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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.

A Wells Landing Christmas  by Amy Lillard

A Wells Landing Christmas

Amy Lillard

"Families rejoicing together, caroling parties full of cheer, and church get-togethers brimming with delicious cooking and warm fellowship - Ivy Weaver would give anything to be a part of Christmas in Wells Landing. But one reckless mistake made her ...

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A simple Christmas  by Charlotte Hubbard

A simple Christmas

Charlotte Hubbard

"Nora Hooley's shop is abuzz with preparations for the holiday open house, and Rosalyn Riehl is handcrafting wreaths from evergreen boughs, pinecones, and other natural materials. The work is a welcome diversion for the only unmarried daughter of Cor...

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The Noel stranger  by Richard Paul Evans

The Noel stranger

Richard Paul Evans

"Maggie Walther feels like her world is imploding. Publicly humiliated after her husband, a local councilman, is arrested for bigamy and her subsequent divorce, she has isolated herself from the world. When her only friend insists that Maggie climb out...

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William Shakespeare's Jedi the last  by Ian Doescher

William Shakespeare's Jedi the last

Ian Doescher

"The Star Wars saga continues, with Bard of Avon providing some of the biggest shocks yet! Alack, the valiant Resistance must flee from the scoundrels of the First Order, and it falls to Rey, Finn, Poe, Rose, and BB-8 to take up arms against sea of t...

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Roar  by Cecelia Ahern


Cecelia Ahern

"Cecelia Ahern gives us thirty stories, all titled 'The Woman Who...', that capture the different facets of women's lives. Humorous, moving and poignant, the stories capture the moments the characters are overwhelmed by guilt, confusion, frustration,...

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Remembrance  by Mary Monroe


Mary Monroe

"Beatrice Powell is volunteering at a soup kitchen during the Christmas season to quiet her change-of-life doubts. She reaches out to help Charles Davenport, who was driven to a life on the streets after a devastating betrayal and the loss of his fam...

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Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver


Barbara Kingsolver

"Willa Knox has always prided herself on being the embodiment of responsibility for her family. Which is why it's so unnerving that she's arrived at middle age with nothing to show for her hard work and dedication but a stack of unpaid bills and an i...

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Hippie by Paulo Coelho


Paulo Coelho

"A Brazilian man and a Dutch woman embark on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery as they travel by bus from Amsterdam to Kathmandu against a backdrop of the protests and sexual-liberation experiments of the 1960s."--Publisher's description.

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Clock dance by Anne Tyler

Clock dance

Anne Tyler

"Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece...

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Tom and Huck's howling adventure by Tim Champlin

Tom and Huck's howling adventure

Tim Champlin

"A modern 13-year old boy, Zane Rasmussen, falls into a coma and wakes up on Jackson's Island in the Mississippi River where he is found by Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and freed slave, Jim. It is June, 1849, and Zane gradually accepts that these are...

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The life Lucy knew by Karma Brown

The life Lucy knew

Karma Brown

"One woman is about to discover everything she believes--knows--to be true about her life...isn't. After hitting her head, Lucy Sparks awakens in the hospital to a shocking revelation: the man she's known and loved for years--the man she recently mar...

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A different drummer  by William Melvin Kelley

A different drummer

William Melvin Kelley

"The month is June 1957. The setting is Sutton, a backwater town in a southern US state. One afternoon, a young black farmer by the name of Tucker Caliban matter-of-factly throws salt on his field, shoots his horse and livestock, sets fire to his house...

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The fragments  by Toni Jordan

The fragments

Toni Jordan

"Inga Karlson died in a fire in New York in the 1930s, leaving behind three things: a phenomenally successful first novel, the scorched fragments of a second book - and a literary mystery that has captivated generations of readers. Nearly fifty years...

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Swim  by Avi Duckor-Jones


Avi Duckor-Jones

"Swim tells the story of Jacob, an open water distance swimmer, who returns to New Zealand, the country of his youth, after receiving a letter from his estranged Mother. He spends the summer in the small bay of his adolescence, renovating the summer shack...

