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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Beauregard of Ballarat  by Shapoor Batliwalla

Beauregard of Ballarat

Shapoor Batliwalla

Book

"Beauregard the ‘Chippet’ ( the unlikely union of a Whippet father and a Chihuahua mother) narrates the story of his early years in the city of Ballarat where he chooses and takes charge of his very own human, a kindly old woman named Irene.They share...

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Which way to happiness?  by Laura Danks

Which way to happiness?

Laura Danks

Book

"For ambitious Lizzie career always came first.So when the opportunity to lead an award-winning project drops onto her lap, Lizzie ignores her attraction for Hudson, the client, and focuses on finally getting the promotion she coveted for year. Only this...

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A place like home  by Rosamunde. author. Pilcher

A place like home

Rosamunde. author. Pilcher

Book

"Each of the fifteen stories is a perfect slice of romance written with warmth and passion, featuring some wonderfully memorable, smart and feisty female characters that will transport the reader to another time and place."--Provided by publisher.

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A beast in paradise  by Cécile Coulon

A beast in paradise

Cécile Coulon

Book

Emilienne's life is Paradise, her isolated farm at the end of a winding path. After the sudden death of her daughter and son-in-law, this is where she farms alone, with her courage and her land as her only resources, along with her two little grandch...

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Summer brother  by Jaap Robben

Summer brother

Jaap Robben

Book

"Thirteen-year-old Brian lives in a trailer on a forgotten patch of land with his divorced and uncaring father. His older brother Lucien, physically and mentally disabled, has been institutionalized for years. While Lucien's home is undergoing renovations,...

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The art of losing  by Alice. author. Zeniter

The art of losing

Alice. author. Zeniter

Book

"Naïma has always known that her family came from Algeria - but up until now, that meant very little to her. Born and raised in France, her knowledge of that foreign country is limited to what she’s learned from her grandparents’ tiny flat in a crum...

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All girls  by Emily Layden

All girls

Emily Layden

Book

"An all-girls boarding school in a hilly corner of Connecticut, Atwater is a haven for progressive thinking and feminist intellectuals. The students are smart, driven and worldly; they are also teenagers, learning to find their way. But when they arrive...

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No one is talking about this  by Patricia Lockwood

No one is talking about this

Patricia Lockwood

Book

"Is there life after the internet? A woman who has recently been elevated to prominence for her social media posts travels around the world to meet her adoring fans. She is overwhelmed by navigating the new language and etiquette of what she terms "t...

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The accident  by Dawn Goodwin

The accident

Dawn Goodwin

Book

"A gripping, debut psychological thriller that will keep you hooked. A tragic accident, an unbearable loss and a marriage in crisis - but who can she trust or is she all alone? Veronica Pullman's comfortable suburban life comes to a shuddering halt when...

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From this day forth  by Lyn Andrews

From this day forth

Lyn Andrews

Book

"Lizzie and Celia are the best of friends. But their families, the Miltons and the Slatterys, are the worst of enemies, divided by religion and by status. So their friendship is a carefully guarded secret, for if Celia's father Charlie ever heard of it...

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Miss Julia throws a wedding  by Ann B. Ross

Miss Julia throws a wedding

Ann B. Ross

Book

Miss Julia is feeling a little wishful when Hazel Marie, once her late husband's paramour and now her best friend, prepares to move out and live in sin with that marriage shy Mr. Pickens. Suddenly, to Miss Julia's delight, a wedding is in the offing....

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Brass ring  by Diane Chamberlain

Brass ring

Diane Chamberlain

Book

Claire leads a busy, fulfilled and happy life, a life she wouldn't trade for anything-- and one that is about to change for ever. When Claire fails to prevent a disturbed young woman's suicide, the incident seems to trigger something in her-- forgotten...

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Find me in Havana  by Serena Burdick

Find me in Havana

Serena Burdick

Book

"Cuba, 1936: When Estelita Rodriguez sings in a hazy Havana nightclub for the very first time, she is nine years old. From then on, that spotlight of adoration--from Havana to New York's Copacabana and then Hollywood--becomes the one true accomplishment...

