, and mourning the loss of her older brother who disappeared when she was just a...

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Crooked  by Louisa Luna

Crooked

Louisa Luna

Book

"Melody is just out of prison and struggling to adjust to the harsh realities of life on the outside. Haunted by glimpses of her owwn harrowing girlhood and of the mysterious circumstances that put her in prison in the first place, she slowly, bravely...

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Unlocked  by Karen Kingsbury

Unlocked

Karen Kingsbury

Book

"Holden Harris is an eighteen-year-old locked in a prison of autism. Despite his quiet ways and quirky behaviors, Holden is very happy and socially engaged -- on the inside in a private world all his own. In reality he is bullied at school by kids who...

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Longing  by Karen Kingsbury

Longing

Karen Kingsbury

Book

"After a long and lonely silence from Cody Coleman, Bailey Flanigan becomes closer to her one-time Hollywood co-star, Brandon Paul. Nights on the town in New York City and long talks on the balcony of Brandon's Malibu Beach home make Bailey dizzy with...

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Sex with strangers  by Michael Lowenthal

Sex with strangers

Michael Lowenthal

Book

"A fiercely honest exploration of the risks and rewards of contemporary relationships - and hookups - Sex with Strangers embraces the dizzying power of attraction across the spectrum of passion and infatuation. In this fearless collection, lust and l...

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Brotherhood  by Mohamed Mbougar Sarr

Brotherhood

Mohamed Mbougar Sarr

Book

"A novel about cowardice and courage in the face of repression, from a powerful new voice of French-African literature. The imaginary country of Sumal is a happy place, until, that is, it's taken hostage by a fundamentalist jihadist organization called...

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The passenger  by Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz

The passenger

Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz

Book

"Germany, November 1938: Otto Silbermann receives a knock on his door and realises he must flee. A respected German-Jewish businessman, he has managed to evade the escalating brutality of the Nazi regime. But now, as he and his wife plan to leave, all...

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50 Harbor Street  by Debbie Macomber

50 Harbor Street

Debbie Macomber

Book

"Revisiting the town of Cedar Cove, Washington, this new novel centers around Corrie McAfee and her husband, a private investigator, as they solve a mystery from their past, while their daughter Linette moves back home and opens a new medical clinic and...

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Lost in Paris  by Elizabeth Thompson

Lost in Paris

Elizabeth Thompson

Book

"Hannah Bond has always been a bookworm, which is why she fled Florida - and her unstable, alcoholic mother - for a quiet life leading Jane Austen-themed tours through the British countryside. But on New Year’s Eve, everything comes crashing down when...

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The Lip  by Charlie. author. Carroll

The Lip

Charlie. author. Carroll

Book

"Melody Janie is hidden. She lives alone in a caravan in Bones Break: a small cliff-top on Cornwall's north coast. She spends her time roaming her territory, spying on passing tourists and ramblers, and remembering. She sees everything and yet remains...

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Fidelity  by Marco Missiroli

Fidelity

Marco Missiroli

Book

"Carlo, a part-time professor of creative writing, and Margherita, an architect-turned-real estate-agent: a happily married couple in their mid-thirties, perfectly attuned to each other's restlessness. They are in love, but they also harbour desires that...

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Maybe baby  by Carol (Writer of love stories) Thomas

Maybe baby

Carol (Writer of love stories) Thom...

Book

"Just when you thought you had it all worked out ... Best friends Lisa and Felicity think - maybe, just maybe - they finally have everything sorted out in their lives. Lisa is in a happy relationship with her old flame, and busy mum Felicity has managed...

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Lonely castle in the mirror  by Mizuki Tsujimura

Lonely castle in the mirror

Mizuki Tsujimura

Book

"How can you save your friend's life if she doesn't want to be rescued? In a tranquil neighbourhood of Tokyo, seven teenagers wake to find the mirrors in their bedrooms are shining. At a single touch, they are pulled from their lonely lives into to a...

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Victoria Park  by Gemma Reeves

Victoria Park

Gemma Reeves

Book

"Mona and Wolfie have lived on Victoria Park for over fifty years. Now, on the eve of their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary, they must decide how to navigate Mona's declining health. Bookended by the touching exploration of their love, Victoria Park ...

