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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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In the cradle lies by Olivia Newport

In the cradle lies

Olivia Newport

Large Print

"On a solo ski vacation in Canyon Mines, Colorado, Tucker has a love-hate relationship with his wealth, spending indiscriminately while skiing fearlessly and preparing to conquer the overgrown slope of Hidden Run, a dangerous run not attempted in decades....

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The familiar stranger by Christina Tarabochia

The familiar stranger

Christina Tarabochia

Large Print

"Why is he so cold and distant? Denise wonders as Craig demeans her yet again. Is it his job? The family? Or is it me? Though she's poured her heart into her marriage, years of enduring his long hours, frequent trips and short temper have left her with...

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A Christmas home by Marta Perry

A Christmas home

Marta Perry

Large Print

"After ten years spent keeping house and raising her younger siblings, Sarah Yoder returns home to Promise Glen determined to make a fresh start. Her new job with neighbor Noah Raber's furniture business seems promising - until she and the woodworker...

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When Christmas comes by Katherine Spencer

When Christmas comes

Katherine Spencer

Large Print

"Liza Merritt is grateful for the many blessings in her life when she returns to Angel Island with her family to celebrate Thanksgiving. Most of all, she's looking forward to a reunion with her dear friend, Claire North. Claire seems untouched by the...

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Let it snow by Nancy Thayer

Let it snow

Nancy Thayer

Large Print

"Christina Antonioni is preparing for the holidays at her Nantucket toy shop, unpacking last-minute shipments and decorating for her loyal Christmas shoppers. But when her Scrooge of a landlord, Oscar Bittlesman, raises her rent, it seems nearly impossible...

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All the forgivenesses by Elizabeth Hardinger

All the forgivenesses

Elizabeth Hardinger

Large Print

"Growing up on their hardscrabble farm in rural Kentucky, fifteen-year-old Albertina "Bertie" Winslow has learned a lot from her mama, Polly. She knows how to lance a boil, make a pie crust, butcher a pig, and tend to every chore that needs doing. What...

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Have you seen Luis Velez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Have you seen Luis Velez?

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Large Print

"Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn't belong. Not with his mother's new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father's wife. Not at school, where he's an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections:...

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Give it to the Grand Canyon  by Noah Cicero

Give it to the Grand Canyon

Noah Cicero

Book

"On his most recent leg of a quest for belonging that has already taken him from his hometown in suburban Ohio to Arizona to Korea, Billy Cox finds himself at the Grand Canyon. Spiritually marooned and seeking to forget - or at least find meaning in -...

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Vera Violet  by Melissa Anne Peterson

Vera Violet

Melissa Anne Peterson

Book

"Vera Violet O’Neely’s home is in the Pacific Northwest - not the glamorous scene of coffee bars and craft beers, but the hardscrabble region of busted pickups and broken dreams. Vera’s mother has left, her father is unstable, and her brother is deep...

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Run me to earth  by Paul Yoon

Run me to earth

Paul Yoon

Book

"Alisak, Prany, and Noi--three orphans united by devastating loss - must do what is necessary to survive the perilous landscape of 1960s Laos. When they take shelter in a bombed out field hospital, they meet Vang, a doctor dedicated to helping the wounded...

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The god child  by Nana Oforiatta Ayim

The god child

Nana Oforiatta Ayim

Book

"Maya grows up in Germany knowing that her parents are different: from one another, and from the rest of the world. Her reserved, studious father is distant; and her beautiful, volatile mother is a whirlwind, with a penchant for lavish shopping sprees...

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The beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

The beekeeper of Aleppo

Christy Lefteri

Large Print

"Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo - until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. But what...

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Moral compass by Danielle Steel

Moral compass

Danielle Steel

Large Print

"Saint Ambrose Prep is a place where the wealthy send their children for the best possible education, with teachers and administrators from the Ivy League, and graduates who become future lawyers, politicians, filmmakers, and CEOs. Traditionally a bo...

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The island child  by Molly Aitken

The island child

Molly Aitken

Book

"A spellbinding, deeply felt debut novel--haunting and poignant, soaring and gorgeously wrought--about motherhood, freedom, and our own power to shape our destinies. Oona grew up on the island of Inis: a wind-blasted rock off the coast of Ireland where...

