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The winners by Fredrik Backman

The winners

Fredrik Backman

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"The long-awaited conclusion to the beloved New York Times bestselling and 'engrossing' (People) Beartown series - which inspired an HBO series of the same name - follows the small hockey town's residents as they grapple with change, pain, hope, and...

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The passenger by Cormac McCarthy

The passenger

Cormac McCarthy

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"1980, PASS CHRISTIAN, MISSISSIPPI: It is three in the morning when Bobby Western zips the jacket of his wetsuit and plunges from the boat deck into darkness. His divelight illuminates the sunken jet, nine bodies still buckled in their seats, hair floating,...

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Lucy by the sea by Elizabeth Strout

Lucy by the sea

Elizabeth Strout

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"As a panicked world goes into lockdown, Lucy Barton is uprooted from her life in Manhattan and bundled away to a small town in Maine by her ex-husband and on-again, off-again friend, William. For the next several months, it's just Lucy, William, and their...

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Other birds by Sarah Addison Allen

Other birds

Sarah Addison Allen

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"Down a narrow alley in the small coastal town of Mallow Island, South Carolina, lies a stunning cobblestone building comprised of five apartments. It's called The Dellawisp and it is named after the tiny turquoise birds who inhabit the building, alongside the...

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The Italian ballerina by Kristy Cambron

The Italian ballerina

Kristy Cambron

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"Rome, 1943. With the fall of Italy's Fascist government and the Nazi regime occupying the streets of Rome, British ballerina Julia Bradbury is stranded and forced to take refuge at a hospital on Tiber Island. But when she learns of a deadly sickness that is...

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Without merit by Colleen Hoover

Without merit

Colleen Hoover

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"Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness. The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the...

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Let's not be friends by Phoebe MacLeod

Let's not be friends

Phoebe MacLeod

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City girl Sophie has married the prince (or landed gentry - close enough), moved to his pile (which is more accurate a description than she'd anticipated) and is set to live happily ever after - until she finds the other half of her perfect life in the stables...

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Just say yes by Maxine Morrey

Just say yes

Maxine Morrey

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Wedding planner Madeline lives in a picture-perfect thatched cottage, in a picture-perfect English country village. There's only one problem - dream cottages take a lot of work, and with a leaking roof, and not enough money to pay for it, what Maddie needs now...

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The winter dress by Lauren Chater

The winter dress

Lauren Chater

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"Two women separated by centuries but connected by one beautiful silk dress. Jo Baaker, a textiles historian and Dutch ex-pat is drawn back to the island where she was born to investigate the provenance of a 17th century silk dress. Retrieved by local divers...

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The guncle by Steven Rowley

The guncle

Steven Rowley

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"Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie and nephew, Grant. That is, he loves spending time with them when they come out to Palm Springs for weeklong visits, or when he heads home to Connecticut for the holidays. But...

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The improbable life of Ricky Bird by D. J. (Diane J.) Connell

The improbable life of Ricky Bird

D. J. (Diane J.) Connell

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"Ricky Bird loves making up stories for her little brother Ollie almost as much as she loves him. The imaginary worlds she creates are wild and whimsical places full of unlimited possibilities. Real life is another story. Ricky's father has abandoned them and...

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The work wife by Alison B. Hart

The work wife

Alison B. Hart

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"Three fierce women connected to a billionaire film mogul collide at a Hollywood party in this richly observed novel about female ambition, complicity, and privilege. Zanne Klein never planned to be a personal assistant to Hollywood royalty Ted and Holly...

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How not to drown in a glass of water by Angie Cruz

How not to drown in a glass of water

Angie Cruz

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"From the beloved author of Dominicana, a GMA Book Club Pick and Women's Prize Finalist, an electrifying and indelible new novel about a woman who has lost everything but the chance to finally tell her story. Write this down: Cara Romero wants to work. Cara...

