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The Flamethrowers

The Flamethrowers

Rachel Kushner

The year is 1977 and Reno - so called because of the place of her birth - has come to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. Reno meets a group of dreamers and raconteurs who submit her to...

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Who We Were

Who We Were

Lucy Neave

Melbourne, 1938. Annabel's dream is to be a scientist. Falling in love is not part of her plan. But when she meets Bill Whitten she knows instantly that they are destined for each other. She has to wait for him to come back from...

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Just-a-girl

Just-a-girl

Kirsten Krauth

Layla is only 14. As she sits in bed with a laptop, her mother Margot sleeps in the next room. But what separates them is more than just a wall. just_a_girl tears into the fabric of contemporary...

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 Read reviewNow Showing

Now Showing

Ron Elliott

Brimming with cinematic references, Now Showing is best consumed with a tub of hot popcorn. For the price of two movie tickets, screenwriter Ron Elliott's criminally good mini novels bring cinema's best known...

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The Son

The Son

Philipp Meyer

From the author of the highly acclaimed American Rust comes his eagerly awaited second novel, an extraordinary multi-generational Texan epic

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 Read reviewViennese Romance: a novel

Viennese Romance: a novel

David Vogel, Dalya Bilu

Michael Rost, an 18-year-old Jewish youth hungry for experience, comes to Vienna and forms passing relationships with everyone who crosses his path: whores, revolutionaries, paupers, army officers, and rich men who frequent...

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 Read reviewA Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists

A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists

Jane Rawson

A meditation on happiness - where and in what place and with who we can find our centre, a perceptive vision of where our world is headed, and a testament to the power of memory and imagination, this is the best of novels: both...

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 Read reviewBig Brother

Big Brother

Lionel Shriver

When Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at the airport, she doesn't recognize him. In the years since they've seen one another, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? Big...

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 Special priceBurial Rites

Burial Rites

Hannah Kent

Based on a true story, Burial Rites is an astonishing and moving novel about the truths we claim to know and the ways in which we interpret what we're told. In beautiful, cut-glass prose, Hannah Kent portrays Iceland's...

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 Read reviewElemental

Elemental

Amanda Curtin

Nearing the end of her life, Meggie Tulloch takes up her pen to write a story for her granddaughter, Laura. It begins in the first years of the twentieth century, in a place where howling winds spin salt and sleet sucked up from...

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The Infatuations

The Infatuations

Javier Marias, Margaret Jull Costa

Every day, Maria Dolz stops for breakfast at the same cafe. And every day she enjoys watching a handsome couple who follow the same routine. Then one day they aren't there, and she feels obscurely bereft. It is only later, when...

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 Read reviewThe Memory Trap

The Memory Trap

Andrea Goldsmith

A novel about memory, music, friendship, family rifts and reconciliation, this is an intelligent, compelling read set in Melbourne.

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 Read reviewThe Orphan Master's Son

The Orphan Master’s Son

Adam Johnson

An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master's Son follows a young man's journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.

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 Read reviewA World of Other People

A World of Other People

Steven Carroll

Set in 1941 during the Blitz, A World of Other People traces the love affair of Jim, an Australian pilot in Bomber Command, and Iris, a forthright Englishwoman finding her voice as a writer.

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 Read reviewLetters to the End of Love

Letters to the End of Love

Yvette Walker

Three stories, three secrets, three marriages.

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 Read reviewSteeplechase

Steeplechase

Krissy Kneen

I force myself to take the phone away from my ear and search for the last incoming call. I store the number under one word, 'sister'. I know I should have used her name but it is all I can think of in this moment. Sister. My...

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Rosie Project

Rosie Project

Graeme Simsion

A first-date dud, socially awkward, and overly fond of quick-dry clothes, Don Tillman has given up on love. Until a chance encounter gives him an idea.

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Harvest

Jim Crace

Timeless yet singular, mythical yet deeply personal, this novel is about one man and his unnamed village that speaks for a way of life lost for ever. It evokes the tragedy of land pillaged and communities scattered, as England's...

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The Fine Colour of Rust

The Fine Colour of Rust

Paddy O'Reilly

If you loved A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, you'll love The Fine Colour of Rust.

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 Read reviewCat & Fiddle: a novel

Cat & Fiddle: a novel

Lesley Jorgensen

Cat & Fiddle centres on two families whose lives become intertwined at the country estate of Bourne Abbey in rural Wiltshire. While Dr Choudhury is busy advising Henry Bourne on the restoration of the abbey to its former glory,...

