Auckland Libraries: General fiction new titles

General fiction new titles

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

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Four by four  by Sara Mesa

Four by four

Sara Mesa

Book

"Set entirely at Wybrany College--a school where the wealthy keep their kids safe from the chaos erupting in the cities--Four by Four is a novel of insinuation and gossip, in which the truth about Wybrany's 'program' is always palpable, but never explicit....

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Unseen city  by Amy Shearn

Unseen city

Amy Shearn

Book

"In a city teeming with stories, how do lost souls find one another? It's a question Meg Rhys doesn't think she's asking. Meg is a self-identified spinster librarian, satisfied with living with her cat, stacks of books, and her dead sister's ghost in...

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The ancestry of objects  by Tatiana Ryckman

The ancestry of objects

Tatiana Ryckman

Book

"A young woman meets a man at a restaurant while eating alone and contemplating her own death. They exchange words only briefly, but by the end of the week he has entered her world with an intensity rivaled only by her desire to end her life. Told with...

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Polar vortex  by Shani Mootoo

Polar vortex

Shani Mootoo

Book

"Some secrets never die... lesbian couple Priya and Alexandra have moved from the city to a picturesque countryside town. What Alex doesn't know is that in moving, Priya is running from her past--from a fraught relationship with an old friend, Prakash,...

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Hysteria  by Jessica Gross

Hysteria

Jessica Gross

Book

"In HYSTERIA, we meet a young woman an hour into yet another alcohol-fueled, masochistic, sexual bender at her local bar. There is a new bartender working this time, one she hasn't seen before, but who can properly make a drink. He looks familiar, and...

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Bluebeard's first wife  by Sŏng-nan Ha

Bluebeard's first wife

Sŏng-nan Ha

Book

"Disasters, accidents, and deaths abound in Bluebeard's First Wife. A woman spends a night with her fiancee and his friends, and overhears a terrible secret that has bound them together since high school. A man grows increasingly agitated by the apar...

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Straight from the horse's mouth  by Meryem Alaoui

Straight from the horse's mouth

Meryem Alaoui

Book

"This hilarious, colorful portrait of a prostitute navigating life in modern Morocco introduces a promising new literary voice. Jmiaa, a prostitute in Casablanca, lives alone with her daughter. A woman of strong character and quick wit, she doesn't hold...

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Homeland elegies  by Ayad Akhtar

Homeland elegies

Ayad Akhtar

Book

"An American son and his immigrant father search for belonging and reconciliation in the age of Trump. A deeply personal novel of identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, 'Homeland elegies' blends fact and fiction to tell an epic...

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The seventh mansion  by Maryse Meijer

The seventh mansion

Maryse Meijer

Book

"A sensitive and awkward loner who is deeply concerned with the environment, sixteen-year-old Xie finds community in his rural town with Jo and Leni, two queer girls his age, with whom he frees some captive mink from a local farm. When Xie is the only...

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Igifu  by Scholastique Mukasonga

Igifu

Scholastique Mukasonga

Book

"Scholastique Mukasonga's autobiographical stories rend a glorious Rwanda from the obliterating force of recent history, conjuring the noble cows of her home or the dew-swollen grass they graze on. In the title story, five-year-old Colomba tells of a...

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Cow girl  by Kirsty Eyre

Cow girl

Kirsty Eyre

Book

"An udderly hilarious story of friends, family and four-legged beasts. Billie fled her Yorkshire upbringing to pursue her dreams of finding a cure for the illness which killed her mother, yet when her father gets sick, she must return home to save the...

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Broken rules and other stories  by Barry Lee Thompson

Broken rules and other stories

Barry Lee Thompson

Book

"These awards-listed, interlinked stories vividly capture the small, rarely spoken moments of our lives that reverberate with meaning, with darkness and with light. An adolescent son and his parents on their annual holiday at a Bournemouth guesthouse...

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The book of two ways  by Jodi Picoult

The book of two ways

Jodi Picoult

Book

"Dawn Edelstein is on a plane when she is told to prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing is, the thoughts are not of her husband but of a man she last saw fifteen years ago: Wyatt Armstrong....

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The interpreter from Java  by Alfred Birney

The interpreter from Java

Alfred Birney

Book

"Arto Nolan is the father's name; his son Alan strives to overcome his loathing and comprehend the man who abused him and beat his mother. His father spent his evenings typing on his Remington. Later, Alan discovers his father had been working on his...

