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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Breasts and eggs by Mieko Kawakami

Breasts and eggs

Mieko Kawakami

Audio CD

"Breasts and Eggs paints a portrait of contemporary womanhood in Japan and recounts the intimate journeys of three women as they confront oppressive mores and their own uncertainties on the road to finding peace and futures they can truly call their own....

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Hadley & Grace  by Suzanne Redfearn

Hadley & Grace

Suzanne Redfearn

Book

"Needing to escape her abusive marriage, Hadley flees with her two kids, knowing it might be her only chance. A woman who can't even kill a spider, Hadley soon finds herself pushed to the limits as she fights to protect her family. Grace, new mother of...

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The women and the girls  by Laura Bloom

The women and the girls

Laura Bloom

Book

"It's 1977, and warm, bohemian Libby, a stay-at-home mother, genius entertainer and gifted cook, is lonely. When she meets Carol - recently emigrated from London, adrift and in a controlling marriage - and Anna, who loves her career, but not her marriage,...

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Our Italian summer  by Jennifer Probst

Our Italian summer

Jennifer Probst

Book

"Workaholic, career-obsessed Francesca is fiercely independent and successful in all areas of life except one: family. She struggles to make time for her relationship with her teenage daughter, Allegra, and the two have become practically strangers to...

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Minus me  by Mameve Medwed

Minus me

Mameve Medwed

Book

"Annie and her devoted but comically incompetent childhood sweetheart Sam are the owners and operators of Annie's, a gourmet sandwich shop, home to the legendary Paul Bunyan Special Sandwich--their nutritionally challenged continual source of income ...

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Under a dark angel's eye  by Patricia Highsmith

Under a dark angel's eye

Patricia Highsmith

Book

"Patricia Highsmith was one of the great twentieth-century fiction writers, celebrated for classics The Talented Mr Ripley, Carol and Strangers on a Train, but she was also a masterful and prolific short-story writer. This definitive new collection, ...

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It's raining men  by Milly Johnson

It's raining men

Milly Johnson

Book

"Best friends May, Lara and Clare are desperate for a holiday. They have been dreaming of a little cottage in the middle of nowhere, long walks in the country and just a bit of time away from it all. But when they arrive in Ren Dullem, a small Yorksh...

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A promise of ankles by Alexander McCall Smith

A promise of ankles

Alexander McCall Smith

Audio CD

The winds of change are blowing through Scotland Street. Though Bertie is getting older, he can't resist an adventure to escape his domineering mother, and Bruce, ever the navel-gazer, will have to bring his best self to navigate the complexities of the...

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The magician of Lhasa by David Michie

The magician of Lhasa

David Michie

Audio CD

When novice monk Tenzin Dorje is told by his lama that the Red Army is invading Tibet, his country's darkest moment paradoxically gives him a sense of purpose like no other. He accepts a mission to carry two ancient, secret texts across the Himalayas...

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Daddy by Emma Cline

Daddy

Emma Cline

Audio CD

The stories in Emma Cline's stunning first collection consider the dark corners of human experience, exploring the fault lines of power between men and women, parents and children, past and present. A man travels to his son's school to deal with the fallout...

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The short, the long and the tall by Jeffrey Archer

The short, the long and the tall

Jeffrey Archer

Audio CD

International number one bestselling author Jeffrey Archer is a master of the short story form, creating classic tales beloved by his fans and hitting the top of the bestseller lists. This is a collection of his best-loved stories. Find out what happens...

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Milk blood heat  by Dantiel W. Moniz

Milk blood heat

Dantiel W. Moniz

Book

"Set among the cities and suburbs of Florida, each story in Milk Blood Heat delves into the ordinary worlds of young girls, women, and men who find themselves confronted by extraordinary moments of violent personal reckoning. These intimate portraits...

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Lake of urine  by Guillermo Stitch

Lake of urine

Guillermo Stitch

Book

"Once upon a time that doesn't make a blind bit of sense, in a place that seems awfully familiar but definitely doesn't exist, Willem Seiler's obsession with measuring his world--with wrapping it up in his beloved string to keep the madness out - wreaks...