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 Read reviewThe Secret Lives Of Men

The Secret Lives Of Men

Georgia Blain

In these haunting stories, Georgia Blain explores human nature in all its richness: our motivations, our desires and our shortcomings. The men in these tales frequently linger at the edges - their longings & failures exerting a...

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn

Flynn's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds readers at every turn. When his wife disappears on their anniversary, Nick starts having cringe-worthy daydreams...

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 Read reviewWe are not the Same Anymore

We are not the Same Anymore

Chris Somerville

A man turns up at his daughter's birthday party with a goldfish in an ice-cream container. On the way to collect firewood, a woman and her teenaged neighbour crash in a snowstorm. An unwilling son helps his sister and father put...

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The Fall of the Stone City

The Fall of the Stone City

Ismail Kadare

In September 1943, German soldiers advance on the ancient gates of Gjirokaster, Albania. It is the first step in a carefully planned invasion. But once at the mouth of the city, the troops are taken aback by a surprising act of...

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 Special priceThe Twelve

The Twelve

Justin Cronin

The second instalment of the bestselling The Passage Trilogy

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 Read reviewLike a House on Fire

Like a House on Fire

Cate Kennedy

From prizewinning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimedDark Roots. In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies and injustices and...

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Fifty Shades of Grey: Book 1 of the Fifty Shades trilogy

Fifty Shades of Grey: Book 1 of the Fifty Shades trilogy

E. L. James

As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Christian keeps hidden away from public view ...

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 Read reviewMy Hundred Lovers

My Hundred Lovers

Susan Johnson

Lyrical and enigmatic, sensual and elegiac, My Hundred Lovers tells the history of one woman through her sensual and sexual experiences and relationships. A woman, on the eve of her sixtieth birthday, looks back on her story of...

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Revenge

Revenge

Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder

In the tradition of classical Japanese poetic collections, the stories in this title are linked through recurring images and motifs, as each story follows on from the one before while simultaneously introducing new characters and...

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 Read reviewMullumbimby

Mullumbimby

Melissa Lucashenko

A darkly funny novel of romantic love and cultural warfare from one of Australia's most admired Indigenous voices. When Jo Breen uses her divorce settlement to buy a neglected property in the Byron Bay hinterland, she is hoping...

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The Hobbit

The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien

Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children's fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.

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A Memory Of Light: Book 14 of the Wheel of Time

A Memory Of Light: Book 14 of the Wheel of Time

Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson

For twenty years The Wheel of Time has enthralled more than forty million readers in over thirty-two languages. A Memory of Light brings this majestic fantasy creation to its richly satisfying conclusion.

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The Drinker

The Drinker

Hans Fallada

Written by Hans Fallada in a notebook while he was incarcerated in a Nazi insane asylum. Discovered after his death, it tells the tale -- often fierce, often poignant, often even extremely funny -- of a small businessman losing...

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 Read reviewMay We be Forgiven

May We be Forgiven

A. M. Homes

The dark and dazzling new novel from the author of the major bestseller This Book Will Save Your Life

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 Read reviewThe Voyage

The Voyage

Murray Bail

Frank Delage, piano manufacturer from Sydney, travels to Vienna, a city immersed in music, to present the Delage concert grand. He hopes to impress with its technical precision, its improvement on the old pianos of Europe. How...

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All The Way

All The Way

Marie Darrieussecq, Penny Hueston

Solange wants to have sex. Will it be with one of the boys at school? The exchange student? The fireman she meets at the disco when she sneaks out one night? Or with Arnaud, the coolest boy she knows? She'd like to see more of her...

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Maria Semple

An irresistibly funny, brilliantly original coming-of-age novel

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Emerald City and Other Stories

Emerald City and Other Stories

Jennifer Egan

From the bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prizewinning A Visit From the Goon Squad.

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Pure

Pure

Andrew Miller

The author of the prize-winning, hugely acclaimed Ingenius Pain returns to the 18th century with an enthralling tale set in pre-revolutionary Paris.

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 Special priceSafe as Houses

Safe as Houses

Marie-Helene Bertino

The stories of Safe as Houses are magical and original and help answer such universal and existential questions as: How far will we go to stay loyal to our friends? Can we love a man even though he is inches shorter than our...

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The House of Rumour

The House of Rumour

Jake Arnott

From the author of the cult hit The Long Firm, a mind-bending, thrilling journey into 20th-century history and outer space.

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 Read reviewThe Beginner's Goodbye

The Beginner’s Goodbye

Anne Tyler

When Dorothy came back from the dead, Aaron noticed that some people simply ignored the fact; As Aaron starts to emerge from his grief, they are also a reassuringly poignant reminder that life may move on, but some things will...

