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Darke

Author:

Rick Gekoski

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Dr James Darke has expelled himself from the world. He writes compulsively in his "coming-of-old-age" journal; he eats little, and drinks and smokes a lot. Meditating on what he has lost - the loves of his life, both dead and alive - he tries to console himself with the wisdom of the great thinkers and poets, yet finds nothing but disappointment. But cracks of light appear in his carefully managed darkness, and he begins to emerge from his self-imposed exile, drawn by the tender, bruised filaments of love for his daughter and grandson...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414459

Published:

01-10-2018

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Inside The O'Briens

Author:

Lisa Genova

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Joe O'Brien is a Boston cop; his physical stamina and methodical mind have seen him through decades of policing the city streets, while raising a family with his wife Rosie. When he starts making uncharacteristic errors - mislaying his weapon, having trouble writing up reports, slurring speech - he attributes them to stress, though he finally agrees to see a doctor. The unexpected, terrifying diagnosis is Huntington's disease. Not only is Joe's life set to change forever, but each of his four grown-up children has a fifty per cent chance of inheriting the disease. Observing her potential future play out in her father's escalating symptoms, his yoga-teacher daughter Katie wrestles with how to make the most of the here and now, and how to care for her dad who is, inside, always an O'Brien.

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444828511

Published:

01-06-2016

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Love Anthony

Author:

Lisa Genova

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Olivia Donatelli's dream of a normal life was shattered when her son, Anthony, was diagnosed with autism at age three. He didn't speak. He hated to be touched. He almost never made eye contact. And just as Olivia was starting to realise that happiness and autism could coexist, Anthony was gone. Now she's alone on Nantucket, desperate to find meaning in her son's short life, when a chance encounter with another woman brings Anthony alive again in a most unexpected way. In a piercing story about motherhood, autism and love, Lisa Genova offers us two unforgettable women who discover the small but exuberant voice that helps them both find the answers they need.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444821284

Published:

01-10-2014

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Lifesaving For Beginners

Author:

Ciara Geraghty

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She has lots of friends, an ordinary job, and she never ever thinks about her past. This is Kat's story. None of it is true. Milo McIntyre loves his mam, the peanut-butter-and-banana muffins at the Funky Banana cafe, and the lifesaving class he does after school. He never thinks about his future, until the day it changes forever. This is Milo's story. All of it is true. And then there is the other story. The one with a twist of fate which somehow brings together a boy from Brighton and a woman in Dublin, and uncovers the truth once and for all. This is the story that's just about to begin...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819496

Published:

01-05-2014

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This Is Now

Author:

Ciara Geraghty

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Martha wants a drink. There are six reasons why she shouldn't have one; she wrote them down over a year ago. Two of the reasons are the same. A name. Of someone she didn't think she'd ever see again... Roman, a fourteen-year-old Polish immigrant, is on the run. He understands now what it means to be caught between a rock and a hard place... Tobias, old and alone, lies in a hospital bed in Dublin where the memories of Dresden are insistent visitors... And for Cillian, a police detective, the past is like a current, pulling him back, reminding him of all he's lost. Each is running from the moments that brought them to a place where the past cannot be undone and the future cannot be known - a place called now.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444837407

Published:

01-07-2018

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Cloud Howe

Author:

Lewis Grassic Gibbon

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Widowed by the Great War, Chris Tavendale marries Robert Colquohon, the minister of Kinraddie. Though the union is a happy one, and Chris's young son Ewan is content in his new family, there are frustrations: the parish watches with hawk-like eyes as Chris walks the impossibly fine line between appearing 'common-like' and 'putting on airs'. When a kirk post falls vacant in the village of Segget, husband and wife seize the opportunity to move. But in the wake of the war, economic and social upheaval are sweeping the nation - even in this far-flung corner of Scotland, their effects will be felt...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444826142

Published:

01-11-2015

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Grey Granite

Author:

Lewis Grassic Gibbon

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Widowed once again, Chris Colquohon has come to the industrial town of Duncairn, where life is as hard as the granite of the buildings all around her, and she must make her living as best she can by working in Ma Cleghorn's boarding house. Meanwhile, her son Ewan, forsaking his college career, finds employment at a steel manufacturer's, and determines to lead a peaceful strike against the manufacture of armaments. In the face of violence and police brutality, his socialist idealism is forged into something harder and fiercer as he readies himself to sacrifice all for the cause...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444826500

Published:

01-12-2015

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Sunset Song

Author:

Lewis Grassic Gibbon

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When Jean Guthrie, broken by repeated childbirth, dies along with her baby twins, her daughter Chris is left to run the rented family farm, along with her elder brother Will and their domineering father. Faced with a choice between doing her duty, and the seductive but distant world of books and learning, Chris eventually decides to remain in her rural community, bound by her intense love of the land. However, Will's departure for Australia, and her father's death, change everything. Her marriage to farmer Ewan Tavendale brings a measure of happiness - but clouds of war are gathering on the horizon...

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Soft Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444825787

Published:

01-10-2015

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All We Ever Wanted

Author:

Emily Giffin

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Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville's elite, and her adored son Finch has been expensively prepared for success since childhood. Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter Lyla, who has earned a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashville's most prestigious private school. She doesn't always fit in, but in most ways, she's a typical teenage girl, happy and thriving. Then one photograph, snapped in a drunken moment at a party, changes everything. Finch took it, and Lyla's in it. As the image spreads like wildfire, everyone thinks they know who to blame. At the heart of the lies and scandal, Tom, Nina, and Lyla are forced together - all questioning who they really are, and who they are becoming.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444844214

Published:

01-03-2020

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City Of Girls

Author:

Elizabeth Gilbert

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New York, 1940: Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives with her suitcases and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her talents with a needle have been deemed insufficient for her to pass into her sophomore year of Vassar, she finds employment as the self-appointed seamstress at the Lily Playhouse, her aunt's charmingly disreputable Manhattan revue theatre. Vivian quickly becomes the toast of the showgirls, transforming the trash and tinsel into creations for goddesses. In this strange wartime city of girls, Vivian and her girlfriends mean to drink the heady highball of life itself to the last drop... But there are hard lessons to be learned, and bitterly regrettable mistakes to be made. Vivian learns that to live the life she wants, she must live many lives, ceaselessly and ingeniously making them new.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444844528

Published:

01-04-2020

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The Water Is Wide

Author:

Liz Gilbey

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Artist Mikki Webster takes her beloved narrow-boat, SERENDIPITY, on a holiday tour of Britain's waterways, stopping in at Bleakhall to visit her brother Jonny and his wife Tracy. The couple have their hands full - renovating their canal-side cottage, launching their new careers, and coping with an imminent baby as well as their rebellious teenager Katie. When Katie has a serious motorbike accident, Mikki stays moored beside Wharf Cottage in order to lend a hand. But sparks fly when Mikki, working at the boatyard, encounters Bill Rankin - the pop star she had fallen in love with all those years ago...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444825442

Published:

01-09-2015

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The Yellow Wall-Paper

Author:

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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'The Yellow Wall-Paper' is Gilman's pioneering Gothic masterpiece, telling the story of a woman's descent into madness. Confined to a room, with only the intricate wallpaper for stimulation, the narrator slowly loses her grip on reality. She becomes increasingly suspicious of the people who care for her, convinced they are conspiring against her. As she becomes increasingly transfixed by the sprawling pattern on her walls, her horrifying fantasy becomes disturbingly real. Also contained in this collection are eighteen other stories, which exhibit Gilman's imaginative treatment of women removed from their traditional roles.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444822533

Published:

01-01-2015

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