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Last orgy of the divine hermit  by Mark Leyner

Last orgy of the divine hermit

Mark Leyner

Book

"An anthropologist and his daughter travel to Kermunkachunk, the capitol of Chalazia, to conduct research for an ethnography on the Chalazian Mafia Faction (a splinter group of the Chalazian Children's Theater).The book takes place over the course of...

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The Waratah Inn  by Lilly Mirren

The Waratah Inn

Lilly Mirren

Book

"Kate returns home to the sleepy hamlet of Cabarita Beach and the run-down Waratah Inn for her grandmother's funeral. She spent many happy childhood years at the inn, but all she wants to do now is sell the dilapidated boutique inn and head back to the...

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The Franklin Avenue Rookery for Wayward Babies  by Laura Newman

The Franklin Avenue Rookery for Wayward Babies

Laura Newman

Book

A collection of ten stories follows characters in far-flung regions of the world as they portray ordinary people struggling against extraordinary events.

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The hare  by Melanie Finn

The hare

Melanie Finn

Book

"Raised to be obedient by a stern grandmother in a blue-collar town in Massachusetts, Rosie accepts a scholarship to art school in New York City in the 1980s. One morning at a museum, she meets a worldly man twenty years her senior, with access to the...

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Two women and a poisoning  by Alfred Döblin

Two women and a poisoning

Alfred Döblin

Book

"What would it take for a woman to poison her husband? Young couple Elli and Link have been married for a year when Elli meets Gretchen, and the two soon become friends. When Elli confides in her friend about the abuse she suffers at her husband’s hands,...

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Gratitude  by Delphine de Vigan

Gratitude

Delphine de Vigan

Book

"Marie owes Michka more than she can say - but Michka is getting older, and can't look after herself any more. So Marie has moved her to a home where she'll be safe. But Michka doesn't feel any safer; she is haunted by strange figures who threaten to...

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Useless miracle by Barry Schechter

Useless miracle

Barry Schechter

Book

"George Entmen just turned forty, and he can't complain. As the James Lydecker Chair of Hermeneutics in the English department at Northwestern, he is honored in his field, beloved by friends and family, and ready to drift quietly into tenured middle age....

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Repentance  by Alison (Australian writer) Gibbs

Repentance

Alison (Australian writer) Gibbs

Book

"It's the summer of 1976, and the winds of change are blowing through the small town of Repentance on the edge of the Great Dividing Range. The old families cut timber, but the new settlers have a different perspective on the natural order and humank...

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Prosopagnosia  by Sònia (Hernández Hernández) Hernández

Prosopagnosia

Sònia (Hernández Hernández) Hernánd...

Book

"Fifteen-year-old Berta says that beautiful things aren't made for her, or that she isn't destined to have them, or that the only things she deserves are ugly. It's why her main activity, when she's not at school, is playing the 'prosopagnosia game' -...

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Bestiary  by K-Ming Chang

Bestiary

K-Ming Chang

Book

"Three generations of Taiwanese American women are haunted by the myths of their homeland in this blazing debut of one family's queer desires, violent impulses and buried secrets. One evening, Mother tells Daughter a story about a tiger spirit who lived...

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Love your life by Sophie Kinsella

Love your life

Sophie Kinsella

Large Print

"Ava is sick of online dating. She's always trusted her own instincts over an algorithm, anyway, and she wants a break from it all. So when she signs up to a semi-silent, anonymous writing retreat in glorious Italy, love is the last thing on her mind....

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An Amish Christmas wedding

An Amish Christmas wedding

Large Print

"Evergreen Love by Amy Clipston: Ryan Lapp had promised to marry Lorene Bontrager as soon as he was able to build them a house, but the day never came. Ryan moved away. Five years later, Lorene has settled in to her old maid role, and she's shocked when...

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Troubles in paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

Troubles in paradise

Elin Hilderbrand

Large Print

"After uprooting her life in the States, Irene Steele has just settled in at the villa on St. John where her husband Russ had been living a double life. But a visit from the FBI shakes her foundations, and Irene once again learns just how little she knew...

