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Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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Books of the Month


Reader Reviewed The Rosie Effect
Graeme Simsion
October 2014 Book of the Month. The simplicity of the writing here has a magical quality that carries you effortlessly from page to page. If you have not met Don Tillman, Professor of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

Northanger Abbey
Val McDermid
October 2014 Book of the Month. In Val's trademark style of great storytelling and suspense meet modern day Cat whose world is turned upside down and her innocence lost as she is taken...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd
October 2014 Book of the Month. Divided into two first-person, alternating narration, this is strong stuff. One first person, Sarah Grimke, is the daughter of a rich, influential Charleston family in early 19th...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Sunrise
Victoria Hislop
October 2014 Book of the Month. Having told the harrowing tale of the leper colony of Spinalonga in The Island and the history of Thessalonika in The Thread, Victoria Hislop returns...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

Other Featured Books this Month


The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan
Winner of The Man Booker Prize 2014. This is the story of an Australian surgeon, Dorrigo Evans, a POW in a Japanese camp during World War II, working on the Thai-Burma railway. It moves backwards and forwards in time as we...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
Rachel Joyce
When Queenie Hennessy discovers that Harold Fry is walking the length of England to save her, and all she has to do is wait, she is shocked. Her note had explained she was dying. How can she wait? A new...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle
Kirsty Wark
October 2014 Debut of the Month. An enchanting debut from the journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Wark set on the Scottish island of Arran. The stories...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Lies We Tell Ourselves
Robin Talley
October 2014 Debut of the Month. Fascinating, commanding and stimulating; this work of fiction is steeped in the history of the American school integration struggle...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2014
     

The Monster's Wife
Kate Horsley
A sprightly, well overdue first novel by a young British author better known until now for her short stories and academic work, this gripping gothic thriller manages to put an imaginative new spin on the Frankenstein story. The doomed and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/07/2014
     

The Green Door
Christopher Bowden
An absorbing and stimulating read with a slightly supernatural chill. Barrister Clare needs to keep her well known level head and her mettle about her when a meeting with a clairvoyant leads her to research her own family history. Clare...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

The Last Anniversary
Liane Moriarty
Originally published in 2006, this comes back into print for those who may have missed it. Actually she has changed publishers so her new one is reissuing her work. This is a great read, especially astute, and indeed amusing, about...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

The Secret Lives of People in Love Includes the Award-Winning Collection Love Begins in Winter
Simon Van Booy
Everyone has the ability to make words… how Van Booy is able to arrange them so simply into such excruciatingly exquisite stories is quite simply breathtaking. The stories draw you in, whether you are reading about a man, a woman,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
     

How to be Both
Ali Smith
Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2014. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 this is an unusual and highly inventive novel. It is in fact two related novellas. In one we meet George, a 16...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

J
Howard Jacobson
Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2014. Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. For thirty years Jacobson has stuck to his roots, mining his own life for material … until now for, with this book, he has switched to making things up....
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

This is Where I Leave You
Jonathan Tropper
Tropper’s comic novel about American life has now been made into a film starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda. It is a delightful rom-com as four very different, slightly estranged siblings are forced back into the family home...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

Reader Reviewed We are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Karen Joy Fowler
Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. The effects on a family of a young sister who disappears. It is a good third of the way through the book before you find out what it’s all about and I do hope...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
     

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
Joshua Ferris
Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. Paul O’Rourke is a New York dentist who admits to passions for baseball and one or two women. A bogus website is set up in his name and in trying to uncover the perpetrator...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/05/2014
     

The Lives of Others
Neel Mukherjee
Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. There are a lot of books about India, this is one of the best. It is a huge 500+ page family saga with a family tree in the front which you will need to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
     

The Yellow Room
Christopher Bowden
Right from the beginning this book piques your interest and draws you in to the mystery and inhabitants of an old country house. Moving between the present and 1950’s England gradually a web of intrigue is unravelled. With a host...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2009
     

Reader Reviewed Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party
Alexander McCall Smith
A scrumptious, joyous read, stuffed full of sharp wit, laugh out loud frolics and gentle soothing compassion. Fatty and his loving, loyal saint of a wife Betty leave the comforts of home for a holiday to Ireland in 1979. A...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

Us
David Nicholls
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014. After the phenomenal success of One Day it must have been tough for the author to write this. Little will live up to that masterpiece but give the man some slack and sit back...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2014
     

The Red House
Christopher Bowden
With his 3rd novel Christopher Bowden, once again, has created an intriguing, page-turning, literary mystery with a beautifully drawn cast of characters. A common theme in his writing involves 'things found that lead the finders on searches with unexpected outcomes'...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2011
     