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The farm at Peppertree Crossing  by Léonie Kelsall

The farm at Peppertree Crossing

Léonie Kelsall

Book

"Veronica (Roni), has led a difficult youthful life with no family support; she looks after herself and trusts only herself. Shockingly, she's also just discovered that she's pregnant to her 'boyfriend' who is not interested in being a father. With a...

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Here is the beehive  by Sarah Crossan

Here is the beehive

Sarah Crossan

Book

"Ana and Connor have been having an affair for three years. In hotel rooms and coffee shops, swiftly deleted texts and briefly snatched weekends, they have built a world with none but the two of them in it. But then the unimaginable happens, and Ana ...

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The whispering house  by Elizabeth Brooks

The whispering house

Elizabeth Brooks

Book

"Freya Lyell is struggling to move on from her sister Stella's suicide five years ago. Visiting the bewitching Byrne Hall, only a few miles from the scene of the tragedy, she discovers a portrait of Stella - a portrait she had no idea existed, in a h...

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Evening  by Nessa Rapoport

Evening

Nessa Rapoport

Book

"Two sisters, lost youth, and youthful obsessions; organized by day as the family sits shiva, Evening unfolds the paradoxes of love, ambition, siblings, and the way the past continues to inflect the present, sometimes against our will. In her thirties,...

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Piece by piece  by Laura Bradford

Piece by piece

Laura Bradford

Book

"Danielle Parker is a gold-medal mom - the kind who volunteers in her children's classrooms, shuttles them between activities, throws legendary birthday parties, and has a remedy on hand for any emergency. Whatever her husband, Jeff, and their children...

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The Gin O'clock Club  by Rosie Blake

The Gin O'clock Club

Rosie Blake

Book

"Lottie is always in a hurry, rushing through her days ticking tasks off her to-do lists. Teddy is worried about his granddaughter and he knows that his late wife, Lily, would have known exactly what to say to make things better. Now that Lily has gone,...

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What happens at night  by Peter Cameron

What happens at night

Peter Cameron

Book

"In this atmospheric novel, an American couple travels to a strange, snowy European city to adopt a baby, who they hope will resurrect their failing marriage. Their difficult journey leaves the wife, who is struggling with cancer, desperately weak, and...

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Fresh water for flowers  by Valérie Perrin

Fresh water for flowers

Valérie Perrin

Book

"Violette Toussaint is the caretaker at a cemetery in a small town in Bourgogne. Casual mourners, regular visitors, and sundry colleagues - gravediggers, groundskeepers, and a priest - visit her to warm themselves in her lodge, where laughter, compan...

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Dear Ann  by Bobbie Ann Mason

Dear Ann

Bobbie Ann Mason

Book

"Ann Workman is a naive student. A misfit of sorts, she's traveled all the way from rural Kentucky to graduate school in literature in 1967. But Anne wants more than a good education - she wants a boyfriend. Ann wants the 'Real Thing', to be in love ...

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The Dublin girls by Cathy Mansell

The Dublin girls

Cathy Mansell

Audio CD

Nell Flynn is training to be a nurse and planning to marry her boyfriend when her mother dies, leaving her younger sisters destitute. To save them from the workhouse, Nell returns to the family home, finding work at a biscuit factory. But then eight-...

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Morwennan House by Janet Tanner

Morwennan House

Janet Tanner

Audio CD

Charity Palfrey is an orphan, with no family of her own and no past. Accepting a job as governess at Morwennan House is a fresh start for her, but from the moment Charity arrives she knows there is something sinister about her appointment. Charity fi...

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The forgotten letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn

The forgotten letters of Esther Durrant

Kayte Nunn

Audio CD

1951: Esther Durrant, a young mother, is committed to an asylum by her husband. Run by a pioneering psychiatrist, the hospital is at first Esther's prison - but can captivity lead to freedom? 2018: When free-spirited marine scientist Rachel Parker is...

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The garden of forgotten wishes by Trisha Ashley

The garden of forgotten wishes

Trisha Ashley

Audio CD

Mourning lost years spent in a marriage that has finally come to an end, and Marnie needs a fresh start and time to heal. Things she hopes to find in the rural west Lancashire. Marnie takes a job as a gardener, which comes with a little cottage to make...

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Under a starry sky by Laura Kemp

Under a starry sky

Laura Kemp

Audio CD

Wanda lives in the middle of nowhere. On a farm on the edge of a hill, in a little village that's seen better days. She's always dreamed of escaping, of travelling the world, but life has got in the way. When her mother ends up in hospital and her sister...

