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The Clouds Beneath The Sun

Author:

Mackenzie Ford

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Kenya, 1961. As a small plane carrying Nathalie Nelson lands at a remote airstrip in the Serengeti, Nathalie knows she's run just about as far as she can from home. Trained as an archaeologist, she has fought hard to be included in a team excavating ancient remains in Kenya, but before she can find her bearings, the dig is surrounded by controversy and murder. As a growing attraction to famed colleague Jack Deacon becomes a passionate, reckless affair, Nathalie must give evidence in a trial that could spark violence and turmoil, and destroy everything she hoped for...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750533539

Published:

01-03-2011

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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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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412608

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01-09-2016

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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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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412660

Published:

01-09-2017

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Isa & May

Author:

Margaret Forster

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The curiously named Isamay is trying to write a coherent thesis about grandmothers in history - from Sarah Bernhardt and George San to the matriarchal Queen Victoria - while constantly ambushed by the secrets of her own family. An only child, she is named after her grandmothers, Isa and May, who have formed and influenced her in very different ways. Jealous of each other, they both want to be first in their granddaughter's affections. Isa has an edge, in that young Isamay looks like her. But from May, Isamay inherits her stubborn determination. Now Isamay, almost 30, begins to want a child of her own, but her live-in lover, Ian (always mysterious about his own family history) is sure that he does not want children. And Isamay soon has her heart set on the idea.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753187012

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01-10-2011

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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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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

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01-03-2016

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Goodbye For Now

Author:

Laurie Frankel

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Imagine a world in which you never have to say goodbye, a world in which you can talk to your loved ones after they've gone - about the trivial things you used to share; about the things you wished you'd said while you still had the chance; about how hard it is to adjust to life without them. When Sam Elling invents a computer programme that enables his girlfriend Meredith to do just this, nothing can prepare them for the success and complications that follow. For every person who wants to say goodbye, there is someone else who can't let go. And when tragedy strikes they have to find out whether goodbye has to be for ever - or whether love can take on a life of its own...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444816570

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01-09-2013

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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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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444840520

Published:

01-04-2019

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Nightwoods

Author:

Charles Frazier

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In the lonesome beauty of the forest, across the far shore of the mountain lake from town, Luce acts as caretaker to an empty, decaying Lodge, a relic of holidaymakers a century before. Her days are long and peaceful, her nights filled with Nashville radio and yellow lights shimmering on the black water. A solitary life, and the perfect escape. Until the stranger children come. Bringing fire. And murder. And love.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444812985

Published:

01-11-2012

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A Tiny Bit Marvellous

Author:

Dawn French

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Mo is about to hit the big fifty, and some uncomfortable truths are becoming quite apparent. She doesn't understand either of her teenage children, which for a child psychologist is fairly embarrassing. She has become entirely grey. Inside and out. Her face has surrendered and is frightening children. Dora is about to hit the big eighteen...and about to hit anyone who annoys her, especially her precocious younger brother Peter, who has a chronic Oscar Wilde fixation. Then there's Dad...who's just, well, Dad - and there's a dog. Called Poo.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444808681

Published:

01-11-2011

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