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Cold Earth (by Sarah Moss)

Granta Books (03 Jun, 2010)

Six people with varying motives and varying levels of enthusiasm head to Greenland to excavate a ruined and pillaged farm site. The dig is set against isolation from the rest of the world which is suffering from a swine-flu like outbreak of unknown severity. The novel tells all of their stories against the back drop of the trials of surviving not only the bleak surroundings, but each other. With each charac ...

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The Drowning People (by Richard Mason)

Penguin Books Ltd (27 Jan, 2000)

A murder mystery, this novel is narrated by a 60-year old man who has just killed his wife. The plot then moves back in time to when the man was 22 and the story eventually reveals why he becomes a killer 40 years later.

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The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary classics) (by Margaret Atwood)

Vintage (05 Jul, 1996)

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed . If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. . . . .

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The God of Small Things (by Arundhati Roy)

Harper Perennial (05 May, 2004)

The Asian literary phenomenon of the 90s. More magical than Mistry, more of a rollicking good read than Rushdie, more nerve-tinglingly imagined than Naipaul, here, perhaps, is the greatest Indian novel by a woman. Arundhati Roy has written an astonishingly rich, fertile novel, teeming with life, colour, heart-stopping language, wry comedy and a hint of magical realism. Set against a background of political ...

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The Uninvited (by Geling Yan)

Faber and Faber (06 Sep, 2007)

Dan is an unemployed factory worker who learns to sneak into state-sponsored banquets so he can eat exquisite gourmet meals free of charge. But the secrets Dan overhears at these events eventually lead him down a twisted, intrigue-laden path. When he becomes privy to a scandal that runs from the depths of society up to its highest rungs, Dan must find a way to lay bare the corruption – without revealing t ...

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Grace Williams Says it Loud (by Emma Henderson)

Sceptre (01 Mar, 2011)

Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction The Times Bookclub choice for April Nominated for The London Book Award 2011 in the London Awards for Art and Performance and The Authors' Club First Novel Award Shortlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award and the Commonwealth Writers' First Book Award The doctors said no more could be done and advised Grace's parents to put her away. On her first ...

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Plain Truth (by Jodi Picoult)

Hodder Paperbacks (20 Mar, 2008)

The discovery of a dead infant in an Amish barn shakes Lancaster County to its core. But the police investigation leads to a more shocking disclosure: circumstantial evidence suggests that that eighteen-year-old Katie Fisher, an unmarried Amish woman believed to be the newborn's mother, took the child's life. When Ellie Hathaway, a disillusioned big city attorney, comes to Paradise, Pennsylvania, to defe ...

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Harvesting the Heart (by Jodi Picoult)

Hodder Paperbacks (23 Jun, 2011)

Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who abandoned her when she was five. Now, having left home and her father for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, Paige finds herself with a child of her own. Emotionally and physically exhausted, overwhelmed by the demands of her family, Paige cannot forget her mother's absence or the shameful memories from her own past. Her ...

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Adrian Mole and The Weapons of Mass Destruction (by Sue Townsend)

Penguin (01 Sep, 2005)

Adrian Mole is thirty-four and three quarters, almost officially middle-aged, when Mr. Blair asserts in Parliament that weapons of Mass Destruction can be deployed within forty-five minutes and can reach Cyprus. Now living in a minimalist loft apartment at Rat Wharf, overlooking the Grand Union Canal (an area optimistically tipped to become Leicester's equivalent to the left bank in Paris), Adrian finds so ...

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The Lollipop Shoes (by Joanne Harris)

Black Swan (31 Mar, 2011)

'Who died?' I said. 'Or is it a secret?' 'My mother, Vianne Rocher.' Seeking refuge and anonymity in the cobbled streets of Montmartre, Yanne and her two daughters live peacefully, if not happily, above their little chocolate shop. Nothing unusual marks them out; no red sachets hang by the door. The wind has stopped - at least for a while.

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Snowdrops (by A. D. Miller)

Atlantic Books (01 Sep, 2011)

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011, Snowdrops is THE debut of 2011: A stunning novel of moral ambiguity, uncertainty and corruption. Snowdrops. That's what the Russians call them - the bodies that float up into the light in the thaw. Drunks, most of them, and homeless people who just give up and lie down into the whiteness, and murder victims hidden in the drifts by their killers. Nick has a confessi ...

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When God Was a Rabbit (by Sarah Winman)

Headline Review (12 May, 2011)

About childhood and growing up,love in all its forms;about triumph and tragedy and everything in between-quite moving.

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