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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 souvenir museum by Elizabeth McCracken

The souvenir museum

Elizabeth McCracken

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"In these stories, the mysterious bonds of family are tested, transformed, fractured, and fortified. A recent widower and his adult son ferry to a craggy Scottish island in search of puffins. An actress who plays a children's game show villainess ushers...

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Good company by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Good company

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

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"Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than twenty years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with her best friend, Margot, is upended when she stumbles upon an envelope containing her husba...

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First person singular by Haruki Murakami

First person singular

Haruki Murakami

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"A riveting new collection of short stories from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami. The eight masterful stories in this new collection are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator: a lonely man. Some of them ......

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Kick the dust by Rhonda Forrest

Kick the dust

Rhonda Forrest

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After three tours of duty in Afghanistan, Liam Andrews is home safe in Queensland. His weekly life drawing class, full of colourful local artists, helps him manage his post-traumatic stress disorder. But he's struggling to open up about a past that s...

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Lullaby beach by Stella Duffy

Lullaby beach

Stella Duffy

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When Lucy discovers the body of her great aunt Kitty, with a puzzling note and empty pill bottles by her bed, she can't believe that the formidable woman who held her family together is gone - or understand why she has taken her own life. Lucy is determined...

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Auntie Poldi and the handsome Antonio by Mario Giordano

Auntie Poldi and the handsome Antonio

Mario Giordano

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Auntie Poldi's idyll is rudely disrupted by John Owenya, detective inspector with the Tanzanian Ministry of Home Affairs, who is also her estranged lying cheat of a husband. Not only is John's sudden reappearance putting a kink in Poldi's dreamy love...

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One summer in Monte Carlo by Jennifer Bohnet

One summer in Monte Carlo

Jennifer Bohnet

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Monte Carlo means different things to different people; a billionaire's playground, overflowing with glitz and glamour but also where dangerous secrets hide. For Nanette Weston, and her then fiance, F1 racing driver Zac Ewart, their dream life came to...

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Heartbreak country by Noelene Jenkinson

Heartbreak country

Noelene Jenkinson

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To overcome her tragic past and move on, Bingun school teacher, Tilly Schroder, longs to love again but her yearning lies neglected. Instinct tells her there is more behind the accidents five years ago but how to uncover the truth? When a stranger returns...

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Contacts by Mark Watson

Contacts

Mark Watson

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James Chiltern boards the 23:50 sleeper train from London to Edinburgh with two pork pies, six beers and a packet of chocolate digestives. At 23:55 he sends a message to all 158 people in his contacts, telling them that he plans to end his life in the...

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The dressmaker of Paris by G. (Georgia) author. Kaufmann

The dressmaker of Paris

G. (Georgia) author. Kaufmann

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Rosa Kusstatscher has built a global fashion empire upon her ability to find the perfect outfit for any occasion. But tonight, as she prepares for the most important meeting of her life, her usual certainty eludes her. As she struggles to select her dress...

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The women of Waterloo Bridge by Jan Casey

The women of Waterloo Bridge

Jan Casey

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London, 1940. After her fiance breaks off their engagement, Evelyn decides to do her part for the war effort by signing up for construction work on Waterloo Bridge. Grieving after her little boy dies in an air raid, Gwen is completely lost when her h...

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The girl from the mill by Chrissie Walsh

The girl from the mill

Chrissie Walsh

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In the drab Yorkshire town of Garsthwaite, Lacey Barraclough works hard in the textile mill, determined to fight for improvements to the dismal working conditions. But she hadn't reckoned on falling in love with the boss's son, Nathan. Before Nathan and...

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The Brighton guest house girls by Lesley Eames

The Brighton guest house girls

Lesley Eames

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Thea's loathsome stepbrother is trying to trick her out of her inheritance of her parents' beautiful house in the seaside town of Brighton by means of a will which Thea believes to be forged. Anna is pregnant and grieving, her explorer fiance lost at...

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A widow's vow by Rachel Brimble

A widow's vow

Rachel Brimble

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1851. After her husband saved her from a life of prostitution, Louisa Hill was briefly happy as a housewife in Bristol. But then, her husband is found dead. Left with no means of income, Louisa knows she has nothing to turn to but her old way of life....

