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The Flamethrowers

The Flamethrowers

Rachel Kushner

The year is 1977 and Reno - so called because of the place of her birth - has come to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. Reno meets a group of dreamers and raconteurs who submit her to...

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark, from storytelling...

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 Read reviewThe Son

The Son

Michel Rostain

In a stunningly original blurring of memoir and fiction, The Son tackles the very hardest of subjects in the most readable of ways. Michel Rostain resolutely ducks away from sentimentality and pathos, and tells...

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Who We Were

Who We Were

Lucy Neave

Melbourne, 1938. Annabel's dream is to be a scientist. Falling in love is not part of her plan. But when she meets Bill Whitten she knows instantly that they are destined for each other. She has to wait for him to come back from...

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Just-a-girl

Just-a-girl

Kirsten Krauth

Layla is only 14. As she sits in bed with a laptop, her mother Margot sleeps in the next room. But what separates them is more than just a wall. just_a_girl tears into the fabric of contemporary...

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Now Showing

Ron Elliott

Brimming with cinematic references, Now Showing is best consumed with a tub of hot popcorn. For the price of two movie tickets, screenwriter Ron Elliott's criminally good mini novels bring cinema's best known...

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And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed

Khaled Hosseini

A multi-generational family story revolving around brothers and sisters, And the Mountains Echoed explores the ways in which they love, wound, betray, honour and sacrifice for each other. With profound wisdom,...

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The Son

The Son

Philipp Meyer

From the author of the highly acclaimed American Rust comes his eagerly awaited second novel, an extraordinary multi-generational Texan epic

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Brief Loves That Live Forever

Brief Loves That Live Forever

Andrei Makine, Geoffrey Strachan

In Soviet Russia the desire for freedom is also a desire for the freedom to love. Lovers live as outlaws, traitors to the collective spirit, and love is more intense when it feels like an act of resistance.

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 Read reviewCollected Stories

Collected Stories

James Salter

Each indelible narrative in the Collected Stories is marked by Salter's great literary grace, his ability to show the subtleties of a character or situation with precision, and his equally assured ability to...

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 Read reviewTransatlantic

Transatlantic

Colum McCann

McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of his generation with a soaring novel about that spans continents, leaps centuries, and unites a cast of deftly rendered characters, both...

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 Read reviewViennese Romance

Viennese Romance

David Vogel

Michael Rost, an 18-year-old Jewish youth hungry for experience, comes to Vienna and forms passing relationships with everyone who crosses his path: whores, revolutionaries, paupers, army officers, and rich men who frequent...

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My Notorious Life by Madame X

My Notorious Life by Madame X

Kate Manning

In electrifying prose, Kate Manning depicts nineteenth-century New York in all its contradictions - a morass of deprivation, moral hysteria, back alleys and blind eyes - in this stunning tale of sex, freedom, family and the many...

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 Read reviewA Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists

A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists

Jane Rawson

A meditation on happiness - where and in what place and with who we can find our centre, a perceptive vision of where our world is headed, and a testament to the power of memory and imagination, this is the best of novels: both...

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 Special priceSisterland

Sisterland

Curtis Sittenfeld

For identical twins, Kate and Violet are about as unlike as two peas from the same pod can be. Except in one respect - they share a hidden gift they call 'the Senses', a special kind of intuition that can allow them to see things...

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 Read reviewBig Brother

Big Brother

Lionel Shriver

When Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at the airport, she doesn't recognize him. In the years since they've seen one another, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? Big...

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 Read reviewCreative Writing for Beginners: A Novel

Creative Writing for Beginners: A Novel

Colin Batrouney

Joel, a charming drifter, finds his moorings in the world of books. Attending a creative writing class, he strikes up an unlikely friendship which dredges up painful memories.Creative Writing for Beginners is an...

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 Special price Read reviewBurial Rites

Burial Rites

Hannah Kent

Based on a true story, Burial Rites is an astonishing and moving novel about the truths we claim to know and the ways in which we interpret what we're told. In beautiful, cut-glass prose, Hannah Kent portrays Iceland's...

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Jacob's Folly

Jacob’s Folly

Rebecca Miller

In eighteenth-century Paris, Jacob is a peddler of knives, salt cellars and snuffboxes. Despite a disastrous teenage marriage, Jacob is determined to raise himself up in life, by whatever means he can. In twenty-first-century...

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 Special priceInferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4)

Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4)

Dan Brown

Features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon. This title is set in the heart of Europe, where Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history's enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces.

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Me and Rory Macbeath

Me and Rory Macbeath

Richard Beasley

A moving coming-of-age novel, with a cast of characters to fall in love with. Rory Macbeath materialised at the top of our street early one summer morning. Looking back now, all these years later, the weeks that followed still...

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 Read reviewMy Beautiful Enemy

My Beautiful Enemy

Cory Taylor

Arthur Wheeler is haunted by his infatuation with a Japanese youth he encountered in the enemy alien camp where he worked as a guard during WW2. Abandoning his wife and baby son, Arthur sets out on a doomed mission to rescue his...

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 Read reviewBone Ash Sky

Bone Ash Sky

Katerina Cosgrove

Bone Ash Sky is the story of an American journalist who goes home to unravel three generations of war and genocide, love and renewal, in Armenia, Beirut and modern-day Lebanon. When...

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 Read reviewElemental

Elemental

Amanda Curtin

Nearing the end of her life, Meggie Tulloch takes up her pen to write a story for her granddaughter, Laura. It begins in the first years of the twentieth century, in a place where howling...

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Maya's Notebook

Maya’s Notebook

Isabel Allende

From the author of 'The House of Spirits' - teenage Maya is in trouble. She's an alcoholic, an addict and deeply involved with a criminal gang. How did it all go so wrong?

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The Limit

The Limit

Riikka Pulkkinen

It's a sweltering summer's day, and Anja Aropalo is on her way home with two errands in mind: first, to water the roses, and then to commit suicide. She is slowly losing her husband to Alzheimer's disease, and she has made him a...

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The Infatuations

The Infatuations

Javier Marias, Margaret Jull Costa

Every day, Maria Dolz stops for breakfast at the same cafe. And every day she enjoys watching a handsome couple who follow the same routine. Then one day they aren't there, and she feels obscurely bereft. It is only later, when...

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Into My Arms

Into My Arms

Kylie Ladd

When Skye meets Ben their attraction is instantaneous and intense. Niether of them has ever felt more in synch - or in love - with anyone in their lives. What happens next will tear them both apart. Into My Arms is a...

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The Shadow Year

The Shadow Year

Hannah Richell

The stunning new novel from the author of the best-selling SECRETS OF THE TIDES.A captivating story of secrets, tragedy, lies and betrayal. No one knew one lost year would cast such a long shadow

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 Read reviewThe Orphan Master's Son

The Orphan Master’s Son

Adam Johnson

An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master's Son follows a young man's journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.

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 Read reviewThe Memory Trap

The Memory Trap

Andrea Goldsmith

A novel about memory, music, friendship, family rifts and reconciliation, this is an intelligent, compelling read set in Melbourne.

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 Read reviewThe Woman Upstairs

The Woman Upstairs

Claire Messud

Nora Eldridge has always been a good girl: a good daughter, colleague, friend, employee. She teaches at an elementary school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the children and the parents adore her; but her real passion is her...

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Shift: Wool Book 2

Shift: Wool Book 2

Hugh Howey

In a future less than fifty years away, the world is still as we know it. Time continues to tick by. The truth is that it is ticking away. A powerful few know what lies ahead. They are preparing for it. They are trying to protect...

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 Read reviewAmericanah

Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a powerful new novel-her first in seven years: a story of love and race centred around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the...

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Between Friends

Between Friends

Amos Oz

Offers revelatory glimpses into the secrets and frustrations of the human heart, played out by a community of misfits united by political disagreement, intense dissatisfaction and lifetimes of words left unspoken. This title also...

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The Orphan Master's Son

The Orphan Master’s Son

Adam Johnson

At a tender age, Pak Jun Do, is plucked from his orphanage of Long Tomorrows to be trained as a tunnel assassin, kidnapper and spy. How far can Jun Do go before he, too, is sent to the paradise beach of eternal retirement?

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 Read reviewGood on Paper

Good on Paper

Andrew Morgan

Somewhere out there, among the wounded egos and frustrated ambitions, among the mangled manuscripts, murky motives and missed deadlines - the great Australian novel is waiting to be discovered. When the infamous Josh Henry...

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No World Concerto

No World Concerto

A. Porta, Darren Koolman, Rhett McNeil

A prismatic and erotic novel of the intersection of multiple worlds, this is the first novel by Roberto Bola o's early writing partner A. G. Porta to be translated into English.

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 Read reviewLife After Life

Life After Life

Kate Atkinson

During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. The same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? This book follows Ursula...

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 Read reviewThe Crane Wife

The Crane Wife

Patrick Ness

One night, George Duncan - decent man, a good man - is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth, shot through its wing by an arrow. Unexpectedly moved, George helps the bird, and from...

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Jonathan Safran Foer

In a vase in a closet, a couple of years after his father died in 9/11, nine-year-old Oskar discovers a key... The key belonged to his father, he's sure of that. But which of New York's 162 million locks does it open?

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 Read reviewAll That Is

All That Is

James Salter

From his experiences as a naval officer in battles off Okinawa during World War II, Philip Bowman returns to America and finds a position as a book editor. He soon inhabits a world where marriages fail as affairs ignite, alcohol...

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 Read reviewA World of Other People

A World of Other People

Steven Carroll

Set in 1941 during the Blitz, A World of Other People traces the love affair of Jim, an Australian pilot in Bomber Command, and Iris, a forthright Englishwoman finding her voice as a writer.

