Jaxie dreads going home. His mum's dead. The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan. But no one's ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for. In one terrible moment his life is stripped to little more than what he can carry and how he... read more
The most enchanting debut novel of 2018, this is an irresistible, deeply moving and romantic story of a young girl, daughter of an abusive father, who has to learn the hard way that she can break the patterns of the past, live on her own terms and find her own stren... read more
Get ready for the biggest thriller of 2018! What did she see? It's been ten long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside. Anna's life... read more
The unforgettable and achingly tender new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS.
It begins with a painting won in a raffle: fifteen sunflowers, hung on the wall by a ... read more
Tin Man by Sarah Winman
Tin Man is an incredibly moving and tender love story.
The writing is wonderfully restrained and the story is heart breaking and completely unforgettable. I loved all three characters equally and even shed tears in a couple of places. I would highly recommend this book - my new favourite. Jo
'Most of us have only one story to tell. I don't mean that only one thing happens to us in our lives- there are countless events, which we turn into countless stories. But there's only one that matters, only one finally worth telling. This is mine.'
It is the early 1960... read more
Julian Barnes is one of England's finest living authors and this is yet another of his elegant novels forensically detailing the endless vicissitudes of love. Not a word is wasted as he traces the cataclysmic affect of an affair, between a married forty-something and a teenag... read more
From separate catastrophes two rural families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives again from scratch. For twenty years they roister and rankle, laugh and curse until the roof over their head... read more
Almost twenty years after forbidding him to contact her, Vita receives an email from Royce. Once, he was her benefactor and she was one of his brightest proteges. Now Royce is ailing and Vita's career has stalled, and both have a need to settle accounts. Beyon... read more
A BOOK WE LOVED : When Vita and Royce take up a written correspondence after many years of silence, the reader is taken into story within story within story, as both characters excavate their pasts. Taking us to the archaeological gardens of Pompeii and to post-apa... read more
|Awards:||>> WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 <<|
The extraordinary Booker - Prize winning novel by the bestselling National Book Award-shortlisted George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War.
The American Civil War rages while President Linco... read more
Saunders is one of the most celebrated short story writers in contemporary fiction and his first novel is nothing short of breathtaking. Drawing its inspiration from the premature death of Abraham Lincoln's 11 year old son, Bardo is a bravura, albeit hallucinogenic, work. ... read more
Sitting in a New York park, an old man holds a book and tries to accept that his contribution to the future is over. Instead, he remembers a youthful yearning for open horizons, for Australia, a yearning he now knows inspired his life as a writer. Instinctively he picks up his... read more
Kif Kehlmann, a young penniless writer, is rung in the middle of the night by the notorious con man and corporate criminal, Siegfried Heidl. About to go to trial for defrauding the banks of $700 million, Heidl offers Kehlmann the job of ghostwriting his memoir. He has six weeks to... read more
It's 1969 and a remote coastal town in Western Australia is poised to play a pivotal part in the moon landing. Perched on the red dunes of its outskirts looms the great Dish: a relay for messages between Apollo 11 and Houston, Texas. Crouched around a single grainy set, radar tech... read more
Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's 3-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business wo... read more