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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 death of Vivek Oji  by Akwaeke Emezi

The death of Vivek Oji

Akwaeke Emezi

Book

"One afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son’s body, wrapped in colorful fabric, at her feet. What follows is the tumultuous, heart-wrenching story of one family’s struggle to understand a child...

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Private means  by Cree LeFavour

Private means

Cree LeFavour

Book

"With their daughters fully grown and their relationship fraying, Upper West Side-based couple Alice and Peter are further agitated when Alice's beloved dog, Maebelle, goes missing. As Alice mourns the loss of her dog and struggles with her own sudde...

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All our summers  by Holly Chamberlin

All our summers

Holly Chamberlin

Book

"It came as no surprise to anyone in Yorktide when glamorous Carol Ascher fled the little Maine town for New York City. While Carol found success as an interior designer, her younger sister, Bonnie, stayed behind, embracing marriage and motherhood. She...

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The secret of you and me  by Melissa Lenhardt

The secret of you and me

Melissa Lenhardt

Book

"Nora hasn't looked back. Not since she fled Texas to start a new life. Away from her father's volatile temper and the ever-watchful gaze of her claustrophobically conservative small town, Nora has freed herself. She can live - and love - however she...

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The day she came back  by Amanda Prowse

The day she came back

Amanda Prowse

Book

"When her loving, free-spirited grandmother Primrose passes away, Victoria is bereft, yet resilient - she has survived tragedy before. But even her strength is tested when a mysterious woman attends Prim’s funeral and claims to be the mother Victoria...

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The little teashop in Tokyo  by Julie Caplin

The little teashop in Tokyo

Julie Caplin

Book

"For travel blogger Fiona, Japan has always been top of her bucket list so when she wins an all-expenses paid trip, it looks like her dreams of the Far East are coming true. Until she arrives in vibrant, neon-drenched Tokyo and comes face-to-face with...

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The girl behind the gates  by Brenda Davies

The girl behind the gates

Brenda Davies

Book

"1939. Seventeen-year-old Nora Jennings has spent her life secure in the certainty of a bright, happy future - until one night of passion has more catastrophic consequences than she ever could have anticipated. Labelled a moral defective and sectioned...

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Across the winding river  by Aimie K. Runyan

Across the winding river

Aimie K. Runyan

Book

"Beth Cohen wants to make the most of the months she has left with her elderly father, Max. His only request of his daughter is to go through the long-forgotten box of memorabilia from his days as a medic on the western front. Then, among his wartime...

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All the lonely people  by Mike Gayle

All the lonely people

Mike Gayle

Book

"Life is waiting to happen to Hubert Bird. But first he has to open his front door and let it in. In weekly phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Bird paints a picture of the perfect retirement, packed with fun, friendship and fulf...

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It is wood, it is stone  by Gabriella Burnham

It is wood, it is stone

Gabriella Burnham

Book

"With sharp, gorgeous prose, It Is Wood, It Is Stone takes place over the course of a year in São Paulo, Brazil, in which two women's lives intersect. Linda, an anxious and restless American, has moved with her husband, Dennis, for a year professorship....

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Life events  by Karolina Waclawiak

Life events

Karolina Waclawiak

Book

"[This] novel follows Evelyn, who, at thirty-seven, is on the verge of divorce and anxiously dreading the death of everyone she loves. She combats her existential crisis by avoiding her husband and aimlessly driving along the freeways of California looking...

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A star is bored  by Byron Lane

A star is bored

Byron Lane

Book

"Charlie Besson is about to have an insane job interview. His car is idling, like his life, outside the Hollywood mansion of Kathi Kannon. THE Kathi Kannon, star of stage and screen and People magazine's worst dressed list. She needs an assistant. He...

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I hold a wolf by the ears  by Laura Van den Berg

I hold a wolf by the ears

Laura Van den Berg

Book

"A dislocating collection of short stories from the author of "The Third Hotel.""--

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A week at the shore by Barbara Delinsky

A week at the shore

Barbara Delinsky

Audio CD

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The lost diary of Venice by Margaux DeRoux

The lost diary of Venice

Margaux DeRoux

Audio CD

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The transatlantic book club by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

The transatlantic book club

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Audio CD

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So lucky by Dawn O'Porter

So lucky

Dawn O'Porter

Audio CD

"Beth shows that women really can have it all. Ruby lives life by her own rules. And then there's Lauren, living the dream ... Beth hasn't had sex in a year. Ruby feels like she's failing. Lauren's happiness is fake news. And it just takes one shocking...

