• & the Mountains Echoed
    & the Mountains Echoed
    ISBN: 9781408842454
    Title: & the Mountains Echoed

    Ten-year-old Abdullah would do anything for his younger sister. In a life of poverty and struggle, with no mother to care for them, Pari is the only person who brings Abdullah happiness. For her, he will trade his only pair of shoes to give her a feather for her treasured collection. When their father sets off with Pari across the desert to Kabul in search of work, Abdullah is determined not to be separated from her.Neither brother nor sister know what this fateful journey will bring them. And the Mountains Echoed is a deeply moving epic of heartache, hope and, above all, the unbreakable bonds of love.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • & the Mountains Echoed
    & the Mountains Echoed
    ISBN: 9781526604637
    Title: & the Mountains Echoed

    & It begins in 1952. Ten-year-old Abdullah and his younger sister, Pari, are everything to each other. What happens to them, at the despairing hand of their father, will test the unshakable bonds of family and irrevocably change not just their own lives, but those of multiple generations.

    In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Khaled Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honour, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe--from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek Island of Tinos--the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • & Their Children after Them
    & Their Children after Them
    ISBN: 9781529303834
    Title: & Their Children after Them

    August 1992. Fourteen-year old Anthony and his cousin decide to steal a canoe to fight their all-consuming boredom on a lazy summer afternoon. Their simple act of defiance will lead to Anthony's first love and his first real summer - that one summer that comes to define everything that follows.

    Over four sultry summers in the 1990s, Anthony and his friends grow up in a France trapped between nostalgia and decline, decency and rage, desperate to escape their small town, the scarred countryside and grey council estates, for a more hopeful future.

    Winner of the Goncourt Prize and praised for its portrayal of people living on the margins of French society, Nicolas Mathieu's eloquent novel becomes a mirror for the struggles of society today.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
    10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
    ISBN: 9780241979464
    Title: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
    Author: SHAFAK ELIF

    Shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize
    Named a Best Book of the Year by Bookpage, NPR, Washington Post, and The Economist

    A moving novel on the power of friendship in our darkest times, from internationally renowned writer and speaker Elif Shafak.

    In the pulsating moments after she has been murdered and left in a dumpster outside Istanbul, Tequila Leila enters a state of heightened awareness. Her heart has stopped beating but her brain is still active-for 10 minutes 38 seconds. While the Turkish sun rises and her friends sleep soundly nearby, she remembers her life-and the lives of others, outcasts like her.

    Tequila Leila's memories bring us back to her childhood in the provinces, a highly oppressive milieu with religion and traditions, shaped by a polygamous family with two mothers and an increasingly authoritarian father. Escaping to Istanbul, Leila makes her way into the sordid industry of sex trafficking, finding a home in the city's historic Street of Brothels. This is a dark, violent world, but Leila is tough and open to beauty, light, and the essential bonds of friendship.

    In Tequila Leila's death, the secrets and wonders of modern Istanbul come to life, painted vividly by the captivating tales of how Leila came to know and be loved by her friends. As her epic journey to the afterlife comes to an end, it is her chosen family who brings her story to a buoyant and breathtaking conclusion.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window & Disappeared
    100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window & Disappeared
    ISBN: 9781743317938
    Title: 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window & Disappeared

    After a long and eventful life Allan Karlsson is moved to a nursing home to await the inevitable. But his health refuses to fail and as his 100th birthday looms a huge party is planned. Allan wants no part of it and decides to climb out the window... Charming and funny; a European publishing phenomenon. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin. His one-hundredth birthday party to be precise. The Mayor will be there. The press will be there. But, as it turns out, Allan will not . . . Escaping (in his slippers) through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving a suitcase full of cash, a few thugs, a very friendly hot-dog stand operator, a few deaths, an elephant and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, Allan's earlier life is revealed. A life in which - remarkably - he played a key role behind the scenes in some of the momentous events of the twentieth century. The One Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is a charming, warm and funny novel, beautifully woven with history and politics.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • 11 22 63
    11 22 63
    ISBN: 9781444727333
    Title: 11 22 63
    Author: KING STEPHEN

