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A Curse On Dostoevsky

Author:

Atiq Rahimi

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Rassoul's world consists of little more than a squalid rented room - strewn with books by Dostoevsky, relics from his days as a student of Russian Literature at Leningrad - and his beloved fiancee Sophie. So when he finds himself committing a murder, axe in hand, as if re-enacting the opening of Dostoevsky's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, his identification with the novel's anti-hero is complete: Rassoul is Raskolnikov, transplanted to late twentieth-century Kabul. Amid the war-torn streets, as Rassoul searches for the meaning of his crime, he is pulled into a feverish plot thick with murder, guilt, morality and Sharia law - where the line between dreams and reality becomes dangerously blurred...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444821475

Published:

01-10-2014

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The Cove

Author:

Ron Rash

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In the shadow of a deep cove, Laurel Shelton and her brother Hank have built a home. The locals whisper about the cove being cursed - good fortune rarely seems to reach their little cabin in the woods. But when a stranger turns up, hiding among the trees, the course of their lives seems altered. The mysterious Walter begins helping Hank on the farm and brings Laurel the only real comfort she's ever known. Finally the dark cloud hanging over the cove lifts, but then a secret is uncovered which threatens to shatter their newly found happiness. As their neighbours begin to stoke a fire of rage against the cove and its inhabitants, Laurel, Hank and Walter come to understand the profound danger they are in...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444815207

Published:

01-05-2013

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In The Shadow Of The Banyan

Author:

Vaddey Ratner

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For seven-year-old Raami, the shattering end of childhood begins with the footsteps of her father returning home in the early dawn hours bringing details of the civil war that has overwhelmed the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital. Soon the family's world of carefully guarded royal privilege is swept up in the chaos of revolution and forced exodus. Over the next four years, as she endures the deaths of family members, starvation and brutal forced labour, Raami clings to the only remaining vestige of childhood - the mythical legends and poems told to her by her father. In a climate of systematic violence where memory is sickness and justification for execution, Raami fights for her improbable survival.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444817027

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01-10-2013

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Lover

Author:

Anna Raverat

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Home is where the heart is; and Kate, who works for a global hotel corporation, thinks a lot about making people feel at home. She has a happy one of her own, with her husband of many years, two daughters, and elderly dog Charlie - or so she believes. But her home and her heart both shatter when she discovers a series of emails from her husband Adam, a.k.a. 'Prince Charming', to another woman. Probing for answers, Kate realizes this is not the worst possible discovery - in fact, it is only the beginning. As her home life unravels, her job - and her nightmare boss - become increasingly demanding. She wants to protect her young girls, but her own foundations have been knocked away. Who is the man with whom she has lived all these years?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444830729

Published:

01-12-2016

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Signs Of Life

Author:

Anna Raverat

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Ten years ago, Rachel had an affair. It spiralled out of control and left her and her life in pieces. Now, writing at her window, she tries to put those pieces back together. She has her memories, recollections of dreams and her old yellow notebook. More than anything she wants to be honest. She knows that her memory is patchy and her notebook incomplete. But there is something else. Something terrible happened to her lover. Her account is hypnotic, delicate, disquieting and bold. But is she telling the truth?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444816815

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01-09-2013

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The House Of Dust And Dreams

Author:

Brenda Reid

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Greece, 1936. A young British diplomat and his wife are posted to Athens. Hugh loves the life there but his spirited and unconventional wife, Heavenly, finds it hard to fit into the whirl of endless socialising. When Hugh is sent to Crete, they stay in a rundown house owned by his family. Heavenly falls in love with the place and stays when Hugh returns to his duties. As she tries to rebuild the ramshackle home, Heavenly makes friends with Anthi, a woman from the village and Christos, the charismatic young builder. But dark clouds of war are gathering and the island will become a crucible of violence. For Heavenly, her friends and family, it will be the greatest test they have ever known.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753187845

Published:

01-02-2011

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The House Of Dust And Dreams