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Mad honey by Jodi Picoult

Mad honey

Jodi Picoult

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"Olivia McAfee knows what it feels like to start over. Her picture-perfect life--living in Boston, married to a brilliant cardiothoracic surgeon, raising a beautiful son, Asher--was upended when her husband revealed a darker side. She never imagined she would...

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Happy endings at Mermaids Point by Sarah (Romance fiction writer) author. Bennett

Happy endings at Mermaids Point

Sarah (Romance fiction writer) author....

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Music sensation Aurora Storm finally has her career back on track, but then she's caught up in a media storm. Desperate to distract from the story, she enlists the one man she trusts to pretend to be her boyfriend. Meanwhile, in the small seaside village of...

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Fred and breakfast by Phoebe MacLeod

Fred and breakfast

Phoebe MacLeod

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Unable to move on from the tragic accident that killed her parents ten years ago, she's living each day as it comes. After all, what's the point of plans and dreams if one random event can rip them all from you? She's quite comfortable with her dead-end job...

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Snowflakes over Primrose Woods by Jill Steeples

Snowflakes over Primrose Woods

Jill Steeples

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Abbey Carter, her boyfriend Sam and their trusty canine companion Lady, relish living in the picturesque village of Wishwell at the edge of their beloved Primrose Woods. The woods and the country park are full of activity as the festive season approaches....

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The girl I used to be by Debbie Howells

The girl I used to be

Debbie Howells

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Anna and Will have been passing in and out of each other's lives since they were just kids. Now 20 years later, Anna is married - she has a lovely house, a step daughter in university and a husband with a good job. What she doesn't have is joy. When she runs...

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The Museum of Ordinary People by Mike Gayle

The Museum of Ordinary People

Mike Gayle

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Still reeling from the sudden death of her mother, Jess is about to do the hardest thing she's ever done: empty her childhood home so that it can be sold. But when in the process Jess stumbles across the mysterious Alex, together they become custodians of a...

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The tea ladies of St Jude's Hospital by Joanna Nell

The tea ladies of St Jude's Hospital

Joanna Nell

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The Marjorie Marshall Memorial Cafeteria has been serving refreshments and raising money at the hospital for over fifty years - long after anybody can remember who Marjorie Marshall actually was. Staffed by successive generations of dedicated volunteers, the...

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Larch Tree Lane by Anna Jacobs

Larch Tree Lane

Anna Jacobs

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In a village in Wiltshire, just off a busy road, Larch Tree Lane winds slowly up a low hill. Among the residents is Maggie Hatherall, full of life despite her advancing years, who worries what she is going to do with her two-hundred-year-old home. Lucia Grey...

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The good servant by Fern Britton

The good servant

Fern Britton

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1932, Dunfermline, Scotland. Marion Crawford, a bright and ambitious young teacher, is ready to make her mark on the world. Until a twist of fate changes the course of her life forever... 1936, Windsor Castle. At first this ordinary woman is in a new world,...

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The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck

The grapes of wrath

John Steinbeck

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"Shocking and controversial when it was first published in 1939, Steinbeck's Pulitzer prize-winning epic remains his undisputed masterpiece. Set against the background of dust bowl Oklahoma and Californian migrant life, it tells of the Joad family, who, like...

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Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Demon Copperhead

Barbara Kingsolver

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"Demon Copperhead: a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father's good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. Demon befriends us on this, his journey through the...

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How to loiter in a turf war by author Coco Solid (Musician)

How to loiter in a turf war

author Coco Solid (Musician)

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"A genre-bending work of autobiographical fiction from one of Aotearoa's fiercest and most versatile artists. Like nothing you've read before, How to Loiter in a Turf War is a lucid, genre-bending, cinematic work of autobiographical fiction. From one of...

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The Leonard Girls by Deborah Challinor

The Leonard Girls

Deborah Challinor

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"In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam war, nurse Rowie Leonard is serving a 12-month tour of duty. She supports the war and is committed to caring for wounded New Zealand and Australian troops. After a few months, however, she realises that nothing at all...