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Verge  by Lidia Yuknavitch

Verge

Lidia Yuknavitch

Book

"A fiercely empathetic group portrait of the marginalized and outcast in moments of crisis, from one of the most galvanizing voices in American fiction.Lidia Yuknavitch is a writer of rare insight into the jagged boundaries between pain and survival....

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Herbert  by Nabāruṇa Bhaṭṭācārya

Herbert

Nabāruṇa Bhaṭṭācārya

Book

"May 1992. In Russia, Boris Yeltsin is showing millions of communists the specter of capitalism. Yugoslavia is disintegrating. United Germany is uncertain about their next move, and communism is collapsing all around. And in a corner of old Calcutta,...

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Stand by me  by Wendell Berry

Stand by me

Wendell Berry

Book

"On a clear Kentucky night in 1888, a young woman risks her life to save a stranger from a drunken mob. Almost a hundred years later, her great-grandson Andy climbs a hill at the edge of town, and is flooded with memories of all he has lived, seen and...

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Two blankets, three sheets, a towel, a pillow, and a pillowcase  by Rodhan Al- Khalidi

Two blankets, three sheets, a towel, a pillow, and a pillowcase

Rodhan Al- Khalidi

Book

"Amsterdam Airport, 1998. Samir Karim steps off a plane from Vietnam, flushes his fake passport down the toilet, and requests asylum. Fleeing Iraq to avoid conscription into Saddam Hussein’s army, he has spent seven years anonymously wandering through...

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The snow collectors  by Tina May. Hall

The snow collectors

Tina May. Hall

Book

"Haunted by the loss of her parents and twin sister at sea, Henna cloisters herself in a Northeastern village where the snow never stops. When she discovers the body of a young woman at the edge of the forest, she's plunged into the mystery of a cent...

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The insiders club  by Echo Miller

The insiders club

Echo Miller

Book

"Keegan Harris has one weekend to persuade three other autistic guys to move into his group home. Using an 80s movie as his guide for socialization, he's organized a series of adventures designed to form deep connections and create lifelong friends. But...

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The tea chest  by Heidi Chiavaroli

The tea chest

Heidi Chiavaroli

Book

Hayley Ashworth's goal is to join the Navy SEALs. First she must return to Boston to confront memories of her abusive childhood. When she comes upon an old tea chest, she opens it and finds the remarkable story of Emma Malcolm, a 1773 Patriot sympathizer....

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Little bandaged days  by Kyra Wilder

Little bandaged days

Kyra Wilder

Book

"A mother moves to Geneva with her husband and their two young children. In their beautiful new rented apartment, surrounded by their rented furniture, and several Swiss instructions to maintain quiet, she finds herself totally isolated. Her husband's...

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The recipe for revolution  by Carolyn Chute

The recipe for revolution

Carolyn Chute

Book

"It's September 1999 and the world is on the cusp of a new millennium. In rural Maine, Gordon St. Onge, known as "The Prophet," presides over his controversial Settlement, a place rumored to be a cult, where his many wives and children live off the grid...

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Abigail  by Magda Szabó

Abigail

Magda Szabó

Book

"Abigail, the story of a headstrong teenager growing up during World War II, is the most beloved of Magda Szabó's books in her native Hungary. Gina is the only child of a general, a widower who has long been happy to spoil his bright and willful daughter....

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Perfect light  by Marcello Fois

Perfect light

Marcello Fois

Book

"Cristian is enterprising and determined. Maddalena is tenacious and quite able to imagine - and defend - her own future. Cristian and Maddalena have always known each other, and if fate had not gone awry they might already be married. But between th...

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The street  by Ann Petry

The street

Ann Petry

Book

"The Street tells the poignant, often heartbreaking, story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to raise her son amid the violence, poverty and racial dissonance of Harlem in the war years."--Provided by publisher.

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Everywhere you don't belong  by Gabriel Bump

Everywhere you don't belong

Gabriel Bump

Book

A darkly funny and heartfelt debut novel about what it means to grow up young and black on the south side of Chicago when it feels like your choices are slim to none.