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The wonder boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg

The wonder boy of Whistle Stop

Fannie Flagg

Large Print

"Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop, Alabama, with his mother Ruth, church going and proper, and the fun-loving hell-raiser, his Aunt Idgie. Together they ran the town's popular Whistle Stop Café, known far and...

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The summer sisters  by Lilly Mirren

The summer sisters

Lilly Mirren

Book

"Set against the backdrop of the golden sands and crystal clear waters of Cabarita Beach, three sisters inherit an inn and discover a mystery about their grandmother's past that changes everything they thought they knew of their family... Bindi Summer,...

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Consent  by Annabel Lyon

Consent

Annabel Lyon

Book

"Saskia and Jenny--twins--are alike in appearance only: Saskia is a grad student with a single-minded focus on her studies, while Jenny is glamorous, thrill-seeking, and capricious. Still, when Jenny is severely injured in an accident, Saskia puts her...

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A bicycle built for Sue  by Daisy Tate

A bicycle built for Sue

Daisy Tate

Book

"Sue Young has never asked for much apart from a quiet life. She’s always been happy with her call centre job and dinner on the table at six o clock; that was until a tragedy tore her tranquility into little shreds. With her life in tatters, Sue is p...

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The forgotten gift  by Kathleen McGurl

The forgotten gift

Kathleen McGurl

Book

"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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This has been absolutely lovely  by Jessica Dettmann

This has been absolutely lovely

Jessica Dettmann

Book

"Molly's a millennial home organiser about to have her first baby. Obviously her mum, Annie, will help with the childcare. Everyone else's parents are doing it. But Annie's dreams of music stardom have been on hold for thirty-five years, paused by ch...

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Artifact  by Arlene Heyman

Artifact

Arlene Heyman

Book

"Born in Michigan in the early 1940s to a taciturn mother and embittered father, Lottie is independent from the start, fascinated with the mysteries of nature and the human body. By age sixteen, she and her sweetheart, cheerful high school sports hero...

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The push  by Ashley Audrain

The push

Ashley Audrain

Book

"Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting, supportive mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had. But in the thick of motherhood's exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her...

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What the heart wants  by Audrey (Novelist) Carlan

What the heart wants

Audrey (Novelist) Carlan

Book

'Fly free.' For ten years those words, written on pink parchment paper in her mother's beautiful handwriting, have been Suda Kaye Ross's guiding star. Every year on her birthday, Suda Kaye opens another of the letters her mother penned before she pas...

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One bright Christmas  by Katherine Spencer

One bright Christmas

Katherine Spencer

Book

"This Christmas the peaceful town of Cape Light shines extra bright. When Lauren Willoughby returns to Cape Light for the holidays, she's hardly feeling festive. Although her family views her as a sharp, successful New York attorney, she's come home to...

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Detransition, baby  by Torrey. author. Peters

Detransition, baby

Torrey. author. Peters

Book

"Reese almost had it all: a loving relationship with Amy, an apartment in New York City, a job she didn't hate. She had scraped together what previous generations of trans women could only dream of: a life of mundane, bourgeois comforts. The only thing...

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The uncollected stories of Allan Gurganus  by Allan Gurganus

The uncollected stories of Allan Gurganus

Allan Gurganus

Book

"From one of "the best writers of our time" (Ann Patchett) comes a sparkling volume of previously uncollected short stories. For over three decades, Allan Gurganus has been heralded by readers and critics alike as "the most technically gifted and mor...

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The lost manuscript  by Cathy Bonidan

The lost manuscript

Cathy Bonidan

Book

"Cathy Bonidan's The Lost Manuscript is a charming epistolary novel about the love of books and magical ability they have to bring people together. Sometimes a book has the power to change your life... When Anne-Lise Briard books a room at the Beau R...

