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 Special priceA Spool of Blue Thread

A Spool of Blue Thread

Anne Tyler

'It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon...' This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that day in July 1959. The whole family on the porch, relaxed, half-listening as...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Healing Party

The Healing Party

Micheline Lee

An electrifying debut novel about faith and lies, the spirit and the flesh.When her mother is diagnosed with a terminal illness, Natasha returns to the home she fled many years before. But her father, a Charismatic...

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 Special priceDays Without End

Days Without End

Sebastian Barry

After signing up for the US army in the 1850s, aged barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, go on to fight in the Indian wars and, ultimately, the Civil War. Having fled terrible hardships they find...

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 Special priceFoal's Bread

Foal’s Bread

Gillian Mears

A special hardback edition of the award-winning novel about two generations of the Nancarrow family and the high-jumping horse circuit prior to the Second World War, published to commemorate the life and work of Gillian Mears,...

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The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli

Picking his way through a labyrinth of high-comedy corruption, delicious meals, vendetta firepower, and carefully planted false clues, Inspector Salvo Montalbano can be relied on, whatever the cost, to get to the heart of the...

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The Early Stories of Truman Capote

The Early Stories of Truman Capote

Truman Capote, Hilton Als

In a small Southern town, a teenage girl anxiously waits for her date to arrive. A woman fights to save the life of a child who has her lover's eyes. Best friends on the Upper East Side discuss the theoretical murder of husbands.

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 Special priceConclave

Conclave

Robert Harris

The new bestseller from the author of An Officer and a Spy, The Ghost and Fatherland.

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Above Sugar Hill

Above Sugar Hill

Linda Mannheim

Above Sugar Hill is an unforgettable collection of short stories set in Washington Heights, New York City. Located between 145th and 181st Street - roads no one from outside the neighbourhood is expected to visit. It is a...

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The Age of Reinvention

The Age of Reinvention

Karine Tuil, Sam Taylor

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The Aloe

The Aloe

Katherine Mansfield, Kirsty Gunn

Linda Burnell dreams, listless and distant, whilst downstairs her mother sets in order the family s new home in the New Zealand countryside. Her vigorous and exhausting husband, Stanley, is at the office, but will return with...

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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories

Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel delivers a collection of contemporary short stories that demonstrate what modern England has become, writing about gender, marriage, class, family, and sex, cutting to the core of human experience.

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Bad Intentions

Bad Intentions

Karin Fossum, Charlotte Barslund

Inspector Sejer returns in this expertly crafted mystery about troubled teenagers--and two tragic deaths.

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 Special priceBig Girl Now

Big Girl Now

Anjum Hasan

Set in contemporary India, Big Girl Now follows the story of a young woman who moves from a small hill town to Bangalore. This is one of the first Indian novels to explore the situation of a young girl in a big city and to do so...

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The Boy Who Followed Ripley

The Boy Who Followed Ripley

Patricia Highsmith

Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless young man without a past' who will stop at nothing. -Frank Rich

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Camille: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy

Camille: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy

Pierre Lemaitre

Following the horror of Irene and the thrills of Alex, Camille is the heart-stopping final chapter of Lemaitre's trilogy. Drawn once again into a labyrinthine web with answers ever out of reach, Camille must draw on all his talent...

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The Cities of the Plain

The Cities of the Plain

Cormac McCarthy

The completed trilogy emerges as a landmark in American literature' Guardian

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 Special priceCity on Fire

City on Fire

Garth Risk Hallberg

It's New Year's Eve, 1976, and New York is a city on the verge. As midnight approaches, a blizzard sets in - and an unmistakable sound rings out across Central Park. Gunshots. Two of them. The search for the shooter will bring...

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The Dream of the Celt

The Dream of the Celt

Mario Vargas Llosa

In an epic and moving novel spanning three continents, one of the world's greatest writers re-imagines the life of Roger Casement, the most controversial hero of Irish nationalism.

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The Fifth Floor

The Fifth Floor

Michael Harvey

Harvey's sizzling, intricately woven follow-up to The Chicago Way opens with murder in contemporary Chicago and winds its way back to Mrs. O'Leary's cow and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

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Flood of Fire

Flood of Fire

Amitav Ghosh

Originally published: Great Britain: John Murray (Publishers), 2015.

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Greed

Greed

Elfriede Jelinek, Martin Chalmers

Kurt Janisch is an ambitious but frustrated country policeman who talks to a lot of people in the line of duty, particularly women. Things go from bad to worse for Janisch and the women who fall for him. Someone sees and knows too...

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 Read reviewWoes of the True Policeman

Woes of the True Policeman

Roberto Bolano, Natasha Wimmer

Originally published in 2011 by Editorial Anagrama, Spain, as Los sinsabores del verdadero policaia --T.p. verso.

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Home Land

Home Land

Sam Lipsyte

Welcome to the most twisted high-school reunion imaginable, from a rising star of American satire.

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 Special priceThe House of Ulloa

The House of Ulloa

Emilia Pardo Bazan

Set in a Spanish mansion, this is the story of innocent and timid Father Julian Alvarez as he tries to turn the aristocratic owner away from drinking, womanizing and emptying the last of the family coffers.

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 Special priceIsaac's Army

Isaac’s Army

Matthew Brzezinski

An action-packed, heroic history of the underground Jewish army in Nazi-occupied Warsaw, based on interviews with its few surviving members.

