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Conversations With Friends

Author:

Sally Rooney

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Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and darkly observant. A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind - and to the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi, her best friend and comrade-in-arms. Lovers at school, the two young women now perform spoken-word poetry together in Dublin, where a journalist named Melissa spots their potential. Drawn into Melissa's orbit, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman's sophisticated home and tall, handsome husband, Nick. But however amusing their flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy neither of them expects. As Frances tries to keep her life in check, her relationships increasingly resist her control: with Nick, with her difficult and unhappy father, and finally even with Bobbi...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414831

Published:

01-01-2019

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Alberto's Lost Birthday

Author:

Diana Rosie

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Alberto is an old man, who remembers nothing before his arrival at an orphanage during the Spanish Civil War. He rarely thinks about his missing childhood - but when seven-year-old Tino discovers that his grandfather has never had a birthday party, never blown out candles on a birthday cake, never received a single birthday present, he's determined that things should change. And so the two set out to find Alberto's birthday. As their search unfolds, Alberto realises that he has lost more than a birthday. He has lost a part of himself. But, with his grandson's help, he might just find it again.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831580

Published:

01-02-2017

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Jonathan Unleashed

Author:

Meg Rosoff

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Jonathan Trefoil's boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling, and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him - only richer, more organised, and with a different sense of humour. On the plus side, his two flatmates are determined to fix his life - or possibly to destroy it altogether. It's difficult to be certain, though, as they only speak Dog... Poor Jonathan doesn't remember life being this confusing back in the good old days. But one thing he knows for sure: if he can make it in New York City, he can make it anywhere.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835540

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01-01-2018

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To Die In Spring

Author:

Ralf Rothmann/Shaun Whiteside

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Walter Urban and Friedrich 'Fiete' Caroli are young hands on a dairy farm in northern Germany. By 1945, it seems that the war is entering its final stage. But when they are forced to 'volunteer' for the Waffen-SS, they find themselves embroiled in a desperate, bloody conflict. Walter is put to work as a driver for a supply unit, while Fiete is sent to the front. When the senseless bloodshed leads Fiete to desert, only to be captured and sentenced to death, the friends are reunited under catastrophic circumstances. In a few days the war will be over, millions of innocents will be dead, and the survivors must find a way to live with its legacy.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444837124

Published:

01-06-2018

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Lily And The Octopus

Author:

Steven Rowley

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IT'S THURSDAY THE FIRST TIME I SEE IT. I KNOW THAT IT'S THURSDAY BECAUSE THURSDAY NIGHTS ARE THE NIGHTS MY DOG, LILY, AND I SET ASIDE TO TALK ABOUT BOYS WE THINK ARE CUTE... Ted Flask's best friend and only companion is Lily: a twelve-year-old, bedclothes-burrowing, ice-cream-eating, shrewd and sassy dachshund. Sure, she's ageing, but the two of them have great times together - until that Thursday night, when Ted learns that there is something very wrong with Lily, and is forced to confront the possibility of life without his treasured dog. What follows is a story about loving fiercely, learning to let go, and how the fight for those we cherish is the greatest fight of all.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413322

Published:

01-03-2017

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Lily And The Octopus

Author:

Steven Rowley

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IT'S THURSDAY THE FIRST TIME I SEE IT. I KNOW THAT IT'S THURSDAY BECAUSE THURSDAY NIGHTS ARE THE NIGHTS MY DOG, LILY, AND I SET ASIDE TO TALK ABOUT BOYS WE THINK ARE CUTE... Ted Flask's best friend and only companion is Lily: a twelve-year-old, bedclothes-burrowing, ice-cream-eating, shrewd and sassy dachshund. Sure, she's ageing, but the two of them have great times together - until that Thursday night, when Ted learns that there is something very wrong with Lily, and is forced to confront the possibility of life without his treasured dog. What follows is a story about loving fiercely, learning to let go, and how the fight for those we cherish is the greatest fight of all.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413384