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Double booked by Lily Lindon

Double booked

Lily Lindon

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"Georgina is a sensible 26-year-old with a routine: schedule dates with long-term boyfriend, teach piano to inept children, and repeat until dead. Perfect. But when one night she deviates from her usual timetable and sees the indie lesbian pop band Phase,...

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The songmaster by Di Morrissey

The songmaster

Di Morrissey

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"In Melbourne, a baby girl is found abandoned in the Victorian Art Gallery. She is wrapped in a shawl decorated with a motif that links her to ancient rock paintings in the Kimberley ... In Los Angeles, a movie producer's dying daughter is haunted by...

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The high notes by Danielle Steel

The high notes

Danielle Steel

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"Iris Cooper has been singing ever since she can remember, hitting the high notes like no one else. When she is twelve, her father convinces the owner of a bar in Lake City, Texas, to let her perform, and she stuns the audience. In the ensuing years, never...

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Our missing hearts by Celeste Ng

Our missing hearts

Celeste Ng

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"Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner lives a quiet existence with his loving but broken father, a former linguist who now shelves books in Harvard's library. He knows not to ask too many questions, stand out too much, stray too far. For a decade, their lives have...

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Violeta by Isabel Allende

Violeta

Isabel Allende

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"Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first girl in a family with five boisterous sons. From the start, her life is marked by extraordinary events, for the ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on...

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The last dress from Paris by Jade Beer

The last dress from Paris

Jade Beer

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"London, 2017. There's no one Lucille adores more than her grandmother. So when her beloved Granny Sylvie asks for Lucille's assistance with a small matter, she's happy to help. The next thing she knows, Lucille is on a train to Paris, tasked with retrieving a...

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Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour

Yerba Buena

Nina LaCour

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"When Sara Foster runs away from home at sixteen, she leaves behind the girl she once was, capable of trust and intimacy. Years later, in Los Angeles, she is a sought-after bartender, renowned as much for her brilliant cocktails as for the mystery that clings...

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The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

The Paper Palace

Miranda Cowley Heller

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"It is a perfect August morning, and Elle, a fifty-year-old happily married mother of three, awakens at 'The Paper Palace' - the family summer place which she has visited every summer of her life. But this morning is different, because last night Elle and her...

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Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks

Dreamland

Nicholas Sparks

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"Colby Mills once felt destined for a musical career, until tragedy grounded his aspirations. Now the head of a small family farm in North Carolina, he spontaneously takes a gig playing at a bar in St. Pete Beach, Florida, seeking a rare break from his duties...

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Out of the clear blue sky by Kristan Higgins

Out of the clear blue sky

Kristan Higgins

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"Lillie Silva knew life as an empty nester would be hard after her only child left for college, but when her husband abruptly dumps her for another woman just as her son leaves, her world comes crashing down. Besides the fact that this announcement is a...

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The weight of loss by Sally Oliver

The weight of loss

Sally Oliver

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"Marianne is grieving. Still reeling from the loss of her sister, she wakes up one day to discover a thick, black hair protruding from her spine. Her doctor assures her that the inexplicable growth is a physical reaction to grief. Forced to admit that she...

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Murder at the Bailey by Henry Milner

Murder at the Bailey

Henry Milner

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"A notorious loan shark is shot dead, in broad daylight, right outside the front doors of the Old Bailey. The killer is arrested at the scene and Adrian Stanford is about to take on the toughest case of his career. Can he steer his client past the no-nonsense...

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Standing strong by Fiona (Novelist) McCallum

Standing strong

Fiona (Novelist) McCallum

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"Former city girl Jacqueline Havelock, Wattle Creek's newly arrived psychologist, has settled in to country life and is slowly coming to terms with the town's quirky ways. Farmer Damien McAllister's plans with his animal welfare venture are falling into place...

