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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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Christmas by the Lighthouse

Christmas by the Lighthouse

Author: Rebecca Boxall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

Heaven, My Home

Heaven, My Home

Author: Attica Locke Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2019

When the young son of an Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang captain goes missing, Ranger Darren Matthews has no choice but to investigate the crime. Following the election of Donald Trump, a new wave of racial violence has swept the state. Dark, swampy and filled with skeletal trees, Caddo Lake is so large it crosses into Lousiana. This is deep country and the rule of law doesn't mean much to the Brotherhood, beyond what it can do for them. A further complication is that Brotherhood is squatting on the land of a former Freedmen's community, and one of the last descendants of these former slaves is actually a suspect in the possible murder of the missing boy. Instructed by his lieutenant to use the investigation to gather more evidence that might help to take down the Texas chapter of the Brotherhood, Darren is playing very dangerous game indeed.

The Sweetest Sound

The Sweetest Sound

Author: Yvonne Brissett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

Heaven, My Home

Heaven, My Home

Author: Attica Locke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

When the young son of an Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang captain goes missing, Ranger Darren Matthews has no choice but to investigate the crime. Following the election of Donald Trump, a new wave of racial violence has swept the state. Dark, swampy and filled with skeletal trees, Caddo Lake is so large it crosses into Lousiana. This is deep country and the rule of law doesn't mean much to the Brotherhood, beyond what it can do for them. A further complication is that Brotherhood is squatting on the land of a former Freedmen's community, and one of the last descendants of these former slaves is actually a suspect in the possible murder of the missing boy. Instructed by his lieutenant to use the investigation to gather more evidence that might help to take down the Texas chapter of the Brotherhood, Darren is playing very dangerous game indeed.

Piece of My Heart

Piece of My Heart

Author: Nicole Jacquelyn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

When easygoing Alex Evans meets Sarai Levy he's immediately intrigued. She's quiet. Sweet. Introverted. She's an immigrant from Israel, working on her graduate degree at a local college and so gorgeous he has a hard time keeping his eyes off her. When they're married after two months of dating, Alex is sure it's the right move, even though they barely know anything about each other. They're in love and determined to make their life together work. But when Sarai discovers she's pregnant--and then miscarries--Alex's perfect life comes crashing down around him. Devastated, Alex learns that he can't always be the charismatic, carefree guy of his past. Now he has to be the man his wife needs. But with so many unknowns, can these two learn to trust each other with painful truths, or will their past secrets ruin their marriage for good?

The Siege Of Troy A Novel

The Siege Of Troy A Novel

Author: Theodor Kallifatides, Marlaine Delargy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

The Vanished Bride The Bronte Mysteries

The Vanished Bride The Bronte Mysteries

Author: Bella Ellis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

Yorkshire, 1845 A young woman has gone missing from her home, Chester Grange, leaving no trace, save a large pool of blood in her bedroom and a slew of dark rumours about her marriage. A few miles away across the moors, the daughters of a humble parson, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte are horrified, yet intrigued. Desperate to find out more, the sisters visit Chester Grange, where they notice several unsettling details about the crime scene: not least the absence of an investigation. Together, the young women realise that their resourcefulness, energy and boundless imaginations could help solve the mystery - and that if they don't attempt to find out what happened to Elizabeth Chester, no one else will. The path to the truth is not an easy one, especially in a society which believes a woman's place to be in the home, not wandering the countryside looking for clues. But nothing will stop the sisters from discovering what happened to the vanished bride, even as they find their own lives are in great peril...

Will and Testament

Will and Testament

Author: Vigdis Hjorth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2019

Four siblings. Two summer houses. One terrible secret. To what degree should the horrors of the past be allowed to shake the present? Stalked by the darkest of shadows from her childhood, a woman struggles against the tide dragging her back to the family she fled years ago. This emotionally searing novel is at once a wrenching look at a family fractured and a meditation on the nature of trauma and memory.

The Testaments

The Testaments

Author: Margaret Atwood Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2019

And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light. When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. With The Testaments, the wait is over. Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. `Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.' Margaret Atwood 'THE LITERARY EVENT OF THE YEAR' Guardian

The Testaments

The Testaments

Author: Margaret Atwood Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 10/09/2019

The wait is over And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light. When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her - freedom, prison or death. With The Testaments, the wait is over. Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. `Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.' Margaret Atwood

The O. Henry Prize Stories #100th Anniversary Edition (2019)

The O. Henry Prize Stories #100th Anniversary Edition (2019)

Author: Laura Furman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2019

The Truth in Our Lies

The Truth in Our Lies

Author: Eliza Graham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2019