May picks for libraries: International fiction

America Is Not the Heart

America Is Not the Heart

Elaine Castillo

A giant, soulful, heartbreaking debut of a Filipino family shaped and pulled apart by politics, class, sex, the need to leave and the longing to go back...

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Brother

Brother

David Chariandy

Introducing a major literary voice. This beautiful, timely novel explores love between brothers, between an immigrant family stretched to breaking point and the senseless loss of lives cut short

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 Read reviewChemistry

Chemistry

Weike Wang

A novel about a young Chinese woman whose graduate studies in chemistry go off track and lead her to discover the truths about her goals and desires.  

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The Heart is a Burial Ground

The Heart is a Burial Ground

Tamara Colchester

A vivid and inventive debut novel about four generations of women in a family, their past and their legacy, which evokes the work of Kate Atkinson, Tessa Hadley and Virginia Baily.

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The Lido

The Lido

Libby Page

A joyous novel about community, love, friendship and outdoor swimming. Perfect for fans of Joanna Cannon's The Trouble with Goats and Sheep and Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

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Love and Ruin

Love and Ruin

Paula McLain

Paula McLain's new novel, Love & Ruin, recounts Martha Gellhorn's stormy marriage to Ernest Hemingway, and her painful decision to step out of his shadow and forge her own brilliant career as a war correspondent.

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 Read reviewA Shout in the Ruins

A Shout in the Ruins

Kevin Powers

A stunning novel about violence, power and love from the acclaimed author of The Yellow Birds.

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 Read reviewWarlight

Warlight

Michael Ondaatje

A mesmerising new novel from the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The English Patient.

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Whistle in the Dark: From the bestselling author of Elizabeth is Missing

Whistle in the Dark: From the bestselling author of Elizabeth is Missing

Emma Healey

Four missing days. Could you cope with not knowing?

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West

West

Carys Davies

A spellbinding and timeless tale of isolation, the power of grief and the pull of home.

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White Houses

White Houses

Amy Bloom

Hidden love in the White House in 1930s and 1940s America, from a master storyteller at the height of her powers.

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 Read reviewYou Think It, I'll Say It: Stories

You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories

Curtis Sittenfeld

The title story of Curtis Sittenfeld's brilliant first collection, You Think It, I'll Say It, is about a married woman who flirts with a man she meets at parties, by playing a game where she puts into words the sharp and critical...

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Lean on Pete

Lean on Pete

Willy Vlautin

Film tie-in edition of Willy Vlautin's unforgettable story of a friendship and hope in dark times.

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