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Leave Me

Author:

Gayle Forman

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For every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her exit on the highway instead of going home to make dinner, for every woman who has ever dreamed of boarding a train to a place where no one needs constant attention - meet Maribeth Klein, a harried working mother who's so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn't even realize she's had a heart attack. Afterwards, surprised to discover that her recuperation seems to be an imposition on those who rely on her, she does the unthinkable: she packs a bag and leaves. Far from the demands of family and career, and with the help of liberating new friendships, Maribeth is finally able to own up to secrets she has been keeping from those she loves - and from herself...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832808

Published:

01-06-2017

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How To Measure A Cow

Author:

Margaret Forster

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Tara Fraser leaves London to start a new life in a Cumbrian town selected at random. She plans to obliterate her past, which contains a shocking event that had serious consequences, by becoming a completely different personality from her previous volatile self. She is going to be quiet - even dull, and very private. But one of her new neighbours, Nancy, is intrigued by her, and wants to become her friend. Equally determined not to be discarded are three old friends who Tara feels let her down when she most needed them. Tara fights to keep herself to herself; but can she do it? And does she really want to? Slowly, reluctantly, she discovers that her attempts to suppress the past and reject other people are downright dangerous...

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412608

Published:

01-09-2016

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How To Measure A Cow

Author:

Margaret Forster

Synopsis:

Tara Fraser leaves London to start a new life in a Cumbrian town selected at random. She plans to obliterate her past, which contains a shocking event that had serious consequences, by becoming a completely different personality from her previous volatile self. She is going to be quiet - even dull, and very private. But one of her new neighbours, Nancy, is intrigued by her, and wants to become her friend. Equally determined not to be discarded are three old friends who Tara feels let her down when she most needed them. Tara fights to keep herself to herself; but can she do it? And does she really want to? Slowly, reluctantly, she discovers that her attempts to suppress the past and reject other people are downright dangerous...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412660

Published:

01-09-2017

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In The Wolf's Mouth

Author:

Adam Foulds

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1942: Thousands of British and American soldiers are launched on Operation Torch, to sweep out the Axis forces from occupied North Africa and pave the way for Europe's liberation. Englishman Will Walker, an ambitious officer rueing broken dreams of an SOE career and frustrated by his assignation to Field Security Services, is determined to assert his fragile authority at almost any cost. Meanwhile, quiet and thoughtful Ray Marfione, Italian-American infantryman of the US Army, fights grimly on under his own personal shadow: convinced his death is imminent, and conscious of his innocence being further eroded each day. As both men stand poised for the invasion of Sicily, they have no notion that this next campaign will result in their fortunes becoming entwined with that of a notorious mafioso...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823097

Published:

01-03-2015

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The Day Before The Fire

Author:

Miranda France

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When fire devastates Turney House, London's finest stately home, the immaculate Lady Alexandra Marchant demands that everything be restored exactly as it was 'the day before the fire'. But is it possible, or even desirable, to resurrect the past? Critics say the restored Turney can never be more than an elegant fake; Lady Alexandra says Turney's doors must be re-opened to the paying public as soon as possible... As a paper restorer, Ros is called in as part of the effort. She loves her work and considers herself an expert in uncovering the past, layer by layer, to bring out the truth. And yet in her personal life there are corners, shadows, ghosts she fails to see - until a discovery in Turney's Rose Room challenges her to look again...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827415

Published:

01-03-2016

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The Tilted World

Author:

Tom Franklin/Beth Ann Fennelly

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April, 1927: After months of rain, the Mississippi River has reached dangerous levels and the little town of Hobnob is under threat. Residents fear the levee will either explode under the pressure of the water or be blown by saboteurs from New Orleans, who wish to save their own city. But when an orphaned baby is found, the lives of Ingersoll, a blues-playing prohibition agent, and Dixie Clay, a bootlegger who is guarding a terrible secret, collide. Little can they imagine how events are about to change them - and the great South - forever. For in the dead of night, after thick, illusory fog, the levee will break...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444822342

Published:

01-01-2015

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America For Beginners

Author:

Leah Franqui

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WELCOME TO THE FIRST CLASS INDIA USA DESTINATION VACATION TOUR COMPANY. ONE FIXED ITINERARY, ONE FIXED PRICE. ALL LEVELS CATERED FOR. NO REFUNDS... Recently widowed Pival Sengupta has never travelled alone before, and her first trip to this strange country masks a secret agenda: to discover the truth about her long-estranged son. Satya, her guileless and resourceful tour guide, has been in America for less than a year, and has never actually left the five boroughs of New York. An aspiring/failing actress, Rebecca signed up for the role of Pival's modesty companion; it might not be her big break, but surely it'll break her out of the rut she's stuck in. As their preconceptions about each other and America are challenged, with a little beginner's luck, these unlikely companions might learn how to live again.

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444840520

Published:

01-04-2019

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The Lost Girls Of Camp Forevermore

Author:

Kim Fu

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A group of pre-adolescent girls descends on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway area of the Pacific Northwest, where their days feature swimming lessons, friendship bracelets, and songs by the fire. Filled with excitement and nervous energy, they set off on an overnight kayaking trip to a nearby island - but before the night is over, they find themselves stranded, with no adults to help them survive or guide them home. THE LOST GIRLS OF CAMP FOREVERMORE traces these five girls - Nita, Kayla, Isabel, Dina, and Siobhan - in a series of vignettes that move back and forth in time from their fateful trip to the successes and failures, loving relationships and heartbreaks of their adult lives; painting a portrait of friendship and of the families we build for ourselves...and the pasts we can't escape.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444842173

Published:

01-09-2019

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Turn Back Time

Author:

Pamela Fudge

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Once, they'd been childhood sweethearts, but after an acrimonious divorce years before, the only contact Tessa Wallis had with her ex-husband, Chay, was in relation to their daughter and her welfare. With Megan now grown up, Tessa is surprised to receive a message from Chay - desperate to speak to her. Tessa is shocked when he tells her he believes they may still be married. It's ridiculous - of course - and once the missing decree is found they can go back to living their separate lives and forget all about each other. But apparently it's not going to be that simple...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444814965

Published:

01-04-2013

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Swimming Lessons

Author:

Claire Fuller

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Ingrid writes letters to her husband Gil about their life together. But instead of giving them to him, she hides each in the thousands of books Gil has collected. Despite their two daughters, despite their beautiful but dilapidated house by the sea, despite Gil's talent as a writer, their marriage has been troubled. When Ingrid has written her final letter, she disappears from a Dorset beach. Eleven years later, her adult daughter Flora comes home to look after her injured father. Secretly, Flora has never believed that her mother is dead, and she starts asking questions - without realizing that the answers she's looking for are hidden in the books that surround her.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444837070

Published:

01-06-2018

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An Unreliable Man

Author:

Jostein Gaarder/Nichola Smalley

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BEING SOLITARY CAN BE EMPTY ENOUGH FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS A TENDENCY TOWARDS IT. BUT I THINK EVEN THAT MIGHT BE PREFERABLE TO BEING LONELY WITH ANOTHER PERSON. Jakop thought he'd found the partner he was looking for in Reidun - but it was less than three years before she turned her back on him. In particular, Reidun couldn't abide his constant and unusual companion, Pelle. Now friendless, Jakop spends his life attending the funerals of people he doesn't know, obscuring his identity in a web of improbable lies. As his addiction to storytelling spirals out of control, he is forced to reconcile his love of language and tales with the ever more urgent need for companionship. Then, as he forges a connection with the enigmatic Agnes, his life takes an unexpected turn...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444841831

Published:

01-08-2019

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Schroder

Author:

Amity Gaige

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As an adolescent, Erik Schroder - a first-generation East German immigrant - adopts a new name and a new persona in the hope that it will help him fit in. This fateful white lie will set him on an improbably and ultimately tragic course. Years later, amid a heated custody battle with his estranged wife, Erik kidnaps his six-year-old daughter, Meadow... From the confines of a correctional facility, Erik relates the story of their seven days on the road as he tries to outrun the authorities, and surveys the course of his life in an attempt to understand and explain his behaviour...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444817119

Published:

01-10-2013

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