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Sunny days and sea breezes by Carole Matthews

Sunny days and sea breezes

Carole Matthews

Audio CD

On a ferry bound for the Isle of Wight, Jodie Jackson is leaving her old London life behind, looking for some peace and quiet on her brother Bill's houseboat. But from the moment Jodie steps aboard her new home, it's clear she won't be left alone. If...

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The Garden House by Marcia Willett

The Garden House

Marcia Willett

Audio CD

After the death of her father, El moves into his home just outside Tavistock in Devon. Fresh out of university she questions what it is she really wants from life. Although her childhood friend, Will, is there to help her through her grief she soon r...

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The women who ran away by Sheila O'Flanagan

The women who ran away

Sheila O'Flanagan

Audio CD

Deira is setting out on the holiday she'd planned with her long-term partner Gavin...only she's on her own. Gavin will not be amused when he finds out she's 'borrowed' his car, but since their brutal break-up Deira's not been acting rationally. Maybe...

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Other women  by Jean Lévy

Other women

Jean Lévy

Book

"Sophie thought she and Jonah were happy, bringing up their small daughter, until one summer's day, she discovers that Jonah is far from the man she thought he was. Sam - an attractive English teacher - seems to offer her some comfort, and new friendships...

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A Palm Beach scandal  by Susannah Marren

A Palm Beach scandal

Susannah Marren

Book

"Veronica and Simon Cutler and their dazzling adult daughters, Elodie and Aubrey, strike an enviable pose, the ultimate Palm Beach family. In a town where social aspirations, wealth and charm prevail, they are transcendent. While the sisters are pola...

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Little scratch  by Rebecca Watson

Little scratch

Rebecca Watson

Book

"An experimental novel that reveals one young woman's every thought over the course of twenty-four hours"--

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Fifty words for rain  by Asha Lemmie

Fifty words for rain

Asha Lemmie

Book

Kyoto, Japan, 1948. Noriko "Nori" Kamiza will not question why her mother abandoned her, or her confinement to the attic of her grandparents' imperial estate. And she will not resist the scalding chemical baths she receives daily to lighten her shameful...

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The radicals  by Marolyn Krasner

The radicals

Marolyn Krasner

Book

After twenty-five years of extremist feminist activism, D is on probation for assaulting homophobes and she is becoming something she never wanted to be: respectable. D's mom and girlfriend hope her life as leader of the feminist collective Pussy Power...

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The forbidden promise by Lorna (Novelist) Cook

The forbidden promise

Lorna (Novelist) Cook

Large Print

"Can one promise change the fate of two women decades apart? Scotland, 1940. War rages across Europe, but Invermoray House is at peace - until the night of Constance's 21st birthday, when she's the only person to see a Spitfire crash into the loch. R...

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The secret messenger by Mandy Robotham

The secret messenger

Mandy Robotham

Large Print

"Venice, 1943: The world is at war, and Stella Jilani is leading a double life. By day she works in the lion's den as a typist for the Reich; by night, she risks her life as a messenger for the Italian resistance. Against all odds, Stella must impart...

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The fall and rise of Sadie McQueen by Juliet (Novelist) Ashton

The fall and rise of Sadie McQueen

Juliet (Novelist) Ashton

Large Print

"It doesn't look like much from the outside, but Cherry Blossom Mews is a miraculous place. It's somewhere that finds you, rather than the other way around. Sadie McQueen has leased a double fronted space in this small cul de sac in a culturally diverse...

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Blast from the past by Cathy Hopkins

Blast from the past

Cathy Hopkins

Large Print

"On a trip of a lifetime to India with her best friends, Bea is given an unexpected present - an hour with a celebrated mystic and clairvoyant. Highly sceptical, Bea is forced to confront some hard truths that the mystic has so eerily picked up on,.....

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Live a little by Howard Jacobson

Live a little

Howard Jacobson

Large Print

"At the age of 90-something, Beryl Dusinbery is forgetting everything - including her own children. She spends her days stitching morbid samplers and tormenting her two long-suffering carers, Nastya and Euphoria, with tangled stories of her husbands and...

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The labyrinth  by Amanda Lohrey

The labyrinth

Amanda Lohrey

Book

"Erica Marsden's son, an artist, has been imprisoned for homicidal negligence. In a state of grief, Erica cuts off all ties to family and friends, and retreats to a quiet hamlet on the south-east coast near the prison where he is serving his sentence....

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Hollow in the land  by James Clarke

Hollow in the land

James Clarke

Book

"Out walking Ada Robinson's dog while his wife drinks herself into a forgetful fug, Harry Maiden discovers an intricate system of caves beneath the wind turbines. Over at the Woolpack one night, Rosco re-encounters friendships he thought he'd left behind...

