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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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Life after truth  by Ceridwen Dovey

Life after truth

Ceridwen Dovey

Book

"Fifteen years after graduating from Harvard, five close friends on the cusp of middle age are still pursuing an elusive happiness and wondering if they’ve wasted their youthful opportunities. Jules, already a famous actor when she arrived on campus,...

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The forgotten daughter  by Joanna Goodman

The forgotten daughter

Joanna Goodman

Book

1992: French-Canadian factions renew Quebec's fight to gain independence. Véronique Fortin, daughter of a radical separatist convicted of kidnapping and murdering a prominent politician in 1970, has embraced her father's cause. Then she falls for James...

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The Noel letters  by Richard Paul Evans

The Noel letters

Richard Paul Evans

Book

"After nearly two decades, Noel Post returns to her childhood home in Salt Lake City to see her estranged, dying father. What she believed would be a brief visit turns into something more as she inherits the bookstore her father fought to keep alive....

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The wonder boy of Whistle Stop  by Fannie Flagg

The wonder boy of Whistle Stop

Fannie Flagg

Book

"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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There should be more dancing by Rosalie Ham

There should be more dancing

Rosalie Ham

Audio CD

Margery Blandon was always a principled woman who found guidance from the wisdom of desktop calendars. She lived quietly in Gold Street, Brunswick for sixty years until events drove her to the 43rd floor of the Tropic Hotel. As she waits for the crowds...

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The boyfriend by Laura Southgate

The boyfriend

Laura Southgate

Audio CD

At seventeen, here's what I know: a boyfriend falls desperately in love. It's an affliction. He tells you he loves you, how much it's hurting him. Then he kisses you passionately. It would be best if it finished there... Erica, seventeen, is in her last...

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The view from here  by Hannah Roberts McKinnon

The view from here

Hannah Roberts McKinnon

Book

"Can one fateful moment on a July afternoon undo a lifetime of good intentions? Only one thing is for certain - this extraordinary summer has irrevocably changed the Goodwin family and all that remains is the uncertain future."--

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The Amish Christmas gift  by Laura V. Hilton

The Amish Christmas gift

Laura V. Hilton

Book

"Elsie Miller has witnessed - and experienced - Levi Wyse's forgetfulness too many times to count. But even after they broke things off, Elsie never forgot the handsome Amish toymaker or her love for him. So when Levi's sister asks her to help keep h...

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The modern girl  by Diana K. Holmes

The modern girl

Diana K. Holmes

Book

Two women, ninety years apart, and an abandoned house that holds the key to a secret. When Frances Stewart wins a beauty pageant in 1931, she also wins a Hollywood screen test which enables her to leave behind her staid Victorian lifestyle in New Zealand...

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A season in the snow by Isla Gordon

A season in the snow

Isla Gordon

Audio CD

Alice Bright loves her life. She has a job she adores, a devoted family, and friends she'd lay down her life for. So when tragedy strikes, bringing with it Bear - a rapidly-growing puppy in need of a home - it turns Alice's whole world upside down. S...

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The little cottage in Lantern Square by Helen J. author. Rolfe

The little cottage in Lantern Square

Helen J. author. Rolfe

Audio CD

Hannah went from high flyer in the city to business owner and has never looked back. In the cosy Cotswold village of Butterbury she runs Tied up with String, sending handmade gifts and care packages across the miles, as well as delivering them to people...

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For when I'm gone by Rebecca Ley

For when I'm gone

Rebecca Ley

Audio CD

Sylvia and Paul's marriage seems perfect: she is beautiful, spiky and clever, he is a devoted husband and father to their two young children, Megan and Jude. When Sylvia is diagnosed with terminal cancer at 38, she knows she must help Paul navigate family...

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Truly, madly, deeply  by Karen Kingsbury

Truly, madly, deeply

Karen Kingsbury

Book

"When eighteen-year-old Tommy Baxter declares he wants to be a police officer after graduation, his mother, Reagan, won't hear of it. She's still mourning the death of her own father on September 11 and she's determined to keep her son safe from danger...

