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Large print general fiction new titles

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Browse our collection of the latest general fiction in large print. This list updates when we add new titles to the collection.
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The mating season by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

The mating season

P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

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Gussie Fink-Nottle is currently enjoying fourteen days away from society after being caught taking an unscheduled five a.m. dip in the Trafalgar Square fountain. Unfortunately, he is due at Deverill Hall that very evening. And if his fiancee Madeline...

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The cotton lass and other stories by Anna Jacobs

The cotton lass and other stories

Anna Jacobs

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This collection of stand-alone short stories is a treat for new readers and dedicated fans alike. In each of these seventeen stories, an ordinary person takes on an extraordinary journey to a new life, discovering facets and strengths they never knew...

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Some tests by Wayne Macauley

Some tests

Wayne Macauley

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It begins with the normally healthy Beth - aged-care worker, wife of David, mother of Lettie and Gem - feeling vaguely off-colour. A locum sends her to Dr Yi for some tests. 'There are a few things here that aren't quite right,' says Dr Yi, 'and sometimes...

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Joy in the morning by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

Joy in the morning

P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

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Steeple Bumpleigh is a rural idyll. But for Bertie Wooster, it might as well be marked with a warning that Here Be Dragons, being the domicile of his Aunt Agatha (the one who eats broken bottles and conducts human sacrifices by the light of the full ...

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Conversations with friends by Sally Rooney

Conversations with friends

Sally Rooney

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Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and darkly observant. A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind - and to the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi, her best friend and comrade-in-arms. Lovers...

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A thousand paper birds by Tor Udall

A thousand paper birds

Tor Udall

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Jonah sits on a bench in Kew Gardens, trying to reassemble the shattered pieces of his life following the sudden death of his wife, Audrey. Chloe, shaven-headed and abrasive, sits by the lake, finding solace in the origami she meticulously folds. But...

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Meet me at the museum by Anne Youngson

Meet me at the museum

Anne Youngson

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When Tina Hopgood writes a letter of regret to a man she has never met, she doesn't expect a reply. And when Anders Larsen, a lonely museum curator, answers it, neither does he. They're both searching for something - they just don't know it yet. Anders...

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The invisible crowd by Ellen Wiles

The invisible crowd

Ellen Wiles

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2 March, 1975: In Asmara, Eritrea, Yonas Kelati is born into a world of turmoil. At the same time, on the same day, Jude Munroe takes her first breath in London, England. Thirty years later, blacklisted in his war-ravaged country, Yonas has no option...

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The man who didn't call by Rosie Walsh

The man who didn't call

Rosie Walsh

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Imagine you meet a man, spend seven glorious days together, and fall in love. And it's mutual: you've never been so certain of anything. So when he leaves for a long-booked holiday and promises to call from the airport, you have no cause to doubt him....

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Stand by me by S. D. Robertson

Stand by me

S. D. Robertson

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Lisa and Elliot have been best friends since the day they met as children. Twenty years later, life has pulled the pair apart, and Lisa is struggling. Her marriage is floundering, her teenage kids are being secretive, and she's so tired she can't thi...

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The returning tide by Liz Fenwick

The returning tide

Liz Fenwick

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"In the midst of the war, as Cornwall prepares for potential invasion, two sisters, Amelia and Adele, find the influx of American GIs a welcome distraction from the grim realities of life. But on a heady night of celebration, a betrayal is committed that...

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Five years from now by Paige Toon

Five years from now

Paige Toon

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"Vian and Nell are thrown together at the age of five when Vian's mother and Nell's father fall in love. At first wary of each other, they soon become the best of friends. But five years later, they are torn apart and Vian moves to the other side of the...

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The great unexpected by Dan Mooney

The great unexpected

Dan Mooney

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"Joel lives in a nursing home and he's not one bit happy about it. He doesn't like being told when to eat, when to sleep, when to take his pills. In fact, he doesn't like living at all, and he's decided he's going to end his life on his terms. When he...

