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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore. Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now completely deprived of oxygen. But they did not shut down. Not right away . . . '

Our brains stay active for ten minutes after our heart stops beating. For Tequila Leila, each minute brings with it a new memory- growing up with her father and his two wives in a grand old house in a quiet Turkish town; watching the women gossip and wax their legs while the men went to mosque; sneaking cigarettes and Western magazines on her way home from school; running away to Istanbul to escape an unwelcome marriage; falling in love with a student who seeks shelter from a riot in the brothel where she works. Most importantly, each memory reminds Leila of the five friends she met along the way - the friends who are now desperately trying to find her.

Title: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
Author: SHAFAK ELIF
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/06/2019
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Imprint: Viking
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241293874
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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore. Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now completely deprived of oxygen. But they did not shut down. Not right away . . . '

For Leila, each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory- the taste of spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the long-awaited birth of a son; the sight of bubbling vats of lemon and sugar which the women use to wax their legs while the men attend mosque; the scent of cardamom coffee that Leila shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each memory, too, recalls the friends she made at each key moment in her life - friends who are now desperately trying to find her . . .

Title: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
Author: SHAFAK ELIF
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 30/01/2020
Price: $24.00
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Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241979464
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4 3 2 1
4 3 2 1
On March 3rd, 1947, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous paths. Four Fergusons will go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Loves and friendships and passions contrast. Each version of Ferguson's story rushes across the fractured terrain of mid-twentieth century America, in this sweeping story of birthright and possibility, of love and the fullness of life itself.

Title: 4 3 2 1
Author: AUSTER PAUL
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/10/2017
Price: $28.00
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Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571324651
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44 Scotland St World According to Bertie
44 Scotland St World According to Bertie
Title: 44 Scotland St World According to Bertie
Author: SMITH ALEXANDER MCCALL
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/05/2008
Price: $28.00
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Imprint: Abacus
ISBN: 9780349120539
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84K
84K
'AN EERILY PLAUSIBLE DYSTOPIAN MASTERPIECE' Emily St. John Mandel, author of STATION ELEVEN

'AN EXTRAORDINARY NOVEL . . . with echoes of The Handmaid's Tale' Cory Doctorow

*CLAIRE NORTH SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES/PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD*

From one of the most original new voices in modern fiction comes a startling vision of a world where you can get away with anything . . .

Theo Miller knows the value of human life - to the very last penny.

Working in the Criminal Audit Office, he assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full.

But when his ex-lover is killed, it's different. This is one death he can't let become merely an entry on a balance sheet.

Because when the richest in the world are getting away with murder, sometimes the numbers just don't add up.

From the award-winning Claire North comes an electrifying and provocative new novel which will resonate with readers around the world.

Praise for Claire North:

'Poignant and intensely gripping' Guardian

'Little short of a masterpiece' Independent

'Ambitious, immensely humane and full of philosophical panache' Sunday Times

'One of the fiction highlights of the decade' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club

Title: 84K
Author: NORTH CLAIRE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 11/09/2018
Price: $25.00
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Imprint: Orbit
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356507408
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A Natural
A Natural
Tom has always known exactly the person he is going to be. A successful footballer. A man others look up to. Now, though, the bright future he imagined for himself is threatened.

The Premier League academy of his boyhood has let him go. At nineteen, Tom finds himself playing for a tiny club in a town he has never heard of. But as he navigates his isolation and his desperate need for recognition, a sudden and thrilling encounter offers him the promise of an escape, and Tom is forced to question whether he can reconcile his supressed desires with his dreams of success.

Leah, the captain's wife, has almost forgotten the dreams she once held, for her career, her marriage. Moving again, as her husband is transferred from club to club, she is lost, disillusioned with where life has taken her.

A Natural delves into the heart of a professional football club- the pressure, the loneliness, the threat of scandal, the fragility of the body and the struggle, on and off the pitch, with conforming to the person that everybody else expects you to be.

Title: A Natural
Author: RAISIN ROSS
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/03/2018
Price: $26.00
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Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784702786
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About Grace
About Grace
Beautifully written and compelling, About Grace is the brilliant debut novel from Anthony Doerr. Growing up in Alaska, young David Winkler is crippled by his dreams. At nine, he dreams a man is decapitated by a passing truck on the path outside his family's home. The next day, unable to prevent it, he witnesses an exact replay of his dream in real life. The premonitions keep coming, unstoppably. He sleepwalks during them, bringing catastrophe into his reach. Then, as unstoppable as a vision, he falls in love, at the supermarket (exactly as he already dreamed) with Sandy. They flee south, landing in Ohio, where their daughter Grace is born. And then the visions of Grace's death begin for Winkler, as their waterside home is inundated. Plagued by the same horrific images of Grace drowning, when the floods come, he cannot face his destiny and flees. He beaches on a remote Caribbean island, where he works as a handyman, chipping away at his doubts and hopes, never knowing whether Grace survived the flood or met the doom he foretold. After two decades, he musters the strength to find out!

Title: About Grace
Author: DOERR ANTHONY
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/04/2005
Price: $25.00
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Imprint: Fourth Estate
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007146994
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Absolutist
Absolutist
September 1919: Twenty-years-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver a clutch of letters to Marian Bancroft. Tristan fought alongside Marian's brother Will during the Great War. They trained together. They fought together. But in 1917, Will laid down his guns on the battlefield and declared himself a conscientious objector, an act which has brought shame and dishonour on the Bancroft family. The letters, however, are not the real reason for Tristan's visit. He holds a secret deep within him. One that he is desperate to unburden himself of to Marian, if he can only find the courage. Whatever happens, this meeting will change his life - forever.

