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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 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 long way from home by Peter Carey

A long way from home

Peter Carey

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Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together with Willie, their lanky navigator, they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the continent, over roads no car will ever quite...

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The mother's bond by Denise Welch

The mother's bond

Denise Welch

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Kathryn Casey has a secret past. But these days she barely notices the little daily lies she tells to keep it hidden. She has a new identity now. All she wants is an orderly, predictable life that revolves around her beloved husband and children. Kathryn...

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The waiting hours by Ellie Dean

The waiting hours

Ellie Dean

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Slapton Sands, 1943 War has not been kind to Carol Porter. It took her husband and baby, and with them her heart. At last she's found some peace, working as a land girl at Coombe Farm. But Carol's sanctuary, the whole local area in fact, is about to ...

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House of secrets by Lynda Stacey

House of secrets

Lynda Stacey

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Madeleine Frost has to get away. Her partner Liam has become increasingly controlling, to the point that she fears for her safety and that of her young daughter Poppy. Desperation leads Maddie to the hotel owned by her estranged father - the extraord...

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The gravity of love by Noelle Harrison

The gravity of love

Noelle Harrison

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Arizona, 1989: Joy Sheldon loves the plants that bloom in the desert, but dreams too of the sea's elemental wildness. Now, riven by terrible secrets, she embarks on a journey to seek her identity - and to discover why the sea pulls at her heart. London,...

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All that she can see by Carrie Hope Fletcher

All that she can see

Carrie Hope Fletcher

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Cherry has a hidden talent. She can see things other people can't, and she decided a long time ago to use this skill to help others. As far as the rest of the town is concerned, she's simply the kind-hearted young woman who runs the local bakery - but...

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Whistle in the dark by Emma Healey

Whistle in the dark

Emma Healey

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Jen is at her wits' end. Her fifteen-year-old daughter has just been found after going missing: four days lost and alone in the desolate countryside. Lana won't talk about it. The police think the case is closed. But Jen can't leave it alone. Lana is...

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Seven days in summer by Marcia Willett

Seven days in summer

Marcia Willett

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Busy mum of twins Liv is looking forward to a week at the Beach Hut in Devon, even if she feels that something's not right between her and Matt. She's sure he's just too busy at work to join them on their summer holiday... Baz loves having his family...

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The love of a family by Rebecca Shaw

The love of a family

Rebecca Shaw

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Myra and Graham Butler lead the kind of lives where everything is neat, tidy and predictable. That is, until they're named guardians to their two young nephews. Myra makes it clear she doesn't want the responsibility. After a terrible loss early in t...

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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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Coming home to island house by Erica James

Coming home to island house

Erica James

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It's the summer of 1939, and after touring an unsettled Europe to promote her latest book, Romily Temple returns home to Island House and the love of her life, the charismatic Jack Devereux. But when Jack falls ill, his estranged family are called home...

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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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One Cornish summer by Liz Fenwick

One Cornish summer

Liz Fenwick

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"When Hebe receives a life-changing diagnosis at only 53, she struggles to make sense of what it will mean for her, her job and the man she loves. With memories slipping away by the day, she flees to the one place she has always felt safe and peaceful...

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Kompromat by Stanley Johnson

Kompromat

Stanley Johnson

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"Stanley Johnson's latest political thriller 'Kompromat' claims to recount the story of the most audacious geo-political coup since Genghis Khan and his hordes swept across Asia into Europe. The UK Referendum in June 2016, on Britain's membership of the...

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Lullaby by Leila Slimani

Lullaby

Leila Slimani

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"She has the keys to their apartment. She knows everything. She has embedded herself so deeply in their lives that it now seems impossible to remove her. When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and ...

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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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The great believers by Rebecca Makkai

The great believers

Rebecca Makkai

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"In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage...

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The other woman by Sandie Jones

The other woman

Sandie Jones

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"Emily thinks Adam's perfect; the man she thought she'd never meet. But lurking in the shadows is a rival; a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves. Emily chose Adam, but she didn't choose his mother Pammie. There's nothing a mother wouldn't...

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Goodbye, Paris by Anstey Harris

Goodbye, Paris

Anstey Harris

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"Grace once had the beginnings of a promising musical career, but she hasn't been able to play her cello publicly since a traumatic event at music college years ago. Since then, she's built a quiet life for herself in her small English village, repai...

