Readings Recommends: Fiction
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...
From a National Book Award nominee ( Eat the Document ) comes a startlingly original and compelling novel about an eccentric artist and his sister.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
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?
When She Woke
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...
The Tragedy of Arthur
A 'lost' Shakespeare play unearthed by highly acclaimed novelist Arthur Phillips
Jane Austen Made Me Do it: Original Stories Inspired by Literature’s Most Astute Observer of the Human Heart
A Ballantine Books Trade Paperback original --T.p. verso.
The Beautiful Indifference
Whether it's a frustrated housewife seeking extreme experience or a young woman contemplating the death of her lover, dark devices and desires rise to the surface. This title focuses on characters that are real-life survivors.
In the vein of Jonathan Tropper and Tom Perrotta comes DOMESTIC VIOLETS, Matthew Norman's darkly comic family drama about love, loss, and ambition.
We Bought a Zoo: the Amazing True Story of a Broken-down Zoo, and the 200 Animals That Changed a Family Forever
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.
Crimes, campgrounds, vagrants, violence, poetry, sex, love and corruption -- they're all here: it's pure Bolano.
The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul
In a little coffee shop in one of the most dangerous places on earth, five very different women come together. As these five discover there's more to one another than meets the eye, they form a unique bond that will for ever...
The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno
A sumptuous period story with the most wondrously vibrant cast of characters -- this tale of secrets, friendship and forbidden love will leave you enchanted
Chosen by Le Monde and by readers of Elle as their Novel of the Year - a beautiful, resonant novel set on Normandy's coastline.
Down the Rabbit Hole
What Tochtli wants more than anything right now is a new pet for his private zoo: a pygmy hippopotamus from Liberia. But Tochtli is growing up in his drug baron father's luxury hideout, shared with hit men and dealers. Down the...
Ours are the Streets
An electrifying debut for all readers of Chris Cleave's bestselling The Other Hand
The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories
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.
In Tulli's second novel, set in a mythical fourth partition of Poland, the world is unreal yet strangely familiar.
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...
What it is Like to Go to War
From the author of MATTERHORN comes a vivid, visceral examination of what happens to a young man when he is sent into battle, based on Karl's own experiences as a decorated Marine.
The Language of Flowers
I had a sudden urge to tell him about the flowers, to explain the hidden meanings. Honeysuckle for devotion. Azaleas for passion. Red roses for love. I placed a rhododendron on the plywood counter before him. The cluster of purple...
The Map and the Territory
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.
The Cat’s Table
In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a huge liner bound for England - a 'castle that was to cross the sea'. At mealtimes, he is placed at the lowly 'Cat's Table' with an eccentric group of grown-ups and two other...
The Night Circus
In 1886, a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, Le Cirque des Reves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. Although there are acrobats,...
On the car journey to a family wedding, Garance reflects on how adult life, with its disappointments and responsibilities, has not always gone to plan for herself or her three siblings.
On Canaan’s Side
Lilly Bere mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. She was forced to flee Dublin, at the end of the First World War, and her life through into the new world of America is a world filled with both hope and danger.
A Visit from the Goon Squad
A novel that circles the lives of Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. It is about the interplay of time and music, about survival, about the...
Peake's Progress is a selection of Mervyn Peake's work, compiled by his widow, Maeve Gilmore, from every period of his work as writer and draughtsman. It contains a remarkable work from childhood, and a generous selection from...
The Marriage Plot
There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel. Anthony Trollope
The Memory of Love
Shortlisted for the Orange Prize 2011
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...
The Year of the Hare
The international bestseller. A novel of one man's existential journey away from his life and in to the wild. With a hare. Vatanen is a journalist in Finland. The car he is riding in accidentally hits a young wild hare. The...
The Stranger’s Child
In the late summer of 1913 the aristocratic young poet Cecil Valance comes to stay at 'Two Acres', the home of his close Cambridge friend George Sawle. The weekend will be one of excitements and confusions for all the Sawles, but...
The Auschwitz Violin
In the winter of 1991, at a concert in Krakow, an older woman with a marvellously pitched violin meets a fellow musician who is instantly captivated by her instrument. When he asks her how she obtained it, she reveals the...
The Artist of Disappearance
Features such novellas as The Museum of Final Journeys and Translator, Translated . In The Museum of Final Journeys , an unnamed government official is called upon to inspect a faded mansion of forgotten treasures, each sent...