    In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer; takes readers on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it. It begins with Jake Epping, a thirty-five-year-old English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching GED classes. He asks his students to write about an event that changed their lives, and one essay blows him away a gruesome, harrowing story about the night more than fifty years ago when Harry Dunning's father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer. Reading the essay is a watershed moment for Jake, his life like Harry's, like America's in 1963 turning on a dime. Not much later his friend Al, who owns the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958. And Al enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake's new life as George Amberson, in a different world of Ike and JFK and Elvis, of big American cars and sock hops and cigarette smoke everywhere. From the dank little city of Derry, Maine (where there's Dunning business to conduct), to the warmhearted small town of Jodie, Texas, where Jake falls dangerously in love, every turn is leading eventually, of course, to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and to Dallas, where the past becomes heart-stoppingly suspenseful, and where history might not be history anymore. Time-travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
    13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
    ISBN: 9781789540826
    Title: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
    Author: AWAD MONA

    'A beautiful, necessary book' ROXANE GAY.
    'Echoes of Margaret Atwood's The Edible Woman' IRISH TIMES.

    Lizzie doesn't like the way she looks. Though she dates guys online, she's afraid to send pictures: no-one wants a fat girl.

    So Lizzie starts to lose weight. With punishing drive she counts almonds consumed and pounds dropped, navigating double-edged validation from her mother, her friends, her husband and her own reflection in the mirror. But no matter how much she loses, will she ever see herself as anything other than a fat girl?

    In this darkly funny, deeply resonant novel, Mona Awad delivers a tender and moving depiction of a lovably difficult young woman whose life is hijacked by her struggle to conform.

    'Devastating' EMERALD STREET.
    'Honest, searing and necessary' ELLE.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • 1984
    ISBN: 9781925355765
    Title: 1984

    En el a#65533;o 1984 Londres es una ciudad l#65533;gubre en la que la Polic#65533;a del Pensamiento controla de forma asfixiante la vida de los ciudadanos. Winston Smith es un pe#65533;n de este engranaje perverso, su cometido es reescribir la historia para adaptarla a lo que el Partido considera la versi#65533;n oficial de los hechos... hasta que decide replantearse la verdad del sistema que los gobierna y somete.

    #65533;Desde El proceso de Kafka ninguna obra fant#65533;stica ha alcanzado el horror l#65533;gico de 1984.#65533;
    Arthur Koestler ENGLISH DESCRIPTION "War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength". Winston Smith rewrites history for the Ministry of Truth, but when he's handed a note that says simply "I love you" by a woman he hardly knows, he decides to risk everything in a search for the real truth. This book is a dramatic adaptation of the classic novel.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
  • 1984
    ISBN: 9780241416419
    Title: 1984

    War is peace.
    Freedom is slavery.
    Ignorance is strength.

    The classic story of a society that controls your every move and thought and a man, Winston, who comes to realise the oppression he is living under.

    Now with a stunningly sinister cover by Nathan Burton.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • 1984 & Animal Farm
    1984 & Animal Farm
    ISBN: 9781925603040
    Title: 1984 & Animal Farm

    Two of the greatest and most influential works of the twentieth century, together in one edition: 1984, with an introduction by Charlotte Wood, and Animal Farm, with an introduction by Don Watson.

    George Orwell's novels about the dangers of tyranny, the corruption of the state and the enslavement of the individual are essential reading. In an era of doublespeak, they remain chillingly prophetic.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • 1984 (Penguin Modern Library)
    1984 (Penguin Modern Library)
    ISBN: 9780241341650
    Title: 1984 (Penguin Modern Library)

    Who controls the past controls the future- who controls the present controls the past.'

    Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal.

    The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
  • 2666
    ISBN: 9780330447430
    Title: 2666

    The epic novel that defined one of Latin America's greatest writers and his unique vision of the 20th century. Santa Teresa, on the Mexico-US border, is an urban sprawl that draws in lost souls. Among them are three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; and a police detective in love with an elusive older woman. But there is darker side still to the town. It is an emblem of corruption, violence and decadence, and one from which, over the course of a decade, hundreds of women have mysteriously, often brutally, disappeared... Conceived on an astonishing scale, and - in the last years of Roberto Bolano's life - with burning, visionary commitment, 2666 has been greeted around the world as his masterpiece, surpassing even his previous work in inventiveness, imagination, beauty and scope.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
  • 4 3 2 1
    4 3 2 1
    ISBN: 9780571324651
    Title: 4 3 2 1
    Author: AUSTER PAUL

    Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
    A New York Times Bestseller - A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
    A Boston Globe Bestseller - A National Indiebound Bestseller
    The Millions's "Most Anticipated;" Vulture's "Most Exciting Book Releases for 2017;" The Washington Post's Books to Read in 2017; Chicago Tribune's "Books We're Excited About in 2017;"
    Town & Country's "5 Books to Start Off 2017 the Right Way;" Read it Forward, Favorite Reads of January 2017

    "An epic bildungsroman . . . . Original and complex . . . . A monumental assemblage of competing and complementary fictions, a novel that contains multitudes."
    --Tom Perrotta, The New York Times Book Review

    "A stunningly ambitious novel, and a pleasure to read. . . . An incredibly moving, true journey."--NPR

    Paul Auster's greatest, most heartbreaking and satisfying novel--a sweeping and surprising story of birthright and possibility, of love and of life itself.

    Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Athletic skills and sex lives and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Each Ferguson falls under the spell of the magnificent Amy Schneiderman, yet each Amy and each Ferguson have a relationship like no other. Meanwhile, readers will take in each Ferguson's pleasures and ache from each Ferguson's pains, as the mortal plot of each Ferguson's life rushes on.

    As inventive and dexterously constructed as anything Paul Auster has ever written, yet with a passion for realism and a great tenderness and fierce attachment to history and to life itself that readers have never seen from Auster before. 4 3 2 1 is a marvelous and unforgettably affecting tour de force.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • 7th Function of Language
    7th Function of Language
    ISBN: 9781784703196
    Title: 7th Function of Language

    'One of the funniest, most riotously inventive and enjoyable novels you'll read this year' - Observer

    'The most outrageously entertaining novel of the year... A joy' - Philip Hensher

    Roland Barthes is knocked down in a Paris street by a laundry van. It's February 1980 and he has just come from lunch with Francois Mitterrand, a slippery politician locked in a battle for the Presidency. Barthes dies soon afterwards. History tells us it was an accident.

    But what if it were an assassination? What if Barthes was carrying a document of unbelievable, global importance? A document explaining the seventh function of language - an idea so powerful it gives whoever masters it the ability to convince anyone, in any situation, to do anything.

    Police Captain Jacques Bayard and his reluctant accomplice Simon Herzog set off on a chase that takes them from the corridors of power and academia to backstreet saunas and midnight rendezvous. What they discover is a worldwide conspiracy involving the President, murderous Bulgarians and a secret international debating society.

    In the world of intellectuals and politicians, everyone is a suspect. Who can you trust when the idea of truth itself is at stake?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Abigail
    ISBN: 9780857058485
    Title: Abigail

    A cult coming-of-age novel by the author of THE DOOR and KATALIN STREET.

    Magda Szabo's Abigail is the most widely read of all her novels in her native Hungary. Now, fifty years after its original publication, it appears in English for the first time.

    Gina, the only child of a widowed general, lives a cosseted and carefree existence in Budapest, even in the shadow of the Second World War. When the general sends her to girls' boarding school in Debrecen, in the east of the country, she is devastated. Her belongings are taken away on arrival, and she is initiated into the peculiar rites of her peers. She soon finds herself ostracized and, desperately unhappy, tries to escape.

    When brought back to the school, all she can do is entrust her fate to the legendary and mysterious Abigail, a statue of a woman in the school grounds, to whom the pupils confide their troubles in handwritten messages. But who is the mystifying figure behind Abigail, who wishes her well? Eventually Gina achieves hard-won solidarity in a restrictive environment, and begins to discover her place in the world.

    Rich in imagery, and with Gina's internal world beautifully realised, Abigail is a tale of suspense and revelation in a shifting world where things are often not quite as they first seem.

    Translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • About Grace
    About Grace
    ISBN: 9780007146994
    Title: About Grace

    The first novel by the author of the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 "New York Times" bestseller "All the Light We Cannot See," one of the most beautiful, wise, and compelling debuts of recent times.
    David Winkler begins life in Anchorage, Alaska, a quiet boy drawn to the volatility of weather and obsessed with snow. Sometimes he sees things before they happen a man carrying a hatbox will be hit by a bus; Winkler will fall in love with a woman in a supermarket. When David dreams that his infant daughter will drown in a flood as he tries to save her, he comes undone. He travels thousands of miles, fleeing family, home, and the future itself, to deny the dream.
    On a Caribbean island, destitute, alone, and unsure if his child has survived or his wife can forgive him, David is sheltered by a couple with a daughter of their own. Ultimately it is she who will pull him back into the world, to search for the people he left behind.
    Doerr's characters are full of grief and longing, but also replete with grace. His compassion for human frailty is extraordinarily moving. In luminous prose, he writes about the power and beauty of nature and about the tiny miracles that transform our lives. "About Grace" is heartbreaking, radiant, and astonishingly accomplished."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Absolutely Remarkable Thing
    Absolutely Remarkable Thing
    ISBN: 9781473224209
    Title: Absolutely Remarkable Thing
    Author: GREEN HANK


    "Sparkling with mystery, humor and the uncanny, this is a fun read. But beneath its effervescent tone, more complex themes are at play." --San Francisco Chronicle

    In his wildly entertaining debut novel, Hank Green--cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow--spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined.

