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Summer

Ali Smith

The unmissable conclusion to Ali Smith's dazzling, Man Booker-shortlisted cycle- Seasonal is crowned in 2020 with Summer.

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The Book of Hidden Wonders

The Book of Hidden Wonders

Polly Crosby

Hidden in the pages of a book is a secret story...      

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The Miseducation of Evie Epworth

The Miseducation of Evie Epworth

Matson Taylor

The most joyful debut of the decade.

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A Theatre for Dreamers

A Theatre for Dreamers

Polly Samson

Burning with the heat and light of Greece, A Theatre for Dreamers is a spellbinding novel about utopian dreams and innocence lost - and the wars waged between men and women on the battlegrounds of genius.

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The Mountains Sing

The Mountains Sing

Nguyen Phan Que Mai

Set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War, The Mountains Sing is the enveloping, multi-generational tale of the Trần family, perfect for fans of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko or Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing.    

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The Island Child

The Island Child

Molly Aitken

A rich, haunting and deeply moving novel about the power and the danger in a mother's love, from one of the most exciting new voices in Irish fiction

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 Read reviewThe Dictionary of Lost Words

The Dictionary of Lost Words

Pip Williams

In 1901, the word ‘Bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it.

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Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Celeste Ng, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.     

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 Read reviewBoy Swallows Universe

Boy Swallows Universe

Trent Dalton

`The most extraordinary writer - a rare talent' Nikki Gemmell An utterly wonderful novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age from one of Australia's most exciting...

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A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov - recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt - is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel...

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The Overstory

The Overstory

Richard Powers

2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winnerShortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018, a wondrous, exhilarating novel about nine strangers brought together by an unfolding natural catastrophe.'The best novel ever...

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Less

Less

Andrew Sean Greer

A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, Less is the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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 Read reviewThe Loudness of Unsaid Things

The Loudness of Unsaid Things

Hilde Hinton

If you loved Boy Swallows Universe and Lost and Found, you will love this debut novel. A stunning story about family, loneliness and isolation that will make you laugh, cry and be a bit kinder to those who are lost.

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 Read reviewEleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman

An astonishing story that powerfully depicts the loneliness of life, and the simple power of a little kindness

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 Read reviewWords in Deep Blue

Words in Deep Blue

Cath Crowley

This is a love story. It's the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. It's the story of how we leave our histories in the things we love - like books.

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows

Gloriously honest, enchanting and funny, this is a moving tale of post-war friendship, love and books, a captivating and completely irresistible novel of enormous depth and heart.

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 Read reviewLife After Life

Life After Life

Kate Atkinson

During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able...

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 Read reviewThe Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

Robert Hillman

A gorgeously written, tender, and wise novel about love and forgiveness in 1960s Australia, in which a lonely farmer finds his life turned upside down by the arrival of a vibrant librarian.

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 Read reviewThe Place on Dalhousie

The Place on Dalhousie

Melina Marchetta

From the bestselling author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this perfectly crafted novel about families, relationships and the true nature of belonging.

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 Read reviewStation Eleven

Station Eleven

Emily St. John Mandel

One snowy night in Toronto famous actor Arthur Leander dies on stage whilst performing the role of a lifetime. That same evening a deadly virus touches down in North America. The world will never be the same again.

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 Read reviewThe Travelling Cat Chronicles

The Travelling Cat Chronicles

Hiro Arikawa, Philip Gabriel

It's not the journey that counts, but who's at your side.

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Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins

Jess Walter

Somewhere on a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and views an apparition: a beautiful woman, a vision in white,...

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 Read reviewFar From the Tree

Far From the Tree

Robin Benway

Far From the Tree is a raw, compelling, and ultimately uplifting story of what it means to be family.

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The Summer Book

The Summer Book

Tove Jansson, Esther Freud

An elderly artist and her six-year-old grand-daughter are away on a summer together on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. As the two learn to adjust to each other's fears, whims and yearnings, a fierce yet understated love...

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