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Girl, woman, other by Bernardine Evaristo

Girl, woman, other

Bernardine Evaristo

Audio CD

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

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Saving Missy by Beth Morrey

Saving Missy

Beth Morrey

Audio CD

"Missy Carmichael's life has become small. Grieving for a family she has lost or lost touch with, she's haunted by the echoes of her footsteps in her empty home; the sound of the radio in the dark; the tick-tick-tick of the watching clock. Spiky and ...

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The single mums move on by Janet Hoggarth

The single mums move on

Janet Hoggarth

Audio CD

"After her fiance left her, Ali and her daughter Grace enjoyed living in what became known as 'the Single Mums' Mansion'. However, with her best friends Amanda and Jacqui moving on, it's time for Ali and Grace to make their own way. Thankfully, a cha...

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Wicked by Jilly Cooper

Wicked

Jilly Cooper

Audio CD

"At Bagley Hall, a notoriously wild school crammed with the children of the famous, trouble is afoot. The ambitious and fatally attractive headmaster, Hengist Brett-Taylor, hatches a plan to share facilities with Larkminster Comprehensive - known locally,...

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The Captain and the Glory by Dave Eggers

The Captain and the Glory

Dave Eggers

Audio CD

"The grand ship Glory has been skilfully captained for years, but when its well-loved old skipper decides to step down, a new era begins. The new Captain is vulgar, bumbling and inexplicably confident. With no knowledge of nautical navigation or maritime...

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13 ways of looking at a fat girl by Mona Awad

13 ways of looking at a fat girl

Mona Awad

Audio CD

"Growing up in the suburban hell of Misery Saga (a.k.a. Mississauga), Lizzie has never liked the way she looks - even though her best friend Mel says she's the pretty one. She starts dating guys online, but she's afraid to send pictures, even when her...

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The wild card by Teresa Crane

The wild card

Teresa Crane

Audio CD

"An intensely gripping story of two extraordinary families from bestseller Teresa Crane. Perfect for fans of Emily Gunnis, Fiona Valpy and Santa Montefiore, The Wild Card is an unforgettable read. Siobhan Clough and her children are enjoying a holiday...

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When life gives you lemons by Fiona Gibson

When life gives you lemons

Fiona Gibson

Audio CD

"Between tending to the whims of her seven-year-old and the demands of her boss, Viv barely gets a moment to herself. It’s not quite the life she wanted, but she hasn’t run screaming for the hills yet. But then Viv’s husband Andy makes his mid-life crisis...

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Redhead by the side of the road by Anne Tyler

Redhead by the side of the road

Anne Tyler

Large Print

"Micah Mortimer is a creature of habit. A self-employed tech expert, superintendent of his Baltimore apartment building, cautious to a fault behind the steering wheel, he seems content leading a steady, circumscribed life. But one day his routines are...

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Below the big blue sky  by Anna McPartlin

Below the big blue sky

Anna McPartlin

Book

"How does a family pick up the pieces, when the one person who held them all together has gone? Forty-year-old, single mother Rabbit Hayes has died, leaving behind a family broken to pieces by grief but held together by love. Below a Big Blue Sky is a...

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Oone year of Ugly  by Caroline. author. Mackenzie

Oone year of Ugly

Caroline. author. Mackenzie

Book

"After fleeing crumbling, volatile Venezuela, Yola Palacio wants nothing more than to settle into a peaceful new life in Trinidad with her family. And who cares if they’re there illegally - aren’t most of the people on the island? But life for the Palacios...

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A small earnest question  by J. F. Riordan

A small earnest question

J. F. Riordan

Book

"It's spring on Washington Island. Despite her concerns about Roger's desire to bartend, Elisabeth is eager to plan a grand opening for their newly remodeled hotel, but she quickly realizes that she may also need to make accommodations for Roger's pr...