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The villa of dreams by Lucy Coleman

The villa of dreams

Lucy Coleman

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Seren Maddison left behind a rainy Britain to follow her dreams and live and work in Lisbon. The vibrancy, the beautiful scenery and the sunshine, made her fall in love and she knew, instantly, that it would be her forever home. International artist ...

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In pursuit of happiness by Freya Kennedy

In pursuit of happiness

Freya Kennedy

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Jo Campbell is perfectly content in a perfectly structured life. Nothing ever changes in Jo's life, and she likes it that way. Or at least, she tells herself she does. Most of the time, she manages to push down the tiny voice that tells her to chase her...

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Mothers and daughters by Siân O'Gorman

Mothers and daughters

Siân O'Gorman

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Tabitha Thomas gave up on a happy family life with Michael her absent, high-flying husband long ago. Instead, she pooled all her energies into their daughter, Rosie, and her career as headteacher at a local primary school. However, trouble is looming...

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Heading over the hill by Judy Leigh

Heading over the hill

Judy Leigh

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Billy and Dawnie may be in their seventies, but that won't stop them taking chances or starting again. Their grown-up children have families and lives of their own, so now it's Billy and Dawnie's turn, and a life near the sea in Devon beckons.But the...

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The happiness in between by Grace Greene

The happiness in between

Grace Greene

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"Sandra Hurst has left her husband. Again. After dropping out of college to marry Trent, divorcing him, then remarrying him, she’s shown up on her parents’ doorstep nursing her wounds. But her parents refuse to help this time – emotionally or financi...

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Confessions of a curious bookseller by Elizabeth Green

Confessions of a curious bookseller

Elizabeth Green

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"Without question, Fawn Birchill knows that her used bookstore is the heart of West Philadelphia, a cornerstone of culture for a community that, for the past twenty years, has found the quirkiness absolutely charming. When an amicable young indie boo...

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A double dose of love by Kathleen Fuller

A double dose of love

Kathleen Fuller

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"Identical brothers Zeb and Zeke Bontrager have their hands full with a new horse farm, a half-finished ranch house, and a wild colt, thanks to Zeke's hasty business dealings. Now Zeke's bad decisions, hidden debts, and tendency to avoid responsibili...

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Meant to be by Jude Deveraux

Meant to be

Jude Deveraux

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"1972 and times are changing. In the small farming community of Mason, Kansas, Vera Exton is an activist who wants to join her boyfriend in the Peace Corps, but she is doing her duty caring for her widowed mother. Her sister, Kelly, is studying to become...

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A bright ray of darkness by Ethan Hawke

A bright ray of darkness

Ethan Hawke

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"A bracing meditation on fame and celebrity, and the redemptive, healing power of art; a portrait of the ravages of disappointment and divorce; a poignant consideration of the rites of fatherhood and manhood; a novel soaked in rage and sex, longing a...

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Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan Henry

Surviving Savannah

Patti Callahan Henry

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"It was called "The Titanic of the South." The luxury steamship sank in 1838 with Savannah's elite on board; through time, their fates were forgotten--until the wreck was found, and now their story is finally being told. When Savannah history professor...

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The kindest lie by Nancy (Novelist) Johnson

The kindest lie

Nancy (Novelist) Johnson

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"It's 2008, and the rise of Barack Obama ushers in a new kind of hope. In Chicago, Ruth Tuttle, an Ivy-League educated black engineer, is married to a kind and successful man. He's eager to start a family, but Ruth is uncertain. She has never gotten over...

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Raft of stars by Andrew J. Graff

Raft of stars

Andrew J. Graff

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"It's the summer of 1994 in Claypot, Wisconsin, and the lives of ten-year-old Fischer Fish Branson and Dale Bread Breadwin are shaped by the two fathers they don't talk about. One night, tired of seeing his best friend bruised and terrorized by his n...

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My year abroad by Chang-rae Lee

My year abroad

Chang-rae Lee

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"Tiller is an average American college student with a good heart but minimal aspirations. Pong Lou is a larger-than-life, wildly creative Chinese American entrepreneur who sees something intriguing in Tiller beyond his bored exterior and takes him under...

