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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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Catherine House  by Elisabeth Thomas

Catherine House

Elisabeth Thomas

Book

"Catherine House is an American college with a difference. Only the most brilliant minds enter, and its graduates earn prestige, wealth and honour. But over the three years they attend the school, they remain within its black gates; they have no contact...

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Three wishes by Barbara Delinsky

Three wishes

Barbara Delinsky

Large Print

"What if wishes really could come true? It's the question facing waitress Bree Walker when she awakens in the hospital following a blizzard in sleepy Panama, Vermont. While she can't recall the near-tragedy that landed her there, she's overcome with ...

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Girls of summer  by Nancy Thayer

Girls of summer

Nancy Thayer

Book

"From star-crossed matches to unexpected love triangles, summer on Nantucket always holds the promise of romance in this sensational novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer. Lisa Hudson feels more alive than she has in a long time a...

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A happy catastrophe  by Maddie. author. Dawson

A happy catastrophe

Maddie. author. Dawson

Book

"Marnie MacGraw and Patrick Delaney have been in love for a few years now, enough to realize that they are imperfectly perfect together. Still, there are some things that maybe need a little attention. Marnie's ebullient; he's brooding. She thrives on...

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The professor of immortality by Eileen Pollack

The professor of immortality

Eileen Pollack

Large Print

"Professor Maxine Sayers once found her personal and professional life so fulfilling that she founded the Institute for Future Studies, a program dedicated to studying the effects of technology on our culture and finding ways to prolong human life. But...

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The innkeeper's bride by Kathleen Fuller

The innkeeper's bride

Kathleen Fuller

Large Print

"With two matchmakers on the loose in the Amish community of Birch Creek, the new innkeeper doesn’t stand a chance in this sweet Amish romance. When Selah Ropp returns to Birch Creek, she is a different person than when she left. I know I haven’t done...

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St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets by Annie England Noblin

St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets

Annie England Noblin

Large Print

"Laid off, cheated on, mugged: what else can go wrong in Maeve Stephens’ life? So when she learns her birth mother has left her a house, a vintage VW Beetle, and a marauding cat, in the small town of Timber Creek, Washington, she packs up to discover...

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The man with no borders by Richard C. Morais

The man with no borders

Richard C. Morais

Large Print

"It is a time of reckoning for José María Álvarez, an aristocratic Spanish banker living in a Swiss village with his American wife. Nearing the end of a long and tumultuous life, he's overcome by hallucinatory memories of the past. Among his most che...

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Been there, married that by Gigi Levangie Grazer

Been there, married that

Gigi Levangie Grazer

Large Print

"When he changes the locks, she changes the rules. Agnes Murphy Nash is the perfect Hollywood wife – she has the right friends, the right clothes, and even a side career of her own as a writer. Her husband Trevor is a bigshot producer, and from the outside...

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The Reed Warbler  by Ian Wedde

The Reed Warbler

Ian Wedde

Book

"And how could she go on living between two worlds, one she knew and understood but could no longer be in, and another that she was in but was not permitted to know? Pregnant after rape, seventeen-year-old Josephina Hansen is exiled from her family home...

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Oligarchy by Scarlett Thomas

Oligarchy

Scarlett Thomas

Large Print

"This is a novel about power, privilege and peer pressure. When Tash, daughter of a Russian oligarch, is sent to an English boarding school, she is new to the strange rituals of the girls there. Theirs is a world of strict pecking orders, eating disorders...

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I owe you one by Sophie Kinsella

I owe you one

Sophie Kinsella

Large Print

"Since their father passed away, leaving his kitchen supply store in the hands of his children, Fixie Farr spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. When a stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch...

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Meet me in Venice by Barbara Hannay

Meet me in Venice

Barbara Hannay

Large Print

"A year after her husband Leo's death, widow Daisy invites her three adult children to join her for a holiday in beautiful Venice. It will be wonderful, her chicks under one roof again in their father's birthplace. But is it possible to recapture the...

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The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith

The Electric Hotel

Dominic Smith

Large Print

"For nearly half a century, Claude Ballard has been living at the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel. A French pioneer of silent films, who started out as a concession agent for the Luminiere brothers, the inventors of cinema, Claude now spends his days f...

