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About the Size of the Universe
About the Size of the Universe
A modern saga spanning the whole of the 20th century, by one of Iceland's most celebrated writers.At the beginning of this story there is death, and yet it is a celebration of life - the passion between a man and a woman, forbidden love, violence, sorrow, betrayal. Happiness and misfortune are passed down from one generation to the next. The sorrow over what was and what might have been weighs heavily on the characters and at the end of this chain, for now, stands Ari, on his way to his dying father, with a score still to be settled. The raw beauty of life is written into the dramatic Icelandic landscape, and into a society that has undergone great transformation within a century. In language both archaic and lyrical, and yet entirely contemporary and full of humour, Jon Kalman Stefansson proves himself one of the finest European writers of his generation.A companion volume to Fish Have No Feet (longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017).Translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton

Title: About the Size of the Universe
Author: STEFANSSON JON KALMAN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/02/2018
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Imprint: Maclehose Press
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9780857056009
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Accident on the A35
Accident on the A35
The methodical but troubled Chief Inspector Georges Gorski visits the wife of a lawyer killed in a road accident, the accident on the A35. The case is unremarkable, the visit routine. Mme Barthelme - alluring and apparently unmoved by the news - has a single question- where was her husband on the night of the accident? The answer might change nothing, but it could change everything. And Gorski sets a course for what can only be a painful truth. But the dead man's reticent son is also looking for answers. And his search will have far more devastating consequences. The Accident on the A35 is the spellbinding follow-up to Graeme Macrae Burnet's debut noir novel The Disappearance of Adole Bedeau.

Title: Accident on the A35
Author: BURNET GRAEME MACRAE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 30/10/2017
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Imprint: Text Publishing Co
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781925603057
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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
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Imprint: Viking
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241327722
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Alias Grace
Alias Grace
Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor.' Grace Marks. Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim? Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery.

Title: Alias Grace
Author: ATWOOD MARGARET
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/08/2017
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Imprint: Virago
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349010717
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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
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Imprint: Maclehose Press
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9780857058164
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Alternate Side
Alternate Side
Title: Alternate Side
Author: QUINDLEN ANNA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 20/03/2018
Price: $38.00
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Imprint: Scribners
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471174414
Available stock: 4
Price: $38.00
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
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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
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Imprint: William Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007545131
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An Unremarkable Body
An Unremarkable Body
When Katharine is found dead at the foot of her stairs, it is the mystery of her life which consumes daughter, Laura.The medical examiner's report, in which precious parts of Katharine's body are weighed and categorized, motivates Laura to write her own version of events. To bear witness to the unbearable blank space between each itemized entry.What emerges is a picture of life lived in the shadows, as well as an attempt to discover how and why her mother died. To make sense of her own grief Laura must piece her mother's body back together and in doing so, she is forced to confront a woman silenced by her own mother and wronged by her husband. A woman who felt shackled by motherhood and unable to love freely.With the heart of a memoir and the pace of a thriller, An Unremarkable Body reveals the overwhelming desire of those who mourn to protest that an unremarkable body does not mean an unremarkable life.

Title: An Unremarkable Body
Author: LODATO ELISA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 12/12/2017
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Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474606349
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An Unremarkable Body
An Unremarkable Body
When Katharine is found dead at the foot of her stairs, it is the mystery of her life that consumes her daughter, Laura. The medical examiner's report, in which precious parts of Katharine's body are weighed and categorised, motivates Laura to write her own version of events. But as she delves deeper into Katharine's past, she is forced to confront a new version of the woman she knew only as her mother. A woman silenced by her own mother and wronged by her husband. A woman who lived in the shadows but whose secrets are now coming to light.

'A haunting debut about grief, loss and motherhood' The Pool
'This novel pulls you in and will have you racing to reach the end' Good Housekeeping
'An intriguing tale of love and loss . . . written with verve and delivers an amazing twist' Sunday Mirror

Title: An Unremarkable Body
Author: LODATO ELISA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 10/07/2018
Price: $25.00
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Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474606356
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An Unsuitable Match
An Unsuitable Match
Dealing with one's own emotions is one thing. Facing a parent's roller-coaster of a love life is quite another...

Rose Woodrowe is getting married to Tyler Masson - a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn't the first time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strong opinions on the matter...

Who to listen to? Who to please? Rose and Tyler are determined to get it right this time, but in trying to make everyone happy, can they ever be happy themselves?

Title: An Unsuitable Match
Author: TROLLOPE JOANNA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 22/02/2018
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Imprint: Mantle
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509855636
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Anything is Possible
Anything is Possible
An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss from the No. 1 New York Times bestselling and Man Booker long-listed author of My Name is Lucy Barton Recalling Olive Kitteridge in its richness, structure, and complexity, Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others. Anything is Possible tells the story of the inhabitants of rural, dusty Amgash, Illinois, the hometown of Lucy Barton, a successful New York writer who finally returns, after seventeen years of absence, to visit the siblings she left behind. Reverberating with the deep bonds of family, and the hope that comes with reconciliation, Anything Is Possible again underscores Elizabeth Strout's place as one of America's most respected and cherished authors.

Title: Anything is Possible
Author: STROUT ELIZABETH
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 26/02/2018
Price: $26.00
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Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241248799
Available stock: 2
Price: $26.00