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THE EPIC NEW NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BOOK THIEF AND RICHARD & JUDY 2018 BOOK CLUB PICK. 'A captivating book with a mighty, fearless heart, BRIDGE OF CLAY is filled with characters to believe in and care about ... achingly moving, delightfully funny, and thoroughly uplifting.' M ...
Bridge of Clay

THE EPIC NEW NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BOOK THIEF AND RICHARD & JUDY 2018 BOOK CLUB PICK. 'A captivating book with a mighty, fearless heart, BRIDGE OF CLAY is filled with characters to believe in and care about ... achingly moving, delightfully funny, and thoroughly uplifting.' M L STEDMAN, bestselling author of The Light Between Oceans Here is a story told inside out and back to front Five Dunbar brothers are living - fighting, loving, grieving - in the perfect chaos of a house without grown-ups. Today, the father who left them has just walked right back in. He has a surprising request: Who will build a bridge with him? It is Clay, a boy tormented by a long-buried secret, who accepts. But why is Clay so broken? And why must he fulfil this extraordinary challenge? Bridge of Clay is about a boy caught in a current, a boy intent on destroying everything he has in order to become everything he needs to be. Ahead of him lies the bridge, the vision that will save both his family and himself. It will be a miracle and nothing less. At once an existential riddle and a search for redemption, this tale of five brothers coming of age in a house with no rules brims with energy, joy and pathos. Written in Markus Zusak's distinctive style, it is a tour de force from a master storyteller of the heart.

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24.68 USD

Bridge of Clay

by Markus Zusak
Hardback
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A mesmerising mystery story about friendship from the internationally bestselling author of Norwegian Wood and 1Q84 Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning `red pine', and Oumi, `blue sea', while the girls' names ...
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
A mesmerising mystery story about friendship from the internationally bestselling author of Norwegian Wood and 1Q84 Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning `red pine', and Oumi, `blue sea', while the girls' names were Shirane, `white root', and Kurono, `black field'. Tazaki was the only last name with no colour in it. One day Tsukuru Tazaki's friends announced that they didn't want to see him, or talk to him, ever again. Since that day Tsukuru has been floating through life, unable to form intimate connections with anyone. But then he meets Sara, who tells him that the time has come to find out what happened all those years ago.
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15.22 USD

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

by Haruki Murakami
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A City of living Bone towers crumbles to the ground and danger surrounds. Kirit Densira has lost everything she loved the most - her mother, her home, and the skies above. Nat Brokenwings - once Kirit's brother long before the rebellion tore them apart - is still trying to save ...
Horizon
A City of living Bone towers crumbles to the ground and danger surrounds. Kirit Densira has lost everything she loved the most - her mother, her home, and the skies above. Nat Brokenwings - once Kirit's brother long before the rebellion tore them apart - is still trying to save his family in the face of catastrophe. They will need to band together once more to ensure not just their own survival, but that of their entire community.
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23.88 USD

Horizon

by Fran Wilde
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The gripping new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Michele Campbell Because murderers are never who you expect... She was the quiet one... but is she guilty? For twin sisters Rose and Bel, enrolling at the prestigious new boarding school should have been a fresh start. But with its sinister ...
She Was the Quiet One
The gripping new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Michele Campbell Because murderers are never who you expect... She was the quiet one... but is she guilty? For twin sisters Rose and Bel, enrolling at the prestigious new boarding school should have been a fresh start. But with its sinister rituals and traditions, Odell soon brings out a deadly rivalry between the sisters. For Sarah and husband Heath, the chance to teach at Odell seems like the best thing that ever happened to their small family - a chance to rise through the ranks and put the past behind them. Until one dark night ends in murder. But who's guilty and who's telling the truth? And who's been in on it all along..? From the Sunday Times bestselling author Michele Campbell comes the breathtaking new thriller SHE WAS THE QUIET ONE. PRAISE FOR She Was the Quiet One: `Michele Campbell vividly conveys the complexity of teenage years and punctuates the narrative with clues that develop into an explosive conclusion' Woman `You'll be desperate to know what went down at the lake' The Sun `A tale of unrequited love and rule-breaking... Fans of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng will love the untangling of these seemingly perfect lives' i News `The narrative powers through to a gripping conclusion' Press Association `Campbell's skillful characterization and her shocking final twist make this follow-up to It's Always the Husband well worthwhile. Readers who enjoyed Simone St. James' boarding-school mystery, The Broken Girls, should give this a try.' Booklist `Readers will... be drawn in to the novel's intricate exploration of divided loyalties and the brittleness of trust.' Publishers Weekly PRAISE FOR MICHELE CAMBPELL: `A gripping page-tuner...will suit fans of Liane Moriarty' Hello `A page-turning whodunnit that will speak to anyone who's ever had a frenemy.' Ruth Ware `A gripping, tangled web of a novel-it pulls you in and doesn't let you go. I loved it!' Shari Lapena
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13.64 USD