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The cookbook club  by Elizabeth M. Harbison

The cookbook club

Elizabeth M. Harbison

Book

"MUST LOVE BUTTER: The Cookbook Club is now open to members. Foodies come join us! No diets! No skipping dessert! Margo Everson sees the call out for the cookbook club and knows she's found her people. Recently dumped by her self-absorbed husband, who...

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Song of the crocodile  by Nardi Simpson

Song of the crocodile

Nardi Simpson

Book

"Darnmoor, The Gateway to Happiness. The sign taunts a fool into feeling some sense of achievement, some kind of end - that you have reached a destination in the very least. Yet as the sign states, Darnmoor is merely a gateway, a waypoint on the road...

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Plain bad heroines  by Emily M. Danforth

Plain bad heroines

Emily M. Danforth

Book

"'It's a terrible story and one way to tell it is this: two girls in love and a fog of wasps cursed the place forever after...' In 1902, at an all girl's boarding school in Rhode Island, students Flo and Clara are madly in love with each other, as well...

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Toto among the murderers  by Sally J. Morgan

Toto among the murderers

Sally J. Morgan

Book

"It is 1973 and Jude - known to her friends as Toto - has just graduated from art school and moves into a house in a run-down part of Leeds. Jude is a chaotic wild child who flirts with the wrong kind of people, drinks too much and gets stoned too often....

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A promise of ankles  by Alexander McCall Smith

A promise of ankles

Alexander McCall Smith

Book

"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...

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Love your life  by Sophie. author. Kinsella

Love your life

Sophie. author. Kinsella

Book

"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.Until...

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The hearer's wife  by Fleur. author. McDonald

The hearer's wife

Fleur. author. McDonald

Book

"2020: When the Australian Federal Police swoop unheralded into Barker and make a shocking arrest for possession of narcotics, Detective Dave Burrows is certain there is more to the story than meets the eye. But the Feds insist that Dave is too invested...

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One little lie  by Carne Maxwell

One little lie

Carne Maxwell

Book

"Nineteen-year-old Melissa and her three friends, Katrina, Belinda and Alison, take up an offer of work for the Christmas holidays on Melissa's uncle's tomato farm on Waiheke Island. The girls can't wait to swap their university days for the carefree...

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Everything in its right place  by Tobias McCorkell

Everything in its right place

Tobias McCorkell

Book

"Coburg, Melbourne. Ford McCullen is growing up with his mother Deidre and his Pop and Noonie in ‘The Compound’, a pair of units in the shadow of Pentridge prison. His father, Robert, has left them to live in the bush with his new male partner. Nobody...

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The wedding favour  by Lilly Bartlett

The wedding favour

Lilly Bartlett

Book

"She wants a groom. He wants a visa... When London's rising social media star, Nelly Roberts, is left in the lurch with not just a wedding but also the country's biggest magazine feature on the line, shes got no choice but to substitute one groom for...

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Still life  by Zoë Wicomb

Still life

Zoë Wicomb

Book

"Wicomb’s majestic new novel Still Life juggles with our perception of time and reality as Wicomb tells the story of an author struggling to write a biography of long-forgotten Scottish poet Thomas Pringle, whose only legacy is in South Africa where he...

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Freetown  by Otto de Kat

Freetown

Otto de Kat

Book

"Maria is independent, unconventional and unafraid. She is trying to find an explanation for the disappearance of Ishmael, a refugee from Sierra Leone who came to her door as a newspaper boy and stayed for seven years. He was like a son to her. Vincent...

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The lost shtetl   by Max Gross

The lost shtetl

Max Gross

Book

"What if there was a town that Hitler missed? For over fifty years the tiny Jewish shtetl of Kreskol has existed virtually untouched and unchanged. Spared of the Holocaust and Cold War, Kreskol has enjoyed an isolated peace. But when a marriage dispute...

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Hitler's brothel  by Steve Matthews

Hitler's brothel

Steve Matthews

Book

"Two sisters are cruelly separated by war in tragic circumstances. Ania is imprisoned in a concentration camp in Poland and Danuta's search for her sister leads her into the Polish Underground. They each do what they must to survive long enough to find...