To be Sung Underwater
* A riveting and heartbreaking love story about what which happen when you revisit the road not taken
A dancer in a wheelchair. A collector of corks. One woman seduced by a mountain and another by Freddo Frogs. A man who hears his dead wifes voice. A poet whose voice has disappeared. A photographer distilling grief in his lens. A...
I Don’t Know How She Does It
Meet Kate Reddy, fund manager and mother of two. Factor in a manipulative nanny, an Australian boss who looks at Kate's breasts as if they're on special offer, a long-suffering husband, her in-laws, two needy children and an...
With My Body
With My Body, and addresses the question of what is intimacy and whether it is ever truly possible to know another person. It is at once a manifesto of married mothers everywhere and a highly personal story of one woman's sexual...
You Deserve Nothing
Dark, compelling story of an illicit affair between a young teacher and his female student for fans of Donna Tartt
Ragnarok: The End of the Gods
Tells the story of a young girl evacuated to the British countryside during the Second World War. Struggling to make sense of her life, she is given a book of Norse myths, and her inner and outer worlds are transformed.
The dark, sad and shockingly real story of a friendship between two damaged children and the terrible consequences for those who cross them, from the author of the international bestseller Let the Right One In.
The Lady of the Rivers
Number 1 bestselling author Philippa Gregory continues her series, The Cousins' War, with Jacquetta Woodville, mother of the White Queen
From Nancy Huston - the Orange Prize shortlisted author of Fault Lines - comes Infrared: a smart and provocative novel of sexual intimacy and desire.
Follows the life of Serge Carrefax, a man who surges into the electric modernity of the early twentieth century, transfixed by the technologies that obliterate him. Born to the sound of one of the experimental wireless stations,...
New Selected Stories
Offers a selection of stories that infuses everyday lives with a wealth of nuance and insight.
Kate Grenville takes us back to the early Australia of The Secret River and the Thornhill family. This is Sarah's story. It's a story of tangled secrets, a story of loss and unlooked-for happiness, and a story about the silent...
The Honey Thief
From the authors of the bestseller The Rugmaker of Mazar - e - Sharifcomes their latest book, The Honey Thief. A superb collection of spellbinding tales from Afghanistan that portray a vivid landscape of hardship and brotherhood,...
A jury gathers in Manhattan to select a memorial for the victims of a devastating terrorist attack. Their fraught deliberations complete, the jurors open the envelope containing the anonymous winner's name - and discover he is an...
How I Became a Famous Novelist
Sick of life as he knows it, Pete Tarslaw sets out to write a bestselling novel, armed with a formula for success cobbled together from previous bestsellers. This title tells the tale of how Tarslaw's 'pile of garbage' became the...
House of Sticks
Bonnie, never domestically inclined, has given up her life as a musician to become a stay-at-home mother to three small children. She tells herself she has no regrets, but sometimes the isolation and endless drudgery are...
Everything Beautiful Began After
While in Athens, Rebecca--young, beautiful and lost--finds a confidant in George, a translator whose closest friends are Aristophanes and Jack Daniels, but their blossoming relationship becomes complicated when they meet Henry, a...
After Adam and Eve have been cast out of Eden, Eve decides to go back and ask the angel guarding the gate if he can give her some of the fruit that is going to waste inside. The angel agrees, and although Eve swears to Adam that...
A young marine returns home from Iraq, blinded and scarred by an IED and harbouring a terrible secret. He saw something in Iraq that can never be erased and the knowledge of it is slowly driving him mad.
An exquisite, unsettling novel about refugees and what it is to be underage, homeless and invisible in a foreign land
When Charles Neumann loses a leg in an industrial accident, it's not a tragedy. It's an opportunity.
When young scientist Jean Campbell is hired to eliminate drugs in sport she enters a murky world where power, privilege and corruption mix easily. In 1940s Sydney, Jean and her charismatic boss Howard Carter expose the cruel...
The Story of Beautiful Girl
On a stormy night in small-town America, a couple, desperate and soaked to the skin, knock on a stranger's door. When Martha, a retired schoolteacher living a safe and conventional life, answers their knock, her world changes...
A collection of short stories that melds the dark with the beautiful in deftly painted portraits of Appalachia, ranging from the Civil War to present day. It captures the essence of the region the author knows best, leading his...
Pepsi Bears and Other Stories
A collection of fables in which the intuition of animals is set against the hubris of man, Anson Cameron is part court jester, part acclaimed writer of short stories and novels, and part national conscience. A cola company uses...
A moving story of love, second chances and the importance of family from the Number One International Bestseller
A Dance with Dragons: Book 5 of a Song of Ice and Fire
HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R. R. Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS is the fifth volume in the series.
