Auckland Libraries: Large print general fiction new titles

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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Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan Henry

Becoming Mrs. Lewis

Patti Callahan Henry

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

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The storm by Arif Anwar

The storm

Arif Anwar

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

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Every breath by Nicholas Sparks

Every breath

Nicholas Sparks

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

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Winter in paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

Winter in paradise

Elin Hilderbrand

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

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Amish celebrations by Beth Wiseman

Amish celebrations

Beth Wiseman

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

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Ours for a season by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Ours for a season

Kim Vogel Sawyer

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

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Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley

Bellewether

Susanna Kearsley

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

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The intermission by Elyssa Friedland

The intermission

Elyssa Friedland

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

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The dream daughter by Diane Chamberlain

The dream daughter

Diane Chamberlain

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

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A spark of light by Jodi Picoult

A spark of light

Jodi Picoult

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

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Who the bishop knows by Vannetta Chapman

Who the bishop knows

Vannetta Chapman

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

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Like there's no tomorrow by Camille Eide

Like there's no tomorrow

Camille Eide

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

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A simple singing by Leslie Gould

A simple singing

Leslie Gould

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

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Her fear by Shelley Shepard Gray

Her fear

Shelley Shepard Gray

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

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The highwayman of Tanglewood by Marcia Lynn McClure

The highwayman of Tanglewood

Marcia Lynn McClure

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

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Sailing lessons by Hannah Roberts McKinnon

Sailing lessons

Hannah Roberts McKinnon

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

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Social creature by Tara Isabella Burton

Social creature

Tara Isabella Burton

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

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

Flying at night

Rebecca L. (Rebecca Lynn) Brown

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

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Every time you go away by Elizabeth M. Harbison

Every time you go away

Elizabeth M. Harbison

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

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The ever after by Sarah Pekkanen

The ever after

Sarah Pekkanen

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

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A Christmas by the sea by Melody Carlson

A Christmas by the sea

Melody Carlson

"When Wendy Harper inherits her family's beachside cottage in Seaside, Maine, she sees it as a way to finally pay off the debts that have mounted since her husband died. But the neglected property needs renovation before it can be so, so Wendy and her...

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As the tide comes in by Cindy Woodsmall

As the tide comes in

Cindy Woodsmall

"Raised in foster care in Asheville, North Carolina, Tara Abbott has been rearing her two younger half-brothers since she turned eighteen. When both Sean and Nicholas are lost to a devastating tornado and Tara suffers a head injury, she flees to St. ...

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Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

Ghosted

Rosie Walsh

"When Sarah meets Eddie, they connect instantly and fall in love. To Sarah, it seems as though her life has finally begun. And it's mutual: It's as though Eddie has been waiting for her, too. Sarah has never been so certain of anything. So when Eddie...

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A little of what you fancy by H. E. (Herbert Ernest) Bates

A little of what you fancy

H. E. (Herbert Ernest) Bates

'Teetotal! He'll never live it down. He'll never be able to hold his head up again. Whatever will people think? You'll have to strap him down' Ma said. 'You'll have to put the handcuffs on.' After a mild heart attack (caused by rather too much of what...

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Winter and rough weather by D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

Winter and rough weather

D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

Newlyweds Rhoda and James arrive at their new home, Boscath Farm House near the Scottish village of Mureth. James must adjust to the responsibility of running a sheep farm - and Rhoda, an accomplished artist used to the bright lights and bustle of London,...

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Entanglement by Katy Mahood

Entanglement

Katy Mahood

2007: At the end of a momentous day, Charlie, Stella and John cross paths under the arches of Paddington Station. As Charlie locks eyes with Stella across the platform, a brief, powerful spark of recognition flashes between them. But they are strange...

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A new map of love by Abi Oliver

A new map of love

Abi Oliver

George Baxter has settled for a comfortable life, content as the years unfold predictably - until Win, his wife of twenty-six years, dies. With his loyal dog Monty by his side, George throws himself into his work as an antiques dealer. His business is...

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Out of practice by Penny Parkes

Out of practice

Penny Parkes

Meet successful GP Holly Graham as she relocates her family to join the team at The Practice in Larkford, hoping to revive her marriage in the process. But can she keep her private and professional lives separate in such a tight-knit community? Her c...