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The sister's gift  by Barbara Hannay

The sister's gift

Barbara Hannay

Book

"Two sisters, one baby and the best of intentions... As a vibrant, young woman with a lifetime of possibilities ahead of her, Freya grants her sister, Pearl, the ultimate gift of motherhood. However, this comes at a hefty price - an unexpected rift in...

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Peace in the valley  by Kelly Irvin

Peace in the valley

Kelly Irvin

Book

"Nora Beachy loves her life. She works in the community store in West Kootenai, takes care of her family and courts with Levi Raber. She and Levi plan to marry, but Levi wants to wait until he has the money to buy them a house before he pops the question....

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Eliza starts a rumor  by Jane L. Rosen

Eliza starts a rumor

Jane L. Rosen

Book

"It wasn't supposed to happen this way. When Eliza Hunt created The Hudson Valley Ladies' Bulletin Board fifteen years ago she was happily entrenched in her picture-perfect suburban life with her husband and twin preschoolers. Now, with an empty nest...

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Friends and strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan

Friends and strangers

J. Courtney Sullivan

Large Print

"Elisabeth, an accomplished journalist and new mother, is struggling to adjust to life in a small town after nearly twenty years in New York City. Alone in the house with her infant son all day (and awake with him much of the night), she feels uneasy,...

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Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

Rodham

Curtis Sittenfeld

Large Print

"In 1971, Hillary Rodham is a young woman full of promise. Life magazine covered her Wellesley commencement speech, she's attending Yale Law School, and she's on the forefront of student activism and the women's rights movement. Then she meets a fellow...

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Daddy's girls by Danielle Steel

Daddy's girls

Danielle Steel

Large Print

"After the death of his wife, Texas ranch hand JT Tucker took his three small daughters to California to start a new life. With almost no money, a will of iron, and hard work, he eventually built the biggest ranch in California. Caroline, the youngest,...

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The sight of you by Holly Miller

The sight of you

Holly Miller

Large Print

"Joel is afraid of the future. Since he was a child he's been haunted by dreams about the people he loves. Visions of what's going to happen - the good and the bad. And the only way to prevent them is to never let anyone close to him again. Callie can't...

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Sex and vanity by Kevin Kwan

Sex and vanity

Kevin Kwan

Large Print

"On her very first morning on the jewel-like island of Capri, Lucie Churchill sets eyes on George Zao and she instantly can’t stand him. She can’t stand it when he gallantly offers to trade hotel rooms with her so that she can have the view of the Ty...

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Lucky's Beach by Shelley Noble

Lucky's Beach

Shelley Noble

Large Print

"School teacher Julie Barlow and her two best friends, Beth and Aggie, are looking forward to an adults only beach vacation. They've barely hit the road when a frantic call from Julie's mother hijacks their best laid plans. Uncle Tony "Lucky" Costa is...

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28 summers by Elin Hilderbrand

28 summers

Elin Hilderbrand

Large Print

"When Mallory Blessing's son, Link, receives deathbed instructions from his mother to call a number on a slip of paper in her desk drawer, he's not sure what to expect. But he certainly does not expect Jake McCloud to answer. It's the late spring of 2020...

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Before I called you mine by Nicole Deese

Before I called you mine

Nicole Deese

Large Print

"After many failed matchmaking schemes, Lauren is committed to one goal - becoming a mother. But to satisfy the adoption agency's requirements, she must remain single, which proves to be a problem when Joshua appears. With an impossible decision looming,...

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The Grace Kelly dress by Brenda Janowitz

The Grace Kelly dress

Brenda Janowitz

Large Print

"Paris, 1958: Rose, a seamstress at a fashionable atelier, has been entrusted with sewing a Grace Kelly-look-alike gown for a wealthy bride-to-be. But when, against better judgment, she finds herself falling in love with the bride's handsome brother,...

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On the corner of Hope and Main by Beverly Jenkins

On the corner of Hope and Main

Beverly Jenkins

Large Print

"Trent July has been the mayor of this historic town for the past four years, but now he's ready to let someone else take up the mantle. Barrett Payne, a former Marine, decides he wants the job. But when a surprise candidate also enters the ring, the...

