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City Of Friends

Author:

Joanna Trollope

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The day Stacey Grant loses her job feels like the last day of her life. For who is she if not a City high-flyer, senior partner at one of the top private equity firms in London? As Stacey starts to reconcile her old life with the new - one without professional achievements or meetings, but instead long days at home with her dog and ailing mother, waiting for her successful husband to come home - she at least has the girls to fall back on. Now women, they had all been best friends from the early days of university right through their working lives, and for all the happiness and heartbreaks in between. But when Stacey's redundancy forces a betrayal to emerge that was supposed to remain secret, their long-cherished friendships will be pushed to their limits...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444834697

Published:

01-11-2017

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Sense And Sensibility

Author:

Joanna Trollope

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Two sisters could hardly be more different. Elinor Dashwood values patience and reliability, and hopes to become an architect. Her impulsive sister, Marianne, takes after their mother Belle and is fiery and creative. But when their father dies suddenly, the whole family finds itself forced out of Norland Park, their beloved home for many years. Without the comfort of their status, their values are severely put to the test. Can Elinor remain stoic and restrained, knowing that the man she really likes has already been ensnared by another woman? Will Marianne's faith in a once-in-a-lifetime love be shaken by meeting the hottest boy in the county? And in a world where social media and its opinions are the controlling forces at play, can love ever triumph over conventions and disapproval?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444822083

Published:

01-12-2014

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One Last Thing Before I Go

Author:

Jonathan Tropper

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Meet Silver. Forty-four, divorced and living alone, his once celebrated music career is now a faded memory and his ex-wife is about to marry another man. The only good thing in Silver's life is his Princeton-bound teenage daughter, Casey - although she would probably say the exact opposite about him. But then Casey drops a bombshell: she's pregnant. Silver knows things have got to change, and when he discovers he has a fatal heart condition, he decides it's time to make a list: 1. Be a better father; 2. Be a better man; 3. Fall in love; 4. Die. But can Silver rebuild his life, regain the respect of his family, and be there for Casey when she needs him most, or has he left it all too late?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818093

Published:

01-01-2014

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The Lunar Cats

Author:

Lynne Truss

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When you are an inoffensive retired librarian with bitter personal experience of evil talking cats (or ETCs, for short), do you rescue a kitten from the cold on a December night? Do you follow up news items about cats digging in graveyards? Do you inquire into long-ago cats who voyaged around the world with Captain Cook? Well, yes. If you are Alec Charlesworth, that is precisely what you do - with unexpected and terrifying consequences...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444833614

Published:

01-08-2017

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I Married You For Happiness

Author:

Lily Tuck

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Nina sits at the bedside of her husband Philip, whose sudden and unexpected death is the reason for her lonely vigil. Too shocked yet to grieve, she recalls the defining moments of their marriage, beginning with their first meeting in Paris. Journeying through memories of events that occurred in places as distant and disparate as France, Massachusetts, Mexico and California, Nina's recollections reveal the intimacies, secrets and joys that shaped their lives together, and paint a portrait of a forty-three-year-old marriage: an elegant elegy to a husband and a meditation on how chance can affect both a life and love.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444817867

Published:

01-12-2013

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Fathers And Sons

Author:

Ivan Turgenev/Constance Clara Garnett

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Russia, 1859: Returning home after years away at university, Arkady is proud to introduce his clever friend Bazarov to his father and uncle. But their guest soon stirs up unrest on the quiet country estate - his outspoken nihilistic views, and his scathing criticism of the older men, expose the growing distance between Arkady and his father. And when Bazarov visits his own doting but old-fashioned parents, his disdainful rejection of traditional Russian life causes even further distress...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444836271

Published:

01-03-2018

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A Spool Of Blue Thread

Author:

Anne Tyler

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'It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon...' This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that day in July 1959. The whole family sits on the porch, relaxed, half-listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different. Abby and Red are getting older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them and their beloved family home. They've all come - even Denny, who can usually be relied on only to please himself. From that porch the story spools back through three generations of the Whitshanks, and their secrets and unguarded moments that have come to define who and what they are...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827132

Published:

01-02-2016

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Clock Dance

Author:

Anne Tyler

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Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college student considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother but isn't sure she ever will be. Then, one day, Willa receives a startling phone call from a stranger. Without fully understanding why, she flies across the country to Baltimore to look after a young woman she's never met, her nine-year-old daughter, and their dog, Airplane. This impulsive decision will lead Willa into uncharted territory; and surrounded by eccentric neighbors who treat each other like family, she finds solace and fulfillment in unexpected places.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444840629

Published:

01-04-2019

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Vinegar Girl

Author:

Anne Tyler

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Kate Battista is feeling stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she's always in trouble at work - her preschool charges adore her, but the adults don't always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner. Her father, Dr Battista, has other problems. After years out in the academic wilderness, he is on the verge of a breakthrough. There's only one problem: his brilliant young lab assistant, Pyotr, is about to be deported. When Dr Battista cooks up an outrageous plan that will enable Pyotr to stay in the country, he's relying - as usual - on Kate to help him. She is furious. But will she be able to resist the two men's touchingly ludicrous campaign to win her round?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444830736

Published:

01-12-2016

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A Thousand Paper Birds

Author:

Tor Udall

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Jonah sits on a bench in Kew Gardens, trying to reassemble the shattered pieces of his life following the sudden death of his wife, Audrey. Chloe, shaven-headed and abrasive, sits by the lake, finding solace in the origami she meticulously folds. But when she meets Jonah, her carefully constructed defences threaten to fall. Milly, a child quick to laugh, freely roams Kew. But where is her mother, and where does she go when the gardens are closed? Harry's purpose is to save Kew's plants from extinction. Quiet and enigmatic, he longs for something - or someone - who will root him firmly to the earth. Audrey links these lives together. As the mystery of her death unravels, the characters journey through the seasons to learn that stories, like paper, can be refolded and reformed.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414725

Published:

01-01-2018

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A Thousand Paper Birds

Author:

Tor Udall

Synopsis:

Jonah sits on a bench in Kew Gardens, trying to reassemble the shattered pieces of his life following the sudden death of his wife, Audrey. Chloe, shaven-headed and abrasive, sits by the lake, finding solace in the origami she meticulously folds. But when she meets Jonah, her carefully constructed defences threaten to fall. Milly, a child quick to laugh, freely roams Kew. But where is her mother, and where does she go when the gardens are closed? Harry's purpose is to save Kew's plants from extinction. Quiet and enigmatic, he longs for something - or someone - who will root him firmly to the earth. Audrey links these lives together. As the mystery of her death unravels, the characters journey through the seasons to learn that stories, like paper, can be refolded and reformed.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414787

Published:

01-01-2019

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My Favourite Manson Girl

Author:

Alison Umminger

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Fifteen-year-old Anna 'borrows' the family credit card and runs away to LA to crash with her sister. But Hollywood isn't the escape she needs, and now she's trapped in a town full of lost souls and wannabes - with no friends, no cash, and no return ticket. When her sister's obsessive ex offers her a job researching the murderous Manson girls for his next indie film, she reluctantly accepts. This is not quite the summer Anna had in mind; but the more she learns about the girls and their fates, the more she comes to understand her family - and herself.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444830873

Published:

01-12-2016

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