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The little snake by A. L. Kennedy

The little snake

A. L. Kennedy

"This is the story of Mary, a young girl born in a beautiful city full of rose gardens and fluttering kites. When she is still very small, Mary meets Lanmo, a shining golden snake, who becomes her very best friend. The snake visits Mary many times, he...

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News of our loved ones  by Abigail De Witt

News of our loved ones

Abigail De Witt

"Over four long years, the Delasalle family has struggled to live in their Nazi occupied village in Normandy. Maman, Oncle Henri, Yvonne, and Francoise silently watched as their Jewish neighbors were arrested or wordlessly disappeared. Now in June 1944,...

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Family trust  by Kathy Wang

Family trust

Kathy Wang

"Meet Stanley Huang: father, husband, ex-husband, man of unpredictable tastes and temper, newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. For his son Fred, the inheritance Stanley has long alluded to would soothe the pain caused by years of professional...

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The moon sister  by Lucinda Riley

The moon sister

Lucinda Riley

"Tiggy D'Aplièse spends her days experiencing the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands doing a job she loves at a deer sanctuary. But when the sanctuary is forced to close, she is offered a job as a wildlife consultant on the vast and isolated estate...

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The book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir

The book of Essie

Meghan MacLean Weir

"Esther Ann Hicks is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She's grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family's fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie's mother, Celia, discovers that Essie...

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The dinner list by Rebecca Serle

The dinner list

Rebecca Serle

"At one point or another, we've all been asked to name five people, living or dead, with whom we'd like to have dinner. Why do we choose the people we do? And what if that dinner was to actually happen? When Sabrina arrives at her thirtieth birthday dinner...

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Our homesick songs by Emma Hooper

Our homesick songs

Emma Hooper

"The Connor family is one of the few that is still left in their idyllic fishing village, Big Running; after the fish mysteriously disappeared, most families had no choice but to relocate and find work elsewhere. Aidan and Martha Connor now spend alt...

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Virgil wander by Leif Enger

Virgil wander

Leif Enger

"Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is "cruising along at medium altitude" when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. ...

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Gone so long by Andre Dubus

Gone so long

Andre Dubus

"Daniel Ahearn lives a quiet, solitary existence in a seaside New England town. Forty years ago, following a shocking act of impulsive violence on his part, his daughter, Susan, was ripped from his arms by police. Now in her forties, Susan still suffers...

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Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan Henry

Becoming Mrs. Lewis

Patti Callahan Henry

"When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis -- known as Jack -- she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn't holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matched...

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The storm by Arif Anwar

The storm

Arif Anwar

"Shahryar, a recent Ph.D. graduate and father of nine-year-old Anna, must leave the US when his visa expires. As father and daughter spend their last remaining weeks together, Shahryar tells Anna the history of his country, beginning in a village on the...

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Every breath by Nicholas Sparks

Every breath

Nicholas Sparks

"Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in ...

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Winter in paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

Winter in paradise

Elin Hilderbrand

"Irene Steele's idyllic life is shattered when her husband is found dead on St. John Island, a tropical paradise far removed from their suburban life. Leaving the cold winter behind, Irene and her sons fly down to the Caribbean island only to make an...

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The girl on the page by John Purcell

The girl on the page

John Purcell

"Two women, two great betrayals, one path to redemption. A punchy, powerful and page-turning novel about the redemptive power of great literature, from industry insider, John Purcell. Amy Winston is a hard-drinking, bed-hopping, hot-shot young book editor...

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The town by Shaun Prescott

The town

Shaun Prescott

"It was only possible to see the full extent of the town if you spent many years there. Only then could you see the barriers shimmer at its edges, and know what the edges meant. A radio station broadcasts tapes to an audience of none; an ex-musician drives...

