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The London Train

by Tessa Hadley HarperCollins e-books (May 24, 2011)

"Hadleyis a lovely, subtly teasing writer." —New York Times Book Review

Long-listed forthe Orange Prize

Twolives, stretched between two cities, converge in a chance meeting withimmediate and far-reaching consequences...


A God in Every Stone

by Kamila Shamsie Bloomsbury Publishing (April 10, 2014)

Summer, 1914. Young Englishwoman Vivian Rose Spencer is in an ancient land, about to discover the Temple of Zeus, the call of adventure, and love. Thousands of miles away a twenty-year-old Pathan, Qayyum Gul,...


The Wolf Border

by Sarah Hall Harper (June 09, 2015)

From the award-winning author of The Electric Michelangelo, one of the most decorated young British writers working today, comes a literary masterpiece: a breathtaking work that beautifully and provocatively...


The Tell-Tale Heart

by Jill Dawson Harper Perennial (February 10, 2015)

A man’s life and his capacity for love mysteriously changes after a heart transplant in this dramatic and affecting novel—as provocative and poignant as the works of Jodi Picoult, Jojo Moyes, and Alice Sebold—from...


Crazy Horse's Girlfriend

by Erika T. Wurth Curbside Splendor Publishing (August 18, 2014)

Margaritte, an American-Indian teenager trapped in the Denver suburbs, deals drugs, gets pregnant, and fights against a life she hates.


We Had It So Good: A Novel

by Linda Grant Scribner (April 26, 2011)

Now in paperback from the acclaimed author of the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel The Clothes on Their Backs—a hugely satisfying, exuberant novel about the generation that came of age during the 1970s.

Stephen...


Never Mind Miss Fox: A Novel

by Olivia Glazebrook Little, Brown and Company (August 19, 2014)

A gripping and suspenseful novel about secrets, betrayal, and the power of the past.

Clive and Martha have been a couple since they met at university; they now have a young daughter, Eliza, and on the surface,...


Dirty Work: A Novel

by Gabriel Weston Little, Brown and Company (August 12, 2014)

An informed and arresting debut novel about a young surgeon in crisis, by a writer whose "exactitude of expression is rare and uncanny." (Rachel Cusk)

Nancy Mullion, an obstetrician-gynecologist whose botched...


Us

by David Nicholls Harper (October 28, 2014)

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

David Nicholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his enormously popular New York Times bestseller, One Day, to a compellingly human, deftly funny new novel about...


Mr. Loverman

by Bernardine Evaristo Akashic Books (March 10, 2014)

A groundbreaking, hilarious novel about two elder gay Caribbean men coming to terms with being closeted in a changing world.


How to Build a Girl

by Caitlin Moran Harper (September 23, 2014)

The New York Times bestselling author hailed as “the UK’s answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one” (Marie Claire) makes her fiction debut with a hilarious yet deeply moving...


The Last Girl

by Stephan Collishaw St. Martin's Press (January 07, 2014)

For a full hour I sat at my desk and stared up at the two photographs. One by one I smoked a packet of twenty Prima cigarettes.... The earth, I felt, was beginning to shift, and the long dead were stirring....


The Act of Love

by Howard Jacobson Simon & Schuster (March 17, 2009)

In a stunning follow-up to his much-heralded masterpiece, Kalooki Nights, acclaimed author Howard Jacobson has turned his mordant and uncanny sights on Felix Quinn, a rare-book dealer living in London, whose...


Little Bee

by Chris Cleave Simon & Schuster (February 10, 2009)

The lives of a sixteen-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-off British woman collide in this page-turning #1 New York Times bestseller and book club favorite from Chris Cleave.

We don’t want to tell you too...


The Clothes On Their Backs

by Linda Grant Scribner (November 25, 2008)

Orange Prize winner and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2008, Linda Grant has created an enchanting portrait of a woman who, having endured unbearable loss, finds solace in the family secrets her estranged...


Fallout

by Sadie Jones Harper (April 29, 2014)

A deeply affecting love story set in the gritty yet magnificent theater world of 1970’s London by the award-winning, bestselling Sadie Jones, author of The Uninvited Guests and The Outcast

Leaving behind an...


Closed Doors

by Lisa O'Donnell Harper (May 20, 2014)

A young boy on a small Scottish island where everyone knows everything about everyone else, will discover that a secret is a dangerous thing in this tense and brilliant tale of from Lisa O'Donnell, the bestselling...