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The land  by Thomas James Maltman

The land

Thomas James Maltman

Book

"Recovering from a terrible auto accident just before the turn of the millennium, college dropout and hobbyist computer-game programmer Lucien Swenson becomes the caretaker of a house in northern Minnesota. Lucien sets out to find a missing woman he had...

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The secrets of Saffron Hall  by Clare Marchant

The secrets of Saffron Hall

Clare Marchant

Book

"Two women. Five centuries apart. One life-changing secret about to be unearthed... 1538: Though Eleanor is not wealthy, the saffron spice she grows for her new husband is more valuable than gold. But as his reputation in Henry's court soars, Eleanor...

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Hag

Hag

Book

"Here are sisters fighting for the love of the same woman, a pregnant archaeologist unearthing impossible bones and lost children following you home. A panther runs through the forests of England and pixies prey upon violent men. From the islands of ...

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Ordinary hazards  by Anna Bruno

Ordinary hazards

Anna Bruno

Book

"Emma has settled into her hometown bar for the evening. It was in this very room that she met Lucas a few years back, on a blind date. Nine months ago, in unimaginable circumstances, they divorced. As Emma listens to the locals' banter, key facts about...

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Why mummy's sloshed  by Gill. author. Sims

Why mummy's sloshed

Gill. author. Sims

Book

"I just wanted them to stop wittering at me, eat vegetables without complaining, let me go to the loo in peace and learn to make a decent gin and tonic. It genuinely never occurred to me when they were little that this would ever end – an eternity o...

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This is how it took place  by Rudrakshi. author. Bhattacharjee

This is how it took place

Rudrakshi. author. Bhattacharjee

Book

" A girl tries in vain to please her mother, a young woman comes to terms with her infidelity, siblings take over each other's identities - these stories, often told from the perspectives of silent rebels, headstrong loners and nihilistic onlookers, open...

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Escapes  by Daniel Tunnard

Escapes

Daniel Tunnard

Book

"After the peak of the 1990s Scrabble boom, an estranged couple (both Scrabble world champions), meets deep in the Tigre Delta for one final game. The words they play spell out how they ended here, and why they are probably going to die. In this alt...

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Butter honey pig bread  by Francesca Ekwuyasi

Butter honey pig bread

Francesca Ekwuyasi

Book

"Spanning three continents, Butter Honey Pig Bread tells the interconnected stories of three Nigerian women: Kambirinachi and her twin daughters, Kehinde and Taiye. Kambirinachi believes that she is an Ogbanje, or an Abiku, a non-human spirit that plagues...

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Christmas at the Island Hotel  by Jenny Colgan

Christmas at the Island Hotel

Jenny Colgan

Book

"On the tiny, beautiful, and remote island of Mure, halfway between Scotland and Norway, a new hotel opening is a big event. New mother Flora MacKenzie and her brother Fintan are working themselves half to death to get it ready in time for Christmas....

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The liberation of Brigid Dunne by Patricia Scanlan

The liberation of Brigid Dunne

Patricia Scanlan

Large Print

"When four feisty women from the same family get together at a family reunion, anything can happen ... Marie-Claire, betrayed by her partner Marc, plans to teach him a lesson he will never forget. She travels home from Toronto to Ireland, to the house...

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Wildflower heart by Grace Greene

Wildflower heart

Grace Greene

Large Print

"Kara Hart was scarred by loss -- first the loss of her mother and now her husband. She feels broken, with no will to move forward, until her father does the unexpected: he moves to the Virginia countryside to restore an old Victorian mansion. Kara decides...

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The last blue by Isla Morley

The last blue

Isla Morley

Large Print

"In 1937, there are recesses in Appalachia no outsiders have ever explored. Two government-sponsored documentarians from Cincinnati, Ohio - a writer and photographer - are dispatched to penetrate this wilderness and record what they find for Presiden...

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Big summer by Jennifer Weiner

Big summer

Jennifer Weiner

Large Print

"Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favor to ask. Daphne hasn't spoken one word to Drue in all this time...