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The dangers of smoking in bed  by Mariana Enriquez

The dangers of smoking in bed

Mariana Enriquez

Book

"Mariana Enriquez has been critically lauded for her unconventional and sociopolitical stories of the macabre: populated by unruly teenagers, crooked witches, homeless ghosts, and hungry women, they walk the uneasy line between urban realism and horror....

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Hidden lies  by Rachel. author. Ryan

Hidden lies

Rachel. author. Ryan

Book

"All children have imaginary friends. It's perfectly normal.But when Georgina's young son Cody tells her about his 'New Granny', a mysterious friend from the park, the words send shivers down her spine. Georgina's beloved mother died only months ago....

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The captive  by Fiona King Foster

The captive

Fiona King Foster

Book

"In a secessionist rural state that has cut itself off completely from urban centers, where living is hardscrabble and poor but “free,” Brooke Holland runs a farm with her husband, Milo, and two daughters. Their life at the fringes of modern society is...

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Jeeves and the leap of faith  by Ben Schott

Jeeves and the leap of faith

Ben Schott

Book

"Bertie and Jeeves are back for another spot of what Jeeves likes to call 'quiescent espionage' ... This time Bertie is required to impersonate a priest and journey to Cambridge, where the Seventh Earl of Sidcup, aspiring fascist Roderick Spode, is w...

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God 99  by Ḥasan Balāsim

God 99

Ḥasan Balāsim

Book

"Chess-playing people-traffickers, suicidal photographers, absurdist sound sculptors, cat-loving rebel sympathisers, murderous storytellers... The characters in Hassan Blasim's debut novel are not the inventions of a wild imagination, but real-life r...

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Love, almost  by Hayley Doyle

Love, almost

Hayley Doyle

Book

"Falling for someone is easy... but what do you do when they're gone? Chloe, 35, is deliriously in love for the very first time. But when Luke, her boyfriend of three months, is killed in a tragic car accident, she is left reeling. Their relationship...

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The last garden in England  by Julia Kelly

The last garden in England

Julia Kelly

Book

"Present day: Emma Lovett, who has dedicated her career to breathing new life into long-neglected gardens, has just been given the opportunity of a lifetime: to restore the gardens of the famed Highbury House estate, designed in 1907 by her hero Venetia...

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Keeping secrets  by Bina Bernard

Keeping secrets

Bina Bernard

Book

"Hannah Stone, now a successful New York City journalist, was smuggled out of Poland as a child with her parents after surviving the Holocaust. They remade themselves in America, harboring the deep scars of stories never told. Now in her thirties, Ha...

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The ocean house  by Mary-Beth Hughes

The ocean house

Mary-Beth Hughes

Book

"Faith, a mother of two young children, Cece and Connor, is in need of summer childcare. As a member of a staid old beach club in her town and a self-made business consultant, she is appalled when her brother-in-law sends her an unruly, ill-mannered ...

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Waiting for the night song  by Julie Carrick Dalton

Waiting for the night song

Julie Carrick Dalton

Book

"An urgent message from her long-estranged best friend Daniela brings Cadie back to her childhood home. There, they are forced to face a dark secret that ended both their idyllic childhood bond and the magical summer that takes up more space in Cadie's...

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A lie someone told you about yourself  by Peter Ho Davies

A lie someone told you about yourself

Peter Ho Davies

Book

"[This novel] traces the complex consequences of one of the most personal yet public, intimate yet political experiences a family can have: to have a child, and conversely, the decision not to have a child. A first pregnancy is interrupted by test results...

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Victor Canning's Mr Finchley by Victor Canning

Victor Canning's Mr Finchley

Victor Canning

Audio CD

"Two BBC Radio 4 adaptations of Victor Canning's comic novels about the exploits of a shy solicitor's clerk, starring Richard Griffiths. Edgar Finchley is middle-aged, unassuming and not in the habit of taking holidays - but in these two delightful.....

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The f*ck-it list by John (Guitarist) Niven

The f*ck-it list

John (Guitarist) Niven

Audio CD

"Set in a near-future America, an America that has borne two terms of a Trump Presidency and is now in the first term of Donald's daughter as president, Frank Brill, a retired small-town newspaper editor, lives in a world where the populist policies Trump...