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Motherhood by Sheila Heti

Motherhood

Sheila Heti

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"In Motherhood, Sheila Heti asks what is gained and what is lost when a woman becomes a mother, treating the most consequential decision of early adulthood with the candor, originality, and humor that have won Heti international acclaim and made How Should...

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Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane by JoAnn Ross

Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane

JoAnn Ross

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"Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, Jolene Wells is forever indebted to the mother who encouraged her to fly--all the way to sunny LA and a world away from Honeymoon Harbor. Although Jolene vowed never to look back, returning home isn't even...

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The endless beach by Jenny Colgan

The endless beach

Jenny Colgan

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

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The last piece of my heart by Paige Toon

The last piece of my heart

Paige Toon

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"Meet Bridget, a successful travel journalist with ambitions to turn her quirky relationship blog into a novel. But, after numerous rejections from publishers, she accepts an alternative proposition: Nicole Dupre died leaving behind a bestselling novel...

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The year that changed everything by Cathy Kelly

The year that changed everything

Cathy Kelly

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"Three women celebrate their birthdays - 30. 40. 50. But this milestone birthday marks the start of a year that will change everything. Ginger isn't spending her 30th the way she would've planned. Tonight might be the first night of the rest of her life...

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The dreams of Bethany Mellmoth by William Boyd

The dreams of Bethany Mellmoth

William Boyd

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"A philandering art dealer tries to give up casual love affairs - seeking only stolen kisses as a substitute. A man recounts his personal history through the things he has stolen from others throughout his life. A couple chart the journey of their five...

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Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill

Bellevue Square

Michael Redhill

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"Jean Mason has a doppelganger. She's never seen her, but others swear they have. Apparently, her identical twin hangs out in Kensington Market, where she sometimes buys churros and drags an empty shopping cart down the streets, like she's looking fo...

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Fit to be tied by Debby Mayne

Fit to be tied

Debby Mayne

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"Being rich is fine, but when wealth comes from striking oil, it's a slippery mess for a family who doesn't know what to do with it. The Bucklin cousins are all together again, and this family reunion is shaping up to be another hot mess. Coralee falls...

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The Winters by Lisa Gabriele

The Winters

Lisa Gabriele

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"After a whirlwind romance, a young woman returns to the opulent, secluded Long Island mansion of her new fiancé Max Winter--a wealthy politician and recent widower--and a life of luxury she's never known. But all is not as it appears at the Asherley...

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Harry's trees by Jon Cohen

Harry's trees

Jon Cohen

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"When you climb a tree, the first thing you do is to hold on tight ... Thirty-four-year-old Harry Crane works as an analyst for the US Forest Service. When his wife dies suddenly, he is unable to cope. Leaving his job and his old life behind, Harry makes...

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The secret to Southern charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey

The secret to Southern charm

Kristy Woodson Harvey

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"After finding out her military husband is missing in action, Sloane's world crumbles. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve. Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts...

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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 ru...

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A ladder to the sky by John Boyne

A ladder to the sky

John Boyne

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"If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don't even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career. A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ack...

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Striding folly by Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers

Striding folly

Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers

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In the wake of a terrifying dream and a mysterious visit, mild Mr Mellilow finds himself accused of murdering his weekly chess partner... Police Constable Burt sees a murdered man through a front-door letter-flap. But when he and his sergeant investigate,...

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Switch bitch by Roald Dahl

Switch bitch

Roald Dahl

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A grieving widow, slowly beginning to inch back into the land of the living, reaches out to an old flame - an act which will have dramatic consequences. Two husbands concoct a plan to bring excitement back into their marital beds: swapping wives for the...

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The wonderful story of Henry Sugar by Roald Dahl

The wonderful story of Henry Sugar

Roald Dahl

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Short ttories by Roald Dahl. As fishermen drag a giant sea turtle onto a Jamaican beach, a crowd of tourists lays bids for its meat and shell - until a boy who can talk to animals begs for the creature's freedom.-- A driver stops to pick up a hitch-hiker...

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The summer of secrets by Barbara Hannay

The summer of secrets

Barbara Hannay

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When Sydney journalist Chloe Brown's long-term boyfriend finally admits he never wants children, Chloe is devastated. Impulsively, she moves as far from disappointment as she can - to a job on a small country newspaper in Queensland's far north. The ...

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The cage by Lloyd Jones

The cage

Lloyd Jones

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At the front of a little hotel in a country town, a flickering sign says, 'All Welcome'. There's a chandelier in the lobby, a polished wooden staircase, and a broken swing under the tree in the backyard. Fleeing a catastrophe they cannot describe, tw...

