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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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Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel

Beauchamp Hall

Danielle Steel

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"Winona Farmington had dreams - but real life got in the way, and she left college to return to her small Michigan hometown to care for her mother. Stuck in a dead-end job, she consoles herself with binge-watching the British television series that she...

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The tinderbox by Beverly Lewis

The tinderbox

Beverly Lewis

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"When Sylvia Miller finds the key to an old tinderbox of her father's, her curiosity is piqued. Shocked by the secrets it holds, Sylvia confronts her father. The truth about the tinderbox will forever change not only her own life, but also that of her...

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Those who knew by Idra Novey

Those who knew

Idra Novey

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"On an unnamed island country ten years after the collapse of a U.S.-supported regime, Lena suspects the powerful senator she was involved with back in her student activist days is taking advantage of a young woman who's been introducing him at rallies....

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White elephant by Julie Langsdorf

White elephant

Julie Langsdorf

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A turf war between neighbors leads to a small-town crisis in this hilarious, addictive, and sharply observant debut novel The White Elephant looms large over the quaint suburban town of Willard Park: a gaudy, newly constructed behemoth of a home, it soars...

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The shape of the ruins by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

The shape of the ruins

Juan Gabriel Vásquez

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"A sweeping tale of conspiracy theories, assassinations, and twisted obsessions -- the much anticipated masterpiece from Juan Gabriel Vasquez. The Shape of the Ruins is a masterly story of conspiracy, political obsession, and literary investigation. A...

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Listen to the marriage by John Jay Osborn

Listen to the marriage

John Jay Osborn

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"Gretchen and Steve have been married for a long time. Living in San Francisco, recently separated, with two children and demanding jobs, they’ve started going to a marriage counselor. Unfolding over the course of ten months and taking place entirely...

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The library of lost and found by Phaedra Patrick

The library of lost and found

Phaedra Patrick

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Librarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people--though not for lack of trying. She keeps careful lists of how to help others in her superhero-themed notebook. And yet, sometimes it feels like she's invisible. All of...

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The red address book by Sofia Lundberg

The red address book

Sofia Lundberg

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"Doris, a 96-year-old woman living alone in her Stockholm apartment, has few visitors, but her weekly Skype calls with her American grandniece Jenny give her great joy and remind her of her own youth. When Doris was a girl she was given an address book...

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Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

Unmarriageable

Soniah Kamal

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A scandal concerning the Binat family has destroyed their fortune and prospects for desirable marriages for their five daughters. Alys has found happiness teaching English literature, but when the family is invited to the biggest wedding in their town...

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Friday black by Nana Kwame author. Adjei-Brenyah

Friday black

Nana Kwame author. Adjei-Brenyah

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A piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it's like to be young and black in America. From the start of this extraordinary debut,...

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The man she married by Cathy Lamb

The man she married

Cathy Lamb

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"Thinking back to before the car accident

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More than words  by Jill Santopolo

More than words

Jill Santopolo

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"Nina Gregory has always been a good daughter. Raised by her father, owner of New York City's glamorous Gregory Hotels, Nina was taught that family, reputation, and legacy are what matter most. And her devoted boyfriend feels the same. But when Nina's...

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The accidental further adventures of the hundred-year-old man by Jonas Jonasson

The accidental further adventures of the hundred-year-old man

Jonas Jonasson

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"It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they're not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that...

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Deep harbor by Fern Michaels

Deep harbor

Fern Michaels

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"When Carol Ann "CJ" Jansen's older brother, Kick, died in a boating accident, she came adrift. Inheriting half his fortune has left CJ financially secure, and as administrative assistant to powerful congressman Snapper Lewis, she's immersed herself in...

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A perfect marriage by Alison L. Booth

A perfect marriage

Alison L. Booth

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Sally Lachlan has a secret. A chance meeting with the charismatic geneticist Anthony Blake reawakens her desire for love. But as Sally finally lets down her guard, daughter Charlie begins to ask questions about her father and what really happened all...