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Wattle Creek by Fiona (Novelist) McCallum

Wattle Creek

Fiona (Novelist) McCallum

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"Damien McAllister is a man on the brink. Spending long, hard days on a farm he has no affection for, and nights ignoring the criticisms of his mother, Damien can no longer remember what he's living for. But in a small town like Wattle Creek, there are few...

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The bodyguard by Katherine Center

The bodyguard

Katherine Center

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"Hannah Brooks looks more like a kindergarten teacher than somebody who could kill you with a wine bottle opener. Or a ballpoint pen. Or a dinner napkin. But the truth is, she's an Executive Protection Agent (aka "bodyguard"), and she just got hired to protect...

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Carrie Soto is back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Carrie Soto is back

Taylor Jenkins Reid

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"In this powerful novel about the cost of ambition and success, a legendary athlete attempts a comeback at an age when the world considers her past her prime-from the New York Times bestselling author of Malibu Rising. Carolina Soto is undeniably fierce. She...

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Groundskeeping by Lee Cole

Groundskeeping

Lee Cole

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"In the run-up to the 2016 election, Owen Callahan, an aspiring writer, moves back to Kentucky to live with his Trump-supporting uncle and grandfather. Eager to clean up his act after wasting time and potential in his early twenties, he takes a job as a...

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The record keeper by Charles Martin

The record keeper

Charles Martin

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"Murphy Shepherd's last rescue mission very nearly cost him his life. He'd like nothing more than to stay close to his wife and daughters for a while. But Bones's brother must be stopped, and there are so many who need to know that they are worth rescuing. As...

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The gin sisters' promise by Faith Hogan

The gin sisters' promise

Faith Hogan

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"Three estranged sisters. Six months to come back together. When Georgie, Iris and Nola's mother died and their father disappeared into his grief, the sisters made a pact: they would always be there for one another, no matter what. Now, decades later, they...

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Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Horse

Geraldine Brooks

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"Kentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. When the nation erupts in civil war, an itinerant young artist who has made his name on...

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French braid by Anne Tyler

French braid

Anne Tyler

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"The Garretts take their first and last family vacation in the summer of 1959. They hardly ever venture beyond Baltimore, but in some ways they have never been farther apart. Mercy has trouble resisting the siren call of her aspirations to be a painter, which...

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A year at the French farmhouse by Gillian Harvey

A year at the French farmhouse

Gillian Harvey

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After ten years of loyal service Daisy Butterworth has been made redundant. Like any clever woman, she knows the cure to redundancy is a little too much wine and her best friend. Only the next morning, Daisy has more than a hangover... she has a whole new...

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Lost luggage by Samantha Tonge

Lost luggage

Samantha Tonge

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For almost fifty years, sisters Dolly and Greta have lived together - getting each other through the good times and the bad. Except this year, Greta isn't there and Dolly is feeling lost and alone. In memory of her sister, Dolly heads to the lost luggage...

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This is us by Helen McGinn

This is us

Helen McGinn

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Stella fell in love with Simon hard and fast. He was everything she wanted in a husband, and he seemed to feel the same way about her. More than a decade of marriage later, life is sweet. They have three much-wanted children, a successful business, and a...

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The split by Amanda Brookfield

The split

Amanda Brookfield

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Two decades on from a passionate courtship and marriage, Lucas and Esther are getting divorced. For Esther, it's proving hard not to feel bitter watching Lucas enjoying his successful career, not to mention the attentions of his gorgeous, and predictably...

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The Highland hens by Judy Leigh

The Highland hens

Judy Leigh

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In the imposing Glen Carrick House overlooking Scotland's famous Loch Ness, lives eighty-eight-year-old Mimi McKinlay, cared for by her three adult sons. Hamish has inherited his mother's musical talents, Fin is the responsible brother, and Angus has the...

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Late night shopping by Carmen Reid

Late night shopping

Carmen Reid

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Can she get her life back online? Tired of being underestimated, Annie Valentine is determined to prove to everyone that she can make her life a success. Her job as a personal shopper is brilliant, but she's now intent on setting up a shoe and handbag empire...