The Blue Book
Christopher Bowden
A charming, gentle tale about the discovery of a note in a second hand novel. The note is a quote from T S Elliot’s The Wasteland and reads like a threat. On finding the note Hugh Mullion’s curiosity is sparked...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/11/2007
     

Reader Reviewed Bellman & Black
Diane Setterfield
The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield’s debut, was one of the most exciting first novels since The Time Traveler’s Wife (and recently adapted for TV by the BBC). Bellman and Black is darkly, satisfyingly mysterious. Not quite as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

Six Stories and an Essay
Andrea Levy
None of my books is just about race, Levy has said. They're about people and history. Her novels have triumphantly given voice to the people and stories that might have slipped through the cracks in history. From Jamaican slave society...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

The Thicket
Joe R. Lansdale
Jack Parker knows all too well how treacherous life can be. His parents did not survive a smallpox epidemic. His grandfather was murdered. Now his sister Lula has been kidnapped by a bank robber. Alongside bounty hunter Shorty, an eloquent...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

First Impressions
Charlie Lovett
Book lover and Jane Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has barely started her new job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when two different customers request a copy of the same obscure publication: the second edition of Little Book of Allegories...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2014
     

The Coincidence Authority
J.W. Ironmonger
Thomas Post is an expert on coincidences. He's an authority. People come to see him, to ask him if he can explain strange events that have befallen them, and he can always explain these things away. We poor humans, he...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
     

Waterland Picador Classic
Graham Swift
With an introduction by John Burnside Children, only animals live entirely in the Here and Now. Only nature knows neither memory nor history. But man - let me offer you a definition - is the story-telling animal. Tom Crick is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
     

The Book of Strange New Things
Michel Faber
I am with you always, even unto the end of the world...From the author of Under the Skin and The Crimson Petal and the White, the first novel from Michel Faber in fourteen years is a wildly original tale of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

Stone Mattress Nine Tales
Margaret Atwood
A recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband. An elderly lady with Charles Bonnet syndrome comes to terms with the little people she keeps seeing, while a newly formed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
Hilary Mantel
A brilliant - and rather transgressive - collection of short stories from the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up the Bodies'. Hilary Mantel is one of Britain's most accomplished and acclaimed writers. In these ten...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

Pistache Returns
Sebastian Faulks
Pistache (pis-tash): a friendly spoof or parody of another's work. [Deriv uncertain. Possibly a cross between pastiche and p**stake.] From the writer of such brilliant parodies as Thomas Hardy's football report and Dan Brown's visit to the cash dispenser comes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/10/2012
     

Tampa
Alissa Nutting
A challenging but ultimately rewarding (and even in its own wonderfully twisted way, comic) exploration of the perverse mind of an older female teacher who is totally obsessed with young boys. Set aside your inborn societal prejudices and read this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
     


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The Thread
Victoria Hislop
This is an enthralling novel from the million-copy bestselling author of The Island and The Return. Victoria Hislop is brilliant at setting the scene so you, the reader,...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion
A thoroughly charming book from this witty and intelligent Australian writer. Don leads a very ordered life. He does not consider himself odd, does not notice how much he shares...
 
 
 


History of the Rain
Niall Williams
Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. We are our stories. We tell them to stay alive or keep alive those who only live now in the telling. In Faha, County...
 
 
 


The Art of Baking Blind
Sarah Vaughan
With most of us besotted by The Great British Bake Off this lovely book comes to further nurture our appetite. It is indeed about baking, but its heart is about...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Ruby Slippers
Keir Alexander
A remarkable and thought-provoking debut novel, which immediately becomes a compulsive read. Written with great eloquence, the tale transports you into an everyday reality filled with exquisite loss and longing....
 
 
 


The Best British Short Stories 2014
Nicholas Royle
This is a book for everyone, whether you furtively snatch your reading time or have the luxury of being able to sink into the welcoming depths of a book for...
 
 
 


The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Claire North
Maxim Jakubowski Highly Recommended. In her recent and rightly praised Life After Life, Kate Atkinson revisited the eternal theme of 'what would...
 
 
 


Ghost Moth
Michele Forbes
Katherine must choose between George Bedford - solid, reliable, devoted George - and Tom McKinley, who makes her feel alive. The reverberations of that summer - of the passions that...
 
 
 


The Paying Guests
Sarah Waters
'There came the splash of water and the rub of heels as Mrs Barber stepped into the tub. After that there was a silence, broken only by the occasional echoey...
 