The Sea House

by Esther Freud Ecco (November 05, 2013)

The architect Klaus Lehmann loves his wife, Elsa, with a passion that continues throughout their married life despite long periods of separation. Almost half a century after Lehmann's death in the village of...


The Innocents

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2012

by Francesca Segal Hachette Books (June 05, 2012)

*** Winner of the 2012 Costa First Novel Award *** *** Winner of the 2013 Harold U. Ribalow Prize, the 2013 Sam Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, the 2012 Costa First Novel Award, and the 2012 National Jewish...


Adore

by Doris Lessing Harper Perennial (September 17, 2013)

Shocking, intimate, often uncomfortably honest, Adore reaffirms Doris Lessing’s unrivaled ability to capture the truth of the human condition

Roz and Lil have been best friends since childhood. But their...


A Ripple From the Storm

Children of Violence #3

by Doris Lessing HarperCollins e-books (October 12, 2010)

Martha Quest, the embodied heroine of the Children of Violence series, has been acclaimed as one of the greatest fictional creations in the English language. In a Ripple from the Storm, Doris Lessing charts...


The Four-Gated City

Children of Violence #5

by Doris Lessing HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)

Dorris Lessing's classic series of autobiographical novels is the fictional counterpart to Under My Skin. In these five novels, first published in the 1950's and 60s, Doris Lessing transformed her fascinating...


A Proper Marriage

Children of Violence #2

by Doris Lessing HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)

An unconventional woman trapped in a conventional marriage, Martha Quest struggles to maintain her dignity and her sanity through the misunderstandings, frustrations, infidelities, and degrading violence of...


The Wasp Factory: A Novel

by Iain Banks Simon & Schuster (July 02, 2013)

The polarizing literary debut by Scottish author Ian Banks, The Wasp Factory is the bizarre, imaginative, disturbing, and darkly comic look into the mind of a child psychopath.

Meet Frank Cauldhame. Just sixteen,...


The Humans: A Novel

by Matt Haig Simon & Schuster (July 02, 2013)

The bestselling, award-winning author of The Radleys is back with his funniest, most devastating dark comedy yet, a “silly, sad, suspenseful, and soulful” (Philadelphia Inquirer) novel that’s “full of...


The Mouse-Proof Kitchen: A Novel

by Saira Shah Atria/Emily Bestler Books (July 02, 2013)

“A journey of the heart…Shah writes with sensuous passion” (The New York Times Book Review).

When Anna, a chef by profession, discovers she’s pregnant, she prepares to leave dreary London behind and move...


Small Wars: A Novel

by Sadie Jones HarperCollins e-books (February 09, 2010)

“Sadie Jones has a long literary future ahead of her.” —Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl with the Pearl Earring

Fresh off her triumphantly assured debut novel The Outcast, award-winning author Sadie Jones...


Ordinary Thunderstorms: A Novel

by William Boyd HarperCollins e-books (January 26, 2010)

“William Boyd seems singularly blessed with both an innate love of storytelling and the talent to render those stories in swift, confident prose.” —The New York Times

From William Boyd, award-winning author...


Martha Quest

Children of Violence #1

by Doris Lessing HarperCollins (December 22, 2009)

Intelligent, sensitive, and fiercely passionate, Martha Quest is a young woman living on a farm in Africa, feeling her way through the torments of adolescence and early womanhood. She is a romantic idealistic...


Landlocked

Children of Violence #4

by Doris Lessing HarperCollins e-books (December 22, 2009)

In the aftermath of World War II, Martha Quest finds herself completely disillusioned. She is losing faith with the communist movement in Africa, and her marriage to one of the movement's leaders is disintegrating....


How to Paint a Dead Man

Portico Prize for Fiction 2010

by Sarah Hall HarperCollins (September 08, 2009)

From Sarah Hall, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Daughters of the North and The Electric Michelangelo comes the Harper Perennial paperback original novel How to Paint a Dead Man, a daringly imaginative...


The Quarry

by Iain Banks Redhook (June 25, 2013)

Eighteen-year-old Kit is weird: big, strange, odd, socially disabled, on a spectrum that stretches from "highly gifted" at one end, to "nutter" at the other. At least Kit knows who his father is; he and Guy...


The Universe Versus Alex Woods

by Gavin Extence Redhook (May 21, 2013)

A rare meteorite struck Alex Woods when he was ten years old, leaving scars and marking him for an extraordinary future. The son of a fortune teller, bookish, and an easy target for bullies, Alex hasn't had...