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Four aunties and a wedding by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Four aunties and a wedding

Jesse Q. Sutanto

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"The aunties are back, fiercer than ever and ready to handle any catastrophe--even the mafia--in this delightful and hilarious sequel by Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A for Aunties. Meddy Chan has been to countless weddings, but she never imagined how her...

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The ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale

The ballerinas

Rachel Kapelke-Dale

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"Thirteen years ago, Delphine abandoned her prestigious soloist spot at the Paris Opera Ballet for a new life in St. Petersburg--taking with her a secret that could upend the lives of her best friends, fellow dancers Lindsay and Margaux. Now 36 years old,...

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The island of missing trees by Elif Shafak

The island of missing trees

Elif Shafak

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"This is a rich, magical new novel on belonging and identity, love and trauma, nature and renewal. Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands of garlic,...

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Sugar and salt by Susan Wiggs

Sugar and salt

Susan Wiggs

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"Jerome Sugar learned the art of baking in his grandma's bakery, also called Sugar, on historic Perdita Street in San Francisco. He supplies baked goods to the Lost and Found Bookshop across the street. When the restaurant that shares his commercial kitchen...

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The dressmaker's secret by Lorna (Novelist) Cook

The dressmaker's secret

Lorna (Novelist) Cook

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"Paris, 1941. As Coco Chanel's assistant, Adele lives side by side with German officers in the splendor of The Ritz hotel. But Adele has a secret. She is working for the resistance, right under the German's noses. As occupied Paris becomes more and more...

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The flight by Julie Clark

The flight

Julie Clark

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"Claire and Eva lead very different lives, but they have one thing in common - they are both in huge danger and need to disappear. A chance encounter at the airport presents the two women with a simple but crazy solution: switch places then drop off the grid...

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The no-show by Beth O'Leary

The no-show

Beth O'Leary

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"8.52 a.m. Siobhan is looking forward to her breakfast date with Joseph. She was surprised when he suggested it - she normally sees him late at night in her hotel room. Breakfast on Valentine's Day surely means something-- so where is he? 2.43 p.m. Miranda's...

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The sweet remnants of summer by Alexander McCall Smith

The sweet remnants of summer

Alexander McCall Smith

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"Our favorite moral philosopher is caught up in a delicate dispute between members of a prominent family as her husband, Jamie, is dragged into his own internecine rivalry. Isabel accepts an invitation to serve on the advisory committee of the Scottish...

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Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow

Gabrielle Zevin

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"A modern love story about two childhood friends, Sam, raised by an actress mother in LA's Koreatown, and Sadie, from the wealthy Jewish enclave of Beverly Hills, who reunite as adults to create video games, finding an intimacy in digital worlds that eludes...

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The latecomer by Jean Hanff Korelitz

The latecomer

Jean Hanff Korelitz

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"The Oppenheimer triplets have been reared with every advantage: wealth, education, and the determined attention of at least one of their parents. But neither Harrison (the smart one), Lewyn (the weird one) nor Sally (the girl) suspects the devastating event...

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It all comes down to this by Therese Fowler

It all comes down to this

Therese Fowler

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"Meet the Geller sisters: Beck, Claire, and Sophie, a trio of strong-minded women whose pragmatic, widowed mother, Marti, will be dying soon and taking her secrets with her. Marti has ensured that her modest estate is easy for her family to deal with once...

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You made a fool of death with your beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

You made a fool of death with your beauty

Akwaeke Emezi

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"Feyi Adekola wants to learn how to be alive again. It's been five years since the accident that killed the love of her life and she's almost a new person now - an artist with her own studio, and sharing a brownstone apartment with her ride-or-die best friend,...