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Amish celebrations by Beth Wiseman

Amish celebrations

Beth Wiseman

"Twins Hannah and Rachel are almost sixteen and nearing rumschpringe. Then both sisters fall head over heels for the same guy. Rebecca and Noah are in love and about to be baptized, until Noah's last night of rumschpringe causes her to reconsider. Pr...

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Ours for a season by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Ours for a season

Kim Vogel Sawyer

"Anthony and Marty Hirschler are part of an Old Order Mennonite community in Pine Hill, Indiana. They have grown apart since a doctor confirmed they would never have children. Marty's childhood friend, Brooke Spalding, resurfaces with the wild idea o...

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Adolf in Wonderland  by Carlton. author. Mellick

Adolf in Wonderland

Carlton. author. Mellick

"In an alternate version of the future where Hitler had conquered the entire world during WW2 and developed society into his vision of utopia, an SS officer is on a mission to find and exterminate the last imperfect human on Earth. Following his trail...

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To my daughter in France  by Barbara Keating

To my daughter in France

Barbara Keating

"Four families - generations of lives spanning war and peace and a whole world of hidden secrets...'And to my daughter in France, I bequeath the remainder of my Estate'. These words, read from the will of Irish academic Richard Kirwan, come as a comp...

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The Christmas lights  by Karen (Writer) author. Swan

The Christmas lights

Karen (Writer) author. Swan

"Norway, 1936. Fifteen-year old Signy Odegard is sent with her sister and village friends to the summer pastures. As milk maids, they will protect the herd and produce the dairy that will sustain the farm through the winter months. But miles from home...

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Fox girl  by Nora Okja Keller

Fox girl

Nora Okja Keller

"At the center of the tale are two teenage girls-Hyun Jin and Sookie, a teenage prostitute kept by an American soldier-who form a makeshift family with Lobetto, a lost boy who scrapes together a living running errands and pimping for neighborhood girls....

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34 short stories

34 short stories

"34 Short Stories is a vibrant assortment of tales from the imaginations of both established authors and emerging writers. Beginning in 1995, the Dan Davin Literary Award was launched as a competition for senior high-school students but grew to include...

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Ours for a season  by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Ours for a season

Kim Vogel Sawyer

"An Old Order Mennonite couple's vows and beliefs are challenged in this stirring contemporary novel for fans of Cindy Woodsmall or Shelley Shepherd Gray. Anthony and Marty Hirschler are part of an Old Order Mennonite community in Pine Hill, Indiana....

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Checkpoint  by David Albahari


David Albahari

"Atop a hill, deep in the forest, an army unit is assigned to a checkpoint. The commander doesn't know where they are, what border they're protecting, or why. Their map is useless and the radio crackles with a language no one can recognize. A soldier...

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Lost without you  by Rachael Johns

Lost without you

Rachael Johns

"On a special night that is supposed to be a celebration of new beginnings, Paige MacRitchie's joy quickly falls away when her mother collapses during the speeches at her book launch. In the aftermath, and terrified of losing her, Paige decides she wants...

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The hole  by José Revueltas

The hole

José Revueltas

"Set in a Mexican prison in the late 1960s, The Hole follows three inmates as they plot to sneak in drugs under the noses of their ape-like guards. The inmates desperately need to secure their next fix, and hatch a plan that involves convincing one of...

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The cake tree in the ruins  by Akiyuki Nosaka

The cake tree in the ruins

Akiyuki Nosaka

"'I am still unable to leave the burnt-out ruins' Akiyuki Nosaka, 2014. In 1945, Akiyuki Nosaka watched the Allied firebombing of Kobe kill his adoptive parents, and then witnessed his sister starving to death. The shocking and blisteringly memorable...

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Secrets at Meadowbrook Manor  by Faith Bleasdale

Secrets at Meadowbrook Manor

Faith Bleasdale

"Visit Meadowbrook this summer for sunshine, secrets and plenty of romance. When Gemma Matthews gets her dream job, working to turn Meadowbrook Manor into a boutique hotel, she jumps at the chance. This should be her happily-ever-after, but only so long...