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Dog days  by Ericka Waller

Dog days

Ericka Waller

Book

"George is a grumpy, belligerent old man and has just lost his wife. She has left him notes around the home and a miniature dachshund puppy called Poppy. But George doesn't want a dog, he wants to fight everyone who is trying to help him. Dan has OCD...

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The lost hours  by Susan Lewis

The lost hours

Susan Lewis

Book

"Golden couple Annie and David Crayce have it all. A loving marriage, three beautiful children and a thriving family business. Life couldn’t be better. Until the unthinkable happens… A piece of damning DNA evidence has arisen, placing David as the p...

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The girl and the tiger  by Paul Rosolie

The girl and the tiger

Paul Rosolie

Book

"When Isha is sent to live with her grandparents in the Indian countryside, she discovers a sacred grove where a young Bengal tiger has taken refuge. Isha's crusade to save the cub becomes the catalyst for a life or death cultural controversy."--Provided...

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Change of tides  by Ashley Farley

Change of tides

Ashley Farley

Book

"Birdie Fuller doesn't like change. And a lot of change is happening at once. Her daughter and three-year-old grandson are moving out of her apartment to a nearby city. Will Birdie be able to survive the loneliness without Hannah and Gus? She joins a...

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The marriage pass  by Briana Cole

The marriage pass

Briana Cole

Book

"Can you really have the best of both worlds? He's rich, successful--and has been faithfully married to his longtime girlfriend for nearly one grueling year. Because for Dr. Dorian Graham, too many women is never too much--no matter how loyal his wif...

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Going home  by Judith Keim

Going home

Judith Keim

Book

"In 1970, Violet Hawkins' only wish at eighteen is to escape her life in the Dayton, Ohio, foster-care system and make her way to the west coast to enjoy a mellow life and find the love she's been missing all her life. She makes it to San Francisco, but...

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An Amish barn raising

An Amish barn raising

Book

"From bestselling authors in the Amish genre come three sweet stories centered around Amish traditions and the possibility of romance"--

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Just get home  by Bridget Foley

Just get home

Bridget Foley

Book

"Beegie is riding the bus when the quake hits. The teenager was heading back to her unhappy foster home, but then she’s thrown into a broken world. Roads crumble, storefronts shatter and people run wild.Dessa, a single mom, is enjoying a rare night out...

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The girl from the island  by Lorna (Novelist) Cook

The girl from the island

Lorna (Novelist) Cook

Book

"1940: When the island of Guernsey is invaded by the Nazis, two sisters are determined to rebel in any way they can. But when forced to take in a German soldier, they are shocked to find a familiar face on their doorstep - a childhood friend who has now...

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The red spider  by Delphi Fabrice

The red spider

Delphi Fabrice

Book

"Delphi Fabrice (the pseudonym of Gaston-Henri-Adhemar Risselin, 1877-1937), the most adamant of Jean Lorrain's disciples, is credited with authoring over one hundred books. None, however, is more bizarre than The Red Spider, here presented in English...

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Wild women and the blues  by Denny S. Bryce

Wild women and the blues

Denny S. Bryce

Book

"1925: Chicago is the jazz capital of the world, and the Dreamland Café is the ritziest black-and-tan club in town. Honoree Dalcour, a sharecropper's daughter, is willing to work hard and dance every night on her way to the top. She's socializing wit...

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A patchwork past  by Leslie Gould

A patchwork past

Leslie Gould

Book

"When wild child Sophie Deiner--the daughter of an Amish bishop--is forced to return to Nappanee, Indiana, quilt-shop owner Jane Berger is one of only a few who welcome her back. It's the last place she wants to be, but Sophie's recent illness requires...

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The Lake House  by Christie Barlow

The Lake House

Christie Barlow

Book

"There's a newcomer to the village of Heartcross and she's never been more in need of friend. As the new manager of local bistro, The Lake House, Ella is ready to start afresh --and that could mean there's love on the horizon in the form of the gorgeous...