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All my mother's lovers  by Ilana Masad

All my mother's lovers

Ilana Masad

Book

"Intimacy has always eluded twenty-seven-year-old Maggie Krause - despite being brought up by married parents, models of domestic bliss - until, that is, Lucia came into her life. But when Maggie’s mom, Iris, dies in a car crash, Maggie returns home only...

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And their children after them  by Nicolas Mathieu

And their children after them

Nicolas Mathieu

Book

"August 1992. Fourteen-year-old Anthony and his cousin decide to steal a canoe to fight their all-consuming boredom on a lazy summer afternoon. Their simple act of defiance will lead to Anthony's first love and his first real summer - that one summer...

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Exciting times  by Naoise Dolan

Exciting times

Naoise Dolan

Book

"Ava, newly arrived in Hong Kong from Dublin, spends her days teaching English to rich children. Julian is a banker. A banker who likes to spend money on Ava, to have sex and discuss fluctuating currencies with her. But when she asks whether he loves...

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The Paris secret  by Natasha Lester

The Paris secret

Natasha Lester

Book

"A wardrobe of Dior gowns, a secret kept for sixty-five years, and the three women bound forever by war... England, 1939: Talented pilot Skye Penrose joins the British war effort where she encounters her estranged sister, Liberty, and childhood soul...

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The bench  by Saskia Sarginson

The bench

Saskia Sarginson

Book

"It will always be their place, but will it ever be the right time? A tragic love story spanning three decades that starts and ends on a bench. It begins at the end. It begins on a bench, on a heath, where a woman waits for a man. Ten years ago, they...

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Where we belong  by Anstey Harris

Where we belong

Anstey Harris

Book

"Cate Morris and her son, Leo, are homeless, adrift. They've packed up the boxes from their London home, said goodbye to friends and colleagues, and now they are on their way to ̀Hatters Museum of the Wide Wide World - to stay just for the summer. Cate...

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Looking for Eliza  by Leaf Arbuthnot

Looking for Eliza

Leaf Arbuthnot

Book

"A widow puts up adverts to ‘Rent a Granny’ in an attempt to reconnect with people… it’s not until she finds Eliza, a student recently free of an abusive relationship, that she truly starts to feel less alone.Ada is a widowed writer, navigating loneliness...

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Out of touch  by Haleh Agar

Out of touch

Haleh Agar

Book

"A man hit Ava with his car, a few miles from her bungalow. He brings her flowers in hospital, and offers to do her laundry. He also brings her the letter she dropped that night on the road. In New York, Ava's brother Michael receives the same letter....

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Pretending  by Holly Bourne

Pretending

Holly Bourne

Book

"April is kind, pretty, and relatively normal - yet she can't seem to get past date five. Every time she thinks she's found someone to trust, they reveal themselves to be awful, leaving her heartbroken. And angry. If only April could be more like Gre...

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A touch of silk  by Caro Fraser

A touch of silk

Caro Fraser

Book

"To all the world, Leo Davies is both a successful and charismatic QC, whose flourishing career is the envy of the legal profession. But this outward facade conceals a troubled private life from his clients and co-workers, one that he is struggling to...

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Ephemera  by Tina Shaw

Ephemera

Tina Shaw

Book

"We were probably doomed from the moment the virus hit the airport. Several years after a global meltdown, New Zealand, along with the rest of the world, is still in chaos. No electricity, no bradband, and people are in survival mode - at least until...

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

The f*ck-it list

John (Guitarist) Niven

Book

"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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HRT by Kathy Lette

HRT

Kathy Lette

Audio CD

What do you do when you're told you've got terminal cancer at 50? Take up crochet, convert to religion and bow out gracefully? Or ditch your husband of 20 years, abandon your demanding kids, leave your job, desert your bossy mother, cash in your savings...

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Where the wild ladies are  by Aoko Matsuda

Where the wild ladies are

Aoko Matsuda

Book

"Witty, inventive, and profound, Where the Wild Ladies Are is a contemporary feminist retelling of traditional ghost stories by one of Japan’s most exciting writers.In a company run by the mysterious Mr Tei, strange things are afoot – incense sticks lead...