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Rebound  by Sanil Sachar


Sanil Sachar

"Rebound is the journey of a schizophrenic who breaks free from the clutches of a trapped existence, only to find himself back in the same world“--Provided by publisher.

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Evening in Paradise  by Lucia Berlin

Evening in Paradise

Lucia Berlin

"The publication of A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin's collection of short stories, marked the rediscovery of a writer whose talent had gone unremarked by many. The reaction to Lucia's writing - her ability to capture the beauty and ugliness...

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She would be king  by Wayétu Moore

She would be king

Wayétu Moore

"Three extraordinary people use their unusual powers to protect the fledgling state of Liberia. Gbessa, exiled from the West African village of Lai, is starved, bitten by a viper, and left for dead, but still she survives. June Dey, raised on a plantation...

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The baker's daughter  by Sarah McCoy

The baker's daughter

Sarah McCoy

"In 1945, Elsie Schmidt is a naive teenager, as eager for her first sip of champagne as she is for her first kiss. She and her family have been protected from the worst of the terror and desperation overtaking her country by a high-ranking Nazi who wishes...

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Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley


Susanna Kearsley

"It's 1759 and the world is at war, pulling the North American colonies of Britain and France into the conflict. When captured French officers are brought to Long Island to be billeted in private homes, it upends the lives of the Wilde family. Lydia ...

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The intermission by Elyssa Friedland

The intermission

Elyssa Friedland

"Have you ever had a secret so gut-wrenching you couldn't tell anyone, not even the person who shares your bed? Told from the alternating perspectives of a husband and wife who both have something to hide, this incisive novel pulls back the curtain on...

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The dream daughter by Diane Chamberlain

The dream daughter

Diane Chamberlain

"When Carly Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970 and there seems to be little that can be done. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that perhaps there is. Hunter appeared in their...

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A spark of light by Jodi Picoult

A spark of light

Jodi Picoult

"The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center -- a women's reproductive health services clinic -- its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire,...

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The bird catcher and other stories  by Fayeza S. Hasanat

The bird catcher and other stories

Fayeza S. Hasanat

"Set in Bangladesh and the United States, the eight stories in The Bird Catcher address gender expectations, familial love, and questions of identity and belonging. In The Anomalous Wife, when Nirjhara decides she wants to walk into the ocean, her husband...

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The all of it  by Jeannette Haien

The all of it

Jeannette Haien

"The story begins on a rainy morning as Father Declan de Loughry stands fishing in an Irish salmon stream, pondering the recent deathbed confession of one of his parishioners. Kevin Dennehy and his wife, Enda, have been sweetly living a lie for some 50...

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People in the room  by Norah Lange

People in the room

Norah Lange

"A young woman in Buenos Aires spies three women in the house opposite her family's home. Intrigued, she begins to watch them. She imagines them as accomplices to an unknown crime, as troubled spinsters contemplating suicide, or as players in an affair...

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Underground tales for London

Underground tales for London

"Every line tells a different story... A troubled young woman travels across London to end an abusive relationship. An agitated father gets lost in the city with an injured toddler. Two men - who unknowingly cross paths every day - finally meet one.....

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In the city of love's sleep  by Lavinia Greenlaw

In the city of love's sleep

Lavinia Greenlaw

"This is a story about a woman and a man who meet by chance. Nothing of any importance is said, yet she suddenly turns away, leaves the room, and starts to run. She is in shock from what this man has brought back to life: an electrical affinity, a higher...

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Bella fortuna  by Rosanna Chiofalo

Bella fortuna

Rosanna Chiofalo

"Valentina DeLuca has made hundreds of brides' dreams come true. At Sposa Rosa, the Astoria, New York, boutique where she, her sisters, and their mother design and sew couture knock-off gowns, she can find the perfect style for even the most demandin...