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Shoe addicts anonymous  by Elizabeth M. Harbison

Shoe addicts anonymous

Elizabeth M. Harbison

Book

"Four different women. One common shoe size. And a shared lust for fabulous footwear.Helene Zaharis's politician husband keeps her on a tight leash and cancels her credit cards as a way of controlling her. Lorna Rafferty is up to her eyeballs in debt...

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Tugga's mob  by Stephen Johnson

Tugga's mob

Stephen Johnson

Book

"What happens on tour stays on tour was the mantra for the Southern Hemisphere backpackers who swarmed Europe in the 1980s. Foreign countries had to be explored and devoured in every way possible. Waikato-born Judy Williams worked hard for her big OE:...

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Mack the good shepherd  by Patricia Snelling

Mack the good shepherd

Patricia Snelling

Book

"Mack Reed has dreams of giving up working as a shearing contractor to buy a high country station. Perhaps it's only a pipedream and how will he ever find that kind of money? When he moves to Glenorchy, a remote rural area in the Southern Alps, his l...

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Child's play by Danielle Steel

Child's play

Danielle Steel

Large Print

"You think you know what's best for your grown-up children. But you'll find they have lessons they can now teach you. Kate Morgan is an esteemed Manhattan lawyer. After losing her beloved husband in a tragic accident, she's successfully raised their ...

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The children's bach by Helen Garner

The children's bach

Helen Garner

Audio CD

Athena and Dexter lead an enclosed family life, innocent of fashion and bound towards a disturbed child. Their comfortable rut is disrupted by the arrival of Elizabeth, a tough nut from Dexter's past. With her three charming, chaotic hangers-on, she draws...

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Necessary people by Anna Pitoniak

Necessary people

Anna Pitoniak

Audio CD

"Stella and Violet are best friends, and from the moment they met in college, they knew their roles. Beautiful, privileged, and reckless Stella lives in the spotlight. Hardworking, laser-focused Violet stays behind the scenes, always ready to clean up...

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Praxis by Fay Weldon

Praxis

Fay Weldon

Audio CD

A portrait of a woman through time. Controversial, disturbing and witty-Fay Weldon's most ambitious novel. Praxis Duveen is a truly modern heroine, buffeted and battered by life, by women and by men, by herself - wry, funny, pretty innocent, knowing -...

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The house by the brook by Grace Thompson

The house by the brook

Grace Thompson

Audio CD

Marie Masters has been happily married for nine years, when her once-loving husband Ivor suddenly turns to drink and gambling. As he becomes increasingly secretive, his behaviour starts to put their young family at risk. Marie feels she has to invest...

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The space between time by Charlie Laidlaw

The space between time

Charlie Laidlaw

Large Print

"Emma Maria Rossini appears to be the luckiest girl in the world. She's the daughter of a beautiful and loving mother, and her father is one of the most famous film actors of his generation. She's also the granddaughter of a rather eccentric and obsc...

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The other wife by Juliet Bell

The other wife

Juliet Bell

Large Print

"Outback Australia, 1981. After a terrible childhood, Jane comes to Thornfield as nanny to the adorable Adele, watched over by the handsome and enigmatic Edward. Plain and inexperienced, Jane would never dream of being more than his hired help. But swept...

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The gnome stories  by Ander Monson

The gnome stories

Ander Monson

Book

"The Gnome Stories focuses on characters who are loners in the truest sense; who are in the process of recovering from mental, physical, or emotional trauma; and who find solace - or at least a sense of purpose - in peculiar jobs and pursuits. A man whose...

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The island child by Molly Aiken

The island child

Molly Aiken

Audio CD

Twenty years ago, Oona left the island of Inis for the very first time. A wind-blasted rock of fishing boats and turf fires, where the only book was the Bible and girls stayed in their homes until they became mothers themselves, the island was a gift...

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Independence Square  by Andrew Miller

Independence Square

Andrew Miller

Book

"Twelve years ago, Simon Davey prevented a tragedy, and ruined his own life. Once a senior British diplomat in Kiev, he was sacked after a lurid scandal. Back in London, still struggling with the aftermath of his disgrace, he is travelling on the Tube...

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The Dutch house by Ann Patchett

The Dutch house

Ann Patchett

Large Print

"At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish...