She Was the Quiet One

by Michele Campbell
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Joanna Nadin's first novel for adults, The Queen of Bloody Everything, is about mothers, daughters and how we can make many choices in life but can't choose where we come from. As Edie Jones lies in a bed on the fourteenth floor of a Cambridge hospital, her adult daughter Dido ...
The Queen of Bloody Everything
Joanna Nadin's first novel for adults, The Queen of Bloody Everything, is about mothers, daughters and how we can make many choices in life but can't choose where we come from. As Edie Jones lies in a bed on the fourteenth floor of a Cambridge hospital, her adult daughter Dido tells their story, starting with the day that changed everything. That was the day Dido - aged exactly six years and twenty-seven days old - met the next door neighbours and fell in love. Because the Trevelyans were exactly the kind of family Dido dreamed of. Normal.
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12.60 USD

The Queen of Bloody Everything

by Joanna Nadin
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'A clever multiple-narrative account of teenage kicks and sectarian strife in early 80s Northern Ireland . . . this debut marks out Quigley as a writer of compassion and humour' Guardian The end of the school year is approaching, and siblings Paddy and Liz McLaughlin, Christy Meehan, Kevin Thompson and ...
Music Love Drugs War
'A clever multiple-narrative account of teenage kicks and sectarian strife in early 80s Northern Ireland . . . this debut marks out Quigley as a writer of compassion and humour' Guardian The end of the school year is approaching, and siblings Paddy and Liz McLaughlin, Christy Meehan, Kevin Thompson and their friends will soon have to decide what they're going to do with the rest of their lives. But it's hard to focus when there's the allure of their favourite hangout place, the dingy 'Cave', where they go to drink and flirt and smoke. Most days, Christy, Paddy and Kevin lie around listening to Dexys and Joy Division. Through a fog of marijuana, beer and budding romance, the future is distant and unreal. But this is Derry in 1981, and they can't ignore the turmoil of the outside world. A friend is killed, and Christy and Paddy, stunned out of their stupor, take matters into their own hands. Some choices are irreversible, and choosing to fight will take hold of their lives in ways they never imagined. With humour and compassion, Geraldine Quigley reveals the sometimes slippery reasons behind the decisions we make, and the unexpected and intractable ways they shape our lives. 'A novel that is warm but also unsettling and exhilarating. That's some feat' Roddy Doyle 'A poignant and powerful coming-of-age story' Sunday Mirror
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22.17 USD

Music Love Drugs War

by Geraldine Quigley
Hardback
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It's 1996. Teenage Alex languishes in his garage den, imagining a future of travel and sunshine in a bid to escape the ordinary. Money is his only hurdle, until double glazing salesman, Fox, enters his life. Empty days are soon filled with knocking on doors, the nights spent drinking in ...
Windows 96
It's 1996. Teenage Alex languishes in his garage den, imagining a future of travel and sunshine in a bid to escape the ordinary. Money is his only hurdle, until double glazing salesman, Fox, enters his life. Empty days are soon filled with knocking on doors, the nights spent drinking in seedy pubs with his boss and the sales team as he gets to know their secrets. He needs to leave the tangle of his new existence before his sun-drenched dreams are out of reach, but crime, family, pending sales, and unexpected love, make it harder than he thought... A classic coming of age tale in the cheap but flashy world of double glazing, Windows 96 is an amusing, yet insightful look into not only the character's lives, but human nature. Readers who miss the buzzing vibe of the nineties, as well as those who enjoy well-written character-driven stories, will follow Alex on his road of good intentions until the final page.
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13.64 USD

Windows 96

by Cal Holmes
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From Christina Baker Kline comes a novel about two women: one about to age out of the foster care system, the other 90 years old and carrying both a tremendous secret and a story of a life formed by a part of American history almost entirely forgotten: the Orphan Trains ...
Orphan Train [Large Print]
From Christina Baker Kline comes a novel about two women: one about to age out of the foster care system, the other 90 years old and carrying both a tremendous secret and a story of a life formed by a part of American history almost entirely forgotten: the Orphan Trains Molly Ayer has one last chance, and she knows it. Close to being kicked out of her foster home -- just months from turning 18 and aging out of the system -- Molly should be grateful that her boyfriend found her a community service project: helping an old lady clean out her home. Molly can't help but think that the 50 hours will be tedious, but at least they'll keep her out of juvie, and right now that's all she cares about. Ninety-one-year-old Vivian Daly has lived a quiet life on the coast of Maine for decades. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are keys to a turbulent past. Molly is about to discover -- as she and Vivian unpack her possessions, and memories -- that Vivian's story is a piece of America's tumultuous history now largely forgotten: the tale of a young Irish immigrant, orphaned in New York City and put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other orphaned children whose destiny would be determined by luck and chance. As Molly digs deeper, she finds surprising parallels in her own experience as a Penobscot Indian and Vivian's story -- and Molly realizes that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life. Rich in detail and epic in scope, THE TRAIN RIDER is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, of unexpected friendships, and of the secrets we carry with us that keep us from finding out who we are.
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26.240000 USD