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The portrait  by Ilaria Bernardini

The portrait

Ilaria Bernardini

Book

"An internationally renowned writer, Valeria Costas has dedicated her life to her work and to her secret lover, Martìn Acla, a prominent businessman. When his sudden stroke makes headlines, her world implodes; the idea of losing him is terrifying. Desperate...

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The hidden beach  by Karen (Writer) Swan

The hidden beach

Karen (Writer) Swan

Book

"In the oldest part of Stockholm, Bell Everhurst is working as a nanny for an affluent family. Hanna and Max Von Greyerz are parents to 7 year-old Linus, and 5-year old twins Ellinor and Tilde, and Bell has been with the family for over two years. One...

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The things she owned  by Katherine Tamiko Arguile

The things she owned

Katherine Tamiko Arguile

Book

"Years after the death of her cruel and complicated mother, Erika is still surrounded by the things she left behind: an onigiri basket, a Wedgwood tea set, a knotted ring from Okinawa. Against her Japanese family's wishes, Erika has also kept the urn...

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The night of all souls  by Philippa. author. Swan

The night of all souls

Philippa. author. Swan

Book

"Hugely acclaimed during her lifetime, writer Edith Wharton is back - with the most extraordinary opportunity. Summoned to a room in the afterlife, Edith finds the manuscript of a new novella inspired by her life. A letter from her one-time editor ad...

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The switch  by Beth O'Leary

The switch

Beth O'Leary

Book

"Eileen is sick of being 79. Leena's tired of life in her twenties. Maybe it's time they swapped places... When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmot...

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Under your wings by Tiffany Tsao

Under your wings

Tiffany Tsao

Audio CD

"Gwendolyn and Estella have always been as close as sisters can be. Growing up in a wealthy, powerful and sometimes treacherous family, they've relied on each other for support and confidence. Now, though, Gwendolyn is lying in a coma, the sole survivor...

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The end of Cuthbert Close by Cassie Hamer

The end of Cuthbert Close

Cassie Hamer

Audio CD

Food stylist Cara, corporate lawyer Alex and stay-at-home mum Beth couldn't be more different. If it wasn't for the fact they live next door to each other in Cuthbert Close, they'd never have met and bonded over Bundt cake. The Close is an oasis of calm...

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The heart of war by Kathleen J. McInnis

The heart of war

Kathleen J. McInnis

Audio CD

Dr. Heather Reilly has been an anti-war activist since her brother died fighting the Taliban. But her crushing student loans drive her to take a job working on a peace plan for Afghanistan, in the last place on Earth she ever thought she'd be employed:...

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The beautiful mother by Katherine Scholes

The beautiful mother

Katherine Scholes

Audio CD

In a remote part of Tanzania known as the Cradle of Humankind,Essie Lawrence lives with her husband in an archaeologist's camp. One morning a chance encounter with two strangers out in the field sees her making a rash promise - one she has no idea how...

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Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart

Audio CD

Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh 'Shuggie' Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in run-down public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain...

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The loudness of unsaid things  by Hilde Hinton

The loudness of unsaid things

Hilde Hinton

Book

"Miss Kaye works at The Institute. A place for the damaged, the outliers, the not-quite rights. Everyone has different strategies to deal with the residents. Some bark orders. Some negotiate tirelessly. Miss Kaye found that simply being herself was mostly...

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The mermaid of Black Conch  by Monique Roffey

The mermaid of Black Conch

Monique Roffey

Book

"April 1976: St Constance, a tiny Caribbean village on the island of Black Conch, at the start of the rainy season. A fisherman sings to himself in his pirogue, waiting for a catch - but attracts a sea-dweller he doesn’t expect. Aycayia, a beautiful ...

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The Bass Rock  by Evie Wyld

The Bass Rock

Evie Wyld

Book

"Surging out of the sea, the Bass Rock has for centuries watched over the lives that pass under its shadow on the Scottish mainland. And across the centuries the fates of three women are linked: to this place, to each other. In the early 1700s, Sarah,...

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Light shines on Promise Lodge  by Charlotte Hubbard

Light shines on Promise Lodge

Charlotte Hubbard

Book

"For abandoned wife Annabelle Beachey, Promise Lodge is a refuge where she's gained confidence and self-sufficiency. But she and others are dismayed when newly arrived Bishop Clayton King claims the community is too progressive and sets out to change...