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An ordinary wonder  by Buki Papillon

An ordinary wonder

Buki Papillon

Book

"My name is Otolorin. I've been called monster. Within dark valleys of flesh I defy the given - a snake curled in upon itself, two-in-one, mythical and shunned. Yet, in that magic place between worlds, in the realm where the great mother gives milk to...

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The promise by Lucy Diamond

The promise

Lucy Diamond

Audio CD

"When faced with the sudden death of his brother, Dan’s mission is clear. He puts together a project to help pick up the pieces and support his grieving sister-in-law Zoe, plus her young children. This is Dan’s promise - to ensure his family’s happiness,...

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Facing the dawn  by Cynthia Ruchti

Facing the dawn

Cynthia Ruchti

Book

"Mara Jacobs does her best to hold everything together, despite three detention-prone kids, an unrewarding job, never-ending chores, and a husband thousands of miles away. After a shocking loss, she must lean on those around her to find her way to healing...

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King of rabbits  by Karla Neblett

King of rabbits

Karla Neblett

Book

"Kai lives in a mixed-race family on a rural council estate in Somerset where he and his three older sisters have three different dads, and his mum is being led into crack addiction by his petty-thief father. He idolises his dad, adores his friend Saffie...

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Come join our disease  by Sam Byers

Come join our disease

Sam Byers

Book

"Maya is homeless and living on an illegal encampment in London. The site is razed and Maya is detained, but then she learns that she has been chosen for a shot at redemption. She is offered a chance to be rehabilitated into society; to be given a job,...

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Close to home by Janet Gover

Close to home

Janet Gover

Audio CD

Two houses, both alike in dignity. Aunt Alice Dwyer loves her small Australian town. She's rarely left its comforting embrace. She knows everyone in it; in fact, she's related to most of them. All she wants is to keep her family safe and the town run...

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Summer at Sandcastle Cottage  by Christina Jones

Summer at Sandcastle Cottage

Christina Jones

Book

"After trials, tears and a torturous break-up, Kitty Appleby has finally found where she's meant to be. Tumbledown Sandcastle Cottage, in the delightful seaside village of Firefly Common, is home, and Kitty's eccentric band of friends and neighbours ...

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Silver sparrow by Tayari Jones

Silver sparrow

Tayari Jones

Large Print

"With the opening line of Silver Sparrow - My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist - author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man's deception, a family's complicity, and two teenage girls caught in the middle. Set in a middle-clas...

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Murder in lockdown  by Leonie Mateer

Murder in lockdown

Leonie Mateer

Book

When Audrey returns to New Zealand during the Covid-19 Pandemic her flight from the USA has a confirmed case of the virus onboard. The Government set out to track all passengers on the flight but Audrey has disappeared into the outskirts of rural Nor...

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The secret letter by Kerry (Novelist) Barrett

The secret letter

Kerry (Novelist) Barrett

Large Print

"London, 1910. Twenty-one-year-old Esther Watkins would do anything for the Suffragette cause. Imprisoned, force-fed and beaten, she is determined to fight for what she believes is right – no matter what it costs her. With new love Joseph by her side,...

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Devotion by Madeline Stevens

Devotion

Madeline Stevens

Large Print

"A captivating debut novel about a woman who falls into an overwhelming mutual obsession with the Upper East Side mother who hires her as a nanny. Ella is flat broke: wasting away on bodega coffee, barely making rent, seducing the occasional strange man...

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Working it off in Labor County  by Larry Thacker

Working it off in Labor County

Larry Thacker

Book

"A zealous history professor is caught stealing from the local museum in protest of petty theft; an arsonist strikes it lucky-twice; a skilled leatherworker saddles a turkey and finds a rider; an angel aspires to be a punk rock Roller Derby princess;...

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The twilight zone  by Nona Fernández

The twilight zone

Nona Fernández

Book

"It's 1984 in Chile, in the middle of the Pinochet dictatorship. A member of the secret police walks into the office of a dissident magazine and finds a reporter, who records his testimony. The narrator of Nona Fernández's mesmerizing and terrifying novel...