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Believe in me by Susan Lewis

Believe in me

Susan Lewis

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"Leanne and her teenage daughter Abby have recently been forced to move from London back to Kesterley-on-Sea, to Ash Morley Farm where Leanne grew up. Leanne's husband Jack, Abby's father, killed himself over a year ago, and the pair are still reeling...

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The Amish Christmas letters

The Amish Christmas letters

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"To win a friendly annual competition, matchmaker Marybeth Martin must bring one more couple together by Christmas. Her only prospect is a man more interested in a nanny than a wife—until his little girl shows him the light... Struggling farmer's dau...

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A vineyard Christmas by Jean Stone

A vineyard Christmas

Jean Stone

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"In the midst of a Christmas blizzard: A baby on the doorstep. It's taken a long time and a little heartache, but Annie Sutton is finally following her dream of living on Martha's Vineyard. She fell in love with the island's singular beauty while using...

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Oh my stars by Sally Kilpatrick

Oh my stars

Sally Kilpatrick

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"Like most things in Ellery, Tennessee, this year's Drive Thru Nativity is a little unconventional. The Dollar General parking lot doubles as a Bethlehem stable, and widowed writer Ivy Long, who's been roped into playing Mary, sure as heck isn't a virgin....

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A tale of two hearts by Michelle Griep

A tale of two hearts

Michelle Griep

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"Book 2 in Reader Favorite Michelle Griep's Charming Once Upon a Dickens Christmas Series. London, 1853: Innkeeper's daughter Mina Scott will do anything to escape the drudgery of her life, for there's nothing more mundane than serving customers day after...

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Their pretend Amish courtship by Patricia Davids

Their pretend Amish courtship

Patricia Davids

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"Beau Fannie Erb isn't looking for a husband--especially if she has to leave her beloved horses to go find one. What she needs is a way to assure her parents she's not hopeless when it comes to love. Family friend Noah Bowman might just be her solution....

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Evergreen tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony

Evergreen tidings from the Baumgartners

Gretchen Anthony

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"Violet Baumgartner has opened her annual holiday letter the same way for the past three decades. And this year she's going to throw her husband, Ed, a truly perfect retirement party, one worthy of memorializing in her upcoming letter. But the event becomes...

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Women of the dunes by Sarah Maine

Women of the dunes

Sarah Maine

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"An intriguing mystery set on the coast of Western Scotland in which the lives of a ninth-century Norsewoman, a nineteenth-century woman, and a twenty-first-century archeologist weave together after a body is discovered in the dunes"--

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A Christmas prayer by Wanda E. Brunstetter

A Christmas prayer

Wanda E. Brunstetter

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"In 1850, three lone wagons on the California Trail become trapped in the Sierra Nevada Mountains by a sudden snowstorm. Stuck in tight quarters with others forces Cynthia Copper to question her engagement to a near stranger and to reconsider her dreams...

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Matchmaking for beginners by Maddie Dawson

Matchmaking for beginners

Maddie Dawson

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"Marnie MacGraw wants an ordinary life, and now she's marrying the man of her dreams. Then Marnie meets Blix Holliday, her fiancé's irascible matchmaking great-aunt who's dying, and everything changes-- just as Blix told her it would. When her marriage...

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Digging in by Loretta Nyhan

Digging in

Loretta Nyhan

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"A widow discovers an unexpected chance to start over when she boldly flouts neighborhood-association bylaws and decides to turn her entire yard into a vegetable garden. With the help of new friends, a charming local cop, and the transformative power...

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The sugarhouse blues by Mariah Stewart

The sugarhouse blues

Mariah Stewart

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Allie, Des, and Cara learn about another secret their father purposely hid from them: his sister Bonnie. The women reluctantly band together to work with a local contractor on the renovations to an historic Art Deco theater, financed by an account Fritz...

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The shepherd's hut by Tim Winton

The shepherd's hut

Tim Winton

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For years Jaxie Clackton has dreaded going home. His beloved mum is dead, and he wishes his dad was too, until one terrible moment leaves his life stripped to nothing. No one ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for. And so Jaxie runs....

