• 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
    10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
    'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore. Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now completely deprived of oxygen. But they did not shut down. Not right away . . . '

    For Leila, each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory- the taste of spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the long-awaited birth of a son; the sight of bubbling vats of lemon and sugar which the women use to wax their legs while the men attend mosque; the scent of cardamom coffee that Leila shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each memory, too, recalls the friends she made at each key moment in her life - friends who are now desperately trying to find her . . .

    ISBN: 9780241979464
    Publication date: 04/08/2020
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Shafak, Elif
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • 10:04
    10:04
    In the past year, the narrator of 10:04 has enjoyed unexpected literary success, been diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition, and been asked by his best friend to help her conceive a child. Now, in a New York of increasingly frequent superstorms and political unrest, he must reckon with his biological mortality, the possibility of a literary afterlife, and the prospect of (unconventional) fatherhood in a city that might soon be under water. In prose that Jonathan Franzen has called 'hilarious...cracklingly intelligent...and original in every sentence', Lerner's new novel charts an exhilarating course through the contemporary landscape of sex, friendship, memory, art and politics, and captures what it is like to be alive right now.

    ISBN: 9781847088932
    Publication date: 25/06/2015
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Lerner, Ben
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • 20th Victim
    20th Victim
    The Women's Murder Club face the fight of their lives in the latest thriller from the bestselling James Patterson series

    Three victims, three bullets, three cities.

    Simultaneous murders in LA, Chicago, and San Francisco - SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer's jurisdiction. The shooters are precise, as is their target selection. Each one of the men and women down excels at an illegal and deadly activity that is dominating public debate. As the casualty list expands, the fear and fascination with this shooting gallery galvanises the county.

    Are the shooter villains or heroes? And who will be next?

    ISBN: 9781780899558
    Publication date: 03/03/2020
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Patterson, James And Paetro, Maxine
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • 21st Birthday
    21st Birthday
    In the latest instalment in the globally bestselling Women's Murder Club series, SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer vows to protect a twenty-year-old victim long enough to see her twenty-first birthday.

    Lindsay Boxer has sworn to defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic. As Lindsay prepares to celebrate her own daughter's birthday, she clashes with rising Chief Charlie Clapper over a family case.

    When a distraught mother pleads with Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to investigate the disappearance of her daughter, Linda, and baby granddaughter, Lorrie, Cindy immediately loops in SFPD. But Linda's schoolteacher husband, Lucas Burke, tells a conflicting story that paints Linda as a wayward wife, not a missing person. And there's reason to believe he may be telling the truth.

    While M.E. Claire Washburn harbours theories that run counter to the police investigation of the Burke case, ADA Yuki Castellano sizes Lucas up as a textbook domestic offender - until he puts forward a theory of his own that unexpectedly connects the dots on a constellation of copycat killings. If what Lucas tells law enforcement has even a grain of truth, there isn't a woman in the state of California who's safe from the reach of such an unspeakable threat.

    ISBN: 9781529125306
    Publication date: 02/03/2021
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Patterson, James
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • 52 Week Project How I Fixed My Life by Trying a New Thing Every Week for a Year
    52 Week Project How I Fixed My Life by Trying a New Thing Every Week for a Year
    It was winter. Lauren Keenan was separated from her husband, lonely, and miserable. Then came the night of Twenty-Seven Rejections of Doom: she asked twenty-seven people to hang out one Friday night, and every single person said no.

    Lauren realised her life wasn't working for her and that she needed to change it. It was time to try something new. Fifty-two new things, in fact. She made a resolution: she'd try 52 new things in 52 weeks.

    From zip lining to entering a stand-up comedy night; swimming with sharks to detoxing from social media; giving up alcohol for six months to going to a music festival alone; Lauren put herself out there with surprising results.

    Her year of new experiences was a game changer. It repaired her relationship with her husband, she regained confidence in herself, and she realised how satisfying it can be to push yourself to your limits and to do things on your own.

    The 52 Week Project combines Lauren's insights and humour with current psychological research, as she brings readers along during her year of making the most out of life.

    ISBN: 9781988547503
    Publication date: 01/12/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Keenan, Lauren
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • A Long Petal of the Sea
    A Long Petal of the Sea
    Victor Dalmau is a young doctor when he is caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life - and the fate of his country - forever changed. Together with his sister-in-law, he is forced out of his beloved Barcelona and into exile in Chile. There, they find themselves enmeshed in a rich web of characters who come together in love and tragedy over the course of four generations, destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world.

    'One of the strongest and most affecting works in Allende's long career' New York Times Book Review

    'A defiantly warm and funny novel, by somebody who has earned the right to argue that love and optimism can survive whatever history might throw at us' Daily Telegraph

    'Full of ambition and humanity' Sunday Times

    'Allende's style is impressively Olympian and the payoff is remarkable' Guardian

    ISBN: 9781526615947
    Publication date: 04/03/2021
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Allende, Isabel
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • A Theatre for Dreamers
    A Theatre for Dreamers
    Erica is eighteen and ready for freedom. It's the summer of 1960 when she lands on the sun-baked Greek island of Hydra where she is swept up in a circle of bohemian poets, painters, musicians, writers and artists, living tangled lives. Life on their island paradise is heady, dream-like, a string of seemingly endless summer days. But nothing can last forever.