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Amish protector  by Marta Perry

Amish protector

Marta Perry

Book

"In River Haven, a mysterious visitor brings two lonely hearts together... Joanna Kohler treasures the independence her Amish quilt shop provides. She rarely leans on others, yet finding an injured woman on her property makes her grateful for the store...

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It's not all downhill from here  by Terry McMillan

It's not all downhill from here

Terry McMillan

Book

"After a sudden change of plans, a remarkable woman and her loyal group of friends try to figure out what she's going to do with the rest of her life. Loretha Curry's life is full. A little crowded sometimes, but full indeed. On the eve of her sixty-...

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My dark Vanessa  by Kate Elizabeth Russell

My dark Vanessa

Kate Elizabeth Russell

Book

"Vanessa Wye was fifteen-years-old when she first had sex with her English teacher. She is now thirty-two and in the storm of allegations against powerful men in 2017, the teacher, Jacob Strane, has just been accused of sexual abuse by another former...

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Her hidden past  by Kelly Utt

Her hidden past

Kelly Utt

Book

"Bea Hughes had put the past behind her. Until an anonymous caller phoned to say they knew what she'd done. To make matters worse, Bea suspects someone else in the house was listening in on the line. Fearful she's been found out and desperate to keep...

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Floating twigs  by Charles Tabb

Floating twigs

Charles Tabb

Book

"It's 1968 in the rural coastline town of Denton, Florida, and the only thing with a tougher life than twelve-year-old Jack Turner is a starving dog named Bones. When they meet while Jack is fishing, Jack knows that he and Bones are meant for each other,...

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Gabriel's journey  by Mary Collis

Gabriel's journey

Mary Collis

Book

"When Gabriel awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of how he got there or why he is there, and is discharged into the care of an unknown Japanese woman, he is desperate to make sense of the situation. He suspects that the answers must lie so...

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The last taxi driver  by Lee Durkee

The last taxi driver

Lee Durkee

Book

"The Last Taxi Driver is a darkly comic novel about a day in the life of an exhausted, middle-aged hackie about to lose his job to Uber, his girlfriend to lethargy, and his ability to stand upright to chronic back spasms. Lou--a lapsed novelist and U...

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Subduction  by Kristen Millares Young

Subduction

Kristen Millares Young

Book

"Fleeing the shattered remains of her marriage and a betrayal by her sister, in the throes of a midlife freefall, Latina anthropologist Claudia retreats from Seattle to Neah Bay, a Native American whaling village on the jagged Pacific coast. Claudia yearns...

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The end of me  by John Gould

The end of me

John Gould

Book

"The End of Me is a collection of 56 very short stories about death, written by Giller Prize finalist John Gould. These 'sudden stories' or 'postcard fiction' or 'flash fiction' explore the experience of mortality. With an ear attuned to the uncanny and...

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Little eyes  by Samanta Schweblin

Little eyes

Samanta Schweblin

Book

"They've infiltrated homes in Hong Kong, shops in Vancouver, the streets of Sierra Leone, town squares of Oaxaca, schools in Tel Aviv, bedrooms in Indiana. They're not pets, nor ghosts, nor robots. They're real people, but how can a person living in ...

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On Ocean Boulevard  by Mary Alice Monroe

On Ocean Boulevard

Mary Alice Monroe

Book

"It’s been sixteen years since Caretta 'Cara' Rutledge has returned home to the beautiful shores of Charleston, South Carolina. Over those years, she has weathered the tides of deaths and births, struggles and joys. And now, as Cara prepares for her ...

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Thursday's bride  by Patricia (Romance writer) Johns

Thursday's bride

Patricia (Romance writer) Johns

Book

"For a proper young Amish widow struggling to begin again, encountering her reckless first love will test her forgiveness, resolve--and heart . . . Overwhelmed by grief and tending twin baby daughters, Rosmanda Lapp is without options. She still blames...

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The beauty of your face  by Sahar Mustafah

The beauty of your face

Sahar Mustafah

Book

"A Palestinian American woman wrestles with faith, loss, and identity before coming face-to-face with a school shooter in this searing debut. A uniquely American story told in powerful, evocative prose, The Beauty of Your Face navigates a country growing...

