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Reader Reviewed JAM
Jake Wallis Simons
April 2014 Book of the Month. A clever, absorbing story of choices and opportunities, brought about on an enforced break from the real world during a Sunday evening traffic jam. The first chapter...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/03/2014
     

The Humans
Matt Haig
April 2014 Book of the Month. It’s incredibly difficult to say anything about The Humans other than to encourage you to read it for yourself to discover how utterly delightful, enjoyable...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Arms Wide Open
Tom Winter
April 2014 Book of the Month. A novel of family, identity and aging. Jack and Meredith are non-identical twins of a single mum now rapidly falling into dementia. Their father died before they...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/04/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
Jonathan Evison
April 2014 Book of the Month. An American road trip with a difference. Our travelling companions are a surly, wheelchair bound teenager, Trev, with muscular dystrophy and his damaged carer, Ben, a man...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Skeletons
Jane Fallon
April 2014 Book of the Month. Jen’s father abandoned his family when she was eight years old. Later she discovers her embittered mother has hidden letters and birthday presents from him and is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

Northanger Abbey
Val McDermid
April 2014 Book of the Month. A modern re-imagining of the Gothic Classic Northanger Abbey by the bestselling crime author Val McDermid. The second book in The Austen Project. In Val's trademark style...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

Other Featured Books this Month


Reader Reviewed The Ruby Slippers
Keir Alexander
April 2014 MEGA Debut of the Month. A remarkable and thought-provoking debut novel, whichimmediately becomes acompulsive read. Written with great eloquence, the tale transports you...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Beautiful Day
Kate Anthony
April 2014 Debut of the Month. A gorgeously generous, warm-hearted read, which will hold your hand as you face a poignant wave of emotions. Take...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Indiscretion
Charles Dubow
April 2014 Debut of the Month. A classy, sophisticated and enjoyable read, Indiscretion is almost a misnomer for this book as whilst the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

In Bloom
Matthew Crow
April 2014 Debut of the Month. As funny as it is moving, this is wonderfully vibrant and life-affirming story as told by fifteen year old...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/03/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Boy That Never Was
Karen Perry
April 2014 Debut of the Month. A riveting and powerful read, from the very first page to the last you are caught up in this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

Good Kings, Bad Kings
Susan Nussbaum
April 2014 Debut of the Month. Set in a USA home for physically and mentally challenged children and told using the alternating voices of seven people (three are disabled youngsters, three are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

The Crimson Ribbon
Katherine Clements
April 2014 eBook of the Month. Straddling the end of the Civil War and the death of Charles I, this is an interesting portrayal of the period. We follow Ruth, nursemaid to Oliver...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

Everything Beautiful Began After
Simon Van Booy
This is a truly exceptional novel. It's a love story set in Athens in which three very different people meet up and their lives will become defined by their actions in that long hot summer. Incredibly atmospheric of both time...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

A Delicate Truth
John le Carre
John Le Carré redefined spy thrillers when he wrote The Spy Who Came in from the Cold in just three weeks in 1963. Since then he has grown into a true master, whose books strip open truths about how...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Schroder
Amity Gaige
Shortlisted for the 2014 Folio Prize. Eric has kidnapped his six year old daughter and is now in prison awaiting trial. This narrative is his account of everything from childhood right up to their week on the run to explain...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
     

Little Egypt
Lesley Glaister
I found this book utterly compelling. With a flavour of I Capture the Castle, a hint of Atonement and a dash of A Passage to India; the innocent voice of the teenage Isis - trapped in a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/03/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Ghostwritten
Isabel Wolff
Stolen childhoods and harrowing memories haunt lives in this moving and fascinating novel. Written with tremendous compassion and eloquence, the author reveals two tales, two time frames, two tragedies and two guilt-ridden women seeking redemption. The different time frames work...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
March 2014 Book of the Month. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2014. Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. On the surface this is a love...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
     

The Undertaking
Audrey Magee
Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. An exceptional and totally engrossing debut novel, viewing WWII from an unfamiliar perspective. We are introduced to an ordinary family in extraordinary times; they make some perplexing and disturbing decisions, is this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/02/2014
     