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The Forrests by Emily Perkins

The Forrests

Emily Perkins

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Dorothy Forrest is immersed in the sensory world around her; she lives in the flickering moment. From the age of seven, when her odd, disenfranchised family moves from New York City to the wide skies of Auckland, to the very end of her life, this is her...

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Born to be trouble by Sheila Jeffries

Born to be trouble

Sheila Jeffries

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Running away from heartache and scandal, Tessa Barcussy flees Cornwall to London in search of freedom, excitement and a new life. But the city is not what she is expecting. Soon enough Tessa is on the streets, sleeping rough, scared and at her lowest...

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The escape by Clare (Novelist) Harvey

The escape

Clare (Novelist) Harvey

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Germany, 1945. Detta works as a translator for a Nazi-run labour camp for French workers. One winter morning, Detta passes a group of exhausted British prisoners of war being force-marched westwards. One prisoner catches her eye. The following day a ...

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Homecomings by Marcia Willett

Homecomings

Marcia Willett

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At the end of the row of fishermen's cottages by the harbour's edge stands an old granite house. First it belonged to Ned's parents; then Ned dropped anchor here after a life at sea and called it home. His nephew Hugo moved in too, swapping London for...

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The water cure by Sophie Mackintosh

The water cure

Sophie Mackintosh

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Imagine a world very close to our own: where women are not safe in their bodies, and where desperate measures are required to raise a daughter. Grace, Lia and Sky live in almost complete isolation on a remote beach with their parents, kept apart from...

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All that was lost by Alison May

All that was lost

Alison May

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In 1967, Patience Bickersleigh is a teenager who discovers a talent for telling people what they want to hear. Fifty years later, she is Patrice Leigh, a nationally celebrated medium. But cracks are forming in the carefully constructed barriers that keep...

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The last of the Greenwoods by Clare Morrall

The last of the Greenwoods

Clare Morrall

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At the bottom of a field, two elderly brothers live in adjoining railway carriages, yet never speak to each other. Until one day Zohra Dasgupta, a young postwoman, delivers a shocking letter - from a woman claiming to be their sister, who was murdered...

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The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

The Mars Room

Rachel Kushner

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Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women's Correctional Facility. Outside is the world from which she has been permanently severed: the San Francisco of her youth, changed almost beyond recognition; the Mars Room...

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Call of the Curlew by Elizabeth Brooks

Call of the Curlew

Elizabeth Brooks

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1939: Ten-year-old Virginia, an orphan, arrives to meet her new adoptive parents, Clem and Lorna Wrathmell. Their mysterious house, Salt Winds, sits on the edge of a vast marsh - a beautiful but dangerous place. It's the start of a new life for Virginia,...

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Baxter's requiem by Matthew Crow

Baxter's requiem

Matthew Crow

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Mr Baxter is ninety-four years old when he falls down his staircase and grudgingly finds himself resident at Melrose Gardens Retirement Home. He had every intention of living his twilight years with wine, music and revelry; not tea, telly and Tramadol....

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The truth about you, me and us by Kate (Fiction writer) Field

The truth about you, me and us

Kate (Fiction writer) Field

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Five years ago, Helen Walters walked out on her 'perfect' life with the 'perfect' man. Wealthy, glamorous and bored, she longed for something more. Now a talented artist with a small business, Helen creates crazy patchwork crafts to support her young...

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Adele by Leila Slimani

Adele

Leila Slimani

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"Adele appears to have the perfect life: She is a successful journalist in Paris who lives in a beautiful apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son. But underneath the surface, she is bored -- and consumed by an insatiable need for sex. ...

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Me for you by Lolly Winston

Me for you

Lolly Winston

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"The last thing Rudy expected was to wake up one Saturday morning, a widower at fifty-four years old. Now, ten months after the untimely death of his beloved wife, he's still not sure how to move on from the defining tragedy of his life - but his new...