    The Carls just appeared.

    Roaming through New York City at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship--like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor--April and her best friend, Andy, make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day, April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world--from Beijing to Buenos Aires--and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight.

    Seizing the opportunity to make her mark on the world, April now has to deal with the consequences her new particular brand of fame has on her relationships, her safety, and her own identity. And all eyes are on April to figure out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us.

    Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring for the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye. The beginning of an exciting fiction career, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a bold and insightful novel of now.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00

  • Accidental
    ISBN: 9780141010397
    Title: Accidental
    Author: SMITH ALI

    Barefoot, thirty-something Amber shows up at the door of a Norfolk cottage that the Smarts are renting for the summer, insinuating herself into their family. Dazzled by her seeming exoticism, the Smarts begin to examine the accidents of their lives under the searing lens of Amber's perceptions. When the mother Eve finally banishes her from the cottage, Amber disappears from their sight, but not-as they find when they return home to London-from their profoundly altered lives. Fearlessly intelligent, disarmingly playful, The Accidental is a Joycean tour-de-force of literary improvisation that explores the nature of truth, the role of chance, and the transformative power of storytelling.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man
    Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man
    ISBN: 9780008275570
    Title: Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man

    The hysterical, clever, and unforgettable sequel to Jonas Jonasson's international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared.

    He's back. Even older. Even funnier.

    It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they're not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that the captain of the ship would be harboring a suitcase full of contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for Kim Jong-un. Yikes

    Soon Allan and Julius are at the center of a complex diplomatic crisis involving world figures from the Swedish foreign minister to Angela Merkel and President Trump. Needless to say, things are about to get very, very complicated.

    Another hilarious, witty, and entertaining novel from bestselling author Jonas Jonasson that will have readers howling out-loud at the escapades and misfortunes of its beloved hundred-year-old hero Allan Karlsson and his irresistible sidekick Julius.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Act of Grace
    Act of Grace
    ISBN: 9781863959551
    Title: Act of Grace
    Author: KRIEN ANNA

    The exhilarating debut novel from the award-winning author of Night Games.

    Australian soldier Toohey returns from Baghdad in 2003 with shrapnel in his neck, crippled by PTSD and white-knuckling life. In the Iraq of a decade earlier, aspiring pianist Nasim falls from favour with Saddam Hussein and his psychopathic son Uday, triggering a perilous search for safety. In Melbourne as the millennium turns, Robbie, faced with her father's dementia and the family silences that may never find voice, tests boundaries. And in the present day, Gerry seeks to escape his father Toohey's tyranny and heal its wounds.

    These characters' worlds intertwine across time and place, in a brilliant story of fear and sacrifice, trauma and survival, and what people will do to outrun the shadows. Crossing the frontiers of war, protest and cultural reconciliation, Act of Grace is a meditation on inheritance- the damage that one generation bestows upon the next, and the potential for transformation.

    This is a searing, powerful and utterly original work by an exceptional Australian writer. It will leave you changed.

    'Act of Graceis extraordinary. What a voice Anna has ... visceral, haunting and each word so carefully chosen.' -Catherine Drayton

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Actress
    ISBN: 9781787332072
    Title: Actress
    Author: ENRIGHT ANNE

    From the Booker-winning Irish author, a brilliant and moving novel about fame, sexual power, and a daughter's search to understand her mother's hidden truths

    This is the story of Irish theatre legend Katherine O'Dell, as told by her daughter Norah. It tells of early stardom in Hollywood, of highs and lows on the stages of Dublin and London's West End. Katherine's life is a grand performance, with young Norah watching from the wings.

    But this romance between mother and daughter cannot survive Katherine's past, or the world's damage. As Norah uncovers her mother's secrets, she acquires a few of her own. Then, fame turns to infamy when Katherine decides to commit a bizarre crime.

    Actress is about a daughter's search for the truth- the dark secret in the bright star, and what drove Katherine finally mad.

