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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
Bellevue Square
Bellevue Square
Winner of the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Jean Mason has a doppelganger.

She's never seen her, but others* swear they have.

*others | noun. A peculiar collection of drug addicts, scam artists, philanthropists, philosophers and vagrants - the regulars of Bellevue Square.

Jean lives in downtown Toronto with her husband and two kids. The proud owner of a thriving bookstore, she doesn't rattle easily - not like she used to. But after two of her customers insist they've seen her double, Jean decides to investigate. Curiosity grows to obsession and soon Jean's concerns shift from the identity of the woman, to her very own.

In this darkly comic novel, Redhill takes readers down the existentialist rabbit hole, exploring the surprising and disturbing plasticity of self, and what happens when the sense you've made of things stops making sense.

Title: Bellevue Square
Author: REDHILL MICHAEL
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/08/2018
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: No Exit
Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780857302670
Available stock: 3
Price: $23.00
Berta Isla
Berta Isla
For a while, she wasn't sure that her husband was her husband. Sometimes she thought he was, and sometimes not.'

Berta and TomBs meet in Madrid and, though both young, they decide to spend their lives together. Eighteen and betrothed, TomBs leaves to study at Oxford. His talent for languages quickly catches the interest of a certain government agency, but TomBs resists their offers - until one day he makes a mistake that will affect the rest of his life, and that of his beloved Berta. After university he returns to marry her, knowing he won't be able to stay for long . . .

Gripping and intricate, Berta Isla is about a relationship built on secrets and lies - and the equal forces of resentment and loyalty at its core.

Title: Berta Isla
Author: MARIAS JAVIER
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Price: $37.00
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241343722
Available stock: 3
Price: $37.00
Birdmans Wife
Birdmans Wife
Title: Birdmans Wife
Author: ASHLEY MELISSA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 27/03/2018
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Affirm Press
Publisher: Affirm Press
ISBN: 9781925584387
Available stock: 1
Price: $30.00
Bitter Orange
Bitter Orange
'A twisty, thorny, darkly atmospheric page turner about loneliness and belonging' Gabriel Tallent, author of My Absolute Darling

'Incredibly atmospheric, vivid and intriguing. I had to keep reminding myself that I wasn't reading a forgotten classic' Emma Healey

From the author of the prize-winning Our Endless Numbered Days comes a suspenseful story about deception, sexual obsession and atonement

From the attic of a dilapidated English country house, she sees them - Cara first: dark and beautiful, clinging to a marble fountain of Cupid, and Peter, an Apollo. It is 1969 and they are spending the summer in the rooms below hers while Frances writes a report on the follies in the garden for the absent American owner. But she is distracted. Beneath a floorboard in her bathroom, she discovers a peephole which gives her access to her neighbours' private lives.

To Frances' surprise, Cara and Peter are keen to spend time with her. It is the first occasion that she has had anybody to call a friend, and before long they are spending every day together: eating lavish dinners, drinking bottle after bottle of wine, and smoking cigarettes till the ash piles up on the crumbling furniture. Frances is dazzled.

But as the hot summer rolls lazily on, it becomes clear that not everything is right between Cara and Peter. The stories that Cara tells don't quite add up - and as Frances becomes increasingly entangled in the lives of the glamorous, hedonistic couple, the boundaries between truth and lies, right and wrong, begin to blur.

Amid the decadence of that summer, a small crime brings on a bigger one: a crime so terrible that it will brand all their lives forever.

Title: Bitter Orange
Author: FULLER CLAIRE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/08/2018
Price: $37.00
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: Fig Tree
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241341834
Available stock: 5
Price: $37.00
Black Robe
Black Robe
Laforgue felt his body tremble. What can be keeping them? Has the Commandant refused? Why has he not sent for me? Is this God's punishment for my lie about my hearing? Father Laforgue, an idealistic Jesuit, embarks on a desparate mission to relieve an isolated priest in danger of his life in the wilds of seventeenth-century New France. Black Robe is a tautly suspenseful tale of physical and spiritual adventure, and a meditation on good and evil in the human heart. With an introduction by Colm Toibin.

Title: Black Robe
Author: MOORE BRIAN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 16/11/2017
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Apollo
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781786695031
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Black Teeth & a Brilliant Smile
Black Teeth & a Brilliant Smile
Best known for her classic black comedy Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Andrea Dunbar wrote three plays before dying at a tragically young age. This new literary portrayal features a cast of real and imagined characters set against the backdrop of the infamous Buttershaw estate during the Thatcher era.A bittersweet tale of the north/south divide, it reveals how a shy teenage girl defied the circumstances into which she was born and went on to become one of her generation's greatest dramatists. Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile is a poignant piece of kitchen sink noir that tells Dunbar's compelling story in print for the very first time.Adelle Stripe's writing has been described as a 'genuine breath of fresh air'. Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile is her keenly anticipated debut novel.

Title: Black Teeth & a Brilliant Smile
Author: STRIPE ADELLE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/11/2017
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Little Brown & Co
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780708898956
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Bone Readers
Bone Readers
WINNER OF THE JHALAK PRIZE

'The Bone Readers is a page-turner, but its insights and language are equally testament to a literary novel of impressive depth and acuity'
Guardian

Secrets can be buried, but bones can speak . . .