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A girl like you  by Cari Scribner

A girl like you

Cari Scribner

Book

"When fifty-something Jessica Gabriel finds herself heartbroken and single after failed marriage number two, her adult kids convince her to explore the tumultuous world of online dating. With a new haircut, a gym membership, and a dating profile as a...

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Permafrost  by Eva. author. Baltasar

Permafrost

Eva. author. Baltasar

Book

"Permafrost’s no-bullshit lesbian narrator is an uninhibited lover, a no-hope employee, and a some-time suicidal student of her own dislocated self. As she tries to break out of the roles set for her by a controlling, overprotective mother, a relentl...

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The hole  by Hiroko Oyamada

The hole

Hiroko Oyamada

Book

"Asa's husband is transferring jobs, and his new office is located near his family's home in the countryside. During an exceptionally hot summer, the young married couple move in, and Asa does her best to quickly adjust to their new rural lives, to t...

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Devil's trumpet  by Tracey Slaughter

Devil's trumpet

Tracey Slaughter

Book

Thirty-one exhilarating new stories from the acclaimed author of deleted scenes for lovers.

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The frequency of us  by Keith (Journalist) Stuart

The frequency of us

Keith (Journalist) Stuart

Book

"In Second World War Bath, young, naïve wireless engineer Will meets Austrian refugee Elsa Klein: she is sophisticated, witty and worldly, and at last his life seems to make sense . . . until, soon after, the newly married couple's home is bombed, and...

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The best things  by Mel Giedroyc

The best things

Mel Giedroyc

Book

"Sally Parker is struggling to find the hero inside herself. All she wants to do is lie down. Her husband Frank has lost his business, their home and their savings, in one fell swoop. Their bank cards are being declined. The children have gone feral....

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The jam queens  by Josephine Moon

The jam queens

Josephine Moon

Book

"Award-winning jam maker Aggie is determined to take her Barossa Valley cafe to new heights. She has put the pain of unsuccessful IVF treatments and a broken relationship behind her, and is focused on the many wonderful possibilities life still holds...

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Pru goes troppo  by Stevan Eldred-Grigg

Pru goes troppo

Stevan Eldred-Grigg

Book

A comic novel about the ups and downs of a wealthy white couple who live luxuriously on an estate in Canterbury. Pru and Guy are privileged parasites yet curiously innocent. On a whim, they fly to Samoa. Love, satire, sex and pratfalls follow.

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Other women  by Cathy Kelly

Other women

Cathy Kelly

Book

"Sid wears her independence like armour. So when she strikes up a rare connection with unlucky-in-love Finn, they are both determined to prove that men and women can just be friends. Can't they? Marin has the perfect home, attentive husband, two belo...

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The safe place by Anna Downes

The safe place

Anna Downes

Large Print

"Emily Proudman's life is in chaos. She's just lost her acting agent and her job in one miserable day. Scott Denny has a problem. Even though he's a successful CEO, neither his business acumen nor vast wealth can come close to fixing it. He's at a br...

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The little Swiss ski chalet by Julie Caplin

The little Swiss ski chalet

Julie Caplin

Audio CD

"It's time to pack your bags and head to the breathtaking, snow-covered peaks of the Swiss Alps for velvety hot chocolates, delicious cheeses and a gorgeous love story. Food technician Minna has always believed that chocolate will solve everything - and...

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The last goodbye by Fiona Lucas

The last goodbye

Fiona Lucas

Audio CD

"Spencer was the love of Anna's life: her husband, her best friend, her rock. She thought their love would last forever. But three years ago, Spencer was tragically killed in an accident and Anna's world was shattered. How can she ever move on, when she's...

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The new wilderness by Diane Cook

The new wilderness

Diane Cook

Audio CD

"Bea's five-year-old daughter, Agnes, is slowly wasting away. The smog and pollution of the overdeveloped, overpopulated metropolis they call home is ravaging her lungs. Bea knows she cannot stay in the City, but there is only one alternative: The Wi...

