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Under the Skin
Under the Skin
By Harvest Books
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ean: 9780156011600, isbn: 0156011603,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Scarlett Johansson "A wonderful book - painful, lyrical, frightening, brilliant . . . I couldn't put it down." -- Kate Atkinson "The fantastic is so nicely played against the day-to-day that one feels the strange...


Liza's England
Liza's England
By Picador
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9780312253042, isbn: 0312253044,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
In Pat Barker's Liza's England, Liza Garrett is the first child in town born in the twentieth century--whose life in many ways mirrors the turmoils of England itself. The tough, severe, but very real and recognizable world of women is put to the most...


Tales of the Tikongs
Tales of the Tikongs
By University of Hawaii Press
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mpn: 9780824815943, ean: 9780824815943, isbn: 0824815947,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
In this lively satire of contemporary South Pacific life, we meet a familiar cast of characters: multinational experts, religious fanatics, con men, "simple" villagers, corrupt politicians. In writing about this tiny world of flawed personalities, Ha...


Fludd: A Novel
Fludd: A Novel
By Brand: Henry Holt n Co
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ean: 9780805062731, isbn: 0805062734,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews


The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the Novel
The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the Novel
By Picador
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mpn: Illustrated, ean: 9780312144036, isbn: 0312144032,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
In The Romantic Movement, Alain de Botton explores the progress of a love affair from first meeting to breaking up, intercut with musings on the nature of art of love. The relationship between Alice, an advertising executive, and Eric, a banker, is e...


Firbank: Five Novels
Firbank: Five Novels
By Brand: New Directions
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ean: 9780811207997, isbn: 0811207994,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
“A person who dislikes Ronald Firbank," quipped W. H. Auden, "may, for all I know, possess some admirable quality, but I do not wish ever to see him again." Edmund Wilson pronounced him "one of the finest writers of his period." Part high camp come...


The Return Journey
The Return Journey
By Delacorte Press
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ean: 9780385315067, isbn: 0385315066,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
In this extraordinary collection of stories, the New York Times-bestselling author of Evening Class and This Year It Will Be Different once again reveals her incomparable understanding of matters of the heart. In The Return Journey, Maeve Binchy brin...


The Wig My Father Wore
The Wig My Father Wore
By Brand: Grove Press
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ean: 9780802138323, isbn: 0802138322,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
The second novel to be published in America by widely acclaimed Irish author Anne Enright, The Wig My Father Wore is a spry, hilarious novel about parents, love, religion, and the absurdities of them all. Grace is a young Dubliner who works on a tele...


My Not So Perfect Life: A Novel
My Not So Perfect Life: A Novel
By Random House Audio
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ean: 9780399568329, isbn: 0399568328,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Part love story, part workplace drama, this sharply observed novel is a witty critique of the false judgments we make in a social-media-obsessed world. New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella has written her mo...


The Whisperer
The Whisperer
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ean: 9781980349358, isbn: 1980349355,

She chose death.She got life.After Meredith Potts jumps in front of a train, she’s surprised to find herself still thinking.She meets the mysterious Michael who recruits her as a whisperer.Whisperers cause the unexplained thoughts and feelings we a...


An Experiment in Love: A Novel
An Experiment in Love: A Novel
By Mantel, Hilary
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mpn: 9780312426873, ean: 9780312426873, isbn: 0312426879,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the YearIt was the year after Chappaquiddick, and all spring Carmel McBain had watery dreams about the disaster. Now she, Karina, and Julianne were escaping the dreary English countryside for a London Univ...


Man at the Helm: A Novel
Man at the Helm: A Novel
By Back Bay Books
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ean: 9780316286701, isbn: 0316286702,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
A New York Times Notable Book of 2015From the writer of the hugely acclaimed Love, Nina comes a sharply funny debut novel about a gloriously eccentric family. Soon after her parents' separation, nine-year-old Lizzie Vogel moves with her siblings and ...


My Mother's Shadow: The gripping novel about a mother's shocking secret that changed everything
My Mother's Shadow: The gripping novel about a mother's shocking secret that changed everything
By Headline
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mpn: 47534800, ean: 9781472241160, isbn: 1472241169,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
Addie thinks she knows everything about her mother. But when a stranger appears claiming to be her sister, she realises that her life so far has been a lie. But why?'Intriguing, twisting... I loved it' Dinah Jefferies. 'A gripping family mystery told...


Our Spoons Came from Woolworths
Our Spoons Came from Woolworths
By NYRB Classics
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ean: 9781590178966, isbn: 1590178963,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews
“I told Helen my story and she went home and cried.” So begins Our Spoons Came from Woolworths. But Barbara Comyns’s beguiling novel is far from tragic, despite the harrowing ordeals its heroine endures.  Sophia is twenty-one and naïve when s...


Blessed Are the Cheesemakers
Blessed Are the Cheesemakers
By Grand Central Publishing
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ean: 9780446693011, isbn: 0446693014,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews
Set on a small Irish dairy farm, this tender and funny debut novel follows two lost souls as they try to carve out new lives amid a colorful cast of characters reminiscent of those in the hit film Waking Ned Divine. Abby has been estranged from the f...


Laughter On The Stairs (Beverley Nichols Trilogy Book 2)
Laughter On The Stairs (Beverley Nichols Trilogy Book 2)
By Brand: Timber Press
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mpn: 44 b/w illus., ean: 9780881924602, isbn: 0881924601,

In this, the second volume of the Merry Hall trilogy, Nichols is less concerned with his garden and more with his house, but the story does include the memorable characters Our Rose, the ditzy floral designer, and the cantankerous gardener Oldfield....


Leaves of the Banyan Tree (Talanoa: Contemporary Pacific Literature)
Leaves of the Banyan Tree (Talanoa: Contemporary Pacific Literature)
By University of Hawaii Press
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ean: 9780824815844, isbn: 082481584X,

An epic spanning three generations, Leaves of the Banyan Tree tells the story of a family and community in Western Samoa, exploring on a grand scale such universal themes as greed, corruption, colonialism, exploitation, and revenge. Winner of the 198...


Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction
Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction
By Ballantine Books
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ean: 9780345423870, isbn: 0345423879,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews
"Candy is beside me, drenched in sweat. She's breathing gently, long slow breaths. I imagine her soul going in and out: wanting to leave, wanting to come back, wanting to leave, wanting to come back. The day will soon harden into what we need to do. ...


Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridget Jones's Diary
By Viking Adult
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ean: 9780670880720, isbn: 0670880728,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews


First Among Sequels (Thursday Next, Book 5)
First Among Sequels (Thursday Next, Book 5)
By Fforde, Jasper
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mpn: 9780143113560, ean: 9780143113560, isbn: 0143113569,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
The fifth installment in Jasper Fforde’s New York Times bestselling series follows literary detective Thursday Next on another adventure in her alternate reality of literature-obsessed England—from the author of Early RiserJasper Fforde has thril...



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