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Stella mia  by Rosanna Chiofalo

Stella mia

Rosanna Chiofalo

"Julia Parlatone doesn't have much to remember her Italian mother by. A grapevine that Sarina planted still flourishes in the backyard of Julia's childhood home in Astoria, Queens. And there's a song, 'Stella Mia', she recalls her mother singing--my star,...

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The unlikely heroics of Sam Holloway  by Rhys (Cardiff author) Thomas

The unlikely heroics of Sam Holloway

Rhys (Cardiff author) Thomas

"Sam Holloway has survived the worst that life can throw at you. But he's not really living. His meticulous routines keep everything nice and safe - with just one exception... Three nights a week, Sam dons his superhero costume and patrols the streets....

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A Christmas by the sea  by Melody Carlson

A Christmas by the sea

Melody Carlson

"When Wendy Harper inherits her family's beachside cottage in Seaside, Maine, she sees it as a way to finally pay off the debts that have mounted since her husband died. But before it can be sold, the neglected property must be renovated. She and her...

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The man she married  by Cathy Lamb

The man she married

Cathy Lamb

"When Natalie Shelton thinks back to how things were before the car accident, she remembers a great marriage. She and her husband, Zack, seem as strong and dependable together as the houses he builds. They live in Portland, Oregon, and Natalie is co-owner...

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Dear Evelyn  by Kathy Page

Dear Evelyn

Kathy Page

Dear Evelyn follows a seventy-year- long wartime marriage between two seemingly Incompatible partners in sometimes tender, sometimes excruciating detail. Studded with allusions to poems and novels, it is set in locations that include London during the...

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Dancing with the tsars  by Ross (Fictitious character) O'Carroll-Kelly

Dancing with the tsars

Ross (Fictitious character) O'Carro...

"I felt like I was living in a world teetering on the brink... Life as a stay-in-bed husband turned out to be a lot more complicated than I expected. My wife was pregnant with a baby that possibly wasn't mine. My old man was engaged in a war with the...

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Baxter's requiem  by Matthew Crow

Baxter's requiem

Matthew Crow

"Mr Baxter is ninety-four years old when he falls down his staircase and grudgingly finds himself resident at Melrose Gardens Retirement Home. Baxter is many things - raconteur, retired music teacher, rabble-rouser, bon viveur - but 'good patient' he...

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Elevation  by Stephen King


Stephen King

"Castle Rock, Maine. Scott Carey has been steadily losing weight. He doesn't look different, and he weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn't want to be poked and prodded; he just wants someone else to...

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Who the bishop knows by Vannetta Chapman

Who the bishop knows

Vannetta Chapman

"At the annual Ski Hi Stampede rodeo in Monte Vista, Colorado, an Amish man dies in what appears an unfortunate accident. Amish bishop Henry Lapp who often helps with investigations did not actually see Jeremiah Schwartz's death, but will use his keen...

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Like there's no tomorrow by Camille Eide

Like there's no tomorrow

Camille Eide

"What if loving means letting go? Scottish widower Ian MacLean is plagued by a mischievous grannie, bitter regrets, and an ache for something he'll never have again. His only hope for freedom is to bring his grannie's sister home from America. But first,...

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A simple singing by Leslie Gould

A simple singing

Leslie Gould

"Marie Bachmann has always been the good Amish daughter. But when two men, a Mennonite farmhand and a bishop's rebellious son, show interest in her, she finds herself at a crossroads. Traveling to Florida and back, she grapples with her heart, findin...

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Her fear by Shelley Shepard Gray

Her fear

Shelley Shepard Gray

"Sadie Detweiler is a pregnant, unmarried Amish girl banished to Kentucky by unforgiving parents. She's living with kin she barely knows, and elderly matriarch Verba becomes mysteriously ill shortly after Sadie moves in. When EMT Noah Freeman arrives...

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Raising sparks  by Ariel Kahn

Raising sparks

Ariel Kahn

"Malka grows up in the Old City of Jerusalem in the confines of the Ultra-orthodox Jewish community. Meandering through the narrow streets she finds herself at the door of one of the city's most renowned and reclusive mystics and discovers her father's...