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No call too small  by Oscar Martens

No call too small

Oscar Martens

Book

"By the end of the day, a cop must choose between ethics and social death. A camp counsellor, stuck deep in the woods with a small group of boys, only has a few hours before the DTs kick in. Adult children scramble to get the best of what remains of ...

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The resolutions  by Brady Hammes

The resolutions

Brady Hammes

Book

"After an injury cripples her dance career in the US, Sam is scouted by a wealthy Russian investor seeking ballerinas for his Versailles-esque campus in rural Russia. Not only is she geographically cut-off from the rest of the world, Sam isolates herself...

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The best we've been  by Beth K. Vogt

The best we've been

Beth K. Vogt

Book

"How can you choose what is right for you when your decision will break the heart of someone you love? Having abandoned her childhood dream years ago, Johanna Thatcher knows what she wants from life. Discovering that her fiancé was cheating on her on...

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Rodham  by Curtis Sittenfeld

Rodham

Curtis Sittenfeld

Book

"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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The prettiest star  by Carter Sickels

The prettiest star

Carter Sickels

Book

"Small-town Appalachia doesn't have a lot going for it, but it's where Brian is from, where his family is, and where he's chosen to return to die. At eighteen, Brian, like so many other promising young gay men, arrived in New York City without much more...

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Temptation  by John Székely

Temptation

John Székely

Book

"A Dickensian coming-of-age tale about poverty, sex, World War I, and the darker side of human nature as seen through the eyes of a lobby boy in a Budapest hotel. Abject poverty is an unusual subject for the novel, but it is at the center of John Sze...

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Barker House  by David Moloney

Barker House

David Moloney

Book

"Follows the story of nine ... New Hampshire correctional officers over the course of one year on the job. While veteran guards get by on what they consider survival strategies--including sadistic power-mongering and obsessive voyeurism--two rookies,...

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(Im)perfectly happy  by Sharina Harris

(Im)perfectly happy

Sharina Harris

Book

"When four college friends formed the Brown Sugarettes Mastermind Group, they had very different goals--but matched each other in ambition. Yet ten years later they can't help wondering what happened to the hopeful, confident, driven women they used to...

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Reproduction  by Ian Williams

Reproduction

Ian Williams

Book

"Felicia, a nineteen-year-old student from a Caribbean family, and Edgar, the lazy-minded and impetuous heir of a wealthy German family, meet by chance when their ailing mothers are assigned the same hospital room. After the death of Felicia's mother...

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The master's apprentice  by Oliver Pötzsch

The master's apprentice

Oliver Pötzsch

Book

"It's the fifteenth century and only heretics are curious about the universe. Germany, 1494. Born under a rare alignment of the stars, Johann Georg Gerlach, the lucky one to his mother--is fated for greatness. But Johann's studies and wonder at the sky...

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The dominant animal  by Kathryn Scanlan

The dominant animal

Kathryn Scanlan

Book

"In The Dominant Animal--Kathryn Scanlan's adventurous, unsettling debut collection--compression is key. Sentences have been relentlessly trimmed, tuned, and teased for maximum impact, and a ferocious attention to rhythm and sound results in a palpable...

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The Sunday Potluck Club  by Melissa Storm

The Sunday Potluck Club

Melissa Storm

Book

"A recipe for living. . . New friends can be found in unexpected places. For Bridget and Amy, that place was the cancer ward of an Anchorage hospital. Now, as each struggles to overcome loss, they lean on each other for support--sharing suppers, laughter...

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Hurricane season  by Fernanda Melchor

Hurricane season

Fernanda Melchor

Book

"The Witch is dead. And the discovery of her corpse--by a group of children playing near the irrigation canals--propels the whole village into an investigation of how and why this murder occurred. Rumors and suspicions spread. As the novel unfolds in...

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August  by Callan Wink

August

Callan Wink

Book

"August is an average twelve-year-old. He likes dogs and fishing and doesn't mind early-morning chores on his family's Michigan dairy farm. But following his parents' messy divorce, his mother decides that she and August need to start over in a new t...