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 Read reviewThe Twelve Tribes of Hattie

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

Ayana Mathis

Fifteen years old and blazing with the hope of a better life, Hattie Shepherd fled the horror of the American South on a dawn train bound for Philadelphia. Her American dream is shattered time and again: a husband who lies and...

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The Polish Boxer

The Polish Boxer

Eduardo Halfon, Thomas Bunstead, Lisa Dillman, Daniel Hahn, Anne McLean

The English-language debut of a major Latin American writer.

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 Read reviewPilgrimage

Pilgrimage

Jacinta Halloran

At forty-nine, Celeste has left behind the religion of her childhood, but her mother, Patricia, remains a devout Catholic. When Patricia is diagnosed with a terminal illness, Celeste reluctantly agrees to accompany her mother and...

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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

Mohsin Hamid

A tale of a man's journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon. It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on the most fluid and increasingly scarce of goods:...

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The Cartographer

The Cartographer

Peter Twohig

Set in Melbourne in the 1950s, a 11-year-old boy witnesses a murder when he is spying through a window of a strange house.

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 Read reviewThe Spinoza Problem: A Novel

The Spinoza Problem: A Novel

Irvin D. Yalom

When Alfred Rosenberg is called into his headmaster's office for anti-Semitic remarks he is forced, as punishment, to memorize selected passages from the autobiography of the German poet Goethe. Rosenberg is stunned to discover...

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 Read reviewThe Chemistry Of Tears

The Chemistry Of Tears

Peter Carey

The long affair had been kept secret from their colleagues at London's Swinburne Museum and now she must grieve in private. Or almost. In an act of compassion, the head of her department gives Catherine a very particular...

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Jubilee

Jubilee

Shelley Harris

A heartwarming and nostalgic novel set during a street party for the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977.

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Lionel Asbo: State of England

Lionel Asbo: State of England

Martin Amis

Lionel Asbo - a violent but not very successful young criminal - is going about his morning duties in a London prison when he learns that he has just won GBP139,999,999.50 on the National Lottery. This is not necessarily good news...

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 Read reviewTwo Brothers

Two Brothers

Ben Elton

Berlin 1920. Two babies are born. Two brothers. United and indivisible, sharing everything. Twins in all but blood. As Germany marches into its Nazi Armageddon, the ties of family, friendship and love are tested to the very limits...

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 Read reviewAutumn Laing

Autumn Laing

Alex Miller

Autumn Laing has long outlived the legendary circle of artists she cultivated in the 1930s. Now 'old and skeleton gaunt', she reflects on her tumultuous relationship with the abundantly talented Pat Donlon and the effect it had on...

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The Testament of Mary

The Testament of Mary

Colm Toibin

All my life I have loved the Sabbath. So begins Colm Toibin's devastating novella The Testament of Mary

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 Read reviewThe Snow Child: The Richard and Judy Bestseller

The Snow Child: The Richard and Judy Bestseller

Eowyn Ivey

Alaska, the 1920s. Jack and Mabel have staked everything on a fresh start in a remote homestead, but the wilderness is a stark place, and Mabel is haunted by the baby she lost many years before. When a little girl appears...

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In the Kingdom of Men

In the Kingdom of Men

Kim Barnes

Imagine the period glamour, sexual inequality and daytime drinking of Mad Men set in a country where women aren't allowed to look at men and alcohol is illegal.When Mason takes a job at the Arabian American Oil company in Saudi...

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 Read reviewDrowned

Drowned

Therese Bohman, Marlaine Delargy

Set in the idyllic countryside during a short-lived Swedish summer, this novel creates an atmosphere of foreboding when a single young woman visits her older sister, who is married to a writer as charismatic as he is violent.

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 Read reviewAlif the Unseen

Alif the Unseen

G. Willow Wilson

'Driven by a hot ionic charge between higher math and Arabian myth, G. Willow Wilson conjures up a tale of literary enchantment, political change, and religious mystery.

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 Read reviewSuddenly A Knock On The Door

Suddenly A Knock On The Door

Etgar Keret

Presents tales that feature characters as: a man who barges into a writer's house and, holding a gun to his head, demands that he tell him a story, something to take him away from the real world; and, a pathological liar who...

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The Sound of Things Falling

The Sound of Things Falling

Juan Gabriel Vasquez

The dark, brilliant new novel by the author of The Informers and The Secret History of Costaguana.