Titus Awakes: The Lost Book of Gormenghast
Confronted by elemental and human threats - snowstorms, shipwrecks and attempts on his life - Titus' bravery is tested and he must fight to free himself from the claims of his past.
Wish You Were Here
On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton, former Devon farmer and now the proprietor of a seaside caravan park, receives the news that his soldier brother Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in Iraq. For...
There Should be More Dancing
Margery Blandon was always a principled woman who found guidance from the wisdom of desktop calendars. She lived quietly in Gold Street, Brunswick for 60 years until events drove her to the 43rd floor of the Tropic Hotel. As she...
When We Have Wings
The dream of being able to fly is now physical reality but only the rich and powerful can afford the surgery, drugs, and gene manipulation to become fliers. Peri, a poor girl from the regions, will sacrifice anything to get her...
For Patrick Melrose, 'family' is more than a double-edged sword. As friends, relations and foes trickle in to pay final respects to his mother, Eleanor, Patrick finds that his transition to orphanhood isn't necessarily the...
2006, Berlin. One afternoon, near Checkpoint Charlie, Clare meets Andi. He's a native Berliner and English teacher; she's an architectural photographer who has taken leave from her job in Australia. There is an instant attraction....
The Vanishing Act
A story about a snow-covered island you won't find on any map. Minou is 12. A year ago, the morning after the circus, her mama walked out into the rain with a black umbrella and never came back. It's a story about a magician and a...
Two Greeks explores migrant life and family tensions in 1970s Australian suburbia. It is a bittersweet story about mentoring, delusion and a child's need to trust.
'At once epic and intimate, appalling and comic, the Melrose novels are masterpieces' Maggie O'Farrell
The Amateur Science of Love
Colin dreams of escaping his parents' New Zealand farm for a grand stage career. He makes it to London and a disastrous audition before meeting Tilda; beautiful Tilda, older, an artist; who brings his future with her. A heady...
River of Smoke
The sequel to the bestselling, Booker-shortlisted, Sea of Poppies
A major literary sensation--the author of Hardboiled & Hard Luck --is back with a quietly stunning tour de force about a young woman who moves to Tokyo after the death of her mother and falls for a cult escapee.
The Making of Us
In a hospice in Bury St Edmunds, a man called Daniel is slowly fading away. His friend Maggie sits with him every day; she holds his hand and she listens to the story of his life, to his regrets and to his secrets. And then he...
The Good Muslim
In a remote Bangladeshi village, a telegram brings life-changing news to Maya Haque's door. Eight years before, a brutal war tore Maya's country and her family apart. Now it is time to return home. She arrives to find that...
The Colour of Tea
Lost among the gaudy, busy streets of Macau, Grace's life is slowly unravelling. Her marriage to Pete, her Australian husband, is fraying and her dreams of having a family seem hopeless. With the heralding of a new year she...
Shooting the Fox
Shooting the Fox is brimming with surprising characters - the virgin and the pornographer, the adulterer, the translator, the defecting diplomat - and the inconveniences of modernity. In the end, though, it is a...
Comedy in a Minor Key
A penetrating study of ordinary people resisting the Nazi occupation - and, true to its title, a dark comedy of wartime manners - Comedy in a Minor Key tells the story of Wim and Marie, a Dutch couple who first hide a Jew they...
A Conspiracy of Friends: A Corduroy Mansions Novel
The third novel in McCall's acclaimed series about the colourful inhabitants of Corduroy Mansions, Pimlico. This installment follows the adventures of Oedipus Snark, the nasty Liberal Democrat and his mother Berthea who is writing...
Love in the Years of Lunacy
Sydney, 1942. Pearl is 18 beautiful and impetuous. She plays saxophone in an all-girl jazz band at the Trocadero. On one such evening black GI and jazz legend James Washington blows into her life, and nothing is ever the same...
Too Close to Home
Shane, an Aboriginal man, moves up the road. He was once close to Matt, Freya's partner, and he not only brings with him a different approach to life, he also has news of a boy who might be Matt's son. Despite wanting to embrace...
Embassytown: a city of contradictions on the outskirts of the universe. Avice is an immerser, a traveller on the immer, the sea of space and time below the everyday, now returned to her birth planet. Here on Arieka, humans are not...
The men in Bullfighting are each concerned with loss in different ways - of their place in their world, of power, virility, love - of the boom days and the Celtic Tiger. Brilliantly observed, funny and moving, the stories in...