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 Read reviewLetters to the End of Love

Letters to the End of Love

Yvette Walker

Three stories, three secrets, three marriages.

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 Special price Read reviewInstructions for a Heatwave

Instructions for a Heatwave

Maggie O'Farrell

Maggie O'Farrell has now sold over a million books in the UK through Bookscan. She is consistently a hardback bestseller - THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE sold just over 15,000 copies in hardback alone.

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 Read reviewSteeplechase

Steeplechase

Krissy Kneen

I force myself to take the phone away from my ear and search for the last incoming call. I store the number under one word, 'sister'. I know I should have used her name but it is all I can think of in this moment. Sister. My...

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 Read reviewThe Childhood of Jesus

The Childhood of Jesus

J. M. Coetzee

The Childhood of Jesus is not like any other novel you have read. This beautiful and surprising fable is about childhood, about destiny, about being an outsider. It is a novel about the riddle of experience itself.

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 Read reviewThe Wild Girl

The Wild Girl

Kate Forsyth

Once there were six sisters. The pretty one, the musical one, the clever one, the helpful one, the young one... And then there was the wild one. Under the forbidding shadow of her father, Dortchen Wild and Wilhelm Grimm meet...

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Sweet Damage

Sweet Damage

Rebecca James

An intense psychological drama about love, friendship and betrayal from the author of Beautiful Malice .

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 Read reviewThe Rosie Project

The Rosie Project

Graeme Simsion

A first-date dud, socially awkward, and overly fond of quick-dry clothes, Don Tillman has given up on love. Until a chance encounter gives him an idea.

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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Melina Marchetta

Everybody who is anybody is seen at Jay Gatsby's glittering Long Island parties. Yet Gatsby himself is reserved, unknowable. He seems always to be watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. When he finally draws the...

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 Read reviewHarmless

Harmless

Julienne Van Loon

Full of suspense, Harmless, is the tightly woven story of eight year old Amanda, whose father is in prison, and Rattuwat, a Thai man burying his daughter in a strange land.

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Benediction

Benediction

Kent Haruf

Deals with the ordinary life of Dad Lewis, long-time resident of Holt, Colorado, who is now dying of cancer and has months to live and in those last few months the people who love him gather around him. This novel explores the...

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 Special price Read reviewHarvest

Harvest

Jim Crace

Timeless yet singular, mythical yet deeply personal, this novel is about one man and his unnamed village that speaks for a way of life lost for ever. It evokes the tragedy of land pillaged and communities scattered, as England's...

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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

This is the story of Jay Gatsby, a Prohibition-era bootlegger whose obsessive dream of wealth and lost love is destroyed by the reality of corruption and cynicism.

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The Fine Colour of Rust

The Fine Colour of Rust

P. A. O'Reilly

If you loved A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, you'll love The Fine Colour of Rust.

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Madame Bovary's Haberdashery

Madame Bovary’s Haberdashery

Maurilia Meehan

Zac, a translator of Flaubert, can't believe his luck. He ends up sleeping with Odette, a beautiful but capricious ceramic artist, and her best friend, Cicely, a talented knitter and author of an erotic novel. As well as an...

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 Read reviewFive Star Billionaire

Five Star Billionaire

Tash Aw

In the Man Booker prize-longlisted 'Five Star Billionaire' Tash Aw charts the overlapping lives of migrant Malaysian workers, forging lives for themselves in sprawling Shanghai.

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 Read reviewNothing Gold Can Stay

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Ron Rash

PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times--bestselling author Ron Rash returns again to Appalachia to capture lives haunted by violence and tenderness, hope and fear in unforgettable stories that span the Civil War to the present...

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 Read reviewCat and Fiddle

Cat and Fiddle

Lesley Jorgensen

Cat & Fiddle centres on two families whose lives become intertwined at the country estate of Bourne Abbey in rural Wiltshire. While Dr Choudhury is busy advising Henry Bourne on the restoration of the abbey to its former glory,...

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 Read reviewThe Secret Lives of Men

The Secret Lives of Men

Georgia Blain

In these haunting stories, Georgia Blain explores human nature in all its richness: our motivations, our desires and our shortcomings. The men in these tales frequently linger at the edges - their longings & failures exerting a...

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn

Flynn's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds readers at every turn. When his wife disappears on their anniversary, Nick starts having cringe-worthy daydreams...

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The Best Australian Stories 2012

The Best Australian Stories 2012

Sonya Hartnett

In The Best Australian Stories 2012, Sonya Hartnett compiles the year's most compelling short fiction from Australian authors.

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Twitcher

Twitcher

Cherise Saywell

Grief, loss and guilt are enormous burdens for a whole family to carry. A tern will fly to the moon, to live its life in summer ... I suppose I'd like to have a little bit of that. It's boom time in sixteen - year - old Kenno's...

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 Read reviewBelomor

Belomor

Nicolas Rothwell

Elegiac and seductive, Belomor is the frontier where truth and invention meet--where fragments from distant lives intermingle, and cohere.

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 Read reviewThe Happiness Show

The Happiness Show

Catherine Deveny

At thirty-eight, Lizzie Quealy thinks she has things sorted: a happy relationship, a couple of gorgeous kids, a steadfast best friend and a job she loves. But when Lizzie bumps into Tom, an old flame from her globe-trotting...

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 Read reviewWe are Not the Same Anymore

We are Not the Same Anymore

Chris Somerville

A man turns up at his daughter's birthday party with a goldfish in an ice-cream container. On the way to collect firewood, a woman and her teenaged neighbour crash in a snowstorm. An unwilling son helps his sister and father put...

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 Read reviewSufficient Grace

Sufficient Grace

Amy Espeseth

Ruth and her cousin Naomi live in rural Failing, Wisconsin, part of a community of Pentecostal fundamentalists. While their families perceive constant danger in the outside world, they are blind to the destruction and devastation...

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 Read reviewThe Sleepers Almanac No. 8

The Sleepers Almanac No. 8

Zoe Dattner, Louise Swinn

2013 marks the tenth year of independent publishing outfit Sleepers, committed to publishing new and emerging authors in style. This eighth Almanac is no exception. Featuring new stories from Anica Boulanger-Mashberg, Jonathan...

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In Diamond Square: A Virago Modern Classic

In Diamond Square: A Virago Modern Classic

Merce Rodoreda, Peter Bush

Barcelona, 1930s. Natalia, a shop-girl from Gracia, is hesitant when a stranger asks her to dance at the fiesta in Diamond Square. But Joe is charming and forceful, and she takes his hand. They marry and have two children. Then...

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 Read reviewThe Midnight Dress

The Midnight Dress

Karen Foxlee

When a teenage girl disappears, a small town is awash with rumours: everyone is talking about the dress she wore, a midnight-blue dress made from the remnants of other dresses, a dress of stories ...

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Wolf Among Wolves

Wolf Among Wolves

Hans Fallada

This sweeping saga of love in dangerous times -- the 1923 collapse of the German economy, when food and money shortages led to rioting in the streets and unemployed soldiers marauding through the countryside--is deemed by many to...

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The Fall of the Stone City

The Fall of the Stone City

Ismail Kadare

In September 1943, German soldiers advance on the ancient gates
of Gjirokastër, Albania. It is the first step in a carefully
planned invasion. But once at the mouth of the city, the troops are
taken aback by a surprising act of...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Twelve

The Twelve

Justin Cronin

The epic story of THE PASSAGE continues

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 Read reviewLola Bensky

Lola Bensky

Lily Brett

It's the swinging sixties, and nineteen-year-old Lola Bensky who is heavier than she'd like to be, takes no crap and knows how to work a set of false eyelashes is a music journalist for Rock-Out in Australia.

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 Special price Read reviewBring Up the Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies

Hilary Mantel

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012

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 Read reviewLike a House on Fire

Like a House on Fire

Cate Kennedy

From prizewinning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimedDark Roots. In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies and injustices and...

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The Fun Parts

The Fun Parts

Sam Lipsyte

A hilarious collection of stories from the writer The New York Times called the novelist of his generation. Returning to the form in which he began, Lipsyte offers up a book of bold, hilarious, and deeply felt fiction.

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Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

E. L. James

When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind -...

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The Fields

The Fields

Kevin Maher

Part of the Waterstones 11 for 2013. The Fields tells the story of Jim Finnegan and his unfairly interrupted adolescence

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 Read reviewInheritance

Inheritance

Balli Kaur Jaswal

Set in Singapore between the early 1970's and 1990's, Inheritance follows the fissures that develop after the disappearance of teenage Amrit. Although her absence is brief, Amrit returns as a different person. As traditional...

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 Read reviewThe Amber Amulet

The Amber Amulet

Craig Silvey

You're in safe hands - the Masked Avenger and Richie the Power Beagle are here to protect you! A charming story from the bestselling author of Jasper Jones.

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 Read reviewIn Red

In Red

Magdalena Tulli, Bill Johnston

In Tulli's second novel, set in a mythical fourth partition of Poland, the world is unreal yet strangely familiar.

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 Read reviewA Tale for the Time Being

A Tale for the Time Being

Ruth L. Ozeki

This is the simple story of a girl, her great-grandmother & the novelist who becomes enthralled with their tale. A simple story drawing from the deep currents of our times, from quantum physics, Japanese ghost tales, suicide...

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Existence - Limited Edition 3d Cover

Existence - Limited Edition 3d Cover

David Brin

Bestselling, award-winning futurist David Brin returns to globe-spanning, high concept SF

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 Special price Read reviewWool

Wool

Hugh Howey

In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and...

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 Read reviewThe Lifeboat

The Lifeboat

Charlotte Rogan

* THE LIFEBOAT is a daring and adventurous novel set just before the First World War. It begins in a courtroom, where an enigmatic young woman named Grace Sachs is on trial; in flashback, we learn why ...

