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General fiction new titles

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Want to try something new? Here's a good mix of the most recent general fiction titles in book, large print or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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The secret keeper  by Susan Lewis

The secret keeper

Susan Lewis

Book

"You never forget your first love. 18 years ago, Olivia learned to live without Sean Kenyon. She moved on, building a life with her husband Richmond and their two children in the picturesque town Kesterley-on-Sea. But when Sean unexpectedly appears on...

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The summer of secrets  by Barbara Hannay

The summer of secrets

Barbara Hannay

Book

"Sydney journalist Chloe Brown is painfully aware that her biological clock isn't just ticking, it's booming. When her long term boyfriend finally admits he never wants children, Chloe is devastated. Impulsively, she moves as far from disappointment as...

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The secret child  by Kerry (Novelist) Fisher

The secret child

Kerry (Novelist) Fisher

Book

"Susie was forced to do something she will always regret: giving her baby son up for adoption. Everything that led to this child, this choice, had to be buried and forgotten. Her secret echoes down through the years, tainting everything it touches. Her...

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The long take; or, a way to lose more slowly  by Robin Robertson

The long take; or, a way to lose more slowly

Robin Robertson

Book

"Walker, a young Canadian recently demobilised after war and his active service in the Normandy landings and subsequent European operations. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and unable to face a return to his family home in rural Nova Scotia,...

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The boatbuilder  by Daniel Gumbiner

The boatbuilder

Daniel Gumbiner

Book

"At 28 years old, Eli "Berg" Koenigsberg has never encountered a challenge he couldn't push through, until a head injury leaves him with lingering headaches and a weakness for opiates. Berg moves to a remote Northern California town, seeking space and...

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The almost wife  by Jade Beer

The almost wife

Jade Beer

Book

"Three women, three white dresses, three big days all set. Bu only two will make it up the aisle and only one will marry. Jessie has always known she doesn't belong, but she thought that would change when she met Adam. But pretending to be someone you're...

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Breath of heaven  by Alana Terry

Breath of heaven

Alana Terry

Book

"Nobody told Katrina being a pastor’s wife would be easy. But she never imagined that the stress she and her husband would face from his new job could so easily destroy their marriage. In spite of her mother’s disapproval, Katrina marries a pastor whose...

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Before the dawn  by Alana Terry

Before the dawn

Alana Terry

Book

"It wasn't supposed to turn out like this. We had a storybook romance. So why am I hiding in a shelter for battered women? Especially since he never hit me. The worst part is worrying about my daughter. Does she know she still has a mommy? Does she have...

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The bolthole  by Lawrence Winkler

The bolthole

Lawrence Winkler

Book

"The fates of three tormented men, born as many eras apart, come together in a rock cave on the Coromandel peninsula of New Zealand - Tama of the Ngatei Hei, Billy Green in the days of gold, and Dr. Sababa from across the ocean - seeking revenge, dis...

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The apology  by Ross Watkins

The apology

Ross Watkins

Book

"Adrian Pomeroy teaches English at an all-boys school 'full of bullshit artists in blazers'. When he finds himself at the centre of an allegation that might end his career, his life starts to unravel in spectacular fashion. With a police investigatio...

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Too much lip  by Melissa Lucashenko

Too much lip

Melissa Lucashenko

Book

"Too much lip, her old problem from way back. The older she got, the harder it seemed to get to swallow her opinions. The avalanche of bullshit in the world would drown her if she let it; the least she could do was raise her voice in anger. Wise-cracking...

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The true colour of the sea  by Robert Drewe

The true colour of the sea

Robert Drewe

Book

"An artist marooned on a remote island in the Arafura Sea contemplates his survival chances. He understands his desperate plight and the ocean's unrelenting power. But what is its true colour? A beguiling young woman nurses a baby by a lake while hiding...

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A meeting in Seville  by Paul A. Mendelson

A meeting in Seville

Paul A. Mendelson

Book

"William Sutherland (53), is stressed, work-obsessed and alienated from his vibrant Spanish wife Luisa (52), whom he suspects of an affair with old friend and current business partner Sandy. He could do without a 30th anniversary gift from their conc...

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You found me  by Virginia Macgregor

You found me

Virginia Macgregor

Book

"Early one morning, Isabel and her eleven-year-old daughter River are walking across Regents Park when they come across a distraught-looking man sitting on a bench. They ask him if he's OK, but he doesn't know the answer. In fact he doesn't know the answer...