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Two steps forward by Graeme C. Simsion

Two steps forward

Graeme C. Simsion

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Zoe, a sometime artist, is from California. Martin, an engineer, is from Yorkshire. Both have ended up in picturesque Cluny, in central France. Both are struggling to come to terms with their recent past - for Zoe, the death of her husband; for Martin,...

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The restorer by Michael Sala

The restorer

Michael Sala

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After a year apart, Maryanne returns to her husband, Roy, bringing their eight-year-old son Daniel and his teenage sister Freya with her. The family move from Sydney to Newcastle, where Roy has bought a derelict house on the coast. As Roy painstakingly...

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The necessary angel by C. K. (Christian Karlson) Stead

The necessary angel

C. K. (Christian Karlson) Stead

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Max Jackson, a New Zealander living and lecturing in Paris, has a complicated arrangement with his estranged French wife, Louise. In love with his younger Sorbonne colleague Sylvie, he finds himself entangled with Helen, a troubled young English student....

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The ferry girls by Rosie Archer

The ferry girls

Rosie Archer

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1941. Violetta 'Vee' Smith has a secret. Her real name is Schmidt, and she is half German. Vee and her mother May risk being interned as enemy aliens... if their neighbours don't find out and torch their smallholding near Southampton first. Vee and May...

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The road to California by Louise Walters

The road to California

Louise Walters

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Proud single parent Joanna is accustomed to receiving phone calls from her fourteen-year-old son Ryan's school telling her that he's in trouble. When he hits a girl and is excluded, Joanna knows she must take drastic action to help him. Ryan's dad Lex...

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The Noel diary by Richard Paul Evans

The Noel diary

Richard Paul Evans

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"Romance author Jacob Churcher hasn't been home for almost twenty years, since his mentally ill mother kicked him out of the house at sixteen. A lawyer calls to inform him that his estranged mother has passed away and left her house to him; Jacob returns...

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Good luck with that by Kristan Higgins

Good luck with that

Kristan Higgins

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"Two friends make a promise to their dying friend to face their deepest hopes and greatest fears by agreeing to stop waiting until they lose weight and start living now. As they begin to work on their list of things to do, they grow stronger and learn...

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The solace of water by Elizabeth Byler Younts

The solace of water

Elizabeth Byler Younts

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"In The Solace of Water, Elizabeth Byler Younts tells the story of two women, one white and one black, in racially charged 1956, who fight personal battles of freedom and form a friendship that neither expected. After the loss of her young son, Carver,...

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Sadie by Sarah Price

Sadie

Sarah Price

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"Sadie Whitaker is determined to be a good daughter, but her stepmother, Rachel, has made no secret of her overwhelming jealousy--or her desire to get Sadie out of her life. Rachel's latest plot involves marrying Sadie off to a widower in need of a mother...

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The latecomers by Helen Klein Ross

The latecomers

Helen Klein Ross

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"In 1908, 16-year-old Bridey runs away from her small town in Ireland with her same-age sweetheart, Thom. But when Thom dies suddenly of ship fever on their ocean crossing, Bridey finds herself alone and pregnant in a strange new world. Forced by.....

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The rain watcher by Tatiana de Rosnay

The rain watcher

Tatiana de Rosnay

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"Linden Malegarde has come home to Paris from the US. It has been years since the whole family was all together. Now, the Malegarde family is gathering for Linden's father Paul's 70th birthday. Each member of the Malegarde family is on edge, holding his...

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Heads you win by Jeffrey Archer

Heads you win

Jeffrey Archer

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"Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to...

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When we were young by Karen Kingsbury

When we were young

Karen Kingsbury

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"From their first meeting, to their stunning engagement and lavish wedding, to their happily-ever-after, Noah and Emily Carter were meant to be together. Theirs is a special kind of love and they want the world to know. More than a million adoring fans...