Orphan Train [Large Print]

by Christina Baker Kline
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THE FIRST BOOK IN A BRAND-NEW TRILOGY BY BESTSELLING AUTHORS GIOVANNA AND TOM FLETCHER Fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Handmaid's Tale will love this electrifying dystopian love story. _________ Against all odds she survived . . . Eve is no ordinary sixteen-year-old. She lives alone in the ...
Eve of Man
THE FIRST BOOK IN A BRAND-NEW TRILOGY BY BESTSELLING AUTHORS GIOVANNA AND TOM FLETCHER Fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Handmaid's Tale will love this electrifying dystopian love story. _________ Against all odds she survived . . . Eve is no ordinary sixteen-year-old. She lives alone in the Tower under the strict gaze of the Mothers, because she is the last girl on Earth. Now it's time for Eve to face her destiny. Three males have been selected and the future of humanity lies in her hands. She always accepted her fate. Until she meets Bram. Eve wants control over her life. She wants freedom. But how do you choose between love and the future of the human race? Eve of Man is the first in an explosive new trilogy by bestselling authors Giovanna & Tom Fletcher. _________ 'One of the big books of the year. You'd be a fool to miss it' Heat 'A Hunger Games-esque novel.... A compelling read' Mail on Sunday
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12.60 USD

Eve of Man

by Giovanna Fletcher, Tom Fletcher
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One of the most cherished books in American literature, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is the coming-of-age story of the beloved March sisters-Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy-and the trials and hardships they face in smalltown New England during the Civil War. A celebration of family, friendship, and womanhood, it continues ...
Little Women
One of the most cherished books in American literature, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is the coming-of-age story of the beloved March sisters-Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy-and the trials and hardships they face in smalltown New England during the Civil War. A celebration of family, friendship, and womanhood, it continues to enchant audiences of every generation, and is now available as a limited Olive Edition from HarperPerennial. Olive Editions are exclusive small format editions of some of our bestselling and celebrated titles, featuring beautiful and unique hand-drawn cover illustrations. All Olive Editions are available for a limited time only.
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10.500000 USD

Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott
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One of Stylist's must-read books of 2018 'Original and charming, joyous and funny.' Tessa Hadley '...[this] debut novel sweeps us away to the world of Ursula Flight, wannabe actress and playwright in 17th-century Britain. Ursula is a spirited and funny protagonist.' Sarah Shaffi, Stylist 'ON THE 15TH DAY OF DECEMBER ...
The Illumination of Ursula Flight
One of Stylist's must-read books of 2018 'Original and charming, joyous and funny.' Tessa Hadley '...[this] debut novel sweeps us away to the world of Ursula Flight, wannabe actress and playwright in 17th-century Britain. Ursula is a spirited and funny protagonist.' Sarah Shaffi, Stylist 'ON THE 15TH DAY OF DECEMBER IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1664, A GREAT LIGHT BLOOMED IN THE DARK SKY...' Born on the night of a bad-luck comet, Ursula Flight has a difficult destiny written in the stars. Growing up with her family in the country, she is educated by a forward-thinking father who enables her to discover a love of reading, writing and astrology. Ursula dreams of becoming a famous playwright, but is devastated to learn she must instead fulfil her family's expectations and marry. Trapped and lost, Ursula plots her escape - but her freedom will come at a price. As Ursula's dangerous desires play out, both on and off the stage, she's flung into a giddy world of actors, aristocrats and artistic endeavours which will change her life irrevocably. A gutsy coming-of-age story about a spirited young woman struggling to lead a creative life, this uplifting tale vividly evokes the glittering world of Restoration-era theatre. For anyone who has ever tried to succeed against the odds, The Illumination of Ursula Flight is an inspiring journey of love and loss, heartbreak and all-consuming passion. This is a debut pulsating with life for readers of Jessie Burton, Sarah Waters and Sarah Perry.
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15.34 USD