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Song from the heart by Robyn Lee Burrows

Song from the heart

Robyn Lee Burrows

Audio CD

Following the tragic early death of her sister, Maddie, Kitty is forced into a hasty marriage of convenience to Maddie's husband, Ted. She has also just lost the only man she has ever loved. Can she make a new life from the ashes of all she has lost?...

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The playground by Jane Shemilt

The playground

Jane Shemilt

Large Print

"Over the course of a long, hot summer in London, the lives of three very different married couples collide when their children join the same tutoring circle, resulting in illicit relationships, shocking violence, and unimaginable fallout. There's Eve,...

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Amnesty  by Aravind Adiga

Amnesty

Aravind Adiga

Book

"Danny - formerly Dhananjaya Rajaratnam - is an illegal immigrant in Sydney, Australia, denied refugee status after he fled from Sri Lanka. Working as a cleaner, living out of a grocery storeroom, for three years he’s been trying to create a new identity...

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Mercy House  by Alena Dillon

Mercy House

Alena Dillon

Book

"In the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn stands a century-old row house presided over by renegade, silver-haired Sister Evelyn. Gruff and indomitable on the surface, warm and wry underneath, Evelyn and her fellow sisters makes Mercy House a...

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Been there, married that  by Gigi Levangie Grazer

Been there, married that

Gigi Levangie Grazer

Book

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

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Weather  by Jenny Offill

Weather

Jenny Offill

Book

"Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a traditional degree. But this gives her a vantage point from which to practice her other calling: she is a fake shrink. For years, she has tended to her God-haunted mother and her recovering ad...

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Strange hotel  by Eimear McBride

Strange hotel

Eimear McBride

Book

"In the midpoint of her life, an unnamed woman visits a series of hotel rooms. They are in Avignon, Prague, Oslo, Auckland, Austin - but they could be anywhere: each resembles the last, as all hotel rooms resemble one another. And in each of these sp...

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Two steps forward  by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Two steps forward

Suzanne Woods Fisher

Book

"Back and broke in Stoney Ridge, Jimmy Fisher has coasted as long as he could through life on charm, good looks, and deep-set dimples. They always worked just fine for him - until they didn't. His smile has no effect on the violet-eyed beauty he met at...

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Promises of the heart  by Nan Parson Rossiter

Promises of the heart

Nan Parson Rossiter

Book

"Macey and Ben Samuelson have much to be thankful for: great friends, a beautiful - if high-maintenance - Victorian house on idyllic Tybee Island, and a rock-solid marriage. The only thing missing is what they want the most. After her fifth miscarriage...

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Four minutes to save a life  by Anna Stuart

Four minutes to save a life

Anna Stuart

Book

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

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Island on the edge of the world by Deborah Rodriguez

Island on the edge of the world

Deborah Rodriguez

Large Print

"Haiti. A poor country rich in courage, strength and love. As these four women are about to discover. Charlie, the rootless daughter of American missionaries, now working as a hairdresser in Northern California. But the repercussions of a traumatic c...

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Scented by Laurence Fearnley

Scented

Laurence Fearnley

Large Print

"A compelling and poignant search for identity through perfume. Granny Seren told me I had a natural talent for perfume making and I believed her because she seemed to know what she was talking about and she never lied. It was Seren who introduced me...

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Starting from now by Fleur McDonald

Starting from now

Fleur McDonald

Large Print

"When twenty-five-year-old journalist, Zara Ellison receives her mother's ominous text message, Call me when you can, Zara knows it's not good news. Two weeks later, Zara has left her much-loved city life to relocate to Barker, the sleepy country town...

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The weekend by Charlotte Wood

The weekend

Charlotte Wood

Large Print

"People went on about death bringing friends together, but it wasn't true. The graveyard, the stony dirt - that's what it was like now ... Despite the three women knowing each other better than their own siblings, Sylvie's death had opened up strange...

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Going under by Sonia Henry

Going under

Sonia Henry

Large Print

"Dr Katarina 'Kitty' Holliday thought that once she finished medical school and found gainful employment at one of Sydney's best teaching hospitals that her dream was just beginning. The hard years, she thought, were finally over. But Kitty is in for...

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Celestial bodies by Jokha Alharthi

Celestial bodies

Jokha Alharthi

Large Print

"Celestial Bodies is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who...