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Whistle in the dark by Emma Healey

Whistle in the dark

Emma Healey

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"Jen's 15-year-old daughter goes missing for four agonizing days. When Lana is found, unharmed, in the middle of the desolate countryside, everyone thinks the worst is over. But Lana refuses to tell anyone what happened, and the police draw a blank. ...

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The Christmas remedy by Cindy Woodsmall

The Christmas remedy

Cindy Woodsmall

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"Holly Zook is the lead technician for Greene's Pharmacy, which looks out for the Amish community, a group largely without secure healthcare plans. She's Amish, and knows she can't marry and hold onto her professional job. She spurns love and works t...

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Indivisible by Travis Thrasher

Indivisible

Travis Thrasher

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"Inspired by true events, Indivisible is a story of love, service, and finding each other all over again. Darren and Heather Turner share a passion for serving God, family, and country. When Darren is deployed to Iraq as an army chaplain, Heather vows...

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An Irish country cottage by Patrick Taylor

An Irish country cottage

Patrick Taylor

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"The New Year brings challenges and changes to the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. The Christmas holidays have barely passed before a fire engulfs the humble thatched cottage housing Donal Donnally and his family. Although the family escapes...

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Rush by Lisa Patton

Rush

Lisa Patton

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"Cali Watkins has all the qualities sororities look for. She's kind, intelligent, friendly, and even plans to run for governor someday. But her resume lacks pedigree. Without family money, her chances are thin. Miss Pearl has been housekeeper and second...

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Elevation by Stephen King

Elevation

Stephen King

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"Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine. The latest from legendary master storyteller Stephen King, a riveting, extraordinarily eerie, and moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together--a timely, upbeat tale...

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A sin such as this by Ellen Hopkins

A sin such as this

Ellen Hopkins

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"In this gripping follow-up to Love Lies Beneath, #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins's "fabulous, sex-filled masterpiece of mystery and romance" (Library Journal, starred review), beautiful, wealthy Tara Lattimore's story continues when...

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The travelling cat chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

The travelling cat chronicles

Hiro Arikawa

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"A life-affirming anthem to kindness and self-sacrifice, The Travelling Cat Chronicles shows how the smallest things can provide the greatest joy. We take journeys to explore exotic new places and to return to the comforts of home, to visit old acqua...

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Night of miracles by Elizabeth Berg

Night of miracles

Elizabeth Berg

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"Lucille Howard is getting on in years, but she stays busy. Thanks to the inspiration of her dearly departed friend Arthur Truluv, she has begun to teach baking classes, sharing the secrets to her delicious classic Southern yellow cake, the perfect p...

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Full moon by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

Full moon

P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

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Lord Emsworth has commissioned an official portrait of his most dearly beloved - the Empress of Blandings, twice silver medal winner of the Fat Pigs class at the Shropshire Agricultural Show. However, the man who arrives to take on the job is not the...

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Heavy weather by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

Heavy weather

P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

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When Lord Tilbury, founder of the Mammoth Publishing Company, receives a letter from Galahad Threepwood stating he will no longer be submitting his sensationally scandalous memoir for publication, he sees the prospect of a small fortune slipping from...

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Forging on by Catherine Robinson

Forging on

Catherine Robinson

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Will is a Yorkshire lad, through and through. He's in his element when he's outside in the country air, not stuck in a classroom wasting his youth and the beauty of the Dales. When he starts as an apprentice farrier, his first few days are a baptism of...

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An unsuitable match by Joanna Trollope

An unsuitable match

Joanna Trollope

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Rose Woodrowe has just got engaged to Tyler Masson - a wonderful, sensitive man who is head over heels in love with her. But their five grown-up children have strong opinions on the matter. Rose's daughter, Laura, remembers her parents' painful divorce...

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The rest of me by Katie Marsh

The rest of me

Katie Marsh

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Alex believes that she can overcome anything. So when her husband Sam needs her help in the most unexpected of ways, she doesn't hesitate to offer it to him - even when it means making a huge sacrifice of her own. But what neither of them can foresee...