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Tennis lessons by Susannah Dickey

Tennis lessons

Susannah Dickey

Audio CD

"You're strange and wrong. You've known it from the beginning. This is the voice that rings in your ears. Because you never say the right thing. You're a disappointment to everyone. You're a far cry from beautiful - and your thoughts are ugly too. You...

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Love after love by Ingrid Persaud

Love after love

Ingrid Persaud

Audio CD

"Meet the Ramdin-Chetan family: forged through loneliness, broken by secrets, saved by love. Irrepressible Betty Ramdin, her shy son Solo and their marvellous lodger, Mr Chetan, form an unconventional household, happy in their differences. Happy, that...

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The death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

The death of Vivek Oji

Akwaeke Emezi

Audio CD

"Vivek Oji: utterly captivating, complex, mercurial and profoundly connected to those who come to understand him. This novel unpicks Vivek's tale. It begins with his end, his body shrouded on his mother's doorstep, and moves backwards through time to...

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Homecoming by Luan Goldie

Homecoming

Luan Goldie

Audio CD

"For years Yvonne has tried to keep her demons buried and focus on moving forward. But her guilt is always with her and weighs heavily on her heart. Kiama has had to grow up without a mother, and while there is so much he remembers about her, there is...

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The family clause by Jonas Hassen Khemiri

The family clause

Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Audio CD

"A grandfather who lives abroad returns home to visit his adult children. The son is a failure. The daughter is having a baby with the wrong man. Only the grandfather, the proud patriarch, is perfect - at least, according to himself. Over the course of...

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Here and now by Santa Montefiore

Here and now

Santa Montefiore

Audio CD

"Marigold has spent her life taking care of those around her, juggling family life with the running of the local shop, and being an all-round leader in her quiet yet welcoming community. When she finds herself forgetting things, everyone quickly puts...

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The butterfly lampshade by Aimee Bender

The butterfly lampshade

Aimee Bender

Audio CD

"On the night her mother is taken to a mental hospital after a psychotic episode, eight year-old Francie is staying with her babysitter. Next to the couch on which she's sleeping, there is a lamp that catches her eye, its shade adorned with butterflies....

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The citadel by A. J. (Archibald Joseph) Cronin

The citadel

A. J. (Archibald Joseph) Cronin

Audio CD

"Based on A.J. Cronin's award-winning 1937 novel of the same name, which partly inspired Nye Bevan to create the NHS, this dramatisation centres on Andrew Manson, a newly trained GP in 1920s Wales. Young and idealistic, he is full of enthusiasm when he...

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Strange flowers by Donal Ryan

Strange flowers

Donal Ryan

Audio CD

"In 1973, 20-year-old Moll Gladney takes a morning bus from her rural home and disappears. Bewildered and distraught, Paddy and Kit must confront an unbearable prospect: that they will never see their daughter again. Five years later, Moll returns. What...

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Margaret Oliphant by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant

Margaret Oliphant

Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant

Audio CD

"Three BBC radio adaptations of famous novels by the prolific 19th-century author Mrs Oliphant - plus an episode of Reading Aloud, with extracts from her autobiography. Sometimes called 'the feminist Trollope', Margaret Oliphant wrote over 100 works of...

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The tenth gift by Jane Johnson

The tenth gift

Jane Johnson

Audio CD

"In an exclusive London restaurant, Julia Lovat is given a gift that will change her life. The antique book of Jacobean embroidery delights her, but when she looks more closely, she discovers within its faded pages the extraordinary diary of a young ...

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Life among the terranauts  by Caitlin Horrocks

Life among the terranauts

Caitlin Horrocks

Book

A story collection that moves between the real and the surreal features tales of the residents of a Midwestern town who decide to hibernate through the bitter winters, and six people who move into an experimental biodome for two years for a chance at...

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From the moon I watched her  by Emily English Medley

From the moon I watched her

Emily English Medley

Book

"It’s hot, Texas, and the year 1977. Jimmy Carter is in office.The Walters are a good, churchgoing family who stand for holiness, purity, grace, and Christian love. Except when they don't. Family patriarch and fanatic preacher, Victor Black, knows many...