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The harpy by Megan Hunter

The harpy

Megan Hunter

Audio CD

"Lucy and Jake live in a house by a field where the sun burns like a ball of fire. Lucy works from home but devotes her life to the children, to their finely tuned routine and to the house itself, which comforts her like an old, sly friend. But then a...

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The night letters  by Denise Leith

The night letters

Denise Leith

Book

"For five years, Australian doctor Sofia Raso has lived in Kabul's vibrant Shahir Square, working with Dr Jabril Aziz to support the local women. She knows that living peacefully in Kabul requires following two simple rules: keep a low profile; and keep...

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Letters from Berlin  by Tania Blanchard

Letters from Berlin

Tania Blanchard

Book

"Berlin, 1943. As the Allied forces edge closer, the Third Reich tightens its grip on its people. For eighteen-year-old Susanna Goettmann, this means her beloved adopted family including the man she loves, Leo, are at risk. His mother - Susie's godmother...

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The family inheritance  by Tricia Stringer

The family inheritance

Tricia Stringer

Book

"Sometimes an ending is really a beginning. Felicity Lewis's fiftieth birthday party in her newly renovated home, loving husband and daughter Greta by her side, is going off with a bang when disaster strikes. Her father, Franklyn, with his usual impe...

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A French affair by Jennifer Bohnet

A French affair

Jennifer Bohnet

Large Print

Belinda Marshall's idyllic teenage life in Brittany, France, fell apart when her parents dramatically separated and her mother took her backto England.Fast forward thirty-five years when Belinda's world is once again turned upside down.It's the week ...

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The Mersey girls by Sheila Riley

The Mersey girls

Sheila Riley

Large Print

When Evie Kilgaren takes over the running of the back office at Skinner and Son's haulage yard, she has no idea she is walking into a hive of blackmail, secrets and lies. Her fellow co-worker and childhood nemesis, Susie Blackthorn, is outraged at be...

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Snowflakes over Bay Tree Terrace by Fay Keenan

Snowflakes over Bay Tree Terrace

Fay Keenan

Large Print

When teacher Florence Ashton receives a surprise inheritance, she decides to make the life-changing decision to up sticks to the charming town of Willowbury in Somerset. With a new house and a new job, she's too busy putting down roots to think about...

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Christmas at Carly's Cupcakes by Jessica Redland

Christmas at Carly's Cupcakes

Jessica Redland

Large Print

It's December on Castle Street; the fairy lights are twinkling, snow has settled and the festive season is in full swing. For Carly, the owner of Carly's Cupcakes, it's the busiest time of year getting everyone's Christmas treats ready on time. However...

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A reunion at Mulberry Lane by Rosie Clarke

A reunion at Mulberry Lane

Rosie Clarke

Large Print

1949To pursue her daughter's destiny, Fay must train in London and Peggy is faced with a dilemma of moving the family back to London once more. Meanwhile, Peggy's elder daughter Janet has her own troubles. She fears her husband is having an affair and...

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The girl you forgot by Giselle Green

The girl you forgot

Giselle Green

Large Print

When Ava's partner Will is diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour, the doctors give Will one chance to survive - an operation which means he will lose his recent memory. Ava begs him to take the chance, sure that she can cope with Will forgetting her....

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Red sand sunrise by Fiona McArthur

Red sand sunrise

Fiona McArthur

Audio CD

When the father she barely knew dies suddenly, midwife Eve Wilson decides she owes it to him to go to the funeral and meet her step-family in Red Sand. She doesn't expect to be so completely charmed by the beautiful remote township in far west Queensland,...

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Four comic novellas  by Bob Jones

Four comic novellas

Bob Jones

Book

"Four brilliant, original and funny novellas that will outrage and provoke readers' thoughts about modern life. Designed to be collected and for gift giving, this collection of sharp-witted tales on modern life will entertain and enthrall in the manner...

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Exit management  by Naomi Booth

Exit management

Naomi Booth

Book

"At minus five degrees, even the densest blood materials start to turn: the beginnings of a human heart will still into black ice. Callum has been given an opportunity: Jozsef's house is the perfect place to live - plenty of room, a sought-after Lond...