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Christmas in Cockleberry Bay  by Nicola May

Christmas in Cockleberry Bay

Nicola May

Book

"With both the Corner Shop and Cockleberry Café in safe hands, Rosa turns her attention to Ned’s Gift, the charity set up in memory of the great-grandfather whose legacy turned her life around.Over at the Ship Hotel, Lucas has his work cut out with his...

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The day of Ezekiel's hope  by Donna VanLiere

The day of Ezekiel's hope

Donna VanLiere

Book

"In this gripping follow-up to The Time of Jacob's Trouble, bestselling author Donna VanLiere explores the end-times prophecies in the journeys of Emma, Zerah, and others who cling to hope even as danger closes in and civilization crumbles on an unpr...

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Nothing but dust  by Sandrine Collette

Nothing but dust

Sandrine Collette

Book

By the time Rafael is born, the family farm has already gone to hell. Rafael's father has abandoned them. His older brothers, the twins Mauro and Joaquin, blame Rafael for their father's departure and exact revenge on their baby brother. Steban, his ...

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Piecing it all together  by Leslie Gould

Piecing it all together

Leslie Gould

Book

Dumped by her fiancé a week before the wedding, Savannah Mast flees California for her Amish grandmother's farm in Nappanee, Indiana. There she becomes entangled in the search for Miriam, a missing Amish girl. Savannah's childhood friend. Tommy Yoder,...

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The edge of never  by J. A. Redmerski

The edge of never

J. A. Redmerski

Book

"Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone--including herself--when she decides to leave the only life she's ever...

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The performance  by Claire Thomas

The performance

Claire Thomas

Book

"One night, three women go to the theater to see a play. Wildfires are burning in the hills outside, but inside the theater it is time for the performance to take over. Margot is a successful, flinty professor on the cusp of retirement, distracted by...

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The other daughter  by Caroline. author. Bishop

The other daughter

Caroline. author. Bishop

Book

"When Jessica discovers a shocking secret about her birth, she leaves her London home and travels to Switzerland in search of answers. She knows her journalist mother spent time in the country forty years earlier, reporting on the Swiss women’s liber...

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The communist's daughter  by Aroa Moreno Durán

The communist's daughter

Aroa Moreno Durán

Book

"Katia has spent her childhood in the eastern shadow of the Berlin Wall. For her father, refugee of the civil war in Spain, the communist side of Germany represents everything he fought and suffered for. Katia knows no other way of life, until a chan...

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My daughter's wedding  by Gretel Killeen

My daughter's wedding

Gretel Killeen

Book

"Nora Fawn's daughter, Hope, disappeared four years ago. Nora has never known why. Refusing to answer her mother's calls, emails or texts, Hope maintained contact only with her big sister, Joy. Having once considered her mothering to be the greatest....

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In the company of men  by Véronique Tadjo

In the company of men

Véronique Tadjo

Book

"Drawing on real accounts of the Ebola outbreak that devastated West Africa, this poignant, timely fable reflects on both the strength and the fragility of life and humanity's place in the world. Two boys venture from their village to hunt in a nearby...

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The smash-up  by Ali Benjamin

The smash-up

Ali Benjamin

Book

"Life for Ethan and Zo used to be simple. Ethan co-founded a lucrative media start-up, and Zo was well on her way to becoming a successful filmmaker. Then they moved to a rural community for a little more tranquility--or so they thought. When newfoun...

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The disinvent movement  by Susanna Gendall

The disinvent movement

Susanna Gendall

Book

"Every week we would disinvent something. This week it would be plastic. Next week it would be the aeroplane. I stood outside the supermarket and handed out flyers, which people kindly refused as they left carrying large packs of bottled water.' The ...

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The revolution according to Raymundo Mata  by Gina Apostol

The revolution according to Raymundo Mata

Gina Apostol

Book

"Raymundo Mata is a nightblind bookworm and a revolutionary in the Philippine war against Spain in 1896. Told in the form of a memoir, the novel traces Mata's childhood, his education in Manila, his love affairs, and his discovery of the books of the...