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Things we nearly knew by Jim Powell

Things we nearly knew

Jim Powell

There's a bar at the crossroads on the way out of town. Or the way in, depending on whether you're coming or going. Marcie and her husband have run it for years. After three decades of marriage, there aren't many secrets left between them. Couples often...

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Tangerine by Christine (Christine Rose) Mangan

Tangerine

Christine (Christine Rose) Mangan

The last person Alice Shipley expected to see when she arrived in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the horrific accident at Bennington, the two friends - once inseparable roommates - haven't spoken in over a year. But Lucy is standing...

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The mother's secret by Clare Swatman

The mother's secret

Clare Swatman

Sisters Katie and Georgie have always shared a close bond. While Katie enjoyed the freedoms of youth, Georgie remained at home. But now Georgie is grown up, and it's time she started exploring. Their mother Jan loves them with all her heart. So what if...

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Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart

Lake Success

Gary Shteyngart

"When his dream of the perfect marriage, the perfect son, and the perfect life implodes, a Wall Street millionaire takes a cross-country bus trip in search of his college sweetheart and ideals of youth. Myopic, narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded ...

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In his father's footsteps by Danielle Steel

In his father's footsteps

Danielle Steel

"When U.S. troops occupy Germany, friends Jakob and Emmanuelle find sponsors who help them make their way to New York. As their friendship blossoms into love and marriage, they start a new life on the Lower East Side, working at grueling, poorly paid...

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French exit by Patrick deWitt

French exit

Patrick deWitt

"Frances Price - tart widow, possessive mother, and Upper East Side force of nature - is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy. Her adult son Malcolm is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. And then there's...

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The subway girls by Susie Orman Schnall

The subway girls

Susie Orman Schnall

"In 1949, dutiful and ambitious Charlotte's dream of a career in advertising is shattered when her father demands she help out with the family business. Meanwhile, Charlotte is swept into the glamorous world of the Miss Subways beauty contest, which ...

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Carousel Beach by Orly Konig

Carousel Beach

Orly Konig

"A cryptic letter on her grandmother's grave and a mysterious inscription on a carousel horse leads artist Maya Brice to Hank Hauser, the ninety-year-old carver of the beloved carousel she has been hired to restore in time for its Fourth of July reopening...

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Where the line bleeds by Jesmyn Ward

Where the line bleeds

Jesmyn Ward

"Joshua and Christophe are twins, raised by a blind grandmother and a large extended family in rural Bois Sauvage, on Mississippi's Gulf Coast. They've just finished high school and need to find jobs, but after Katrina, it's not easy. Joshua gets work...

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As wide as the sky by Jessica Pack

As wide as the sky

Jessica Pack

"Amanda Mallorie wakes to the knowledge that her son Robbie is gone. And a new chapter of her own life must begin. She has spent four years as her son's only support, desperately trying to understand the actions that landed him on death row and to change...

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The sunflower girl by Rosanna Chiofalo

The sunflower girl

Rosanna Chiofalo

"For Signora Maria Ferraro, the sunflowers in the fields around Tuscany in summer carry bitter memories. Not even her cherished daughter, Anabella, knows what happened to her during World War II, when the Germans overran Florence. In the aftermath of...

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The emperor of shoes by Spencer Wise

The emperor of shoes

Spencer Wise

"Alex Cohen, a twenty-six-year-old Jewish Bostonian, is living in southern China, where his father runs their family-owned shoe factory. Alex reluctantly assumes the helm of the company, but as he explores the plant's vast floors and assembly lines, he...

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Before I let you go by Kelly Rimmer

Before I let you go

Kelly Rimmer

"As children, Lexie and Annie were incredibly close. Bonded by the death of their beloved father, they weathered the storms of life together. When Lexie leaves home to follow her dream, Annie is forced to turn to her leather-bound journal as the only...

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Ella by Sarah Price

Ella

Sarah Price

"Be kind and have faith. Ella Troyer strives to abide by her mother's final words, although life in the small Amish town of Echo Creek isn't always easy. Her new stepmother, Linda, treats her coldly, and her two stepsisters, Drusilla and Anna, delight...

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Ohio by Stephen Markley

Ohio

Stephen Markley

"On one feverish, fateful summer night in 2013, four former classmates converge on the rustbelt town they grew up in - a region ravaged by the Great Recession, an opioid crisis, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - each of them with a mission, all of...