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The heirloom garden by Viola Shipman

The heirloom garden

Viola Shipman

Large Print

"Iris Maynard lost her husband in World War II, her daughter to illness and, finally, her reason to live. Walled off from the world for decades behind the towering fence surrounding her home, Iris has built a new family ... of flowers. Iris propagates...

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The sea glass cottage by RaeAnne Thayne

The sea glass cottage

RaeAnne Thayne

Large Print

"The life Olivia Harper always dreamed of isn't so dreamy these days. The 16-hour work days are unfulfilling and so are things with her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when she hears that her estranged mother, Juliet, has been seriously injured in...

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Once upon a sunset by Tif Marcelo

Once upon a sunset

Tif Marcelo

Large Print

"A woman who travels to the Philippines to reconnect with her long-lost family ... and manages to find herself along the way. Diana Gallagher-Cary is at a tipping point. As a Washington, DC, OB/GYN at a prestigious hospital, she uses her career to di...

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All adults here by Emma Straub

All adults here

Emma Straub

Large Print

"When Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident in the center of town, it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days, years earlier. Suddenly, Astrid realizes she was not quite the parent she thought she'd been to her three, n...

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Sacred waters  by Meira Chand

Sacred waters

Meira Chand

Book

"Orphaned as a child and widowed at thirteen, Sita has always known the shame of being born female in Indian society. Her life constrained and shaped by the men around her, she could not be more different from her daughter, Amita, a headstrong univer...

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The accidental love letter  by Olivia Beirne

The accidental love letter

Olivia Beirne

Book

"What would you do if you received a love letter that wasn't meant for you? Bea used to feel confident, outgoing and fun, but she's not sure where that person went. Over the last few months, she's found herself becoming reclusive and withdrawn. And d...

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The colours  by Juliet Bates

The colours

Juliet Bates

Book

"Ellen sees the world differently from everyone else, but living in a tiny town in the north-east of England, in a world on the cusp of war, no one has time for an orphaned girl who seems a little strange. When she is taken in to look after a rich, e...

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Pew  by Catherine Lacey

Pew

Catherine Lacey

Book

"In a small unnamed town in the American South, a church congregation arrives to a service and finds a figure asleep on a pew. The person is genderless, racially ambiguous, and refuses to speak. One family takes the strange visitor in and nicknames them...

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Utopia Avenue  by David (David Stephen) Mitchell

Utopia Avenue

David (David Stephen) Mitchell

Book

"Utopia Avenue are the strangest British band you've never heard of. Emerging from London's psychedelic scene in 1967 and fronted by folksinger Elf Holloway, guitar demigod Jasper de Zoet and blues bassist Dean Moss, Utopia Avenue released only two LPs...

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Small mercies by Richard (Australian novelist) author. Anderson

Small mercies

Richard (Australian novelist) author....

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Devil's lair by Sarah Barrie

Devil's lair

Sarah Barrie

Large Print

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Charlie Savage by Roddy Doyle

Charlie Savage

Roddy Doyle

Large Print

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Mum and dad by Joanna Trollope

Mum and dad

Joanna Trollope

Large Print

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Coming home by Fern Britton

Coming home

Fern Britton

Large Print

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Reasons to be cheerful by Nina Stibbe

Reasons to be cheerful

Nina Stibbe

Large Print

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Jack and Bet by Sarah Butler

Jack and Bet

Sarah Butler

Large Print

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Finding Cassie by Anna Jacobs

Finding Cassie

Anna Jacobs

Large Print

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One day in summer by Shari Low

One day in summer

Shari Low

Audio CD

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Beyond the horizon  by Elaine Blick

Beyond the horizon

Elaine Blick

Book

"Torn from all that is familiar and dear, Louise finds herself in Newgate, that most notorious of British prisons. Here the innocent young woman must survive amongst thieves, prostitutes, and forgers, where catfights, drunkenness, hunger, and cold are...

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Hieroglyphics  by Jill McCorkle

Hieroglyphics

Jill McCorkle

Book

"Lil and Frank married young, having bonded over how they both lost a parent when they were children. Over time, their marriage grew and strengthened, with each still wishing for so much more understanding of the parents they'd lost prematurely. Now,...

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Ten birthdays by Kerry Wilkinson

Ten birthdays

Kerry Wilkinson

Audio CD

There are going to be so many things I wish I could've told you in person, Poppy. I won't get the chance to do that, so perhaps this is my only way ... It's Poppy Kinsey's birthday. She should be blowing out candles and opening presents, but hers falls...