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Love and other thought experiments  by Sophie. author. Ward

Love and other thought experiments

Sophie. author. Ward

Book

"Rachel and Eliza, a married couple planning to have a baby together with their friends Hal and Greg. The experience brings the women even closer together until one night Rachel wakes in great distress, believing that an ant has crawled into her eye -...

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The quarry  by Ben Halls

The quarry

Ben Halls

Book

"In these interconnected short stories, we meet the men living on the Quarry Lane estate in west London. These are men at work, at the pub, at home, with their families, lovers and friends. Men grappling with addiction, sexuality and the corrosive effects...

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The little village library  by Helen J. Rolfe

The little village library

Helen J. Rolfe

Book

"Cloverdale is known for its winding roads, undulating hills and colourful cottages, and more recently, its Library of Things. Need a ladder, a hedge trimmer or a waffle-maker? You can borrow it from the Library of Things. Single dad Adam is doing a good...

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The neighbours  by Nicola Gill

The neighbours

Nicola Gill

Book

"Some women have it all. Others are thirty-four, renting a tiny flat alone because they recently found their long-term boyfriend in bed with their boss. Unfortunately, the latter applies to Ginny Taylor. Single and jobless, Ginny is certain her life can’t...

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Saving Missy  by Beth Morrey

Saving Missy

Beth Morrey

Book

"The world has changed around Missy Carmichael. At seventy-nine, she's estranged from her daughter, her son and only grandson live across the world in Australia, and her great love is gone. Missy spends her days with a sip of sherry, scrubbing the kitchen...

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Nightingale  by Marina Kemp

Nightingale

Marina Kemp

Book

"Marguerite Demers is twenty-four when she leaves Paris for the sleepy southern village of Saint-Sulpice, to take up a job as a live-in nurse. Her charge is Jerome Lanvier, once one of the most powerful men in the village, and now dying alone in his large...

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Kingdomtide  by Rye Curtis

Kingdomtide

Rye Curtis

Book

"The sole survivor of a plane crash, seventy-two-year-old Cloris Waldrip finds herself lost and alone in the unforgiving wilderness of Montana's rugged Bitterroot Range, exposed to the elements with no tools beyond her wits and ingenuity. Intertwined...

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Rock, paper, scissors  by Maksim Osipov

Rock, paper, scissors

Maksim Osipov

Book

"Maxim Osipov, who lives and practices medicine in a town ninety miles outside Moscow, is one of Russia's best contemporary writers. In the tradition of Anton Chekhov and William Carlos Williams, he draws on his experiences in medicine to write stories...

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Souls in the twilight  by Roger Scruton

Souls in the twilight

Roger Scruton

Book

"As the lights that have guided us go out, people begin to wander in the twilight, seeking their place of belonging. In these stories, set in recent times, but before the blinding glare of social media, Roger Scruton describes the remembered landscapes...

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Walks Away Woman  by Ki Longfellow

Walks Away Woman

Ki Longfellow

Book

"Overwhelmed, overwrought, and overweight, an everyday housewife walks into the Sonoran Desert to die. But there is more to a desert than sand: thorns, venom, heat, man, beast - and adventure."--Provided by publisher.

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Calling Mrs Christmas  by Carole Matthews

Calling Mrs Christmas

Carole Matthews

Book

"Cassie Smith has been out of work for a while but she has an idea. Drawing on her love of Christmas, she begins charging for small things: wrapping presents; writing cards; tree-decorating. She's soon in huge demand and Cassie's business, Calling Mr...

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How pale the winter has made us  by Adam Scovell

How pale the winter has made us

Adam Scovell

Book

"Isabelle is alone in Strasbourg. The day after her partner leaves to travel abroad, she receives news of her father’s suicide, his body found hanging in a park back home in Crystal Palace. Isabelle misses her flight back to London and a new university...

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The sunken road  by Garry Disher

The sunken road

Garry Disher

Book

"This is a moving, powerful novel set in the wheat and wool country of mid-north South Australia. At once the story of a region, a town and people, it is also the story of Anna Tolley - "leggy, wilful and auburn-haired, always answering back" - who l...