The Illumination of Ursula Flight

by Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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`A cracking futuristic adventure, told with pace and panache and packed with vivid, shiver-inducing description' Daily Mail `Read this in one sitting. DEEPLY satisfying.' Lucy Mangan Forget the old days. Forget summer. Forget warmth. Forget anything that doesn't help you survive Lynn McBride has learned much since society collapsed in ...
The Wolves of Winter
`A cracking futuristic adventure, told with pace and panache and packed with vivid, shiver-inducing description' Daily Mail `Read this in one sitting. DEEPLY satisfying.' Lucy Mangan Forget the old days. Forget summer. Forget warmth. Forget anything that doesn't help you survive Lynn McBride has learned much since society collapsed in the face of nuclear war and the relentless spread of disease. As memories of her old life haunt her, she has been forced to forge ahead in the snow-covered Canadian Yukon, learning how to hunt and trap to survive. But her fragile existence is about to be shattered. Shadows of the world before have found her tiny community-most prominently in the enigmatic figure of Jax, who sets in motion a chain of events that will force Lynn to fulfill a destiny she never imagined. Station Eleven meets The Girl With All The Gifts in a powerful speculative book club read.
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15.34 USD

The Wolves of Winter

by Tyrell Johnson
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`Comfort reading at its best, all wrapped up in a tartan ribbon. Sarah Morgan will make your Christmas!' Veronica Henry * * * * * Join Sarah Morgan this Christmas and treat yourself to this feel-good festive read about mothers and daughters, romance and drama, and Christmastime in Scotland! It's ...
The Christmas Sisters
`Comfort reading at its best, all wrapped up in a tartan ribbon. Sarah Morgan will make your Christmas!' Veronica Henry * * * * * Join Sarah Morgan this Christmas and treat yourself to this feel-good festive read about mothers and daughters, romance and drama, and Christmastime in Scotland! It's not what's under the Christmas tree, but who's around it that matters most. All Suzanne McBride wants for Christmas is her three daughters happy and at home. But when sisters Posy, Hannah and Beth return to their family home in the Scottish Highlands, old tensions and buried secrets start bubbling to the surface. Suzanne is determined to create the perfect family Christmas, but the McBrides must all face the past and address some home truths before they can celebrate together . . . This Christmas indulge in some me-time and enjoy this uplifting and heart-warming story from international bestseller Sarah Morgan. Full of romance, laughter and sisterly drama, The Christmas Sisters is the perfect book to curl up with this festive season. * * * * * What readers are saying about The Christmas Sisters: `Perfect to snuggle up with in front of a fire with a mug of hot chocolate' `Practically perfect in every way!' `Likeable characters, the dialogue was spot on and it's all wrapped up in the wonderful Scottish Highlands setting' `It's warm and cuddly and cosy - perfect switch-off, feel-good reading'
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13.64 USD

The Christmas Sisters

by Sarah Morgan
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Is a dream a thing of Shadow or Light? If you knew the truth would you dare to dream again? For a thousand years the Light of Ashar has protected the land of Ellaria because the people of Ellaria have protected the secret, forgotten through time, of Dragonglass. As an ...
The Dragonglass Bowl: The Dream Walker's Path
Is a dream a thing of Shadow or Light? If you knew the truth would you dare to dream again? For a thousand years the Light of Ashar has protected the land of Ellaria because the people of Ellaria have protected the secret, forgotten through time, of Dragonglass. As an apprentice scribe, all Bhryen ever wanted was to prove that his blood was true and that he served his land and his people with honor, hoping to one day become a Defender of the Light. When he is drawn into the mystery of a strange artifact, the safe world he knows starts to fall apart. His sleep becomes threatened by dreams, dreams that are surely touched by a dark and forbidden magic. While the threat of war draws closer, Bhryen is pulled into the center of this vortex of chaos, all the while struggling to keep a dangerous knowledge he shares with only a fey, young boy. The lives of those he loves depends on safeguarding the secret. A darkness stirs and, despite the advice of well-meaning friends, only Bhryen alone has the ability to find and stop it though it might risk discovery of what he has become. The price of becoming a hero is the risk of a fall from grace.
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21.000000 USD

The Dragonglass Bowl: The Dream Walker's Path

by Caroline J Thibeaux
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The brand new novel from queen of the saga and No. 1 bestselling author, Maureen Lee.In times of trouble, family is all you need... Liverpool, 1950. They say you can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family. Yet when Violet Duffy is asked to give a home to ...
Violet's Children
The brand new novel from queen of the saga and No. 1 bestselling author, Maureen Lee.In times of trouble, family is all you need... Liverpool, 1950. They say you can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family. Yet when Violet Duffy is asked to give a home to the orphaned children of a distant relative, it is precisely the choice she must face. Abby and Will have had young lives full of tragedy. Life with Violet offers love and safety. But as they grow up, their past won't let them be. Will they choose Violet, or the lure of bigger cities and new horizons? Private passions, tough choices, lost loves and second chances pull them in different directions, but wherever life takes them, Violet's door is always open - after all, it's love that makes a house a home.
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13.64 USD