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No one is talking about this by Patricia Lockwood

No one is talking about this

Patricia Lockwood

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"Is there life after the internet? A woman who has recently been elevated to prominence for her social media posts travels around the world to meet her adoring fans. She is overwhelmed by navigating the new language and etiquette of what she terms "t...

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The affair by Danielle Steel

The affair

Danielle Steel

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"A year that none of them would ever forget ... Rose McCarthy is the legendary editor in chief at one of New York’s top fashion magazines. Following the death of her husband some years ago, she and her four daughters have become even closer. All with...

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How beautiful we were by Imbolo Mbue

How beautiful we were

Imbolo Mbue

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"Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, this novel tells the story of a people living in fear amidst environmental degradation wrought by an American oil company. Pipeline spills have rendered farmlands infertile. Children are dying from dri...

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The vanishing half by Brit Bennett

The vanishing half

Brit Bennett

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"The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their fa...

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Silver sparrow by Tayari Jones

Silver sparrow

Tayari Jones

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"With the opening line of Silver Sparrow - My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist - author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man's deception, a family's complicity, and two teenage girls caught in the middle. Set in a middle-clas...

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The secret letter by Kerry (Novelist) Barrett

The secret letter

Kerry (Novelist) Barrett

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"London, 1910. Twenty-one-year-old Esther Watkins would do anything for the Suffragette cause. Imprisoned, force-fed and beaten, she is determined to fight for what she believes is right – no matter what it costs her. With new love Joseph by her side,...

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Devotion by Madeline Stevens

Devotion

Madeline Stevens

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"A captivating debut novel about a woman who falls into an overwhelming mutual obsession with the Upper East Side mother who hires her as a nanny. Ella is flat broke: wasting away on bodega coffee, barely making rent, seducing the occasional strange man...

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The safe place by Anna Downes

The safe place

Anna Downes

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"Emily Proudman's life is in chaos. She's just lost her acting agent and her job in one miserable day. Scott Denny has a problem. Even though he's a successful CEO, neither his business acumen nor vast wealth can come close to fixing it. He's at a br...

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Elsey come home by Susan Conley

Elsey come home

Susan Conley

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"When Elsey's husband, Lukas, hands her a brochure for a weeklong mountain retreat, she knows he is really giving her an ultimatum: Go, or we're done. Once a successful painter, Elsey set down roots in China after falling passionately for Lukas, the ...

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The chicken sisters by K. J. Dell'Antonia

The chicken sisters

K. J. Dell'Antonia

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"In tiny Merinac, Kansas, Chicken Mimi's and Chicken Frannie's have spent a century vying to serve up the best fried chicken in the state - and the legendary feud between their respective owners, the Moores and the Pogociellos, has lasted just as long....

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Infinite country by Patricia Engel

Infinite country

Patricia Engel

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"Talia is being held at a correctional facility for adolescent girls in the forested mountains of Colombia after committing an impulsive act of violence that may or may not have been warranted. She urgently needs to get out and get back home to Bogotá,...

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We run the tides by Vendela Vida

We run the tides

Vendela Vida

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"Teenage Eulabee and her magnetic best friend, Maria Fabiola, own the streets of Sea Cliff, their foggy oceanside San Francisco neighborhood. They know Sea Cliff's homes and beaches, its hidden corners and eccentric characters--as well as the upscale...

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The tally stick by Carl Nixon

The tally stick

Carl Nixon

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"Up on the highway, the only evidence that the Chamberlains had ever been there was two smeared tyre tracks in the mud leading into the almost undamaged screen of bushes and trees. No other cars passed that way until after dawn. By that time the tracks...

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Before the ruins by Victoria Gosling

Before the ruins

Victoria Gosling

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"It's the summer of 1996 and school's out forever for Andy, her boyfriend Marcus, her best friend Peter, and Em. When Andy's alcoholic mother predicts the apocalypse, the four teenagers decide to see out the end of the world at a deserted manor house,...

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The love proof by Madeleine Henry

The love proof

Madeleine Henry

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"Sophie Jones is a physics prodigy on track to unlock the secrets of the universe. But when she meets Jake Kristopher during their first week at Yale they instantly feel a deep connection, as if they've known each other before. They quickly become a ...