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The Garden House by Marcia Willett

The Garden House

Marcia Willett

Large Print

Fresh out of university, El moves into her father's home just outside Tavistock in Devon after his death. Although her childhood friend, Will, is there to help her through her grief, she soon realises there were things her father was hiding from her......

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All the colours of the town by Liam McIlvanney

All the colours of the town

Liam McIlvanney

Large Print

When Glasgow journalist Gerry Conway receives a phone call promising unsavoury information about Scottish Justice Minister Peter Lyons, his instinct is that this apparent scoop won't warrant space in The Tribune. But as Conway's curiosity grows and his...

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Love by Roddy Doyle

Love

Roddy Doyle

Large Print

One summer's evening, two men meet up in a Dublin restaurant. Old friends, now married and with grown-up children, their lives have taken seemingly similar paths. But Joe has a secret he has to tell Davy, and Davy has a grief he wants to keep from Joe....

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The summer villa by Melissa Hill

The summer villa

Melissa Hill

Large Print

Villa Dolce Vita, a rambling stone house on the Amalfi Coast, sits high above the Gulf of Naples amidst dappled lemon groves and the fragrant, tumbling bougainvillea. Kim, Colette and Annie all came to the villa in need of escape and in the process forged...

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The cobbler's wife by Lynette Rees

The cobbler's wife

Lynette Rees

Large Print

Seren James yearns for a child of her own. Married to a man who has little care for her, she longs for something to fill the emptiness within - and fears that she is almost out of time. When Seren meets a woman who says she can help, she thinks her dreams...

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Long live the post horn!  by Vigdis Hjorth

Long live the post horn!

Vigdis Hjorth

Book

"Ellinor, a 35-year-old media consultant, has not been feeling herself; she's not been feeling much at all lately. Far beyond jaded, she picks through an old diary and fails to recognise the woman in its pages, seemingly as far away from the world around...

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The land is bright by Elizabeth Murphy

The land is bright

Elizabeth Murphy

Audio CD

Life changes for the Palin children when Mam dies, and it's up to twelve-year-old Sally to take her place. Sally is determined that her baby sister Emily has a better life. When Emily is sent to live with rich relatives, it seems like her wish has come...

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The Penrose treasure by Janet Tanner

The Penrose treasure

Janet Tanner

Audio CD

When Tamsin Hardy returns home from her post as a lady's maid to attend her mother's sickbed, her childhood playmate Isobel Penrose offers her a post as her companion at Trevarrah House. Tamsin accepts, but she feels uneasy about Trevarrah House despite...

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The heatwave by Kate Riordan

The heatwave

Kate Riordan

Audio CD

Sylvie hasn't been back to her crumbling French family home in years. Not since the death of her eldest daughter Elodie. Every corner of the old house feels haunted by memories of her memories she has tried to forget. But as temperatures rise, and forest...

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It walks by night by John Dickson Carr

It walks by night

John Dickson Carr

Audio CD

In the smoke-wreathed gloom of a Parisian salon, Detective Bencolin has summoned his allies to discuss a peculiar case. A would-be murderer, imprisoned for his attempt to kill his wife, has escaped and is known to have visited a plastic surgeon. His....

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Real fake by Aly Mennuti

Real fake

Aly Mennuti

Audio CD

Annie Shepherd is represented by the biggest entertainment agency in the world. Annie Shepherd has the perfect literary life. But Annie Shepherd has a secret. A huge secret she's tried to hide her entire career, which is bought to the surface when her...

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The inheritors by Hannelore Cayre

The inheritors

Hannelore Cayre

Audio CD

She had been dead now for four days and I had become rich. Unimaginably rich. Blanche de Rigny has always considered herself the black sheep of the family. And a black sheep on crutches at that. But it turns out her family tree has branches she didn't...

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Sorrow and bliss by Meg Mason

Sorrow and bliss

Meg Mason

Audio CD

"This story is about a woman called Martha. She knows there is something wrong with her but she doesn't know what it is. Her husband Patrick thinks she is fine. He says everyone has something, the thing is just to keep going. Martha told Patrick before...

