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    Heroes of the Frontier

    Dave Eggers

    A mother and her two young children rent a battered old RV (optimistically christened the 'Chateau') and embark upon a journey through the Alaskan wilderness. A captivating and hilarious novel about family, loss and recovery, and a powerful examination of contemporary American life.

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    The Natural Way of Things

    Charlotte Wood
    In Charlotte Wood's novel, two women awake from a drugged sleep to find themselves imprisoned in an abandoned property in the middle of a desert. A starkly imaginative exploration of contemporary misogyny and corporate control.
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    The Joyce Girl

    Annabel Abbs

    Inspired by the true story of James Joyce's daughter, The Joyce Girl is a compelling account of thwarted ambition and the destructive love of a father. This debut novel won the Impress Prize for New Writers in 2015 and was longlisted for the Bath Novel Award and the Caledonia Novel Award.

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    Between You and Me

    Mary Norris

    Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience to describe some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage—comma faults, danglers, "who" vs. "whom," "that" vs. "which," compound words, gender-neutral language—and her clear explanations of how to handle them.

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    All That Man Is

    David Szalay

    Nine men. Each of them at a different stage of life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving – in the suburbs of Prague, beside a Belgian motorway, in a cheap Cypriot hotel – to understand just what it means to be alive, here and now.

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    The Found Voice

    Denis Sampson
    A new take on the work of a selection of popular contemporary writers drawing attention to the significance of some of their less popular works.
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    Even The Daybreak: 35 Years of Salmon Poetry

    Jessie Lendennie (ed)
    35 Years of Salmon Poetry (1981-2016) celebrates 35 years of innovative Irish and international poetry. The volume contains one previously unpublished poem from each Salmon poet.
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    The Last Days of Summer

    Vanessa Ronan

    After ten years in the Huntsville State Penitentiary, Jasper Curtis returns home to live with his sister and her two daughters. Lizzie does not know who she's letting into her home: the brother she grew up loving or the monster he became.

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    Mothering Sunday

    Graham Swift

    Twenty-two-year-old Jane Fairchild has worked as a maid at an English country house since she was sixteen. For almost all of those years she has been the clandestine lover to Paul Sheringham, young heir of a neighboring house. The two now meet on an unseasonably warm March day—Mothering Sunday—a day that will change Jane’s life forever.

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    What Belongs to You

    Garth Greenwell
    Garth Greenwell's What Belongs to You is a stunning A debut novel about an American expat struggling with his own complicated inheritance while navigating a foreign culture. The story of a man caught between longing and resentment, unable to separate desire from danger, and faced with the impossibility of understanding those he most longs to know.
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    Death Shall Be Dethroned

    Hélène Cixous
    The translation into English of another instalment of Hélène Cixous's ongoing reflection on the profound connection between writing and loss
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    A Fortunate Man

    John Berger
    In A Fortunate Man, Berger's text and the photography of Jean Mohr reveal with extraordinary intensity the life of a remarkable man. It is a portrait of one selfless individual and the rural community for which he became the hub. With a new introduction by writer and GP, Gavin Francis.
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    Thomas and Mary

    Tim Parks
    In this love story in reverse, Tim Parks recounts what happens when youthful devotion has long given way to dog walking, separate bed times, and tensions over who left the fridge door open.
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    The Noise of Time

    Julian Barnes

    Julian Barnes’s first novel since his Booker-winning The Sense of an Ending. A story about the collision of Art and Power, about human compromise, human cowardice and human courage.

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    Quite A Good Time to be Born

    David Lodge
    A memoir charting the evolution of a writer whose works have become classics in his own lifetime.
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    Barefoot Souls

    Maram al-Masri; translated by Theo Dorgan
    Detailing the lives of Syrian women living in Paris, these poems, capturing the unheard voices of women whose lives are suppressed in unimaginable ways, allow us to explore moments never mentioned in the news reports. Potent and never failing to capture the essence of the feminine experience with a remarkable amount of insight.
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    The Seven Good Years

    Etgar Keret

    Over the last seven years Etgar Keret has had plenty of reasons to worry. His son, Lev, was born in the middle of a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv. His father became ill. And he has been constantly tormented by nightmarish visions of the Iranian president Ahmadinejad, anti-Semitic remarks both real and imagined, and, perhaps most worrisome of all, a dogged telemarketer who seems likely to chase him to the grave.

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    Conversations with Miller (Centenary Edition)

    Mel Gussow (Foreword by Richard Eyre)

    New York Times drama critic Mel Gussow first met Arthur Miller in 1963 during rehearsals of After the Fall, the play inspired by Miller’s marriage to Marilyn Monroe. They then met regularly over the following forty years. Conversations with Miller records what was discussed at more than a dozen of these meetings, resulting in a revealing self-portrait of one of the giants of twentieth-century literature.

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    Avenue of Mysteries

    John Irving

    John Irving's new novel is the story of what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, where what happened to him in the past - in Mexico - collides with his future.

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    The Cambridge Companion to Petrarch

    Albert Russell Ascoli and Unn Falkeid
    A wide-ranging study of Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca, 1304–1374), best known for his influential collection of Italian lyric poetry dedicated to his beloved Laura, was also a remarkable classical scholar, a deeply religious thinker and a philosopher of secular ethics.
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