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Inappropriation  by Lexi Freiman

Inappropriation

Lexi Freiman

Book

"A wildly irreverent take on the coming-of-age story that turns a search for belonging into a riotous satire of identity politics. Starting at a prestigious private Australian girls' school, fifteen-year-old Ziggy Klein is confronted with an alienating...

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The light between us  by Katie Khan

The light between us

Katie Khan

Book

"Isaac and Thea were once close, but they've grown apart. Thea works tirelessly, convinced she can prove everyone around her wrong; convinced she can prove that time travel is possible. But when one of her attempts goes wrong, she finds herself picking...

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Her mother's hands  by Karmele Jaio

Her mother's hands

Karmele Jaio

Book

"Have you ever had the feeling of not truly knowing your nearest and dearest? The precarious balance in the life of Nerea, a thirty-something journalist, breaks down when her mother, Luisa, is hospitalised with total amnesia. Nerea, who feels guilty for...

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Beautiful revolutionary  by Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Beautiful revolutionary

Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Book

"It's the summer of 1968, and Evelyn Lynden is a woman at war with herself. Minister's daughter. Atheist. Independent woman. Frustrated wife. Bitch with a bleeding heart. Following her conscientious-objector husband Lenny to the rural Eden of Evergreen...

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I am Heathcliff

I am Heathcliff

Book

16 modern fiction superstars shine a startling light on the romance and pain of the infamous literary pair Heathcliff and Cathy. Short stories to stir the heart and awaken vital conversation about love. Sixteen stories inspired by Wuthering Heights. ...

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The accidental further adventures of the hundred-year-old man  by Jonas Jonasson

The accidental further adventures of the hundred-year-old man

Jonas Jonasson

Book

It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they're not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that...

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The masterpiece  by Fiona Davis

The masterpiece

Fiona Davis

Book

"For the nearly nine million people who live in New York City, Grand Central Terminal is a crown jewel, a masterpiece of design. But for Clara Darden and Virginia Clay, it represents something quite different. For Clara, the terminal is the stepping stone...

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The distance home  by Paula Saunders

The distance home

Paula Saunders

Book

In the years after World War II, the bleak yet beautiful plains of South Dakota still embody all the contradictions--the ruggedness and the promise--of the old frontier. This is a place where you can eat strawberries from wild vines, where lightning reveals...

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Open me  by Lisa Locascio

Open me

Lisa Locascio

Book

Roxana Olsen has always dreamed of going to Paris, and after high school graduation finally plans to travel there on a study abroad program--a welcome reprieve from the bruising fallout of her parents' divorce. But a logistical mix-up brings Roxana t...

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The drama teacher  by Koren Zailckas

The drama teacher

Koren Zailckas

Book

Gracie Mueller is a proud mother of two and devoted wife, living with her husband Randy in upstate New York. Her life is complicated by the usual tedium and stressors--young children, marriage, money--and she's settled down comfortably enough. But when...

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Homecomings  by Marcia Willett

Homecomings

Marcia Willett

Book

At the end of the row of fishermen's cottages by the harbor's edge, stands an old granite house. First it belonged to Ned's parents; then Ned dropped anchor here after a life at sea and called it home. His nephew Hugo moved in too, swapping London for...

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The glorious heresies by Lisa McInerney

The glorious heresies

Lisa McInerney

Large Print

"We all do stupid things when we're kids. Ryan Cusack's grown up faster than most - being the oldest of six with a dead mum and an alcoholic dad will do that for you. And nobody says she's trying to help but maybe wants something more than that. The ...

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In every moment we are still alive by Tom Malmquist

In every moment we are still alive

Tom Malmquist

Large Print

"Tom's heavily pregnant girlfriend Karin is rushed to hospital with severe flu. While the doctors are able to save the baby, they are helpless in the face of what transpires to be acute Leukemia, and in a moment as fleeting as it is cruel Tom gains a...

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Metamorphica  by Zachary Mason

Metamorphica

Zachary Mason

Book

"In the tradition of Zachary Mason's bestselling first novel, The Lost Books of the Odyssey - where he recast episodes from Homer's masterpiece - Metamorphica now reimagines Ovid's epic poem of endless transformation, Metamorphoses. Just as the Roman...