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Touch the Black: The Life and Death of Squizzy Taylor

Touch the Black: The Life and Death of Squizzy Taylor

Chris Grierson

A novella about the life and times of 1920s Melbourne gangster Squizzy Taylor.

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Fractured

Fractured

Dawn Barker

A compelling, emotional knockout debut from a brilliant new Australian author.

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The Jewels of Paradise

The Jewels of Paradise

Donna Leon

Caterina Pellegrini is a young Venetian musicologist hired by two competing cousins to find the truthful heir to an alleged treasure concealed by a once-famous, but now almost forgotten, baroque composer. When her research takes...

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 Read reviewMy Hundred Lovers

My Hundred Lovers

Susan Johnson

Lyrical and enigmatic, sensual and elegiac, My Hundred Lovers tells the history of one woman through her sensual and sexual experiences and relationships. A woman, on the eve of her sixtieth birthday, looks back on her story of...

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Love Is a Canoe

Love Is a Canoe

Ben Schrank

Love Is a Canoe is a smart, funny and romantic novel about the fragility of love and marriage. Peter Herman is something of a folk hero. Marriage Is a Canoe , his decades-old guide to love and relationships, won the hearts of...

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 Read reviewWays of Going Home

Ways of Going Home

Alejandro Zambra, Megan McDowell

A heartbreaking novel from a rising star of Latin America literature, and one of Granta's Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists.

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Revenge

Revenge

Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder

In the tradition of classical Japanese poetic collections, the stories in this title are linked through recurring images and motifs, as each story follows on from the one before while simultaneously introducing new characters and...

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 Special priceMerivel: A Man of His Time

Merivel: A Man of His Time

Rose Tremain

Robert Merivel, physician and courtier to Charles II, loved for his ability to turn sorrow into laughter, now faces the agitations and anxieties of middle age. Questions crowd his mind: has he been a good father? Is he a fair...

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 Read reviewMullumbimby

Mullumbimby

Melissa Lucashenko

A darkly funny novel of romantic love and cultural warfare from one of Australia's most admired Indigenous voices. When Jo Breen uses her divorce settlement to buy a neglected property in the Byron Bay hinterland, she is hoping...

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 Read reviewFishing for Tigers

Fishing for Tigers

Emily Maguire

Six years ago, Mischa Reese left her abusive husband and suffocating life in California and reinvented herself in steamy, chaotic Hanoi. In Vietnam, she finds satisfying work and enjoys a life of relative luxury and personal...

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A Death in the Family: My Struggle Book 1

A Death in the Family: My Struggle Book 1

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett

Offers a Proustian exploration of the author's past, in which he creates a universal story of the struggles, great and small, that we all face in our lives. In this novel, the author writes about his childhood and teenage years,...

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Annual Fiction Edition: The Novella Project

Annual Fiction Edition: The Novella Project

Julianne Schultz

The annual Griffith REVIEW fiction edition is devoted to novellas. Shorter than a novel, longer than a story, the novella is the perfect length to read on the page or as an e-book. The Novella Project is a competition to find the...

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The City of Devi

The City of Devi

Manil Suri

A dystopia like no other, Manil Suri paints a vibrant portrait of an India on the brink of collapse, two figures travelling across the unknown in a world scarily close to the modern day

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The Hobbit

The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien

Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children's fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.

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 Read reviewY

Y

Marjorie Celona

Why would a mother give up her daughter? Can abandonment ever be an act of love? And could you ever forgive her? Abandoned as a newborn at the doors of the local YMCA and then bounced between foster homes, Shannon eventually finds...

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A Memory of Light

A Memory of Light

Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson

The final volume in the bestselling Wheel of Time series.

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 Special price Read reviewA Possible Life

A Possible Life

Sebastian Faulks

Terrified, a young prisoner in the Second World War closes his eyes and pictures himself going out to bat on a sunlit cricket ground in Hampshire. Across the courtyard in a Victorian workhouse, a father too ashamed to acknowledge...

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 Special price Read reviewA Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King

Dave Eggers

Takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds. This novel is an evocation of our contemporary moment - and a moving...

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Destined to Play

Destined to Play

Indigo Bloome

It's simple. No sight. No questions. 48 hours.Dr. Alexandra Blake is about to give a series of prestigious lectures, but the butterflies in her stomach are for a far more exciting reason ...After the lecture she is meeting up with...

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Marry Me

Marry Me

Dan Rhodes

Suitable for those who is, has ever been, or might one day be married.

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Are You My Mother?

Are You My Mother?

Alison Bechdel

From the best-selling author of Fun Home, Time Magazine's No. 1 Book of the Year, comes the poignant and hilarious graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel.

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 Read reviewDublinesque

Dublinesque

Enrique Vila-Matas, Rosalind Harvey, Anne McLean

Samuel Riba is about to turn 60. A successful publisher in Barcelona, he has edited many of his generation's most important authors. Riba sets off for Dublin on the pretext that he wishes to honour James Joyce's Ulysses. But as he...

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The Blind Man's Garden

The Blind Man’s Garden

Nadeem Aslam

Jeo and Mikal, foster-brothers from a small Pakistani city, secretly enter Afghanistan: not to fight with the Taliban, but to help and care for wounded civilians. But it soon becomes apparent that good intentions can't keep them...

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 Read reviewKonkretion

Konkretion

Marion May Campbell

By turns funny and moving, konkretion stages a dialogue around the romance of the Baader-Meinhof gang's revolutionary aspirations. Ex-commo Monique Piquet (aka Monica Picket) meets up in Paris with her former student, Angel...

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The Marlowe Papers

The Marlowe Papers

Ros Barber

Memoir, love letter, settling of accounts and a cry for recognition as the creator of some of the most sublime works in the English language, this is Christopher Marlowe's testament - and a tour de force by an award-winning poet:...

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The Drinker

The Drinker

Hans Fallada

Written by Hans Fallada in a notebook while he was incarcerated in a Nazi insane asylum. Discovered after his death, it tells the tale -- often fierce, often poignant, often even extremely funny -- of a small businessman losing...

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 Read reviewMay We be Forgiven

May We be Forgiven

A. M. Homes

The dark and dazzling new novel from the author of the major bestseller This Book Will Save Your Life

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 Read reviewThe Voyage

The Voyage

Murray Bail

Frank Delage, piano manufacturer from Sydney, travels to Vienna, a city immersed in music, to present the Delage concert grand. He hopes to impress with its technical precision, its improvement on the old pianos of Europe. How...

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All the Way

All the Way

Marie Darrieussecq, Penny Hueston

Solange wants to have sex. Will it be with one of the boys at school? The exchange student? The fireman she meets at the disco when she sneaks out one night? Or with Arnaud, the coolest boy she knows? She'd like to see more of her...

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 Read reviewWoes of the True Policeman

Woes of the True Policeman

Roberto Bolano

When Oscar Amalfitano begins an impulsive affair with one of his students at the University of Barcelona, he has no idea where it will lead. More than his turbulent revolutionary past, or the death of his beautiful wife, the...

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 Special priceToby's Room

Toby’s Room

Pat Barker

Barker confirms her place in the pantheon of Britain's finest novelists with a masterful novel that portrays the staggering human cost of the Great War. Admirers of the Regeneration trilogy and fans of Downton Abbey alike will...

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Maria Semple

An irresistibly funny, brilliantly original coming-of-age novel

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 Read reviewCanada

Canada

Richard Ford

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford's greatest novel to date

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Emerald City

Emerald City

Jennifer Egan

A collection which features eleven masterful stories that deal with loneliness and longing, regret and desire. These stories represent seamless evocations of self-discovery.

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Penelope

Penelope

Rebecca Harrington

When an incoming freshman steps into Harvard Yard for the first time she has lots of advice from her mother. But no amount of coaching will prepare Penelope for the people she meets at school. Gloriously skewering the social...

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The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy

J. K. Rowling

The first adult novel by J.K. Rowling.

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Pure

Pure

Andrew Miller

*WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD*

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A Golden Age

A Golden Age

Tahmima Anam

East Pakistan, 1971, a country on the brink of war and a family that is about to change for ever. Rehana Haque is throwing a party for her children in her rose-filled garden. Beyond the garden walls the city buzzes with excitement...

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 Read reviewClay

Clay

Melissa Harrison

A lyrical debut novel about innocence and experience, class and consumerism, Clay captures the delicate balance of life in the city, between young and old, between nature and development, between recklessness and caution.

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We Bought a Zoo: the Amazing True Story of a Broken-down Zoo, and the 200 Animals That Changed a Family Forever

We Bought a Zoo: the Amazing True Story of a Broken-down Zoo, and the 200 Animals That Changed a Family Forever

Benjamin Mee

A film tie-in edition to 20th Century Fox's film adaptation of the heart-warming international bestseller starring Scarlett Johansson and Matt Damon and directed by Oscar-winning director Cameron Crowe.

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 Read reviewThe Red House

The Red House

Mark Haddon

After his mother's death, Richard, a newly remarried hospital consultant, decides to build bridges with his estranged sister, inviting Angela and her family for a week in a rented house on the Welsh border. But in the quiet and...

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The Last Runaway

The Last Runaway

Tracy Chevalier

The stunning new novel from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring.

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Losing February

Losing February

Susanna Freymark

Bernie, a divorced mother of three, lives on a hilltop in Byron Bay. She works part-time for the local paper. Bernie has an amicable relationship with her ex-husband and strong female friendships.

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The Library of Unrequited Love

The Library of Unrequited Love

Sophie Divry, Sian Reynolds

One morning a librarian finds a reader who has been locked in overnight. She starts to talk to him, a one-way conversation that soon gathers pace as an outpouring of frustrations, observations and anguishes...