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Hex  by Rebecca Dinerstein Knight

Hex

Rebecca Dinerstein Knight

Book

"Nell Barber, an expelled PhD candidate in Biological Science, is exploring the fine line between poison and antidote. Her mentor, Dr. Joan Kallas, preoccupies her thoughts. Nell frequently finds herself standing in the doorway to Joan's office despi...

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Fearless  by Fern Michaels

Fearless

Fern Michaels

Book

"Anna Campbell is ready to take her first tentative steps back into the world after widowhood. On a singles cruise, she meets divorced professor Ryan Robertson, and the sparks between them are undeniable. Back home in West Texas, Anna and Ryan continue...

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Our riches  by Kaouther Adimi

Our riches

Kaouther Adimi

Book

"Our Riches celebrates quixotic devotion and the love of books in the person of Edmond Charlot, who at the age of twenty founded Les Vraies Richesses (Our True Wealth), the famous Algerian bookstore/publishing house/lending library. He more than fulfilled...

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Letters from the past  by Erica James

Letters from the past

Erica James

Book

"With its winding high street lined with a greengrocers, post office, pub and church, Melstead St Mary is the perfect English village. Neighbours look out for neighbours, and few things trouble the serene surface of the community. But when residents start...

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A patchwork family  by Cathy Bramley

A patchwork family

Cathy Bramley

Book

"Can Gina Moss swap an easy life for a happy one? Gina has been going with the flow for years - she'd rather go with the flow than face any conflict. She runs her childminding business from her cottage at the edge of The Evergreens, a charming Victorian...

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Fearless by Fern Michaels

Fearless

Fern Michaels

Large Print

"Anna Campbell is ready to take her first tentative steps back into the world after widowhood. On a singles cruise, she meets divorced professor Ryan Robertson, and the sparks between them are undeniable. Back home in West Texas, Anna and Ryan continue...

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Brunch and other obligations  by Suzanne Nugent

Brunch and other obligations

Suzanne Nugent

Book

"The only thing reclusive bookworm Nora, high-powered attorney Christina, and supermom-in-training Leanne ever had in common was their best friend, Molly. When Molly dies, she leaves mysterious gifts and cryptic notes for each of her grieving best fr...

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Sri Lanka  by Stephen Holgate

Sri Lanka

Stephen Holgate

Book

"A tale of intrigue and romance, betrayal and reconciliation. A chance meeting at a dinner party in Paris turns the life of Philip Reid, an aging and cynical American diplomat, upside down, sending him back more than twenty years to when he had been a...

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Home to stay  by Loree Lough

Home to stay

Loree Lough

Book

"In the New Order Amish community of Pleasant Valley, a helping hand is never far away, and a baby's smile can be reason enough to start over--and risk love again . . . Since losing his family in a tragic accident, building contractor Max Lambright can't...

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Promise at Pebble Creek  by Lisa Jones Baker

Promise at Pebble Creek

Lisa Jones Baker

Book

"Amish country girl Hannah Lapp lives for adventure—the kind found in favorite novels and the stories she secretly writes. And at her family’s popular tourist store, she’s fascinated by the different Englischers she meets. Especially when Marcus Jackson...

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Her perfect life  by Rebecca Taylor

Her perfect life

Rebecca Taylor

Book

"Clare Collins crafts her novels like she crafts her life: perfectly. So the world is stunned when the world-famous author is found dead on the beach from suicide, the morning after her latest book hits shelves. While reading through her last novel, ...

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The spinster diaries  by Gina Fattore

The spinster diaries

Gina Fattore

Book

"Our heroine, a moderately successful TV writer in L.A., wants her life to be as sunny and perfect as a Hollywood rom-com: a cool job, a wacky best friend, and lots of age-appropriate hot guys just dying to date her. Instead, she's a self-described s...

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Vanishing monuments  by John Elizabeth Stintzi

Vanishing monuments

John Elizabeth Stintzi

Book

"Alani Baum, a non-binary photographer and teacher, hasn't seen their mother since they ran away with their girlfriend when they were seventeen - almost thirty years ago. But when Alani gets a call from a doctor at the assisted living facility where ...

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The narcissism of small differences  by Michael Zadoorian

The narcissism of small differences

Michael Zadoorian

Book

"Joe Keen and Ana Urbanek have been a couple for a long time, with all the requisite lulls and temptations, yet they remain unmarried and without children or a mortgage, as their Midwestern values (and parents) seem to require. Now on the cusp of forty,...