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Older  by Pamela Redmond Satran

Older

Pamela Redmond Satran

Book

"In the hotly anticipated sequel to the beloved Younger - the hit TV series from the creator of Sex and the City starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff - Liza Miller is torn between two cities and two hearts when her bestselling novel is picked up by...

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Revenge  by S. L. Lim

Revenge

S. L. Lim

Book

"A family favour their son over their daughter. Shan attends university before making his fortune in Australia while Yannie must find menial employment and care for her ageing parents. After her mother's death, Yannie travels to Sydney to become enmeshed...

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A good man by Ani Katz

A good man

Ani Katz

Audio CD

"Thomas Martin is everything a man is supposed to be. He has a beautiful wife and a loving daughter, a good house on Long Island, a flourishing career at a prestigious Manhattan advertising firm. He's a good son and brother, taking it upon himself to...

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The motion of the body through space by Lionel Shriver

The motion of the body through space

Lionel Shriver

Audio CD

"Allergic to group activities of any kind, all her life Serenata has run, swum and cycled on her lonesome. But now that she's hit 60, all that physical activity has destroyed her knees. As she contemplates surgery with dread, her previously sedentary...

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Blessing in disguise by Danielle Steel

Blessing in disguise

Danielle Steel

Audio CD

"As a young intern at an art gallery in Paris, Isabelle McAvoy meets Putnam Armstrong, wealthy, gentle, older and secluded from the world. Her time at his Normandy chateau is the stuff of dreams, but when she learns she is pregnant, she knows that marriage...

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The telephone box library by Rachael Lucas

The telephone box library

Rachael Lucas

Audio CD

"Burnt out after ten years at the chalkface, Lucy’s taken a sabbatical from her job as a history teacher to focus on some research. She moves to a tiny Cotswolds cottage that comes with a reduced rent in exchange for keeping a daily eye on Bunty, an ...

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Royals by Emma Forrest

Royals

Emma Forrest

Audio CD

"July, 1981. London. Shy, working-class Steven finds solace in beauty. Eighteen years old, he dreams of being a fashion designer. He's also gay, maybe - he hasn't decided yet. There's a lot Steven isn't sure about, like whether he hates himself or thinks...

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Daisy by J. Paul Henderson

Daisy

J. Paul Henderson

Audio CD

"Written in his own words, and guided by a man who collects glasses in a local pub, this is the story of Herod 'Rod' Pinkney's search for Daisy Lamprich, a young woman he first sees on a decade-old episode of the Judge Judy Show, and who he now intends...

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A wedding in the olive garden by Leah Fleming

A wedding in the olive garden

Leah Fleming

Audio CD

"Sara Loveday flees home and crisis to the beautiful island of Santaniki. Here, amid olive groves and whitewashed stone villas, where dark cypress trees step down to a cobalt blue sea, Sara vows to change her life. Spotting a gap in the local tourist...

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Outbreak by T. Davis Bunn

Outbreak

T. Davis Bunn

Audio CD

"The waters off the West African coast are a menacing red, full of algae thick enough to stand on in places. In nearby villages, mysterious deaths start to occur--and the panic mounts. But before an alarm can be sounded, the sea currents shift, the a...

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The first man by Albert Camus

The first man

Albert Camus

Audio CD

"The unfinished manuscript of The First Man was discovered in the wreckage of a car in which Camus died in 1960. Although it was not published for over thirty years, it was an instant bestseller when it finally appeared in 1994. The 'first man' is Ja...

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The woman with wings by James MacManus

The woman with wings

James MacManus

Audio CD

"Alison Spedding is a loner; no real friends, no boyfriend and a job in which she goes unnoticed. At 32, her only passion is birdwatching. One afternoon, high on a Scottish mountain, earnestly waiting for the rarest of sights - a white tailed eagle r...

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Harold by Catherine Cookson

Harold

Catherine Cookson

Audio CD

"Catherine Cookson's well-loved novels Hamilton and Goodbye Hamilton told the story of Maisie, who invented an imaginary horse to keep her company through the long years of an unhappy marriage, and before she became a bestselling author. In this enga...

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My pear-shaped life by Carmel Harrington

My pear-shaped life

Carmel Harrington

Audio CD

"Meet Greta. She's funny. She's flawed. She's hiding so much behind her big smile she's forgotten who she is. But Greta is about to discover that the key to being happy is ... being yourself. Greta Gale has played the part of the funny fat one her entire...