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The lonely fajita  by Abigail Mann

The lonely fajita

Abigail Mann

Book

"It's Elissa's birthday, and she's accidentally booked a cervical smear instead of a celebration... Great. The icing on the cake? Her boyfriend is kicking her out of their houseshare. So when she's offered the chance to live with a pensioner rent-free,...

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Castles from cobwebs  by J. A. Mensah

Castles from cobwebs

J. A. Mensah

Book

"Imani is a foundling. Rescued as a baby and raised by nuns on a remote Northumbrian island, she grows up with an ever-increasing feeling of displacement. Full of questions, Imani turns to her shadow, Amarie, and her friend, Harold. When Harold can't...

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U up?  by Catie Disabato

U up?

Catie Disabato

Book

"Eve has a carefully curated online life, works occasionally, and texts constantly with her best friend, Ezra. Basically, she is an archetypal L.A. millennial. She has also been carrying on a year-long conversation with her deceased friend Miggy over...

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Come on up  by Jordi Nopca

Come on up

Jordi Nopca

Book

"What happens when the hopes of a generation are dashed by austerity policies and underemployment? Come On Up is a group portrait of contemporary Barcelona, beaten by the economic crisis and divided by a secessionist movement. Always witty, often abs...

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Diary of a film  by Niven Govinden

Diary of a film

Niven Govinden

Book

"An auteur, together with his lead actors, is at a prestigious European festival to premiere his latest film. Alone one morning at a backstreet café, he strikes up a conversation with a local woman who takes him on a walk to uncover the city's secret...

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Skin  by Kerry. author. Andrew

Skin

Kerry. author. Andrew

Book

"London, 1985. Joe, father to eleven-year-old Matty, has disappeared, and nobody will explain where he's gone, or why. In the long, hot summer that follows, Matty's hunt for Joe leads to the ponds at Hampstead Heath. Beneath the water, there is a new...

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The octopus man  by Jasper Gibson

The octopus man

Jasper Gibson

Book

"THE OCTOPUS MAN tells the story of Tom, once an outstanding law student, now living in East Sussex and lost in the machinery of the British mental health system. Opening with a swirling, compulsive diatribe, Tom comes quickly to confirm what we read...

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Sing me a secret  by Julie (Fiction writer) Houston

Sing me a secret

Julie (Fiction writer) Houston

Book

"The four Sutherland sisters have all had very different paths in life, but one secret and a slightly tense production of Jesus Christ Superstar are about to bring them all back together again... When the news that pop-superstar Lexia Sutherland is r...

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100 boyfriends  by Brontez Purnell

100 boyfriends

Brontez Purnell

Book

"Transgressive, foulmouthed, and brutally funny, Brontez Purnell's 100 Boyfriends is a revelatory spiral into the imperfect lives of queer men desperately fighting the urge to self-sabotage. As they tiptoe through minefields of romantic, substance-fu...

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We run the tides  by Vendela Vida

We run the tides

Vendela Vida

Book

"Teenage Eulabee and her magnetic best friend, Maria Fabiola, own the streets of Sea Cliff, their foggy oceanside San Francisco neighborhood. They know Sea Cliff's homes and beaches, its hidden corners and eccentric characters--as well as the upscale...

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Land of big numbers  by Te-Ping Chen

Land of big numbers

Te-Ping Chen

Book

"A debut collection from an extraordinary new talent, vividly giving voice to the men and women of modern China and its diaspora. Gripping and compassionate, Land of Big Numbers depicts the diverse and legion Chinese people, their history, their gove...

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Honest secrets  by Muna Shehadi

Honest secrets

Muna Shehadi

Book

"Olivia Croft's life is at a crossroads. After yet another fruitless audition and the cancellation of her TV show, Crofty Cooks, she's left with the hope that she and her husband Derek will finally conceive the child she craves - and that she'll be able...

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How to order the universe  by María José Ferrada

How to order the universe

María José Ferrada

Book

"A richly imaginative debut, detailing a girl and her father finding their way -and themselves - while they work as traveling hardware salesmen in Pinochet-era Chile, is a rare work of magic and originality. For seven-year-old M, the world is guided by...