All the Time in the World
An astonishing book of short fiction by one of America's finest writers, the author of The March, Ragtime, and Homer & Langley.
In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American graduate of Harvard College. From the few facts that survive of this extraordinary life, Brooks creates a luminous tale of passion and belief, magic and...
Eleven-year-old Novi just wants to blend in - not easy when you're named after a silkworm and have the most eccentric family in town. Young teacher Dom Best is new in town and must overcome his lack of confidence to support Novi's...
The Forgotten Waltz
A memory of desire: a recollection of the bewildering speed of attraction, the irreparable slip into longing. In Terenure, a pleasant suburb of Dublin, in the winter of 2009, it has snowed. Gina Moynihan, girl about town, recalls...
Thea Farmer, a reclusive and difficult retired school principal, lives with her dog in the Blue Mountains. Her career ended under a cloud a decade earlier, following a scandal involving a much younger male teacher. After losing...
The Ottoman Motel
Simon and his parents arrive in the town of Reception and check into the Ottoman Motel. Then, while Simon is asleep, his parents disappear. Are they lost? Has something terrible happened to them? Have they simply driven away? All...
Prize-winning crime author Steve Hamilton's hugely commercial mainstream breakout tells the extraordinary story of a safe-cracker trying to unlock the key to his past.
Letty Fox: Her Luck
Letty Fox tells her story as a self-styled woman in New York's world of passion, love and sexual bargaining. As a bright, uninhibited daughter of a middle class couple who believes the world is her oyster, Letty Fox tells it all -...
I Hate Martin Amis Et Al
It is 1995. Milan Zorec, an aspiring yet rejected novelist, travels from England to Bosnia to join the Serbian forces as a sniper in Sarajevo, in the final months of the longest siege in history.
A Man of Parts
Once H.G. Wells was the most famous writer in the world, 'the man who invented tomorrow'; now he feels like yesterday's man, deserted by readers and depressed by the collapse of his utopian dreams. Unfolding this astonishing...
The Book of Rachael
A young man is travelling the countryside around the Sea of Galilee preaching a message of love and justice. The preacher, Joshua of Nazareth, had a sister. Rachael falls in love with Joshua's friend, Judah of Iscariot. Then a...
A Visit from the Goon Squad
With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.
Little People: A Novel
In 1870 the celebrated midget General Tom Thumb and his troupe are touring Australia. While in Melbourne, Tom Thumb is rescued from the Yarra River by an impoverished governess, Mary Ann. She is hired by the troupe, but soon...
After a period of intense upheaval, Lydia settles in small town America and establishes a fragile peace. It is threatened by thoughts of what she has lost. She is, at least, safe in the knowledge - having altered her appearance...
Bearings is about challenging the course of our lives as well as keeping a foothold during unpredictable times.Leah Swann burrows deep into the souls of her characters to reveal universal complexities, frailties and strengths....
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After
Newly married protagonists, Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy, defends their village from an army of flesh-eating unmentionables. But the honeymoon has barely begun when poor Mr Darcy is nipped by a raging dreadful. Elizabeth knows...
The Final Testament
In true controversial James Frey style, this brilliant new novel is the final Testament of the Holy Bible
Under the Influence
Eve, now 34 and a concert cellist living in London, returns to an Australian country town for the funeral of her old school friend, Meg. As Eve and Sarah, also a school friend, face their friend Meg's death, they must also face...
London, 1857: After surviving an encounter with an escaped tiger, nine-year-old Jaffy stumbles into a job for its owner, the wild animal collector, Mr Jamrach. Commissioned by Jamrach to find and collect a sea dragon, Jaf joins a...
Deeply funny, moving, idiosyncratic and unforgettable, Pigeon English introduces a major new literary talent
A Love Letter from a Stray Moon
In this fictional tour de force Jay Griffiths creates a portrait of the artist Frida Kahlo - her devastating accident and her love for Diego Rivera - that is also a celebration of the spirit of poetry and the art of rebellion....
The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship
In every group of friends there is a leader, the one who brings the group together and encourages them to celebrate the friendship they share. Rachel Braun was that leader, until her life was cut tragically short. While her...
The Paris Wife
*A heart-wrenching story of ambition and betrayal that captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his first wife Hadley
Leningrad, 1952. Andrei, a young hospital doctor and Anna, a nursery school teacher, are forging a life together in the post-war, post-siege wreckage. But their happiness is precarious, like that of millions of Russians who must...
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
In this ingenious and spell-binding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman revisits the most influential story ever told.