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The Paris wedding by Charlotte Nash

The Paris wedding

Charlotte Nash

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Ten years ago, Rachael Westchose not to move to Sydney with her high school sweetheart, Matthew. Instead she stayed on the family wheat farm, caring for her seriously ill mother and letting go of her dreams. Now Matthew is marrying someone else, in Paris....

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A grand old time by Judy Leigh

A grand old time

Judy Leigh

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Evie Gallagher is regretting her hasty move into a care home. She may be seventy-five and recently widowed, but she's absolutely not dead yet. And so, one morning, Evie walks out of Sheldon Lodge and sets off on a Great Adventure across Europe. But n...

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The story collector by Evie Gaughan

The story collector

Evie Gaughan

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"Thornwood Village, 1910. Anna, a young farm girl, volunteers to help an intriguing American visitor, Harold Griffin-Krauss, translate 'fairy stories' from Irish to English. But all is not as it seems and Anna soon finds herself at the heart of a mystery...

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Lala by Jacek Dehnel

Lala

Jacek Dehnel

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"Lala has lived a dazzling life, filled with love, betrayals, acts of courage and some of the most extraordinary events of the twentieth century. There is nothing she likes better than to tell stories of her fascinating past - of her grandfather, the...

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Daisy's vintage Cornish camper van by Ali McNamara

Daisy's vintage Cornish camper van

Ali McNamara

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"When Ana inherits a broken-down camper van from her best friend, she takes the chance for a quick trip to Cornwall - some sea air and fish and chips on the beach is just the tonic she needs. But St Felix has bigger plans for Ana. She discovers a series...

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Sail away by Celia Imrie

Sail away

Celia Imrie

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"Suzy Marshall is discovering that work can be sluggish for an actress over sixty - even for the former star of a 1980s TV series. So when she's offered the plum role of Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest in Zurich, it seems like a god...

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The betrayals by Fiona Neill

The betrayals

Fiona Neill

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"None of them would forget that week on the wild Norfolk coast. Best friends Rosie and Lisa's families had always been inseparable. But that summer, Lisa had an affair with Rosie's husband Nick. And now, after years of silence, she sends Rosie a letter...

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The years she stole by Jonathan Harvey

The years she stole

Jonathan Harvey

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"2017: Pregnant Rachel Taylor is enjoying a holiday in Morocco when she gets the phone call to say her mother hasn't got much time left to live. With a head of mixed emotions she returns to the village where she grew up to say her last goodbyes. It's...

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Sunshine over Wildflower Cottage by Milly Johnson

Sunshine over Wildflower Cottage

Milly Johnson

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"Viv doesn't like animals. And the feeling is mutual: animals seem to dislike her too. So when she applies for a job at Wildflower Cottage, a tumbledown animal sanctuary which caters for a variety of unloved animals, she's not sure she will fit in. But...

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Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

Hello from the Gillespies

Monica McInerney

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"For the past thirty-three years, Angela Gillespie has sent to friends and family around the world an end-of-the-year letter titled "Hello from the Gillespies." It's always been cheery and full of good news. This year, Angela surprises herself-she tells...

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Charlotte Walsh likes to win by Jo Piazza

Charlotte Walsh likes to win

Jo Piazza

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"A searing, suspenseful story of political ambition, marriage, class, sexual politics, and infidelity, Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win is a glorious portrait of what it takes for a woman to run for national office in America today."--Publisher's descrip...

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Through the autumn air by Kelly Irvin

Through the autumn air

Kelly Irvin

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"The mother of ten and a widow of seven years, Mary Katherine is always willing to step in and help her friends around her Amish community. Now that her last child is married, she pours her abundant creative spirit into writing stories, and dreams of...

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Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered

Barbara Kingsolver

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"Willa Knox has always prided herself on being the embodiment of responsibility for her family. Which is why it's so unnerving that she's arrived at middle age with nothing to show for her hard work and dedication but a stack of unpaid bills and an i...