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Musical chairs by Amy Poeppel

Musical chairs

Amy Poeppel

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"Bridget and Will have the kind of relationship that people envy: they're loving, compatible, and completely devoted to each other. The fact that they're strictly friends seems to get lost on nearly everyone; after all, they're as good as married in ...

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Honeysuckle season by Mary Ellen Taylor

Honeysuckle season

Mary Ellen Taylor

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"Adrift in the wake of her father's death, a failed marriage and multiple miscarriages, Libby McKenzie feels truly alone. Though her new life as a wedding photographer provides a semblance of purpose, it's also a distraction from her profound pain. When...

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White Ivy by Susie Yang

White Ivy

Susie Yang

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"Ivy Lin is a thief and a liar - but you’d never know it by looking at her. Raised outside of Boston, she is taught how to pilfer items from yard sales and second-hand shops by her immigrant grandmother. Thieving allows Ivy to accumulate the trappings...

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The wedding war by Liz Talley

The wedding war

Liz Talley

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"Once upon a time, Melanie Layton and Tennyson O’Rourke were inseparable—but their friends-4ever promises were shattered when an explosive secret was revealed at Mel’s wedding, a secret that destroyed her family. The two haven’t spoken for the past.....

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A promise of ankles by Alexander McCall Smith

A promise of ankles

Alexander McCall Smith

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"The winds of change are blowing through Scotland Street. Though Bertie is getting older, he can't resist an adventure to escape his domineering mother, and Bruce, ever the navel-gazer, will have to bring his best self to navigate the complexities of...

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A wedding in the olive garden by Leah Fleming

A wedding in the olive garden

Leah Fleming

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"Sara Loveday flees home and crisis to the beautiful island of Santaniki. Here, amid olive groves and whitewashed stone villas, where dark cypress trees step down to a cobalt blue sea, Sara vows to change her life. Spotting a gap in the local tourist...

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Dances & dreams on Diamond Street by Craig Revel Horwood

Dances & dreams on Diamond Street

Craig Revel Horwood

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"Like any family, the residents of Diamond Street sometimes fight and often act up but when the chips are down, they're there for each other in an instant - usually brandishing a cheap bottle of booze, and the offer of an impromptu kitchen disco. Presided...

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Us three by Ruth Jones

Us three

Ruth Jones

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"Meet Lana, Judith and Catrin. Best friends since primary school when they swore an oath on a Curly Wurly wrapper that they would always be there for each other, come what may. After the trip of a lifetime, the three girls are closer than ever. But a...

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Waiting for the night song by Julie Carrick Dalton

Waiting for the night song

Julie Carrick Dalton

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"Cadie Kessler has spent decades trying to cover up one truth. One moment. But deep down, didn’t she always know her secret would surface? An urgent message from her long-estranged best friend Daniela Garcia brings Cadie, now a forestry researcher, back...

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The last garden in England by Julia Kelly

The last garden in England

Julia Kelly

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"Present day: Emma Lovett, who has dedicated her career to breathing new life into long-neglected gardens, has just been given the opportunity of a lifetime: to restore the gardens of the famed Highbury House estate, designed in 1907 by her hero Venetia...

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Memorial by Bryan Washington

Memorial

Bryan Washington

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"Benson and Mike are two young guys who live together in Houston. Mike is a Japanese-American chef at a Mexican restaurant and Benson's a Black day care teacher, and they've been together for a few years - good years - but now they're not sure why th...

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Soldier boy by Cassandra Parkin

Soldier boy

Cassandra Parkin

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Under the shadow of trauma, Liam has been discharged from the army. As night terrors torment him and he struggles to keep his anger intact, he finds himself in his car, his daughter Alannah asleep in the back, while his wife Emma has gone AWOL. With no...

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All the lonely people by Mike Gayle

All the lonely people

Mike Gayle

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In weekly phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Bird paints a picture of the perfect retirement, packed with fun, friendship and fulfilment. But Hubert Bird is lying. The truth is, day after day drags by without him seeing a single...

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May's boys by Beryl P. author. Brown

May's boys

Beryl P. author. Brown

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May Sheppard was widowed before the Second World War and believed she would never be a mother. Evacuee, Cliff, has brought her the joy of temporary motherhood but, with peace on the horizon, the prospect of his cold-hearted mother taking him back to a...