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Blackwood by Michael F. (Michael Farris) Smith

Blackwood

Michael F. (Michael Farris) Smith

Audio CD

"For years, Colburn has been haunted by his father's suicide and the rapid disintegration of his childhood home. As a teenager, Colburn fled Red Bluff, Mississippi, eager to escape his trauma and start fresh elsewhere. But when he returns to town as an...

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The forgotten gift by Kathleen McGurl

The forgotten gift

Kathleen McGurl

Audio CD

"What would you do to protect the ones you love? 1861: George's life changes forever the day he meets Lucy. She's beautiful and charming, and he sees a future with her that his position as the second son in a wealthy family has never offered him. But...

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Luckenbooth by Jenni Fagan

Luckenbooth

Jenni Fagan

Audio CD

"The devil's daughter rows to the shores of Leith in a coffin. The year is 1910 and she has been sent to a tenement building in Edinburgh by her recently deceased father to bear a child for a wealthy man and his fiance. The harrowing events that follow...

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Something unbelievable  by Maria Kuznetsova

Something unbelievable

Maria Kuznetsova

Book

"Larissa is a stubborn, brutally honest woman in her eighties, tired of her home in Kiev, Ukraine, tired of everything in life, really, except for her beloved granddaughter, Natasha. Natasha is tired as well, but that's because she has just had a baby,...

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Bluffworld  by Patrick Evans

Bluffworld

Patrick Evans

Book

" 'Zum Bullshitter geht der Preis' - so said the great German author-philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (1774). Or did he? Can we trust what we never quite knew about because we never quite got around to reading it...

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What comes after  by JoAnne Tompkins

What comes after

JoAnne Tompkins

Book

"In misty, coastal Washington state, Isaac lives alone with his dog, grieving the recent death of his teenage son Daniel. Next door, Lorrie, a working single mother, struggles with a heinous act committed by her own teenage son. Separated by only a s...

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Early morning riser  by Katherine Heiny

Early morning riser

Katherine Heiny

Book

"Jane easily falls in love with Duncan: he's charming, good-natured, and handsome. He has also slept with nearly every woman in Boyne City, Michigan. Jane sees Duncan's old girlfriends everywhere – at restaurants, at the grocery store, even three towns...

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Elsey come home by Susan Conley

Elsey come home

Susan Conley

Large Print

"When Elsey's husband, Lukas, hands her a brochure for a weeklong mountain retreat, she knows he is really giving her an ultimatum: Go, or we're done. Once a successful painter, Elsey set down roots in China after falling passionately for Lukas, the ...

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Breeda Looney steps forth  by Oliver Sands

Breeda Looney steps forth

Oliver Sands

Book

"How far would you go to bring a dead parent back from the grave? Breeda Looney tells herself she's happy with her life in a remote Irish fishing village. Sure, there are days she talks to no one but the cat, her panic attacks have become public spec...

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In a book club far away  by Tif Marcelo

In a book club far away

Tif Marcelo

Book

As Army wives at Fort East, Regina Castro, Adelaide Wilson-Chang, and Sophie Walden bonded during their book club and became inseparable. An unimaginable betrayal abruptly ended the friendship. Eight years later, Regina and Sophie are shocked when they...

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Off the wild coast of Brittany  by Juliet Blackwell

Off the wild coast of Brittany

Juliet Blackwell

Book

"An unforgettable story of resilience and resistance set during WWII and present-day France on a secluded island off the coast of Brittany Natalie Morgen made a name for herself with a memoir about overcoming her harsh childhood after finding a new life...

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A million things  by Emily Spurr

A million things

Emily Spurr

Book

"For as long as Rae can remember, it's always just been her, Mum, and their dog, Splinter. They don't have a lot, but that's fine, because they like keeping their world small. They have their walks, their cooking routines, and sometimes Mum will disappear...

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Common ground  by Naomi Ishiguro

Common ground

Naomi Ishiguro

Book

"It's a lonely life for Stan, at a new school that feels more ordeal than fresh start, and at home where he and his mother struggle to break the silence after his father's death. When he encounters fearless, clever Charlie on the local common, all of...

