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A Division Of The Light

Author:

Christopher Burns

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When Alice Fell decides to walk down a quiet street, and is mugged, her picture is taken by Gregory Pharaoh, a photographer on his way home from an assignment. But is this just a chance encounter? Alice believes that the moment is significant, but Gregory is a rationalist; he doesn't believe in fate - and yet he is strangely drawn to the enigmatic Alice. It is the beginning of an obsession that sets in motion a chain of events which will have spectacular consequences. By the end, Alice and Gregory will find that their lives, and how they live them, will have changed irrevocably...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827576

Published:

01-03-2016

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All The Things You Are

Author:

Clemency Burton-Hill

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When New York journalist Natasha Bernstein loses her job and discovers her fiance has been keeping a dark secret, her world collapses. Turning to her family, she takes inspiration from her formidable grandmother Esther, who runs a community centre in downtown Manhattan. As she starts to rebuild her life, Natasha's friendship with Rafi - the enigmatic architect working on Esther's centre - restores her sense of wonder at the world, and her faith in who she is. But when Rafi and Natasha take a trip to Jerusalem, they are plunged into a story far deeper than their own, and must ask themselves: what are they ultimately prepared to fight for?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823264

Published:

01-03-2015

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Letters To My Husband

Author:

Stephanie Butland

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Elizabeth knows that her husband, Mike, is kind and good, and that he loves her unconditionally. She knows she hasn't been herself lately, but that even so, they are happy. Then Elizabeth's world is turned upside down when Mike dies in a tragic drowning accident, and suddenly everything she thought she knew about her husband is thrown into doubt. Why would he sacrifice his own life, knowing he'd never see his wife again? And what exactly was he doing at the lake that night? Elizabeth is aware that writing to Mike won't bring him back - but she needs to talk to him now, more than ever...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829556

Published:

01-09-2016

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The Other Half Of My Heart

Author:

Stephanie Butland

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Fifteen years ago, Bettina May's life veered off course in one disastrous night. Still reeling from the shock of losing everything she thought was hers, Bettina opens a bakery in a village and throws herself into the comfort of breadmaking. She spends her days kneading dough and measuring ingredients, and begins to heal - until someone who knows what happened that night walks into the bakery. In the pause of a heartbeat, fifteen years disappear, and Bettina remembers a time she thought was lost forever... Can she ever go back?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829914

Published:

01-10-2016

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The Tenderloin

Author:

John Butler

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It's 1995. Embarking on an adventure, Evan lands in San Francisco from Dublin with his friend, Milo. The city is on the cusp of a revolution: the Internet is booming, whilst the rave scene succeeds the old world of Deadheads dropping acid on Haight Street. He finally lands a job at ForwardSlash - a new dot com company - run by the charismatic Sam Couples, a surrogate father figure, yet the object of confused emotions for the naive Evan. Life begins to look up - until Milo's ex-girlfriend arrives, reminding him of their own brief encounter and dragging the past over with her.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444810981

Published:

01-05-2012

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Shotgun Lovesongs

Author:

Nickolas Butler

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Henry, Lee, Kip and Ronny grew up together in rural Wisconsin. Friends since childhood, their lives all began the same way, but have since taken different paths. Henry stayed on the family farm and married his first love, while the others left in search of something more. Ronny became a rodeo star, Kip made his fortune in the city, and musician Lee found fame - but heartbreak, too. Now all four are back in town for a wedding, each of them hoping to recapture their old closeness but unable to escape how much has changed. Amid the happiness of reunion and celebration, old rivalries resurface, and a wife's secret threatens to tear both a marriage and a friendship apart...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823066

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01-03-2015

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Ten Things I've Learnt About Love

Author:

Sarah Butler

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Alice has just returned to London from months of travelling abroad. She is late to hear the news that her father is dying, and returns to the family home only just in time to say goodbye. Daniel hasn't had a roof over his head for almost thirty years, but to him the city of London feels like home in a way that no bricks and mortar ever did. He spends every day searching for his daughter; the daughter he has never met. Until now...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444816945

Published:

01-10-2013

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After You

Author:

Julie Buxbaum

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Ellie's life is turned upside down when her best friend, Lucy, is murdered. She drops everything to travel to London to pick up the pieces, desperate to help Lucy's traumatized child, who has simply stopped speaking. Ellie turns to the book that gave her comfort as a child - THE SECRET GARDEN. And while its story of hurt, magic and healing blooms around them, so too do the secrets Lucy kept hidden, even from her best friend. As Ellie peels back the layers of her friend's life, she's forced to confront her own as well. Suddenly her carefully constructed existence spins out of control in a chain of events that will transform her life - and the lives of those around her - for ever.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444809015

Published:

01-12-2011

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Ragnarok

Author:

A.S. Byatt

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Ragnarok is the story of the end of the world. It is a tale of the destruction of life on this planet and the end of the gods themselves. What more relevant myth could any modern writer find? As the bombs rain down in the Battle of Britain, one young girl is evacuated to the countryside. She is struggling to make sense of her new wartime life. Then she is given a copy of Asgard and the Gods - a book of ancient Norse myths - and her inner and outer worlds are transformed.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753188859

Published:

01-10-2012

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Ms. Hempel Chronicles

Author:

Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum

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Ms. Beatrice Hempel has just taken her first job as an English teacher. Closer in age and sensibility to her pupils than to her colleagues, she spends her time outside of school hours reading, writing, listening to rock and roll, and wondering whether she really was right to get engaged. In the classroom, too, she feels 'in-between'. Still young enough to understand her students' way of seeing things, she wants to be their accomplice; but she also feels a terrible responsibility as the adult witness to their adolescent growing pains.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444805543

Published:

01-02-2011

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First We Take Manhattan

Author:

Colette Caddle

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After graduating in millinery, identical twins, Sinead and Sheila Fields, open their own hat shop. It's only a small business, until a glamorous young actress buys one of their hats and wears it to the BAFTAs. Suddenly, success seems guaranteed. Then tragedy strikes when Sheila disappears and is presumed dead. After months of desolation, Sinead is just beginning to come to terms with her loss when there is a sighting of her sister. She is filled with excitement but also haunted by questions. Why would Sheila have deserted her twin without a word?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781445099019

Published:

01-09-2015

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From This Moment On

Author:

Colette Caddle

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Lynn Stephens' life has been tough recently, thanks to Vincent Boland, the manager at the four-star hotel where she works. But, after standing up to him, she is delighted when she is vindicated. Now she can put this terrible time behind her and find a job in another hotel. But the consequences of Vincent's actions are more far-reaching than Lynn knows and the after-effects are still being felt throughout the small town. The Boland family is powerful and influential and it's not long before Lynn realises that this man still has the capacity to destroy her and all she holds dear.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753192740

Published:

01-06-2014

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