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The Sea on Our Skin

The Sea on Our Skin

Madeleine Tobert

A lyrical novel of mothers and sons, love, family and the far-reaching consequences of betrayal, set on a small Pacific island.

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Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea

Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea

Morgan Callan Rogers

Twelve-year-old Florine Gilham lives in a fishing village on the coast of Maine with her parents in what would appear to be an idyllic situation on the waters in a harbour, where she and her friends run wild in the nearby pine...

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 Read reviewLeaving the Atocha Station

Leaving the Atocha Station

Ben Lerner

From a National Book Award finalist, this ironic first novel captures the angst of the young American abroad.

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 Special priceSafe as Houses

Safe as Houses

Marie-Helene Bertino

Safe as Houses, the debut story collection of Marie-Helene Bertino, proves that not all homes are shelters. The titular story revolves around an aging English professor who, mourning the loss of his wife, robs other people's...

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Born Weird

Born Weird

Andrew Kaufman

A family drama unlike any other from the internationally acclaimed author of All My Friends are Superheroes.

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 Read reviewThe Sweet Girl

The Sweet Girl

Annabel Lyon

A bold and captivating new novel of what it means to be a woman in ancient Greece, from the celebrated, award-winning author of The Golden Mean. The Golden Mean is one of the most convincing historical novels I have ever read'...

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 Special price Read reviewThis Is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her

Junot Diaz

Offers a collection of linked narratives about love - passionate love, illicit love, dying love, maternal love - told through the lives of New Jersey Dominicans, as they struggle to find a point where their two worlds meet.

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 Read reviewFlight Behaviour

Flight Behaviour

Barbara Kingsolver

Flight Behaviour is a captivating, topical and deeply human story touching on class, poverty and climate change. It is Barbara Kingsolver's most accessible novel yet, and explores the truths we live by, and the complexities...

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 Read reviewThe Beginner's Goodbye

The Beginner’s Goodbye

Anne Tyler

When Dorothy came back from the dead, Aaron noticed that some people simply ignored the fact; some seemed to have forgotten she'd died in the first place; and others just walked straight on by. The accident that killed Dorothy -...

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The House of Rumour

The House of Rumour

Jake Arnott

From the author of the cult hit The Long Firm, a mind-bending, thrilling journey into 20th-century history and outer space.

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One Last Thing Before I Go

One Last Thing Before I Go

Jonathan Tropper

Following the New York Times -bestseller This Is Where I Leave You, Tropper's latest novel is a moving, funny look at one broken family's attempt to reconnect--without destroying each other in the process.

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 Read reviewTrain Dreams

Train Dreams

Denis Johnson

The highly acclaimed new novel by the National Book Award winnng author of Tree of Smoke.

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 Read reviewNew Finnish Grammar

New Finnish Grammar

Diego Marani, Judith Landry

One night at Trieste in September 1943 a seriously wounded soldier is found on the quay. With nothing to identify him, and having lost his memory and language, he is a mystery to the crew of the German ship that rescues him.

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On the Road

On the Road

Jack Kerouac

Blending fiction and autobiography, this novel swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Twelve Tribes of Hattie

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

Ayana Mathis

Fifteen years old and blazing with the hope of a better life, Hattie Shepherd fled the horror of the American South on a dawn train bound for Philadelphia. Her American dream is shattered time and again: a husband who lies and...

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The Polish Boxer

The Polish Boxer

Eduardo Halfon, Thomas Bunstead, Lisa Dillman (Emory University), Daniel Hahn, Anne McLean

The English-language debut of a major Latin American writer.

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The Thoughts & Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals

The Thoughts & Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals

Wendy Jones

Everyone has to make decisions about love. Wilfred Price, overcome with emotion on a sunny spring day, proposes to a girl he barely knows at a picnic. The girl, Grace, joyfully accepts and rushes to tell her family of Wilfred's...

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 Read reviewPilgrimage

Pilgrimage

Jacinta Halloran

At forty-nine, Celeste has left behind the religion of her childhood, but her mother, Patricia, remains a devout Catholic. When Patricia is diagnosed with a terminal illness, Celeste reluctantly agrees to accompany her mother and...

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 Read reviewThe Girl on the Stairs: A Masterful Psychological Thriller

The Girl on the Stairs: A Masterful Psychological Thriller

Louise Welsh

Some buildings are alive with memories.

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The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories

The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories

Don DeLillo

The stories here, collected from all five decades of DeLillo's career, show an acknowledged master of the novel in complete command of the short form.

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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

Mohsin Hamid

A tale of a man's journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon. It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on the most fluid and increasingly scarce of goods:...

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 Read reviewRaised from the Ground

Raised from the Ground

Jose Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa

It is set in the Alentejo, the rural area of Portugal where Saramago's family came from, and follows the fortunes of the Mau-Tempo family from the beginning of the twentieth century through to its middle. Joao Mau-Tempo suffers...

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Ten Things I've Learnt About Love

Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Love

Sarah Butler

Heart-wrenching and life-affirming, this title tells a story of love lost and found, of rootlessness and homecoming and the power of the ties that bind. It is a story for fathers and daughters everywhere.

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 Read reviewThe Marriage Plot

The Marriage Plot

Jeffrey Eugenides

There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel. Anthony Trollope

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 Read reviewThe Rainbow Troops

The Rainbow Troops

Andrea Hirata

On Indonesia's Belitong Island--impoverished and tyrannized by tin-mining interests--a wily group of schoolchildren fight for their right to education --

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 Read reviewSweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth

Ian McEwan

Britain, 1972. Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services in her final year at Cambridge. The cultural cold war continues and the country is being torn...

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 Read reviewJack Holmes and His Friend

Jack Holmes and His Friend

Edmund White

A moving, expertly-crafted novel from one of New York's most prolific and well-respected authors

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Monsieur

Monsieur

Emma Becker

From their initial online encounter, through a shared appreciation of erotic literature, to the highly explicit and shocking story of their brief relationship, the author charts the labyrinths of lust of Ellie and 'Monsieur', set...

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The Laughing Clowns: A Tale of Finding Love Again by Going Home

The Laughing Clowns: A Tale of Finding Love Again by Going Home

William McInnes

From William McInnes THE LAUGHING CLOWNS is a novel that shows you can discover what is important in life just by going back home.

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The Beloved

The Beloved

Annah Faulkner

When Roberta 'Bertie' Lightfoot is crippled by polio, her world collapses. But Mama doesn't tolerate self-pity, and Bertie is nobody if not her mother's daughter - until she sets her heart on becoming an artist. Through art, the...

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Stone Arabia

Stone Arabia

Dana Spiotta

From a National Book Award nominee ( Eat the Document ) comes a startlingly original and compelling novel about an eccentric artist and his sister.

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22 Britannia Road

22 Britannia Road

Amanda Hodgkinson

It is 1946 and Silvana and eight-year-old Aurek board a ship that take them from Poland to England. Silvana has not seen her husband Janusz in six years, but, they are assured, he has made them a home in Ipswich. However, after...

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The House of Memories

The House of Memories

Monica McInerney

Following a tragic accident, Ella O'Hanlon flees to the other side of the world in an attempt to escape her grief, leaving behind the two people she blames for her loss: Aidan, the love of her life, and Jess, her spoilt...

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Zone One

Zone One

Colson Whitehead

A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuilding civilisation under orders from...

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The Trapeze Artist

The Trapeze Artist

Will Davis

An exceptional, break-out, coming-of-age novel from the talented Betty Trask Award-winning writer, Will Davis

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Tenth of December: Stories

Tenth of December: Stories

George Saunders

One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection...

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The Orchardist

The Orchardist

Amanda Coplin

An epic debut about turn-of-the-centruy America

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 Read reviewUnzipped

Unzipped

Nicki Reed

Peta Wheeler measures time differently now. Before the couch. After the couch.

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The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds

Alexander McCall Smith

An unexpected appeal for help from a collector who has been the victim of an art theft threatens to take Isabel Dalhousie far outside her comfort zone.

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The Cartographer

The Cartographer

Peter Twohig

Set in Melbourne in the 1950s, a 11-year-old boy witnesses a murder when he is spying through a window of a strange house.

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 Read reviewWise Men

Wise Men

Stuart Nadler

Hilton Wise is the son of one of the most powerful and wealthy lawyers in the United States. When he falls for Savannah, a young black girl he meets on Cape Cod during the summer of 1952, he has no idea that his passion for her...

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The Age of Doubt

The Age of Doubt

Andrea Camilleri, Mr Stephen Sartarelli

A corpse is found on a boat--poisoned--and two boats are still in port. Sailors from all over the Mediterranean are questioned; something mysterious occurred aboard a luxury yacht--and the only thing that is clear is that the...

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Life! Death! Prizes!

Life! Death! Prizes!

Stephen May

Poignant, funny, unforgettable and with echoes of Roddy Doyle, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and the works of Jimmy McGovern and Paul Abbot, this is a story of grief, resilience and brotherly love

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A Red Country

A Red Country

Joe Abercrombie

'Joe Abercrombie is doing some terrific work' George R. R. Martin, author of GAME OF THRONES. They burned her home. They stole her brother and sister. But vengeance is following. Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride...

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The Flame Alphabet

The Flame Alphabet

Ben Marcus

From one of the most innovative and important writers of his generation: a brilliant, mesmerizingly dark new novel in which the speech of children is killing their parents

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 Read reviewThe Girl Who Fell from the Sky

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

Simon Mawer

* The wonderful new novel from the Man Booker Prize shortlisted author of THE GLASS ROOM

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The Watch

The Watch

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

The morning fog beyond the walls of your base lifts to reveal a lone woman approaching the gate. She says she has come to claim the body of her brother killed in last night's attack. Is she a terrorist? A spy? A lunatic? Or what...