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Black Sunday by Tola Rotimi Abraham

Black Sunday

Tola Rotimi Abraham

Audio CD

This fiercely original debut novel follows the fate of four siblings over the course of two decades in Nigeria as they search for agency, love, and meaning in a society rife with hypocrisy. Twin sisters Bibike and Ariyike are enjoying a comfortable life...

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Escape path lighting  by John Newton

Escape path lighting

John Newton

Book

"A drunken poet obliged to choose between Art and Love. What could possibly go wrong? Rock Oyster Island. It's a slack kind of place, but that's the way the locals like it: lifestyle farmers, pensioned-off bikers, seekers and healers, meth cooks and ...

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The sowing season  by Katie Powner

The sowing season

Katie Powner

Book

"After he's forced to sell the family farm he's labored on his whole life, 63-year-old Gerrit Laninga doesn't know what to do with himself. He sacrificed everything for the land--his time, his health, his family--with nothing to show for it but bitte...

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The liars  by Naomi Joy

The liars

Naomi Joy

Book

"Two women. One deadly secret. A rivalry that could destroy them. Ava Wells is perfect. She has the boyfriend, the career, the looks. But one night changes everything and her life suddenly isn't so seamless. Jade Fernleigh is ambitious. She's worked hard...

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Smart ovens for lonely people  by Elizabeth (Novelist) Tan

Smart ovens for lonely people

Elizabeth (Novelist) Tan

Book

"In the titular story, a cat-shaped oven tells a depressed woman she doesn't have to be sorry anymore. A Yourtopia Bespoke Terraria employee becomes paranoid about the mounting coincidences in her life. Four girls gather to celebrate their underwear in...

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Man in armour  by Siobhan (Businesswoman) McKenna

Man in armour

Siobhan (Businesswoman) McKenna

Book

"Charles lives in the testosterone-driven, high-powered, brutal world of investment banking. It is a world dominated by deals, bonuses, bravado and savagery. Charles is a master of this world. Each day he shrugs on a metaphorical suit of armour and goes...

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Earthlings  by Sayaka Murata

Earthlings

Sayaka Murata

Book

"Natsuki isn't like the other girls. She has a wand and a transformation mirror. She might be a witch, or an alien from another planet. Together with her cousin Yuu, Natsuki spends her summers in the wild mountains of Nagano, dreaming of other worlds....

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Who they was  by Gabriel Krauze

Who they was

Gabriel Krauze

Book

"This life is like being in an ocean. Some people keep swimming towards the bottom. Some people touch the bottom with one foot, or even both, and then push themselves off it to get back up to the top, where you can breathe. Others get to the bottom and...

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Marrying Simone  by Anna. author. Jacobs

Marrying Simone

Anna. author. Jacobs

Book

"In Australia, Simone has been widowed for four years and is ready to make a more interesting life for herself. Her friends are driving her mad introducing her to eligible men; her busy daughters are just the opposite, wanting her available for babys...

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Below the big blue sky by Anna McPartlin

Below the big blue sky

Anna McPartlin

Audio CD

How does a family pick up the pieces, when the person who held them together has gone? When forty-year-old Rabbit Hayes dies, she leaves behind a family broken by grief. Her mother, Molly, is distraught and in danger of losing her faith. Her father, ...

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Trio  by William Boyd

Trio

William Boyd

Book

"It is summer in 1968, the year of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. While the world is reeling our trio is involved in making a rackety Swingin' Sixties British movie in sunny Brighton. All are leading secret lives.As the film...

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The baby doctor by Fiona McArthur

The baby doctor

Fiona McArthur

Audio CD

'The right people turn up in your life at the right time if you let them.' Sienna Wilson is living her dream in the city - a rewarding obstetrics job in a leading hospital, an apartment with a view and handsome Sergeant McCabe on call whenever she needs...

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The wall  by Max Annas

The wall

Max Annas

Book

"Moses wants one thing: to get home, where his girlfriend and a cold beer are waiting for him. But his car breaks down on an empty street, not a single human being in sight. Moses slips into The Pines, a gated community, in hopes to find help from a ...