Title: Absolutist
Author: BOYNE JOHN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/07/2012
Price: $28.00
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Imprint: Black Swan
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552775403
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Abstainer
Abstainer
From the widely acclaimed author of The North Water comes an epic story of revenge and obsession set in 19th century Manchester

'The Abstainer is truly terrific - a can't-put-down book. It's no less than a tight 'n spare 'n suspense-filled noir novel, masterfully set in 1860s Britain and America. And like all superb historical novels, it seems as modern and as contemporary as this morning.' Richard Ford

The rebels will be hanged at dawn, and their brotherhood is already plotting revenge.

Manchester, 1867: Stephen Doyle, an Irish-American veteran of the Civil War, arrives from New York with a thirst for blood. He has joined the Fenians, a secret society intent on ending British rule in Ireland by any means necessary. Head Constable James O'Connor has fled grief and drink in Dublin for a sober start in Manchester. His job is to discover and thwart the Fenians' plans whatever they might be. When a long-lost nephew returns from America and arrives on O'Connor's doorstep looking for work, he cannot foresee the way his fragile new life will be imperilled - and how his and Doyle's fates will be intertwined.

In this propulsive tale of the underground war for Irish independence, master storyteller Ian McGuire once again transports readers to a time when blood begot blood. Moving from the dirt and uproar of industrial Manchester to the quiet hills of Pennsylvania, The Abstainer is a searing novel in which two men, haunted by their pasts and driven forward by the need for justice and retribution, must fight for life and legacy.

Praise for The North Water, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016

'Brilliant, fast-paced, gripping. A tour de force of narrative tension and a masterful reconstruction of a lost world' Hilary Mantel

'Utterly convincing and compelling... A startling achievement' Martin Amis

'Riveting and darkly brilliant... McGuire has an extraordinary talent' Colm Toibin

'Has exceptional power and energy' Sunday Times

'A stunning novel that snares the reader from the outset and keeps the tightest grip until the bitter end' Financial Times

'A vivid read, full of twists, turns, period detail and strong characters' The Times

'Terrific - McGuire's use of the pitiless, fearsomely beautiful Arctic landscape as a theatre for enduring questions is inspired' Daily Mail

'McGuire has a sure and unwavering touch... a writer of exceptional craft and confidence' Irish Times


Title: Abstainer
Author: MCGUIRE IAN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 30/04/2020
Price: $38.00
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Imprint: Scribner
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471163609
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Accusation
Accusation
Somebody is lying.

After eighteen-year-old Ellie Canning is found shivering and barely conscious on a country road, her bizarre story of kidnap and escape enthrals the nation. Who would do such a thing? And why?

Local drama teacher Suzannah Wells was once a minor celebrity. Suddenly she's in the spotlight again, accused of being the monster who drugged and bound a teenager in her basement. As stories about her past emerge, even those closest to her begin to doubt her innocence.

And Ellie? The media can't get enough of her. She's a girl-power icon, a social-media star. But is she telling the truth?

A powerful exploration of the fragility of trust and the loss of innocence, from the author of The Golden Child and The Mistake.

PRAISE FOR THE GOLDEN CHILD

'The novel is cleverly constructed, the characters are extremely well-drawn, the use of social media as a plot device is very sophisticated, and the resolution is a genuine surprise' Judges' report, Ned Kelly Crime Awards, 2017



'This is domestic noir at its most intelligent and sharp' Sydney Morning Herald

'It takes 48 hours to pulse through Wendy James' rollercoaster 21st century story about parenting' Australian Women's Weekly

'an engaging and intimate read that will appeal to fans of Liane Moriarty and Jodi Picoult, with nods to Lionel Shriver and Christos Tsiolkas' The Slap . . . 4 Stars' Books & Publishing

'This book is utterly brilliant' Nicola Moriarty'

Title: Accusation
Author: JAMES WENDY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 20/05/2019
Price: $35.00
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Imprint: Harper Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Aust
ISBN: 9781460752388
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Actress
Actress
From the Booker-winning Irish author, a brilliant and moving novel about fame, sexual power, and a daughter's search to understand her mother's hidden truths

This is the story of Irish theatre legend Katherine O'Dell, as written by her daughter Norah. It tells of early stardom in Hollywood, of highs and lows on the stages of Dublin and London's West End. Katherine's life is a grand performance, with young Norah watching from the wings.

But this romance between mother and daughter cannot survive Katherine's past, or the world's damage. As Norah uncovers her mother's secrets, she acquires a few of her own. Then, fame turns to infamy when Katherine decides to commit a bizarre crime.

Actress is about a daughter's search for the truth- the dark secret in the bright star, and what drove Katherine finally mad.

Brilliantly capturing the glamour of post-war America and the shabbiness of 1970s Dublin, Actress is an intensely moving, disturbing novel about mothers and daughters and the men in their lives. A scintillating examination of the corrosive nature of celebrity, it is also a sad and triumphant tale of freedom from bad love, and from the avid gaze of the crowd.

Title: Actress
Author: ENRIGHT ANNE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/02/2020
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Jonathan Cape
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781787332072
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Adele
Adele
Adele appears to have the perfect life. She is a successful journalist in Paris who lives in a chic apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son. But beneath the veneer of 'having it all', she is bored - and consumed by an insatiable need for sex, whatever the cost. Struggling to contain the twin forces of compulsion and desire, she begins to orchestrate her life around her one night stands and extramarital affairs, arriving late to work and lying to her husband about where she's been, until she becomes ensnared in a trap of her own making.

An erotic and daring story - with electrically clear writing - Adele will captivate readers with its exploration of addiction, sexuality, and one woman's quest to feel alive.

Title: Adele
Author: SLIMANI LEILA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Price: $33.00
RRP: $33.00
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571331956
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