Art and Craft of Approaching Your Head of Department to Submit a Request for a Raise
A novel that dispenses with the normal rules for literary composition.
The Anatomy of a Moment
Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean The new novel by the bestselling author of Soldiers of Salamis (1 million copies worldwide) has sold more than 160,000 copies in hardback in Spain since publication in 2009.
A young man is released from prison, his hands empty, his identity gone. He catches a train out of town, then hitchhikes west. He hasn't been home for 15 years. Out of the past, as memories surface, something is coming that will...
A lyrical and deeply moving novel by a twice ORANGE-listed rising star, set in pre-Independence Sudan, Egypt and post-war Britain.
Mr. Rosenblum’s List: Or Friendly Guidance for the Aspiring Englishman
A charming novel about an irrepressible man, his long-suffering wife and a Very English dream.
In a silent valley stands an isolated stone farmhouse, the Mas Lunel. Its owner is Aramon Lunel, an alcoholic so haunted by his violent past that he's become incapable of all meaningful action. Meanwhile, his sister, Audrun dreams...
Leningrad, September 1941. Hitler orders the German forces to surround the city at the start of the most dangerous, desperate winter in its history. For two pairs of lovers - Anna and Andrei, Anna's novelist father and banned...
Nazi Literature in the Americas
Lucid, insane, deadly serious, wildly playful, biblomaniacal, and perversely imaginative' Nicole Krauss
Why do we always hurt those we love the most?
An evocative and moving debut novel - based on the true story of the worst UK civilian disaster of World War Two, when 173 people were crushed to death at Bethnal Green tube station during the Blitz
The Summer without Men
An exhilarating tragicomedy about the war of the sexes and what makes women tick by the internationally bestselling author Siri Hustvedt.
Night Soul and Other Stories
New stories from a master of American fiction.
The Pile of Stuff at the Bottom of the Stairs
What's the thing you hate most about the one you love? This is the funniest, most acutely-observed novel about marriage and motherhood, children and work that's been seen in years.
When the Killing’s Done
The latest masterpiece from the unstoppable T.C. Boyle, a sweeping epic of family, ecology and the right to life - no matter what the fallout
Lucy Winters' parents have always been there for her. Loving, gentle and kind they have given her everything she could have wished for. Now, estranged from her husband, she has moved to the country to take over their thriving...
Me and Mr Booker
She should've said no when Mr Booker first tried to kiss her. That would've been the sensible thing to do. But Martha is 16, lives in a small dull town - a cemetery with lights - her father is mad, her home is stifling, and she's...
Gilly lives in a drought-ridden small town in 1970s Australia. She's left school but hasn't found a job, it's always hot and life seems a little pointless. Then Pete arrives. Gilly can't help but fall in love with him and one...
Trapped in a car wreck, upside down, bleeding, broken and in pain, Tristan and Grace are staring at death.
Sisters Tally and Grace have always dreamed of moving to the city. Yet neither of them ever expected to be living there broke, homeless and alone as happens when they become separated after an accident. The city, dominated by...
Dream of Ding Village
The life and death of an entire community is told by a dead boy. His story reveals the moral vacuum at the heart of Communist-capitalist China. During a blood-contamination scandal in Henan province, villagers sell their blood,...
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
* Mma Ramotswe's twelfth adventure; published in Little, Brown hardback
A young wife and mother watches a clock that seems forever stuck at three-in-the-afternoon. Her husband didn't come home last night. She lives for Tuesdays and Thursdays, when she can escape to a less humdrum life. Jonathan, man...
Bright and Distant Shores
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...
One of Our Thursdays is Missing
Thursday Next returns in another inventive, funny and fantastical adventure by the comic and creative genius, Jasper Fforde
Angelica: A Novel
When Constance married Joseph Barton she believed she had found her ultimate husband and protector. But after three miscarriages and the troubled birth of their daughter, Angelica, Constance begins to fear his intentions. Sensing...
One Foot in Eden
The year is 1951 and Holland Winchester, the local thug and a war veteran, has gone missing from his small, backwater South Carolina town. The local sheriff, Will Alexander, has a gut feeling Holland's been murdered but the...
This Too Shall Pass
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....
What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us
The stories in Laura van den Berg's rich and inventive debut illuminate the intersection of the mythic and the mundane. Rendered with grace and precision, this breathtaking collection is narrated by women yearning for absolution,...
The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, its island home and gator-wrestling theme park, is swiftly being encroached upon by a competitor. To save her family, Ava must journey on her own to a...