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The best of Michael Marshall Smith  by Michael Marshall. author. Smith

The best of Michael Marshall Smith

Michael Marshall. author. Smith

Book

"In 1990, British-born author Michael Marshall Smith burst on to the literary scene with his first story "The Man Who Drew Cats." It won the prestigious British Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction, and he went on to win the award again the next year....

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Fragile monsters  by Catherine Menon

Fragile monsters

Catherine Menon

Book

"Mary is a difficult grandmother for Durga to love. She is sharp-tongued and ferocious, with more demons than there are lines on her palms. When Durga visits her in rural Malaysia, she only wants to endure Mary, and the dark memories home brings, for...

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Hades, Argentina  by Daniel Loedel

Hades, Argentina

Daniel Loedel

Book

"In 1976, Tomás Oriilla is a medical student in Buenos Aires, where he's moved in hopes of reuniting with Isabel, a childhood crush. But the reckless passion that has always drawn him is leading Isabel ever deeper into the ranks of young insurgents fighting...

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Before the ruins  by Victoria Gosling

Before the ruins

Victoria Gosling

Book

"It's the summer of 1996 and school's out forever for Andy, her boyfriend Marcus, her best friend Peter, and Em. When Andy's alcoholic mother predicts the apocalypse, the four teenagers decide to see out the end of the world at a deserted manor house,...

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Siri, who am I?  by Sam Tschida

Siri, who am I?

Sam Tschida

Book

"Mia might look like a Millennial but she was born yesterday. Emerging from a coma with short-term amnesia after an accident, Mia can’t remember her own name until the Siri assistant on her iPhone provides it. Based on her cool hairstyle (undercut wi...

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In pursuit of happiness  by Freya Kennedy

In pursuit of happiness

Freya Kennedy

Book

"Jo Campbell is perfectly content in a perfectly structured life. Nothing ever changes in Jo's life, and she likes it that way. Or at least, she tells herself she does. Most of the time, she manages to push down the tiny voice that tells her to chase...

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Heading over the hill  by Judy Leigh

Heading over the hill

Judy Leigh

Book

"Billy and Dawnie may be in their seventies, but that won't stop them taking chances or starting again. Their grown-up children have families and lives of their own, so now it's Billy and Dawnie's turn, and a life near the sea in Devon beckons. But t...

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The hopes and dreams of Libby Quinn  by Freya Kennedy

The hopes and dreams of Libby Quinn

Freya Kennedy

Book

"Libby Quinn is sick and tired of being sensible. After years of slogging her guts out for nothing at a PR company, she finds herself redundant and about to plough every last penny of her savings into refurbishing a ramshackle shop and making her dream...

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A day that changed everything  by Beth (Novelist) Moran

A day that changed everything

Beth (Novelist) Moran

Book

"Amy Piper is a loser. She's lost her confidence, her mojo and her way. But one thing she has never lost is her total love for her thirteen-year-old son Joey, and for his sake she knows it's time for a change. But first she has to be brave enough to leave...

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Should we fall behind  by Sharon Duggal

Should we fall behind

Sharon Duggal

Book

"Jimmy Noone walks from one side of a sprawling city to the other, looking for Betwa, a friend he found and lost on the city streets. Jimmy becomes the catalyst for lost lives colliding, exposing stories of tenderness, displacement and tragedy and the...

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The theory of flight  by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu

The theory of flight

Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu

Book

"As Imogen Zula Nyoni, aka Genie, lies in a coma at Mater Dei Hospital after having suffered through a long illness, her family and friends struggle to come to terms with her impending death. This is the story of Genie, who has gifts that transcend time...

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The other woman by Amanda Brookfield

The other woman

Amanda Brookfield

Large Print

On a normal day, in a normal house, on a normal street, wife and mother Fran has had enough. She packs a case, leaves a note for her bullying husband Pete, and one for her beloved twenty-year-old son Harry, and heads to the airport - and freedom. In ...

