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Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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Zoran Drvenkar
March 2012 Book of the Month. This highly original, dark (v v dark) and sinister thriller breaks all the rules; such as switching from 1st, 2nd and 3rd person and having a highly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2012
     

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Zoran Drvenkar
This highly original, dark (v v dark) and sinister thriller breaks all the rules; such as switching from 1st, 2nd and 3rd person and having a highly fragmented timeline, but it delivers something thrillingly different. Four friends set up an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/09/2012
     

The Believers
Zoe Heller
A dysfunctional famlily saga that begins in London in 1962 and then moves to Manhattan 40 years later. Heller has created some very memorable characters and skillfully handles them, as a revelation causes the Litvinoff family to reconsider their lives.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2009
     

In the Light of What We Know
Zia Haider Rahman
An investment banker approaching forty, in the midst of his career collapsing and marriage unravelling, receives a surprise visitor at his West London townhouse. Confronting the dishevelled figure of a South Asian male carrying a backpack, the banker recognizes a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
     

The Killer's Guide To Iceland
Zane Radcliffe
Don’t you just love the title? And it’s so true, Zane manages to paint really vivid pictures of the Icelandic landscape – very dramatic. It takes a while to get into the plot but then it builds to a good,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2005
     

On Beauty
Zadie Smith
Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2006.Set on both sides of the Atlantic, award-winning Zadie Smith's third novel, On Beauty, is a brilliant analysis of family life, the institution of marriage, intersections of the personal and political, and an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2005
     

On Beauty
Zadie Smith
Shortlisted for the Best of the Orange Best 2010 by the Orange Prize Youth Panel. Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2006. This review is provided by bookgroup.info.Fans of WHITE TEETH may be a bit disappointed...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 06/07/2006
     

NW
Zadie Smith
North West London comes vividly to life in NW , the new novel by the author of the bestselling White Teeth and Man Booker-shortlisted On Beauty . This is the story of a city. The north-west corner of a city....
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2012
     

NW
Zadie Smith
NW is Zadie Smith's masterful novel about London life. Zadie Smith's brilliant tragi-comic NW follows four Londoners - Leah, Natalie, Felix and Nathan - after they've left their childhood council estate, grown up and moved on to different lives. From...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2013
     

The Embassy of Cambodia
Zadie Smith
Back on the terrain of NW, The Embassy of Cambodia is another remarkable work of fiction from Zadie Smith. 'The fact is, if we followed the history of every little country in the world - in its dramatic as well...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2013
     

A Cupboard Full of Coats
Yvvette Edwards
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011. Narrated with a distinct and fiery spice, Jinx and Lemon must find their own paths to redemption in this stunning debut novel in which over the course of one weekend they strip away the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2011
     

Something in the Sea
Yves Bonavero
Ever wondered whether your partner is being less than honest and is leading another life? What would you do if you then found out? Here, Bonavero, a first time novelist, has written a disturbing yet riveting story that you’ll find...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2006
     

Something in the Sea
Yves Bonavero
Ever wondered whether your partner is being less than honest and is leading another life? What would you do if you then found out? Here, Bonavero, a first time novelist, has written a disturbing yet riveting story that you’ll find...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/04/2007
     

Swallows of Kabul
Yasmina Khadra
Persecution and misery in the chaos of life in Afghanistan under the Taliban. Desperate people driven to desperate acts. A harrowing, startling, horribly wretched tale of love, bitterness, sacrifice and death. A very chilling read. Interestingly the author is an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2005
     

The Saffron Kitchen
Yasmin Crowther
Contrasting rural Iranian life and traditions with a London immigrant's affluence, this is an impressive work of love, family and identity.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2007
     

Beatrice and Virgil
Yann Martel
June 2010 Book of the Month. This is an utterly beguiling magical, fable-like story that uses the relationships between humans and animals to address much bigger themes including those about life and art,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/06/2010
     

Life of Pi: Unabridged Audiobook
Yann Martel
This is an unabridged audiobook title. Pi’s family is moving their zoo when the boat sinks and 16-year old Pi is left afloat in a lifeboat with four animals that includes a tiger. Up to that point the book...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/06/2004
     

Life of Pi
Yann Martel
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2002. Pi’s family is moving their zoo when the boat sinks and 16-year old Pi is left afloat in a lifeboat with four animals that includes a tiger. Up to that point the book is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/07/2010
     

Life of Pi
Yann Martel
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2002. Pi’s family is moving their zoo when the boat sinks and 16-year old Pi is left afloat in a lifeboat with four animals that includes a tiger. Up to that point the book is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/05/2003
     

Life of Pi
Yann Martel
January 2014 Guest Editor Jodi Picoult on The Life of Pi by Yann Martel. The story sounds like the beginning of a joke: a boy, a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a tiger floating on a lifeboat in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/05/2003
     

Beatrice and Virgil
Yann Martel
One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011. July 2011 Book of the Month. This is an utterly beguiling, magical, fable-like story that uses the relationships between humans and animals to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2011
     

Life of Pi
Yann Martel
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2002. One boy, one boat, one tiger bobbing around on a lifeboat in the Pacific...and yet it's so much more than that. It really is even now nearly 10 years after it won the Booker...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2011
     

Life of Pi
Yann Martel
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2002. Pi’s family is moving their zoo when the boat sinks and 16-year old Pi is left afloat in a lifeboat with four animals that includes a tiger. Up to that point the book is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2012
     

Lean on Pete
Willy Vlautin
Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson wants a home; food on the table; a high school he can attend for more than part of a year; and some structure to his life. But as the son of a single father working at warehouses...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2011
     

Bad Influence
William Sutcliffe
A novel of peer pressure and the horrors of being 10, or wanting to fit in and not knowing how to stop. Frightening. Comparison: Michael Frayn’s Spies, Jonathan Coe’s The Rotters’ Club, William Golding’s Lord...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/05/2005
     

The Wall
William Sutcliffe
Joshua is thirteen. He lives with his mother and stepfather in Amarias, an isolated town on top of a hill, where all the houses are brand new. At the edge of Amarias is a high wall, guarded by soldiers, which...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
     

The Shack
William P. Young
A very well written novel about a father's and a families grief after the murder of their youngest child. When Mack feels God has deserted him he receives a note, seemingly from God, and goes on a journey that helps...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2008
     

The Society of Others
William Nicholson
This review is provided by bookgroup.info. This extraordinary novel by William Nicholson (better known as the playwright responsible for Shadowlands and co-screenwriter of Gladiator) is a surprise from start to finish. The narrator is a young man, passive...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/05/2005
     

The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life
William Nicholson
A wonderful collection of characters, in a small Sussex village, all have their secrets, resentments, heartache and desires. A book that will keep you gripped from page one. This author is perhaps better know for his teen fiction but this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2009
     

The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life
William Nicholson
May 2010 Book of the Month. A wonderful collection of characters, in a small Sussex village, all have their secrets, resentments, heartache and desires. A book that will keep you gripped from page one. This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/05/2010
     

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