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Serena Singh flips the script  by Sonya Lalli

Serena Singh flips the script

Sonya Lalli

Book

"Things are going according to plan for Serena. She is smart, confident, and just got a kick-ass new job at a top advertising firm in Washington, D.C. Even before her younger sister got married in a big, traditional wedding, Serena knew her own dreams...

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Bernard and the cloth monkey  by Judith. author. Bryan

Bernard and the cloth monkey

Judith. author. Bryan

Book

"When Anita finally returns home to London after a long absence, everything has changed. Her father is dead, her mother is away, and she and her sister Beth are alone together for the first time in years. They share a house. They share a family. They...

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The fat lady sings  by Jacqueline Roy

The fat lady sings

Jacqueline Roy

Book

"It is the 1990s, and Gloria is living in a London psychiatric ward. She is unapologetically loud, audacious and eternally on the brink of bursting into song. After several months of uninterrupted routine, she is joined by another young black woman -...

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From this moment  by Kim Vogel Sawyer

From this moment

Kim Vogel Sawyer

Book

Growing up in the foster care system, Jase Edgar always dreamed of one day starting his own family. After his fiancée's untimely death, he moves to Kansas to serve as a youth minister. But he can't set aside his doubts about God's goodness long enough...

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The family ship  by Sonja Ingrid Yoerg

The family ship

Sonja Ingrid Yoerg

Book

"Chesapeake Bay, 1980. Eighteen-year-old Verity Vergennes is the captain of the USS Nepenthe, and her seven younger siblings are her crew. The ship - an oyster boat transformed into a make-believe destroyer - is the heart of the Vergennes family, a place...

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A week to remember  by Esther Campion

A week to remember

Esther Campion

Book

"With its brightly painted front door, white-sash windows and garden path sweeping down toward the sea, Lizzie O's guesthouse promises a welcome escape from the world. Aisling and Mick Fitzgerald are travelling all the way from Tasmania to celebrate ...

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You, me & the sea / Elizabeth Haynes. by Elizabeth Haynes

You, me & the sea / Elizabeth Haynes.

Elizabeth Haynes

Book

"Rachel is at crisis point. A series of disastrous decisions has left her with no job, no home, and no faith in herself. But an unexpected job offer takes her to a remote Scottish island, and it feels like a chance to recover and mend her battered se...

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How we are translated  by Jessica Gaitan Johannesson

How we are translated

Jessica Gaitan Johannesson

Book

"People say ‘I’m sorry’ all the time when it can mean both ‘I’m sorry I hurt you’ and ‘I’m sorry someone else did something I have nothing to do with’. It’s like the English language gave up on trying to find a word for sympathy which wasn’t also the...

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The keepsake sisters  by Lori Wilde

The keepsake sisters

Lori Wilde

Book

"It was a story that couldn't possibly be true: identical twins, separated at birth. Anna Drury wouldn't have believed it, but the woman standing before her was physically alike her in every way, and held in her hands a keepsake baby bracelet, the same...

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Sargasso  by Kathy George

Sargasso

Kathy George

Book

"As a child, Hannah lived at Sargasso, the isolated beachside home designed by her father, a brilliant architect. A lonely, introverted child, she wanted no company but that of Flint, the enigmatic boy who no one else ever saw... and who promised he ...

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Honey girl  by Morgan Rogers

Honey girl

Morgan Rogers

Book

"With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, 28-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls' trip to Vegas to celebrate. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn't know, until she does...

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The blizzard party  by Jack Livings

The blizzard party

Jack Livings

Book

"On the night of February 6, 1978, a catastrophic nor'easter struck the city of New York. On that night, in a penthouse in the Upper West Side's stately Apelles, a crowd gathered for a wild party. And on that night, Mr. Albert Haynes Caldwell - a par...

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The art of falling  by Danielle McLaughlin

The art of falling

Danielle McLaughlin

Book

"At the former home of the sculptor Robert Locke, Nessa, a gallery employee, is struggling to manage Eleanor and Loretta Locke, the sculptor's widow and middle-aged daughter. Meanwhile, her marriage is floundering in the aftermath of her husband's affair,...

