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After the Party
After the Party
'Had it not been for my weakness, someone who is now dead could still be alive. That is what I believed and consequently lived with every day in prison.'

It is the summer of 1938 and Phyllis Forrester has returned to England after years abroad. Moving into her sister's grand country house, she soon finds herself entangled in a new world of idealistic beliefs and seemingly innocent friendships. Fevered talk of another war infiltrates their small, privileged circle, giving way to a thrilling solution: a great and charismatic leader, who will restore England to its former glory.

At a party hosted by her new friends, Phyllis lets down her guard for a single moment, with devastating consequences. Years later, Phyllis, alone and embittered, recounts the dramatic events which led to her imprisonment and changed the course of her life forever.

Powerful, poignant, and exquisitely observed, After the Party is an illuminating portrait of a dark period of British history which we are yet to fully acknowledge.

Title: After the Party
Author: CONNOLLY CRESSIDA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/06/2018
Price: $37.00
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Imprint: Viking
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241327722
Available stock: 3
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All Among the Barley
All Among the Barley
From the author of Costa-shortlisted and Baileys-longlisted At Hawthorn Time comes a major new novel. Set on a farm in Suffolk just before the Second World War, it introduces a girl on the cusp of adulthood

'A masterpiece' Jon McGregor, author of Reservoir 13

The autumn of 1933 is the most beautiful Edie Mather can remember, although the Great War still casts its shadow over the fields and villages around her beloved home, Wych Farm.

Constance FitzAllen arrives from London to document fading rural traditions and beliefs. For Edie, who must soon face the unsettling pressures of adulthood, the glamorous and worldly outsider appears to be a godsend. But there is more to the older woman than meets the eye.

As harvest time approaches and pressures mount on the entire community, Edie must find a way to trust her instincts and save herself from disaster.

Title: All Among the Barley
Author: HARRISON MELISSA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 23/08/2018
Price: $27.00
RRP: $27.00
Imprint: Bloomsbury
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408897980
Available stock: 4
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All the Lives We Never Lived
All the Lives We Never Lived
War, nationalism, and trees shape lives in unforeseeable ways in this novel about a family and a country struggling with enormous transformations.

"In my childhood, I was known as the boy whose mother had run off with an Englishman" - so begins the story of Myshkin and his mother, Gayatri, who is driven to rebel against tradition and follow her artist's instinct for freedom.

Freedom of a different kind is in the air across India. The fight against British rule is reaching a critical turn. The Nazis have come to power in Germany. At this point of crisis, two strangers arrive in Gayatri's town, opening up for her the vision of other possible lives.

What took Myshkin's mother from India to Dutch-held Bali in the 1930s, ripping a knife through his comfortingly familiar environment? Excavating the roots of the world in which he was abandoned, Myshkin comes to understand the connections between anguish at home and a war-torn universe overtaken by patriotism.

Anuradha Roy's moving novel is a powerful parable for our times, telling the story of men and women trapped in a dangerous era uncannily similar to the present. Impassioned, elegiac, and gripping, it brims with the same genius that has brought Roy's earlier fiction international renown.

Title: All the Lives We Never Lived
Author: ROY ANURADHA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 29/05/2018
Price: $35.00
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Imprint: Maclehose Press
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9780857058164
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American By Day
American By Day
'Derek B Miller writes the kind of crime fiction the world needs right now. Principled, but not afraid to get down and dirty - and shot through with some of the sharpest humour you're likely to find.' Joseph Knox, bestselling author of Sirens

She knew it was a weird place. She'd heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid IdegOrd has to leave her native Norway and actually go there; to that land across the Atlantic where her missing brother is implicated in the mysterious death of a prominent African-American academic.

America.

And not someplace interesting, either- upstate New York.

It is election season, 2008, and Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life.

To find her older brother, she needs the help of the local police who appear to have already made up their minds about the case. Working with - or, if necessary, against - someone actually named Sheriff Irving 'Irv' Wylie, she must negotiate the local political minefields and navigate the back woods of the Adirondacks to uncover the truth before events escalate further.

At once a thrilling race-against-time crime story, a personal journey through grief and a meditation on the world in which we live, American By Day once again shows Derek B Miller to be one of the most imaginative, ingenious and entertaining writers working today.