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Goodbye, Paris  by Anstey author. Harris

Goodbye, Paris

Anstey author. Harris

Book

"Grace once had the beginnings of a promising musical career, but she hasn't been able to play her cello publicly since a traumatic event at music college years ago. Since then, she's built a quiet life for herself in her small English village, repai...

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Good luck with that  by Kristan Higgins

Good luck with that

Kristan Higgins

Book

"Marley, Georgia, and Emerson met at fat camp as teens, and they never would have survived it without each other. They bonded against the disapproval of their family and friends by loving each other for who they were and dreaming together of when things...

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Bitter orange  by Claire Fuller

Bitter orange

Claire Fuller

Book

"From the attic of a dilapidated English country house, she sees them - Cara first: dark and beautiful, clinging to a marble fountain of Cupid, and Peter, an Apollo. It is 1969 and they are spending the summer in the rooms below hers while Frances writes...

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Why mummy swears  by Gill Sims

Why mummy swears

Gill Sims

Book

"It's every parents' nightmare - the start of the school holidays - and instead of sitting in the sun, reading a book over a cold, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio, Mummy has two bored moppets to attend to. After frantically booking sports camps, child mi...

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The woman at 72 Derry Lane by Carmel Harrington

The woman at 72 Derry Lane

Carmel Harrington

Large Print

On a leafy suburban street in Dublin, beautiful, poised Stella Greene lives with her successful husband, Matt. The perfect couple in every way, Stella appears to have it all. Next door, at number 72 however, lives Rea Brady. Gruff, bad-tempered and rarely...

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Gonzo girl by Cheryl Della Pietra

Gonzo girl

Cheryl Della Pietra

Large Print

Alley Russo is a recent college grad desperately trying to make it in the gruelling world of New York publishing, but like so many who have come before her, she has no connections and has settled for an unpaid magazine internship while slinging drinks...

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The botanist's daughter  by Kayte Nunn

The botanist's daughter

Kayte Nunn

Book

"In Victorian England, headstrong adventuress Elizabeth takes up her late father's quest for a rare, miraculous plant. She faces a perilous sea voyage, unforeseen dangers and treachery that threatens her entire family. In present-day Australia, Anna finds...

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A superior spectre  by Angela Meyer

A superior spectre

Angela Meyer

Book

"Jeff is dying. Haunted by memories and grappling with the shame of his desires, he runs away to remote Scotland with a piece of experimental tech that allows him to enter the mind of someone in the past. Instructed to only use it three times, Jeff -...

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Hits & misses  by Simon Rich

Hits & misses

Simon Rich

Book

"A hilarious collection of short stories inspired by a former Saturday Night Live writer's real experiences in Hollywood, chronicling the absurdity of fame and the humanity of failure in a world dominated by social media influencers and reality TV stars."...

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Gods of wood and stone  by Mark Di Ionno

Gods of wood and stone

Mark Di Ionno

Book

Two men from disparate worlds and their search for what constitutes a meaningful life in a searing portrait of honor and masculinity, sport and celebrity, marriage and parenthood. Joe Grudeck is a living legend--a first-ballot Hall of Famer beloved by...

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Charlotte Walsh likes to win  by Jo Piazza

Charlotte Walsh likes to win

Jo Piazza

Book

"Charlotte Walsh is running for Senate in the most important race in the country during a midterm election that will decide the balance of power in Congress. Still reeling from a presidential election that shocked and divided the country and inspired...

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The late bloomers' club  by Louise (Chef) Miller

The late bloomers' club

Louise (Chef) Miller

Book

"Nora, the owner of the Miss Guthrie Diner, is perfectly happy serving up apple cider donuts, coffee, and eggs-any-way-you-like-em to her regulars, and she takes great pleasure in knowing exactly what's "the usual." But her life is soon shaken when s...

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Silent hearts  by Gwen Florio

Silent hearts

Gwen Florio

Book

"In 2001, Kabul is suddenly a place of possibility as people fling off years of repressive Taliban rule. This hopeful chaos brings together American aid worker Liv Stoellner and Farida Basra, an educated Pakistani woman still adjusting to her arranged...

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Everything under  by Daisy Johnson

Everything under

Daisy Johnson

Book

"Words are important to Gretel, always have been. As a child, she lived on a canal boat with her mother and together they invented a language that was just their own. She hasn't seen her mother since the age of sixteen, though - almost a lifetime ago...