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Petals and stones  by Joanne Burn

Petals and stones

Joanne Burn

"When Uma discovers her husband's infidelity just hours before his untimely death, the carefully woven threads of her life begin to unravel. Struggling to manage the grief of those around her, she escapes to a remote cottage by the coast where she swims...

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The Golden State  by Lydia Kiesling

The Golden State

Lydia Kiesling

"Daphne is a young mother on the edge of a breakdown, as she flees her sensible but strained life in San Francisco for the high desert of Altavista with her toddler, Honey. Bucking under the weight of being a single parent--her Turkish husband is unable...

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Our lady of the inferno  by Preston Fassel

Our lady of the inferno

Preston Fassel

"Spring, 1983. Sally Ride is about to go into space. Flashdance is a cultural phenomenon. And in Times Square, two very deadly women are on a collision course with destiny-- and each other. At twenty-one, entry-one, Ginny Kurva is already legendary on...

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Women talking  by Miriam Toews

Women talking

Miriam Toews

"Between 2005 and 2009, in a remote religious Mennonite colony, over a hundred girls and women were knocked unconscious and raped, often repeatedly, by what many thought were ghosts or demons, as a punishment for their sins. As the women tentatively began...

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The moment we meet  by Sheila O'Flanagan

The moment we meet

Sheila O'Flanagan

"A young PR girl has the night of her life at a glitzy work event and finds more than just her face splashed across the newspapers the next day. Two women listen in on each other's phone calls and learn more about themselves than they ever expected. And...

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A gift from the Comfort Food Café  by Debbie (Debbie M.) Johnson

A gift from the Comfort Food Café

Debbie (Debbie M.) Johnson

"Christmas has never been Katie Seddon’s favourite time of year. Whilst everyone else shares memories of families coming together and festive number ones, the soundtrack to Katie’s childhood wasn’t quite so merry. But since she moved to the village of...

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An unreliable man  by Jostein Gaarder

An unreliable man

Jostein Gaarder

"Jakop is a lonely man. Divorced from his wife, with no friends apart from his constant companion Pelle, he spends his life attending the funerals of people he doesn't know, obscuring his identity in a web of improbable lies. As his addiction spirals...

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A thousand roads home  by Carmel Harrington

A thousand roads home

Carmel Harrington

"Single mother, Ruth, and her teenaged son, Thomas, have always had each other. They've never truly fitted in with the norms of society but that didn't matter as long as they were together. Until Thomas befriends Bill - a man who ten years ago walked...

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The Best Boomerville Hotel by Caroline (Fiction writer) James

The Best Boomerville Hotel

Caroline (Fiction writer) James

Jo Docherty and Hattie Contaldo have a vision - a holiday retreat in the heart of the Lake District exclusively for guests of "a certain age" wishing to stimulate both mind and body with new creative experiences. One hotel refurbishment later and the...

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A cut above by Millie Gray

A cut above

Millie Gray

It's 1962 and Freda Scott and her five schoolmates are eager to embark on their life journeys. Madly in love with the dashing but unattainable Ewan, Freda instead throws herself into a hairdressing career, and soon she and her best friend Robin have....

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An island Christmas by Jenny Colgan

An island Christmas

Jenny Colgan

Christmas on the remote Scottish island of Mure is bleak, stark - and incredibly beautiful. It's a time for hunkering down, getting cosy in front of whisky barrel wood fires, and enjoying a dram with the people you love - unless, of course, you're ac...

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Sleigh rides and silver bells at the Christmas fair by Heidi Swain

Sleigh rides and silver bells at the Christmas fair

Heidi Swain

When Anna takes on the role of companion to the owner of Wynthorpe Hall, she has no idea that her life is set to change beyond all recognition. A confirmed "bah humbug" when it comes to Christmas, Anna finds herself quickly immersed in the eccentric ...