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Winning at life  by Kathryn Wallace

Winning at life

Kathryn Wallace

Book

"It's back to a new school term for the kids. Their mums - Gemma and Becky - are breathing a huge sigh of relief and reaching for the gin bottle. Except for the fact that Becky appears to be accidentally a little bit pregnant....But that's not the first...

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Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey

Tatty

Christine Dwyer Hickey

Audio CD

Tatty is the story of a Dublin family as told through the eyes of one of its children over a ten year period. During this time we see the destruction brought about by alcoholism as one little girl tries to come to terms with her parents' drinking. This...

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Jane in love by Rachel Givney

Jane in love

Rachel Givney

Audio CD

"At age twenty-eight, Jane Austen should be seeking a suitable husband, but all she wants to do is write. She is forced to take extreme measures in her quest to find true love - which lands her in the most extraordinary of circumstances. Magically, she...

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The authenticity project  by Clare Pooley

The authenticity project

Clare Pooley

Book

"A story about a solitary green notebook that brings together six strangers and leads to unexpected friendship, and even love. "Everybody lies about their lives. What would happen if you shared the truth?" This is the question that Julian Jessop, an ...

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Forget me  by Andrew Ewart

Forget me

Andrew Ewart

Book

"Your partner has had a mysterious accident, leaving them with no memory. They don't remember anything: how you met, your first kiss, not even your wedding day. An experimental medical treatment promises a cure. A chance to relive the memories. Going...

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The regrets  by Amy Bonnaffons

The regrets

Amy Bonnaffons

Book

"Reality and dream collide in Amy Bonnaffons's dazzling, darkly playful debut novel about a love affair between the living and the dead. For weeks, Rachel has been noticing the same golden-haired young man sitting at her Brooklyn bus stop, staring off...

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The lost book of Adana Moreau  by Michael Zapata

The lost book of Adana Moreau

Michael Zapata

Book

The story of a Latin American science fiction writer and the lives her lost manuscript unites decades later in post-Katrina New Orleans. In 1929 in New Orleans, a Dominican immigrant named Adana Moreau writes a science fiction novel. The novel earns ...

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Djinn patrol on the purple line  by Deepa Anappara

Djinn patrol on the purple line

Deepa Anappara

Book

"Based on a true story--Nine-year-old Jai watches too many reality police shows, thinks he's smarter than his friend Pari (even though she gets the best grades), and considers himself to be a better boss than Faiz (even though Faiz is the one with a job)....

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Minor dramas & other catastrophes  by Kathleen West

Minor dramas & other catastrophes

Kathleen West

Book

"Class Mom meets Small Admissions in this story about the privileged bubble that is Liston Heights High--the micro-managing parents, the overworked teachers, and the students caught in the middle--and the fallout for each of them when that bubble fin...

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The secret letter  by Kerry (Novelist) Barrett

The secret letter

Kerry (Novelist) Barrett

Book

"London, 1910. Twenty-one-year-old Esther Watkins would do anything for the Suffragette cause. Imprisoned, force-fed and beaten, she is determined to fight for what she believes is right – no matter what it costs her. With new love Joseph by her side,...

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A small revolution in Germany  by Philip Hensher

A small revolution in Germany

Philip Hensher

Book

"Everyone remembers what it’s like to be seventeen. The conversations you have; the ideas that burst on you; the kiss that transforms you. And then you grow up, and make a deal with adulthood. A Small Revolution in Germany is about that rapturous moment...

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Kick the dust  by Rhonda Forrest

Kick the dust

Rhonda Forrest

Book

"After three tours of duty in Afghanistan, Liam Andrews is home safe in Queensland. His weekly life drawing class, full of colourful local artists, helps him manage his post-traumatic stress disorder. But he’s struggling to open up about a past that ...

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The slow rise of Clara Daniels  by Christy English

The slow rise of Clara Daniels

Christy English

Book

"The women in Clara's family have always had a secret: they can read minds. Growing up as the last daughter of a wealthy family in the desert of Palm Springs, she has only one wish: to become a star. At sixteen, she begins her journey into Hollywood and...

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Big lies in a small towm by Diane Chamberlain

Big lies in a small towm

Diane Chamberlain

Audio CD

North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, she finds herself serving a three-year stint in the North Carolina Women's Correctional Center. Her dream of a career in art is put on hold...