    Brilliantly capturing the glamour of post-war America and the shabbiness of 1970s Dublin, Actress is an intensely moving, disturbing novel about mothers and daughters and the men in their lives. A scintillating examination of the corrosive nature of celebrity, it is also a sad and triumphant tale of freedom from bad love, and from the avid gaze of the crowd.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Adele
    ISBN: 9780571331963
    Title: Adele

    From the bestselling author of Lullaby

    'Riveting.' Evening Standard

    'Explosive.' Mail on Sunday

    'Thrilling.' Sunday Times

    'A must-read.' Vogue

    Her obsessions devour her. She is helpless to stop them...

    Adèle has a seemingly enviable life. She is a respected journalist, living in a flawless Paris apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son. But beneath the veneer of 'having it all', Adèle is bored. She begins to orchestrate her life around one-night stands and extramarital affairs, arriving late to work and lying to her husband about where she's been, until her compulsions threaten to consume her altogether.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Adequate Yearly Progress: A Novel
    Adequate Yearly Progress: A Novel
    ISBN: 9781982135027
    Title: Adequate Yearly Progress: A Novel

    A debut novel told with humor, intelligence, and heart, a "funny but insightful look at teachers in the workplace...reminiscent of the TV show The Office but set in an urban high school" (The Washington Post), perfect for fans of Tom Perrotta and Laurie Gelman.Roxanna Elden's "laugh-out-loud funny satire" (Forbes) is a brilliantly entertaining and moving look at our education system. Each new school year brings familiar challenges to Brae Hill Valley, a struggling high school in one the biggest cities in Texas. But the teachers also face plenty of personal challenges and this year, they may finally spill over into the classroom. English teacher Lena Wright, a spoken-word poet, can never seem to truly connect with her students. Hernan D. Hernandez is confident in front of his biology classes, but tongue-tied around the woman he most wants to impress. Down the hall, math teacher Maybelline Galang focuses on the numbers as she struggles to parent her daughter, while Coach Ray hustles his troubled football team toward another winning season. Recording it all is idealistic second-year history teacher Kaytee Mahoney, whose anonymous blog gains new readers by the day as it drifts ever further from her in-class reality. And this year, a new superintendent is determined to leave his own mark on the school--even if that means shutting the whole place down.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Adjustment Day
    Adjustment Day
    ISBN: 9781784708849
    Title: Adjustment Day

    "An irreverent satirical fantasy about a sudden and violent upheaval.... Think Tom Robbins channeling Jonathan Swift." David Takami, Seattle Times

    Adjustment Day is an ingenious darkly comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war to control the burgeoning population of young males, while working-class men dream of burying the elites. Adjustment Day's arrival makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Adults
    ISBN: 9780008334604
    Title: Adults

    'DAZZLING' Marian Keyes, 'HILARIOUS' Dolly Alderton, 'TENDER' Jessie Burton, 'MAGNIFICENT' Daisy Buchanan, 'INCREDIBLE' Candice Carty Williams, 'MOVING' Laura Jane Williams, 'BRILLIANT' Nikesh Shukla, 'I LOVED IT' Sam Baker, 'PAINFULLY TRUE' Kate Davies

    Jenny is unloved, unemployable and emotionally unfiltered. Her long-suffering friends seem sick of her and whilst her social media portrays her life as a bed of roses, it is more of a dying succulent.

    Adults is what you want it to be. A misadventure of maturity, a satire on our age of self-promotion, a tender look at the impossibility of womanhood, a love story, a riot. And Emma Jane Unsworth is the only voice to hear it from. Adults is excruciating, a gut punch of hilarity and a book laden with truth that you will read again and again.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Adventures of China Iron
    Adventures of China Iron
    ISBN: 9781916465664
    Title: Adventures of China Iron

    1872. The pampas of Argentina. China is a young woman eking out an existence in a remote gaucho encampment. After her no-good husband is conscripted into the army, China bolts
    for freedom, setting off on a wagon journey through the pampas in the company of her new-found friend Liz, a settler from Scotland. While Liz provides China with a sentimental education and schools her in the nefarious ways of the British Empire, their eyes are opened to the wonders of Argentina’s richly diverse flora and fauna, cultures and languages, as well as to the ruthless violence involved in nation-building.
    This subversive retelling of Argentina’s foundational gaucho epic, Martín Fierro, is a celebration of the colour and movement of the living world, the open road, love and sex, and the dream of lasting freedom. With humour and sophistication, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara has created a joyful, hallucinatory novel that is also an incisive critique of national origin myths and of the casualties of ruthless progress.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World
    Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World
    ISBN: 9781250160249
    Title: Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World
    Author: DOYLE BRIAN