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Looker by Laura Sims

Looker

Laura Sims

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"In this taut and thrilling debut, an unraveling woman, unhappily childless and recently separated, becomes fixated on her neighbor--the beautiful, famous actress. The unnamed narrator can't help noticing with wry irony that, though she and the actress...

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The secret of clouds by Alyson Richman

The secret of clouds

Alyson Richman

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"In her second year teaching sixth grade English, Maggie Topper is chosen for a special assignment: to privately tutor a student with serious health issues that prevent him from attending class with other kids. Though she agrees to the assignment, her...

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Return of the song by Phyllis Clark Nichols

Return of the song

Phyllis Clark Nichols

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"Caroline's dreams were crushed when her fiancé died six weeks before their wedding. For years she wrestled with aching loss and shattered faith, struggling to find the inspiration that once came so easily. Abandoning her half-finished piano composit...

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She would be king by Wayétu Moore

She would be king

Wayétu Moore

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Califonia girls by Susan Mallery

Califonia girls

Susan Mallery

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"The California sunshine’s not quite so bright for three sisters who get dumped in the same week … Finola, a popular LA morning show host, is famously upbeat until she’s blindsided on live TV by news that her husband is sleeping with a young pop sensation...

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The care and feeding of ravenously hungry girls by Anissa Gray

The care and feeding of ravenously hungry girls

Anissa Gray

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"The Butler family has had their share of trials, as sisters Althea, Viola, and Lillian can attest, but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives. Althea, the eldest sister and substitute matriarch, is a force to be reckoned...

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The fisher men of Antioch by Marianne Evans

The fisher men of Antioch

Marianne Evans

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"After college, Phillip Fisher shook the dust of Antioch, Indiana from his dress shoes and took off for Indianapolis. For the eldest of the three Fisher men, a business career promised stability and a fruitful future ... until unemployment and exhaus...

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Silent night by Danielle Steel

Silent night

Danielle Steel

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"Paige Watts is the ultimate stage mother. The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Paige channels her own acting dreams into making her daughter, Emma, a star. By the age of nine, Emma is playing a central role in a hit TV show. Then everything is shattered...

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My very '90's romance by Jenny Colgan

My very '90's romance

Jenny Colgan

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"Holly is a frustrated florist whose life doesn't seem to be coming up roses. Fleeing a roommate situation from hell, she moves in with a motley crew of friends - Josh, a sexually confused merchant banker; Kate, a high-flying legal eagle with talons to...

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Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

Gingerbread

Helen Oyeyemi

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"Perdita Lee may appear your average British schoolgirl; Harriet Lee may seem just a working mother trying to penetrate the school social hierarchy; but there are signs that they might not be as normal as they think they are. For one thing, they share...

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Daisy Jones and the six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones and the six

Taylor Jenkins Reid

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"Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six. They sold out arenas from coast to coast. Their music defined an era and every girl in America idolised Daisy. But on July 12 1979, on the night of the final concert of the Aurora tour, they split. Nobody ever knew...

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Things left unsaid by Courtney Walsh

Things left unsaid

Courtney Walsh

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The teacher's bride by Kathleen Fuller

The teacher's bride

Kathleen Fuller

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"Christian Ropp moves to Birch Creek to accept a teaching position in the rapidly growing Amish community. He's determined to put the school in order as well as check another task off his list: finding a wife. When an accident puts Christian out of c...

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A Christmas secret by Katherine Spencer

A Christmas secret

Katherine Spencer

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"Before Christmas comes ... Martin Nightingale is no stranger to Cape Light. He spent many happy summers there as a boy. Now he has returned to fulfill the unusual terms of his grandfather's will. In order to collect his inheritance, Martin must spread...

