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One For Sorrow by Joyce Stranger (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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Casey by Joyce Stranger (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Story about a cat who becomes involved in a small farm community. Will warm your heart.


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Pastoralia by George Saunders (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Hailed by Thomas Pynchon as "graceful, dark, authentic, and funny," George Saunders now surpasses his New York Times Notable Book, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, with this bestselling collection of... read more


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Middlemere by Judith Lennox (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

When a family is pushed from its home, the sense of injustice never dies... a spellbinding novel of love, loyalty and of the ties that bind. In 1942, after half a century of farming Middlemere, their... read more


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Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Bernadette Fox is notorious.To Elgie Branch, a Microsoft wunderkind, she's his hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled wife.To fellow mothers at the school gate, she's a menace. To design experts,... read more


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The Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follett (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett's historical masterpiece.


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The Village Show: Tales From Turnham Malpas by Rebecca Shaw (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Newcomer to the village Craddock Fitch is keen to make a splash by holding a village show - the best ever - in the grounds of his large house. Co-ordinator of the show Louise Bissett is in deep... read more


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Village Matters (Tales From Turnham Malpas) by Rebecca Shaw (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Times are changing in Turnham Malpas ... Brash Craddock Fitch up at the Big House seems determined to make his mark on the village - and the village is determined to put him in his place. Sir Ralph... read more


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Chocolat by Joanne Harris (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Chocolat begins with Vianne Rocher and her six-year-old daughter Anouk arriving in the small village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes--"a blip on the fast road between Toulouse and Bordeaux"--during the... read more


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Small Island by Andrea Levy (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Andrea Levy's award-winning novel, Small Island, deftly brings two bleak families into crisp focus. First a Jamaican family, including the well-intentioned Gilbert, who can never manage to say or do... read more


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The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'cemetery of lost books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man... read more


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Ten Tales Tall And True by Alasdair Gray (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A lecturer cornered in an embarrassing menage a trois, a Glaswegian Cinderella and an extremely talkative dentist all feature in this brilliant and original collection of tall tales from Alasdair... read more


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The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her 'our little genius'. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing... read more


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The Sorrows Of An American by Siri Hustvedt (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

When Erik Davidsen and his sister, Inga, find a disturbing note among their late father's papers, they believe he may be implicated in a mysterious death. The Sorrows of an American tells the story... read more


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May We Be Forgiven by A. M. Homes (More from this author). Added: In the last week

“A big American story with big American themes” (Elle) from the author of the New York Times–bestselling memoir The Mistress’s Daughter In this vivid, transfixing new novel, A. M. Homes presents a... read more


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The Power Of One by Bryce Courtenay (More from this author). Added: In the last week

"Unabashedly uplifting."THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALERSet in a world torn apart, where man enslaves his fellow man and freedom remains elusive, THE POWER OF ONE is the moving story of one young man's... read more


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The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling (More from this author). Added: In the last week

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies... read more


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The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (More from this author). Added: In the last week

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2008Balram Halwai is the White Tiger - the smartest boy in his village. His family is too poor for him to afford for him to finish school and he has to work in a... read more


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The Collectors by David Baldacci (More from this author). Added: In the last week

People are dropping dead in Washington, D.C. First the Speaker of the House falls victim to a hitman in a carefully orchestrated murder in front of dozens of the city's power elite. Next, the... read more


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A Royal Duty by Paul Burrell (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Diana, the Princess of Wales, was one of the most publicly covered figures in the modern world. Known as "the people's princess," Diana captivated all who knew her. Much has already been written... read more