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The red coast by Di Morrissey

The red coast

Di Morrissey

Large Print

"Di Morrissey returns to the red earth of the Kimberley with a passionate story of resistance and resilience under its soaring blue skies. After the upheaval which separated Jacqui Bouchard from her beloved son, she has finally settled in Broome, a m...

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The summer visitors by Fiona. author. O'Brien

The summer visitors

Fiona. author. O'Brien

Audio CD

"American documentary maker Daniel O'Connell is renting beautiful Cable Lodge for the summer. He's hoping that three months researching an old cable station in a remote Irish village will help him and his traumatised son finally move on from the accident...

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Crazy in love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop by Annie Darling

Crazy in love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop

Annie Darling

Audio CD

"Nina is addicted to bad boys, the wilder, the better. Despite her friends' misgivings, she firmly believes that true love only takes one form: wild, full of passion and fire and punctuated by tempestuous arguments. She won't settle for anything less....

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A goat's song  by Dermot Healy

A goat's song

Dermot Healy

Book

"Jack Ferris, playwright, drunk, is mired in contemplative misery in a fisherman's cottage on the windy bleak west coast of Ireland. Mourning his love affair with Catherine Adams, an actress and Protestant from the North, he summons her instead in hi...

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The super ladies  by Susan Petrone

The super ladies

Susan Petrone

Book

"For three middle-aged women in the suburbs of Cleveland, the issues seemed compelling but relatively conventional: sending a child off to college, dealing with a marriage gone stale, feeling invisible. But changes were coming . . . and not the pred...

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Women of the dunes  by Sarah Maine

Women of the dunes

Sarah Maine

Book

"A rich, atmospheric tale set in Ullaness on the sea-lashed coast of west Scotland, in which the lives of three women weave together after a body is discovered in the dunes. Libby Snow has always felt the pull of Ullaness, a lush Scottish island enshrouded...

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The last family in England by Matt Haig

The last family in England

Matt Haig

Audio CD

Narrated by Prince, an earnest young dog, he strives hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact (Labradors believe in 'duty over all'-- to remain loyal to their human masters, and so serve and protect their Family at any cost). But as things...

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Imogen by Jilly Cooper

Imogen

Jilly Cooper

Audio CD

"As a librarian, Imogen read a lot of books, but none of them covered real life on the Riviera. Her holiday with tennis ace, Nicky, and the whole glamorous coterie of journalist, playboy, photographer, was a revelation. But the path of a jet-set virgin...

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All the fun of the fair by Lynda Page

All the fun of the fair

Lynda Page

Audio CD

"It's the 1950s and Grundy's Travelling Fair arrives in town. When night falls, the local town is drawn to the Fair. But when the fairgoers head home, the Grundys are left behind. Hours are long and the work back-breaking. But family and friends hold...

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Armand V.  by Dag Solstad

Armand V.

Dag Solstad

Book

"Armand is a diplomat rising through the ranks of the Norwegian foreign office, but he's caught between his public duty to support foreign wars in the Middle East and his private disdain for Western intervention. He hides behind knowing, ironic state...

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How hard can it be? by Allison Pearson

How hard can it be?

Allison Pearson

Audio CD

Kate Reddy is facing her 50th birthday. Her children have turned into impossible teenagers; her mother and in-laws are in precarious health; and her husband is having a midlife crisis that leaves her desperate to restart her career after years away from...

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How to love a Jamaican  by Alexia Arthurs

How to love a Jamaican

Alexia Arthurs

Book

"This collection of short stories sweeps from close-knit island communities on Jamaica to the streets of New York City and midwestern university towns. In them, Arthurs forms a portrait of a nation, a people, and a way of life."--Publisher's descript...

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Ghosted  by Rosie Walsh

Ghosted

Rosie Walsh

Book

"When Sarah meets Eddie, they connect instantly and fall in love. To Sarah, it seems as though her life has finally begun. And it's mutual: It's as though Eddie has been waiting for her, too. Sarah has never been so certain of anything. So when Eddie...

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Call me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

Call me Zebra

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

Audio CD

"From an award-winning young author, a novel following a feisty heroine's idiosyncratic quest to reclaim her past by mining the wisdom of her literary icons--even as she navigates the murkier mysteries of love. Zebra is the last in a line of anarchis...

