'Stories are the only thing that defy death. Stories are truth. I hereby give you mine...' Peking, 1944: Sir Edmund Backhouse is a man of many parts. A polyglot scholar. An effete homosexual. A genius of perversity, a forger, arms sal... read more
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It is 1964: Bert Cousins, the deputy District Attorney, shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited, bottle of gin in hand. As the cops of Los Angeles drink, talk and dance into the June afternoon, he notices a heart-stoppi... read more
An urgent and provocative debut from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a book about community and ambition, love and friendship, and living up to expectation in contemporary black America.
It begins with a secret, then... read more
|Awards:||WINNER Man Booker Prize 2016 Shortlisted for Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2016.|
Born in the 'agrarian ghetto' of Dickens - on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles - the narrator of The Sellout is raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, and spends his childhood as the subject in racially charged psych... read more
"I promise you one thing, young lady. Building a fence is not going to keep the world out and won't keep your children in. Life's not that simple." Gwen Hill has lived on Green Valley Avenue all her adult life. Here she brought her babies h... read more
California. The summer of 1969. In the dying days of a floundering counter-culture a young girl is unwittingly caught up in unthinkable violence, and a decision made at this moment, on the cusp of adulthood, will shape her life..."This book... read more
|Author:||J. M. Coetzee|
|Awards:||Longlisted for Man Booker Prize 2016|
David is the small boy who is always asking questions. Sim n and InUs take care of him in their new country. He is learning the language; he has begun to make friends. He has the big dog BolYvar to watch over him. But he'll be s... read more
Joy Williams' peerless short stories are unlike anything else. Her uniquely devastating, emotionally acute, morbidly funny portrayals of modern life have been captivating readers and writers for three decad... read more
Francesca Stubbs holds our hand as we take a walk through old age and death. Fran brings us to drinks with her dear friends, dropping off mouth-watering suppers for Claude, her ex-husband, warm and cosy in his infirmity. She visits... read more
Everybody loves a Christmas Story. The tradition of the Twelve Days of Christmas is a tradition of celebration, sharing and giving. And what better way to do that than with a story? Read these stories by th... read more
Nóra Leahy has lost her daughter and her husband in the same year, and is now burdened with the care of her four-year-old grandson, Micheál. The boy cannot walk, or speak, and Nora, mistrustful of the tongues of gossips, ... read more
Nutshell is a classic story of murder and deceit, told by a narrator with a perspective and voice unlike any in recent literature. A bravura performance, it is the finest recent work from a true master. To be bound in a nutshell, see the wo... read more
A US Navy Commander is attacked while having dinner with his wife by an unidentified Russian man. A CIA operative travelling on a Canadian passport is intercepted and interrogated at Tehran Airport. A team of FBI o... read more
In this extraordinary novel, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, Australian writer Dominic Smith brilliantly bridges the historical and the contemporary, tracking a collision course between a rare landscape by a female Dutch... read more
|Series:||Bridget Jones's Diary|
The new Bridget Jones novel. As Bridget careers towards baby-deadline, tortured by Smug Mothers miming her ticking biological clock, a series of classic Bridget Jones moments finally leads her into pregnancy - but just no... read more
If you could help someone in pain, would you? Evan is a nurse, a suicide assistant. His job is legal ...just. He's the one at the hospital who hands out the last drink to those who ask for it. Evan's friends don't know what he does during... read more
'Absolutely beautiful' The Times 'Luminous' Ursula K Le Guin, Guardian 'I loved Our Souls at Night' David Nicholls This is a love story. A story about growing old with grace. Addie Moore and Louis Waters have been neighbours for year... read more
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 AND THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016 THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER An exquisite story of mothers and daughters from the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridg... read more
|Author:||Graeme Macrae Burnet|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016|
A brutal triple murder. Dark and deadly deeds in a remote northwestern crofting community in 1869 lead to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae.
There's no question that Macrae landed the savage blows, but i... read more
A richly mythic, colour-saturated tale from the Man Booker-shortlisted author of Swimming Home - Deborah Levy explores the violently primal bond between mother and daughter.
Today I dropped my laptop on the concrete floor. It was tucke... read more