Will
Christopher Rush
With great imagination, colour and skill, renowned writer and dramatist Christopher Rush takes the reader inside the mind of the world famous Bard of Avon through encounters with his lawyer as they prepare his will. This fictional autobiography was first...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
     

The Lowland
Jhumpa Lahiri
Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013. From Subhash's earliest memories, at every point, his brother was there. In the suburban streets of Calcutta where they wandered before dusk and in the hyacinth-strewn...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2013
     

Half of a Yellow Sun
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Nigeria in the 1960s and the birth of Biafra, a time of massacre, bloody conflict and the end of colonialism. We experience this strife through the household of a university lecturer, his houseboy, his lover and a white man seeking...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
     

The Beauty of Murder
A. K. Benedict
A time-travel serial killer tale set in Cambridge. Complex, fascinating and highly inventive, it is narrated by three very different voices one being the murdered which is shown in italics and written in a 17th century flowery style. The other...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
Eimear McBride
Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Eimear McBride's debut tells, with astonishing insight and in brutal detail, the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Not...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton
It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

The Quarry
Iain Banks
Kit doesn't know who his mother is. What he does know, however, is that his father, Guy, is dying of cancer. Feeling his death is imminent, Guy gathers around him his oldest friends - or at least the friends with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

Perfect
Rachel Joyce
Summer, 1972: In the claustrophobic heat, eleven-year-old Byron and his friend begin 'Operation Perfect', a hapless mission to rescue Byron's mother from impending crisis. Winter, present day: As frost creeps across the moor, Jim cleans tables in the local cafe,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
     

Almost English
Charlotte Mendelson
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013 Home is a foreign country: they do things differently there. In a tiny flat in West London, sixteen-year-old Marina lives with her emotionally delicate mother, Laura, and three ancient Hungarian relatives. Imprisoned by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt
Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards RTE Listeners' Choice Award 2013. Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2013
     

The Orchardist
Amanda Coplin
At the turn of the 20th century, in a remote stretch of Northwest America, a solitary orchardist, Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots as if they were his children. One day, two teenage girls steal his fruit at the market....
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
     

Two Eerie Tales of Suspense Breakfast at the Hotel Deja Vu and Theo
Paul Torday
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL DEJA VU Bobby Clarke arrives at a hotel on the Mediterranean shore. He is a former MP, unseated by the expenses scandal, who is now spending time abroad to recover from a major illness. The other...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

History of the Rain
Niall Williams
We are our stories. We tell them to stay alive or keep alive those who only live now in the telling. In Faha, County Clare, everyone is a long story...Bedbound in her attic room beneath the falling rain, in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Dear Lucy
Julie Sarkissian
Lucy is different - 'I don't have right words for things and I have no good behavior' - and she doesn't understand why her mother has sent her to live with the elderly Mister and Missus on their farm. Yet...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

Daughter of Catalonia
Jane Mackenzie
1935. Luis, a charismatic Spaniard, elopes with Elise and they move to a small village in Catalonia. But little do they know that war will soon rip them apart. Some twenty years later, stifled by her life in England, their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

Chop Chop
Simon Wroe
Outrageously funny and completely original, Chop Chop by Simon Wroe is the story of a hapless young chef in the crazed world of the professional kitchen, featuring lust, revenge, neurosis and haute cuisine. Confirms all your worst fears about professional...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

All Change
Elizabeth Jane Howard
It is the 1950s and as the Duchy, the Cazalets' beloved matriarch, dies, she takes with her the last remnants of a disappearing world - of houses with servants, of class and tradition - in which the Cazalets have thrived....
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

Look Who's Back
Timur Vermes
Summer 2011. Berlin. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of ground, alive and well. Things have changed - no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

Little White Lies
Lesley Naa Norle Lokko
In a beachfront mansion in Martha's Vineyard, Annick and Rebecca relax, safe in the knowledge that their young children are in the care of life-long friend Tash. But by the end of the afternoon, one of the children will have...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

The Wives of Los Alamos
TaraShea Nesbit
Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London and Chicago - and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship in the desolate military town...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