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The move by Felicity Everett

The move

Felicity Everett

Audio CD

"Karen is driving through a strange landscape into a new life. Always a city girl, now she is on her way to an idyllic country cottage, refurbished for her with impeccable taste by her husband Nick. They're making a fresh start. But something is awry...

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Scenes of a graphic nature  by Caroline O'Donoghue

Scenes of a graphic nature

Caroline O'Donoghue

Book

"Charlie Regan's life isn't going forward, so she's decided to go back. After a tough few years floundering around the British film industry, experimenting with amateur pornography and watching her father's health rapidly decline, she and her best friend...

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The stone wall  by Beverly Lewis

The stone wall

Beverly Lewis

Book

Anna Beachy is eager to begin a new chapter in her life as a Lancaster County tour guide in the picturesque area where her Plain grandmother once stayed. The elderly woman suffers from Alzheimer's, and beyond a vague hint about an old stone wall, much...

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The big door prize  by M. O. (Milton O'Neal) Walsh

The big door prize

M. O. (Milton O'Neal) Walsh

Book

When the DNAMIX machine appears in the grocery store of Deerfield, Louisiana, it resembles a plain photo booth. But with just a quick swab of your cheek and two dollars, the device claims to use the science of DNA to tell you your life's potential. With...

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The lost diary of Venice  by Margaux DeRoux

The lost diary of Venice

Margaux DeRoux

Book

"In the wake of her father's death, Rose Newlin finds solace in her work as a book restorer. Then, one rainy Connecticut afternoon, a struggling painter appears at her door. William Lomazzo brings with him a sixteenth-century treatise on art, which R...

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I give my marriage a year  by Holly. author. Wainwright

I give my marriage a year

Holly. author. Wainwright

Book

"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 hanging on to? Every month for a year, Lou...

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We are family  by Nicola Gill

We are family

Nicola Gill

Book

"Jess and Laura might be sisters, but they’re very different people. Laura is laid-back, eats cheese in bed, and takes life as it comes. Jess, meanwhile, is the classic overachiever: Chief of Chivvying, Queen of all WhatsApp groups. They’re family, but...

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Us three  by Ruth Jones

Us three

Ruth Jones

Book

"Meet Lana, Judith and Catrin. Best friends since primary school when they swore an oath on a Curly Wurly wrapper that they would always be there for each other, come what may. After the trip of a lifetime, the three girls are closer than ever. But a...

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Lessons  by Jenny Colgan

Lessons

Jenny Colgan

Book

"As the summer holidays start, scandal hits Downey House. The attraction between Maggie Adair, the fiery, committed English teacher at Downey House and David McDonald, a teacher at the local boys' school, has escalated - and now both are facing an un...

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On a barbarous coast  by Craig Cormick

On a barbarous coast

Craig Cormick

Book

:"On a Barbarous Coast is an alternative retelling of Captain James Cook's story co-written by Craig Cormick and Harold Ludwick in the tradition of imagined histories.We were becoming the wild things we most feared, but could not see it at the time.On...

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The butterfly lampshade  by Aimee Bender

The butterfly lampshade

Aimee Bender

Book

"On the night her single mother is taken to a mental hospital after a psychotic episode, eight year-old Francie is staying with her babysitter, waiting to take the train to Los Angeles to go live with her aunt and uncle. There is a lovely lamp next to...

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His only wife  by Peace A. Medie

His only wife

Peace A. Medie

Book

"An intelligent and funny debut about a relatable, indomitable heroine: a young seamstress in Ghana who agrees to an arranged marriage, only to realize that some compromises are too extreme to accept, illuminating what it means to be a woman in a rap...

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The awkward black man  by Walter Mosley

The awkward black man

Walter Mosley

Book

"Bestselling author Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension, both with his extraordinary fiction and gripping writing for television. The Awkward Black Man collects seventeen of Mosley's most accomplished short stories to display...

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The brothers of Auschwitz  by Malka. author. Adler

The brothers of Auschwitz

Malka. author. Adler

Book

"Dov and Yitzhak live in a small village in the mountains of Hungary, isolated both from the world and from the horrors of the war. But one day in 1944, everything changes. The Nazis storm the homes of the Jewish villagers and inform them they have one...

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Mayflies  by Andrew O'Hagan

Mayflies

Andrew O'Hagan

Book

"Everyone has a Tully Dawson: the friend who defines your life. In the summer of 1986, in a small Scottish town, James and Tully ignite a brilliant friendship based on music, films and the rebel spirit. With school over and the locked world of their ...