Title: American By Day
Author: MILLER DEREK B.
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 19/04/2018
Price: $37.00
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Imprint: DoubleDay
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857525376
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An Odyssey
An Odyssey
From the award-winning, best-selling writer: a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading - and reliving - Homer's epic masterpiece.`My favourite classicist once again combines meticulous literary investigation with warm and wrenching human emotion - books like these are why I love reading' LEE CHILD When eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enrol in the undergraduate seminar on the Odyssey that his son Daniel teaches at Bard College, the two find themselves on an adventure as profoundly emotional as it is intellectual. For Jay, a retired research scientist who sees the world through a mathematician's unforgiving eyes, this return to the classroom is his `one last chance' to learn about the great literature he'd neglected in his youth - and, even more, a final opportunity to understand his son.But through the sometimes-uncomfortable months that follow, as the two men explore Homer's great work together - first in the classroom, where Jay persistently challenges his son's interpretations, and then during a surprise-filled Mediterranean journey retracing Odysseus' legendary voyages - it becomes clear that Daniel has much to learn, too: for Jay's responses to both the text and the travels gradually uncover long-buried secrets that allow the son to understand his difficult father at last. As this intricately woven memoir builds to its wrenching climax, Mendelsohn's narrative comes to echo The Odyssey itself, with its timeless themes of deception and recognition, marriage and children, the pleasures of travel and the meaning of home.Rich with literary and emotional insight, An Odyssey is a renowned author-scholar's most revelatory entwining yet of personal narrative and literary exploration.

Title: An Odyssey
Author: MENDELSOHN DANIEL
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 21/05/2018
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: William Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007545131
Available stock: 1
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An Orchestra of Minorities
An Orchestra of Minorities
'Chigozie Obioma is a writer to watch' The Economist

Umuahia, Nigeria. Chinonso, a young poultry farmer, sees a woman attempting to jump to her death from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hurls two of his most prized chickens into the water below to demonstrate the severity of the fall. The woman, Ndali, is moved by his sacrifice.

Bonded by this strange night on the bridge, Chinonso and Ndali fall in love. But Ndali is from a wealthy family, and when they officially object to the union because he is uneducated, Chinonso sells most of his possessions to attend a small college in Cyprus. Once in Cyprus, he discovers that all is not what it seems. Furious at a world which continues to relegate him to the sidelines, Chinonso gets further and further away from his dream, from Ndali and the place he called home.

In this contemporary twist of Homer's Odyssey, in the mythic style of the Igbo literary tradition, Chigozie Obioma weaves a heart-wrenching epic about the tension between destiny and determination.

'Chigozie Obioma truly is the heir to Chinua Achebe' New York Time Book Review

Title: An Orchestra of Minorities
Author: OBIOMA CHIGOZIE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/01/2019
Price: $35.00
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Imprint: Little Brown & Co
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349143194
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Anatomy of Dreams
Anatomy of Dreams
The bewitching first novel from the bestselling author of THE IMMORTALISTS

'Benjamin is a gifted writer, a creator of quiet asides and haunting images' Financial Times

'Matches the subtle surrealism of a dream with the underpinnings of a thriller' Emma Straub

'You wonder if here is a writer who is truly capable of anything' Daily Mail

Sylvie and Gabe meet and fall in love at boarding school in Northern California when they are just teenagers. Their headmaster is the enigmatic and mysterious Dr Keller, a man obsessed with the idea that people's waking stress and trauma can be cured in their dreams. The young couple can't help but be drawn into his magnetic pull and slowly become involved in his research.

Years later, Sylvie and Gabe are once again working on Dr Keller's experiments and Sylvie slowly begins to realise there is more both to her employer and her lover than meets the eye, and that the line between dreams and reality has become dangerously blurred.

Title: Anatomy of Dreams
Author: BENJAMIN CHLOE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/09/2018
Price: $28.00
RRP: $28.00
Imprint: Tinder Press
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472261328
Available stock: 1
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Any Human Heart
Any Human Heart
"Any Human Heart" is William's Boyd's classic, bestselling novel - now a major Channel 4 drama. Every life is both ordinary and extraordinary, but Logan Mountstuart's - lived from the beginning to the end of the twentieth century - contains more than its fair share of both. As a writer who finds inspiration with Hemingway in Paris and Virginia Woolf in London, as a spy recruited by Ian Fleming and betrayed in the war and as an art-dealer in '60s New York, Logan mixes with the movers and shakers of his times. But as a son, friend, lover and husband, he makes the same mistakes we all do in our search for happiness. Here, then, is the story of a life lived to the full - and a journey deep into a very human heart. "Any Human Heart" will be enjoyed by readers of Sebastian Faulks, Nick Hornby and Hilary Mantel, as well as lovers of the finest British and historical fiction around the world. It was recently adapted for a major Channel 4 four-part drama series scripted by William Boyd and starring Kim Cattrall, Gillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent and Tom Hollander. "Astonishing, touching, extremely funny. A brilliant evocation of a past era and an immensely readable story".
("Sunday Telegraph"). "Superb, wonderful, enjoyable". ("Guardian"). "A terrific journey through the twentieth century. Thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable". (Jeremy Paxman). William Boyd was born in Ghana, where his father was a doctor, and was educated there and in Scotland. His first novel "A Good Man in Africa" won both the Whitbread First Novel and Somerset Maugham Prizes, and his subsequent novels have gone onto win many awards. His books include: "On the Yankee Station and Other Stories", "An Ice-Cream War", "Stars and Bars", "School Ties", "The New Confessions", "Brazzaville Beach", "The Blue Afternoon", "The Destiny of Natalie 'X' and Other Stories", "Armadillo", "Nat Tate: An American Artist 1928-1960", "Any Human Heart", "Restless", "The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth", "Ordinary Thunderstorms", "Fascination", "Bamboo" and "Waiting for Sunrise". He divides his time between London and south-west France.