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Inside

Inside

Alix Ohlin

A beautifully crafted novel from one of the rising stars of the American literary scene.

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The Blue Book

The Blue Book

A. L. Kennedy

Elizabeth Barber is crossing the Atlantic by liner with her perfectly adequate boyfriend, Derek, who might be planning to propose. In fleeing the UK - temporarily - Elizabeth may also be in flight from her past and the charismatic...

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 Read reviewThe Detour

The Detour

Gerbrand Bakker

A Dutch woman rents a remote farm in rural Wales. She says her name is Emilie. She is a lecturer doing some research, and sets about making the farmhouse more homely. When she arrives there are ten geese living in the garden but...

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 Read reviewThe Method

The Method

Juli Zeh, Sally-Ann Spencer

Mia Holl lives in a state governed by The Method, where good health is the highest duty of the citizen. Everyone must submit medical data and sleep records to the authorities on a monthly basis, and regular exercise is mandatory....

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 Read reviewWelcome to Normal

Welcome to Normal

Nick Earls

This collection of stories showcase the calibre and versatility of Nick Earls at his perceptive best. An Australian wine - maker tries to crack the Taiwanese market. Two holiday - makers in Spain decide to tell a lie about each...

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A Stranger in My Street

A Stranger in My Street

Deborah Burrows

US troops have permanently docked in the city in what local men refer to bitterly as the American occupation, and Perth women are having the time of their lives. The Americans have money, accents like movie stars, smart tailored...

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Seating Arrangements

Seating Arrangements

Maggie Shipstead

A New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2012 Dylan Thomas Prize and 2012 L.A. Times First Novel Prize

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The Knot

The Knot

Mark Watson

The breathtaking new novel from acclaimed author and comedian Mark Watson: his most powerful and affecting yet.

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Little Exiles

Little Exiles

Robert Dinsdale

A stunning novel set in the wake of the Second World War, Little Exiles tells the extraordinary story of the forced child migration between Britain and Australia that took place after World War II and how this flight from home...

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 Special priceBreathless

Breathless

Anne Sward, Deborah Bragan-Turner

Breathless is an evocative novel of childhood and adolescence in 1960s Sweden.

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 Read reviewThe Spinoza Problem: A Novel

The Spinoza Problem: A Novel

Irvin D. Yalom

When Alfred Rosenberg is called into his headmaster's office for anti-Semitic remarks he is forced, as punishment, to memorize selected passages from the autobiography of the German poet Goethe. Rosenberg is stunned to discover...

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The Mirrored World: A Novel

The Mirrored World: A Novel

Debra Dean

The bestselling author of the critically acclaimed The Madonnas of Leningrad, returns with a breathtaking historical novel, set against the unparalleled extravagance and artifice of the royal court in eighteenth century St....

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What Dies In Summer

What Dies In Summer

Tom Wright

A stunning literary thriller for fans of The Virgin Suicides, The Secret History and I'm Not Scared

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The Birds of the Air

The Birds of the Air

Alice Thomas Ellis

Mary Marsh has lost her only child, but rather than allow her peace in which to grieve, her mother cajoles her into participating in a proper family Christmas. As the guests arrive, Mary's sister Barbara, Barbara's children and...

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The Map of the Sky

The Map of the Sky

Felix J. Palma

A love story serves as backdrop for The Map of the Sky when New York socialite Emma Harlow agrees to marry millionaire Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he accepts her audacious challenge: to reproduce the extraterrestrial invasion...

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 Read reviewHavisham

Havisham

Ronald Frame

Catherine Havisham was born into privilege. Handsome, imperious, she is the daughter of a wealthy brewer, and lives in luxury in Satis House. But she is never far from the smell of hops and the arresting letters on the brewhouse...

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The Woman Who Died a Lot

The Woman Who Died a Lot

Jasper Fforde

This is the new Thursday Next novel from Number One bestselling author Jasper Fforde, who has a cult following.

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 Read reviewSan Miguel

San Miguel

T. C. Boyle

The biggest novel yet from the master of American fiction, the New York Times bestselling author of The Women, T.C. Boyle. A New York Times Notable Book 2012.

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Safe Haven

Safe Haven

Nicholas Sparks

An epic love story from the bestselling author of THE LAST SONG and THE NOTEBOOK

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The Prisoner of Paradise

The Prisoner of Paradise

Romesh Gunesekera

A lyrical, beguiling story of slavery, freedom, identity and forbidden love from the Booker-shortlisted author of Reef

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Harland's Half Acre

Harland’s Half Acre

David Malouf

A revised edition of this seminal Malouf novel, now with an Afterword from the author. Frank Harland's life is centred on his great artistic gift, his passionate love for his father and four brothers, and his desire to regain the...

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 Read reviewThe Red Book

The Red Book

Deborah Copaken Kogan

Clover, Addison, Mia and Jane were college roommates until their graduation in 1989. Now, 20 years later, their lives are in free fall. The four friends have kept up with one another via the red book, a class report published...

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 Read reviewLost Voices

Lost Voices

Christopher Koch

Twice winner of the Miles Franklin Award, Christopher Koch returns with a remarkable novel of gripping narrative power. Young Hugh Dixon believes he can save his father from ruin if he asks his estranged great - uncle Walter - a...

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A Walk Across the Sun

A Walk Across the Sun

Corban Addison

A Walk Across The Sun is about cruelty and loss. It is about family and survival. And ultimately it is about love, and the immeasurable strength of the human spirit.

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 Read reviewThe Oldest Song in the World

The Oldest Song in the World

Sue Woolfe

Kate, a lonely city woman and reluctant student, is asked by her teachers to travel to the middle of the Australian desert to record a dying Aboriginal woman singing an ancient song. She accepts because she believes that she might...

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 Special price Read reviewVarious Pets Alive and Dead

Various Pets Alive and Dead

Marina Lewycka

For twenty years Doro and Marcus lived in a commune, convinced lentils and free love would change the world. They didn't. What they did do was give their children a terror of radicalism, dirt, cooking rotas and poverty. Their...

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 Read reviewThe Chemistry of Tears

The Chemistry of Tears

Peter Carey

The long affair had been kept secret from their colleagues at London's Swinburne Museum and now she must grieve in private. Or almost. In an act of compassion, the head of her department gives Catherine a very particular...

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Vampires in the Lemon Grove

Vampires in the Lemon Grove

Karen Russell

From the author of the instant New York Times -bestseller Swamplandia! (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), a dazzling new collection of stories that showcases Russell's gifts at their inimitable best.

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The Golden Land

The Golden Land

Di Morrissey

Natalie is a young Gold Coast mother with a loving husband, two small children and a happy lifestyle. While helping her mother move house, she finds a little box containing a Burmese artefact. When Natalie learns its unique...

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Jack of Diamonds

Jack of Diamonds

Bryce Courtenay

Bryce Courtenay's new - and final - book is also available as an eBook. If poker was an addiction then music was an overwhelming obsession; one could never replace the other in my life. During the Great Depression there was little...

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Jubilee

Jubilee

Shelley Harris

A heartwarming and nostalgic novel set during a street party for the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977.

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Lionel Asbo: State of England

Lionel Asbo: State of England

Martin Amis

Lionel Asbo - a violent but not very successful young criminal - is going about his morning duties in a London prison when he learns that he has just won GBP139,999,999.50 on the National Lottery. This is not necessarily good news...

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 Read reviewTwo Brothers

Two Brothers

Ben Elton

Berlin 1920. Two babies are born. Two brothers. United and indivisible, sharing everything. Twins in all but blood. As Germany marches into its Nazi Armageddon, the ties of family, friendship and love are tested to the very limits...

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The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno

The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno

Ellen Bryson

A sumptuous period story with the most wondrously vibrant cast of characters -- this tale of secrets, friendship and forbidden love will leave you enchanted

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 Read reviewDeep South: Stories from Tasmania

Deep South: Stories from Tasmania

Ralph Crane, Danielle Wood

Brings together the finest stories about Tasmania, includes works by notable early Australian writers, such as Marcus Clarke and Tasma; internationally renowned practitioners, like Hal Porter, Carmel Bird and Nicholas Shakespeare;...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Yellow Birds

The Yellow Birds

Kevin Powers

An unforgettable depiction of the psychological impact of war, by a young Iraq veteran and poet, The Yellow Birds is already being hailed as a modern classic.

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Dark Matter

Dark Matter

Michelle Paver

A terrifying 1930s ghost story set in the haunting wilderness of the far north.

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Two Pints

Two Pints

Roddy Doyle

Two men meet for a pint in a Dublin pub. They chew the fat, set the world to rights, take the piss. They talk about their wives, their kids, their kids' pets, their football teams and - this being Ireland in 2011-12 - about the...

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Silent House

Silent House

Orhan Pamuk

Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk's second novel is the moving story of a family gathering the summer before the Turkish military coup of 1980.

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Trains and Lovers: The Heart's Journey

Trains and Lovers: The Heart’s Journey

Alexander McCall Smith

'You feel the rocking of the train, you hear the sound of its wheels on the rails; you are in the world rather than suspended somewhere above it. And sometimes there are conversations to be had, which is what the overarching story...

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This is How it Ends

This is How it Ends

Kathleen MacMahon

A huge love story set on the Irish coast in the winter of 2008

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Ed King

Ed King

David Guterson

From the bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars, a dazzling, darkly funny, compulsively readable retelling of Sophocles's Oedipus Rex that takes us from the 1962 Seattle World's Fair to the twenty-first century headquarters...

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 Read reviewAutumn Laing

Autumn Laing

Alex Miller

Autumn Laing has long outlived the legendary circle of artists she cultivated in the 1930s. Now 'old and skeleton gaunt', she reflects on her tumultuous relationship with the abundantly talented Pat Donlon and the effect it had on...

