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When She Woke

Author:

Hillary Jordan

Synopsis:

Hannah Payne's life has been devoted to church and family. But after she's convicted of murder, she awakens in a new body to a nightmarish new life. She finds herself lying on a table in a bare room, covered only by a paper gown. Cameras broadcast her every move to millions at home, for whom observing new Chromes - criminals whose skin colour has been genetically altered to match the class of their crime - is a sinister form of entertainment. Hannah is a Red for the crime of murder. The victim, says the State of Texas, was her unborn child, and Hannah is determined to protect the identity of the father, a public figure with whom she shared a fierce and forbidden love.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444814477

Published:

01-03-2013

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The Raging Quiet

Author:

Sherryl Jordan

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Set in medieval times, THE RAGING QUIET tells the story of Marnie and Raver, each set apart from the community around them: Marnie because she is a newcomer having been brought to the seaside village by her new - and much older - husband; and Raver because he is the village lunatic. The villagers are suspicious of any newcomer, and they are especially wary of Marnie when her husband dies suddenly. She causes more consternation when she befriends Raver, but Marnie discovers that he is not mad: he is deaf. She develops a rudimentary sign language to communicate with the young man. This seals her fate. The villagers see Raver responding calmly to her hand gestures, and they try Marnie for witchcraft.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780708995358

Published:

01-12-2000

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£5.99

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Saraswati Park

Author:

Anjali Joseph

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Lakshmi and Mohan live in Saraswati Park, a quiet suburb of Bombay. While Mohan spends his days in the city, working as a letter writer and collecting his beloved second-hand books, Lakshmi passes her time with small domestic tasks and her favourite TV soaps. Until, into their settled life, arrives Mohan's nephew Ashish - an uncertain nineteen-year-old, struggling with himself and his place in the world. As Ashish becomes entangled in a risky affair, his aunt and uncle start to question the quiet rhythm of their lives...and discontents - left unspoken for many years - begin to break the surface.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444808605

Published:

01-10-2011

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Serious Men

Author:

Manu Joseph

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Ayyan Mani is a lowly assistant to a brilliant astronomer called Arvind Acharya. He dreams of a better life - far away from the crowded slums of Mumbai, where his wife can escape their jaundice-yellow walls and his ten-year-old son has a leg up to all the opportunities he deserves. So, he weaves an outrageous fiction around his son to make him famous. (It will be their little secret.) Arvind also dreams - of love and success - so he can't believe his luck when his wife goes away and he is free to have an illicit affair with a beautiful woman. But will love distract Arvind from his last shot at success as he tries to convince his fellow scientists that microscopic aliens are falling to earth?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444807509

Published:

01-08-2011

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Dubliners

Author:

James Joyce

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1890s Ireland: Across the city of Dublin, as the River Liffey winds and twinkles through its heart, infinite domestic dramas play themselves out behind lace curtains and broken window-panes, inside quiet parlours and crammed churches, along concrete pavements and cinder paths. Through these are illuminated snippets of the lives of the Dubliners - truants, seducers, gossips, rally-drivers, generous hostesses, corrupt politicians, failing priests, amateur theologians, struggling musicians, moony adolescents, victims of domestic brutishness, sentimental aunts and poets, patriots earnest or cynical...and people just striving to get by.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829426

Published:

01-08-2016

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Honey Brown Is Married

Author:

Sara Judge

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March 1950: ex-showgirl Honey Brown has married the farmer she adores - August Blake Esq. - and though she pines for the bright lights and glamour of the Windmill Theatre, her new mother-in-law, Doris, is determined to turn Honey into a respectable lady of the manor. To make matters worse, as well as the struggle to meet Doris's exacting standards, Honey feels increasing animosity towards dairyman Nick. Why does she dislike him, when everyone else seems to find him so agreeable? When enmity between the two turns to disaster, Honey wonders if her life on the farm is really worth fighting for.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444817515

Published:

01-11-2013

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A Girl In Exile

Author:

Ismail Kadare/John Hodgson

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When a girl is found dead with a signed copy of Rudian Stefa's latest book in her possession, the author finds himself summoned for an interview by the Party Committee. Unable to guess what transgression he has committed, Rudian goes to meet his interrogators. He has never met the girl in question, but he remembers signing the book. As the influence of a paranoid regime steals upon him, Rudian finds himself swept along on a surreal quest to discover what really happened to the mysterious girl to whom he wrote the dedication, 'to Linda B'.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444836257

Published:

01-03-2018

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The Music Room

Author:

Laura Kalpakian

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1969: Young Marcella and Rose-Renee's parents are divorcing - their mother going to Sweden to sing opera, and their father travelling across the US as a jobbing actor. An inconvenient hindrance to their careers, the two girls are left to live with their enigmatic grandmother Gloria, a renowned violinist, in her decaying New England mansion. Instructed never to disturb the formidable woman as she endlessly rehearses in the music room, the children are left to their own devices. Their cheerful neighbour, Dorothea, convinces Gloria to allow them to be home-schooled with her sickly son, Rodney; and as the girls' gifts are nurtured in ways they have never before experienced, they also receive warmth and care that are otherwise lacking in their lives. But when disaster strikes, and Dorothea is gone, where will they find help?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831023

Published:

01-01-2017

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Coming Home

Author:

Annabel Kantaria

Synopsis:

Evie has been away from home long enough to bury the pain that shaped her childhood. Now, with the sudden death of her father, she must return. Back to the same house. Back to the memories. Back to her mother. At first, coming home feels unexpectedly comforting, but, as she goes through her father's files, Evie uncovers a secret that opens old wounds and changes her life forever. That's only the beginning. As Evie's world starts to shatter around her, she realises that those she loves most are also those capable of the deepest betrayal.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750543538

Published:

01-12-2016

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The Invoice

Author:

Jonas Karlsson

Synopsis:

It's an unremarkable life, I guess, nothing special. I'm in my thirties, I work part time in a video store in Stockholm, most of my friends are busy with their families, I live alone. I suppose you'd say I have an ordinary life... But I love this city, and even though my flat is small it suits me, I'm comfortable here. In the summer the sun shines in through my windows at just the right angle, and I can hear all the sounds of summer life down in the street. And there's a really good ice-cream stall just near my building, which sells my favourite flavours. So, ordinary maybe, but happy. Yes, I think it's fair to say I'm a happy man. And isn't that enough?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785415111

Published:

01-04-2018

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The Invoice

Author:

Jonas Karlsson

Synopsis:

It's an unremarkable life, I guess, nothing special. I'm in my thirties, I work part time in a video store in Stockholm, most of my friends are busy with their families, I live alone. I suppose you'd say I have an ordinary life... But I love this city, and even though my flat is small it suits me, I'm comfortable here. In the summer the sun shines in through my windows at just the right angle, and I can hear all the sounds of summer life down in the street. And there's a really good ice-cream stall just near my building, which sells my favourite flavours. So, ordinary maybe, but happy. Yes, I think it's fair to say I'm a happy man. And isn't that enough?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785415173

Published:

01-04-2019

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The Room

Author:

Jonas Karlsson/Neil Smith

Synopsis:

The Authority looks favourably upon meticulousness, efficiency and ambition. Bjorn has all of this in spades, but it's only in the room that he can really shine. And it's only in the room that he finds harmony, an escape from the triviality of the workplace. Unfortunately, his colleagues see things differently. In fact, they don't appear to see the room at all - eventually leaving Bjorn convinced that they are conducting some sort of psychological warfare against him. But who is right? Is the room a figment of an overactive imagination, the spectre of a mental illness? Or is there something more mysterious going on?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410758

Published:

01-08-2015

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