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 Special priceA Little Life

A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015 A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance.

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 Special priceThe Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth

The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth

William Boyd

The dazzling new book from one of Britain's best-selling novelists.

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 Special priceThe Glass Bead Game

The Glass Bead Game

Hermann Hesse

In the remote Kingdom of Castalia, the scholars of the Twenty Third century play the Glass Bead Game. The elaborately coded game is a fusion of all human knowledge - of maths, music, philosophy, science, and art. Intrigued as a...

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 Special priceThe Mothers

The Mothers

Brit Bennett

Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret.

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 Special priceMunich

Munich

Robert Harris

September 1938. Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace. The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there. Munich. When the...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Ninth Hour

The Ninth Hour

Alice McDermott

From the National Book Award-winning author comes a luminous, deeply humane novel about three generations of an Irish immigrant family in 1940s and 1950s Brooklyn - for fans of Anne Tyler, Anne Enright and Colm...

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 Special priceThe Reader

The Reader

Bernhard Schlink, Carol Brown Janeway

A German novel exploring the themes of betrayal, guilt and memory against the background of the Holocaust.

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 Special priceThe Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending

Julian Barnes

Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more...

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 Special priceWhite Fur

White Fur

Jardine Libaire

A gorgeous, gritty, erotic love story - an urban, edgy Romeo and Juliet set in 1980s New York City. Pretty Woman meets A Little Life

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Winter

Ali Smith

From the peerless author of Autumn and How to be both - the second novel in the Seasonal quartet.

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 Special priceThe Shepherd's Crown

The Shepherd’s Crown

Terry Pratchett, Paul Kidby

A SHIVERING OF WORLDSDeep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad. As the fairy...

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Bring Up the Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies

Hilary Mantel

The sequel to Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times -bestseller Wolf Hall delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn.

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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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 Special priceForest Dark

Forest Dark

Nicole Krauss

[A] novel about personal transformation that interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals, an older lawyer and a young novelist, whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert.

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Deadlier: 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women

Deadlier: 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women

Sophie Hannah

100 of the best crime stories written by women, selected and introduced by award-winning author Sophie Hannah.

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 Special priceThe Neighborhood

The Neighborhood

Mario Vargas Llosa, Edith Grossman

A thrilling tale of desire and Peruvian corruption from the world-renowned Nobel Laureate.

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 Special priceMiss Boston and Miss Hargreaves

Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves

Rachel Malik

'I liked Wheal Rock from the first,' she had said. This was recorded in her police statement.'I liked it because it was quiet, because it reminded me of a place where I lived for a long time, the place that I grew...

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Irene (The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy)

Irene (The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy)

Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne

Pierre Lemaitre is known for writing crime fiction with an alchemical mix of white-knuckle intensity, fearlessly unconventional plotting, and psychologically intricate character development. In Irene Lemaitre ingeniously uses five...

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 Special priceEm And The Big Hoom

Em And The Big Hoom

Jerry Pinto

She was always Em to us. There may have been a time when we called her something ordinary like Mummy, or Ma, but I don't remember. She was Em, and our father, sometimes, was the Big Hoom. In a tiny flat in Bombay Imelda Mendes -...

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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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 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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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 priceOnly Revolutions

Only Revolutions

Mark Z Danielewski

A pastiche of Joyce and Beckett, with heapings of Derrida's Glas and Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 thrown in for good measure, Danielewski's follow-up to House of Leaves is a similarly dizzying tour of the modernist...

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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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 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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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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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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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 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 priceMy Brain Is Hanging Upside Down

My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down

David Heatley

What if you wrote and drew a comic strip that honestly depicted every sexual experience you ever had, from junior school (don't ask) to last week (ditto)? It would force you to re-examine your life in ways that would make your...

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