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Every seventh wave  by Tom Vowler

Every seventh wave

Tom Vowler

Book

"Every Seventh Wave has strong echoes of Fiona Mozley's Elmet and Evie Wyld's All the Birds, Singing. Strongly lyrical, the novel also serves as a literary thriller, with a suspenseful pace that builds to its redemptive finale. People-trafficking, fr...

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Brood  by Jackie Polzin

Brood

Jackie Polzin

Book

"Our nameless narrator stubbornly tries to keep her small brood of four chickens alive and safe over the course of one savage winter in Minnesota. Woefully unprepared for the task, she battles the relentless predators, severe weather and unforeseen bad...

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The revelations  by Erik Hoel

The revelations

Erik Hoel

Book

"Once a rising star in neuroscience, Kierk Suren is now homeless, broken by his all-consuming quest to find a scientific theory of consciousness. But when he's offered a spot in a prestigious postdoctoral program, he decides to rejoin society... Instead...

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Lurkers  by Sandi Tan

Lurkers

Sandi Tan

Book

"In a suburban LA neighborhood, a group of neighbors keep wary distance and at times collide, propelled by loneliness, desire, fury, and sorrow. Precocious Korean American sisters Mira and Rosemary find their world rocked by a suicide; a charismatic and...

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Hot stew  by Fiona Mozley

Hot stew

Fiona Mozley

Book

"Pungent, steamy, insatiable Soho; the only part of London that truly never sleeps. Tourists dawdling, chancers skulking, addicts shuffling, sex workers strutting, punters prowling, businessmen striding, the homeless and the lost. Down Wardour Street,...

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Unsettled ground  by Claire Fuller

Unsettled ground

Claire Fuller

Book

"Twins Jeanie and Julius have always been different from other people. At 51 years old, they still live with their mother, Dot, in rural isolation and poverty. Inside the walls of their old cottage they make music, and in the garden they grow (and so...

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We are not in the world  by Conor O'Callaghan

We are not in the world

Conor O'Callaghan

Book

"Heartbroken after a long, painful love affair, a man drives a haulage lorry from England to France. Travelling with him is a secret passenger - his daughter. Twenty-something, unkempt, off the rails. With a week on the road together, father and daughter...

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The chicken sisters by K. J. Dell'Antonia

The chicken sisters

K. J. Dell'Antonia

Large Print

"In tiny Merinac, Kansas, Chicken Mimi's and Chicken Frannie's have spent a century vying to serve up the best fried chicken in the state - and the legendary feud between their respective owners, the Moores and the Pogociellos, has lasted just as long....

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Infinite country by Patricia Engel

Infinite country

Patricia Engel

Large Print

"Talia is being held at a correctional facility for adolescent girls in the forested mountains of Colombia after committing an impulsive act of violence that may or may not have been warranted. She urgently needs to get out and get back home to Bogotá,...

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An I-novel  by Minae Mizumura

An I-novel

Minae Mizumura

Book

"A semi-autobiographical work that takes place over the course of a single day in the 1980s. Minae is a Japanese expatriate graduate student who has lived in the United States for two decades but turned her back on the English language and American c...

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Eleven sooty dreams  by Manuela Draeger

Eleven sooty dreams

Manuela Draeger

Book

"In Manuela Draeger's poetic 'post-exotic' novel, a group of young leftists trapped in a burning building after one year's Bolcho Pride parade plunge back into their childhood memories, trading them with each other as their lives are engulfed in flames....

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Meiselman  by Avner Landes

Meiselman

Avner Landes

Book

"Meiselman has had enough. After a lifetime spent playing by the rules, this lonely thirty-six-year-old man - 'number two' at the New Niles Public Library in suburban Chicago, in charge of events and programs, and in no control whatsoever over his fa...

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Antonio  by Beatriz Bracher

Antonio

Beatriz Bracher

Book

"In Beatriz Bracher's Antonio - her third novel and her breakout book in Brazil - Benjamin, on the verge of becoming a father, discovers a tragic family secret involving patrimony and determines to find out how it happened. Those most immediately involved...