 
 


The Restoration of Otto Laird
Nigel Packer
Elderly retired architect Otto Laird lives a peaceful, if slightly bemused, existence in Switzerland with his second wife, Anika. Once renowned for his radical and controversial designs, he now spends...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed We are Not Ourselves
Matthew Thomas
September 2014 Debut of the Month. Longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2014. The life...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed I Can't Begin to Tell You
Elizabeth Buchan
September 2014 Book of the Month. A major departure for Elizabeth Buchan for this is an espionage tale set mostly in Denmark in...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Man at the Helm
Nina Stibbe
September 2014 Debut of the Month. Fabulously funny, sharp and yet also touching and poignant,...
 
 
 


Southern Cross the Dog
Bill Cheng
When the Great Flood of 1927 devastates Mississippi, eight-year-old Robert Chatham loses everything. Robert's adventures in the brooding swamplands - from hard labour to imprisonment to thwarted love - are...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Tiger Milk
Stefanie de Velasco
Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. A scary coming-of-age tale set in Berlin which has been a huge bestseller in its native Germany. We follow two fourteen year...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Undertaking
Audrey Magee
September 2014 Debut of the Month. Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. An...
 
 
 


The Wildflower Path
Sarah Harrison
The past crashes across all four generations of this now extended family which we first met in The Flowers of the Field and gathered more about in A...
 
 
 


The Hundred-Foot Journey
Richard C. Morais
Completely and utterly delightful, this feels like a breath of fresh air (fresh air with vibrant notes of sizzling, aromatic piquancy). Hassan’s family leave Mumbai and embark on a journey...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Seeing Other People
Mike Gayle
Clever and touching, this is a book about love, trust and the reality of bringing up a family. As loveable, weary Joe tells his emotional story, you will...
 
 
 


The Children Act
Ian McEwan
Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies...
 
 
 


Dear Thief
Samantha Harvey
In the middle of a winter's night, a woman wraps herself in a blanket, picks up a pen and starts writing to an estranged friend. In answer to a question...
 
 
 


Enon
Paul Harding
Hailed as a masterpiece, Tinkers, Paul Harding's Pulitzer Prize-winning debut, is a modern classic. Here, in Enon, Harding follows a year in the life of Charlie Crosby as he tries...
 
 
 


The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe
Alexander McCall Smith
Even the arrival of her baby can't hold Mma Makutsi back from success in the workplace, and so no sooner than she becomes a full partner in the No. 1...
 
 
 


Head of State
Andrew Marr
The first novel from Britain's most celebrated political commentator is a gleefully twisted take on what goes on behind the door of 10 Downing Street. It's September 2017, and the...
 
 
 


A History of Loneliness
John Boyne
Odran Yates enters Clonliffe Seminary in 1972 after his mother informs him that he has a vocation to the priesthood. He goes in full of ambition and hope, dedicated to...
 
 
 


The Homesman
Glendon Swarthout
The Homesman is a devastating, humane story of early pioneers to America's West in the 1850's. It celebrates the ones we hear nothing of-the brave women whose hearts and minds...
 
 
 


Perfidia
James Ellroy
It is December 6 1941. America stands at the brink of World War II. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor.
 
 
 


The Poet and the Private Eye
Rob Gittins
New York.1953.A private investigator takes on a tail job, his quarry a newly-arrived visitor from the UK. The private eye has never heard of him, but he will.
 
 
 


The Repercussions
Catherine Hall
When war photographer Jo returns from her latest assignment in Afghanistan and moves into the Brighton flat she's just inherited, she hopes to restore equilibrium to her chaotic life. But...
 
 
 


The Taxidermist's Daughter
Kate Mosse
Sussex, 1912. In a churchyard, villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will die in the coming year are thought to be seen. Here, where the...
 
 
 


The Crimson Ribbon
Katherine Clements
September 2014 Debut of the Month. Straddling the end of the Civil War and the...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman
Denis Theriault
Deceptively clever and utterly compelling, this beautifully written little book will continue to haunt your thoughts long after you've finished it. Set in Montreal, the world of Bilodo...
 
 
 


The Playground
Julia Kelly
Eve is putting her life together again. Her partner has walked out on her. She's moved into a tiny flat on the outskirts of Dublin. She has no job. But...
 
 
 


The Blazing World
Siri Hustvedt
Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. Artist Harriet Burden, consumed by fury at the lack of recognition she has received from the New York art establishment, embarks on an experiment:...
 