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Number one Chinese restaurant by Lillian Li

Number one Chinese restaurant

Lillian Li

"The Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, is not only a beloved go-to setting for meals and celebrations; it is its own world, inhabited by waiters and staff who have been fighting, loving, and aging within its walls for decades. But when disas...

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The Sparsholt affair by Alan Hollinghurst

The Sparsholt affair

Alan Hollinghurst

"In 1940, David Sparsholt arrives at Oxford to study engineering, though his sights are set on joining the Royal Air Force. Handsome, athletic, charismatic, he is unaware of his effect on others--especially on Evert Dax, the lonely son of a celebrated...

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The other mother by Carol Goodman

The other mother

Carol Goodman

"When Daphne Marist and her infant daughter, Chloe, pull up the gravel drive to the home of Daphne's new employer, it feels like they've entered a whole new world. Tucked in the Catskills, the stone mansion looks like something out of a fairy tale, its...

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An Amish family by Kathleen Fuller

An Amish family

Kathleen Fuller

"In An Amish Family, beloved author of Amish romance, Kathleen Fuller, invites readers into the lives of four Amish families. Building Trust. Grace Miller and Joel King are in love. They've dated secretly for the past year and when he proposes marriage,...

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Housegirl by Michael Donkor

Housegirl

Michael Donkor

"Belinda knows how to follow the rules; as a housegirl, she has learned the right way to polish water glasses, to wash and fold a hundred handkerchiefs, and to keep a tight lid on memories of the village she left behind when she came to Kumasi. Mary is...

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Vox by Christina Dalcher

Vox

Christina Dalcher

"On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her. This is just the beginning. Soon women are not permitted to hold...

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Kudos by Rachel Cusk

Kudos

Rachel Cusk

"A woman writer visits a Europe in flux, where questions of personal and political identity are rising to the surface and the trauma of change is opening up new possibilities of loss and renewal. Within the rituals of literary culture, Faye finds the...

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The forever summer by Jamie Brenner

The forever summer

Jamie Brenner

"Marin Bishop has always played by the rules, and it's paid off: on the cusp of thirty she has a handsome fiancé, a prestigious Manhattan legal career, and her father's hard-won admiration. But with one careless mistake at work, Marin suddenly finds ...

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Just let go by Courtney Walsh

Just let go

Courtney Walsh

"For Quinn Collins, buying the flower shop in downtown Harbor Pointe fulfills a childhood dream. Completing renovations, while competing for a prestigious flower competition has Quinn in over her head. When Olympic skier Grady Benson is assigned to help...

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Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof

Sons of Blackbird Mountain

Joanne Bischof

"Thor Norgaard hasn't spoken to anyone in his twenty-eight years, but when the young widow he loves crosses an ocean to live on his Appalachian farm, this reclusive alcoholic will brave much more than words to heal her heart"--

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Come home to me by Liz Talley

Come home to me

Liz Talley

"Summer Valentine returns to Moonlight, South Carolina, so her son, David, can have a relationship with his father, Hunter "Hunt" McCroy. Rhett Bryan, the golden boy of Hollywood, is also back in town taking stock of his own life after a tragic accid...

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Lighthouse beach by Shelley Noble

Lighthouse beach

Shelley Noble

"What was supposed to be an idyllic wedding leads to an unexpected journey of self-discovery... When Lillo Gray pulls up to Kennebunkport's most exclusive hotel wearing a borrowed dress and driving a borrowed VW van, she knows she's made a big mistake....

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The memory of butterflies by Grace Greene

The memory of butterflies

Grace Greene

"To keep a devastating family secret from being revealed, a young mother's desperate lies could end up destroying everything, and everyone, she loves in Cooper's Hollow along Virginia's beautiful and rustic Cub Creek"--

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Adjustment day by Chuck Palahniuk

Adjustment day

Chuck Palahniuk

"Smug, geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of war in an effort to control the burgeoning population of young males; working-class men dream of burying the elites; and professors propound theories offering students only the bleakest fu...