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Stoop city  by Kristyn Dunnion

Stoop city

Kristyn Dunnion

Book

"Pulsing with class struggle, Stoop City captures the search for love, identity, and belonging in community. From a homeless teen abandoned by his scam-artist boyfriend and a woman who finds herself renegotiating the terms of her relationship with her...

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Narcissus nobody  by Gina Yates

Narcissus nobody

Gina Yates

Book

"Goth music devotee Hope Townsend is haunted by the voice of disgraced romance guru Brooks Nixon, delivering unwelcome commentary on her hapless romances. Brooks--who once doled out cliched dating advice to millions--fell out of favor with his fanbase...

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Nancy  by Bruno Lloret

Nancy

Bruno Lloret

Book

"Alone but for her memories, Nancy has returned to Chile to wait for her cancer to take her away. Before her illness, before her husband's ridiculous death, before she fled home hidden in the back of a truck, she spent her youth at Playa Roja, swimmi...

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A perfect cemetery  by Federico Falco

A perfect cemetery

Federico Falco

Book

"In the middle of a blizzard a widow watches the ruin of her late husband's garden, until suddenly she sees a woman running naked in the falling snow. After telling her parents she is abandoning her Christian faith, a girl becomes infatuated with a M...

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Subdivision  by J. Robert Lennon

Subdivision

J. Robert Lennon

Book

"A heady, inventive, fantastical novel about the nature of memory and the difficulty of confronting trauma. An unnamed woman checks into a guesthouse in a mysterious district known only as the Subdivision. The guesthouse's owners, Clara and the Judge,...

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I'll be strong for you  by Nasīm Marʻashī

I'll be strong for you

Nasīm Marʻashī

Book

"Three recent college graduates in Tehran struggle to find their footing in this award-winning debut by Iranian journalist Nasim Marashi. Roja, the most daring of the three, works in an architecture firm and is determined to leave Tehran for graduate...

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The devil's pawn  by Oliver Pötzsch

The devil's pawn

Oliver Pötzsch

Book

"Rome, 1518. Johann Faust is a renowned magician, astrologer, and chiromancer traveling through Germany with his successful troupe: the orphaned juggler Greta and his loyal companion Karl. The avaricious Pope Leo X now requires Johann's services to r...

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Let me think  by J. Robert Lennon

Let me think

J. Robert Lennon

Book

"Let Me Think is a meticulous selection of short stories by one of the preeminent chroniclers of the American absurd. Through J. Robert Lennon's mordant yet sympathetic eye, the quotidian realities of marriage, family, and work are rendered powerfully...

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Zabor, or the psalms  by Kamel Daoud

Zabor, or the psalms

Kamel Daoud

Book

"A fable, parable, and confession, the second novel from the acclaimed author of The Meursault Investigation pays homage to the essential need for fiction and to the insolent freedom afforded by an adopted language. Having lost his mother and been shunned...

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Where the line breaks  by Michael (Fiction writer) Burrows

Where the line breaks

Michael (Fiction writer) Burrows

Book

"The Unknown Digger is Australia's most famous WWI poet. But for decades, his identity has remained a mystery. Enter Matthew Denton - a PhD student at University College, London - who believes the unknown digger to be fact one of Australia's greatest...

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Smokehouse  by Melissa Manning

Smokehouse

Melissa Manning

Book

"A man watches a boy in a playground and pictures him in the grey wooden shed he's turned into a home. A woman's adopted mother dies, reawakening childhood memories and grief. A couple's decision to move to an isolated location may just be their undoing....

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A vintage friendship  by Cathy Hopkins

A vintage friendship

Cathy Hopkins

Book

"Has their friendship stood the test of time? The Class of '72, Sara, Ally, Jo and Mitch were as close as sisters, then life intervened and the four friends lost touch. Now in her sixties, Sara has realized - late in the day - that those women were the...

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Touring the land of the dead  by Maki Kashimada

Touring the land of the dead

Maki Kashimada

Book

"Natsuko lives with her husband Taichi, who was forced to stop working eight years ago by the sudden onset of a brain disease. Ever since then, they have been living on her part-time wages and what he receives in disability. But Natsuko is well accustomed...