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 Read reviewThe Guilty One: Voted the Richard & Judy favourite by its readers

The Guilty One: Voted the Richard & Judy favourite by its readers

Lisa Ballantyne

A little boy is found dead in a children's playground. Daniel Hunter has spent years defending lost causes. But his life changes when he is introduced to Sebastian, an 11-year-old accused of murder. As he plunges into the muddy...

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Dare Me

Dare Me

Megan E. Abbott

Written by the author of The End of Everything , this novel is about the allure of adulthood and the dark heart of adolescence: the fierce bonds between girls, their bitter rivalries, and their power to transform one another.

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 Special priceThe Wind through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel

The Wind through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel

Stephen King

For readers coming to the epic bestselling Dark Tower series for the first time - and for its legion of dedicated fans - a fabulous new book about Roland's first quest and a perfect introduction to the series.

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The Patchwork Marriage

The Patchwork Marriage

Jane Green

When Andi married Ethan she not only got the man she loved but also the chance to be a mother, to his daughters Emily and Sophia. Unable to have a child of her own, Andi saw this opportunity at motherhood as a precious gift. If...

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Into the Darkest Corner

Into the Darkest Corner

Elizabeth Haynes

Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic and spontaneous -- Lee seems almost too good to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn...

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When The Devil Drives

When The Devil Drives

Chris Brookmyre

The much anticipated follow up to Where the Bodies are Buried - the hugely successful new crime series from Chris Brookmyre

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This is Life

This is Life

Dan Rhodes

Amelie meets Knocked Up in a comic tour-de-force

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Truth Like the Sun

Truth Like the Sun

Jim Lynch

From the Richard & Judy-picked, internationally bestselling author of The Highest Tide comes a hugely entertaining political novel set in Seattle in the 1960s and the present day

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Talulla Rising:The Last Werewolf Trilogy II

Talulla Rising:The Last Werewolf Trilogy II

Glen Duncan

Duncan's riveting sequel to The Last Werewolf, featuring sublime heroine Talulla Demetriou, who must battle WOCOP, religious fanatics, and the oldest living vampire.

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The Third Reich

The Third Reich

Roberto Bolano, Natasha Wimmer

Written in 1989 and found among Bolano's papers after his death, The Third Reich is a stunning exploration of memory and violence. This visceral novel shows a world-class writer coming into his own--and exploring for the first...

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The Cove

The Cove

Ron Rash

'A mesmerising novel of love and betrayal that stays singularly in the mind after it has finished' Observer

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Miles Off Course

Miles Off Course

Sulari Gentill

In early 1933, Rowland Sinclair and his companions are ensconced in the superlative luxury of the Hydro Majestic, Medlow Bath, where trouble seems distant indeed. When Harry Simpson vanishes, croquet and pre dinner cocktails are...

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 Read reviewTriburbia

Triburbia

Karl Taro Greenfeld (Author)

Bold, brave and darkly funny, Triburbia explores the experience of fatherhood in the modern world.

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Closer to Stone

Closer to Stone

Simon Cleary

See the dots, boy. Can you see them? They're not even towns, most of them. They're settlements, handfuls of human beings huddled together in the sand. Know this about your brother: he went out into that desert and he did not come...

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Various Positions

Various Positions

Martha Schabas

In Martha Schabas's extraordinary debut novel we encounter the beauty and brutality of professional dancing. Trapped between the confusing world of her friends and her dysfunctional family, Georgia is only at ease when dancing....

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The Confidant

The Confidant

Helene Gremillon, Alison Anderson

Sifting through letters of condolence after her mother's death, Camille discovers a strange missive. Alternating Camille's story with a series of mysterious letters, Gremillon transports us to Paris, 1939 to tell a powerful story...

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 Read reviewSilver

Silver

Andrew Motion

July, 1802. In the marshy eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and his son. Young Jim spends his days roaming the mist-shrouded estuaries, running errands for his father and listening to...

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Puppy Love

Puppy Love

Frauke Scheunemann, Shelley Frisch

THE IRRESISTIBLE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: A STORY OF LOVE, LIFE, AND THE BEST FRIEND A GIRL COULD EVER HAVE...

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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Jonas Jonasson

On his one-hundredth birthday Allan Karlsson makes his escape from the old people's home and embarks on an unlikely and momentous adventure. The international bestselling phenomenon by Swedish sensation Jonas Jonasson.

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 Read reviewDirt

Dirt

David Vann

The year is 1985 and twenty-two-year-old Galen lives with his emotionally dependent mother in a secluded old house with a walnut orchard in a suburb of Sacramento, California. He yearns for transformation. But he's powerless to...

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The Chaperone

The Chaperone

Laura Moriarty

A captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922, and the summer that would change them both.

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