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Carnivalesque by Neil Jordan

Carnivalesque

Neil Jordan

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To Andy and his parents, it looks like any other carnival: creaking ghost train, rusty rollercoaster and circus performers. But of course it isn't. Drawn to the hall of mirrors, Andy enters and is hypnotised by the many selves staring back at him. So...

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All the fun of the fair by Lynda Page

All the fun of the fair

Lynda Page

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It's the 1950s and Grundy's Travelling Fair arrives in town with a bang. When night falls, the local town is drawn to the fair. The troop who run Grundy's Travelling Fair know they can always rely on each other to put on a great show and hold things ...

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The power by Naomi Alderman

The power

Naomi Alderman

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

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Bitter by Francesca Jakobi

Bitter

Francesca Jakobi

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It's 1969, and while the summer of love still lingers in London, Gilda is consumed by the mistakes of her past. She walked out on her beloved son Reuben when he was just a boy, and fears he'll never forgive her. When Reuben marries a petite blonde ge...

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Perception by Terri Fleming

Perception

Terri Fleming

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Mary Bennet does not dream of marriage. Unlike her younger sister Kitty, whose ambitions are to follow in the footsteps of their elder sisters, Jane and Lizzy, her hopes are simple - a roof over her head, music at the piano, a book in her hand, and the...

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The trick to time by Kit De Waal

The trick to time

Kit De Waal

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Mona is a young Irish girl in the big city, with the thrill of a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding house. On her first night out in 1970s Birmingham, she meets William, a charming Irish boy with an easy smile and an open face. They embark...

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The companion by Sarah Dunnakey

The companion

Sarah Dunnakey

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Billy Shaw lives in Potter's Pleasure Palace, the best entertainment venue in Yorkshire, complete with dancing and swingboats and picnickers and a roller-skating rink. Jasper Harper lives in the big house above the valley with his eccentric mother Edie...

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A country escape by Katie Fforde

A country escape

Katie Fforde

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Fran has always wanted to be a farmer, so how she ended up a chef in London is anyone's guess. However, her childhood dream is about to come true. She has just moved into a beautiful - albeit very run-down - farm in the Cotswolds, currently owned by an...

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The mending by Susan Lantz Simpson

The mending

Susan Lantz Simpson

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"Autumn brings the marriage season to Southern Maryland's Amish country. Melinda Stauffer is convinced her Crohn's disease makes her unfit to be any man's wife. An aggressive big city doctor and an Amish furniture maker hope to change her mind."--

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Christmas blessings by Katherine Spencer

Christmas blessings

Katherine Spencer

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"Shortly before the start of the holidays, two adult children come home to Cape Light, Maine, to help their parents. Darrell wants to convince his father that he can step in and run the renovation business while his father recuperates from an accident....

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Like a love song by Camille Eide

Like a love song

Camille Eide

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"Susan Quinn, social worker turned surrogate mom to foster teens, fights to save the group home she's worked hard to build. Facing a dwindling staff, foreclosure, and old heartaches, her only hope lies with the last person she'd ever turn to--a brawny...

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Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock

Catching Christmas

Terri Blackstock

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"New York Times bestselling author Terri Blackstock tells the rich and heartwarming story of a cab driver, a young attorney, and the elderly woman who will stop at nothing to give her granddaughter one special gift for Christmas."--

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Waiting for Eden by Elliot Ackerman

Waiting for Eden

Elliot Ackerman

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"Eden Malcom lies in a bed, unable to move or to speak, imprisoned in his own mind. His wife Mary spends every day on the sofa in his hospital room. His friend and fellow soldier--who didn't make it back home--narrates this novel on loyalty and betrayal,...

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The incendiaries by R. O. Kwon

The incendiaries

R. O. Kwon

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"A shocking novel of violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young woman at an elite American university is drawn into acts of domestic terrorism by a cult tied to North Korea."--

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John Woman by Walter Mosley

John Woman

Walter Mosley

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"A convention-defying novel by bestselling writer Walter Mosley, John Woman recounts the transformation of an unassuming boy named Cornelius Jones , the son of an Italian-American woman and an older black man from Mississippi, into John Woman, an...

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The clockmaker's daughter by Kate Morton

The clockmaker's daughter

Kate Morton

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"Summer, 1862. A group of young artists led by Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. By the end of their stay, one woman has...

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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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