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The lying life of adults by Elena Ferrante

The lying life of adults

Elena Ferrante

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"Giovanna's pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, looks more like her Aunt Vittoria every day. But can it be true? Is she really changing? Is she turning into her Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows...

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American dirt by Jeanine Cummins

American dirt

Jeanine Cummins

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"Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels,...

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Boy swallows universe by Trent Dalton

Boy swallows universe

Trent Dalton

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"A wonderful novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age, set in Brisbane's violent working class suburban fringe. Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babys...

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The moon sister by Lucinda Riley

The moon sister

Lucinda Riley

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"Tiggy D'Aplièse spends her days experiencing the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands doing a job she loves at a deer sanctuary. But when the sanctuary is forced to close, she is offered a job as a wildlife consultant on the vast and isolated estate...

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The push by Ashley Audrain

The push

Ashley Audrain

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"Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting, supportive mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had. But in the thick of motherhood's exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her...

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The silence of snow by Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

The silence of snow

Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

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"A compelling medical novel about facing one's demons, self-prescribing and finding the strength to carry on, even when it seems that all is lost. Anaesthetic Fellow Rory McBride is adrift. Since a routine procedure went horribly wrong, he has been plagued...

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Super host by Kate Russo

Super host

Kate Russo

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"Bennett Driscoll is a Turner Prize nominated artist who was a Bright Young Thing. Now, aged 55, his wife has left him, the reviews have dried up, and his gallery wants to stop selling his paintings, saying they'll have more value retrospectively ......

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1984 by George Orwell

1984

George Orwell

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"1984 is the year in which it happens. The world is divided into three great powers: Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. Throughout Oceania 'The Party' rules by the agency of four ministries whose power is absolute. In The Ministry of Truth, which deals i...

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Such a fun age by Kiley Reid

Such a fun age

Kiley Reid

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"What happens when you do the right thing for the wrong reason? Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living showing other women how to do the same. A mother to two small girls, she started out as a blogger and has quickly...

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Who rescued who by Victoria Schade

Who rescued who

Victoria Schade

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"Where can you turn when the world turns against you? When Elizabeth Barnes' life fell apart she never imagined that she'd be rescued by a new friend on four paws. The plan was simple: Elizabeth would ignore the fact that she was unjustly fired from her...

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Just like you by Nick Hornby

Just like you

Nick Hornby

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"On an average Saturday morning in a butcher's shop in North London, Lucy and Joseph meet on opposite sides of the counter. She is a teacher and mother of two, with a past she is trying to forget; he is an aspiring DJ with a wide-open future that maybe...

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The Dutch house by Ann Patchett

The Dutch house

Ann Patchett

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"At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish...

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What you said to me by Olivia Newport

What you said to me

Olivia Newport

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"When 15-year-old Tisha Crowder gets caught shoplifting, attorney Nolan Duffy tries to protect her from consequences that could rattle her already troubled life. His daughter, Jillian, feels like she’s the one being punished instead – by having Tisha...

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In an instant by Suzanne Redfearn

In an instant

Suzanne Redfearn

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"Life is over in an instant for sixteen-year-old Finn Miller when a devastating car accident tumbles her and ten others over the side of a mountain. Suspended between worlds, she watches helplessly as those she loves struggle to survive. Impossible choices...

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Brave girl, quiet girl by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Brave girl, quiet girl

Catherine Ryan Hyde

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"Brooke is a divorced single mom, financially strapped, living with her mother, and holding tight to the one thing that matters most: her two-year-old daughter Etta. Then, in a matter of seconds, Brooke's life is shattered when she's carjacked. Helpless...

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Cobble Hill by Cecily Von Ziegesar

Cobble Hill

Cecily Von Ziegesar

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"In the eclectic Brooklyn neighbourhood of Cobble Hill, the lives of four married couples and their children are about to flip from complicated to combustible ... Mandy is so underwhelmed by motherhood that she's faking a debilitating disease to get ...

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The liar's dictionary by Eley Williams

The liar's dictionary

Eley Williams

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"Peter Winceworth, a disaffected Victorian lexicographer, inserts false entries into a dictionary – violating and subverting the dictionary’s authority – in an attempt to assert some sense of individual purpose and artistic freedom. In the present da...

