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I Curse The River Of Time

Author:

Per Petterson

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It is 1989 and all over Europe Communism is crumbling. Arvid Jansen, thirty-seven, is in the throes of a divorce. At the same time, his mother is diagnosed with cancer. Over a few intense autumn days, we follow Arvid as he struggles to find a new footing in his life, while all the established patterns around him are changing at staggering speed. As he attempts to negotiate the present, he casts his mind back to holidays on the beach with his brothers, to courtship, and to his early working life, when as a young Communist he abandoned his studies to work on a production line.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444807189

Published:

01-06-2011

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Ashes In My Mouth, Sand In My Shoes

Author:

Per Petterson/Don Bartlett

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Arvid is six years old and lives on the outskirts of Oslo. His father works in a shoe factory; his Danish mother works as a cleaner. Arvid wets his bed at night and has nightmares about crocodiles, but begins to piece the world together. One day his father is collected in a black car; his grandfather has died, like the bullfinch. When Arvid sees a photo of his mother as a young woman, he understands how time passes; then cries and says he doesn't want to get old. And one morning the teacher tells the pupils to pray to God because a nuclear war is looming...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444824001

Published:

01-05-2015

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I Refuse

Author:

Per Petterson/Don Bartlett

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Norway, 1960s: Tommy's mother has gone. She walked out into the snow one night, leaving him and his sisters with their violent father. Without his best friend Jim, Tommy would be in trouble. But Jim has challenges of his own which will disrupt their precious friendship... Decades later, the two meet again by accident on a bridge - Jim is fishing, and Tommy is driving by in his expensive new Mercedes. The fateful day that ensues brings back a torrent of unsummoned memories that defined the adults they would eventually become, and reveals past misunderstandings. The idea of friends who act like family, and family who become foes - and the shifting currents between them - is the crux of this story of friendship, abuse, loss and forgiveness.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444838398

Published:

01-10-2018

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Yanto's Summer

Author:

Ray Pickernell

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Post-war Gloucestershire: Yanto Gates, invalided out of the Army towards the end of the war, enjoys civilian life in the small village of Purton East, but he misses the thrill and risk of combat. He's had to readjust to a sedate life of dock work, fishing, and "going steady" - but things don't stay that way for long, especially not when an old flame of his returns to a nearby town. There are dark secrets and old feuds at play in this sleepiest of villages...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412356

Published:

01-07-2016

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Yanto's Summer

Author:

Ray Pickernell

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Post-war Gloucestershire: Yanto Gates, invalided out of the Army towards the end of the war, enjoys civilian life in the small village of Purton East, but he misses the thrill and risk of combat. He's had to readjust to a sedate life of dock work, fishing, and "going steady" - but things don't stay that way for long, especially not when an old flame of his returns to a nearby town. There are dark secrets and old feuds at play in this sleepiest of villages...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412417

Published:

01-07-2017

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Leaving Time

Author:

Jodi Picoult

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Jenna Metcalf was with her mother the night she disappeared in tragic and mysterious circumstances, but she remembers nothing. Over ten years have passed, and still Jenna reads and rereads her mother's journals, hoping to find some clue hidden there, in the meticulous recording of her scientific research with elephants. Desperate for answers, Jenna uses all her savings to recruit the aid of a private detective - and a psychic. Jenna knows her mother loved her. She knows she would not leave her. And she will not rest until she finds out what happened that night.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410536

Published:

01-06-2016

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Things We Nearly Knew

Author:

Jim Powell

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There's a bar at the crossroads on the way out of town. Or the way in, depending on whether you're coming or going. Marcie and her husband have run it for years. After three decades of marriage, there aren't many secrets left between them. Couples often say that, don't they? But it's not always true... Arlene appears in the bar one day, not long before Franky Albertino comes back into town, hoping that she'd find a man called Jack. Franky's problem had always been women. Women and money. What Arlene's problem is isn't clear. It's obvious she has a history. But who doesn't? As Arlene gets closer to finding Jack - her father? Her lover? - the bar becomes the scene of a great unravelling, and secrets buried a lifetime ago are dragged into the light...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444839029

Published:

01-11-2018

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Trading Futures

Author:

Jim Powell

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Matthew Oxenhay is a stranger to his wife, an embarrassment to his children, and a failed contender for the top job at his City firm. Seizing on his sixtieth birthday party as an opportunity to deliver some rather crushing home truths to his assembled loved ones, it seems as though he may have hit rock bottom. The reality, however, is that he has some way to go yet... Matthew unpicks the threads that bind him: the suburban home, the City career, the life so different to what he once imagined. When he unexpectedly bumps into Anna - the one who got away - the stage is set for an epic unravelling.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444830507

Published:

01-11-2016

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The Giants Look Down

Author:

Sonja Price

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Ten-year-old Jaya Vaidya decides she wants to follow in the footsteps of her beloved father and become a doctor - much to the chagrin of her mother and her local community. It is the late 1960s and the family enjoy an idyllic life in the Vale of Kashmir, despite the area being riddled with conflict and poverty. But after a devastating earthquake wipes out her entire family, Jaya is taken into the care of relatives in Delhi - who attempt to marry her off and keep secret from her the possibility that Tahir, her younger brother, has survived the disaster...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444833010

Published:

01-06-2017

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Another Love

Author:

Amanda Prowse

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In the early years, she was happy. Romilly loved her stunning house, her kind husband and gorgeous daughter. Sure, life was sometimes exhausting - but nothing that a large glass of wine at the end of the day couldn't fix. But then a glass of wine became a bottle; one bottle became two. Once, Romilly's family were everything to her. Now, after years of hiding the drinking, she must finally admit that she has found another love...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750543804

Published:

01-02-2017

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Christmas For One

Author:

Amanda Prowse

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As a child, Meg always dreamed of the perfect Christmas... This year, she can make it come true for her own little boy. There will be a turkey and all the trimmings, a glittering tree, and a stocking hung over a roaring fire. Who cares if there's no devoted husband in the picture? She and Lucas will be just fine on their own. But then a chance meeting with a stranger in New York unravels everything she's planned. Will Meg finally get everything she wished for? Or will she be alone this Christmas after all?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750540421

Published:

01-10-2015

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I Won't Be Home For Christmas

Author:

Amanda Prowse

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While her free-spirited daughter travels the world, Vivienne prepares for a lonely Christmas in Bristol, with her best friend Ellen and her ancient dog Bob. Then a letter arrives that changes everything. Vivienne's daughter is getting married in New Zealand, and she wants her mum and Ellen by her side. But out on the rugged coast of Tutukaka, the sea sparkles, romance beckons - and Vivienne falls under the spell of another life. Will she leave everything she holds dear for a chance at happiness? Or will her daughter be the only one to fall in love this Christmas?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750545280

Published:

01-11-2017

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