Four adults converge on Circular Quay, site of the iconic Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Crowds of tourists mix with the locals, enjoying the glorious surroundings and the play of light on water. But each of the four...
Gary, driven by thirty years of diverted plans, and Irene are trying to rebuild their life together. Across the water on the mainland, Irene and Gary's grown daughter, Rhoda is starting her own life. She fantasizes about the...
Jan Karski, a young Polish officer, joined the Polish underground after escaping from a Soviet detention camp, before he was captured and brutally tortured by the Gestapo. Escaping from the Germans, Karski was charged with the...
The Indignities by Graeme Aitken - the glittering sequel to Vanity Fierce (Random House 1986)In Vanity Fierce,Stephen Spear went to extreme lengths to snare his man.In this comic sequel, Stephen ingeniously bypasses his landmark...
When Sister Evangeline of the St Rose Convent stumbles across a mysterious correspondence with Abigail Rockefeller in the archive, it reveals that angels once walked among us... and might still. This discovery plunges Evangeline...
The Three Weissmanns of Westport
The Weissmann sisters Miranda, an impulsive but successful literary agent, and Annie, a pragmatic library director, quite unexpectedly find themselves the middle-aged products of a broken home.
Crime is a collection of true crime stories told by one of Germany's most prominent defense lawyers. Some of the cases are strange, some bewildering and others heartbreaking, but all are told with genuine concern for those who...
The Lightkeeper’s Wife
Elderly and in poor health, Mary fulfils her wish to herself to live out her last days on Bruny Island with only her regrets and memories for company. A long time ago, her late husband was the lighthousekeeper on Bruny, and she'd...
O: A Presidential Novel
O: A Presidential Novel is a novel about aspiration and delusion, set during the presidential election of 2012 and written by an anonymous author who has spent years observing politics and the fraught relationship between public...
Yearn: Tales of Lust and Longing
A collection of nine sensual, witty and mystical stories marking Tobsha Learner's return to the short story format, and exploring the universal experiences of obsession, romantic encounters and secret regrets. In Yearn, the line...
The Lover’s Dictionary
Told as a series of dictionary entries, The Lover's Dictionary is an intimate portrait of a relationship in all its guises; a compelling, deeply romantic story of two people loving each other: passionately, imperfectly. Through...
The Raven’s Heart: The Story of a Quest, a Castle and Mary Queen of Scots
1561. A ship carries Mary, Queen of Scots, home from the French court to wrest back control of her throne. Masquerading as a male crew member, Alison Blackadder must find a way to gain the Queen's favour so she can win back her...
Part thriller, part gothic tragedy, part comedy of manners, Mistaken also brilliantly evokes the divided Dublin of the 1960s and the trauma of adolescence
A Visit from the Goon Squad
From one of today's boldest writers comes a sly, surprising, and exhilarating novel about time, survival, and the electrifying sparks ignited at the seams of our lives by colliding destinies.
Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East
This volume celebrates the magnificent achievement of 20th-century Middle Eastern literature that has been neglected in the English-speaking world.
The Other Family
Chrissie, in the twenty-three years she'd been together with Richie, had always believed that he loved her. He loved their three daughters and their house in Highgate and their happy, lively existence. But if she really was the...
Before I Fall
As compelling as The Lovely Bones and as memorable as Jenny Downham's Before I Die, this will become a word-of-mouth phenomenon.
David Pepin has loved his wife since the moment they met, and he can't imagine living without her - yet he obsessively contemplates her demise. Soon she's dead, and he's both deeply distraught and the prime suspect. The detectives...
Dracula in Love
Dracula's beautiful, eternal muse, Mina - the most famous woman in vampire lore - vividly recounts the joys and terrors of a passionate affair that has linked her and Count Dracula through the centuries. Time falls away as she is...
Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi
Jeff Atman is in Venice to cover the opening of the Biennale. He's expecting to see a load of art, go to a lot of parties. He's not expecting to meet the spellbinding Laura, who will completely transform his few days in the city....
Claudia’s Big Break
Claudia Taylor's life is a mess. Her latest disaster? An ill-advised fling. In an attempt to get some perspective on her life, Claudia jets off to glorious Santorini with friends Tara and Sophie. But it's not long before they're...
A Reliable Wife
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...
While the Women are Sleeping
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The Indigo Sky
In 1957, when piano teacher Ilona Talivaldis arrived in the sleepy little town of Jingera, she was mocked as the 'reffo from Latvia'. Just four years on, she and her 14-year-old daughter Zidra are at the heart of the community....
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