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A time of love and tartan by Alexander Mccall Smith

A time of love and tartan

Alexander Mccall Smith

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"If only Pat Macgregor had an inkling of the embarrassment romantic, professional, even aesthetic that flowed from accepting narcissistic ex-boyfriend Bruce Anderson's invitation for coffee, she would never have said yes. And if only Matthew, her boss...

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An absolutely remarkable thing by Hank Green

An absolutely remarkable thing

Hank Green

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"The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship - like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor - April...

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Johannesburg by Fiona Melrose

Johannesburg

Fiona Melrose

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"6 December 2013. Johannesburg. Gin has returned home from New York to throw a party for her mother's eightieth birthday; a few blocks away, at the Residence, Nelson Mandela's family prepares to announce Tata Mandela's death ... the story follows a p...

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The cast by Danielle Steel

The cast

Danielle Steel

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"Building a huge following for her magazine column, Kait, a woman who prefers to focus on her career after two failed marriages, teams up with producer Zack to launch a television series with a colorful cast and crew, each marked by private eccentric...

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The girl in the photograph by Kirsty Ferry

The girl in the photograph

Kirsty Ferry

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"What if the past was trying to teach you a lesson? Staying alone in the shadow of an abandoned manor house in Yorkshire would be madness to some, but art enthusiast Lissy de Luca can't wait. Lissy has her reasons for seeking isolation, and she wants...

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A Long Island story by R. A. Gekoski

A Long Island story

R. A. Gekoski

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"It is 1953, a heat wave is sweeping across America and the Grossmans--Ben, Addie and their two children--are moving their lives from the political heart of Washington DC to suburban Long Island. Benny was a successful lawyer in the Department of Justice,...

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The Sunday Lunch Club by Juliet Ashton

The Sunday Lunch Club

Juliet Ashton

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"The first rule of Sunday Lunch Club is … don't make any afternoon plans. Every few Sundays, Anna and her extended family and friends get together for lunch. They talk, they laugh, they bicker, they eat too much. Sometimes the important stuff is left...

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Reason to breathe by Deborah Raney

Reason to breathe

Deborah Raney

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The stranger by Linda Maran

The stranger

Linda Maran

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Three weddings and a scandal by Wendy Holden

Three weddings and a scandal

Wendy Holden

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"Laura Lake longs to be a journalist. Instead she's an unpaid intern at a glossy magazine, sleeping in the fashion cupboard and living on canapés. But she's just got her first big break: infiltrate three society weddings and write a juicy exposé. Security...

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On the bright side by Hendrik Groen

On the bright side

Hendrik Groen

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"On The Bright Side picks up where The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen left off, at the care home of the anarchic Old-But-Not-Dead Club where Hendrik and his friends are determined to enjoy their autumn years full of optimism. Written with his characte...

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The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club by Katie May

The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club

Katie May

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"Join Debs and Maisie and the high tide swimmers as they make waves in life, love and friendship. Only the truly devoted manage to swim every day at Whitstable, because the sea's only deep enough at high tide. So when Deb (ageing bikini, sunglasses) and...

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Perfectly imperfect woman by Milly Johnson

Perfectly imperfect woman

Milly Johnson

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"Marnie Salt has made so many mistakes in her life that she fears she will never get on the right track. But when she ‘meets’ an old lady on a baking chatroom and begins confiding in her, little does she know how her life will change. Arranging to see...

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A home at Honeysuckle Farm by Christie Barlow

A home at Honeysuckle Farm

Christie Barlow

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"A family secret. One shocking argument and ten-year-old Alice Parker’s world was turned upside down. Her peaceful life at Honeysuckle Farm in the quiet rural village of Brook Bridge swapped for the bustling metropolis of New York City. Alice’s life ...

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Jeeves in the offing by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

Jeeves in the offing

P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

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Jeeves is on holiday in Herne Bay, and while he's away the world caves in on Bertie Wooster. For a start, he's astonished to read in THE TIMES of his engagement to the mercurial Bobbie Wickham. Then at Brinkley Court, he finds his former headmaster i...