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Allegation  by R. G. Adams

Allegation

R. G. Adams

Book

"Sandbeach, South Wales. Two women have come forward to make historical sexual allegations against a pillar of the local community, Matthew Cooper. The case lands on the desk of inexperienced social worker, Kit Goddard, who must remove Cooper from his...

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Super host  by Kate Russo

Super host

Kate Russo

Book

"Bennett Driscoll is a Turner Prize nominated artist who was a Bright Young Thing. Now, aged 55, his wife has left him, the reviews have dried up, and his gallery wants to stop selling his paintings, saying they'll have more value retrospectively...when...

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Cowboy graves  by Roberto Bolaño

Cowboy graves

Roberto Bolaño

Book

"Roberto Bolaño's boundless imagination and seemingly inexhaustible gift for shaping the chaos of his reality into enduring fiction is unmistakable in these three exhilarating novellas. In "Cowboy Graves," Arturo Belano--Bolaño's alter ego--returns to...

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The orchard house  by Heidi Chiavaroli

The orchard house

Heidi Chiavaroli

Book

"Two women, one living in present day Massachusetts and another in Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House soon after the Civil War, overcome their own personal demons and search for a place to belong... 2001. Abandoned by her own family, Taylor is determined...

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A town called Solace  by Mary Lawson

A town called Solace

Mary Lawson

Book

"As Solace opens, we meet a Northern Ontario family in crisis: their rebellious teenage daughter, Rose, has disappeared. Weeks have passed with no word, but still Rose's little sister, Clara, keeps a daily vigil at the living-room window, hoping that...

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American delirium  by Betina González

American delirium

Betina González

Book

"From award-winning novelist Betina González, a dizzying, luminous English-language debut about an American town overrun by a mysterious hallucinogen, forcing its citizens to confront the secrets of their past and rely on unexpected relationships."--...

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A sky full of stars  by Dani. author. Atkins

A sky full of stars

Dani. author. Atkins

Book

"When Lisa married Alex, she gave his life meaning. She was a professional astronomer: a stargazer. And when she gazed at Alex, she saw that behind his tough exterior was a man she could love. Alex, Lisa and their young son Connor made a happy little...

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The upstairs house  by Julia Fine

The upstairs house

Julia Fine

Book

Recovering from a difficult childbirth, a woman caring for her newborn alone while her husband travels for work suffers a psychological unraveling that causes her to see the ghost of famed children's book author Margaret Wise Brown.

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Khalil  by Yasmina Khadra

Khalil

Yasmina Khadra

Book

"From the internationally bestselling author of The Attack and The Swallows of Kabul, a gripping first-person narrative about one young man's involvement in France's worst terrorist attack. Khalil, a 23-year-old Belgian of Moroccan descent, plans to detonate...

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The baddest girl on the planet  by Heather Frese

The baddest girl on the planet

Heather Frese

Book

"Evie Austin, native of Hatteras Island, North Carolina and baddest girl on the planet, has not lived her life in a straight line. There have been several detours - career snafus, bad romantic choices, a loved but unplanned child - not to mention her...

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Dark horses  by Susan Mihalic

Dark horses

Susan Mihalic

Book

"Fifteen-year-old equestrian prodigy Roan Montgomery has only ever known two worlds: inside the riding arena, and outside of it. Both, for as long as she can remember, have been ruled by her father, who demands strict obedience in all areas of her life....

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Lullaby beach  by Stella Duffy

Lullaby beach

Stella Duffy

Book

When Lucy discovers the body of her great aunt Kitty, with a puzzling note and empty pill bottles by her bed, she can't believe that the formidable woman who held her family together is gone - or understand why she has taken her own life. Lucy is determined...

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Scattered lights  by Steve. author. Wiegenstein

Scattered lights

Steve. author. Wiegenstein

Book

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Colour me a rainbow  by Mala Rihan

Colour me a rainbow

Mala Rihan

Book

"Colour Me a Rainbow is an interesting collection of short stories by five women authors. The stories are diverse and delightful yet a serious read. The subjects range from matchmaking to bridal bedlam, travelling in the hills to ghostly forts and fi...