Violet's Children

by Maureen Lee
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Movie tie-in edition of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller and Waterstones Children's Book Prize winner. Now a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox, starring Amandla Stenberg No. 1 New York Times bestseller A classic in the making. The Times Places a spotlight on Black Lives Matter. Stylist ...
The Hate U Give
Movie tie-in edition of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller and Waterstones Children's Book Prize winner. Now a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox, starring Amandla Stenberg No. 1 New York Times bestseller A classic in the making. The Times Places a spotlight on Black Lives Matter. Stylist Passionate and uncompromising. The Observer A must-read. The Pool Outstanding. The Guardian Powerful. Metro Read the book that inspired the movie! Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping novel about one girl's struggle for justice.
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12.60 USD

The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas
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Teenage years can be complicated, even when you havent been abandoned by your mother at age ten. It is the 1980s and Gemma lives with her well-meaning father, goes to art therapy once a week and tries to come to terms with growing up motherless. She collects facts about her ...
Jesus on the Dashboard
Teenage years can be complicated, even when you havent been abandoned by your mother at age ten. It is the 1980s and Gemma lives with her well-meaning father, goes to art therapy once a week and tries to come to terms with growing up motherless. She collects facts about her long lost mother, Angie (height, weight, eye-colour, mint lip-gloss) and develops a rare syndrome she calls PMMSM, People-Make-Me-Stupid-Mad. Then comes the strange, almost unthinkable news: Angie is back, attending church in a nearby town. She has adopted a Korean infant. Then an invitation: would Gemma like to stay with a family in Angies community over the summer? Gemma, who has never had a friend in her life, suddenly finds herself living in a house full of God-fearing teenagers, and every Sunday, facing the prospect of maybe, just maybe, seeing a mother she is pretty sure she hates.
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15.700000 USD

Jesus on the Dashboard

by Lisa Murphy-Lamb
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In the darkest days of the Blitz, Christmas is more important than ever. With Christmas approaching, the Brogan family of London's East End are braving the horrors of the Blitz. With the men away fighting for King and Country and the ever-present dangers of the German Luftwaffe's nightly reign of ...
A Ration Book Christmas
In the darkest days of the Blitz, Christmas is more important than ever. With Christmas approaching, the Brogan family of London's East End are braving the horrors of the Blitz. With the men away fighting for King and Country and the ever-present dangers of the German Luftwaffe's nightly reign of death and destruction, the family must do all they can to keep a stiff upper lip. For Jo, the youngest of the Brogan sisters, the perils of war also offer a new-found freedom. Jo falls in love with Tommy, a man known for his dangerous reputation as much as his charm. But as the falling bombs devastate their neighbourhood and rationing begins to bite, will the Brogans manage to pull together a traditional family Christmas? And will Jo find the love and security she seeks in a time of such grave peril?
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13.64 USD

A Ration Book Christmas

by Jean Fullerton
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A hauntingly beautiful coming-of-age tale set in the Welsh valleys of the 1970s Set in a remote valley in Wales, this is 1974, and Tirzah is sixteen, pretty, witty and wise. Brought up in a staunchly religious family, she has lived a sheltered life. But then she meets a boy. ...
Tirzah and the Prince of Crows
A hauntingly beautiful coming-of-age tale set in the Welsh valleys of the 1970s Set in a remote valley in Wales, this is 1974, and Tirzah is sixteen, pretty, witty and wise. Brought up in a staunchly religious family, she has lived a sheltered life. But then she meets a boy. As she begins to struggle against the confines of her community, juggling everyone's expectations and trying to find her own way in the world, life takes an unexpected turn, ultimately teaching her that freedom springs from within. Drawing on Welsh mythology and with an almost fable-esque quality, Tirzah and the Prince of Crows is an intensely immersive, layered and powerful novel about life choices and the healing power of love.
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25.58 USD