    "An affectionate homage...a loving reconstruction of an era of storytelling now lost." --The New York Times

    "[A] triumph...If a writer is going to put on Stevenson's voice, he'd better, as the poets say, 'bring it.' Reader, Doyle has brought it...Adventures is a tonic for our bitter times." --Washington Post

    The young Robert Louis Stevenson, living in a boarding house in San Francisco in the 19th century while waiting for his beloved's divorce from her feckless husband, dreamed of writing a soaring novel about his landlady's adventurous and globe-trotting husband--but he never got around to it. And very soon thereafter he was married, headed home to Scotland, and on his way to becoming the most famous novelist in the world, after writing such classics asTreasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,and Kidnapped.

    But now Brian Doyle brings Stevenson's untold tale to life, braiding the adventures of seaman John Carson with those of a young Stevenson, wandering the streets of San Francisco, gathering material for his fiction, and yearning for his beloved across the bay. An adventure tale, an elegy to one of the greatest writers of our language, a time-traveling plunge into The City by the Bay during its own energetic youth,The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World is entertaining, poignant, and sensual.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Adversary
    ISBN: 9780143796640
    Title: Adversary
    Author: SCOTT RONNIE

    'I was an agent of Dan, a captive of his, really. I went where he wanted me, and did as he wanted, and for a long time, in this way, I was happy.'

    It's been a long winter in a creaky house in Brunswick, where a young man has devoted himself to recreational showers, staring at his phone, and speculating on the activities of his best friend and housemate, Dan. But now summer is coming, and Dan has found a boyfriend and a job, so the young man is being pushed out into the world, in search of friendship and love.

    The Adversary is a sticky summer novel about young people exploring their sexuality and their sociability, where everything smells like sunscreen and tastes like beer, but affections and alliances have consequences. It asks what kinds of stories are possible - or desirable - for which kinds of friendships, and what happens when you follow those stories to their natural conclusions.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Aetherial Worlds
    Aetherial Worlds
    ISBN: 9781911547358
    Title: Aetherial Worlds

    A collection of stories about love, death, freedom, childhood, loneliness, the dreamlike nature of art, and the truth behind fiction, written over the last decade and now translated into English for the first time. From one of contemporary Russia's finest writers, a spellbinding collection of eighteen stories, her first to be translated into English in more than twenty years. Tolstaya's ecstatic, witty and witchy imagination is in full force in autobiographical stories of delivering telegrams in Soviet Russia, conducting an affair with a man who may or may not exist, imagining a world without Italy ('Nothing, nothing exists - there is no pasta, no Fellini, no pizza...) and, in the central story, recounting memories of summers spent in the family dacha and a time lost forever. Beginning in Soviet Russia and setting off across the globe from Italy to France, Crete to America, this is a masterful collection by a brilliantly original writer. 'Everything in this generous writer's hands is vivid and alive.' - Joy Williams

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • African Trilogy: Things Fall Apart; Arrow of God; No Longer at Ease
    African Trilogy: Things Fall Apart; Arrow of God; No Longer at Ease
    ISBN: 9780143131342
    Title: African Trilogy: Things Fall Apart; Arrow of God; No Longer at Ease

    Chinua Achebe is considered the father of modern African literature, the writer who "opened the magic casements of African fiction." The African Trilogy--comprised of Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God, and No Longer at Ease--is his magnum opus. In these masterly novels, Achebe brilliantly imagines the lives of three generations of an African community as their world is upended by the forces of colonialism from the first arrival of the British to the waning days of empire.

    The trilogy opens with the groundbreaking Things Fall Apart, the tale of Okonkwo, a hero in his village, whose clashes with missionaries--coupled with his own tragic pride--lead to his fall from grace. Arrow of God takes up the ongoing conflict between continuity and change as Ezeulu, the headstrong chief priest, finds his authority is under threat from rivals and colonial functionaries. But he believes himself to be untouchable and is determined to lead his people, even if it is towards their own destruction. Finally, in No Longer at Ease, Okonkwo's grandson, educated in England, returns to a civil-service job in Lagos, only to see his morality erode as he clings to his membership in the ruling elite.