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The organ growers  by Richard Van Anderson

The organ growers

Richard Van Anderson

Book

David McBride has committed an egregious act that transgresses both moral and civil law. Left with no semblance of a normal life -- his family, freedom, and humanity stripped away -- he resigns to accept whatever punishment is forthcoming. But, McBride...

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The great chain of unbeing  by Andrew Crumey

The great chain of unbeing

Andrew Crumey

Book

Andrew Crumey's novels are renowned for their unique blend of science, history, philosophy and humour. Now he brings the same insight and originality to this story cycle whose title offers an ironic twist on the ancient doctrine of connectedness, the...

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The line  by Olga Grushin

The line

Olga Grushin

Book

"The line begins to form on the whispered rumor that a famous exiled composer is returning to Russia to conduct his last symphony. Tickets will be limited. The concert date unknown. Nameless strangers join the line, jostling for preferred position. But...

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Love in a mist  by Sarah Harrison

Love in a mist

Sarah Harrison

Book

Everyone envies young Flora Mayfield: she has the best parents in the world. A successful, handsome father and a gorgeous, vivacious mother who adore each other, and no siblings with whom to share the limelight of their love and attention. But Flora has...

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Bad twins  by Rebecca Chance

Bad twins

Rebecca Chance

Book

"Never trust the face in the mirror... It's no surprise to anyone that Jeffrey Sachs, billionaire CEO of his own hotel chain, has a drop-dead gorgeous Estonian mistress. But stepping down to spend his retirement years with her? No one saw that coming...

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Bellewether  by Susanna Kearsley

Bellewether

Susanna Kearsley

Book

"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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When the curtain falls  by Carrie Hope Fletcher

When the curtain falls

Carrie Hope Fletcher

Book

Theatres have a certain kind of magic. When the curtain rises, we are all enraptured by the glare of the lights and the smell of the greasepaint but it's when the curtain falls that the real drama begins... In 1952 two young lovers meet, in secret, at...

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It needs to look like we tried  by Todd Robert Petersen

It needs to look like we tried

Todd Robert Petersen

Book

"Everyone has a dream, an idea, a goal. But what happens when those desires are thwarted, when dreams and goals fall apart? In It Needs to Look Like We Tried, Todd Robert Petersen explores the ways in which our failures work on the lives of others, weaving...

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Vernon Subutex 2  by Virginie Despentes

Vernon Subutex 2

Virginie Despentes

Book

"Vernon Subutex is still on the streets. Hanging around with alcohol-soaked Charles in the Parc de Buttes Chaumont, feverish and hallucinating, he is completely cut off from the wider world and unaware that he is the subject of a frantic search by a crowd...

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Testament  by Kim Sherwood

Testament

Kim Sherwood

Book

"Her family was always complicated. It's why Eva was closest to her grandfather: a charismatic painter - and a keeper of secrets. So when he dies, she's hit by a greater loss - of the questions he never answered, and the past he never shared. The letter...

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Left  by Mary Hogan

Left

Mary Hogan

Book

"Fay and Paul Agarra are in Spain, enjoying all the delights of a European holiday. When Paul inexplicably disappears from a Granada street corner, Fay knows something is terribly wrong. Reunited, Paul shrugs off the episode as a simple misunderstanding...

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Oh my god what a complete Aisling by Emer author. McLysaght

Oh my god what a complete Aisling

Emer author. McLysaght

Audio CD

"Aisling is twenty-eight and she’s a complete ... Aisling. She lives at home in Ballygobbard (or Ballygobackwards, as some gas tickets call it) with her parents and commutes to her good job at PensionsPlus in Dublin. Aisling goes out every Saturday night...

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Miss Laila, armed and dangerous by Manu Joseph

Miss Laila, armed and dangerous

Manu Joseph

Audio CD

"On the day that Hindu nationalists and their controversial leader have won a spectacular election victory, a large apartment building collapses in Mumbai. The rescue operation finds only one survivor, a man trapped under a beam, mumbling in delirium....

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A Long Island story by R. A. Gekoski

A Long Island story

R. A. Gekoski

Audio CD

"It is 1953, a heat wave is sweeping across America and the Grossmans--Ben, Addie and their two children--are moving their lives from the political heart of Washington DC to suburban Long Island. Benny was a successful lawyer in the Department of Justice,...