Tirzah and the Prince of Crows

by Deborah Kay Davies
Hardback
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The international bestseller, translated by the award-winning translator of The Tobacconist, Charlotte Collins Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature 'Original and captivating . . . its quiet charm in straightforward prose belies its sharp insight into the human condition' Stylist 'It is impossible to look away from it' ...
The End of Loneliness: The Dazzling International Bestseller
The international bestseller, translated by the award-winning translator of The Tobacconist, Charlotte Collins Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature 'Original and captivating . . . its quiet charm in straightforward prose belies its sharp insight into the human condition' Stylist 'It is impossible to look away from it' Guardian 'Dazzling' John Irving *************** I've known Death a long time but now Death knows me. When their idyllic childhood is shattered by the sudden death of their parents, siblings Marty, Liz and Jules are sent to a bleak state boarding school. Once there, the orphans' lives change tracks: Marty throws himself into academic life; Liz is drawn to dark forms of escapism; and Jules transforms from a vivacious child to a withdrawn teenager. The only one who can bring him out of his shell is his mysterious classmate Alva, who hides a dark past of her own, but despite their obvious love for one another, the two leave school on separate paths. Years later, just as it seems that they can make amends for time wasted, the past catches up with them, and fate - or chance - will once again alter the course of a life. Told through the fractured lives of the siblings, The End of Loneliness is a heartfelt, enriching novel about loss and loneliness, family and love. *************** 'This novel has been rightfully described as something of a masterpiece. One thing is for sure - it is not easily forgotten' Sunday Post 'Beautifully rendered: moving and wise, occasionally timeless . . . when Wells most needs to be sophisticated, he is' Irish Times 'A superbly insightful story' BookRiot
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15.34 USD

The End of Loneliness: The Dazzling International Bestseller

by Benedict Wells
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'As her work reappears, another missing jigsaw piece is replaced' Independent Described by the New York Times upon her death as 'one of Britain's best-known novelists', plunge yourself into the wry world of Pamela Hansford Johnson in this coming-of-marriageable-age story, perfect for fans of Elizabeth Jane Howard and Barbara Pym. ...
An Impossible Marriage: The Modern Classic
'As her work reappears, another missing jigsaw piece is replaced' Independent Described by the New York Times upon her death as 'one of Britain's best-known novelists', plunge yourself into the wry world of Pamela Hansford Johnson in this coming-of-marriageable-age story, perfect for fans of Elizabeth Jane Howard and Barbara Pym. ****************** It's between the wars, and Christine - Christie, to her friends - is tired of London, her job in a travel agency, her friends, and the young men she's being set up with. So when, by chance, she meets the older Ned Skelton, who seems sophisticated and experienced, she quickly becomes besotted. Before Christie knows it, they are engaged. But will marriage to a man she doesn't know well truly offer this young woman an escape? Or is she walking into another prison of her own making? A classic coming-of-age story set in the 1930s, by one of Britain's best-loved and almost-forgotten novelists. 'A story so vivid it might be the memoir of a real person' Britannia and Eve ****************** Praise for Pamela Hansford Johnson: 'Witty, satirical and deftly malicious' Anthony Burgess 'A remarkable craftswoman' A.S. Byatt 'Hansford Johnson at her wittiest is Waugh mingled with Malcolm Bradbury Ruth Rendell 'A writer whose memory fully deserves to be kept alive' Jonathan Coe
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15.34 USD

An Impossible Marriage: The Modern Classic

by Pamela Hansford Johnson
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Eighteen-year-old Joshua Cushing wakes up in a psych ward, not knowing how he got there. Worse, he has only one eye. And no one in his family will tell him what happened to his girlfriend, Sophie. The one thing he knows for sure is that something happened, leaving him with ...
The Book of Joshua
Eighteen-year-old Joshua Cushing wakes up in a psych ward, not knowing how he got there. Worse, he has only one eye. And no one in his family will tell him what happened to his girlfriend, Sophie. The one thing he knows for sure is that something happened, leaving him with a self and a life he barely recognizes. Once a popular long-distance runner, Josh is now flabby, frustrated, and furious about returning to his New Jersey high scho ol to repeat his senior year. Forced to attend meetings with other underage weirdos, he sinks into his loneliness. But when Josh meets Elizabeth Rinaldi, things begin to change. The only other new student in his class, she has a scar on her forehead, a Southern accent, and an attitude. Sharing a status as outcasts and an aptitude for snark, Josh and Elizabeth help each other escape their pasts. The Book of Joshua weaves an unforgettable story from family secrets, friendship, faith, love, and redemption. It brings readers deeply into the lives of those who suffer from mental illness, as well as the friends and family affected by it.
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24.100000 USD