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The Testament of Mary

The Testament of Mary

Colm Toibin

All my life I have loved the Sabbath. So begins Colm Toibin's devastating novella The Testament of Mary

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 Read reviewThe Rest is Weight

The Rest is Weight

Jennifer Mills

The award-winning stories in The Rest is Weight reflect Mills' years in Central Australia, as well as her travels to Mexico, Russia and China. The collection displays a confident diversity of narrative voices and a brevity in...

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The Third Reich

The Third Reich

Roberto Bolano

Udo Berger, aspiring writer and wargames champion of Stuttgart, decides it is time to take his new love, Ingeborg, on holiday to the Costa Brava. He brings along his new game, The Third Reich, which he plans to practice for the...

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The Great Leader: A Faux Mystery

The Great Leader: A Faux Mystery

Jim Harrison

Rapturously received by critics and enthusiastically embraced by readers, The Great Leader is an enthralling, blackly comic take on the detective story that follows a retired detective in hilarious and bold pursuit of a sinister...

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 Read reviewA Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King

Dave Eggers

Takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds. This novel is an evocation of our contemporary moment - and a moving...

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Winter of the World

Winter of the World

Ken Follett

Five linked families live out their destinies as the world is shaken by tyranny and war in the mid-twentieth century

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Life Goes On

Life Goes On

Hans Keilson

Published when the author was just twenty-three, Life Goes On is an autobiographical novel that paints a dark portrait of Germany between the world wars. It tells the story of Max Seldersen--a Jewish store owner modeled on...

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 Read reviewThe Snow Child

The Snow Child

Eowyn Ivey

Alaska, the 1920s. Jack and Mabel have staked everything on a fresh start in a remote homestead, but the wilderness is a stark place, and Mabel is haunted by the baby she lost many years before. When a little girl appears...

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I Am Forbidden

I Am Forbidden

Anouk Markovits

Sweeping from the Central European countryside just before World War II to Paris to contemporary Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a novel of four Satmar family generations focuses on two independent sisters brought back together by a...

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 Read reviewThe Conversation

The Conversation

David Brooks

A novel brimming with mystery, confessions, food and philosophy. Two strangers meet in a restaurant in a piazza in the Italian city of Trieste. Stephen, an Australian engineer living in Paris, and Irena, an Italian translator,...

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In the Kingdom of Men

In the Kingdom of Men

Kim Barnes

Raised by her grandfather, a strict Methodist minister, in a two-room shack, Gin McPhee never imagined she'd have a husband she loved and a houseboy making her breakfast. When Mason takes a job at the Arabian American Oil company...

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The Younger Man

The Younger Man

Zoe Foster

When Abby enjoys a memorable night with a delicious 22-year-old, she easily waves him out of her life the next morning. She doesn't have time for these sorts of distractions. And he's only 22, after all! A child. But the charming...

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 Read reviewThe Dinner

The Dinner

Herman Koch, Sam Garrett

Paul Lohman and his wife Claire are going out to dinner with Paul's brother Serge, a charismatic and ambitious politician, and his wife Babette. Paul knows the evening will not be fun.

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When She Woke

When She Woke

Hillary Jordan

When she woke, she was red. Not flushed, not sunburned, but the solid, declarative red of a stop sign. An enthralling and chilling novel from the author of MUDBOUND, for fans of THE HANDMAID'S TALE and THE SCARLET...

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The Vanishers

The Vanishers

Heidi Julavits

From the acclaimed novelist and editor of The Believer comes a wildly imaginative and emotionally intense novel about mothers, daughters, and the psychic damage women can inflict on one another.

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 Read reviewDrowned

Drowned

Therese Bohman, Marlaine Delargy

Set in the idyllic countryside during a short-lived Swedish summer, this novel creates an atmosphere of foreboding when a single young woman visits her older sister, who is married to a writer as charismatic as he is violent.

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Vicky Swanky Is A Beauty

Vicky Swanky Is A Beauty

Williams Diane

In Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty, Diane Williams lays bare the
urgency and weariness that shape our lives in stories honed sharper
than ever. With sentences auguring revelation and explosion,
Williams's unsettling storiesa cryptic...

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 Read reviewSummer Lies

Summer Lies

Bernhard Schlink

The new FLIGHTS OF LOVE

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Destiny

Destiny

Louise Bagshawe

The bestselling author of DESIRE and PASSION is back with a fantastic new blockbuster - a compulsive big read about ambition, secrets and true love

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 Special priceRailsea

Railsea

China Mieville

On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt. But no matter how spectacular it is, travelling the endless rails of the railsea, Sham can't shake the sense that there is...

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 Read reviewThe Invisible Circus

The Invisible Circus

Jennifer Egan

Phoebe O'Connor of age eighteen is obsessed with the memory and death of her sister Faith, a beautiful idealistic hippie who died in Italy in 1970. In order to find out the truth about Faith's life and death, Phoebe retraces her...

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 Read reviewAlif the Unseen

Alif the Unseen

G. Willow Wilson

'Driven by a hot ionic charge between higher math and Arabian myth, G. Willow Wilson conjures up a tale of literary enchantment, political change, and religious mystery.

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 Read reviewThe Truth

The Truth

Michael Palin

Keith Mabbut is at a crossroads in his life. After early success as a writer, he has become a pen for hire, finding work when and where he can. Then he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime, to write the biography of the...

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The Happy Numbers of Julius Miles

The Happy Numbers of Julius Miles

Jim Keeble

Witty, poignant, darkly comic, The Happy Numbers of Julius Miles is a triumph of linguistic inventiveness and a timely tale of personal relationships in a modern metropolis.

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 Read reviewThe Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles

Karen Thompson Walker, SB

One morning, Julia and her parents wake up in their suburban home in California to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth is noticeably slowing. The enormity of this is almost beyond...

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 Read reviewThe Woman Who Dived into the Heart of the World

The Woman Who Dived into the Heart of the World

Sabina Berman

Introducing a major new international talent with an irresistible debut...

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 Read reviewAstray

Astray

Emma Donoghue

Offers a sequence of fourteen stories by the prize-winning author of Room and The Sealed Letter . In this title, these strange, true tales light up four centuries of wanderings, offering a past made up of deviations, and a...

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Happy Valley

Happy Valley

Patrick White, Peter Craven

Originally published in 1939, Happy Valley is set in a small country town in the Snowy Mountains. Based on Patrick White's own experiences in the early 1930s as a jackaroo at Bolaro, near Adaminaby in south-eastern New South...

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 Read reviewWaiting for Sunrise

Waiting for Sunrise

William Boyd

A thrilling, plot-twisting novel set in Europe during the first world war, from the bestselling author of Any Human Heart, Restless and Ordinary Thunderstorms

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 Read reviewSuddenly, a Knock on the Door

Suddenly, a Knock on the Door

Etgar Keret

A man barges into a writer's house and, holding a gun to his head, demands that he tell him a story, something to take him away from real world. A pathological liar discovers one day that the lies he tells come true. A young woman...

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The Bathing Women

The Bathing Women

Tie Ning

Longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and a modern Chinese classic with over one million copies sold.

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Back to Blood

Back to Blood

Tom Wolfe

A big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now.

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 Read reviewThe Hunger Angel

The Hunger Angel

Herta Muller, Peter Boehm

The new novel from the Nobel Prize winner, author of The Land of Green Plums, a brutal, brilliant story of survival and testimony from a young Romanian-German deported to the Soviet Gulag at the end of the Second World War.

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 Read reviewTigers in Red Weather

Tigers in Red Weather

Liza Klaussmann

The Second World War is just ending, Nick's cousin Helena has left her in search of married bliss in Hollywood, and Nick's husband is coming home. Everything is about to change. A decade later, on the cusp of adolescence, Nick's...

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 Read reviewThe Heart Broke in

The Heart Broke in

James Meek

Bec Shepherd is a malaria researcher struggling to lead a good life. Ritchie, her reprobate brother, is a rock star turned TV producer. When Bec refuses an offer of marriage from a powerful newspaper editor and Ritchie's...

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The Midwife of Venice

The Midwife of Venice

Roberta Rich

At midnight, the dogs, cats, and rats rule Venice. The Ponte di Ghetto Nuovo, the bridge that leads to the ghetto, trembles under the weight of sacks of rotting vegetables, rancid fat, and vermin. Seeping refuse on the streets...

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The Sound of Things Falling

The Sound of Things Falling

Juan Gabriel Vasquez

Originally published in Spain 2011 by Alfaguara (Santillana Ediciones Generales) as El ruido de las cosas al caer.

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 Read reviewThe Guilty One

The Guilty One

Lisa Ballantyne

A little boy is found dead in a children's playground. Daniel Hunter has spent years defending lost causes. But his life changes when he is introduced to Sebastian, an 11-year-old accused of murder. As he plunges into the muddy...

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The People of Forever are Not Afraid

The People of Forever are Not Afraid

Shani Boianjiu

Lea, Avishag and Yael are school friends in a small town in northern Israel. During dull lessons they play the game Exquisite Corpse and daydream about the boys they fancy. When they hit eighteen they are conscripted into the...

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 Read reviewHome

Home

Toni Morrison

Written by the author of Beloved , this novel reveals an apparently defeated man finding his manhood - and, finally, his home.

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Raylan

Raylan

Elmore Leonard

The star of JUSTIFIED returns in a stunning new novel from 'the greatest crime writer who ever lived' [Dennis Lehane]

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 Read reviewThe Prague Cemetery

The Prague Cemetery

Umberto Eco, Richard Dixon

From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to the notorious forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these...

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Mesmerized

Mesmerized

Alissa Walser, Jamie Bulloch

A luminous, sensual tale of an episode in the lives of Franz Anton Mesmer and a blind musical prodigy.