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Neighbors by Danielle Steel

Neighbors

Danielle Steel

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"Meredith White was one of Hollywood’s most recognisable faces. But a personal tragedy cut her acting career short and alienated her from her family. For the last 15 years, Meredith has been living alone in San Francisco with two trusted caretakers. Then,...

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The girl who came home to Cornwall by Emma Burstall

The girl who came home to Cornwall

Emma Burstall

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"In the quaint Cornish village of Tremarnock, Chabela Penhallow arrives for a holiday and to discover more about her Cornish ancestors. But, as always with newcomers to the small seaside town, rumours start to fly about this beautiful stranger. Is there...

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Million love songs by Carole Matthews

Million love songs

Carole Matthews

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"Ruby Brown is single again for the first time in years and she's going to dive into this brave new world with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. The last thing she's looking for is another serious relationship. Mason Soames represents eve...

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The postcard by Zoë Folbigg

The postcard

Zoë Folbigg

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"A year after the kiss that brought them together in a snowy train station doorway, Maya and James are embarking on another journey - this time around the world. The trip starts with a beautiful Indian wedding, but as their travels continue, Maya fears...

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Anxious people by Fredrik Backman

Anxious people

Fredrik Backman

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"A bank robber on the run locks himself in with an over-enthusiastic estate agent, two bitter IKEA-addicts, a pregnant woman, a suicidal multi-millionaire and a rabbit. In the end the robber gives up and lets everyone go, but when the police storm th...

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Islands of mercy by Rose Tremain

Islands of mercy

Rose Tremain

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Bath, 1865: A young woman renowned for her nursing skills is convinced that some other destiny will one day show itself to her. But when she is torn between a dangerous affair with a female lover and the promise of a conventional marriage to an appar...

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Peace in the valley by Kelly Irvin

Peace in the valley

Kelly Irvin

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"Nora Beachy loves her life. She works in the community store in West Kootenai, takes care of her family and courts with Levi Raber. She and Levi plan to marry, but Levi wants to wait until he has the money to buy them a house before he pops the question....

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The wrong family by Tarryn Fisher

The wrong family

Tarryn Fisher

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"Have you ever been wrong about someone? Juno was wrong about Winnie Crouch. Before moving in with the Crouch family, Juno thought Winnie and her husband, Nigel, had the perfect marriage, the perfect son - the perfect life. Only now that she’s living...

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Amnesty by Aravind Adiga

Amnesty

Aravind Adiga

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"Danny - formerly Dhananjaya Rajaratnam - is an illegal immigrant in Sydney, Australia, denied refugee status after he fled from Sri Lanka. Working as a cleaner, living out of a grocery storeroom, for three years he’s been trying to create a new identity...

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House on endless waters by Emuna Elon

House on endless waters

Emuna Elon

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"At the behest of his agent, renowned author Yoel Blum reluctantly agrees to visit his birthplace of Amsterdam to meet with his Dutch publisher, despite promising his late mother that he would never return to that city. While touring the Jewish Museum...

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142 ostriches by April Dávila

142 ostriches

April Dávila

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"When Tallulah Jones was thirteen, her grandmother plucked her from the dank Oakland apartment she shared with her unreliable mom and brought her to the family ostrich ranch in the Mojave Desert. After eleven years caring for the curious, graceful bi...

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Moonlight over studland bay by Della Galton

Moonlight over studland bay

Della Galton

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Animal loving Samantha Jones is on a mission to 'live the dream'. When best friend Abby has a beautiful baby boy Sam's priorities change and she realises she wants more from her life. Uninspired with her dull day job Sam plans to expand Purbeck Pooches,...

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The bookshop of second chances by Jackie Fraser

The bookshop of second chances

Jackie Fraser

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Thea's having a bad month. Not only has she been made redundant, she's also discovered her husband of nearly 20 years is sleeping with one of her friends. And he's not sorry - he's leaving. Bewildered and lost, Thea doesn't know what to do. But, when...

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Letters from the past by Erica James

Letters from the past

Erica James

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1962. Evelyn Devereux and her husband, Kit, are preparing for their 20th wedding anniversary party when Evelyn receives an anonymous letter that threatens to unravel secrets from years ago... Evelyn's sister-in-law, Hope, has brought joy to countless...