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An unusual boy by Fiona Higgins

An unusual boy

Fiona Higgins

Large Print

Julia Curtis is a busy mother of three, with a husband often away for work, an ever-present mother-in-law, a career, and a house that needs doing up. Her fourteen-year-old daughter, Milla, has fallen in love for the first time, and her youngest, Ruby,...

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The country escape by Jane Lovering

The country escape

Jane Lovering

Large Print

Leaving London and her ex-husband Luc behind, Katie and her 14-year-old daughter Poppy move into their very own, very ramshackle cottage near the village of Christmas Steepleton on the Dorset coast. Harvest Cottage has been unloved for many years, so...

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Stuck on you by Portia MacIntosh

Stuck on you

Portia MacIntosh

Large Print

Sadie doesn't have time for finding love. She's too busy as PA for famous artist Damian Banks. When she's not arranging exhibitions, she's organising his dry cleaning or dumping his never ending stream of girlfriends.But when she strikes up an unusua...

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Life after you by Siân O'Gorman

Life after you

Siân O'Gorman

Large Print

Milly Bryne's world came crashing down when she lost her beloved Dad and boyfriend in a matter of weeks. Losing her Dad has broken her family. Losing her soul mate has made her give up on life and love. After swerving from stability to chaos to despair,...

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Christmas at Lock Keeper's Cottage by Lucy Coleman

Christmas at Lock Keeper's Cottage

Lucy Coleman

Large Print

Imogen Tolliman never knew her mother. And when an accident robs Immi of her father too, she goes to live with her grandfather, Tollie, in his picturesque lock-keeper's cottage by the Aysbury marina. Tollie is the star of the Santa Ahoy Special each ...

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Ransom for a song  by Phyllis Clark Nichols

Ransom for a song

Phyllis Clark Nichols

Book

"Caroline Carlyle has rediscovered her heart’s song and is realizing dreams she thought were beyond her grasp, including her musical debut at the university and a marriage proposal from Roderick Adair. After setting a wedding date, Caroline receives ...

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Resistance by Patricia Dixon

Resistance

Patricia Dixon

Audio CD

At the end of the Second World War, Dottie Tanner locked away the past, blocking out the heartache she experienced as a special operative working alongside the Resistance. Sixty years later, Dottie remains independent and proud of everything she has ...

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The heart of summer by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

The heart of summer

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Audio CD

It's summer in Finfarran on the west coast of Ireland. Librarian Hanna Casey is looking forward to balmy evenings with her boyfriend Brian. With family drama and a painful divorce behind her, Hanna is making plans with Brian for the future. Then, Brian's...

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The silk house by Kayte Nunn

The silk house

Kayte Nunn

Audio CD

1700s - Rowan Caswell leaves her village to work at the home of an English silk merchant. Very soon, she finds herself thrust into a dangerous world, where her talent for herbs and healing starts to attract unwanted attention. Mary-Louise Stephenson dreams...

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There's only one Danny Garvey by David F. Ross

There's only one Danny Garvey

David F. Ross

Audio CD

Danny Garvey was a 16-year-old footballing prodigy. Professional clubs clamoured to sign him, and a glittering future beckoned. And yet, his early promise remained unfulfilled, and Danny is back home in the tiny village of Barshaw to manage the strug...

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Just like you by Nick Hornby

Just like you

Nick Hornby

Audio CD

Lucy married just the sort of man you might expect: a university graduate who runs his own business. Unfortunately, he turned out to have serious dependency issues. Joseph is shaking off the memory of his last date, a girl who ticked all the right boxes...

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Home stretch by Graham Norton

Home stretch

Graham Norton

Audio CD

It is 1987 and a small Irish community is preparing for a wedding. The day before the ceremony a group of young friends, including bride and groom, drive out to the beach. There is an accident. Connor is one of the survivors. But staying among the angry...

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The Brighton guest house girls by Lesley Eames

The Brighton guest house girls

Lesley Eames

Audio CD

Thea's loathsome stepbrother is trying to trick her out of her inheritance of her parents' beautiful house in the seaside town of Brighton by means of a will which Thea believes to be forged. Anna is pregnant and grieving, her explorer fiancelost at sea....