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Kaltenburg

Kaltenburg

Marcel Beyer, Alan Bance

A book about a great man, a giant in the world of science with all-too-human flaws, Kaltenburg is a beautifully detailed novel from a major German writer that brings to life both an individual and a whole world: Ludwig...

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 Special price Read reviewKitchens of the Great Midwest

Kitchens of the Great Midwest

J. Ryan Stradal

Joyful, quirky and heartwarming, this is the story of a girl who becomes a world-famous chef, told by those who love her, envy her and never forget her.

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 Special priceThe Last Empress

The Last Empress

Anchee Min

At the end of the nineteenth century China is rocked by foreign attacks and local rebellions. The only constant is the power wielded by one woman, Tzu Hsi, also known as Empress Orchid. The author brings the important figures in...

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Long, Last, Happy

Long, Last, Happy

Barry Hannah

Called the best fiction writer to appear in the South since Flannery O'Connor (Larry McMurtry), acclaimed author Hannah ( Airships, Bats Out of Hell ) returns with an all-new collection of short stories.

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 Special price Read reviewLunatic in My Head

Lunatic in My Head

Anjum Hasan

Set against the backdrop of a small Indian hill town called Shillong, this title is a beautiful lyrical novel about three lives in limbo. A compelling debut by a major new talent, will appeal to readers of Arundhati Roy.

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The Madagaskar Plan

The Madagaskar Plan

Guy Saville

The year is 1952. There is peace in Europe, but a victorious Germany continues to consolidate power in Afrika. The Iynchpin to their final solution is Madagaskar. Hitler has approved the resettlement of European Jews to the remote...

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 Special priceMayan Mendacity

Mayan Mendacity

L.J.M. Owen

Dr Elizabeth Pimms has a new puzzle. What is the story behind the tiny skeletons discovered on a Guatemalan island? And how do they relate to an ancient Mayan queen? The bones, along with other remains, are a gift for Elizabeth....

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Middle C

Middle C

William H Gass

A literary event--the long-awaited novel, almost two decades in work, by one of the most revered American writers, author of the universally acclaimed The Tunnel and Omensetter's Luck. Gass investigates the nature of human...

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 Special priceO Pioneers!

O Pioneers!

Willa Cather

A tale of a pioneer woman who tames the wild, hostile lands of the Nebraskan prairie. It is also about what it means to be American.

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 Special pricePhilida

Philida

Andre Brink

Philida is the mother of four children by Francois Brink, the son of her master. The year is 1832 and the Cape is rife with rumours about the liberation of the slaves. Philida decides to risk her whole life by lodging a complaint...

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 Special priceThe Place of Dead Roads

The Place of Dead Roads

William Burroughs

A controversial reworking of well-trodden American myth by the author of 'Naked Lunch'.

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Rodin's Debutante

Rodin’s Debutante

Ward Just

Lee Goodell's life decisions--to become a sculptor, to sojourn in the mean streets of the South Side, to marry into the haute-intellectual culture of Hyde Park--play out against the crude glamour of mid-century Chicago.

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 Special priceThe Sixth Key

The Sixth Key

Adriana Koulias

In late 2011 a cryptic invitation leads a crime novelist to Venice's Island of the Dead. Once there he is captivated by his host's tale, which spans the centuries - but seemingly begins and ends in the dark days of the 1930s...In...

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Spooner

Spooner

Pete Dexter

This is the story of the lifelong tie between former naval officer Calmer Ottosson and his step son, Warren Spooner--a troubled adolescent-turned-violent-adult, whom Calmer will never understand.

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 Special priceTender is the Night

Tender is the Night

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nicole and Dick Diver are a wealthy, elegant, magnetic couple. A coterie of admirers are drawn to them, none more so than the blooming young starlet Rosemary Hoyt. When Rosemary falls for Dick, the Diver's calculated perfection...

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 Special priceThat Man in Our Lives

That Man in Our Lives

Xu Xi

In That Man in Our Lives, New York-Hong Kong author Xu Xi extends the fictional universe of her earlier novels. New York is the perch from which she examines the shifting balance of power between China and the U.S., set...

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 Special priceThe Ticket That Exploded

The Ticket That Exploded

William Burroughs

This is the second novel, alongside 'The Soft Machine' and 'Nova Express', in William Burroughs' classic 'Cut-Up Trilogy'.

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The Tragedy of Mister Morn

The Tragedy of Mister Morn

Vladimir Nabokov, Thomas Karshan, Anastasia Tolstoy

Morn, a masked king, rules over a realm to which he has restored order after a violent revolution. Secretly in love with Midia, the wife of a banished revolutionary, Morn finds himself facing renewed bloodshed and disaster when...

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 Special priceThe Twelve

The Twelve

Justin Cronin

The second instalment of the bestselling The Passage Trilogy

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The Waves

The Waves

Virginia Woolf, Jeanette Winterson, Gillian Beer

WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY JEANETTE WINTERSON AND GILLIAN BEERThe Waves is an astonishingly beautiful and poetic novel.The Vintage Classics Virginia Woolf series has been curated by Jeanette Winterson, and the texts used are based on...

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West of Here

West of Here

Jonathan Evison

Set in the fictional town of Port Bonita, on Washington State's rugged Pacific coast, West of Here is propelled by a story that both re-creates and celebrates the American experience.

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