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Sunlight hours  by Caroline Caugant

Sunlight hours

Caroline Caugant

Book

"Thirty-something Parisian artist Billie is working towards her next exhibition when she receives the news that her mother, with whom she has had no contact for years, has drowned in the river near her nursing home. In an attempt to understand the...

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Vernon Subutex 3  by Virginie Despentes

Vernon Subutex 3

Virginie Despentes

Book

"Although it means leaving behind the community of disciples who have followed him on his travels and assembled at his raves and gatherings, Vernon Subutex is compelled to return to Paris to visit the dentist. Once back in the city, he learns that Charles,...

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Keeping mum  by James Gould-Bourn

Keeping mum

James Gould-Bourn

Book

"Danny Malooley's life is falling apart. He is a single parent with an eleven-year-old son, Will, who has not spoken since the death of his mother in a car crash fourteen months ago. He's being pursued by a dodgy landlord for unpaid rent and he's just...

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Homes & experiences  by Liam Williams

Homes & experiences

Liam Williams

Book

"Mark is going on the trip of a lifetime: a summer touring Europe in the pay of the travel company he works for. For his plus one, he turns to his idolised cousin, Paris. Everything Mark's not, Paris is a man of the world with a thirst for adventure -...

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The mission house  by Carys Davies

The mission house

Carys Davies

Book

"Fleeing the dark undercurrents of contemporary life in Britain, Hilary Byrd takes refuge in Ooty, a hill station in South India. There he finds solace in life's simple pleasures, travelling by rickshaw around the small town with his driver Jamshed and...

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Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars by Joyce Carol Oates

Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars

Joyce Carol Oates

Large Print

"Night Sleep Death The Stars is a gripping examination of contemporary America through the prism of a family tragedy: when a powerful parent dies, each of his adult children reacts in startling and unexpected ways, and his grieving widow in the most ...

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The missing pieces of me  by Amelia Mandeville

The missing pieces of me

Amelia Mandeville

Book

"These are the things Dustin knows about Willow: - She is the love of his life - He would do anything for her - They are happy together. These are the things Willow knows about herself: - Dustin is the love of her life - When he is gone, her world crumbles...

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Redhead by the side of the road by Anne Tyler

Redhead by the side of the road

Anne Tyler

Audio CD

Micah Mortimer is a creature of habit. A self-employed tech expert, superintendent of his Baltimore apartment building, cautious to a fault behind the steering wheel, he seems content leading a steady, circumscribed life. But one day his routines are...

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The unraveling of Cassidy Holmes  by Elissa R. Sloan

The unraveling of Cassidy Holmes

Elissa R. Sloan

Book

"Cassidy Holmes isn't just a celebrity. She is "Sassy Gloss," the fourth member of the hottest pop group America has ever seen. Hotter than Britney dancing with a snake, hotter than Christina getting dirty, Gloss was the pop act that everyone idolized....

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Want  by Lynn Steger Strong

Want

Lynn Steger Strong

Book

"Elizabeth is tired. Years after coming to New York to try to build a life, she has found herself with two kids, a husband, two jobs, a PhD--and now they're filing for bankruptcy. As she tries to balance her dream and the impossibility of striving toward...

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Chances are by Richard Russo

Chances are

Richard Russo

Audio CD

One beautiful September day, three 66-six-year-old men convene on Martha's Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college in the 1960s. They couldn't have been more different then, or even today - Lincoln's a commercial real estate broker, Teddy a t...

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Summer strawberries at Swallowtail Bay  by Katie Ginger

Summer strawberries at Swallowtail Bay

Katie Ginger

Book

"Grab your strawberries and cream and get ready to return to the beautiful Swallowtail Bay! Summer is in full swing and the locals are getting excited for the launch of the Swallowtail Bay strawberry food festival. But will all run smoothly when fest...

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The  harpy  by Megan. author. Hunter

The harpy

Megan. author. Hunter

Book

"Lucy and Jake live in a house by a field where the sun burns like a ball of fire. Lucy has set her career aside in order to devote her life to the children, to their finely tuned routine, and to the house itself, which comforts her like an old, sly ...

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The forgotten girl  by Kerry Barrett

The forgotten girl

Kerry Barrett

Book

"Two women. Two decades. One story. Fearne has landed her dream job to run Mode. Except the dream isn't quite so rosy in reality, the print magazine is struggling and Fearne is determined to save it! In 1966, desperate to escape her life, Nancy moves...