After standing witness to a murder on the streets of the Caribbean island of Camaho, young Michael 'Digger' Digson is recruited into a unique plain clothes homicide squad, an eclectic group of semi-official police officers, led by the enigmatic DS Chilman.

Digger becomes enmeshed in Chilman's obsession with a cold case, the disappearance of a young man. But Digger has a murder to pursue too: that of his mother, killed by a renegade police squad when he was a boy.

He has two weapons at his disposal - his skill in forensics, and Chilman's latest recruit, the mysterious, observant Miss Stanislaus. Together, the two find themselves dragged into a world of dangerous secrets that demands every ounce of their courage to survive.

This award-winning crime debut by highly acclaimed author Jacob Ross marks the thrilling start to a new series following forensics genius Michael Digson.

'It's masterly. I've started to read it again with increasing admiration'
Crime Time

'A breath-taking, thought-provoking, and yes brilliant read. I know this is a book I shall go back to again and again'
Sunny Singh

'Ross's novel is one that effortlessly draws together the past and the present, gender, politics and the legacy of colonialism in a top quality Caribbean set crime thriller. The Bone Readers is a wonderful read'
Catherine Johnson

'By turns thrilling, visceral and meditative, and always cinematic'
Musa Okwonga

'An unconventional crime novel, and one that exposes the dark underbelly of 'paradise''
Book Muse (blog)

'I was fascinated by Ross' ability to create characters with depth and diversity. A great read'
Not Chai tea (blog)

'A unique read, paced to the islands where it takes place with a group of interesting characters I will enjoy following into future books'
Word Dreams (blog)

'An engaging, poetic and twist-filled Caribbean crime-noir novel. Masterful'
Book Witty (blog)

Title: Bone Readers
Author: ROSS JACOB
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 14/08/2018
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Sphere
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751574463
Available stock: 3
Price: $25.00
Book of Colours
Book of Colours
From Robyn Cadwallader, author of the internationally acclaimed novel The Anchoress, comes a deeply profound and moving novel of the importance of creativity and the power of connection, told through the story of the commissioning of a gorgeously decorated medieval manuscript, a Book of Hours. London, 1321: In a small stationer's shop in Paternoster Row, three people are drawn together around the creation of a magnificent book, an illuminated manuscript of prayers, a Book of Hours. Even though the commission seems to answer the aspirations of each one of them, their own desires and ambitions threaten its completion. As each struggles to see the book come into being, it will change everything they have understood about their place in the world. In many ways, this is a story about power - it is also a novel about the place of women in the roiling and turbulent world of the early fourteenth century; what power they have, how they wield it, and just how temporary and conditional it is. Rich, deep, sensuous and full of life, Book of Colours is also, most movingly, a profoundly beautiful story about creativity and connection, and our instinctive need to understand our world and communicate with others through the pages of a book.Praise for The Anchoress:'So beautiful, so rich, so strange, unexpected and thoughtful - also suspenseful. I loved this book.' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love'Affecting ... finely drawn ... a considerable achievement.' Sarah Dunant, New York Times'Elegant and eloquent' Irish Mail'Cadwallader's writing evokes a heightened attention to the senses: you might never read a novel so sensuous yet unconcerned with romantic love. For this alone it is worth seeking out. But also because The Anchoress achieves what every historical novel attempts: reimagining the past while opening a new window - like a squint, perhaps - to our present lives.' Sydney Morning Herald'A novel of page-turning grace' Newtown Review of Books

Title: Book of Colours
Author: CADWALLADER ROBYN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 23/04/2018
Price: $37.00
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: Fourth Estate
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Aust
ISBN: 9781460752210
Available stock: 1
Price: $37.00
Bookshop
Bookshop
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.

Hardborough becomes a battleground. Florence has tried to change the way things have always been done, and as a result, she has to take on not only the people who have made themselves important, but natural and even supernatural forces too. Her fate will strike a chord with anyone who knows that life has treated them with less than justice.

Title: Bookshop
Author: FITZGERALD PENELOPE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/05/2018
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Fourth Estate
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008263027
Available stock: 2
Price: $25.00
Bookshop of the Broken Hearted
Bookshop of the Broken Hearted
Tom Hope doesn't think he's much of a farmer, but he's doing his best. He can't have been much of a husband to Trudy, either, judging by her sudden departure. It's only when she returns, pregnant to someone else, that he discovers his surprising talent as a father. So when Trudy finds Jesus and takes little Peter away with her to join the holy rollers, Tom's heart breaks all over again. Enter Hannah Babel, quixotic small town bookseller- the second Jew - and the most vivid person - Tom has ever met. He dares to believe they could make each other happy. But it is 1968- twenty-four years since Hannah and her own little boy arrived at Auschwitz. Tom Hope is taking on a battle with heartbreak he can barely even begin to imagine.

Title: Bookshop of the Broken Hearted
Author: HILLMAN ROBERT
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/04/2018
Price: $37.00
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: Text Publishing Co
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781925603439
Available stock: 2
Price: $37.00