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Correspondents by Tim Murphy

Correspondents

Tim Murphy

Audio CD

Spanning the breadth of the 20th century and into the post-9/11 wars and their legacy, Correspondents is a powerful novel that centres on Rita Khoury, an Irish-Lebanese woman whose life and family history mirrors the story of modern America. Both sides...

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Keep your eyes on me by Sam Blake

Keep your eyes on me

Sam Blake

Audio CD

When Vittoria Devine and Lily Power find themselves sitting next to each other on a flight to New York, they discover they both have men in their lives whose impact has been devastating. Lily's family life is in turmoil, her brother left on the brink...

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After the party by Cassie Hamer

After the party

Cassie Hamer

Audio CD

Lisa Wheeldon has a lovely life. Wife to a gorgeous husband, Scott, and a devoted mother to two small daughters, the former accountant has everything she wants - except a third child. But the universe has a strange way of providing. On the surface, Ava's...

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Missing you by Kylie Kaden

Missing you

Kylie Kaden

Audio CD

Our lives were built around the strength of a kiss between strangers. Yet seven years on, look where it led us ... When Aisha met Ryan she fell hard for his good looks and easy charm. Why worry that he didn't want children or a 9 to 5 job? Nothing and...

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Where the story starts  by Imogen Clark

Where the story starts

Imogen Clark

Book

"A strange encounter. An unlikely friendship. But will it survive when they both know the truth? As single mother Leah struggles to get her children ready one morning, the doorbell rings. Standing on the doorstep of their terraced house in Whitley Bay...

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My man Jeeves  by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

My man Jeeves

P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

Book

"Containing drafts of stories later rewritten for other collections (including Carry On, Jeeves), My Man Jeeves offers a fascinating insight into the genesis of comic literature’s most celebrated characters. All the stories are set in New York, four of...

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Wake up, Wanda Wiley  by Andrew Diamond

Wake up, Wanda Wiley

Andrew Diamond

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"Hannah Sharpe has been written out of all eighteen of Wanda Wiley's romance novels. A runaway heroine who won't conform to the plots laid out for her, Hannah has been consigned to a realm of fog deep in the recesses of the author's imagination.Trevo...

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Swimming in the dark  by Tomasz Jedrowski

Swimming in the dark

Tomasz Jedrowski

Book

"When university student Ludwik meets Janusz at a summer agricultural camp, he is fascinated yet wary of this handsome, carefree stranger. But a chance meeting by the river soon becomes an intense, exhilarating, and all-consuming affair. After their ...

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Just after the wave.  by Sandrine Collette

Just after the wave.

Sandrine Collette

Book

"When a volcano collapses in the ocean and generates a tidal wave of biblical proportions, the world disappears around Louie, his parents and his eight siblings. Their house, perched on a summit, stands firm. As far as the eye can see there is only choppy...

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The wagers  by Sean Michaels

The wagers

Sean Michaels

Book

"When Theo Potiris performed his stand-up comedy act on Conan at thirty, he thought he'd hit it big. But six years later, he's still spending his days working at his parents' grocery store, bicycling to the local open mic, and writing letters to a gi...

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The 24-hour caf韨[compact disc]  by Libby Page

The 24-hour caf韨[compact disc]

Libby Page

Audio CD

Welcome to the caf頴hat never sleeps. Stella's Caf頯pens day and night for the lonely and the lost, the larks and the night owls. It is a place where life can wait at the door. A place of small kindnesses. A place where anyone can be whoever they want,...

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Daughters of Liverpool by Kate Eastham

Daughters of Liverpool

Kate Eastham

Audio CD

Liverpool, 1868. Shrouded in secrecy Alice Sampson gives birth to a beautiful baby girl. But the former nurse's happiness is blighted by the knowledge that as a penniless, unwed mother, her future, and that of her child, can only be one of shame. Then...

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A Cornish inheritance by Terri Nixon

A Cornish inheritance

Terri Nixon

Audio CD

Helen Fox and her bon viveur husband Harry are the toast of the Bristol set, in the years immediately following the Great War; popular, successful, and blessed with three charming, though wilful, children. Harry's family own Fox Bay, a hotel and private...