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Every bone a prayer  by Ashley Blooms

Every bone a prayer

Ashley Blooms

Book

"In her rural Appalachian holler, ten-year-old Misty's closest friends are the crawdads. Misty can speak to them, to the birds, to the creek, to everything outside, and she understands how they think. She knows that if she could just speak to her parents...

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The wondrous and tragic life of Ivan and Ivana  by Maryse Condé

The wondrous and tragic life of Ivan and Ivana

Maryse Condé

Book

"Born in Guadeloupe, Ivan and Ivana are twins with a bond so strong they become afraid of their feelings for one another. When their mother sends them off to live with their father in Mali they begin to grow apart, until, as young adults in Paris, Iv...

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The widow's secret  by Katharine Swartz

The widow's secret

Katharine Swartz

Book

"Marine archaeologist Rachel Gardener is thrilled to be summoned to the coast of Cumbria to investigate a newly discovered shipwreck. She is also relieved to escape the tensions of her troubled marriage, and to be closer to her ailing mother. Yet the...

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Mansour's eyes  by Ryad Girod

Mansour's eyes

Ryad Girod

Book

"Mansour al-Jazaïri is on his way to his public execution. As his faithful friend Hussein looks on, the crowd calls for his head. Gassouh! Gassouh! It is a time when age-old rituals play out amid skyscrapers and are replayed on smartphone screens in ...

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Mother daughter widow wife  by Robin Wasserman

Mother daughter widow wife

Robin Wasserman

Book

"'Wendy Doe' was found on a bus to Philadelphia with no money, no ID, and no memory of who she is, where she was going, or what she might have done. She is diagnosed with dissociative fugue, a temporary amnesia that could lift at any moment-- or never...

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The safe place  by Anna Downes

The safe place

Anna Downes

Book

"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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How Lulu lost her mind  by Rachel Gibson

How Lulu lost her mind

Rachel Gibson

Book

"Lou Ann Hunter’s mother, Patricia, has always had a passionate nature, which explains why she’s been married and divorced five times and spooned enough male patients to be ousted from three elderly care facilities. She also has Alzheimer’s, which is...

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Queen bee  by Jane Fallon

Queen bee

Jane Fallon

Book

"Welcome to The Close - a beautiful street of mansions where gorgeous Stella is the indisputable Queen Bee... It is here that Laura, seeking peace and privacy after her marriage falls apart, rents a tiny studio. Unfortunately, her arrival upsets susp...

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The gift of life by Josephine Moon

The gift of life

Josephine Moon

Large Print

"You've been given the gift of life, now go live it. Gabby McPhee is the owner of The Tin Man, a chic new cafe and coffee roasting house in Melbourne. The struggles of her recent heart transplant are behind her and life is looking up - until a myster...

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The garden of lost and found by Harriet Evans

The garden of lost and found

Harriet Evans

Large Print

"Nightingale House, 1919. Liddy Horner discovers her husband, the world-famous artist Sir Edward Horner, burning his best-known painting The Garden of Lost and Found days before his sudden death. Nightingale House was the Horner family's beloved home...

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The Batch Magna caper by Peter Maughan

The Batch Magna caper

Peter Maughan

Large Print

"A hapless gang of crooks, led by pawnbroker Harold Sneed, have managed to pull off 'the big one': a wages snatch at a factory in Shrewsbury. Two gang members take the money back to Birmingham by train, changing at a station almost on the doorstep of...

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The velvet ribbon by Nadine Dorries

The velvet ribbon

Nadine Dorries

Large Print

"Mary Kate Malone has come to Liverpool from Ireland to seek her fortune, but from the very beginning things have gone wrong. Now she is living secretly with her great love, Dr Nicholas Marcus, while his wife Lavinia, mother of his two sons, plots her...

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What you wish for  by Katherine Center

What you wish for

Katherine Center

Book

"Samantha Casey loves everything about her job as an elementary school librarian on the sunny, historic island of Galveston, Texas - the goofy kids, the stately Victorian building, the butterfly garden. But when the school suddenly loses its beloved ...

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