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The lives we touch by Eva (Novelist) author. Woods

The lives we touch

Eva (Novelist) author. Woods

Rosie is in a coma, unable to reach out to the world. She only has one chance to make it back to consciousness - but she's slipping deeper and deeper into a maze of memories and it's going to be hard to find her way out. Daisy, Rosie's sister, is devastated...

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The highwayman of Tanglewood by Marcia Lynn McClure

The highwayman of Tanglewood

Marcia Lynn McClure

"A chambermaid in the house of Tremeshton, Faris Shayhan well knew torment, despair and trepidation. To Faris it seemed the future stretched long and desolate before her, as bleak and dark as a lonesome midnight path. Still, the moon often casts hope...

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Sailing lessons by Hannah Roberts McKinnon

Sailing lessons

Hannah Roberts McKinnon

"Wrenn Bailey has lived all her life on Cape Cod with her mother Lindy, older sister Shannon, and younger sister Piper. Growing up, life was dictated by the seasons with sleepy gray winters where only the locals stayed on, followed by the sharp influx...

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Social creature by Tara Isabella Burton

Social creature

Tara Isabella Burton

"A sharp, biting, and irresistible debut about parties and ambition in New York City--introducing a talented Mr. Ripley for the digital age, with all the glitz and grit of Bright Lights, Big City. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. Lo...

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Flying at night by Rebecca L. (Rebecca Lynn) Brown

Flying at night

Rebecca L. (Rebecca Lynn) Brown

"Piper Hart has poured all her energy into raising her son, Fred, while her often-absent husband, Isaac, has poured all his energy into a career defending the wrongly accused. She's always told herself her son is perfectly normal, but somewhere deep inside...

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Every time you go away by Elizabeth M. Harbison

Every time you go away

Elizabeth M. Harbison

"Willa has never fully recovered from the sudden death of her husband, Ben. She became an absent mother to her young son, Jamie, unable to comfort him while reeling from her own grief. Now, years after Ben's death, Willa finally decides to return to the...

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The ever after by Sarah Pekkanen

The ever after

Sarah Pekkanen

"As parents of two young girls in the Chicago suburbs, Josie and Frank Moore's days can be both busy and monotonous, and sometimes Josie wonders how she became a harried fortysomething mother rather than the driven career woman she once was. But Frank...

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Heads you win  by Jeffrey Archer

Heads you win

Jeffrey Archer

" Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape...

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August falling  by Les Zig

August falling

Les Zig

"The past. Sometimes we can't escape it. After a bad relationship, August is trying to piece his life back together. It's not perfect -- his flat is small, he works in a call centre, he can't finish the book he's working on, and he's socially challenged...

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At the wedding  by Matt Dunn

At the wedding

Matt Dunn

"Livia's been planning her wedding to Jed for ages. Now, at the venue in beautiful Barcelona, with her dress pressed and guests all on their way, she's only left one tiny detail until the last minute: letting the groom know he's about to get hitched....

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The wonder of your love  by Beth Wiseman

The wonder of your love

Beth Wiseman

"Katie Ann Stolzfus lives in the small Amish community of Canaan, Colorado. At forty she is widowed and raising her first child. But baby Jonas will never know his father, and Katie Ann wonders if her Heavenly Father hasn't forgotten about her as well....

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Off-island  by Marlene Hauser


Marlene Hauser

"A book about being lost, resilient, & coming of age... Krista Bourne has always been surrounded by the strength, love and wealth of her family and their homes in New York City and Martha's Vineyard. She has never had to think for herself. Living wit...

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Red birds  by Mohammed Hanif

Red birds

Mohammed Hanif

"An American pilot crash lands in the desert, unprepared for any situation that can’t be resolved with the After Eight mints in his survival kit. Hallucinating palm trees and dehydrating isn’t Major Ellie’s idea of a good time, but he figures it’s less...

