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 Special priceThe French Art of War

The French Art of War

Alexis Jenni

Angry, dazzling and humane, The French Art of War is the Goncourt-winning novel about the intervals of peace and the moments of unspeakable savagery in French wars spanning half the world and half a century.

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 Special priceAll the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

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 of World War II.

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 Special priceThe Magic Toyshop

The Magic Toyshop

Angela Carter, Carmen Callil

In this, her second novel, (awarded the 1967 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize) Angela Carter's brilliant imagination and starting intensity of style explore and extend the nature and boundaries of love.

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 Special priceSome Rain Must Fall

Some Rain Must Fall

Karl Ove Knausgaard

The fifth installment in the epic six-volume My Struggle cycle is here, highly anticipated by Karl Ove Knausgaard's dedicated fan club--and the first in the cycle to be published separately in Canada.

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 Special priceIf On A Winter's Night A Traveller

If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller

Italo Calvino

You go into a bookshop and buy If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino. You try to track down the original book you were reading but end up with a different narrative again. This remarkable novel leads you through many...

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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 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 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 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 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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How to Build a Girl

How to Build a Girl

Caitlin Moran

Johanna Morrigan, 14, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there's no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde - fast-talking, hard-drinking Gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex...

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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 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 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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 Special priceSmall Island

Small Island

Andrea Levy

The multi-award-winning, million copy bestseller... 'the literary equivalent of a switch-back ride' - Sunday Times

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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 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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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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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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An Expensive Education

An Expensive Education

Nick McDonell

McDonell's third novel takes readers into Harvard through its dormitories and dining halls, into its elite finals clubs and lecture halls. An Expensive Education is a smart, relentless novel set at the troubled intersection of...

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 Special priceFires

Fires

Raymond Carver

Fires is the best introduction to the full range and humanity of Carver's writing. It contains four essays, including a moving memoir od his father's working life in the saw-mills of the Pacific Northwest, a tribute to his mentor...

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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 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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 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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A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts

A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts

Sebastian Faulks

From the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of Birdsong comes a new novel about love and warNfive transporting stories and five unforgettable lives, linked across centuries.

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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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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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