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Dare Me

Dare Me

Megan E Abbott

Written by the author of The End of Everything , this novel is about the allure of adulthood and the dark heart of adolescence: the fierce bonds between girls, their bitter rivalries, and their power to transform one another.

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The Wolf Gift

The Wolf Gift

Anne Rice

When Reuben, otherwise known as Sunshine Boy, was sent to write a piece about the uncertain future of the giant house on the cliff, he wasn't expecting to warm so instantly to elegant heiress Marchent Nideck. Nor was he expecting...

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 Read reviewThe New Republic

The New Republic

Lionel Shriver

A scalpel sharp political satire from the Orange Prize winning writer of We Need to Talk about Kevin.

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The Rook

The Rook

Daniel O'Malley

The body you are wearing used to be mine. So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the...

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Sunscreen and Lipstick

Sunscreen and Lipstick

Liz Byrski

Stories about women in time for Christmas and the summer holidays. From the mad excitement of first love to the grief of losing a parent, this is a summer collection about mums, daughters, wives and girlfriends from some of...

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 Special priceThe Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel

The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel

Stephen King

For readers coming to the epic bestselling Dark Tower series for the first time - and for its legion of dedicated fans - a fabulous new book about Roland's first quest and a perfect introduction to the series.

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Brights Passage

Brights Passage

Josh Ritter

Recording artist and songwriter Ritter's first novel is a wondrous, suspenseful, and uniquely affecting story of the journey taken by a father and his infant son.

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An Unexpected Guest

An Unexpected Guest

Anne Korkeakivi

While planning a dinner party in Paris, the American wife of a high-ranking diplomat becomes unnerved by the unexpected arrival of her son, a random encounter with a Turkish terrorist, and the recurring appearance of someone dead...

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The Patchwork Marriage

The Patchwork Marriage

Jane Green

When Andi married Ethan she not only got the man she loved but also the chance to be a mother, to his daughters Emily and Sophia. Unable to have a child of her own, Andi saw this opportunity at motherhood as a precious gift. If...

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The Crown

The Crown

Nancy Bilyeau

For secrets this deadly, blood will dye the throne of a nation...

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The Book of Lost Fragrances

The Book of Lost Fragrances

M. J. Rose

Jac L'Etoile has always been haunted by the past, her memories infused with the exotic scents she grew up around as the heir to a storied French perfume company. Fleeing the pain of those remembrances - and the suicide of her...

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Into the Darkest Corner

Into the Darkest Corner

Elizabeth Haynes

Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic and spontaneous -- Lee seems almost too good to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn...

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The Map

The Map

Tobsha Learner

London, 1953. Classics scholar August Woodthorpe, veteran of the Spanish Civil War and son of a prominent American politician, has stumbled upon an extraordinary artefact: an ancient chronicle that once belonged to an infamous...

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When the Devil Drives

When the Devil Drives

Christopher Brookmyre

When private investigator Jasmine Sharp is hired to find Tessa Garrion, a young woman who has vanished without trace, it becomes increasingly clear that there are those who want her to stay vanished.

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The Daylight Gate

The Daylight Gate

Jeanette Winterson

Good Friday, 1612. Pendle Hill, Lancashire. A mysterious gathering of thirteen people is interrupted by local magistrate, Roger Nowell. Is this a witches' Sabbat? Two notorious Lancashire witches are already in Lancaster Castle...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

Alexander McCall Smith

* Mma Ramotswe's thirteenth adventure; published in Little, Brown hardback

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Iago: A Novel

Iago: A Novel

David Snodin

A tale of two adversaries - one an accused killer; the other, one of the most powerful men in Venice. Having escaped from Cyprus, accused of the murders of the governor, known as the Moor, and his lovely young wife, Iago is now...

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 Read reviewSkagboys

Skagboys

Irvine Welsh

Mark Renton has it all: he's good-looking, young, with a pretty girlfriend and a place at university. Thatcher's government is destroying working-class communities across Britain. When his family starts to fracture, Mark's life...

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Power and Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets

Power and Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets

T. I. Harris, David Ritz

Paul Power Clay and Tanya Beauty Long have only each other when the woman who loved them, Power's mother, Charlotte, unexpectedly dies. Sexually drawn to each other, the sixteen year olds know they must keep their attraction...

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 Read reviewThe Elephant Keeper's Children

The Elephant Keeper’s Children

Peter Hoeg, Martin Aitken

Peter and Tilde are trying to track down two notorious offenders: their parents. They are the minister and the organist, respectively, of the only church on a tiny island. Known for creating cheap miracles to strengthen the...

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Buddhaland Brooklyn

Buddhaland Brooklyn

Richard C. Morais

From the author of The Hundred-Foot Journey comes a fish-out-of-water story of a Japanese monk who unexpectedly finds his community in bustling Brooklyn.

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 Read reviewSecrets of the Tides

Secrets of the Tides

Hannah Richell

A stunning debut novel: a dramatic family saga with a dark thread of suspense lurking at its heart.

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The Memory Wall

The Memory Wall

Anthony Doerr

Set on four continents, Anthony Doerr's new collection of stories is about memory: the source of meaning and coherence in our lives, the fragile thread that connects us to ourselves and to others.

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 Special priceThis is Life

This is Life

Dan Rhodes

Amelie meets Knocked Up in a comic tour-de-force

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Jane Austen: Blood Persuasion: A Novel

Jane Austen: Blood Persuasion: A Novel

Janet Mullany

It is 1810, and just as Jane Austen is penning her greatest masterpieces, old Undead friends become new neighbors and raise hell in her tranquil village. The Damned are out of favor and have been banished from polite society just...

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Children of Liberty

Children of Liberty

Paullina Simons

From Paullina Simons who brought you the unforgettable The Bronze Horseman comes the much-anticipated Children of Liberty.

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The Late Walter Benjamin

The Late Walter Benjamin

John Schad

Explores the life and thought of Walter Benjamin, imaginatively examining its implications in the political context of a post-War London estate. This title explores the emergence of Benjamin's thinking from a politicised Jewish...

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Truth Like the Sun

Truth Like the Sun

Jim Lynch

From the Richard & Judy-picked, internationally bestselling author of The Highest Tide comes a hugely entertaining political novel set in Seattle in the 1960s and the present day

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Everything Changes But You

Everything Changes But You

Maggie Alderson

his is the story of three women: Hannah, in her thirties and happily married, struggling to reconcile motherhood and her not-so-glamorous career in the beauty industry; her mother Marguerite, who patiently copes with an alcoholic,...

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The Flowers of War

The Flowers of War

Geling Yan, Nicky Harman

It's December 1937. The Japanese have taken Nanking. A group of terrified schoolgirls hides in the compound of an American church. Run by Father Engelmann, an American priest who has been in China for many years, the church is...

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The Cove

The Cove

Ron Rash

The breathtaking new novel from 'one of the best American novelists' New York Times

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Dark Diversions: A Traveller's Tale

Dark Diversions: A Traveller’s Tale

John Ralston Saul

In this black comedy, Saul's narrator takes readers from New York to Paris to Morocco to Haiti in the 1980s and 1990s. But as he becomes further enmeshed in these worlds, his outsider status grows more ambiguous: Is he a...

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Talulla Rising

Talulla Rising

Glen Duncan

'Duncan is the cleverest literary horror merchant since Bram Stoker.' The Times

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The Third Reich

The Third Reich

Roberto Bolano, Natasha Wimmer

Written in 1989 and found among Bolano's papers after his death, The Third Reich is a stunning exploration of memory and violence. This visceral novel shows a world-class writer coming into his own--and exploring for the first...

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 Special priceStonemouth

Stonemouth

Iain Banks

* The long-awaited and stunning new novel from the unrivalled Iain Banks

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Albert of Adelaide

Albert of Adelaide

Howard L. Anderson

ALBERT OF ADELAIDE follows the story of a duck-billed platypus who escapes from Australia's Adelaide Zoo and embarks on a journey through the outback in search of 'Old Australia,' a land of liberty, promise and peace.

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 Read reviewLet the Old Dreams Die

Let the Old Dreams Die

John Ajvide Lindqvist

A new collection of short stories from the Swedish master of the macabre, featuring a brief sequel to Let the Right One In . Customs officer Tina can smell a smuggler's guilt. Josef has a close encounter with Death-and discovers...

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Currawalli Street

Currawalli Street

Christopher Morgan

A beguiling celebration of the extraordinary in ordinary people's lives, this gently moving and beautifully written novel tells the stories of the people of Currawalli Street across the generations.

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Galore

Galore

Michael Crummey

After a whale beaches itself on the shore of the remote coastal town of Paradise Deep, the last thing any of the townspeople expect to find inside it is a man, remarkably alive. The discovery of this mysterious person, soon...

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It's Fine By Me

It’s Fine By Me

Per Petterson, Don Bartlett

On his first day of school, a teacher welcomes Audun to the class by asking him to describe his former life in the country. But there are stories about his family he would prefer to keep to himself. So he refuses to talk and...

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Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures

Emma Straub

Tells the story of a young starlet for whom the cost of fame is too high. As her veneer of stardom crumbles, this novel asks: How many people can we be over the course of our lives? How much can we change? And at what cost? It is...

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Marilyn's Last Sessions

Marilyn’s Last Sessions

Michel Schneider, Will Hobson

This prize-winning novel about Marilyn Monroe's last days blends psychoanalysis and film noir in a riveting tragedy

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A Perfectly Good Man

A Perfectly Good Man

Patrick Gale

The new novel from Patrick Gale, author of Richard & Judy-bestseller 'Notes from an Exhibition', returning readers to his beloved Cornish coastline.

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Miles Off Course

Miles Off Course

Sulari Gentill

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

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 Read reviewThe Engagement

The Engagement

Chloe Hooper

From the author of the highly acclaimed A Child's Book of True Crime comes a dazzling, intense, and erotic second novel set in an isolated mansion in the country. Liese has an engagement for the weekend: to stay with Alexander,...