The Book of Joshua

by Jennifer Anne Moses
Hardback
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Set on the coast of Maine and in the high desert of New Mexico in the late 1970s through the early 80s, Buddhism for Western Children is a universal and timeless story of a boy who must escape subjugation, tell his story, and reclaim his soul. In search of community ...
Buddhism for Western Children
Set on the coast of Maine and in the high desert of New Mexico in the late 1970s through the early 80s, Buddhism for Western Children is a universal and timeless story of a boy who must escape subjugation, tell his story, and reclaim his soul. In search of community and transcendence, ten-year-old Daniel's family is swept into the thrall of a potent and manipulative guru. To his followers, Avadhoot Master King Ivanovich is a living god, a charismatic leader who may reveal enlightenment as he mesmerizes, and alchemizes, Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. Daniel's family plunges into a world with different rules and rhythms-and with no apparent exit. They join other devotees in shunning the outside world, and fall under the absolutist authority of the guru and his lieutenants. Daniel bears witness to the relentless competition for the guru's favor, even as he begins to recognize the perversion of his spirituality. Soon, Daniel himself is chosen to play a role. As tensions simmer and roil, darkness intrudes. Devotees overstep, placing even the children in jeopardy. Daniel struggles with conflicting desires to resist and to belong, until finally he must decide who to save and who to abandon. With spiraling, spellbinding language, Allio reveals a cast of vivid, often darkly funny characters, and propels us toward a shocking climax where Daniel's story cracks open like a kaleidoscope, revealing the costs of submitting to a tyrant and the shimmering resilience of the human spirit.
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17.850000 USD

Buddhism for Western Children

by Kirstin Allio
Paperback / softback
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In his fourth collection, C. P. Boyko turnshis keen eye to the question of power--in schools and on campuses, in doctor's offices and boardrooms, in triage tents and on the battlefield. A high-school math teacher tries too hard to be liked; childhood friends grow up and go to war for ...
The Children's War: Stories
In his fourth collection, C. P. Boyko turnshis keen eye to the question of power--in schools and on campuses, in doctor's offices and boardrooms, in triage tents and on the battlefield. A high-school math teacher tries too hard to be liked; childhood friends grow up and go to war for very different reasons; for purposes not entirely medical, a dentist hypnotizes a patient; management and workers struggle for control of a faltering factory; infantries comprised exclusively of women meet in battle; and undergraduates occupy a university president's offfice, rallying beneath the flag of moral outrage. Moving effortlessly through a range of styles, from contemporary realist fiction and episodic adventures to three-act plays and polyvocal narratives, Boyko's chameleon talents reveal the thread that binds his disparate characters and plots: the hunger to hold power and all the ways we are consumed by it. Clear-eyed but not cynical, satirical without being sarcastic, The Children's War is as entertaining as it is insightful.
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17.800000 USD

The Children's War: Stories

by C. P. Boyko
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Eimear McBride's debut tells, with astonishing insight and in brutal detail, the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Not so much a stream of consciousness, as an unconscious railing against a life that makes little sense, and ...
A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
Eimear McBride's debut tells, with astonishing insight and in brutal detail, the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Not so much a stream of consciousness, as an unconscious railing against a life that makes little sense, and a shocking and intimate insight into the thoughts, feelings and chaotic sexuality of a vulnerable and isolated protagonist, to read A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing is to plunge inside its narrator's head, experiencing her world first-hand. This isn't always comfortable - but it is always a revelation. Touching on everything from family violence to sexuality and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma, McBride writes with singular intensity, acute sensitivity and mordant wit. A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is moving, funny - and alarming.
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13.65 USD

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

by Eimear McBride
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AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR AN EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF THE YEAR The first-ever collection of short stories from Jeffrey Eugenides, the bestselling author of Middlesex, The Virgin Suicides and The Marriage Plot, explores characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. Kendall has failed as a poet, ...
Fresh Complaint
AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR AN EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF THE YEAR The first-ever collection of short stories from Jeffrey Eugenides, the bestselling author of Middlesex, The Virgin Suicides and The Marriage Plot, explores characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. Kendall has failed as a poet, and now embezzlement seems like his next-best career option. Rebecca has failed to find customers for her mouse figurines, now the bailiffs are coming for her husband. Diane has failed to meet `the one', but is thrilled to have found her path to motherhood through a turkey baster. With his trademark humour, compassion and complex understanding of what it is to be human, Jeffrey Eugenides' stories elevate muddling through into something triumphant.
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14.18 USD