Title: Any Human Heart
Author: BOYD WILLIAM
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 26/10/2009
Price: $29.00
RRP: $29.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141044170
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Asymmetry
Asymmetry
'A scorchingly intelligent first novel' - New York Times
'Spellbinding' - New Yorker
'Thrilling' - Guardian

In New York, Alice, a young editor, begins an affair with Ezra Blazer, a world-famous, much older writer.

At Heathrow airport, Amar, an Iraqi-American economist en route to Kurdistan, is detained by immigration. Somehow their lives are connected, in this unconventional love story that has things to say about all of contemporary life.

Title: Asymmetry
Author: HALLIDAY LISA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 15/11/2018
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: Granta
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783783625
Available stock: 1
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Aviator
Aviator
From award-winning author Eugene Vodolazkin comes this poignant story of memory, love and loss spanning twentieth-century Russia



A man wakes up in a hospital bed, with no idea who he is or how he came to be there. The only information the doctor shares with him is his name: Innokenty Petrovich Platonov.



As memories slowly resurface, Innokenty begins to build a vivid picture of his former life as a young man in Russia in the early twentieth century, living through the turbulence of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath. Soon, only one question remains: how can he remember the start of the twentieth century, when the pills by his bedside were made in 1999?



Reminiscent of the great works of twentieth-century Russian literature, with nods to Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment and Bulgakov's The White Guard, The Aviator cements Vodolazkin's position as the rising star of Russia's literary scene.

Title: Aviator
Author: VODOLAZKIN EUGENE
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/05/2018
Price: $33.00
RRP: $33.00
Imprint: Oneworld
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781786072719
Available stock: 2
Price: $33.00
Babylon
Babylon
Elisabeth, a pensive, memory-laden science professional in a long and tender marriage, has barely befriended their touching younger neighbor when in a fit of blind pain over a scornful scolding the man kills his beloved and appealing wife. Elisabeth is drawn, out of sympathy, to help her sad friend cover up his crime. Her account of her unaccountable impulse moves into a quick-moving, canny police procedural--humor and sorrow, life. An absorbing tale from the skilled hand of playwright/novelist Yasmina Reza.

Title: Babylon
Author: REZA YASMINA
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 14/05/2018
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Seven Stories Press
Publisher: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9781609808327
Available stock: 2
Price: $40.00
Beautiful Revolutionary
Beautiful Revolutionary
It's the summer of 1968, and Evelyn Lynden is a woman at war with herself. Minister's daughter. Atheist. Independent woman. Frustrated wife. Bitch with a bleeding heart.

Following her conscientious-objector husband Lenny to the rural Eden of Evergreen Valley, California, Evelyn wants to be happy with their new life. Yet as the world is rocked by warfare and political assassinations, by racial discrimination and social upheaval, she finds herself disillusioned with Lenny's passive ways - and anxious for a saviour.

Enter the Reverend Jim Jones, the dynamic leader of a revolutionary church called Peoples Temple. As Evelyn grows closer to Jones, her marriage is just the first casualty of his rise to power.

Meticulously researched, elegantly written, and utterly engrossing, Beautiful Revolutionary explores the allure of the real-life charismatic leader who would destroy so many. In masterful prose, Woollett painstakingly examines what happens when Evelyn is pulled into Jones's orbit - an orbit it would prove impossible for her to leave.

Title: Beautiful Revolutionary
Author: WOOLLETT LAURA ELIZABETH
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 30/07/2018
Price: $37.00
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: Scribe
Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 9781925713039
Available stock: 3
Price: $37.00