    Drawing on the traditional Igbo tales of Achebe's youth, The African Trilogy is a literary landmark, a mythic and universal tale of modern Africa. As Toni Morrison wrote, "African literature is incomplete and unthinkable without the works of Chinua Achebe. For passion, intellect and crystalline prose, he is unsurpassed."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00

  • After Dark
    After Dark
    ISBN: 9780099506249
    Title: After Dark

    The midnight hour approaches in an almost empty all-night diner. Mari sips her coffee and glances up from a book as a young man, a musician, intrudes on her solitude. Both have missed the last train home. The musician has plans to rehearse with his jazz band all night, Mari is equally unconcerned and content to read, smoke and drink coffee until dawn. They realise they've been acquainted through Eri, Mari's beautiful sister. The musician soon leaves with a promise to return before dawn. Shortly afterwards Mari will be interrupted a second time by a girl from the Alphaville Hotel; a Chinese prostitute has been hurt by a client, the girl has heard Mari speaks fluent Chinese and requests her help. Meanwhile Eri is at home and sleeps a deep, heavy sleep that is 'too perfect, too pure' to be normal; pulse and respiration at the lowest required level. She has been in this soporfic state for two months; Eri has become the classic myth a sleeping beauty. But tonight as the digital clock displays 00:00 a faint electrical crackle is perceptible, a hint of life flickers across the TV screen, though the television's plug has been pulled. Murakami, acclaimed master of the surreal, returns with a stunning new novel, where the familiar can become unfamiliar after midnight, even to those that thrive in small hours. With After Dark we journey beyond the twilight. Strange nocturnal happenings, or a trick of the night?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • After Me Comes the Flood
    After Me Comes the Flood
    ISBN: 9781781259559
    Title: After Me Comes the Flood
    Author: PERRY SARAH

    From the #1 bestselling, prize-winning author of The Essex SerpentLonglisted for the Guardian First Book Award and Winner of the East Anglian Book of the Year Award 2014One hot summer's day, John Cole decides to leave his life behind. He shuts up the bookshop no one ever comes to and drives out of London. When his car breaks down and he becomes lost on an isolated road, he goes looking for help, and stumbles into the grounds of a grand but dilapidated house. Its residents welcome him with open arms - but there's more to this strange community than meets the eye. They all know him by name, they've prepared a room for him, and claim to have been waiting for him all along. As nights and days pass John finds himself drawn into a baffling menagerie. There is Hester, their matriarchal, controlling host; Alex and Claire, siblings full of child-like wonder and delusions; the mercurial Eve; Elijah - a faithless former preacher haunted by the Bible; and chain-smoking Walker, wreathed in smoke and hostility. Who are these people? And what do they intend for John? Elegant, gently sinister and psychologically complex, After Me Comes The Flood is the haunting, hypnotic debut novel by the author of The Essex Serpent.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • After Midnight
    After Midnight
    ISBN: 9780241391822
    Title: After Midnight
    Author: KEUN IRMGARD

    Nineteen-year-old Sanna just wants to drink her beer in peace, but that's difficult when Hitler has come to town and his motorcade is blocking the streets of Frankfurt. And now life seems more complicated every day. Her best friend Gerti is in love with a Jewish boy, her brother writes books that have been put on a black list and her own aunt may denounce her to the authorities at any moment...

    Keun's masterpiece, written after she had fled Nazi Germany, captures the hysteria and horror of the era with devastating vividness and redemptive humour.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • After the Blue Hour
    After the Blue Hour
    ISBN: 9780802125897
    Title: After the Blue Hour
    Author: RECHY JOHN

    John Rechy's first novel, City of Night, an international bestseller, is considered a modern classic. Subsequent work asserts his place among America's most important writers. The author's most daring work, After the Blue Hour is narrated by a twenty-four-year-old writer named John Rechy. Fleeing a turbulent life in Los Angeles, he accepts an invitation to a private island from an admirer of his work. There, he joins Paul, his imposing host in his late thirties, his beautiful mistress, and his precocious teenage son. Browsing Paul's library and conversing together on the deck about literature and film during the spell of evening's "blue hour," John feels surcease, until, with unabashed candor, Paul shares intimate details of his life. Through cunning seductive charm, he married and divorced an ambassador's daughter and the heiress to a vast fortune. Avoiding identifying his son's mother, he reveals an affinity for erotic "dangerous games." With intimations of past decadence and menace, an abandoned island nearby arouses tense fascination over the group. As "games" veer toward violence, secrets surface in startling twists and turns. Explosive confrontation becomes inevitable.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
  • After the Party
    After the Party
    ISBN: 9780241327739
    Title: After the Party

    'Had it not been for my weakness, someone who is now dead could still be alive. That is what I believed and consequently lived with every day in prison.'