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They come in all colors by Malcolm Hansen

They come in all colors

Malcolm Hansen

"It's 1971 when Huey Fairchild begins his first day at Claremont Prep, one of New York City's most prestigious boys' schools. His mother had uprooted her family from their small hometown of Akersburg, Georgia a few years earlier, leaving behind Huey's...

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The maid's room by Fiona Mitchell

The maid's room

Fiona Mitchell

"Sisters Dolly and Tala have never felt further from home. In the blistering heat of Singapore, they spend their days enabling ex-pats to have lives they could never afford for themselves. Even though she has little freedom, Dolly can just about live...

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The blood miracles by Lisa McInerney

The blood miracles

Lisa McInerney

"Like all twenty-year-olds, Ryan Cusack is trying to get his head around who he is. This is not a good time for his boss to exploit his dual heritage by opening a new black market route from Italy to Ireland. It is certainly not a good time for his a...

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The long gaze back

The long gaze back

"Spanning four centuries, 'The Long Gaze Back' features 22 new stories by some of the most talented Irish women writers working today. Taken together, the collected works of these writers reveal an enrapturing, unnerving, and piercingly beautiful mosaic...

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House of dreams by Fanny Blake

House of dreams

Fanny Blake

"At their family hilltop villa, Lucy awaits the arrival of her brother and sister for their mother's annual birthday party. Although this time, their mother won't be there. Struggling at Malaga airport with her fractious four year old, Jo has already...

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The dragonfly by Kate Dunn

The dragonfly

Kate Dunn

"When Colin discovers his son is on a murder charge in France, he trails his small boat, 'The Dragonfly', across the channel to stay in Paris to try and help him. There he meets his grand-daughter - the irrepressible Delphine - for the first time. They...

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The red-haired woman by Orhan Pamuk

The red-haired woman

Orhan Pamuk

"On the outskirts of a town thirty miles from Istanbul, a master well digger and his young apprentice are hired to find water on a barren plain. As they struggle in the summer heat, excavating meter by meter, the two will develop a filial bond neither...

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The heavenly Italian ice cream shop by Abby Clements

The heavenly Italian ice cream shop

Abby Clements

"Anna and her partner Matteo are ready to embark on a delicious Italian adventure. After a year and a half running their ice cream shop on Brighton beach and raising their baby Isabella, Matteo is starting to miss Italy. A shared passion for ices means...

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On a beautiful day by Lucy Diamond

On a beautiful day

Lucy Diamond

"It's a beautiful day in Manchester and four friends are meeting for a birthday lunch. But then they witness a shocking accident just metres away which acts as a catalyst for each of them. For Laura, it's a wake-up call to heed the ticking of her bio...

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Meet me at the museum by Anne Youngson

Meet me at the museum

Anne Youngson

"In Denmark, Professor Anders Larsen has lost his wife and his hopes for the future. On an isolated English farm, Tina Hopgood is trapped in a life she doesn't remember choosing. Brought together by a shared fascination with the Tollund Man, subject of...

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Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

Edenbrooke

Julianne Donaldson

"When Marianne receives an invitation to spend the summer with her twin sister in Edenbrooke, she has no idea of the romance and adventure that await her once she meets the dashing Sir Philip."--Publisher description.

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The balcony by Jane Delury

The balcony

Jane Delury

"What if our homes could tell the stories of others who lived there before us? Set in a small village near Paris, The Balcony follows the inhabitants of a single estate - including a manor and a servants' cottage - over the course of several generations,...

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What blooms from dust by James Markert

What blooms from dust

James Markert

"Jeremiah Goodbye is set to meet his fate in the electric chair when a tornado tears down the prison walls and gives his a second chance at life. He heads home to Nowhere, Oklahoma, to settle a score with his twin brother Josiah. On the journey he ac...

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The lost queen of Crocker County by Elizabeth Leiknes

The lost queen of Crocker County

Elizabeth Leiknes

"Crocker County, Iowa, crowns a new Corn Queen every year, but Jane Willow's the one you would remember. Even though she fled to LA to become a film critic years ago, home was always there behind her. And when a family tragedy brings her back, the ro...

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The summer nanny by Holly Chamberlin

The summer nanny

Holly Chamberlin

"Every June, the quiet beach town of Ogunquit is overtaken by wealthy families who hire local young women like Amy Latimer and Hayley Franklin to care for their children. Best friends since childhood, Amy and Hayley are eager to secure lucrative summer...