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Hippie by Paulo Coelho

Hippie

Paulo Coelho

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"A Brazilian man and a Dutch woman embark on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery as they travel by bus from Amsterdam to Kathmandu against a backdrop of the protests and sexual-liberation experiments of the 1960s."--Publisher's description.

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Clock dance by Anne Tyler

Clock dance

Anne Tyler

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"Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece...

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Tom and Huck's howling adventure by Tim Champlin

Tom and Huck's howling adventure

Tim Champlin

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"A modern 13-year old boy, Zane Rasmussen, falls into a coma and wakes up on Jackson's Island in the Mississippi River where he is found by Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and freed slave, Jim. It is June, 1849, and Zane gradually accepts that these are...

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The life Lucy knew by Karma Brown

The life Lucy knew

Karma Brown

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"One woman is about to discover everything she believes--knows--to be true about her life...isn't. After hitting her head, Lucy Sparks awakens in the hospital to a shocking revelation: the man she's known and loved for years--the man she recently mar...

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The book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir

The book of Essie

Meghan MacLean Weir

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"Esther Ann Hicks is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She's grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family's fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie's mother, Celia, discovers that Essie...

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The dinner list by Rebecca Serle

The dinner list

Rebecca Serle

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"At one point or another, we've all been asked to name five people, living or dead, with whom we'd like to have dinner. Why do we choose the people we do? And what if that dinner was to actually happen? When Sabrina arrives at her thirtieth birthday dinner...

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Our homesick songs by Emma Hooper

Our homesick songs

Emma Hooper

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"The Connor family is one of the few that is still left in their idyllic fishing village, Big Running; after the fish mysteriously disappeared, most families had no choice but to relocate and find work elsewhere. Aidan and Martha Connor now spend alt...

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Virgil wander by Leif Enger

Virgil wander

Leif Enger

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"Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is "cruising along at medium altitude" when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. ...

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Gone so long by Andre Dubus

Gone so long

Andre Dubus

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"Daniel Ahearn lives a quiet, solitary existence in a seaside New England town. Forty years ago, following a shocking act of impulsive violence on his part, his daughter, Susan, was ripped from his arms by police. Now in her forties, Susan still suffers...

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Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan Henry

Becoming Mrs. Lewis

Patti Callahan Henry

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"When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis -- known as Jack -- she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn't holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matched...

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The storm by Arif Anwar

The storm

Arif Anwar

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"Shahryar, a recent Ph.D. graduate and father of nine-year-old Anna, must leave the US when his visa expires. As father and daughter spend their last remaining weeks together, Shahryar tells Anna the history of his country, beginning in a village on the...

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Every breath by Nicholas Sparks

Every breath

Nicholas Sparks

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"Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in ...

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Winter in paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

Winter in paradise

Elin Hilderbrand

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"Irene Steele's idyllic life is shattered when her husband is found dead on St. John Island, a tropical paradise far removed from their suburban life. Leaving the cold winter behind, Irene and her sons fly down to the Caribbean island only to make an...

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Amish celebrations by Beth Wiseman

Amish celebrations

Beth Wiseman

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"Twins Hannah and Rachel are almost sixteen and nearing rumschpringe. Then both sisters fall head over heels for the same guy. Rebecca and Noah are in love and about to be baptized, until Noah's last night of rumschpringe causes her to reconsider. Pr...

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Ours for a season by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Ours for a season

Kim Vogel Sawyer

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"Anthony and Marty Hirschler are part of an Old Order Mennonite community in Pine Hill, Indiana. They have grown apart since a doctor confirmed they would never have children. Marty's childhood friend, Brooke Spalding, resurfaces with the wild idea o...

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Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley

Bellewether

Susanna Kearsley

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"It's 1759 and the world is at war, pulling the North American colonies of Britain and France into the conflict. When captured French officers are brought to Long Island to be billeted in private homes, it upends the lives of the Wilde family. Lydia ...