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Jeeves and the feudal spirit by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

Jeeves and the feudal spirit

P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

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When Bertie Wooster goes to stay with his Aunt Dahlia at Brinkley Court and finds himself engaged to the imperious Lady Florence Craye, disaster threatens from all sides. While Florence tries to cultivate his mind, her former fiance, hefty policeman ...

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The town by Shaun Prescott

The town

Shaun Prescott

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A writer arrives in a dead-end town in the heart of the outback, rents a room, and begins a treatise on the disappearing towns of the Central West of New South Wales. But are the towns in decline - or are they literally vanishing? Present is a collection...

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Smile by Roddy Doyle

Smile

Roddy Doyle

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Just moved into a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint. One evening a man in shorts and a pink shirt brings over his own pint and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and ...

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The invoice by Jonas Karlsson

The invoice

Jonas Karlsson

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It's an unremarkable life, I guess, nothing special. I'm in my thirties, I work part time in a video store in Stockholm, most of my friends are busy with their families, I live alone. I suppose you'd say I have an ordinary life... But I love this city,...

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Love and marriage by Margaret Thornton

Love and marriage

Margaret Thornton

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1957. Newly-wed Val Walker is looking forward to starting a family. Her best friend, the previously flighty Cissie, is expecting her second child, content to settle down to full-time motherhood. Their mutual friend Janice, is engaged to boyfriend Paul....

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Everything under by Daisy Johnson

Everything under

Daisy Johnson

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As a child, Gretel lived on a canal boat with her mother, and together they invented a language that was just their own. She hasn't seen her mother since the age of sixteen, though - almost a lifetime ago - and those memories have faded. Now Gretel works...

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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 student considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to...

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The postcard by Fern Britton

The postcard

Fern Britton

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Life in the Cornish village of Pendruggan isn't always picture perfect. Penny Leighton has never told anyone why she's estranged from her mother and sister. For years she's kept her family secrets locked away in her heart, but they've been quietly eating...

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The last secret of the Deverills by Santa Montefiore

The last secret of the Deverills

Santa Montefiore

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Ireland, 1939: Much has changed for the Deverill family, and a new generation is waiting in the wings. In Dublin, Martha Wallace has returned home from America, desperate to track down her birth mother. But instead she has lost her heart to the impos...

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The man I think I know by Mike Gayle

The man I think I know

Mike Gayle

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James's parents never talk about The Incident. His life is predictable and safe in their hands - but his sister Martha is certain their roles as full-time carers are destroying their lives, and infantilising her brother... When Danny's benefits are stopped,...

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Song of the skylark by Erica James

Song of the skylark

Erica James

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Lizzie has always had an unfortunate knack of attracting bad luck, but this time she's hit the jackpot. Losing her heart to her boss leads to losing her job, and with no money in the bank, she finds herself forced to move back home with her parents. When...

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Betsy and Lilibet by Sophie Duffy

Betsy and Lilibet

Sophie Duffy

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They named me Elizabeth Sarah Sunshine, after the brand new princess, born at the exact same time as me, only across the other side of the river, to posher parents, with a swankier address. The princess was given a string of names that would grow ever...

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America for beginners by Leah Franqui

America for beginners

Leah Franqui

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Welcome to the First Class India USA Destination Vacation Tour Company. One fixed itinerary, one fixed price. All levels catered for. No refunds... Recently widowed Pival Sengupta has never travelled alone before, and her first trip to this strange c...

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Safe and sound by Fern Michaels

Safe and sound

Fern Michaels

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"Ben Ryan is eight-years-old, and increasingly subjected to danger by his greedy stepfather, who is determined to get his hands on Ben's trust fund. Ben is also the grandson of a former client of the Sisterhood. Isabelle is determined to protect the boy,...

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The water cure by Sophie Mackintosh

The water cure

Sophie Mackintosh

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"Dreamlike and compulsive, a blazing literary debut about the brutality of love and the price of survival in a dangerous, hostile world. Imagine a world very close to our own: where women are not safe in their bodies, where desperate measures are required...