    'A surefire summer hit ... At once a blissful piece of escapism and a powerful meditation on art and sexuality' Observer

    'Heady armchair escapism ... An impressionistic, intoxicating rush of sensory experience' Sunday Times

    'If summer was suddenly like a novel, it would be like this one. Immaculate' Andrew O'Hagan

    ISBN: 9781526600592
    Publication date: 15/04/2021
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Samson, Polly
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Absence of Sparrows
    Absence of Sparrows
    Stranger Things meets The Stand in this haunting coming-of-age novel about a plague that brings the world to a halt -- and the boy who believes that his town's missing sparrows can save his family.

    In the small town of Griever's Mill, eleven-year-old Ben Cameron is expecting to finish off his summer of relaxing and bird-watching without a hitch. But everything goes wrong when dark clouds roll in.

    Old Man Crandall is the first to change -- human one minute and a glass statue the next. Soon it's happening across the world. Dark clouds fill the sky and, at random, people are turned into frozen versions of themselves. There's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no one knows how to stop it.

    With his mom on the verge of a breakdown, and his brother intent on following the dubious plans put forth by a nameless voice on the radio, Ben must hold out hope that his town's missing sparrows will return with everyone's souls before the glass plague takes them away forever.

    ISBN: 9780316450904
    Publication date: 05/05/2020
    Price: $17.99
    Author: Kirchmeier, Kurt
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
  • Absolute Book
    Absolute Book
    Taryn Cornick believes that the past is behind her - her sister's death by violence, and her own ill-concieved revenge. She has chosen to live a life more professional than personal. She has written a book about the things that threaten libraries - insects, damp, light, fire, carelessness and uncaring. The book is a success, but not all of the attention it brings her is good.

    There are questions about a fire in the library at Princes Gate, her grandparents' house, and about an ancient scroll box known as the Firestarter. A policeman, Jacob Berger, has questions about a cold case. There are threatening phone calls. And a shadowy young man named Shift appears, bringing his shadows with him. Taryn, Jacob, Shift - three people are driven towards a reckoning felt in more than one world.

    The Absolute Book is an epic fantasy, intimate in tone. A book where hidden treasures are recovered; where wicked things people think they've shaken from their trails find their scent again. A book about beautiful societies founded on theft and treachery, and one in which dead sisters are a living force. It is a book of journeys and returns, set in London, Norfolk, and the Wye Valley; in Auckland, New Zealand; in the Island of Apples and Summer Road of the Sidhe; at Hell's Gate; in the Tacit with its tombs; and in the hospitals and train stations of Purgatory.

    Cover: Catherine Nelson, Lost (2014).

    `The master is present. To read Knox on such a huge canvas - to be immersed in her worlds, wrapped in her intelligence and craft so completely - is an experience not be missed. Lessing, Le Guin, Knox - books where the best hearts meet the best minds meet the best imaginations are few and far between. The Absolute Book is a triumph of fantasy grounded in the reality and challenges of the moment we live in.' -Pip Adam

    ISBN: 9781776562305
    Publication date: 12/09/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Knox, Elizabeth
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Absolution
    Absolution
    The new novel from the internationally bestselling, prizewinning, queen of Icelandic crime.

    All he wants is for them to say sorry.

    The police find out about the crime the way everyone does: on Snapchat. The video shows the terrified victim begging for forgiveness. When her body is found, it is marked with a number 2...

    Detective Huldar joins the investigation, bringing child psychologist Freyja on board to help question the murdered teenager's friends. Soon, they uncover that Stella was far from the angel people claim - but even so, who could have hated her enough to kill?

    Then another teenager goes missing, and more clips are sent. Freyja and Huldar can agree on two things at least: the truth is far from simple. And the killer is not done yet.

    A brilliantly suspenseful story about the dark side of social media, The Absolution will make you wonder what you should have said sorry for...

    ISBN: 9781473621633
    Publication date: 23/01/2020
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Sigurdardottir, Yrsa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Abstainer
    Abstainer
    The rebels will be hanged at dawn, and their brotherhood is already plotting revenge.

    Manchester, 1867: Stephen Doyle, an Irish-American veteran of the Civil War, arrives from New York with a thirst for blood. He has joined the Fenians, a secret society intent on ending British rule in Ireland by any means necessary. Head Constable James O'Connor has fled grief and drink in Dublin for a sober start in Manchester. His job is to discover and thwart the Fenians' plans whatever they might be. When a long-lost nephew returns from America and arrives on O'Connor's doorstep looking for work, he cannot foresee the way his fragile new life will be imperilled - and how his and Doyle's fates will be intertwined.

    In this propulsive tale of the underground war for Irish independence, master storyteller Ian McGuire once again transports readers to a time when blood begot blood. Moving from the dirt and uproar of industrial Manchester to the quiet hills of Pennsylvania, The Abstainer is a searing novel in which two men, haunted by their pasts and driven forward by the need for justice and retribution, must fight for life and legacy.

    Praise for The North Water, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016

    ISBN: 9781471163609
    Publication date: 30/04/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Mcguire, Ian
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Accidental
    Accidental
    The Smart family's lacklustre holiday in Norwich is turned upside down when a beguiling stranger called Amber appears, bringing with her love, joy, pain and upheaval. The Smarts try to make sense of their bewildering emotions as Amber tramples over family boundaries and forces them to think about their world and themselves in an entirely new way. The Accidental is at once a mysterious web of secret identities and a ruthlessly honest look at the silent cracks that can develop unnoticed in relationships over time.

    ISBN: 9780241989111
    Publication date: 23/07/2020
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Smith, Ali
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
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