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First light in Morning Star  by Charlotte Hubbard

First light in Morning Star

Charlotte Hubbard

Book

"Leaving Flaud's Furniture to teach at the community's new school is a joy for Lydianne Christner. Old Order Amish, but new to Morning Star, she's grateful that the congregation trusts her with the position--but she panics when handsome Bishop Jeremiah...

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A spy in the struggle  by Aya (Novelist) De León

A spy in the struggle

Aya (Novelist) De León

Book

"Since childhood, Yolanda Vance has forged her desire to escape poverty into a laser-like focus that took her through prep school and Harvard Law. So when her prestigious New York law firm is raided by the FBI, Yolanda turns in her corrupt bosses to save...

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You will love what you have killed  by Kevin Lambert

You will love what you have killed

Kevin Lambert

Book

"Faldistoire's grandfather thinks he's a ghost. Sylvie's mother reads Tarot and summons stormclouds to mete her witch's justice. Behind his Dad of the Year demeanor, Sébastien's father hides dark designs. It's Croustine's grandfather who makes the boy...

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Bluffing for beginners  by Merren Tait

Bluffing for beginners

Merren Tait

Book

"Em never imagined she'd use covert and shameless in the same sentence. Until she had nothing left to lose. Em Stewart is no pushover. She can hot wire a car, torpedo a beer in under ten seconds, and make the most curse-hardy trooper blush with her c...

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A million aunties  by Alecia McKenzie

A million aunties

Alecia McKenzie

Book

"After a personal tragedy upends his world, American-born artist Chris travels to his mother's homeland in the Caribbean hoping to find some peace and tranquility. He plans to spend his time painting in solitude and coming to terms with his recent loss...

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Black Buck  by Mateo Askaripour

Black Buck

Mateo Askaripour

Book

"Darren lives in a Bed-Stuy brownstone with his mother, content working at Starbucks in the lobby of a Midtown office building, hanging out with his girlfriend, Soraya, and eating his mother's home-cooked meals. A chance encounter with Rhett Daniels,...

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And now you're back  by Jill Mansell

And now you're back

Jill Mansell

Book

"One magical winter's night in Venice, Didi fell in love. But it ended - and he left without even saying goodbye. Now, thirteen years on, Shay Mason is back. Of course the old spark is still there, but that's as far as it goes. Didi won't let the past...

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Neighbors  by Danielle Steel

Neighbors

Danielle Steel

Book

"Meredith White was one of Hollywood's most recognizable faces. But a personal tragedy cut her acting career short and alienated her from her family. For the last fifteen years, Meredith has been living alone in San Francisco with two trusted caretakers....

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Confessions of a forty-something f##k up  by Alexandra. author. Potter

Confessions of a forty-something f##k up

Alexandra. author. Potter

Book

"Nell Stevens’ life is a mess. When her business goes bust and her fiancé with it, Nell’s happy ever after in California falls apart and she moves back to London to start over. But a lot has changed since she’s been gone. All her single friends are now...

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Confessions of a curious bookseller  by Elizabeth Green

Confessions of a curious bookseller

Elizabeth Green

Book

"A heartening and uproariously funny novel of high hopes, bad choices, book love, and one woman's best--and worst--intentions. Through emails, journal entries, combative online reviews, texts, and tweets, Fawn plans her next move to reclaim her belov...

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The long way home  by Fanny. author. Blake

The long way home

Fanny. author. Blake

Book

"When Isla, a 65-year-old grandmother, is left nothing but an old painting in her mother’s will, while her sisters and aunt inherit the estate, she is devastated. Close to retirement, getting ready to live on her own terms, the last thing she expects...

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Daddy  by Emma Cline

Daddy

Emma Cline

Book

"The stories in Emma Cline's stunning first collection consider the dark corners of human experience, exploring the fault lines of power between men and women, parents and children, past and present. A man travels to his son's school to deal with the...

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