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The au pair by Emma Rous

The au pair

Emma Rous

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"Seraphine Mayes and her brother Danny are known as the summer-born Summerbournes: the first set of summer twins to be born at Summerbourne House, a crumbling manor on the Norfolk coast. But on the day they were born their mother threw herself to her...

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The light over London by Julia Kelly

The light over London

Julia Kelly

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"It's always been easier for Cara Hargraves to bury herself in the past than confront the present, which is why working with a gruff but brilliant antiques dealer is perfect. While clearing out an estate, she pries open an old tin that holds the relics...

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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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Never too old for love by Rose Harris

Never too old for love

Rose Harris

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"Now in her seventies and widowed for the past three years, Mary Wilson never expected to find love again. But when a kindly stranger helps her home with her shopping and she invites him in for a cup of tea, it marks the start of a slow-burning frien...

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Something worth saving by Sandi Ward

Something worth saving

Sandi Ward

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"A boy and his cat. It's an unconventional friendship, perhaps, but for Charlie and Lily, it works beautifully. It was Charlie who chose Lily from among all the cats in the shelter. He didn't frown, the way other humans did, when he saw her injured back...

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The testament of Harold's wife by Lynne Hugo

The testament of Harold's wife

Lynne Hugo

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"After losing her husband, Harold, and her beloved grandson, Cody, within the past year, Louisa has two choices. She can fade away on her Indiana family farm, where her companionship comes courtesy of her aging chickens and an argumentative cat. Or, she...

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Hidden among the stars by Melanie Dobson

Hidden among the stars

Melanie Dobson

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"The year is 1938, and as Hitler's troops sweep into Vienna, Austrian Max Dornbach promises to help his Jewish friends hide their most valuable possessions from the Nazis, smuggling them to his family's summer estate near the picturesque village of H...

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What it means when a man falls from the sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

What it means when a man falls from the sky

Lesley Nneka Arimah

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" Arimah's breadth is outstanding. She covers afrofuturism, mythology, any topic you can name with an appalling amount of ease. The title story took my breath away, and I could read it a million times. You can also hear that story on LeVar Burton's p...

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Four hundred and forty steps to the sea by Sara Alexander

Four hundred and forty steps to the sea

Sara Alexander

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"1949. In the cliffs of southern Italy's Amalfi coast, Positano is as yet undiscovered by tourists, and shaking off the dust of war. Hoping to escape poverty, Santina takes domestic work in London, becoming a housekeeper to a British major and his cr...

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Leave no trace by Mindy Mejia

Leave no trace

Mindy Mejia

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"There is a place in Minnesota with hundreds of miles of glacial lakes and untouched forests called the Boundary Waters. Ten years ago a man and his son trekked into this wilderness and never returned. Search teams found their campsite ravaged by what...

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The dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

The dreamers

Karen Thompson Walker

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"One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep--and doesn't wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither...

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Turning point by Danielle Steel

Turning point

Danielle Steel

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"Bill Browning heads the trauma unit at San Francisco's busiest emergency room, SF General. With his ex-wife and daughters in London, he immerses himself in his work and lives for rare visits with his children. A rising star at her teaching hospital,...

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A key to treehouse living by Elliot Reed

A key to treehouse living

Elliot Reed

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"A Key to Treehouse Living is the adventure of William Tyce, a boy without parents, who grows up near a river in the rural Midwest. In a glossary-style list, he imparts his particular wisdom on subjects ranging from Asphalt Paths, Betta Fish, and Mullet...

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The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling

The Golden State

Lydia Kiesling

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"Daphne is a young mother on the edge of a breakdown, as she flees her sensible but strained life in San Francisco for the high desert of Altavista with her toddler, Honey. Bucking under the weight of being a single parent--her Turkish husband is unable...