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The favour  by Laura. author. Vaughan

The favour

Laura. author. Vaughan

Book

"When she was thirteen years old, Ada Howell lost not just her father, but the life she felt she was destined to lead. Now, at eighteen, Ada is given a second chance when her wealthy godmother gifts her with an extravagant art history trip to Italy. In...

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Married at first swipe  by Claire Frost

Married at first swipe

Claire Frost

Book

"Hannah lives life on the edge. Never one to pass up on a new adventure, she has truly been living her best life. But once the adrenaline wears off, she wishes she had someone to spend the quieter moments with too. Learning that her best friend’s online...

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Close to home  by Janet Gover

Close to home

Janet Gover

Book

"Aunt Alice Dwyer loves her small Australian town. She's rarely left its comforting embrace. She knows everyone in it; in fact, she's related to most of them. All she wants is to keep her family safe and the town running exactly the way it always has....

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Dead money  by Srinath Adiga

Dead money

Srinath Adiga

Book

"They said you can't take your money with you when you die. What if they were wrong? ... Hong Kong, 2002. A stock market trader desperate to pay off a gangster debt invents a scam: Afterlife Dollars. A product inspired by an ancient Chinese custom that...

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The Earth, thy great exchequer, ready lies  by Jo Lloyd

The Earth, thy great exchequer, ready lies

Jo Lloyd

Book

"Whether seeking knowledge, riches, or a better life, the characters in these stories are united by a quest for lasting value, as they ask how we should treat our world, our work, our selves, and each other. A vainglorious mine owner dreams of harnessing...

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Everything is beautiful  by Eleanor. author. Ray

Everything is beautiful

Eleanor. author. Ray

Book

"Amy Ashton once dreamed of becoming an artist - of creating beautiful objects. But now she simply collects them. Aquamarine bottles, bright yellow crockery, deep Tuscan red pots (and the odd slow-cooker) take up every available inch of space in her ...

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The speechwriter  by Martin Mckenzie-Murray

The speechwriter

Martin Mckenzie-Murray

Book

"Toby, former speechwriter to the PM, has reached a new low- locked behind bars in a high-security prison, with sentient PlayStations storming the city outside, and the worst of Australia's criminals forcing him to ghost-write letters to their loved ones...

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The insomniac society  by Gabrielle Levy

The insomniac society

Gabrielle Levy

Book

"There are five of them. Claire, who sits awake beside a snoring husband and a little boy who is not hers. Jacques, a psychiatrist at the end of his career whose lonely nights are punctuated only by anonymous phone calls. Michele, a retiree whose dark...

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What could be saved  by Liese O'Halloran Schwarz

What could be saved

Liese O'Halloran Schwarz

Book

"Laura Preston is a reclusive artist at odds with her older sister Bea as their elegant, formidable mother slowly slides into dementia. When a stranger contacts Laura claiming to be her brother who disappeared forty years earlier when the family lived...

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The Moroccan daughter  by Deborah Rodriguez

The Moroccan daughter

Deborah Rodriguez

Book

"Morocco: a captivating country of honor and tradition. And, for these four women, a land of secrets and revelations. Amina Bennis has come back to her childhood home in Morocco to attend her sister's wedding. The time has come for her to confront her...

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The Paris library  by Janet Skeslien Charles

The Paris library

Janet Skeslien Charles

Book

"Paris, 1939: Young and ambitious Odile Souchet has it all: her handsome police officer beau and a dream job at the American Library in Paris. When the Nazis march into Paris, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear, including her beloved libr...

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Appius and Virginia  by G. E. (Gertrude Eileen) Trevelyan

Appius and Virginia

G. E. (Gertrude Eileen) Trevelyan

Book

"Virginia Hutton embarks upon an experiment. She will take an ape and raise it as a human child… She purchases an infant orangutan and names him Appius. She clothes him, feeds him, and puts him to bed in a cot every night. As Appius grows older, she...