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Secrets from a happy marriage  by Maisey Yates

Secrets from a happy marriage

Maisey Yates

Book

"Rachel Henderson’s family is falling apart. Becoming a widow - especially at this age - is heartbreaking. With her teenage daughter, Emma, leaving soon for college, Rachel needs a friend - but local diner owner Adam is the last person she ever thought...

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You've got something coming  by Jonathan Starke

You've got something coming

Jonathan Starke

Book

"This is a novel about a down-and-outer and his small daughter and his attempt to provide more for her than she has been given either by him or her mother. Trucks, an aging boxer, breaks his daughter, Claudia, out of a children's home in Wisconsin one...

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Adult conversation  by Brandy Ferner

Adult conversation

Brandy Ferner

Book

"April is a thoughtful yet sarcastic mother of two who tries her best to be a caring, connected mom in a middle-class culture where motherhood has become relentless. April rages at modern motherhood's impossible pressures, her husband's Dad privilege,...

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The shape of family by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

The shape of family

Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Large Print

"The Olander family embodies the modern American Dream in a globalized world. Jaya, the cultured daughter of an Indian diplomat and Keith, an ambitious banker from middle-class Philadelphia, meet in a London pub in 1988 and make a life together in su...

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Promised land by Robert Whitlow

Promised land

Robert Whitlow

Large Print

"Despite their Israeli citizenship, Hana and Daud cannot safely return to their homeland because a dangerous terrorist ring is threatening Daud. Hana is perfectly fine remaining in the United States, working for a law firm in Atlanta, especially when...

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Monarch Manor by Maureen Leurck

Monarch Manor

Maureen Leurck

Large Print

"Erin Marinelli has her work cut out for her when she arrives at her late grandmother's Wisconsin home to prepare for an estate sale. But sifting through the overwhelming collection of figurines, outdated appliances and dusty books, she finds something...

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The Paris orphan by Natasha Lester

The Paris orphan

Natasha Lester

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"New York City/Paris, 1942: When American model Jessica May arrives in Europe to cover the war as a photojournalist for Vogue, most of the soldiers are determined to make her life as difficult as possible. But three friendships change that. Journalist...

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The gray chamber by Grace Hitchcock

The gray chamber

Grace Hitchcock

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"On Blackwell's Island, New York, a hospital was built to keep its patients from ever leaving. With her late parents' fortune under her uncle's care until her twenty-fifth birthday in the year 1887, Edyth Foster does not feel pressured to marry or to...

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A children's bible  by Lydia Millet

A children's bible

Lydia Millet

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"[This novel] follows a group of children and their families on summer vacation at a lakeside mansion. The teenage narrator Eve and the other children are contemptuous of their parents, who spend the days and nights in drunken stupor. This tension he...

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Little family  by Ishmael Beah

Little family

Ishmael Beah

Book

"A powerful novel about five young people, struggling to replace the homes they have lost with the one they have created together, from the internationally bestselling author of A Long Way Gone. Hidden away from a harsh and chaotic outside world, five...

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Kept animals  by Kate Milliken

Kept animals

Kate Milliken

Book

"Rory Ramos is a dutiful teenager with a love of photography who works as a ranch hand at the stable her stepfather manages in Topanga Canyon, a dry, dusty place reliant on horses and hierarchies. There she rides for the rich clientele, including twins...

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On a coastal breeze  by Suzanne Woods Fisher

On a coastal breeze

Suzanne Woods Fisher

Book

"Everything happens for a reason, Maddie Grayson believes. But her motto gets sorely tested when the new minister parachutes into town and offers her a chance to change what happens next"--Provided by publisher.

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Someone like you  by Karen Kingsbury

Someone like you

Karen Kingsbury

Book

"Maddie Baxter West is shaken to the core when she finds out everything she believed about her life was a lie. Her parents had always planned to tell her the truth about her past: that she was adopted as an embryo. But somehow the right moment never ...

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I'd give anything  by Marisa De los Santos

I'd give anything

Marisa De los Santos

Book

"Ginny Beale is eighteen, irreverent, funny, and brave, with a brother she adores and a circle of friends for whom she would do anything. Because of one terrible night, she loses them all, and her adventurous spirit, seemingly forever. While the town...