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A terrible country by Keith Gessen

A terrible country

Keith Gessen

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"In the summer of 2008, Andrei Kaplan moves from New York to Moscow to look after his ageing grandmother, a woman who survived the dark days of communism and witnessed Russia's violent capitalist transformation. She welcomes Andrei into her home, even...

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The waiter by Matias Faldbakken

The waiter

Matias Faldbakken

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"In a centuries-old European restaurant called The Hills, a middle-aged waiter takes pride in the unchangeable aspects of his job: the well-worn uniform, the ragged but solid tablecloths, and the regular diners. Some are there daily, like Graham "Le....

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Bitter orange by Claire Fuller

Bitter orange

Claire Fuller

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"From the attic of a dilapidated English country house, she sees them - Cara first: dark and beautiful, clinging to a marble fountain of Cupid, and Peter, an Apollo. It is 1969 and they are spending the summer in the rooms below hers while Frances writes...

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An Amish homecoming

An Amish homecoming

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"No Place Like Home by Amy Clipston Estranged daughter Eva Dienner has been staying with her in-laws since her husband was killed in a fire, but now she wants her son to meet his maternal grandparents. Upon her return, Eva finds that the man her parents...

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A seat by the hearth by Amy Clipston

A seat by the hearth

Amy Clipston

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"In the third installment of Amy Clipston's Amish Heirloom series, Priscilla Allgyer returns to the Amish community she'd dreamt of escaping and learns the hard lessons of love and forgiveness from a surprising source"--

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Three things about Elsie by Joanna (Psychiatrist) Cannon

Three things about Elsie

Joanna (Psychiatrist) Cannon

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"There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first thing is that she's my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third thing ... might take a little bit more explaining." 84-year-old F...

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The Dakota winters by Tom Barbash

The Dakota winters

Tom Barbash

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"The epic and intimate story of a family living in the famed Upper West Side apartment building, The Dakota, in the year leading up to the John Lennon assassination, a moment that shaped a generation. The Dakota winters is at once a family saga, a pa...

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The alchemist by Paulo author. Coelho

The alchemist

Paulo author. Coelho

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"A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern cla...

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A family recipe by Veronica Henry

A family recipe

Veronica Henry

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Laura Griffin is preparing for an empty nest. The thought of Number 11 Lark Hill falling silent - a home usually bustling with noise, people and the fragrant smells of something cooking on the Aga - seems impossible. Feeling lost, Laura turns to her ...

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Pigs have wings by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

Pigs have wings

P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

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Will Lord Emsworth's beloved Empress of Blandings win the Fat Pigs class at the Shropshire Show for the third year running? Galahad Threepwood and Beach the butler, confident in her past record, have staked their shirts on this. However, an extremely...

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Christmas at the Cat Cafe by Melissa Daley

Christmas at the Cat Cafe

Melissa Daley

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"With Christmas approaching, the café's resident cat Molly is devastated when Debbie's heartbroken sister moves in, bringing her dog, Beau. Molly's home is further threatened when a rival cat moves in on her turf. Only a Christmas miracle could bring...

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A cloud in the shape of a girl by Jean Thompson

A cloud in the shape of a girl

Jean Thompson

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"Spanning from World War II to the present, three generations of women struggle to find freedom and happiness in their small Midwestern college town as they face trials, small and large: social slights and heartbreaks; marital disappointments and inf...

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His promise by Shelley Shepard Gray

His promise

Shelley Shepard Gray

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"Grace King is pet-sitting when she meets her neighbor, fireman John Michael Miller, who broke her sister's heart five years ago when he walked away from their courtship. Now, as suspicious fires are set in their community, all John Michael wants is to...

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The white Christmas inn by Colleen Wright

The white Christmas inn

Colleen Wright

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"A snowstorm brings a cast of very different characters together at a sleepy New England inn, just in time for Christmas--and maybe even in time for a Christmas miracle"--

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