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Ducks, Newburyport

Ducks, Newburyport

Lucy Ellmann

An utterly original novel, longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize in which one woman navigates, through compelling inner monologue, the tension and disquiet of contemporary America.

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 Read reviewImaginary Friend

Imaginary Friend

Stephen Chbosky

An epic literary event twenty years in the making: the new novel from Stephen Chbosky - author of multi-million copy sensation The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Secret Commonwealth (The Book of Dust, Volume 2)

The Secret Commonwealth (The Book of Dust, Volume 2)

Philip Pullman

Master storyteller Philip Pullman continues the incredible journey of Lyra Silvertongue in the second volume of The Book of Dust.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Eighth Life (For Brilka)

The Eighth Life (For Brilka)

Nino Haratischvili, Ruth Martin, Charlotte Collins

At the start of the twentieth century, on the edge of the Russian Empire, a family prospers. It owes its success to a delicious chocolate recipe, passed down the generations with great solemnity and caution. A caution which is...

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Black Leopard, Red Wolf (Dark Star Trilogy Book 1)

Black Leopard, Red Wolf (Dark Star Trilogy Book 1)

Marlon James

A spectacular, genre-redefining literary fantasy novel from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings. 

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The Priory of the Orange Tree

The Priory of the Orange Tree

Samantha Shannon

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 Read reviewThe Life to Come

The Life to Come

Michelle de Kretser

Michelle de Kretser's fifth novel is both a delicious satire on the way we live now and a deeply moving examination of the true nature of friendship.

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 Read reviewThe Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling power. Combining unforgettably vivid characters and thrilling suspense, it is a beautiful, addictive triumph - a sweeping...

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 Read reviewBig Sky

Big Sky

Kate Atkinson

A brilliant new literary crime novel from number one bestseller Kate Atkinson

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 Read reviewKilling Commendatore

Killing Commendatore

Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel, Ted Goossen

The ambitious major new novel from this internationally celebrated writer, on the scale of his bestselling 1Q84.

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Pachinko

Pachinko

Min Jin Lee

A victorian epic transplanted to Japan, following a Korean family of immigrants through eight decades and four generations.

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The Nest

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Ferociously astute, warm and funny, The Nest is a brilliant debut chronicling the hilarity and savagery of family life.

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 Read reviewThe Queen of the Night

The Queen of the Night

Alexander Chee

From a writer praised by Junot Diaz as 'the fire, in my opinion, and the light', Alexander Chee's mesmerizing novel The Queen of the Night follows one woman's rise from circus rider to courtesan to world-renowned...

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Middlemarch

Middlemarch

George Eliot

`If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life...' Dorothea is bright, beautiful and rebellious. But their stories do not proceed as expected and both they, and the other inhabitants of Middlemarch, must struggle...

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Ohio

Stephen Markley

The debut of a major talent; a lyrical and emotional novel set in an archetypal small town in northeastern Ohio-a region ravaged by the Great Recession, an opioid crisis, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan-depicting one...

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 Read reviewBarkskins

Barkskins

Annie Proulx

From Annie Proulx, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain, comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about the taking down of the world's forests. ...

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 Read reviewTell The Truth, Shame The Devil

Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil

Melina Marchetta

With its cast of unforgettable characters, social insight and wry wit, Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil is an irresistible novel about human identity, lost children and the nature of real love.

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All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation...

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A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings

Marlon James

The winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize. Set against the backdrop of 1970s reggae culture, disco, sex and excess comes this remarkable re-imagining of the attempted assassination of Bob Marley

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 Read reviewThe Luminaries

The Luminaries

Eleanor Catton

The astonishing and epic novel that won the 2013 Man Booker Prize

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