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The littlest library  by Poppy Alexander

The littlest library

Poppy Alexander

Book

"Jess Metcalf is perfectly happy with her quiet life. But when her beloved grandmother passes away and she loses her job at the local library, her life is turned upside-down. Packing up her grandmother's books, she moves to a tiny cottage in a charming...

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The best is yet to come  by Katy Colins

The best is yet to come

Katy Colins

Book

"When you feel invisible, friendship can offer a ray of hope. Sometimes it's the things we don't say that we need others to hear the loudest . . . Octogenarian and widower Arthur might be in the winter of his life but he's not ready to be packed off to...

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We run the tides by Vendela Vida

We run the tides

Vendela Vida

Large Print

"Teenage Eulabee and her magnetic best friend, Maria Fabiola, own the streets of Sea Cliff, their foggy oceanside San Francisco neighborhood. They know Sea Cliff's homes and beaches, its hidden corners and eccentric characters--as well as the upscale...

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In two worlds  by Ido. author. Kedar

In two worlds

Ido. author. Kedar

Book

"Seven-year-old Anthony has autism. He flaps his hands. He makes strange noises. He can't speak or otherwise communicate his thoughts. Treatments, therapies, and theories about his condition define his daily existence. Yet Anthony isn't improving much....

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Where are we now?  by Glenn Patterson

Where are we now?

Glenn Patterson

Book

"When he unexpectly loses his job, Herbie struggles to find a purpose. His wife, the great love of his life, has long left him for a Southerner, and his daughter has fled Belfast for London in search of work and an easier life. But a local cafe under...

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The last bookshop  by Emma Young

The last bookshop

Emma Young

Book

"Cait is a bookshop owner and book nerd whose social life revolves around her mobile bookselling service hand-picking titles for elderly clients, particularly the grandmotherly June. After a tough decade for retail, Book Fiend is the last bookshop in...

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The final revival of Opal & Nev  by Dawnie Walton

The final revival of Opal & Nev

Dawnie Walton

Book

"A queen of punk before her time. A duo on the brink of stardom. A night that will define their story for ever... Opal is a fiercely independent young woman pushing against the grain in her style and attitude, a Black punk artist before her time. Despite...

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For all she knows  by Jamie Beck

For all she knows

Jamie Beck

Book

"Grace first met Mimi when she blew into their sons' toddler playgroup like a warm bay breeze that loosened Grace's tight spaces. Despite differing approaches to life and parenting, the fast friends raised their kids together while cementing a sisterlike...

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The five wounds  by Kirstin Valdez Quade

The five wounds

Kirstin Valdez Quade

Book

"It's Holy Week in the small town of Las Penas, New Mexico, and thirty-three-year-old unemployed Amadeo Padilla has been given the part of Jesus in the Good Friday procession. He is preparing feverishly for this role when his fifteen-year-old daughter...

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The mayor of Leipzig  by Rachel Kushner

The mayor of Leipzig

Rachel Kushner

Book

"In Rachel Kushner's latest work of fiction, The Mayor of Leipzig, an unnamed artist recounts her travels from New York City to Cologne - where she contemplates German guilt and art-world grifters, and Leipzig - where she encounters live "adult enter...

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Mona  by Pola Oloixarac

Mona

Pola Oloixarac

Book

"A young Latin American author, newly successful, escapes her downward spiral of drugs and erotic detours in California only to find a fresh hell at an ultra-hip literary conference in Sweden."--Provided by publisher.

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Nightshift  by Kiare Ladner

Nightshift

Kiare Ladner

Book

"When twenty-three-year-old Meggie meets distant and enigmatic Sabine, she recognizes in her the person she would like to be. Giving up her daytime existence, her reliable boyfriend, and the trappings of a normal life in favour of working the same ni...

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The tally stick by Carl Nixon

The tally stick

Carl Nixon

Large Print

"Up on the highway, the only evidence that the Chamberlains had ever been there was two smeared tyre tracks in the mud leading into the almost undamaged screen of bushes and trees. No other cars passed that way until after dawn. By that time the tracks...

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