Published:

01-03-2018

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Sleeping On Jupiter

Author:

Anuradha Roy

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A train stops at a railway station, and a young woman jumps off. She has wild hair, sloppy clothes, a distracted air. The sudden violence of what happens next leaves the other passengers gasping... The train terminates at Jarmuli, a temple town by the sea. Here, among pilgrims, priests and ashrams, three old women disembark - only to encounter the girl once again. What is someone like her doing in this remote place? Over the next five days, the old women live out their long-planned dream of a holiday together; their temple guide finds ecstasy in forbidden love; and the girl is joined by a photographer battling his own demons. As the lives of these disparate people overlap and collide, Jarmuli is revealed as a place with a long, dark past that transforms all who encounter it...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411861

Published:

01-05-2016

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Sleeping On Jupiter

Author:

Anuradha Roy

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A train stops at a railway station, and a young woman jumps off. She has wild hair, sloppy clothes, a distracted air. The sudden violence of what happens next leaves the other passengers gasping... The train terminates at Jarmuli, a temple town by the sea. Here, among pilgrims, priests and ashrams, three old women disembark - only to encounter the girl once again. What is someone like her doing in this remote place? Over the next five days, the old women live out their long-planned dream of a holiday together; their temple guide finds ecstasy in forbidden love; and the girl is joined by a photographer battling his own demons. As the lives of these disparate people overlap and collide, Jarmuli is revealed as a place with a long, dark past that transforms all who encounter it...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411922

Published:

01-05-2017

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Mistress Of My Fate

Author:

Hallie Rubenhold

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1789. I shall never forget that day in October - nor the decision I made. At seventeen, I was so ill-prepared for life, scarcely knowing how to dress myself, let alone how to board a mail coach at dead of night. I fled my home at Melmouth House, leaving those who both loved and hated me. Do read my tale closely, for there is much to be learned from a woman of my sort. I fell for every snare and trick of fate, so that you might not. My tale is not for the faint of heart - the prude, the high-minded and moral are likely to take offence. You have heard the lies and slander from others. Prepare now to hear the truth.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444813760

Published:

01-01-2013

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The French Lesson

Author:

Hallie Rubenhold

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Henrietta Lightfoot, a young Englishwoman, trips on her silk gown as she runs for her life along the bloodstained streets of revolutionary Paris. She finds refuge in the opulent home of Grace Dalrymple Elliot, the city's most celebrated courtesan. But heads are rolling, neighbours fear neighbours, and masters whisper before servants. As the sound of the guillotine echoes outside, within the gilded salons of high society Henrietta becomes a pawn in a vicious power game. How will she survive in a world where no one can be trusted?

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831443

Published:

01-02-2017

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Swamplandia!

Author:

Karen Russell

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The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline. And Swamplandia!, the family's island home and theme park, in the Florida Everglades, has sophisticated competition - The World of Darkness. Ava is a resourceful, but terrified twelve-year-old, who must manage seventy gators, and the vast landscape of her grief. Her mother, Swamplandia!'s star attraction, has just died; her sister is having an affair with a ghost called the Dredgeman; her Grandpa has been sent to an old folk's home; her brother has defected to The World of Darkness to keep the family afloat; and her father is AWOL. To save them, Ava must journey on her own to a perilous part of the swamp called the Underworld, a harrowing odyssey from which she emerges a true heroine.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444809800

Published:

01-02-2012

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The Darker Side Of Love

Author:

Jessica Ruston

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Lies... We all tell them to protect loved ones, to conceal worries, to disguise failure...to mask betrayal, or deceit. But what happens when those lies start to catch up with us? It's the late 'noughties' and a group of friends all live exciting and successful lives. Each one is in an outwardly secure and loving relationship. Yet every one of this group is deceiving those closest to them...and they will learn that their secrets cannot stay hidden forever. Welcome to the darker side of love.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444813067

Published:

01-11-2012

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