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 Read reviewThings We Didn't See Coming

Things We Didn’t See Coming

Steven Amsterdam

It's the anxious eve of the millennium. The car is packed to capacity, and as midnight approaches, a family flees the city in a fit of panic, paranoid and conflicting emotions. The ensuing journey spans decades and offers a...

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Year of Wonders

Year of Wonders

Geraldine Brooks

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'March' and 'People of the Book'. A young woman's struggle to save her family and her soul during the extraordinary year of 1666, when plague suddenly struck a small Derbyshire...

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mohsin Hamid

The Reluctant Fundamentalist is Mohsin Hamid's thrillingly provocative international bestseller. 

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Cat's Eye

Cat’s Eye

Margaret Atwood

Elaine Risley, a painter, returns to Toronto to find herself overwhelmed by her past. Memories of childhood - unbearable betrayals and cruelties - surface relentlessly, forcing her to confront the spectre of Cordelia, once her...

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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte, Pauline Nestor, Lucasta Miller

Intense relationship between the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw; and how Catherine, forced to choose between passionate, tortured Heathcliff and gentle, well-bred Edgar Linton, surrendered to the expectations of...

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

Tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, who is haunted by three spirits and learns the true meaning of Christmas has had.

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The View from Castle Rock

The View from Castle Rock

Alice Munro

From her ancestors' view from Edinburgh's Castle Rock in the eighteenth century to her parents' thwarted ambitions in Ontario, and her own awakening in 1950s Canada, Munro effortlessly weaves fact and myth to create an epic story...

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 Read reviewRansom

Ransom

David Malouf

Achilles is maddened by grief at the death of his friend Patroclus. King Priam of Troy watches the body of his son, Hector, being dragged behind Achilles' chariot. There must be a way, he thinks, of reclaiming the body - of...

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Brooklyn

Colm Toibin

Eilis Lacey dreams of life beyond the confines of her tiny Irish village. The parish priest, Father Flood, arranges for her to travel to America, where a job opportunity has arisen in New York. It seems her dream is becoming a...

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Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies

Jhumpa Lahiri

Pulitzer-winning, scintillating studies in yearning and exile from a Bengali Bostonian woman of immense promise.

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