    It is the summer of 1938 and Phyllis Forrester has returned to England after years abroad. Moving into her sister's grand country house, she soon finds herself entangled in a new world of idealistic beliefs and seemingly innocent friendships. Fevered talk of another war infiltrates their small, privileged circle, giving way to a thrilling solution- a great and charismatic leader, who will restore England to its former glory.

    At a party hosted by her new friends, Phyllis lets down her guard for a single moment, with devastating consequences. Years later, Phyllis, alone and embittered, recounts the dramatic events which led to her imprisonment and changed the course of her life forever.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • After the Quake
    After the Quake
    ISBN: 9780099448563
    Title: After the Quake

    The economy was booming. People had more money than they knew what to do with. And then the earthquake struck. For the characters in After the Quake, the Kobe earthquake is an echo from a past they buried long ago. Satsuki has spent thirty years hating one man: a lover who destroyed her chances of having children. Did her desire for revenge cause the earthquake? Junpei's estranged parents live in Kobe. Should he contact them? Miyake left his family in Kobe to make midnight bonfires on a beach hundreds of miles away. Fourteen-year-old Sala has nightmares that the Earthquake Man is trying to stuff her inside a little box. Katagiri returns home to find a giant frog in his apartment on a mission to save Tokyo from a massive burrowing worm. 'When he gets angry, he causes earthquakes,' says Frog. 'And right now he is very, very angry.' This new collection of stories, from one of the world's greatest living writers, dissects the violence beneath the surface of modern Japan.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • After You
    After You
    ISBN: 9781405909075
    Title: After You
    Author: MOYES JOJO

    Lou Clark has lots of questions.
    Like how it is she's ended up working in an airport bar.
    Whether her family can ever forgive her.
    And will she ever get over the love of her life.
    What she knows for certain is that something has to change.
    Then it does.
    But does the stranger on her doorstep hold the answers Lou is searching for?
    Close the door and life continues- simple, ordered, safe.
    Open it and she risks everything.
    But Lou once made a promise to live. And if she's going to keep it, she has to invite them in . . .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Aftershocks
    ISBN: 9781786496058
    Title: Aftershocks
    Author: WILSON A N

    "It's unlikely that a more intelligent, amusing and yet disturbing novel will appear this autumn." Scotsman

    On The Island, just as on many other islands, marriages are unhappy, people fall in love and the seasons pass. The town of Aberdeen is no different, until the earthquakes. These seismic ripples tear down houses, forge bonds, and shake the foundations of humanity and religion. And in the midst of it all, Nellie and Ingrid fall in love.

    In Aftershocks A. N. Wilson offers a portrait of nature, death and morality. Moved by the real losses of the Christchurch earthquake, this is an extraordinary novel about a community profoundly linked to the land it lives on.

    "Witty, erudite and artful." Spectator

    Country & Townhouse's the best books for Christmas, 2018

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Agatha
    ISBN: 9781529361377
    Title: Agatha

    A psychiatrist is counting down towards his upcoming retirement. He lives alone in his childhood home and has neither friends nor family.

    Often, he resorts to drawing bird caricatures of his patients instead of taking notes. His social life consists of brief conversations with his meticulous secretary Madame Surrugue, who has reigned over the clinic for more than thirty years. The two of them have no relationship outside the office, where everything runs smoothly and uneventfully.

    Until one day, that is, when a young German woman called Agatha arrives and demands to see the doctor and he soon realizes that underneath her fragile exterior is a strong and fascinating woman. The doctor and Agatha embark upon a course of therapy together, a process that forces the doctor to confront his fear of true intimacy outside the clinic. But is it too late to reconsider your existence as a 71-year-old?

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
  • Age of Innocence
    Age of Innocence
    ISBN: 9780684842370
    Title: Age of Innocence

    The intelligent and charming Newland Archer o a member of one of New York's most prominent families o is living the life that has always been expected of him- he is a successful lawyer engaged to the beautiful and well-connected May Welland. However, with the arrival of May's cousin, the free-spirited and unconventional Countess Ellen Olenska, doubts begin to grow in Newland's mind. As the bond between them grows, Newland comes increasingly to question all that had once seemed so simple.
    An extraordinarily well-observed dissection of New York's high society in the 1870s o the world Edith Wharton grew up in o The Age of Innocence shines a critical light on the social mores and values of the old order.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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