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House of wishes by Jenn J. author. McLeod

House of wishes

Jenn J. author. McLeod

Audio CD

Dandelion House, 1974: Two teenage girls - strangers - make a pact never to tell their secret. Calingarry Crossing, 2014: For forty years, Beth and her mum have been everything to each other. But Beth is blindsided when her mother dies, and her last wish...

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Wife after wife by Olivia Hayfield

Wife after wife

Olivia Hayfield

Audio CD

Wealthy, devilishly handsome businessman Harry Rose is head of Rose Corporation, No. 18 on the Forbes rich list, and recently married to wife number six. But now, with business in the spotlight and his love life under scrutiny, Harry's perfect world has...

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Three little truths by Eithne Shortall

Three little truths

Eithne Shortall

Audio CD

On the idyllic Pine Road, three women are looking for a fresh start... Martha was a force of nature, but since moving to Dublin under mysterious circumstances, she can't seem to find her footing. Robin was the "it" girl in school. Now she's back at h...

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An ocean between us by Ann O'Loughlin

An ocean between us

Ann O'Loughlin

Audio CD

When Cora Gartland learns that her husband has been killed in a car crash in Ireland her world falls apart. But then she is told that there was a woman in the car with him, a woman identified as his wife Amelie. Devastated, she flies to Dublin to try...

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The bus on Thursday by Shirley Barrett

The bus on Thursday

Shirley Barrett

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It wasn't just the bad breakup that turned Eleanor Mellett's life upside down - it was the cancer, too. One day she felt a bump when she was scratching her armpit at work; the next thing she knew, her breast was being removed by an inappropriately at...

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The endless beach by Jenny Colgan

The endless beach

Jenny Colgan

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On the quayside next to the Endless Beach sits the Seaside Kitchen. It's a haven for tourists and locals alike, who all come to eat the most delicious food on the island and catch up with the gossip. Flora, who runs the cafe, feels safe and content -...

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The power by Naomi Alderman

The power

Naomi Alderman

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All over the world, women are discovering they have the power. There's Roxy, a white British teenager and the daughter of a gangster. There's Allie, a mixed-race girl who runs away after years of abuse and finds herself at a convent, revered as a god...

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The young Clementina by D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

The young Clementina

D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

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Charlotte Dean's disappointments in love and life have piled up over the years, until she finds herself living in a dour London flat and deriving a semblance of contentment from her job at a small private library - even though it means shutting her heart...

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Listening valley by D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

Listening valley

D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

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In Scotland on the eve of World War Two, Tonia and her sister Lou grow up as thick as thieves in a world apart from their detached parents and other children. But when Lou runs off to get married at eighteen, Tonia is left alone, unsure of who she is...

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The ghost factory by Jenny McCartney

The ghost factory

Jenny McCartney

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The Troubles turned Northern Ireland into a ghost factory: as manufacturing industries withered, the death business boomed. Belfast, 1990s: In trying to come to terms with his father's sudden death, and the paramilitary violence meted out to his friend...

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The forgotten secret by Kathleen McGurl

The forgotten secret

Kathleen McGurl

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It's the summer of 1919, and Ellen O'Brien has her whole life ahead of her. Young, in love, and leaving home for her first job, the future seems full of shining possibility. But war is brewing, and before long, Ellen and everyone around her are swept...

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Train man by Andrew Mulligan

Train man

Andrew Mulligan

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Michael is a broken man. He's waiting for the 09.46 to Gloucester so as to reach Crewe for 14.41, where he can walk into the path of a high-speed train to London. To make identification swift, he has taped his last credit card to the inside of his shoe....

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Mr. Doubler begins again by Seni Glaister

Mr. Doubler begins again

Seni Glaister

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Baked, mashed, boiled or fried, Mr Doubler knows his potatoes. But the same can't be said for people. Because, since Doubler lost his wife, he's been all on his own at Mirth Farm, perched high above a small town. And that suits Doubler just fine. Crowds...

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How to say goodbye by Katy Colins

How to say goodbye

Katy Colins

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No-one is ever happy to see Grace Salmon. As a funeral arranger, she's responsible for steering strangers through the hardest day of their lives. It's not a job many people would want - but for Grace, giving people the chance to say a proper goodbye to...

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