Fresh Complaint

by Jeffrey Eugenides
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WINNER OF THE ROONEY PRIZE 2018 A modern Irish literary gem for anyone who has felt like the odd one out. `Inventive, funny and, ultimately, moving' GUARDIAN `Wildly funny' THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW `Beguiling' THE IRISH TIMES `Delightfully quirky' THE IRISH INDEPENDENT Vivian is an oddball. An unemployed ...
Eggshells
WINNER OF THE ROONEY PRIZE 2018 A modern Irish literary gem for anyone who has felt like the odd one out. `Inventive, funny and, ultimately, moving' GUARDIAN `Wildly funny' THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW `Beguiling' THE IRISH TIMES `Delightfully quirky' THE IRISH INDEPENDENT Vivian is an oddball. An unemployed orphan living in the house of her recently deceased great aunt in North Dublin, Vivian boldly goes through life doing things in her own peculiar way, whether that be eating blue food, cultivating `her smell', wishing people happy Christmas in April, or putting an ad up for a friend called Penelope to check why it doesn't rhyme with antelope. But behind her heroic charm and undeniable logic, something isn't right. With each attempt to connect with a stranger or her estranged sister doomed to misunderstanding, someone should ask: is Vivian OK? A poignant and delightful story of belonging that plays with the myth of the Changeling and takes us by the hand through Dublin. A poetic call for us all to accept each other and find the Vivian within.
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15.34 USD

Eggshells

by Caitriona Lally
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`Refreshing and intriguing ... I loved it!' Tracy Rees, Richard and Judy bestselling author of The Hourglass `Tracy Buchanan writes moving, gripping, heartbreakingly real family drama.' Susan Lewis `Twisty, emotional and far too hard to put down.' Katie Marsh From the #1 bestselling author of My Sister's Secret and No ...
The Lost Sister: A gripping emotional page turner with a breathtaking twist
`Refreshing and intriguing ... I loved it!' Tracy Rees, Richard and Judy bestselling author of The Hourglass `Tracy Buchanan writes moving, gripping, heartbreakingly real family drama.' Susan Lewis `Twisty, emotional and far too hard to put down.' Katie Marsh From the #1 bestselling author of My Sister's Secret and No Turning Back For the first time in your life, she is going to tell you the truth... Then: A trip to the beach tore Becky's world apart. It was the day her mother Selma met the mysterious man she went on to fall in love with, and leave her husband and child for. Now: It's been a decade since they last spoke, but Selma has just weeks to live. And she has something important to tell Becky - a secret she been hiding for many years. She had another daughter. With the loss of her mother, Becky aches to find her sister. She knows she cannot move forward in her life without answers, but who can she really trust? An emotionally powerful novel full of twists and family secrets. Perfect for fans of Josephine Cox and Susan Lewis.
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13.64 USD

The Lost Sister: A gripping emotional page turner with a breathtaking twist

by Tracy Buchanan
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`All hail the new Queen of Crime!' Heat No one can protect you from your past... When a young woman is found strangled in her own bedroom, DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles are plunged into an investigation to find a twisted serial killer who likes to date his ...
The Promise: The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestselling Thriller
`All hail the new Queen of Crime!' Heat No one can protect you from your past... When a young woman is found strangled in her own bedroom, DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles are plunged into an investigation to find a twisted serial killer who likes to date his victims before he kills them. Determined to stop the horrific deaths, Imogen is forced to act as bait - but will she get caught in her own trap? As the search for the killer ramps up, attention falls on the strange new boy in town. Why does he watch his neighbours through the windows? And could the truth be closer to home than any of them realise? Katerina Diamond is back with a bang in this dark, dangerous thriller, perfect for fans of M.J. Arlidge and Karin Slaughter.
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13.64 USD

The Promise: The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestselling Thriller

by Katerina Diamond
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In this hauntingly unconventional novel, young Lissa Power challenges the imagination and captures the heart as she struggles to grow up under the guidance of her father, Stoutenaa watchmaker, inventor, and mechanical wizardawho is easily old enough to be her grandfather.When Lissa is twelve, her mother dies from breast cancer, ...
At the Far End of Nowhere
In this hauntingly unconventional novel, young Lissa Power challenges the imagination and captures the heart as she struggles to grow up under the guidance of her father, Stoutenaa watchmaker, inventor, and mechanical wizardawho is easily old enough to be her grandfather.When Lissa is twelve, her mother dies from breast cancer, and the reclusive old watchmaker, now 84 years old, must oversee his daughter's coming of age. Faced with the loneliness of celibacy, the vulnerability of old age, and the responsibility of supporting two young children, Stouten remains determined to protect his beloved daughter from all harm. As Lissa matures, Stouten's authority becomes increasingly restrictive.Against a backdrop of tumultuous events in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, the Cold War, political assassinations, the Vietnam War, peace protests, the Civil Rights movement, the moon landing, and the women's liberation movement -- Stouten uses storytelling to transport Lissa back with him to the time of his childhood -- when horses and oxen plowed the fields and folks moved more slowly, with the rhythm of nature. HereAt the Far End of Nowhere, father and daughter weave fact with fiction and merge reality with fantasy to reveal a broader truth.
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20.950000 USD

At the Far End of Nowhere

by Christine Davis Merriman
Paperback / softback
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