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 Read reviewBright and Distant Shores

Bright and Distant Shores

Dominic Smith

Chicago First Equitable is to construct the world's tallest building and its president, Hale Gray, hits upon a way to make it an enduring landmark: to establish on the roof an exhibition of real-life 'savages'. Caught up in this...

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 Read reviewThis Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

S.J. Finn

Jen Montgomery's life appears, almost suddenly, to be at an impasse. Nothing is as secure or as certain as she had previously thought. Love, marriage, parenthood, family, work, the very fabric of her identity seems to be shifting....

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 Read reviewThe Summer without Men

The Summer without Men

Siri Hustvedt

An exhilarating tragicomedy about the war of the sexes and what makes women tick by the internationally bestselling author Siri Hustvedt.

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A Reliable Wife

A Reliable Wife

Robert Goolrick

Ralph Truitt, a wealthy but lonely man in his fifties places an ad in the paper for a reliable wife. Catherine Land, a beautiful thirty-four year old, responds that she is a 'simple, honest woman'. Catherine, it turns out, arrives...

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Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago

Boris Pasternak, Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear

Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Yuri Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds, and in love with the tender and beautiful nurse...

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 Read reviewSerena

Serena

Ron Rash

Penned by an award-winning writer, this Gothic tale of greed, corruption, and revenge is set against the backdrop of the 1930s wilderness and America's burgeoning environmental movement.

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Sister

Sister

Rosamund Lupton

What would you do if your sister disappeared without a trace? This is an emotionally fraught and at some times terrifying story about two sisters and the strength that binds them.

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A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta

A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta

Paul Theroux

Jerry Delfont is a travel writer with writer's block. Lounging in Calcutta one day, he receives a mysterious letter. It comes from an American philanthropist, Mrs Merrill Unger. An Indian friend of her son is in trouble: he woke...

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The Man Who Loved Children

The Man Who Loved Children

Christina Stead

Sam and Henny Pollit are a warring husband and wife, he a fully blown narcissist and she spoiled and prone to fits of despair. Christina Stead's masterpiece about family life is acknowledged as a contemporary classic of Australian...

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 Read reviewWar Dances

War Dances

Sherman Alexie

With unparalleled insight into the minds of artists, laborers, fathers, husbands, and sons, Alexie populates his stories with ordinary men on the brink of exceptional change. In a bicoastal journey through the consequences of both...

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All Clear

All Clear

Connie Willis

In Blackout, Connie Willis returned to the time-travelling future of 2060 and sent three Oxford historians to World War II England. But the three become unexpectedly trapped in 1940. Small discrepancies in the historical record...

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X'Ed Out

X'Ed Out

Charles Burns

From the creator of Black Hole comes the first volume of an epic masterpiece of graphic fiction. Doug wakes up to find a huge hole torn out of his bedroom wall and his beloved--and dead--cat Inky slinking in and out through the...

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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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A Pure Clear Light

A Pure Clear Light

Madeleine St.John

Simon and Flora Beaufort have three perfect children and a comfortable, happy life in London. When Flora takes the children for a month-long vacation in France, Simon stays home to work on his latest film project. What could go...

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A Darker Music

A Darker Music

Maris Morton

When Mary Lanyon takes on the job of temporary housekeeper at Downe, a famous merino stud, she expects to be staying in a gracious homestead with the rich Hazlitt farming family. When she arrives, however, Mary realises things are...

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 Special priceNotorious

Notorious

Roberta Lowing

She came walking out of the desert, just as the famous poet had centuries before. Now the nameless woman lies horribly scarred and close to death in an Asylum deep in the North African desert. As the wind calls up a deadly...

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 Read reviewHarbour

Harbour

John Ajvide Lindqvist

It was a beautiful winter's day. Anders, his wife and their feisty six-year-old, Maja, set out across the ice of the Swedish archipelago to visit the lighthouse on Gavasten. There was no one around, so they let her go on ahead....

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 Read reviewNight Street

Night Street

Kristel Thornell

Night Street is the passionate story of a young painter, Clarice Beckett, who defies society's strict conventions and indifferent art critics alike and leads an intense private and professional life. With her extraordinary talent...

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 Read reviewUtopian Man

Utopian Man

Lisa Lang

1880s. Marvellous Melbourne is a lavish and raucous city where anything could happen. Entrepreneur Edward William Cole is building the Cole's Book Arcade and filling it with whatever amuses him: a giant squid, a brass band,...

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 Read reviewOther Stories

Other Stories

Wayne Macauley

Wayne Macauley's Other Stories collects a variety of short fiction that he has published in literary magazines over the past 18 years. Despite the work's lengthy gestation, these stories demonstrate an impressive unity of vision,...

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 Read reviewReading Madame Bovary

Reading Madame Bovary

Amanda Lohrey

A thrilling collection of stories that deal with transition and transformation. In these riveting stories, characters deal with crises of body and spirit. They find themselves caught between order and chaos, and must face the need...

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Mockingjay

Mockingjay

Suzanne Collins

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay...

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 Special priceThe Genesis Flaw

The Genesis Flaw

L. A. Larkin

Serena Swift, an advertising director, decides to take on one of the world's most powerful producers of genetically modified food, Gene-Asis. Serena disguises herself to infiltrate Gene-Asis to expose the company's horrific...

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The Complete Cosmicomics

The Complete Cosmicomics

Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin, Tim Parks, William Weaver

Includes stories about the evolution of the universe, with characters that are fashioned from mathematical formulae and cellular structures.

