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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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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 Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Arundhati Roy

An epic novel of love and history and the perseverance of the human spirit in the face of loss and tragedy --

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 Read reviewProvenance

Provenance

Ann Leckie

Ann Leckie's debut Ancillary Justice is the only book to ever win all three of science fiction's biggest awards (the Hugo, the Nebula and the Clarke) - now she's back with a powerful story of theft, privilege, and birthright

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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 Nest

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 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

Chief Inspector Bish Ortley of the London Met, divorced and still grieving the death of his son, has been drowning his anger in Scotch. Something has to give, and he's no sooner suspended from the force than a busload of British...

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 Read reviewThe World of Tomorrow

The World of Tomorrow

Brendan Mathews

From the smoky jazz joints of Harlem to the mobster warehouses in Hell's Kitchen, The World of Tomorrow delivers superb storytelling, unforgettable characters, and a thoroughly good time.

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Eligible

Curtis Sittenfeld

For sisters Liz and Jane, coming home to suburban Cincinnati means being paraded at the Lucas family's BBQ, where burgers are served alongside the eligible men. But it's difficult to focus on re-booting their love lives when the...

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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 Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair

The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair

Joel Dicker, Sam Taylor

August 30, 1975. The day of the disappearance. The day a small New Hampshire town lost its innocence. That summer Harry Quebert fell in love with fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan. Thirty-three years later, her body is dug up from...

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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 reviewThe Luminaries

The Luminaries

Eleanor Catton (Y)

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

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Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest

David Foster Wallace

* The cult novel by one of America's most acclaimed authors, reissued with a fresh new jacket look

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1Q84: Books 1, 2 and 3

1Q84: Books 1, 2 and 3

Haruki Murakami

The year is 1984. Aomame sits in a taxi on the expressway in Tokyo. Her work is not the kind which can be discussed in public but she is in a hurry to carry out an assignment and, with the traffic at a stand-still, the driver...

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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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