 
 


The Bone Clocks
David Mitchell
Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. This is a big story on a huge canvas. If you are a David Mitchell fan then you are in for a treat. If...
 
 
 


The Dog
Joseph O'neill
Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. The new novel from Joseph O'Neill, his first since the Man Booker longlisted and PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction-winning 'Netherland'. In 2007, a New...
 
 
 


Orfeo
Richard Powers
Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. Seventy-year old avant-garde composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police outside. His DIY microbiology lab - the latest experiment...
 
 
 


The Wake
Paul Kingsnorth
Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2014. Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. Everyone knows the date of the Battle of Hastings. Far fewer people know what happened next...Set in the three...
 
 
 


Game Control
Lionel Shriver
From the Orange Prize-winning author of WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN comes a grimly comic tale of bad ideas and good intentions. With a deft, droll touch, Shriver highlights...
 
 
 


Rooms
Lauren Oliver
Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family-bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton,...
 
 
 


Twist
Tom Grass, Pure Grass Films Limited
Eighteen-year-old Twist doesn't have much. No money, no home and no family. All he has is his reputation as one of the most daring street artists in London - whose...
 
 
 


The House of Journalists
Tim Finch
A fashionable house in a London terrace, the House of Journalists is renowned around the world as a place of refuge for exiled writers who have fallen foul of oppressive...
 
 
 


Of Things Gone Astray
Janina Matthewson
October 2014 Guest Editor Cecelia Ahern on Of Things Gone Astray... This is one of my favourite books of 2014. One morning in London, a group of people all lose...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Ballistics
D. W. Wilson
It is summer and the Canadian Rockies are on fire. Fleeing the fallout of a failed relationship, Alan West returns to his grandfather's home in the Kootenay Valley. Cecil West,...
 
 
 


TransAtlantic
Colum Mccann
In 1919 Emily Ehrlich watches as two young airmen, Alcock and Brown, emerge from the carnage of World War One to pilot the very first non-stop transatlantic flight from Newfoundland...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed In Love and War
Alex Preston
August 2014 eBook of the Month. A remarkably captivating book that starts as a slow-burner...
 
 
 


Straight White Male
John Niven
Kennedy Marr is a novelist from the old school. Irish, acerbic, and a borderline alcoholic and sex-addict, his mantra is drink hard, write hard and try to screw every woman...
 
 
 


This One is Mine
Maria Semple
Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life -...
 
 
 


Without You
Saskia Sarginson
1984, Suffolk When 17-year-old Eva goes missing at sea, everyone presumes that she drowned. Her parents' relationship is falling apart, undermined by guilt and grief. But her younger sister, Faith,...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Black Dog Summer
Miranda Sherry
August 2014 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. Black thugs break into...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed He Wants
Alison Moore
This is an evocative novel about a soon to retire teacher that cleverly interconnects snapshots of his childhood and his life since but drawn to the front of his mind...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Railwayman's Wife
Ashley Hay
Savour every second of this stunning novel, take your time, don't rush, don't miss a single solitary word. The setting, Thirroul in Australia at the end of the Second World...
 
 
 


This is the Life
Alex Shearer
Even when you have received a death sentence, you still have to live... Life just seems like a big party sometimes, at which we all gradually get edged to the...
 
 
 


The Boat
Clara Salaman
It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime...Johnny and his new bride Clem have arrived in Turkey for a year's honeymoon. Young, blissfully happy but poor, they are...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Little Lies
Liane Moriarty
August 2014 Book of the Month. Fabulously different and remarkably clever, this page-turner of an intimate yet scandalous tale keeps you guessing right...
 
 
 


The Chef
Martin Suter
As the financial crisis tightens its grip on Europe, the gilded world of Zurich's leading restaurant, Chez Huwyler, seems immune to plunging stock markets and collapsing banks. But behind the...
 
 
 


Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Haruki Murakami
Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning 'red pine', and Oumi, 'blue sea',...
 
 
 


Jeeves and the Wedding Bells
Sebastian Faulks
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014. This is Sebastian Faulks’ homage to P G Wodehouse and a very fine one it is too. Faulks captures the Wodehouse...
 
 
 


The Last Boat Home
Dea Brovig
Explosive, dark and tender, The Last Boat Home is a devastating novel about sacrifice, survival and a mother's love. If you loved The Light Between Oceans or The Snow Child,...
 
 
 


MaddAddam
Margaret Atwood
Toby, a survivor of the man-made plague that has swept the earth, is telling stories. Stories left over from the old world, and stories that will determine a new one....
 