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Unpublishable

Unpublishable

Book

"Collected works from the notorious Brooklyn reading series, from notable and emerging writers alike. "--Provided by publisher.

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The godmothers by Monica. author. McInerney

The godmothers

Monica. author. McInerney

Audio CD

'I don't want two wishy-washy godmothers,' Jeannie had said that afternoon in the country hospital when Eliza was only a day old. 'No dolls. No pink dresses. Just lots of adventures. Lots of spoiling. The pair of you like two mighty warriors protecting...

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A modern family by Helga Flatland

A modern family

Helga Flatland

Audio CD

When Liv, Ellen and Hk̄on, along with their partners and children, arrive in Rome to celebrate their father's 70th birthday, a quiet earthquake occurs: their parents have decided to divorce. Shocked and disbelieving, the siblings try to come to terms...

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Summerwater by Sarah Moss

Summerwater

Sarah Moss

Audio CD

"On the longest day of the summer, twelve people sit cooped up with their families in a faded Scottish cabin park. The endless rain leaves them with little to do but watch the other residents. A woman goes running up the Ben as if fleeing; a retired ...

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The shelf by Helly Acton

The shelf

Helly Acton

Audio CD

A funny, feminist and all-too-relatable novel about our obsession with coupling up, settling down and the battle we all have with accepting ourselves. Ever feel like you're losing a race you never signed up for? Everyone in Amy's life seems to be get...

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You again  by Debra Jo Immergut

You again

Debra Jo Immergut

Audio CD

Abigail Willard first spots her from the back of a New York cab: the spitting image of Abby herself at age twenty-two - right down to the silver platforms and raspberry coat she wore as a young artist with a taste for wildness. But the real Abby is n...

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The phone box at the edge of the world by Laura Imai Messina

The phone box at the edge of the world

Laura Imai Messina

Audio CD

"When you have lost everything, what will you find? When Yui loses her mother and daughter in the tsunami, she wonders how she will ever carry on. Yet, in the face of this unthinkable loss, life must somehow continue. Then one day she hears about a widower...

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The blind light by Stuart Evers

The blind light

Stuart Evers

Audio CD

In the late 1950s, during his National Service, Drummond meets the two people who will change his life: Carter, a rich, educated young man sent down from Oxford; and Gwen, a barmaid with whom he feels an instant connection. His feelings for both will...

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Never look back by Mary Burton

Never look back

Mary Burton

Audio CD

After multiple women go missing, Agent Melina Shepard of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation makes the impulsive decision to go undercover as a prostitute. While working the street, she narrowly avoids becoming a serial killer's latest victim; as much...

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I give my marriage a year by Holly Wainwright

I give my marriage a year

Holly Wainwright

Audio CD

How far would you go to save your marriage? Lou and Josh have been together for 14 years. They share two kids, a mortgage, careers and plenty of history. Now, after a particularly fraught Christmas, Lou is ready to ask herself: is this marriage worth...

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The last migration by Charlotte McConaghy

The last migration

Charlotte McConaghy

Audio CD

"A dark past. An impossible journey. The will to survive. How far you would you go for love? Franny Stone is determined to go to the end of the earth, following the last of the Arctic terns on what may be their final migration to Antarctica. As anima...

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Man in armour by Siobhán McKenna

Man in armour

Siobhán McKenna

Audio CD

Charles is a master of this dog-eat-dog world dominated by deals, bonuses, bravado and savagery. Each day he shrugs on a metaphorical suit of armour and goes out to accumulate power and make money. He's a man who is familiar with casual brutality - h...

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The sister's gift by Barbara Hannay

The sister's gift

Barbara Hannay

Audio CD

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

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The dishwasher by Stéphane Larue

The dishwasher

Stéphane Larue

Audio CD

It's October in Montreal, 2002, and winter is coming on fast. Past due on his first freelance gig and ensnared in lies to his family and friends, a graphic design student with a gambling addiction goes after the first job that promises a paycheck: di...

