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Not My Daughter

Author:

Barbara Delinsky

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A pregnancy pact between three teenage girls stuns their parents, shocks the town and electrifies the media. Susan Tate, one of these mothers, has struggled to do everything right. A single mother herself, she is the headmistress of the girls' high school. Soon fingers start pointing, criticising her as a role model. She is seen as unworthy of the responsibility of young students, and as a lax mother. Battling with the implications of her daughter's pregnancy, Susan knows that her job, her reputation and her dreams are all at risk. The emotional ties between mothers and daughters are stretched to breaking point. Can they all fight back against the rising tide of scandal and find their own way?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444806700

Published:

01-06-2011

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Henrietta's War

Author:

Joyce Dennys

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Spirited Henrietta wishes she was the kind of doctor's wife who knew exactly how to deal with the daily upheavals of war. But then, everyone in her close-knit Devonshire village seems to find different ways to cope: there's the indomitable Lady B, who writes to Hitler every night to tell him precisely what she thinks of him; flighty Faith who is utterly preoccupied with flashing her shapely legs; and then there's Charles, Henrietta's hard-working husband, who sleeps through a bomb landing in the neighbour's garden. With life turned upside down, Henrietta chronicles the dramas, squabbles and friendships in a community of determined troupers.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753186039

Published:

01-01-2011

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The Sisters Brothers

Author:

Patrick deWitt

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Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn't share his brother's appetite for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. But their prey isn't an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm's gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living - and whom he does it for.

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ISBN:

9781444811179

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01-06-2012

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Bleakly Hall

Author:

Elaine di Rollo

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Old friends Monty and Ada worked together on the front line in Belgium: Monty was a nurse; Ada drove ambulances. Now, Bleakly Hall Hydropathic has brought them together again. Monty has arrived to look after the gouty residents taking the Hall's curative waters, via nozzle, douche and jet - and Ada is the maid and driver. For all those at Bleakly, the end of the Great War has brought changes - not all of them good. Monty has a score to settle with Captain Foxley; Ada misses her wartime sense of purpose and the Blackwood brothers must reinvigorate Bleakly for a new era. But with the crumbling, rumbling hydropathic threatening to blow its top, what will become of the folk thrown together in its bilious embrace?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444809046

Published:

01-12-2011

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Lifted By The Great Nothing

Author:

Karim Dimechkie

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Max lives with his father, Rasheed, and doesn't remember his mother, who was murdered by burglars before father and son were forced to emigrate from Beirut to New Jersey. Rasheed is enamoured of his idea of American culture - baseball and barbecues - and has tried to shed his Lebanese heritage completely. He has a single purpose in life: to provide Max with a joyful childhood; though sometimes his efforts do more harm than good. When Max turns seventeen, he discovers that his father has been lying to him - about everything - and their peaceful universe is destroyed. As Max ventures on an uncertain journey to Beirut, he must ask himself, what happens when your truth is a fable? And can some lies be a sacrifice in disguise?

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ISBN:

9781785411335

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01-01-2016

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Lifted By The Great Nothing

Author:

Karim Dimechkie

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Max lives with his father, Rasheed, and doesn't remember his mother, who was murdered by burglars before father and son were forced to emigrate from Beirut to New Jersey. Rasheed is enamoured of his idea of American culture - baseball and barbecues - and has tried to shed his Lebanese heritage completely. He has a single purpose in life: to provide Max with a joyful childhood; though sometimes his efforts do more harm than good. When Max turns seventeen, he discovers that his father has been lying to him - about everything - and their peaceful universe is destroyed. As Max ventures on an uncertain journey to Beirut, he must ask himself, what happens when your truth is a fable? And can some lies be a sacrifice in disguise?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411397

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01-01-2017

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The Lullaby Of Polish Girls

Author:

Dagmara Dominczyk

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Anna and her parents, political dissidents, emigrate from Poland to the US. They settle in Brooklyn among immigrants of every stripe, yet Anna never quite feels that she belongs. The summer she turns twelve, she is sent back to Kielce to visit her grandmother, and develops intense friendships with two local girls - brash and beautiful Justyna and desperately awkward Kamila. Their bond is renewed every summer when Anna returns... Years later, when Justyna suffers a terrible tragedy, it's the perfect excuse for Anna to abandon her own crisis in New York and hurry back to Poland. But when she arrives in her hometown, the reunion does not turn out as expected. It's time to face the past - everything it promised, and everything it shattered.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820546

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01-08-2014

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Dalila

Author:

Jason Donald

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Irene Dalila Mwathi comes from Kenya with a brutally violent personal history. Once she wanted to be a journalist, but now all she wants is to be safe. When she finally arrives, bewildered, in London, she is attacked by the very people paid to protect her, and she has no choice but to step out on her own into this strange new world. Through a dizzying array of interviews, lawyer's meetings, regulations and detention centres, she realises that what she faces may be no less dangerous than the violence she has fled...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444837704

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01-08-2018

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The Little Women Letters

Author:

Gabrielle Donnelly

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When the great-great-granddaughter of Josephine March finds a batch of letters, the words of the Little Women shed a light on a new generation of sisters. The Atwaters are a loving family and Fee's three daughters, Emma, Lulu and Sophie, couldn't be less alike. Emma is planning her wedding, Sophie is an up-and-coming actress, and Lulu - the clever one - is stuck in a series of dead-end jobs. But when she gets her hands on Grandma Jo's letters, gathering dust in the attic, everything seems to change and different worlds begin to open up. And even though dark family secrets emerge, Jo's words offer comfort and guidance across the centuries. Sometimes family is all that matters. And sisters are the closest friends you can find.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444811186

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01-06-2012

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The Wonder

Author:

Emma Donoghue

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Lib Wright, a young English nurse, arrives in an impoverished Irish village on a strange mission. Eleven-year-old Anna O'Donnell is said to have eaten nothing for months, but appears to be thriving miraculously. With tourists thronging to see this child, and the press sowing doubt, the baffled community looks to an outsider to bring the facts to light. An educated sceptic, trained by the legendary Florence Nightingale and repelled by what she sees as ignorance and superstition, Lib expects to expose the fast as a hoax right away. But as she gets to know the girl, she becomes more and more unsure. Is Anna a fraud, or a 'living wonder'? Or is something more sinister unfolding right before Lib's eyes - a tragedy in which she herself is playing a part?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444834635

Published:

01-11-2017

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The Death's Head Chess Club

Author:

John Donoghue

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SS-Obersturmfuhrer Paul Meissner arrives at Auschwitz fresh from fighting on the Russian Front. After being badly wounded, he is fit only for administrative duty, his first and most pressing task being to improve flagging camp morale among the officers and enlisted men. So he sets up a chess club, which thrives as under-the-table bets are made on the results of the games. Meissner learns that chess is also played by the prisoners and is intrigued by the rumour of a Jewish watchmaker, Emil Clement, who is "unbeatable". When Meissner's superiors demand that he demonstrate German superiority by pitting this undefeated Jew against the best Nazi players, an unusual friendship is formed. And as more and more games are played, the stakes rise, and the two men find their fates deeply entwined.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410734

Published:

01-08-2015

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The Death's Head Chess Club

Author:

John Donoghue

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SS-Obersturmfuhrer Paul Meissner arrives at Auschwitz fresh from fighting on the Russian Front. After being badly wounded, he is fit only for administrative duty, his first and most pressing task being to improve flagging camp morale among the officers and enlisted men. So he sets up a chess club, which thrives as under-the-table bets are made on the results of the games. Meissner learns that chess is also played by the prisoners and is intrigued by the rumour of a Jewish watchmaker, Emil Clement, who is "unbeatable". When Meissner's superiors demand that he demonstrate German superiority by pitting this undefeated Jew against the best Nazi players, an unusual friendship is formed. And as more and more games are played, the stakes rise, and the two men find their fates deeply entwined.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410796

Published:

01-08-2016

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