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The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland

The Lost for Words Bookshop

Stephanie Butland

"Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look carefully, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are some things Loveday will never, ever show you. Into her hiding place--the bookstore where...

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Arms of mercy by Ruth Reid

Arms of mercy

Ruth Reid

"Ruth Reid continues her Amish Mercies series with Arms of Mercy, exploring the question of what do you do when all hope seems lost. On the eve of a new year, Catherine Glick is expecting Zach, her beau of five years, to propose, but instead, the une...

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Where hope begins by Catherine (Catherine J.) author. West

Where hope begins

Catherine (Catherine J.) author. We...

"In the aftermath of her husband's act of adultery and abandonment, Savannah must finally face the ghosts that haunt her and discover for herself whether authentic faith, grace, and ultimate healing really do exist"--

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Things I never told you by Beth K. Vogt

Things I never told you

Beth K. Vogt

"Ten years ago Payton Thatcher's twin sister died in an accident, leaving the entire family to cope in whatever ways they could. When her sister Jillian receives a frightening health diagnosis while planning her wedding, old wounds are reopened. Facing...

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Orange blossom days by Patricia Scanlan

Orange blossom days

Patricia Scanlan

"In a beautiful southern Spanish town, where the sea sparkles and orange blossoms scent the air, a brand new apartment complex, La Joya de Andalucia, welcomes the new owners. As their lives entwine and friendships and enmities develop, it becomes apparent...

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The wake up by Catherine Ryan Hyde

The wake up

Catherine Ryan Hyde

"Something has been asleep in forty-year-old cattle rancher Aiden Delacorte for a long time. It all comes back in a rush during a hunting trip, when he's suddenly attuned to the animals around him, feeling their pain and fear as if it were his own. ...

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The eight mountains by Paolo Cognetti

The eight mountains

Paolo Cognetti

"Pietro, a lonely city boy, spends his childhood summers in a secluded valley in the Alps, at Grana. Bruno, the cowherd son of a local stonemason, knows the mountains intimately. Together they spend many summers exploring the mountain's meadows and peaks...

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Halsey Street by Naima Coster

Halsey Street

Naima Coster

"Penelope Grand has scrapped her failed career as an artist in Pittsburgh and moved back to Brooklyn to keep an eye on her ailing father. She's accepted that her future won't be what she'd dreamed, but now, as gentrification has completely reshaped her...

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The only story by Julian Barnes

The only story

Julian Barnes

"One summer in the sixties, nineteen-year-old Paul comes home from university and joins the tennis club at his mother's urging. He's partnered with Mrs. Susan Mcleod, a fine player who's forty-eight. They bond immediately and soon become lovers. Decades...

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Baby teeth by Zoje Stage

Baby teeth

Zoje Stage

"Afflicted with a chronic debilitating condition, Suzette Jensen knew having children would wreak havoc on her already fragile body. Nevertheless, she brought Hanna into the world, pleased and proud to start a family with her husband Alex. Estranged from...

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The life list of Adrian Mandrick by Chris White

The life list of Adrian Mandrick

Chris White

"A pill-popping anesthesiologist and avid birder embarks on a quest to spot the extremely rare Ivory-billed Woodpecker, allowing nothing to get in his way--not his wife's growing concerns, not his children pulling away, not even his own dark family h...

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The ensemble by Aja Gabel

The ensemble

Aja Gabel

"Forging a familial bond over their shared artistic talents and secrets, four young people navigate a cutthroat world and their complex relationships with each other, as ambition, passion, and love reinforce and divide them throughout the course of t...

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The reluctant fortune teller by Keziah Frost

The reluctant fortune teller

Keziah Frost

"Norbert Zelenka has always lived life on the sidelines. It's how at seventy-three years old he finds himself broke and alone. But when Carlotta's Club--three strong-willed seniors with a flair for drama--decide to make Norbert their latest project, ...

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Paris by the book by Liam Callanan

Paris by the book

Liam Callanan

"Eccentric novelist Robert Eady abruptly vanishes. Months later, his wife Leah and her daughters are still finding clues-- the most important being airline tickets to Paris. Armed with questions and curiosity, the women head off to Paris to start their...