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The intermission by Elyssa Friedland

The intermission

Elyssa Friedland

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"Have you ever had a secret so gut-wrenching you couldn't tell anyone, not even the person who shares your bed? Told from the alternating perspectives of a husband and wife who both have something to hide, this incisive novel pulls back the curtain on...

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The dream daughter by Diane Chamberlain

The dream daughter

Diane Chamberlain

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"When Carly Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970 and there seems to be little that can be done. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that perhaps there is. Hunter appeared in their...

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A spark of light by Jodi Picoult

A spark of light

Jodi Picoult

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"The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center -- a women's reproductive health services clinic -- its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire,...

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Who the bishop knows by Vannetta Chapman

Who the bishop knows

Vannetta Chapman

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"At the annual Ski Hi Stampede rodeo in Monte Vista, Colorado, an Amish man dies in what appears an unfortunate accident. Amish bishop Henry Lapp who often helps with investigations did not actually see Jeremiah Schwartz's death, but will use his keen...

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Like there's no tomorrow by Camille Eide

Like there's no tomorrow

Camille Eide

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"What if loving means letting go? Scottish widower Ian MacLean is plagued by a mischievous grannie, bitter regrets, and an ache for something he'll never have again. His only hope for freedom is to bring his grannie's sister home from America. But first,...

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A simple singing by Leslie Gould

A simple singing

Leslie Gould

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"Marie Bachmann has always been the good Amish daughter. But when two men, a Mennonite farmhand and a bishop's rebellious son, show interest in her, she finds herself at a crossroads. Traveling to Florida and back, she grapples with her heart, findin...

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Her fear by Shelley Shepard Gray

Her fear

Shelley Shepard Gray

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"Sadie Detweiler is a pregnant, unmarried Amish girl banished to Kentucky by unforgiving parents. She's living with kin she barely knows, and elderly matriarch Verba becomes mysteriously ill shortly after Sadie moves in. When EMT Noah Freeman arrives...

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The highwayman of Tanglewood by Marcia Lynn McClure

The highwayman of Tanglewood

Marcia Lynn McClure

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"A chambermaid in the house of Tremeshton, Faris Shayhan well knew torment, despair and trepidation. To Faris it seemed the future stretched long and desolate before her, as bleak and dark as a lonesome midnight path. Still, the moon often casts hope...

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Sailing lessons by Hannah Roberts McKinnon

Sailing lessons

Hannah Roberts McKinnon

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"Wrenn Bailey has lived all her life on Cape Cod with her mother Lindy, older sister Shannon, and younger sister Piper. Growing up, life was dictated by the seasons with sleepy gray winters where only the locals stayed on, followed by the sharp influx...

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Social creature by Tara Isabella Burton

Social creature

Tara Isabella Burton

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"A sharp, biting, and irresistible debut about parties and ambition in New York City--introducing a talented Mr. Ripley for the digital age, with all the glitz and grit of Bright Lights, Big City. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. Lo...

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Flying at night by Rebecca L. (Rebecca Lynn) Brown

Flying at night

Rebecca L. (Rebecca Lynn) Brown

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"Piper Hart has poured all her energy into raising her son, Fred, while her often-absent husband, Isaac, has poured all his energy into a career defending the wrongly accused. She's always told herself her son is perfectly normal, but somewhere deep inside...

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Every time you go away by Elizabeth M. Harbison

Every time you go away

Elizabeth M. Harbison

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"Willa has never fully recovered from the sudden death of her husband, Ben. She became an absent mother to her young son, Jamie, unable to comfort him while reeling from her own grief. Now, years after Ben's death, Willa finally decides to return to the...

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The ever after by Sarah Pekkanen

The ever after

Sarah Pekkanen

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"As parents of two young girls in the Chicago suburbs, Josie and Frank Moore's days can be both busy and monotonous, and sometimes Josie wonders how she became a harried fortysomething mother rather than the driven career woman she once was. But Frank...

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