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Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Baby Frankie is born into an unusual family. Her mother is desperate to find someone to take care of her child and she doesn't have much time. Noel doesn't seem to be the most promising of fathers... read more


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Crash by J. G. Ballard (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

J. G. Ballard's graphic, violent novel is controversial wherever it is read, even on Amazon.com's own Web page! The book's characters are obsessed with automobile accidents and are determined to... read more


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A Fine And Private Place by Peter S Beagle (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

This classic, mesmerizing tale from the author of The Last Unicorn is a journey between the realms of the living and the dead, and the eternal power of love. Michael Morgan was not ready to die, but... read more


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A Perfect Proposal by Katie Fforde (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Sophie Apperly has spent her whole life pleasing others - but when she realises her family see her less as indispensable treasure and more as general dogsbody, she decides she's had enough. So when... read more


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Miss Wyoming by Douglas Coupland (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Heroine of this outstanding tale is Miss Wyoming, Susan Colgate, teen beauty-queen and low-rent soap actress. Dragooned into stardom by her demonically pushy, hillbilly mother, Susan's career is at... read more


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Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Although Kingsley Amis's acid satire of postwar British academic life has lost some of its bite in the four decades since it was published, it's still a rewarding read. And there's no denying how big... read more


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Band Of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

As grippingly as any novelist, preeminent World War II historian Stephen Ambrose uses Band of Brothers to tell the horrifying, hallucinatory saga of Easy Company, whose 147 members he calls the... read more


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Brick Lane by Monica Ali (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

With its gritty Tower Hamlets setting, this sharply observed contemporary novel about the life of an Asian immigrant girl deals cogently with issues of love, cultural difference and the human spirit.... read more


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The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A woman steps over the line into the unthinkable in this brilliant, powerful, and unforgettable new novel by the author of The Lovely Bones and Lucky. For years Helen Knightly has given her life to... read more


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Lucky by Alice Sebold (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Enormously visceral, emotionally gripping, and imbued with the belief that justice is possible even after the most horrific of crimes, Alice Sebold's compelling memoir of her rape at the age of... read more


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The Blue Afternoon by William Boyd (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Los Angeles 1936. Kay Fischer, a young, ambitious architect, is shadowed by Salvador Carriscant, an enigmatic stranger claiming to be her father. Within weeks of their first meeting, Kay will join... read more


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Empire Of The Sun by J. G. Ballard (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg's film, tells of a young boy's struggle to survive World War II in China.Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To... read more


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Astonishing Splashes Of Colour by Clare Morrall (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

“When is the right time to tell someone they’re not who they think they are?” Caught in an over-vivid world as a result of synaesthesia (a condition in which emotions are seen as... read more


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Through The Looking Glass And What Alice Found There (Puffin Classics) by Lewis Carroll (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

When Trough the Looking glass was published in 1871, readers were as delighted with that book as they were with Lewis Carroll's first masterpiece, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In the topsy-turvy... read more


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Dark Matter: A Ghost Story by Michelle Paver (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

'What is it? What does it want? Why is it angry with me?' January 1937. Clouds of war are gathering over a fogbound London. Twenty-eight year old Jack is poor, lonely and desperate to change his... read more


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Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A schizophrenic man spends his days and nights on a website called Whirl360, believing he's employed by the CIA to store the details of every town and city in the world in his head. Then one day, he... read more


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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

What are you thinking, Amy? The question I've asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer. I suppose these questions stormcloud over every marriage:... read more


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The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

British actor and comedian Hugh Laurie's first book is a spot-on spy spoof about hapless ex-soldier Thomas Lang, who is drawn unwittingly and unwillingly into the center of a dangerous James... read more


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Rouse Up, O Young Men Of The New Age by Kenzaburo Oe (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A remarkable portrait of the inexpressible bond between a famous writer and his cipher of a son, this magnificent novel of startling candor is from a Nobel Prize-winning Japanese master. As the man... read more


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We Had It So Good by Linda Grant (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

From Linda Grant, We Had it So Good is an ambitious, hugely satisfying, multi-generational novel about an American man living in England.