The Why of Things
Elizabeth H. Winthrop
As the summer begins, the Jacobs family arrive at their holiday home in Massachusetts, only to find that a truck has been driven into their water-filled quarry and a young man has drowned. It is a dreadful echo of another...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Who is Tom Ditto?
Danny Wallace
We join the action just as our 'hero' Tom, (early thirties, reads the 'news' on the radio) finds out that his girlfriend has not left him. Tom, I have not left you. But I am gone. Please carry on as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

The Walk Home
Rachel Seiffert
Stevie comes from a long line of people who have cut and run. Just like he has. Stevie's been to London, taught himself to get by, and now he's working as a labourer not so far from his childhood home...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

The Voices
F. R. Tallis
In the scorching summer of 1976 - the hottest since records began - Christopher Norton, his wife Laura and their young daughter Faye settle into their new home in north London. The faded glory of the Victorian house is the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
     

The View on the Way Down
Rebecca Wait
Emma used to have two brothers, but five years ago Kit died and on the day of his funeral Jamie left home and never came back. Their parents never talk about what happened. But now Emma is older she is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Things We Never Say
Sheila O'Flanagan
Abbey Andersen's life in San Francisco is in serious danger of hitting a rut. She's pretty sure it doesn't get worse than being dumped by post-it note, and her current job is hardly the best outlet for her creative talents....
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

Summer's Child
Diane Chamberlain
A chance to uncover the secrets of her past On the morning of her eleventh birthday, Daria Cato finds an unexpected gift on the beach - an abandoned baby. Unable to leave the child unclaimed, the Cato family adopt Shelly,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2014
     

Shall We Gather at the River
Peter Murphy
Shall We Gather At The River tells the story of Enoch O'Reilly, the great flood that afflicts his small town, and the rash of mysterious suicides that accompany it. Charlatan, Presleyite and local radiovangelist, O'Reilly is a man haunted by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman
It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Alice Hoffman
Coney Island, 1911: Coralie Sardie is the daughter of a self-proclaimed scientist and professor who acts as the impresario of The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a boardwalk freak show offering amazement and entertainment to the masses. An extraordinary swimmer, Coralie...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

The Story of Before
Susan Stairs
I wonder today how no one else could see the bad thing coming. Not that I knew back then what the bad thing was; and if I had - if I'd known one of us was going to die -...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

Love and Treasure
Ayelet Waldman
A fugitive train loaded with the plunder of a doomed people. A dazzling jewelled pendant in the form of a stylized peacock. And three men - an American infantry captain in World War II, an Israeli-born dealer in art stolen...
Format: Paperback - Released: //--
     

It Happens in the Dark
Carol O'connell
Kathy Mallory is a troubled, sociopath, NYPD cop who has featured in 11 of Carol O’Connell’s books since she was first introduced in Mallory’s Oracle, twenty years ago. Though this book is intriguing and playful (in the sense a cat...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

Gone are the Leaves
Anne Donovan
Feilamort can remember very little of his childhood before he became a choir boy in the home of the Laird and his French wife. Feilamort has one of the finest voices in the land. It is a gift he believes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
     

Turning Forty
Mike Gayle
How to turn forty: 1. Set yourself a personal challenge. 2. Clear wardrobe of all age inappropriate clothing. 3. Relax. How not to turn forty: 1. Have a complete meltdown ...High flier Matt Beckford's sole ambition is to turn forty...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

Caught
Lisa Moore
A tale of drug running, of a couple of ineffectual lads, one who keeps getting caught, of undercover cops, a strange loyalty and great adventure. Slaney and Hearn are in it together but luck is not on their side until...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle
Kirsty Wark
Born just before the First World War, Elizabeth Pringle has been a familiar yet solitary figure on the Scottish island of Arran. A dutiful daughter, an inspirational teacher, a gardener. But did anyone really know her? When Elizabeth dies, her...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/03/2014
     