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Happiness by Aminatta Forna

Happiness

Aminatta Forna

Audio CD

"London. A fox makes its way across Waterloo Bridge. The distraction causes two pedestrians to collide - Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes, and Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist there to deliver a keynote speech. Attila has arrived in...

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The temptation of Gracie by Santa Montefiore

The temptation of Gracie

Santa Montefiore

Audio CD

"Gracie Burton is a grandmother, living quietly in Devon. She has rarely left the village over the past forty years. Her daughter, Carina, is immensely high-powered with her own fast-paced business in London. She has very little time for her 17-year-...

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A crafty cigarette  by Matteo Sedazzari

A crafty cigarette

Matteo Sedazzari

Book

"A story of a teenager coming of age in the 70s as seen through his eyes, who on the cusp of adulthood, discovers a band that is new to him, which leads him into becoming a Mod. A mischievous youth prone to naughtiness, he takes to mod like a moth to...

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The summer house  by Philip Teir

The summer house

Philip Teir

Book

"The light greenery of the early summer is trembling around Erik and Julia as they shove their children into the car and start the drive towards the house by the sea on the west coast of Finland where they will spend the summer. From the outside they...

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The most important thing  by Belinda Hollyer

The most important thing

Belinda Hollyer

Book

"Ginny and Shona are inseparable. they can’t remember a time before they knew each other. Tanya is new - she’s just moved to Waiheke Island because of her mother’s job. The old friendship is threatened by the incomer’s arrival. But more unsettling is...

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My year of rest and relaxation  by Ottessa Moshfegh

My year of rest and relaxation

Ottessa Moshfegh

Book

"A shocking, hilarious and strangely tender novel about a young woman's experiment in narcotic hibernation, aided and abetted by one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature. Our narrator has many of the advantages of life, on the surface....

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The summer wives by Beatriz Williams

The summer wives

Beatriz Williams

Large Print

"In the summer of 1951, Miranda Schuyler arrives on elite, secretive Winthrop Island as a schoolgirl from the margins of high society, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. When her beautiful mother marries Hugh Fisher, w...

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The good fight by Danielle Steel

The good fight

Danielle Steel

Large Print

"Against the electrifying backdrop of the 1960s, Danielle Steel unveils the gripping chronicle of a young woman discovering a passion for justice and of the unsung heroes she encounters on her quest to fight the good fight. The daughter and granddaughter...

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The secrets between us by Thrity N. Umrigar

The secrets between us

Thrity N. Umrigar

Large Print

"Poor and illiterate, Bhima had faithfully worked for the Dubash family, an upper-middle-class Parsi household, for more than twenty years. Yet after courageously speaking the truth about a heinous crime perpetrated against her own family, the devoted...

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My year of rest and relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

My year of rest and relaxation

Ottessa Moshfegh

Large Print

"Our narrator has many of the advantages in life, on the surface. Young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, she lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like the rest of her needs, by her inheritance. But there is a vacuum...

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Those other women by Nicola Moriarty

Those other women

Nicola Moriarty

Large Print

"Poppy and Annalise are driven mad by mums enjoying special privileges at work while they pick up the slack. Setting up a Facebook group to vent about smug mummies is just a healthy outlet - right? But as their new group's membership soars, the frust...

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The dying of the light by Robert Goolrick

The dying of the light

Robert Goolrick

Large Print

"Diana Cooke was "born with the century" and came of age just after World War I. The daughter of landed Southern gentry, she knew early that her parents had only one asset, besides her: their stately house, Saratoga. But the Cookes were too land-poor...

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There there by Tommy Orange

There there

Tommy Orange

Large Print

"Not since Sherman Alexie's The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine has such a powerful and urgent Native American voice exploded onto the landscape of contemporary fiction. Tommy Orange's There There introduces...

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Cat person  by Kristen Roupenian

Cat person

Kristen Roupenian

Book

"She thought, brightly, This is the worst life decision I have ever made! And she marvelled at herself for a while, at the mystery of this person who'd just done this bizarre, inexplicable thing. Margot meets Robert. They exchange numbers. They text,...

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Dovetail  by Bernard Pearson

Dovetail

Bernard Pearson

Book

"Like the antiques he restores, master craftsman Bill Sawyer knows that his interesting past could lead to a fragile future. In the autumn of his life, as his body begins to betray his skill, his dwindling days are about to become very interesting....