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Meant to be by Emily Giffin

Meant to be

Emily Giffin

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"The Kingsley family is American royalty, beloved for their military heroics, political service, and unmatched elegance. In 1968, after Joseph S. Kingsley, Jr. is killed in a tragic accident, his charismatic son inherits the weight of that legacy. But Joe III...

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Before the coffee gets cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Before the coffee gets cold

Toshikazu Kawaguchi

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"In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time ... Meet four visitors, each of...

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The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews

The Homewreckers

Mary Kay Andrews

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"Hattie Kavanaugh went to work helping clean up restored homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen; married the boss's son at twenty; and was only twenty-five when her husband, Hank, was killed in a motorcycle accident. Broken hearted, but determined...

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Where the crawdads sing by Delia Owens

Where the crawdads sing

Delia Owens

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"How long can you protect your heart? For years, rumours of the 'Marsh Girl' have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the...

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The neighbor's secret by L. Alison Heller

The neighbor's secret

L. Alison Heller

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"How well do you really know your neighbors? With its sprawling yards and excellent schools, Cottonwood Estates is the perfect place to raise children. The Cottonwood Book Club serves as the subdivision's eyes and ears, meeting once a month for discussion,...

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Dreaming of flight by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Dreaming of flight

Catherine Ryan Hyde

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"Never knowing his parents, eleven-year-old Stewie Little and his brother have been raised on a farm by their older sister. Stewie steadfastly tends the chickens left by his beloved late grandmother. And every day Stewie goes door to door selling fresh eggs...

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The summer place by Jennifer Weiner

The summer place

Jennifer Weiner

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"When her twenty-two-year-old stepdaughter announces her engagement to her pandemic boyfriend, Sarah Danhauser is shocked. But the wheels are in motion. Headstrong Ruby has already set a date (just three months away!) and spoken to her beloved safta, Sarah's...

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The evening hero by Marie G. Lee

The evening hero

Marie G. Lee

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"Dr. Yungman Kwak is in the twilight of his life. Every day for the last fifty years, he has brushed his teeth, slipped on his shoes, and headed to Horse Breath's General Hospital, where, as an obstetrician, he treats the women and babies of the small rural...

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Welcome to the school by the sea by Jenny Colgan

Welcome to the school by the sea

Jenny Colgan

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"It's gloriously sunny in Cornwall as the school year starts at the little boarding school by the sea. Maggie, the newest teacher at Downey House, is determined to make her mark. She's delighted by her new teaching job, but will it come at the expense of her...

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Think of me by Frances Liardet

Think of me

Frances Liardet

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"1942, Alexandria, Egypt. Covered in dust, Yvette and James hold hands for the first time as bombs explode above them. As the war rages on, they will find their way back to each other time and again, their love a beacon for their survival. After the war, their...

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Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley

Nightcrawling

Leila Mottley

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"A dazzling, unforgettable novel about a young Black woman who walks the streets of Oakland and stumbles headlong into the failure of its justice system--a debut that announces a blazingly original voice. Kiara Johnson and her brother Marcus are barely...

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An island wedding by Jenny Colgan

An island wedding

Jenny Colgan

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"On the little Scottish island of Mure, halfway between Scotland and Norway, Flora MacKenzie and her fiancé Joel are planning the smallest of "sweetheart weddings," a high summer celebration surrounded only by those very dearest to them. Not everyone on the...

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The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Taylor Jenkins Reid

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"Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life, and chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job. Summoned to Evelyn's Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens...

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Nothing else by Louise Beech

Nothing else

Louise Beech

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Heather Harris is a piano teacher and professional musician, whose quiet life revolves around music, whose memories centre on a single song that haunts her. A song she longs to perform again. A song she wrote as a child, to drown out the violence in their...

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The cast aways of Harewood Hall by Karen Herbert

The cast aways of Harewood Hall

Karen Herbert

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Josh is a sweet, well-meaning university student with a big heart. After he impulsively steals two research mice from a campus laboratory, he hides them in the basement of Harewood Hall, a venerable building in the retirement village where he works. The mice...

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