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The pearl locket  by Kathleen McGurl

The pearl locket

Kathleen McGurl

Book

"When Ali inherits her great-aunt's house she immediately moves her whole family in, despite the warnings that there is something strange about the place. Unfazed Ali begins redecorating, going through the rooms, making each one her own with the help...

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The emerald comb  by Kathleen McGurl

The emerald comb

Kathleen McGurl

Book

"Some secrets are best left buried... Researching her family tree had been little more than a hobby - until Katie stepped onto Kingsley House's sprawling, ivy-strewn drive. The house may be crumbling today, but it was once the intimidatingly opulent ...

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The lying life of adults  by Elena Ferrante

The lying life of adults

Elena Ferrante

Book

"Giovanna’s pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, looks more like her Aunt Vittoria every day. But can it be true? Is she really changing? Is she turning into her Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows...

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Pet  by Kathryn van Beek

Pet

Kathryn van Beek

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Pet is a dark and humorous short story collection that explores our relationships with children, lovers, and other animals. In these 18 stories we meet a girl in a standoff with the neighbourhood goose killer, a druggy who turns possums into pop cu...

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Crying trees = rakau tangi : a bushman's story  by Irene Swadling

Crying trees = rakau tangi : a bushman's story

Irene Swadling

Book

"Drawn from the experiences of workers in the timber-milling industry in the King Country bush in the 1930's. this novel is seen through the eyes of Nick downs. He is a young man who has much to learn when taken unwillingly from his apprenticeship as...

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Then she roars  by Vanessa author. Evetts

Then she roars

Vanessa author. Evetts

Book

What happens when the best and worst days of your life collide? Can joy and despair coexist? Life and death? Avery Bishop has a life worthy of envy: a high-profile career, a fit, strong body and a healthy dose of self-confidence. When a routine chec...

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The book of hidden wonders  by Polly Crosby

The book of hidden wonders

Polly Crosby

Book

"Romilly lives in a ramshackle house with her eccentric artist father and her cat, Monty. She knows little about her past - but she knows that she is loved. When her father finds fame with a series of children's books starring her as the main charact...

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The new wilderness  by Diane Cook

The new wilderness

Diane Cook

Book

"Bea’s five-year-old daughter, Agnes, is slowly wasting away. The smog and pollution of the City - an over-populated, over-built metropolis where most of the population lives - is destroying her lungs. But what can Bea do? No one leaves the City anym...

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The miseducation of Evie Epworth  by Matson Taylor

The miseducation of Evie Epworth

Matson Taylor

Book

"July, 1962. Sixteen year-old Evie Epworth stands on the cusp of womanhood. But what kind of a woman will she become? The fastest milk bottle-delivery girl in East Yorkshire, Evie is tall as a tree and hot as the desert sand. She dreams of an independent...

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Burnt sugar  by Avni Doshi

Burnt sugar

Avni Doshi

Book

"In her youth, Tara was wild. She abandoned her loveless marriage to join an ashram, endured a brief stint as a beggar (mostly to spite her affluent parents), and spent years chasing after a dishevelled, homeless 'artist' - all with her young child in...

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The wish list  by Sophia Money-Coutts

The wish list

Sophia Money-Coutts

Book

"Florence Fairfax isn't lonely. She loves her job at the little bookshop in Chelsea and her beloved cat Marmalade keeps her company at night. She might have been single for quite a while well, forever actually, if anyone's asking but she's perfectly ...

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Olive  by Emma Gannon

Olive

Emma Gannon

Book

"Olive is many things. Independent. Adrift. Anxious. Loyal. Kind. Knows her own mind. It's okay that she's still figuring it all out, navigating her world without a compass. But life comes with expectations, there are choices to be made, boxes to tick...

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The night of all souls by Philippa Swan

The night of all souls

Philippa Swan

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"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 last voyage of Mrs Henry Parker by Joanna Nell

The last voyage of Mrs Henry Parker

Joanna Nell

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"As the wife of retired ship's doctor Dr Henry Parker, Evelyn is living out her twilight years aboard the Golden Sunset. Every night she dresses for dinner - gown, tiara, runners - and regales her fellow passengers with stories of a glamorous life tr...

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The lost jewels by Kirsty Manning

The lost jewels

Kirsty Manning

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"In the summer of 1912, a workman's pickaxe strikes through the floor of an old tenement house in Cheapside, London, uncovering a cache of unimaginably valuable treasure that quickly disappears again. Present day. When respected jewellery historian, ...