 
 


The Orchard of Lost Souls
Nadifa Mohamed
It is 1988 and Hargeisa waits. Whispers of revolution travel on the dry winds but still the dictatorship remains secure. Soon, and through the eyes of three women, we will...
 
 
 


Pig's Foot
Carlos Acosta
Oscar Mandinga, great-grandchild of the founders of a small hamlet deep in the Cuban hinterland, is a sardonic teller of tales - some taller than others. But one day Oscar...
 
 
 


Buddhaland Brooklyn
Richard C. Morais
As he approaches his fortieth birthday, the introverted monk Seido Oda is ordered by his superior to leave behind his peaceful, quiet refuge in the remote mountains of Japan and...
 
 
 


The Table of Less-valued Knights
Marie Phillips
Sir Humphrey du Val of the Table of Less Valued Knights - Camelot's least prestigious table, boringly rectangular in shape and with one leg shorter than the other so that...
 
 
 


The Tell-Tale Heart
Jill Dawson
One heart, two lives...When a teenager dies in an accident in rural Cambridgeshire, it affords Patrick, a fifty-year-old professor, drinker and womaniser, the chance of a life-saving heart transplant. But...
 
 
 


Where Women are Kings
Christie Watson
Elijah, seven years old, is covered in scars and has a history of disruptive behaviour. His adoptive mother Nikki believes that she and her husband Obi are strong enough to...
 
 
 


The Zone of Interest
Martin Amis
There was an old story about a king who asked his favourite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn't show you your reflection. Instead, it showed you your...
 
 
 


2 a.m. at The Cat's Pajamas
Marie-Helene Bertino
Madeleine Altimari is a sassy, smart-mouthed nine-year-old and an aspiring jazz singer, inwardly mourning the recent death of her mother. Little does she know that on Christmas Eve Eve she...
 
 
 


All Fall Down
Jennifer Weiner
Allison Weiss is a typical working mother, trying to balance a business, ageing parents, a demanding daughter and a marriage. But when the website she develops becomes a huge success,...
 
 
 


The Boy That Never Was
Karen Perry
The Boy That Never Was is that powerful thing, a beautifully written mystery driven by its exploration of the characters' innermost hearts . (Tana French). You were loved and lost...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Sahar Delijani
Post-revolutionary Iran, 1983-2011, and three women prisoners’ lives are torn apart. Through linked stories we follow the utter pain of many characters as they try to find some sense in...
 
 
 


The Dogs of Littlefield
Suzanne Berne
This is longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014. Littlefield, Massachusetts: home to psychologists, college professors and their over-achieving children, and recently lauded as one of the Ten...
 
 
 


Every Short Story by Alasdair Gray 1951-2012
Alasdair Gray
Containing sixteen tales that were published in 1983 with the title Unlikely Stories, Mostly, this collection also includes fifty-seven tales from later books, as well as sixteen new ones.
 
 
 


The Love Object Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien
Edna O'Brien
August 2014 Book of the Month. Whether or not you have previously read any of O’Brien’s works, this is a perfectly sublime book...
 
 
 


Night
Edna O'Brien
Edna O’Brien is one of Ireland’s greatest storytellers and following the popularity of her recent memoir Country Girlseveral of her older novels are being brought back into print.Nightwas first...
 
 
 


The Proposal
Tasmina Perry
August 2014 Book of the Month. A tale of an unlikely friendship and hard lessons well learned. Amy, bruised by a failed relationship,...
 
 
 


California
Edan Lepucki
The sunshine state lies in darkness. Los Angeles is in ruins, left to the angels now. And the world Cal and Frida have always known is gone. Cal and Frida...
 
 
 


The Hundred-Foot Journey
Richard C. Morais
Completely and utterly delightful, this feels like a breath of fresh air (fresh air with vibrant notes of sizzling, aromatic piquancy). Hassan’s family leave Mumbai and embark on a journey...
 
 
 


Birdsong
Sebastian Faulks
Editor's Comments: Since its publication in 1993 Birdsong has established itself as one of the most important novels of recent years. A novel that brings alive the horrors of war and...
 
 
 


The Death of Bunny Munro
Nick Cave
The world is a hard place to be good in...Struggling to keep a grip on reality after his wife's death, Bunny Munro does the only thing he can think of:...
 
 
 


The Bird That Did Not Sing
Alex Gray
2014: The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow and security is extra tight, particularly after a mysterious bomb explodes in nearby rural Stirlingshire. As the opening ceremony for the Games...
 
 
 


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