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The Late Bloomers' Club by Louise (Chef) author. Miller

The Late Bloomers' Club

Louise (Chef) author. Miller

"Two sisters, beloved diner owner Nora and her short-on-cash filmmaker sibling, Kit, are inheriting the property of local cake-making legend Peggy. The town is divided on whether the sisters should sell the land to a big-box developer, which Nora opposes,...

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High cotton by Debby Mayne

High cotton

Debby Mayne

"Shay Henke has mixed feelings about going to her family's next reunion. On the one hand, she'll get to see everyone in her mama's family--folks she loves unconditionally. On the other hand, she knows there'll be more drama than you can shake a stick...

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Go ask Fannie by Elisabeth Hyde

Go ask Fannie

Elisabeth Hyde

"Everyone has baggage. The Blaire siblings are just taking theirs home for the long weekend. When Murray Blaire invites his three grown children to his New Hampshire farm for a few days, he makes it clear he expects them to keep things pleasant. The rest...

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The hope jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter

The hope jar

Wanda E. Brunstetter

"What happens when making an elderly Amish couple very happy means going along with a lie that gets bigger by the day? Michelle Taylor is not who her new family in Lancaster County believes her to be. The Lapps were looking for their long-lost grandd...

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Portrait of a sister  by Laura Bradford

Portrait of a sister

Laura Bradford

"Katie has always imagined her life being just like Mamm's. It's why she chose baptism and why she'll soon marry Abram Zook. But ever since Hannah left, the only thing that truly makes Katie smile is the sketchpad in which she indulges her talent for...

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Someone like you by Roald Dahl

Someone like you

Roald Dahl

"As a ship crosses the ocean, one passenger hits on a seemingly foolproof way to win the gambling pool on its daily progress. Attendants at a gallery are presented with an incredible piece of art tattooed on the back of an old man. Three men are pitted...

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Vittoria Cottage by D. E. Stevenson

Vittoria Cottage

D. E. Stevenson

At Vittoria Cottage in the village of Ashbridge, since becoming widowed, Caroline Dering has been content to channel her life into raising her children - sanguine, humorous James; pretty, proper Leda; and energetic, impulsive Bobbie. Then the mysterious...

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Music in the hills by D. E. Stevenson

Music in the hills

D. E. Stevenson

After returning from his post in Malaya, and leaving the Army, James Dering starts a new life for himself. At Mureth House, the home of his aunt and uncle Mamie and Jock Johnstone, he hopes to become a farmer. But he soon learns it isn't an easy task,...

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White hell of pity by Norah Lofts

White hell of pity

Norah Lofts

The Bacons live in Swything - a charming little village with a Saxon church, green lanes and comfortable farmhouses. But the Bacons themselves are anything but charming. They are slovenly, dirty and poor. There are too many children, and Mrs. Bacon c...

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Married quarters by Shane Connaughton

Married quarters

Shane Connaughton

An insignificant Irish border village at the tail-end of the 1950s. The Sergeant is nervous. His men are lined up for inspection in the day room of the Garda station. Chief Superintendent 'The Bully' Barry is on the warpath, and any slip-ups will reflect...

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I know my name by Carolyn Jess-Cooke

I know my name

Carolyn Jess-Cooke

Kommeno Island, Greece: A woman wakes up without any recollection as to why or how she got there. She has no way of leaving - and soon discovers that the island's handful of inhabitants, who nurse her back to health, each appear to be hiding somethin...

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Cold feet by Carmel Harrington

Cold feet

Carmel Harrington

Reeling from the sudden death of Rachel, his beloved wife, Adam has no time to grieve. He has to keep going, for the sake of their baby son... Jenny moves back in with her ex-husband Pete, eight and a half months pregnant with another man's child. Can...

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This beautiful life by Katie Marsh

This beautiful life

Katie Marsh

Abi Cooper is living her happy ending. She's in remission and is ready to make the most of her second chance. But during her illness, her family has fallen apart. Her husband John has made decisions that are about to come back to haunt him, while her...

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I refuse by Per Petterson

I refuse

Per Petterson

Norway, 1960s: Tommy's mother has gone. She walked out into the snow one night, leaving him and his sisters with their violent father. Without his best friend Jim, Tommy would be in trouble. But Jim has challenges of his own which will disrupt their ...

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