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Red dirt country by Fleur McDonald

Red dirt country

Fleur McDonald

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"Red Dirt Country features the thrilling return of Detective Dave Burrows, now a member of the stock squad in Western Australia. Recovering from an undercover case in outback Queensland, Dave Burrows finally returns to Perth, to join his pregnant wif...

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Below deck by Sophie Hardcastle

Below deck

Sophie Hardcastle

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"21-year-old Olivia hears the world in colour, but her life is mottled grey. Estranged from her parents, and living with her grandfather who is drowning in sadness, Oli faces the reality of life beyond university alone. When she wakes on a boat with ...

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Wearing paper dresses by Anne Brinsden

Wearing paper dresses

Anne Brinsden

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"Discover the world of a small homestead perched on the sunburnt farmland of northern Victoria. Meet Elise, whose urbane 1950s glamour is rudely transplanted to the pragmatic red soil of the Mallee when her husband returns to work the family farm. But...

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Monogamy  by Sue Miller

Monogamy

Sue Miller

Book

"Graham and Annie have been married for nearly thirty years. A golden couple, their seemingly effortless devotion has long been the envy of their circle of friends and acquaintances.Graham is a bookseller, a big, gregarious man with large appetites -...

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State Highway One  by Sam Coley

State Highway One

Sam Coley

Book

"This is what I want to do. I want to go home. I want you to come with me. 'I want to go from here...' Finger on Cape Reinga. '..to here.' Finger at the bottom of Stewart Island, right at the bottom of the map. It's been years since Alex was in...

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Clearing of the mist  by Owen Clough

Clearing of the mist

Owen Clough

Book

"Thirty years have passed since Sam, and his mates went through the mist to the year 1863. Thirty years ago Sam received his head wounds in the attack on Auckland. Since then Sam's memory had not returned. Until a disastrous trip to Rhodesia with his...

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Other people's pets  by R. L. Maizes

Other people's pets

R. L. Maizes

Book

"La La Fine relates to animals better than she does to other people. Abandoned by a mother who never wanted a family, raised by a locksmith-turned-thief father, La La looks to pets when it feels like the rest of the world conspires against her. La La's...

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The index of self-destructive acts  by Christopher Beha

The index of self-destructive acts

Christopher Beha

Book

"The day Sam Waxworth arrives in New York to write for The Interviewer, a street-corner preacher declares that the world is coming to an end. A sports statistician, data journalist, and newly minted media celebrity who correctly forecasted every outcome...

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The moon always rising  by Alice C. Early

The moon always rising

Alice C. Early

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"When her life in Scotland cracks apart, feisty Eleanor 'Els' Gordon exiles herself to a derelict plantation house on the Caribbean island of Nevis - only to discover she's cohabiting with the ghost of its former owner. The ghost must leave this world....

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A house is a body  by Shruti Swamy

A house is a body

Shruti Swamy

Book

"In this collection of stories, dreams collide with reality, modernity collides with antiquity, myth with true identity; women grapple with desire, with ego, with motherhood and mortality. The stories travel from India to America and back again to reveal...

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Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. V2

Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. V2

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"Ancient myths go high-tech a decade after the New New Zealand Wars. Safe homes and harbours turn to strangeness within and without.Splintered selves come together again – or not. Twelve authors. Thirteen stories. The best short science fiction and f...

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Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. V1

Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. V1

Book

"Collected together for the first time, the very best science fiction and fantasy short stories published by New Zealand authors in 2018"--Publisher information.

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The telling time  by P. J. McKay

The telling time

P. J. McKay

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"When secrets demand to be told... Two young women, a generation apart, travel to opposite sides of the world on fraught journeys of self-discovery. 1958: Gabrijela yearns to escape the confines of bleak post-war Yugoslavia and her tiny fishing community,...

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The undertaker's apprentice  by Geraldine Oliver

The undertaker's apprentice

Geraldine Oliver

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Dartel was going to be an AB*, a living legend, until the accident that killed his best mate Peejay. Peejay's death changed everything. Dartel found himself working for the undertaker who took charge of Peejay's funeral. This wasn't the future he'd dreamed...

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Likes  by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

Likes

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

Book

"A new collection from an acclaimed author weaves together the real and unreal, fairy tale, sci-fi, and myth."--Provided by publisher.

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Soldiers  by Tom Remiger

Soldiers

Tom Remiger

Book

Breen sometimes thought sourly that Tiger Jackson would have made a good fascist. He told unreliable stories, he liked power and admiration, and he had all three military virtues- self-belief, luck, and an eye for the main chance. Despite all this, Breen...

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