The Son
Philipp Meyer
Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
     

Four Warned
Jeffrey Archer
**A Quick Read from the number one bestselling writer and author of Kane and Abel** These four short stories from a master storyteller are packed full of twists and turns. In Stuck on You, Jeremy finds out exactly the best...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/02/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Long Shadow
Mark Mills
A terrific story about revenge. Two school friends from private boarding school. Jacob’s parents are abroad so he is very much part of Ben’s family. They fall out; we know not why until the last chapters. They are very competitive...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     


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The Month Before's Featured Books 


The Fever Tree
Jennifer McVeigh
Winner of the Epic Category Romantic Novel of the Year at the RNA Awards 2014. One of the Richard and Judy Spring 2013 Book Club selections. Contrasting polite Victorian society...
 
 
 


The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton
Longlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2013. It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand...
 
 
 


In the Light of Morning
Tim Pears
It is May 1944 and in Eastern Europe the Second World War is reaching a dramatic and bloody crescendo. High above the mountains of occupied Slovenia an aeroplane drops three...
 
 
 


All the Birds, Singing
Evie Wyld
Longlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2013. Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed British island, a...
 
 
 


Seeing Red
Kathryn Erskine
From the award-winning author of Mockingbird, this is a powerful and thought-provoking historical novel of family and friendships and the tackling of the important themes of race and responsibility...
 
 
 


One Last Thing Before I Go
Jonathan Tropper
The author of How to Talk to a Widower brings us another witty, impeccably well observed tale of modern America. Silver is a divorced 44 year old who finds...
 
 
 


Harvest
Jim Crace
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013. A beautifully written and unexpectedly thrilling novel, this book defies categorisation and almost reinvents itself from one chapter to the next. Dark, unsettling, intriguing...
 
 
 


A Hundred Pieces of Me
Lucy Dillon
As heart wrenching and life-affirming as One Day or Me Before You, A Hundred Pieces of Me is a story about what it means to finally live life to the...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase
Louise Walters
March 2014 Debut of the Month. This is a delightful debut novel which takes...
 
 
 


All That is Solid Melts into Air
Darragh McKeon
Russia, 1986. In a run-down apartment block in Moscow, a nine-year-old piano prodigy practices silently for fear of disturbing the neighbours. In a factory on the outskirts of the city,...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Enchanted
Rene Denfeld
March 2014 Debut of the Month. Once you start, you will find it difficult...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed A Well Tempered Heart
Jan-Philipp Sendker
March 2014 Book of the Month. An intriguing and beguiling read, told with great eloquence and understanding. Burma and the USA are unlikely...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Mother, Mother
Koren Zailckas
March 2014 Debut of the Month. A very sad and convincing book of a...
 
 
 


Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Robin Sloan
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. I'm a sucker for novels about books, writers, publishers...
 
 
 


How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
Mohsin Hamid
Mohsin Hamid's How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a bold new novel for the modern world. This book is a self-help book. Its objective, as it says...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Amber Fury
Natalie Haynes
March 2014 Debut of the Month. Despite borrowing both plot and inspiration from the...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Jacob's Folly
Rebecca Miller
March 2014 Book of the Month. From the author of the Richard and Judy bestseller, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, comes...
 
 
 


The Shadow of the Crescent Moon
Fatima Bhutto
Longlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Fatima Bhutto is the niece of Benazir Bhutto who publicly accused her aunt of murdering her father Murtaza while she, aged 14,...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Golem and the Djinni
Helene Wecker
March 2014 Debut of the Month. This is the one for you if you enjoyed...
 
 
 


Me Since You
Laura Wiess
Oh c'mon, Dad, nothing's going to happen. And for sixteen year-old Rowan Areno, shielded by her parents from the dark side of life, nothing bad usually does…until that last Friday...
 
 
 


The Infatuations
Javier Marias
The Infatuations is a critically acclaimed novel by the great Spanish writer Javier Marias. Every day, Maria Dolz stops for breakfast at the same cafe. And every day she enjoys...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Son-in-Law
Charity Norman
A man leaves prison having served his sentence for the manslaughter of his wife. His in-laws were left to look after his three children. Now he wants them back but...
 