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The Vintage and the Gleaning

The Vintage and the Gleaning

Jeremy Chambers

Smithy has recently been forced to give up drinking after a lifetime of alcoholism. Overwhelmed by feelings of regret, guilt, loss and nostalgia for the past, Smithy is trapped in a blind search for meaning. Living in the same...

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 Read reviewRocks in the Belly

Rocks in the Belly

Jon Bauer

Rocks in the Belly is about a precocious boy and the volatile adult he becomes. During childhood his mother fosters boys despite the jealous turmoil it arouses in her son. Jealousy that reaches unmanageable proportions when she...

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 Read reviewThe Radleys

The Radleys

Matt Haig

From one of Britain's finest young novelists comes a razor-sharp unpicking of adulthood and family life.

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And This is True

And This is True

Emily Mackie

A striking first novel by a young writer - the tale of a highly unusual rites of passage which confronts one of the strongest taboos.

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 Read reviewIlustrado

Ilustrado

Miguel Syjuco

Crispin Salvador, lion of Philippine letters, is dead. His young acolyte, Miguel, sets out to investigate the author's suspicious death and the strange disappearance of an unfinished manuscript. To understand the death, Miguel...

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 Read reviewIf I Loved You, I Would Tell You This

If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This

Robin Black

Explores life's rich silences in relationships both acknowledged and covert, and in the unspoken, often treacherous dynamics of families. The stories plumb the depths of love, loss and hope. They are luminous, wise and unerringly...

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 Read reviewLight Boxes

Light Boxes

Shane Jones

February is persecuting the townspeople. It has been winter for more than three hundred days. All forms of flight are banned and the children have started to disappear, taken from their beds in the middle of the night. And...

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 Read reviewKnown Unknowns

Known Unknowns

Emmett Stinson

With sharp, insightful prose that illuminates the frailty of human relationships, Known Unknowns is an arresting collection that marks the arrival an exciting new literary talent. Emmett Stinson is an American who moved to...

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 Read reviewRoddy Parr

Roddy Parr

Peter Rose

Roddy Parr has just completed his PhD on the legendary David Anthem, a writer tipped to win the next Nobel Prize for Literature. He joins the Anthem household as David's secretary. Soon Roddy is indispensable, and finds his new...

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Mosquito Creek

Mosquito Creek

Robert Engwerda

Floodwaters have engulfed a Victorian goldfield, reducing the prospect of digging up a fortune from very slim to impossible. Sergeant Niall Kennedy must try to keep order in a place where frictions can become murderous. Mosquito...

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Android Karenina

Android Karenina

Leo Tolstoy, Ben H. Winters

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters co-author Winters is back with an all-new collaborator, legendary Russian novelist Tolstoy, and the result is an enhanced edition of the classic love story set in a dystopian world of...

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 Read reviewThe Dead Fish Museum

The Dead Fish Museum

Charles D'Ambrosio

Eight short stories full of characters who float through their lives and relationships, adrift and apprehensive, tested by failure and strengthened by adversity. Set in remote cabins, asylums, Indian reservations and the streets...

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The Privileges

The Privileges

Jonathan Dee

Smart, socially gifted, and chronically impatient, Adam and Cynthia Morey are so perfect for each other that united they become a kind of fortress against the world. In their hurry to start a new life, they marry young and have...

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 Read reviewMen of Bad Character

Men of Bad Character

Kathleen Stewart

When Rose's 18-year relationship ends in a shocking and unexpected way, she realises the extent to which she was being emotionally manipulated and controlled. While trying to pick up the threads of her life, she meets a charming...

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Sustenance

Sustenance

Simone Lazaroo

In a small hotel on an island renowned for its hospitality and beauty, the Balinese staff and their Western guests are taken hostage. The event has a different impact on each person, but all will view life differently from this...

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 Read reviewBoth Ways is the Only Way I Want it

Both Ways is the Only Way I Want it

Maile Meloy

A love-struck young ranch hand, an aging Argentine lover, a trusted confidante who isn't a friend and two hitchhikers named Bonnie and Clyde. Meloy's unforgettable characters have each reached a fork in the road. But what kind of...

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 Read reviewHotel Iris

Hotel Iris

Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder

In a crumbling, seaside hotel on the coast of Japan, quiet, 17-year-old Mari works the front desk as her mother fusses over the off-season customers. When, one night, they are forced to eject a prostitute and a middle-aged man...

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Seth Grahame-Smith

Through the extraordinary discovery of Abraham Lincoln's long lost journals, Seth Grahame-Smith brings to life the Great US Emancipator's untold history - his lifelong pursuit of the immortal undead. From Lincoln's frontier...

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The Daylight and the Dust: Selected Short Stories

The Daylight and the Dust: Selected Short Stories

Janet Frame

Written over four decades and including all of her best stories, this new selection illustrates Janet Frame's dazzling versatility. Her themes range from childhood, to old age, death and beyond. Some stories are firmly rooted in...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Philip Pullman

In this ingenious and spellbinding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman reimagines the most influential story ever told. Charged with mystery, compassion and great power, it says something new about who Jesus was and...

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The Vulture

The Vulture

Gil Scott-Heron

A hip and fast-moving thriller

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Match Fixer

Match Fixer

Neil Humphreys

Match fixing is destroying The Beautiful Game in Asia, and
corruption has spread its tentacles into 'squeaky-clean' Singapore.
Feeding off the insatiable gambling habits of the local population,
illegal football betting has...

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