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Sea loves me  by Mia Couto

Sea loves me

Mia Couto

Book

"Covering the entire arc of Couto's career, this collection displays the Mozambican author's inventiveness, sensitivity, and social range with greater richness than any previous collection, including early stories that reflect the harshness of life u...

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Ten days  by Austin. author. Duffy

Ten days

Austin. author. Duffy

Book

"When Wolf's recently-estranged wife Miriam dies from cancer, his entire world is turned upside down. Wolf and his daughter, Ruth, travel to New York from London to scatter Miriam's ashes in the Hudson River. During the ten High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah...

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Miss Julia rocks the cradle  by Ann B. Ross

Miss Julia rocks the cradle

Ann B. Ross

Book

"Miss Julia has promised her adoring husband, Sam, to mind her own business. What a relief! Instead of trying to figure out why that dead body was found in Miss Petty's toolshed, Miss Julia can concentrate on taking care of just-in-time newlywed Hazel...

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What's worth keeping  by Kaya McLaren

What's worth keeping

Kaya McLaren

Book

"In Kaya McLaren's What's Worth Keeping, during one unforgettable summer, three generations of one family receive the best gift of all time: a second chance... The day her doctor says the one word that no one wants to hear, Amy Bergstrom discovers a ...

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A perfect Amish romance  by Shelley Shepard Gray

A perfect Amish romance

Shelley Shepard Gray

Book

"Aaron Coblentz has a secret: he's been studying to take the GED to get promoted at work. But he can't let his Amish family know, not when his older brother already left the faith just a year after getting baptized, practically crippling the family. When...

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Velvet  by Ḥuzāmah Ḥabāyib

Velvet

Ḥuzāmah Ḥabāyib

Book

"Hawwa is a child of the grinding hardship of a Palestinian refugee camp. She has had to survive the camp itself, as well as the humiliation and destruction of an abusive family life. But now, later in life, something most unexpected has happened: she...

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To the mountain by Erik Raschke

To the mountain

Erik Raschke

Book

"[Marshall, an eleven-year-old autistic boy,] lives in a remote juvenile center in Colorado, where he is bullied by the other boys, misunderstood by all of the other staff except Leslie, and so overwhelmed by the sounds and smells in the cafeteria that...

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Kink

Kink

Book

Kink is a groundbreaking anthology of literary short fiction exploring love and desire, BDSM, and interests across the sexual spectrum, edited by lauded writers R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell, and featuring a roster of all-star contributors including ...

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We play ourselves  by Jen Silverman

We play ourselves

Jen Silverman

Book

"Not too long ago, Cass was a promising young playwright in New York, hailed as “a fierce new voice” and “queer, feminist, and ready to spill the tea.” But at the height of all this attention, Cass finds herself at the center of a searing public shaming,...

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Paradise block  by Alice Ash

Paradise block

Alice Ash

Book

"In Paradise Block, mould grows as thick as fur along the walls, alarms ring out at unexpected hours and none of the neighbours are quite what they seem. A little girl boils endless eggs in her family's burnt-out flat, an isolated old woman entices a...

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Bernard and Pat  by Blair. author. James

Bernard and Pat

Blair. author. James

Book

"Catherine is small and everyone else is big. The world has lots of rules which she cannot keep up with, and lots of things happen that just don't feel right. With Dad gone and Mum at work, Catherine spends her days with Bernard and Pat. These are days...

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Night as it falls  by Jakuta. author. Alikavazovic

Night as it falls

Jakuta. author. Alikavazovic

Book

"Paul, a student who works as a night guard in a hotel to make ends meet, falls under the spell of Amelia, the young woman who rents room 313. Everything about her is a mystery: where she goes, what she does - and where she comes from. Paul and Amelia...

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Open water  by Caleb Azumah Nelson

Open water

Caleb Azumah Nelson

Book

"Two young people meet at a pub in South East London. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they struggled to belong, both are now artists - he a photographer, she a dancer - trying to make their mark in a city that by...