Author:

Brenda Reid

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Greece, 1936. A young British diplomat and his wife are posted to Athens. Hugh loves the life there but his spirited and unconventional wife, Heavenly, finds it hard to fit into the whirl of endless socialising. When Hugh is sent to Crete, they stay in a rundown house owned by his family. Heavenly falls in love with the place and stays when Hugh returns to his duties. As she tries to rebuild the ramshackle home, Heavenly makes friends with Anthi, a woman from the village and Christos, the charismatic young builder. But dark clouds of war are gathering and the island will become a crucible of violence. For Heavenly, her friends and family, it will be the greatest test they have ever known.

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ISBN:

9780753187852

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01-02-2012

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A Moment Like Forever

Author:

Martina Reilly

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Andrea and Lexi thought they would be best friends for ever. Through growing pains and wild nights out, they were inseparable. But it was their biggest adventure that was to tear them apart: travelling through Australia. Andrea and Lexi were involved in a catastrophic accident. Andrea was left scarred but her best friend was nowhere to be found. Two years later, Andy's scar means she's too scared to leave her flat. Instead, she spends her time with her grumpy cat Baz and her hopeless boss Alistair. And Lexi still hasn't been in touch. When Andy's sister needs somewhere to stay, Andy realises she's been hiding for too long. Just because she's keeping secrets buried doesn't mean they'll stay that way...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753188460

Published:

01-09-2011

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Even Better Than The Real Thing?

Author:

Martina Reilly

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Eve Cole loves her small apartment. It might come with the noisy neighbours downstairs and Larry, the charming ex-con next door, but the floor-to-ceiling windows make it perfect for her job painting fake masterpieces. And she's good at it. Maybe too good. When eleven million euro appears in her mother's bank account, it turns out that Eve's been unwittingly involved in art fraud. Now she has to figure out a plan to get her painting back and return the money, without implicating herself or her family. Enter neighbour Larry. Will Eve get her painting back? Or is Larry just another fake? Eve's also about to find out that in love, as well as art, the trick is knowing when it's the real deal.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753191606

Published:

01-06-2013

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Even Better Than The Real Thing?

Author:

Martina Reilly

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Eve Cole loves her small apartment. It might come with the noisy neighbours downstairs and Larry, the charming ex-con next door, but the floor-to-ceiling windows make it perfect for her job painting fake masterpieces. And she's good at it. Maybe too good. When eleven million euro appears in her mother's bank account, it turns out that Eve's been unwittingly involved in art fraud. Now she has to figure out a plan to get her painting back and return the money, without implicating herself or her family. Enter neighbour Larry. Will Eve get her painting back? Or is Larry just another fake? Eve's also about to find out that in love, as well as art, the trick is knowing when it's the real deal.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753191613

Published:

01-05-2014

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The Wish List

Author:

Martina Reilly

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Like any married couple, Allie and Tony have their fair share of heartache, but when Tony's actions force Allie and her young sons out of their home things take a desperate turn for the worse. Allie must cope with two inquisitive children as well as the reappearance of her estranged father. When her son Mark befriends a mysterious neighbour, Jeremy, Allie's glad he's found a distraction. The only trouble is that Mark believes Jeremy is Santa Claus and that he can put the family back together - and while Jeremy becomes increasingly mortified at the mix-up, he also thinks a little magic never did anyone any harm - did it?

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750534017

Published:

01-04-2011

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Someone To Watch Over Me

Author:

Madeleine Reiss

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Carrie's life collapses when her five-year-old son, Charlie, disappears on a Norfolk beach. She turns her life inside-out to find out what happened, but nothing prepares her for the most shocking discovery... Molly is desperate to protect her young son, Max, from his estranged father - a violent and unstable man. She can't do it alone, however, and time is running out for help to reach them... Carrie's and Molly's lives are about to collide - but will their love for their children have the power to heal?

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819885

Published:

01-06-2014

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