 
 


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


Tenth of December
George Saunders
Winner of the Folio Prize 2014. A family member recollects a backyard pole dressed for all occasions; Jeff faces horrifying ultimatums and the prospect of DarkenfloxxTM in some unusual drug trials;...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Reader Reviewed Schroder
Amity Gaige
Shortlisted for the 2014 Folio Prize. How can such a simple thing like changing your surname end up with a good and likeable person and father ending up in prison? Amity...
 
 
 


Maya's Notebook
Isabel Allende
The author of 'The House of the Spirits' returns with a gritty yet transcendent tale of teenage addiction. Abandoned by her parents as a baby, Maya has been brought up...
 
 
 


The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
The author wrote this for his children so they might better understand the horror of the Nazification of Germany. Written in a light, simplistic style, narrated by Death and centred...
 
 
 


The Execution of Noa P. Singleton
Elizabeth L. Silver
A gripping, thought-provoking and intriguing novel about murder, death row and how a life can change in a heartbeat. An irresistible read for those who loved WE NEED TO TALK...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Golden Boy
Abigail Tarttelin
February 2014 Debut of the Month. This controversial book dealing with issues of identity, gender and sexuality and freedom of the press is...
 
 
 


The Son
Michel Rostain
Winner of the Prix Goncourt for Debut Fiction in 2011. A story of grief as a father mourns his 21-year old son who died of a particularly virulent form of meningitis....
 
 
 


The Woman in Black: Angel of Death
Martyn Waites
This is the fully authorised chilling sequel to Susan Hill's bestselling ghost-story, The Woman in Black, released in 2012 as a film featuring Daniel Radcliffe. This is the book the...
 
 
 


Spilt Milk
Amanda Hodgkinson
The second novel from historical novelist Amanda Hodgkinson whose debut 22 Britannia Road garnered lots of praise and attention. Beginning in early 20th century Suffolk and moving through to...
 
 
 


Balancing Act
Joanna Trollope
Susie and her husband have been married for nearly forty years. She keeps her family close with their three daughters working with her in her very successful pottery business. Susie...
 
 
 


The Crane Wife
Patrick Ness
The extraordinary happens everyday. One night, George Duncan is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth, shot through its wing by...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Fallen Land
Patrick Flanery
A gothic tale of death and property in a dystopian America, absolutely terrific. The author gets inside the heads of his characters in a very convincing way and draws a...
 
 
 


Jellybird
Lezanne Clannachan
Years ago Jessica loved a boy, a strange, dangerous lad, her first love, forbidden and hidden. Now with a sudden panic that something may be wrong in her marriage she...
 
 
 


The Shock of the Fall
Nathan Filer
Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2013. Having won the Costa First Novel award, this went on to win the overall prize for the Best Book of 2013...
 
 
 


Tell Me Tomorrow
Lynda Bellingham
Meredith Lee is one of the most successful women in television. She has a daytime show that has an audience of millions. She seems to have it all. But behind...
 
 
 


The Dead Wife's Handbook
Hannah Beckerman
February 2014 Debut of the Month. At the age of 36 Rachel suffers a fatal aneurism leaving her husband, Max, and...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Blind Man's Garden
Nadeem Aslam
From the author of Maps for Lost Lovers comes a searing, exquisitely written novel set in Pakistan and Afghanistan in the months following 9/11 - a story of war,...
 
 
 


The Last Word
Hanif Kureishi
February 2014 Book of the Month. As one would expect from such a talented writer, this is an intelligent, amusing and intimate novel....
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Sketcher
Roland Watson Grant
This atmospheric, uplifting and deeply moving debut, set in the 1980s in an impoverished area of Louisiana, is a novel about the beauty of life no matter how broken it...
 
 
 


The Piano Player's Son
Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn
This novel focuses on family dynamics and the power struggles within; which can threaten even the strongest bonds. At the centre is a secret - kept by the parents from...
 
 
 


Balancing Act
Joanna Trollope
Susie Moran is a success . She has founded and run her own highly profitable company , and now her three daughters are all involved in the business. Rooted in...
 
 
 


The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
Here is a small fact - You are going to die 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is...
 
 
 


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