Costa book awards shortlists 2017

Reservoir 13

Reservoir 13

Jon McGregor

From the award-winning author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and Even the Dogs. Reservoir 13 tells the story of many lives haunted by one family's loss.

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Under a Pole Star

Under a Pole Star

Stef Penney

A panoramic historical epic and an unforgettable love story from the author of the Costa-winning The Tenderness of Wolves, for fans of Sarah Perry, Jessie Burton and Donna Tartt

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Home Fire

Home Fire

Kamila Shamsie

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Tin Man

Tin Man

Sarah Winman

The unforgettable and achingly tender new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS.

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Montpelier Parade

Montpelier Parade

Karl Geary

The house is on Montpelier Parade: just across town, but it might as well be a different world. Working on the garden with his father one Saturday, Sonny is full of curiosity. Then the back door eases open and she comes down the...

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The Haunting of Henry Twist: Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2017

The Haunting of Henry Twist: Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2017

Rebecca F. John

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A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini

A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini

Caroline Moorehead

Mussolini was not only ruthless: he was subtle and manipulative. But the tide turned in 1924 when his assassins went too far, horror spread across Italy and twenty years of struggle began. Among those whose disgust hardened into...

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In the Days of Rain

In the Days of Rain

Rebecca Stott

In the vein of Bad Blood and Why be Happy when you can be Normal?: an enthralling, at times shocking, and deeply personal family memoir of growing up in, and breaking away from, a fundamentalist Christian cult.

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Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table

Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon’s Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table

Stephen Westaby

An incredible memoir from one of the world's most eminent heart surgeons and some of the most remarkable and poignant cases he's worked on.

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Kumukanda

Kumukanda

Kayo Chingonyi

Translating as 'initiation', kumukanda is the name given to the rites a young boy from the Luvale tribe must pass through before he is considered a man. In this book, the poems explore this passage: between two worlds, ancestral...

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On Balance

On Balance

Sinead Morrissey

Sinead Morrissey's poems consider spectacular feats of human engineering from our radically unstable perspective.

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Useful Verses

Useful Verses

Richard Osmond

A brilliant debut collection from an exciting new voice in British poetry.

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Moonrise

Moonrise

Sarah Crossan

Joe hasn't seen his brother for ten years, and it's for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row. But now Ed's execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other...

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 Read reviewWed Wabbit

Wed Wabbit

Lissa Evans

A hugely funny 'down the rabbit hole' adventure from the author of internationally bestselling 'Small Change for Stuart', which was shortlisted for both the Carnegie Medal and Costa Award.

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The Island at the End of Everything

The Island at the End of Everything

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Ami lives on Culion, where some of the inhabitants - including her mother - have leprosy. She loves her home - but then islanders untouched by sickness are forced to leave. Desperate to return, Ami finds a strange and fragile hope...

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