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Touching the universe  by Tom Romeo

Touching the universe

Tom Romeo

Book

"Ten years after his father's disappearance, Gordo Jenkins is on the brink of turning his life around. He's about to finish college and pursue his filmmaking dream, and he's fallen in love with Eleanor after a chance encounter in a New York City clinic....

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The gift of words  by Josie Laird

The gift of words

Josie Laird

Book

"Sharon is a young widow struggling to cope with a drug addict son. And then, into her life comes a gift, her granddaughter, precious and needing Sharon's help. Can Sharon provide the environment Mia needs? Especially since she's hiding a secret - she...

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The house by the loch by Kirsty Wark

The house by the loch

Kirsty Wark

Audio CD

Scotland, 1950s. Walter MacMillan is bewitched by clever, glamorous Jean Thompson and can't believe his luck when she agrees to marry him. Neither can she, for Walter represents a steady, loving man who can perhaps quiet the demons inside her. Yet their...

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The missing years by Lexie Elliott

The missing years

Lexie Elliott

Audio CD

Ailsa Calder has inherited half a house. The other half belongs to a man who disappeared without a trace twenty-seven years ago. Her father. Leaving London behind to settle her mother's estate, Ailsa returns to her childhood home in the foothills of ...

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The gift of friends by Emma Hannigan

The gift of friends

Emma Hannigan

Audio CD

Kingfisher Road - a leafy, peaceful street in the town of Vayhill. But there are whispers behind closed doors. Who is moving into Number 10? Engaged to handsome, wealthy Justin Johnston, Danielle appears to her new neighbours to have the perfect, glossy...

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The Crossroads by Pamela Cook

The Crossroads

Pamela Cook

Audio CD

Rosie O'Shea dreams of seeing the world. But the Crossroads Hotel she inherited from her husband is falling down around her ears, her bank account is empty, and family duty means she's staying put in the outback... Drought has hit Stephanie Bailey's ...

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Baby by Annaleese Jochems

Baby

Annaleese Jochems

Audio CD

Cynthia is twenty-one, bored and desperately waiting for something big to happen. Unemployed and living with her father, her existence is self-absorbed yet meaningless; her days absorbed by reality TV, social media and an obsession with her striking ...

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Actress by Anne Enright

Actress

Anne Enright

Audio CD

This is the story of Irish theatre legend Katherine O'Dell, as written by her daughter Norah. It tells of early stardom in Hollywood, of highs and lows on the stages of Dublin and London's West End. Katherine's life is a grand performance, with young...

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Four minutes to save a life by Anna Stuart

Four minutes to save a life

Anna Stuart

Audio CD

Supermarket delivery driver Charlie enjoys his new job, because he doesn't have to spend too long with people, who, he's found, are nothing but trouble. But when he's assigned the Hope Row street, he realises there are a lot of lonely people out there...

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You had me at Merlot by Lisa Dickenson

You had me at Merlot

Lisa Dickenson

Audio CD

Elle and Laurie are the last ones standing: they're single, they're not having babies any time soon and their weekends aren't filled with joyful meetings about mortgages. For Elle, this is fine. She likes her independent life, but Laurie wants love and...

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The book of dreams by Nina George

The book of dreams

Nina George

Audio CD

On his way to see his son, Sam, for the first time in years, Henri Skinner steps into the road and collides with oncoming traffic. In a nearby hospital he floats, comatose, between dreams, reliving his childhood and the secrets that made him run away...

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An echo of scandal by Laura Madeleine

An echo of scandal

Laura Madeleine

Audio CD

Accused of murder, Alejandra flees her home, escaping to the southern edge of Spain, where she faces a life of poverty and destitution. Seduced by the power of the rich and the anonymity that waits across the water in Tangier, Ale makes a bid for a new...

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Seven days in summer by Marcia Willett

Seven days in summer

Marcia Willett

Audio CD

Busy mum of twins Liv is looking forward to a week at the Beach Hut in Devon, even if she feels that something's not right between her and Matt. Baz loves having his family to stay by the sea, but when an unexpected guest arrives, he finds himself torn...

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