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The delivery  by Peter Mendelsund

The delivery

Peter Mendelsund

Book

"A day in the life of the Delivery Boy, a recently arrived political refugee who must peddle his way to 5-star customer ratings-and, perhaps, freedom."--

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Maxwell's demon  by Steven Hall

Maxwell's demon

Steven Hall

Book

"This autumn, life is catching up with Thomas Quinn. Five years ago, his mentor Andrew Black wrote a single, million-selling mystery novel and then disappeared. Now could it be that Quinn is being stalked by the hero of Black’s book? His girlfriend I...

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The way it should be  by Christina Suzann Nelson

The way it should be

Christina Suzann Nelson

Book

"Zara Mahoney was enjoying newlywed bliss until her life is upended by her estranged sister, Eve, and Zara must take custody of her children. Eve's struggles lead her to Tiff Bradley, who's determined to help despite the past hurts the relationship t...

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The weak spot  by Lucie Elven

The weak spot

Lucie Elven

Book

"In a remote town, a young woman arrives to apprentice as a pharmacist under the charismatic August Malone. She loses herself in this work, lulled by the family stories and intimate secrets shared by her customers. But despite her best efforts to avo...

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Rabbit island  by Elvira Navarro

Rabbit island

Elvira Navarro

Book

"Combining the gritty surrealism of David Lynch with the explosive interior meditations of Clarice Lispector, the stories in Elvira Navarro’s Rabbit Island traverse the fickle, often terrifying terrain between madness and freedom. In the title story,...

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A bright ray of darkness  by Ethan Hawke

A bright ray of darkness

Ethan Hawke

Book

"A bracing meditation on fame and celebrity, and the redemptive, healing power of art; a portrait of the ravages of disappointment and divorce; a poignant consideration of the rites of fatherhood and manhood; a novel soaked in rage and sex, longing a...

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The beach caves  by Trevor. author. Shearston

The beach caves

Trevor. author. Shearston

Book

"It’s 1970, and young Annette Cooley is part of a small team working on an archaeological dig on the New South Wales south coast - a site that appears to prove that Aboriginal societies in the late Holocene were becoming less nomadic, even sedentary....

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Low expectations  by Stuart Everly-Wilson

Low expectations

Stuart Everly-Wilson

Book

"1970s, Western Sydney. A boy and his mum living in a street where neighbours keep an eye on everyone else’s business. A detested bully. And a family secret, barely hidden.Devon Destri flies under the radar. He doesn’t talk to anyone, calls himself hard...

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Three o'clock in the morning  by Gianrico Carofiglio

Three o'clock in the morning

Gianrico Carofiglio

Book

"Antonio is on the cusp of adulthood, trying to work out who to be and what to do. His father, once a brilliant mathematician, hasn't figured much in his son's life since the divorce from Antonio's mother, a beautiful and elusive woman. A diagnosis of...

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Eye of a rook  by Josephine. author. Taylor

Eye of a rook

Josephine. author. Taylor

Book

"In 1860s London, Arthur sees his wife, Emily, suddenly struck down by a pain for which she can find no words, forced to endure harmful treatments and reliant on him for guidance. Meanwhile, in contemporary Perth, Alice, a writer, and her older husba...

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A crooked tree  by Una Mannion

A crooked tree

Una Mannion

Book

"Rage. That's the feeling engulfing the car as Ellen's mother swerves over to the hard-shoulder and orders her daughter out onto the roadside. Ignoring the protests of her other children, she accelerates away, leaving Ellen standing on the gravel verge...

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Milk fed  by Melissa Broder

Milk fed

Melissa Broder

Book

"Rachel is twenty-four, a lapsed Jew who has made calorie restriction her religion. By day, she maintains an illusion of control by way of obsessive food rituals. At night, she pedals nowhere on the elliptical machine. Then Rachel meets Miriam, a you...

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Your inner hedgehog  by Alexander McCall Smith

Your inner hedgehog

Alexander McCall Smith

Book

"In the latest entertaining and hilarious Professor Dr. Dr. Moritz-Maria Von Igelfeld novel, our hopelessly out-of-touch hero is forced to confront uppity librarians, the rector of the university, and a possible hostile takeover, all while trying to ...

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