Golden Boy: A Novel

by Abigail Tarttelin Atria Books (May 21, 2013)

"This is a gripping and fully-realized novel." —Emily St. John Mandel, National Book Award-nominated author of Station Eleven

2014 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST

WINNER OF THE 2014 ALEX AWARD

BOOKLIST TOP 10...


The Outcast

by Sadie Jones HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

A mesmerizing portrait of 1950s hypocrisy and unexpected love, from a powerful new voice

It is 1957, and Lewis Aldridge, straight out of prison, is journeying back to his home in Waterford, a suburban town outside...


Daughters of the North

by Sarah Hall HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

In this stunning novel, Sarah Hall imagines a new dystopia set in the not-too-distant future. England is in a state of environmental crisis and economic collapse. There has been a census, and all citizens have...


The Still Point: A Novel

by Amy Sackville Counterpoint (January 10, 2011)

At the turn of the twentieth century, Arctic explorer Edward Mackley sets out to reach the North Pole and vanishes into the icy landscape without a trace. He leaves behind a young wife, Emily, who awaits his...


Orkney

by Amy Sackville Counterpoint (April 01, 2013)

Following her wonderful debut, The Still Point, Sackville returns with a strangely beautiful short novel about love and sex and obsession. A literature professor marries his prize student, a woman forty years...


Motherland: A Novel

by William Nicholson Simon & Schuster (April 09, 2013)

From an Academy Award–nominated screenwriter, an epic novel of love and loss and the long shadows war leaves behind.

Summer, 1942. Kitty, an army driver stationed in Sussex, meets Ed, a Royal Marine commando,...


The Golden Notebook

by Doris Lessing Harper Perennial (May 14, 2013)

"The Golden Notebook is Doris Lessing's most important work and has left its mark upon the ideas and feelings of a whole generation of women."  — New York Times Book Review

Anna is a writer, author of one...


The Ocean at the End of the Lane

by Neil Gaiman William Morrow (June 18, 2013)

A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller...


Mantissa

by John Fowles Little, Brown and Company (April 02, 2013)

In Mantissa (1982), a novelist awakes in the hospital with amnesia -- and comes to believe that a beautiful female doctor is, in fact, his muse.


The Ebony Tower

by John Fowles Little, Brown and Company (April 02, 2013)

The Ebony Tower, comprising a novella, three stories, and a translation of a medieval French tale, echoes themes from John Fowles's internationally celebrated novels as it probes the fitful relations between...


A Maggot

by John Fowles Little, Brown and Company (April 02, 2013)

In the spring of 1736 four men and one woman, all traveling under assumed names, are crossing the Devonshire countryside en route to a mysterious rendezvous. Before their journey ends, one of them will be hanged,...


Life After Life: A Novel

Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2013

by Kate Atkinson Reagan Arthur Books (April 02, 2013)

What if you could live again and again, until you got it right?

On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that...


La Cucina

by Lily Prior Ecco (February 26, 2013)

Since childhood, Rosa Fiore -- daughter of a sultry Sicilian matriarch and her hapless husband -- found solace in her family's kitchen. La Cucina, the heart of the family's lush estate, was a place where generations...


The Death of Bees

Commonwealth Book Prize 2013

by Lisa O'Donnell Harper (January 02, 2013)

A riveting, brilliantly written debut novel, The Death of Bees is a coming-of-age story in which two young sisters attempt to hold the world at bay after the mysterious death of their parents.

Marnie and Nelly,...


The House on Paradise Street

by Sofka Zinovieff Atria Books/Marble Arch Press (January 01, 2013)

In 2008 Antigone Perifanis returns to her old family home in Athens after 60 years in exile. She has come to attend the funeral of her only son, Nikitas, who was born in prison, and whom she has not seen since...


The Trouble with Alice

by Olivia Glazebrook Atria Books/Marble Arch Press (January 01, 2013)

You think you’re the perfect couple. And then the unthinkable happens.

Kit and Alice are enjoying a luxurious weekend abroad when their car spins off a mountain road and into a desert valley. Their lives are...


Daniel Martin

by John Fowles Little, Brown and Company (December 01, 2012)

A new trade paperback edition of "a masterpiece of symbolically charged realism....Fowles is the only writer in English who has the power, range, knowledge, and wisdom of a Tolstoy or James" (John Gardner, Saturday...