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Every time you go away  by Elizabeth M. Harbison

Every time you go away

Elizabeth M. Harbison

Book

"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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Typhoon and other stories  by Joseph Conrad

Typhoon and other stories

Joseph Conrad

Book

"Features three works by the American author, including the classic story of a steamship captain pitted against a storm that taxes his courage and his ship beyond what he believed possible."--Publisher's description.

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Three-and-a-half heartbeats  by Amanda Prowse

Three-and-a-half heartbeats

Amanda Prowse

Book

"Grace and Tom Penderford had a strong marriage, a comfortable home in the English countryside and a healthy baby girl, Chloe. They were happy. They were normal. But soon after Chloe turns three, tragedy strikes when a disease called sepsis claims the...

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The juniper gin joint  by Lizzie Lovell

The juniper gin joint

Lizzie Lovell

Book

"When life gives you lemons, make gin and tonic! It's been a tough year for Jennifer in her seaside Devon town. Her kids have left home for pastures new and her husband has left home for another woman. Home alone with her eccentric home-brewing father...

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The house we called home  by Jenny Oliver

The house we called home

Jenny Oliver

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"One family brought together at their beautiful but remote childhood home when their father goes missing. The Whitethorn marriage - Graham and Patricia - has always been the subject of high praise. They've raised three children and live in a beautiful...

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Bone deep  by Sandra Ireland

Bone deep

Sandra Ireland

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"Sometimes, getting what you want leaves you with unexpected consequences. What happens when you fall in love with the wrong person? If that person happens to be your sister's boyfriend, the consequences threaten to be far-reaching and potentially d...

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Conflicts of interest  by Terry Stiastny

Conflicts of interest

Terry Stiastny

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"Lawrence Leith has retreated from his once-successful career in TV to a small village in the south of France to mourn the end of his marriage and the loss of his job. When his old colleague Martin Elliott arrives for a summer holiday, surrounded by his...

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The flicker of old dreams by Susan Henderson

The flicker of old dreams

Susan Henderson

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Finding fulfillment in her job as an embalmer in her father's small town mortuary, outsider Mary bonds with a villainized local who was blamed for a fatal accident twenty years earlier, a friendship that compels her to consider what might happen if she...

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When life gives you lululemons by Lauren Weisberger

When life gives you lululemons

Lauren Weisberger

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"New York Times bestselling author Lauren Weisberger returns with a novel starring one of her favorite characters from The Devil Wears Prada--Emily Charlton, first assistant to Miranda Priestly, now a highly successful image consultant who's just landed...

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To the moon and back by Karen Kingsbury

To the moon and back

Karen Kingsbury

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"Brady Bradshaw was a child when the Oklahoma City bombing killed his mother. Every year, Brady visits the site on the anniversary to remember her. A decade ago he met Jenna Phillips, who was also a child when her parents were killed. Brady and Jenna...

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Babylon  by Viktor Pelevin

Babylon

Viktor Pelevin

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"As a poet, Tartarsky is a failure. As a copywriter for one of Moscow's biggest advertising firms he makes $2,000 in ten minutes - and that's before the cocaine kicks in. But as Tartarsky speeds through a surreal world of PR mercenaries, back-door deals...

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Radio sunrise  by Anietie Isong

Radio sunrise

Anietie Isong

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"Ifiok, a young journalist working for the government radio station in Lagos, aspires to always do the right thing but the odds seem to be stacked against him. The government cuts the funding to his weekly radio drama, he stumbles into an affair with...

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Saint Antony in his desert  by Anthony Uhlmann

Saint Antony in his desert

Anthony Uhlmann

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"A defrocked priest, Antony Elm, has made his way into a desert outside Alice Springs, where he intends to stay for forty days and forty nights. He is undergoing a crisis of faith and has brought with him the typescript for a book he has failed to finish...

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Concrete flowers  by Wilfried N'Sondé

Concrete flowers

Wilfried N'Sondé

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"Behind the bars on her window, Rosa Maria dreams of sunshine, love, calm, and leaving the city where she lives with her family. She suffers her father's beatings, hides her femininity behind shapeless clothing, and pines for the beautiful Jason as she...

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Landing zone  by Erin Dutton

Landing zone

Erin Dutton

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"Former U.S. Army pilot, Lauren, and police training instructor, Kim, share a love of country, a sense of duty, and grief for a woman who left them too soon. That she was a friend to one and a lover to the other should at least give them something on...

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