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The wild laughter by Caoilinn Hughes

The wild laughter

Caoilinn Hughes

Audio CD

It's 2008, and the Celtic Tiger has left devastation in its wake. Brothers Hart and Cormac Black are waking up to a very different Ireland - one that widens the chasm between them and brings their beloved father to his knees. Facing a devastating choice...

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The Jacaranda house by Deborah Challinor

The Jacaranda house

Deborah Challinor

Audio CD

"Deborah Challinor returns with a spellbinding novel about a woman living in Sydney's notorious King's Cross in 1964. Polly Manaia is living in Sydney's notorious Kings Cross, working as an exotic dancer. She's desperate to bring her young daughter to...

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A country for dying  by Abdellah Taïa

A country for dying

Abdellah Taïa

Book

"Paris, summer of 2010. Zahira is a Moroccan prostitute late in her career whose generosity is her way of defying her humiliation and misery. Her friend Aziz, a male prostitute, admires her and emulates her. Aziz is transitioning from his past as a man...

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The wreck by Meg Keneally

The wreck

Meg Keneally

Audio CD

1820 Sarah McCaffrey, fleeing arrest for her part in a failed rebellion, thinks she has escaped when she finds herself aboard the Serpent, bound from London to the colony of New South Wales. But when the mercurial captain's actions drive the ship into...

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The place between  by Suzanne Moore

The place between

Suzanne Moore

Book

"Sarah used to know who she was - a doctor, a wife, a mother - but as she prepares for the birth of her second child, she feels set adrift from the life she had planned. When her mother, Beryl, announces she's coming to Sydney from Perth, Sarah has to...

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Heart bones  by Colleen Hoover

Heart bones

Colleen Hoover

Book

"Life and a dismal last name are the only two things Beyah Grim's parents ever gave her. After carving her path all on her own, Beyah is well on her way to bigger and better things, thanks to no one but herself. With only two short months separating her...

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The lost writings  by Franz Kafka

The lost writings

Franz Kafka

Book

"Unearthed by the master Kafka biographer and scholar Reiner Stach and translated by the peerless Michael Hofmann, this collection comes as a prize and a joy. Some stories are several pages long; some run about a page; a handful are only a few lines long....

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Victory Park  by Rachel (Novelist) author. Kerr

Victory Park

Rachel (Novelist) author. Kerr

Book

Kara lives in Victory Park council flats with her young son, just making a living by minding other people's kids - her nightly smoke on the fire escape the only time she can drop her guard and imagine something better. But the truth is life is threadbare...

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Bright and dangerous objects  by Anneliese Mackintosh

Bright and dangerous objects

Anneliese Mackintosh

Book

"Commercial deep-sea diver Solvig has a secret. She wants to be one of the first human beings to colonize Mars, and she's one of a hundred people shortlisted by the Mars Project to do just that. But to fulfil her ambition, she'll have to leave behind...

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All the acorns on the forest floor  by Kim Hooper

All the acorns on the forest floor

Kim Hooper

Book

"All the Acorns on the Forest Floor tells the poignant and moving stories of multiple characters linked by their experiences as mothers, daughters, and lovers. Rife with stunning imagery, masterful character development, and heart rendering storytelling,...

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The silence  by Don DeLillo

The silence

Don DeLillo

Book

"It is Super Bowl Sunday in the year 2022. Five people, dinner, an apartment on the east side of Manhattan. The retired physics professor and her husband and her former student waiting for the couple who will join them from what becomes a dramatic flight...

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Beneficence  by Meredith Hall

Beneficence

Meredith Hall

Book

"In the years after World War II, the Senter family built an Eden-like life on their isolated dairy farm in rural Maine. When tragedy strikes, the close-knit family is shattered. Each must fight the isolation their own grief and guilt as they attempt...

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Remote sympathy  by Catherine Chidgey

Remote sympathy

Catherine Chidgey

Book

"Moving away from their lovely apartment in Munich isn’t nearly as wrenching an experience for Frau Greta Hahn as she had feared. Their new home is even lovelier than the one they left behind, and best of all – right on their doorstep – are some of the...

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