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What Remains

What Remains

Denise Leith

'Before you fall in love, or find a dear friend, you should know: this is the day I will meet someone whose memory will touch my heart and change my world forever.

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Arcadia

Arcadia

Lauren Groff

A mesmerizing second novel from the bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia is the lyrical and haunting story of a great American dream--the progress of a utopian community and its lasting impact on a gifted...

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 Read reviewTriburbia

Triburbia

Karl Taro Greenfeld

Bold, brave and darkly funny, Triburbia explores the experience of fatherhood in the modern world.

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Ten Thousand Saints

Ten Thousand Saints

Eleanor Henderson

The New York scene of the late 1980s comes vividly to life in this powerful rollercoaster of a novel about three teenagers coming to terms with the death of a friend.

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Lightning Rods

Lightning Rods

Helen de Witt

Lightning Rods is the long-awaited second novel by the author of arguably the most exciting debut novel of the decade, The Last Samurai.

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 Read reviewLost Voices

Lost Voices

Christopher Koch

Twice winner of the Miles Franklin Award and an Officer of the Order of Australia for his contribution to Australian literature, Christopher Koch returns after three years with a remarkable new novel that is pure Koch at his best....

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The Roundabout Man

The Roundabout Man

Clare Morrall

By the Booker-shortlisted author of Astonishing Splashes of Colour, a wry, poignant novel about a man trying to escape his fame as the boy in his mother's bestselling books.

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Liar Bird

Liar Bird

Lisa Walker

PR whizz Cassandra Daley isn't afraid of using all the dirty tricks of the trade to spin a story her way. A glamorous city-slicker, she has never given much thought to wildlife until she humiliatingly loses a PR war with a...

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Closer to Stone

Closer to Stone

Simon Cleary

The story of two brothers from 'The Springs' (a fictional former spa town near Brisbane); one a soldier peacekeeper with the UN and one a sculptor. Set in 1993 in northern Africa (Morocco, Western Sahara and Algeria) and in the US...

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 Read reviewBlasphemy: New and Selected Stories

Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories

Sherman Alexie

A collection featuring twelve new stories and twelve selected favorites from the author's acclaimed collections, beginning with his debut, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven , to the PEN/Faulkner-winning War Dances...

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 Read reviewForecast: Turbulence

Forecast: Turbulence

Janette Turner Hospital

FORECAST TURBULENCE is a breathtaking and exquisitely lyrical collection of nine short stories and one memoir piece from internationally acclaimed Australian author Janette Turner Hospital. Featuring a compelling and enigmatic...

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A Small Circus

A Small Circus

Hans Fallada

It is summer, 1929, and in a small German town a storm is brewing. The shabby reporter Tredup leads a precarious existence working for the Pomeranian Chronicle - until he takes some photographs that offer the chance to make a...

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Various Positions

Various Positions

Martha Schabas

When talented, dedicated fourteen-year-old Georgia Slade becomes a student in an elite Toronto ballet academy, her confusing feelings toward one of her teachers lead to disaster.

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The Confidant

The Confidant

Helene Gremillon, Alison Anderson

An award-winning international sensation as haunting and unforgettable as Suite Francaise. Paris, 1975. Camille sifts through letters of condolence after her mother's death when a strange, handwritten missive stops her short.

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 Read reviewSilver: Return to Treasure Island

Silver: Return to Treasure Island

Andrew Motion

July, 1802. In the marshy eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and his son. Young Jim spends his days roaming the mist-shrouded estuaries, running errands for his father and listening to...

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 Read reviewThe Server

The Server

Tim Parks

Sex is forbidden at the Dasgupta Institute. So what is the sparkling, magnetically attractive Beth Marriot doing here? Why is a young woman whose irrepressible vitality and confident ego were once set on conquest and stardom, now...

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Luminarium

Luminarium

Alex Shakar

Fred Brounian and his twin brother, George, were once co-CEOs of
a burgeoning New York City software company devoted to the creation
of utopian virtual worlds. Now, in the summer of 2006, as two wars
rage and the fifth...

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Puppy Love

Puppy Love

Frauke Scheunemann, Shelley Frisch

The biggest selling dog-lovers' book since Marley and Me: A feel-good rom-com about one resourceful puppy's quest to find his mistress the perfect mate...

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 Read reviewThe Forrests

The Forrests

Emily Perkins

An extraordinary literary novel, this is prize-winning author Emily Perkins's greatest work to date

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 Read reviewAngelmaker

Angelmaker

Nick Harkaway

All Joe Spork wants is a quiet life. He repairs clockwork and lives above his shop in a wet, unknown bit of London. The bills don't always get paid and he's single and has no prospects of improving his lot, but at least he's not...

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Antwerp

Antwerp

Roberto Bolano

Crimes, campgrounds, vagrants, violence, poetry, sex, love and corruption -- they're all here: it's pure Bolano.

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No Sex in the City

No Sex in the City

Randa Abdel-Fattah

Twenty-eight-year old Esma has a Masters in human resources management, her own investment property, is well-travelled, has excellent taste in music, watches the ABC news, has The Guardian saved as an application on her iPhone,...

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Deadlocked: A True Blood Novel

Deadlocked: A True Blood Novel

Charlaine Harris

The brand new Sookie Stackhouse novel!

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 Read reviewThe Bellwether Revivals

The Bellwether Revivals

Benjamin Wood

From a rising literary star, a thrilling debut novel of psychological suspense set among the colleges of Cambridge. When bright and bookish Oscar Lowe follows the haunting sound of an organ into the chapel of Kings College, his...

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 Read reviewThe Ship

The Ship

Stefan Mani

In treacherous weather the merchant vessel Per Se is about to cast off from its Icelandic port, bound for Suriname, far across the other side of the world. Each of the nine crew members carries his own secret -and some have blood...

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 Read reviewMemory Of Salt

Memory Of Salt

Alis father is a Turkish circus musician performing in Kabul when Alis mother, a young pediatrician from Melbourne, meets him in a bar. He plays the trumpet, the saz, the flute, hears voices that urge him to violence, sees angels...

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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Jonas Jonasson

On his one-hundredth birthday Allan Karlsson makes his escape from the old people's home and embarks on an unlikely and momentous adventure. The international bestselling phenomenon by Swedish sensation Jonas Jonasson.

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Dirt

David Vann

The year is 1985 and twenty-two-year-old Galen lives with his emotionally dependent mother in a secluded old house with a walnut orchard in a suburb of Sacramento, California. He yearns for transformation. But he's powerless to...

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This isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You

This isn’t the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You

Jon McGregor

Tender, sad, funny, and riveting, this is an astonishing collection of work by one of Britain's finest contemporary writers

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We the Animals

We the Animals

Justin Torres

A spellbinding debut novel - luminous, lyrical but muscular prose about the fierce passions and hurts of familial love.

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 Read reviewThe Cat's Table

The Cat’s Table

Michael Ondaatje

In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a huge liner bound for England - a 'castle that was to cross the sea'. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys...

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The Mistake

The Mistake

Wendy James

The past isn't dead. It isn't even past Jodie Garrow is a teenager from the wrong side of the tracks when she falls pregnant. Scared, alone and desperate to make something of her life, she makes the decision to adopt out her baby;...

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Homesick

Homesick

Roshi Fernando

A stunning collection about poltics, family and community from award-winning virtuoso writer, Roshi Fernando

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 Special priceStay Awake: Stories

Stay Awake: Stories

Dan Chaon

Before the critically acclaimed novels Await Your Reply and You Remind Me of Me, Chaon made a name for himself as a renowned writer of dazzling short stories. Now, in Stay Awake, Chaon returns to that form for the first time...

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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Ben Fountain

Nineteen-year-old Billy Lynn is home from war. Back in Texas, he has become a national celebrity. A Fox News crew filmed Billy and the rest of Bravo squad defeating Iraqi insurgents in a ferocious firefight. Now Billy is a...

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Solace

Solace

Belinda McKeon

Belinda McKeon is a startling new talent in the great Irish mould, and Solace is a work to be admired equally for its spare, intense lyricism as for its range, understanding, and deeply compassionate portrayal of life as it is...

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Lost Memory of Skin

Lost Memory of Skin

Russell Banks

Suspended in a strangely modern-day version of limbo, a young man must create a life for himself in the wake of incarceration. Known only as the Kid, and on probation after doing time for a liaison with an underage girl, he is...

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 Read reviewThe Map and the Territory

The Map and the Territory

Michel Houellebecq

Having made his name with an exhibition of photographs of Michelin roadmaps - beautiful works that won praise from every corner of the art world - Jed Martin is now emerging from a ten-year hiatus. And he has had some good news.

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Northern Girls: Life Goes on

Northern Girls: Life Goes on

Sheng Keyi

Qian Xiaohong is born into a sleepy Hunan village, where the new China rush towards development is a mere distant rumour. A buxom, naive sixteen-year-old, she yearns to leave behind hometown scandal, and joins the mass migration...

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The Chaperone

The Chaperone

Laura Moriarty

A captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922, and the summer that would change them both.

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The Sugar Frosted Nutsack

The Sugar Frosted Nutsack

Mark Leyner

In the world's tallest and most luxurious skyscraper reside the gods and goddesses of the modern world. Since they emerged 14 billion years ago, they've wreaked havoc on mankind. Ike Karton, an unemployed butcher from New Jersey,...

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The Little Shadows

The Little Shadows

Marina Endicott

Here is the eagerly anticipated new novel from a brilliant writer whose last book, Good to a Fault , was shortlisted for the prestigious Giller Prize and won the Commonwealth Prize for Canada and the Caribbean. The Little Shadows...

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