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Head games  by Mary B. Morrison

Head games

Mary B. Morrison

"From childhood games to career challenges, Trymm, Dallas, Kohl, and Blitz have stayed the best of friends--and each others' toughest competition. These bachelors live to party up, sex it down, and get it all. And now they're betting on which of them...

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An American story  by Christopher Priest

An American story

Christopher Priest

"Ben Matson lost someone he loved in the 9/11 attacks. Or thinks he did - no body has been recovered, and she shouldn't have been on that particular plane on that day. But he knows she was. The world has moved on from that terrible day. Nearly 20 years...

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The parting gift  by Evan Fallenberg

The parting gift

Evan Fallenberg

"An unnamed narrator writes a letter to an old college friend, Adam, with whom he has been staying since his abrupt return to the states. Now that the narrator is moving on to a new location, he finally reveals the events that led him to Adam's door,...

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Every breath  by Nicholas Sparks

Every breath

Nicholas Sparks

"Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in ...

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A life without you  by Shari Low

A life without you

Shari Low

"Dee and Jen have been best friends since their days of teenage crushes, bad 90's make-up and huge hair. They've passed every milestone of their lives together and now in their 30's own a successful boutique, sharing a bond that is as strong as the closest...

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A suitable boy by Vikram Seth

A suitable boy

Vikram Seth

"Tells of Lata's and her mother's attempts to find a suitable boy through love or through exacting maternal appraisal. Set in post-Independence India and involving the lives of four large families, the book is also a panoramic exploration of the Indi...

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Adjustment day by Chuck Palahniuk

Adjustment day

Chuck Palahniuk

"Adjustment Day is coming. Are you ready for the reckoning? Politicians have brought the nation to the brink of a third world war - in an effort to control the burgeoning population of young males. Working-class men dream of burying the elites; profe...

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The executor by Blake Morrison

The executor

Blake Morrison

"What matters most: marriage or friendship? Fidelity or art? The wishes of the living or the talents of the dead? Matt Holmes finds himself considering these questions sooner than he thinks when his friend, the poet Robert Pope, dies unexpectedly. Rob...

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The travelling cat chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

The travelling cat chronicles

Hiro Arikawa

"Never give up on friendship and it will never give up on you. Nana the cat is on a road trip. He is not sure where he's going or why, but it means he gets to sit in the front seat of a silver van with his beloved owner, Satoru. Side by side they cruise...

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From a low and quiet sea by Donal Ryan

From a low and quiet sea

Donal Ryan

"Farouk's country has been torn apart by war. Lampy's heart has been laid waste by Chloe. John's past torments him as he nears his end. The refugee. The dreamer. The penitent. From war-torn Syria to small-town Ireland, three men, scarred by all they have...

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A key to treehouse living  by Elliot Reed

A key to treehouse living

Elliot Reed

"A Key to Treehouse Living is the adventure of William Tyce, a boy without parents, who grows up near a river in the rural Midwest. In a glossary-style list, he imparts his particular wisdom on subjects ranging from Asphalt Paths, Betta Fish, and Mullet...

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The secret of Villa Serena  by Domenica De Rosa

The secret of Villa Serena

Domenica De Rosa

"Emily Robertson looks like the woman who has it all: the lovingly restored Tuscan farmhouse, the three beautiful children, the successful, attentive husband. But when her husband dumps her by text message, she has to face up to some stark home truths....

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Come away with me  by Maddie Please

Come away with me

Maddie Please

"Somewhere beyond the sea… When Alexa Fisher finds herself trapped on a twelve-day cruise to celebrate her younger sister’s hen-do – just the two of them – she wishes she’d jumped overboard. Despite the age difference, India has always been the judge...

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From the ashes  by Deborah Challinor

From the ashes

Deborah Challinor

"Auckland,1956. Allie Manaia works at Smith and Caughey's department store. It's been two years since the Dunbar and Jones fire, where some of her friends perished, but she still has nightmares. Allie and her husband, Sonny, are desperate for a baby,...

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