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Home stretch by Graham Norton

Home stretch

Graham Norton

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It is 1987 and a small Irish community is preparing for a wedding. The day before the ceremony a group of young friends, including bride and groom, drive out to the beach. There is an accident. Three survive, but three are killed. Connor is one of th...

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The extraordinary hope of Dawn Brightside by Jessica Ryn

The extraordinary hope of Dawn Brightside

Jessica Ryn

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Dawn Elisabeth Brightside has been running from her past for twenty-two years and two months, precisely. So when she is offered a bed in St Jude's Hostel for the Homeless, it means so much more than just a roof over her head. But with St Jude's threatened...

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The girl with the scarlet ribbon by Glenda Young

The girl with the scarlet ribbon

Glenda Young

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When a newborn baby girl is found abandoned with nothing but a scarlet ribbon tied to her basket, Ava Davidson, housekeeper of the wealthy McNally family's home, takes her into her care. Sworn to secrecy about the baby's true identity, Ada names her Jess...

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A life once dreamed by Rachel Fordham

A life once dreamed

Rachel Fordham

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"Six years ago, a shocking secret sent Agnes Pratt running in search of a new start. She found it in Penance, a rugged town of miners and lumberjacks in the Dakota Territory, where she became Miss Aggie, respected schoolteacher and confirmed old maid....

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Morning star by Charlotte Hubbard

Morning star

Charlotte Hubbard

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"When five maidels join forces to turn an abandoned barn into an Amish marketplace, the unmarried women have community in mind. But their fledgling enterprise promises to reap surprising rewards for each in turn, including the gift of unexpected love...

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Burden of proof by T. Davis Bunn

Burden of proof

T. Davis Bunn

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"A few months before his twenty-first birthday, Ethan missed the chance to save his brother's life when he was murdered on the steps of the courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida. Ever since that fateful day, Ethan has sensed a deep disconnect between the...

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Piecing it all together by Leslie Gould

Piecing it all together

Leslie Gould

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"When Savannah Mast's fiance dumps her a week before their wedding, she flees California for the safety of her Amish grandmother's farm near Nappanee, Indiana. She's not planning on staying long but becomes unexpectedly entangled in the search for a ...

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Against the loveless world by Susan Abulhawa

Against the loveless world

Susan Abulhawa

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"Nahr has been confined to the Cube: nine square metres of glossy grey cinderblock, devoid of time, its patterns of light and dark nothing to do with day and night. Journalists visit her, but get nowhere; because Nahr is not going to share her story with...

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Miss Janie's girls by Carolyn Brown

Miss Janie's girls

Carolyn Brown

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"Miss Janie is at the end of a long and full life, but she has no intention of crossing that finish line until she's found her girls ... It's been ten years since Teresa and Kayla shook off the dust of Birthright, Texas, went their separate ways, and...

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Creatures by Crissy Van Meter

Creatures

Crissy Van Meter

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"On the eve of Evangeline's wedding, on the shore of Winter Island, a dead whale is trapped in the harbor, the groom may be lost at sea, and Evie's mostly absent mother has shown up out of the blue. From there, in this mesmerizing, provocative debut,...

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Minor dramas & other catastrophes by Kathleen West

Minor dramas & other catastrophes

Kathleen West

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"Class Mom meets Small Admissions in this story about the privileged bubble that is Liston Heights High--the micro-managing parents, the overworked teachers, and the students caught in the middle--and the fallout for each of them when that bubble fin...

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Vanessa Yu's magical Paris tea shop by Roselle Lim

Vanessa Yu's magical Paris tea shop

Roselle Lim

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"Vanessa Yu never wanted to see people's fortunes - or misfortunes - in tea leaves. Ever since she can remember, Vanessa has been able to see people's fortunes at the bottoms of their teacups. To avoid blurting out fortunes, she converts to coffee, but...

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The second wife by Rebecca Fleet

The second wife

Rebecca Fleet

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"Everyone brings baggage to a new relationship. When Alex met Natalie she changed his life. After the tragic death of his first wife, which left him a single parent to teenage daughter Jade, he's determined to build a happy family. But his new-found ...

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