Modern & contemporary fiction

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  • A Clockwork Orange

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    A Clockwork Orange

    In a cult classic that rivals ‘Pulp Fiction’ for its portrayal of violence in the postmodern society, Anthony Burgess’s novel is part horror farce, part social prophecy and part penetrating study of human choice between good and evil.

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  • A good life

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    A good life

    An emotional and uplifting novel from the French Marian Keyes

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  • A Kestrel For A Knave

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    A Kestrel For A Knave

    This is the unsentimental story of the remarkable relationship between the desperate Billy, a friendless boy living in a soulless northern town, and the equally destructive, fierce kestrel, Kes, which he raises from the nest.

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  • A true account

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    A true account

    From New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe comes a daring first-hand account of Hannah Masury’s rousing adventure as one of the most feared and admired sea rovers of all time

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  • An Afterlife for Rosemary Lamb

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    An Afterlife for Rosemary Lamb

    ‘This gripping tale of three women who are suspected in the disappearance of a 9-year-old is a powerful read you won’t want to put down.’ – Pedestrian.tv’An incredible debut full of rich characters and a plot that will keep you guessing. Louise Wolhuter is a writer to watch.’ – J.P. Pomare, author of In The Clearing and The Wrong WomanJessie Else disappeared the summer the Lambs came to Magpie Beach. Not that the two events were connected at all, in reality; only in my own head, in my own world. They marked for me the end of a certain quiet time and the start of a more complicated living.Winifred is a small town full of prejudices and assumptions. Meg and Lily are outsiders who live on its margins at Magpie Beach, where they’ve managed to keep out of each other’s – and everyone else’s – way for years. That is, until Rosemary comes along and draws them into an unlikely friendship. When nine-year-old Jessie Else goes missing, the resident

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  • Antiquity

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    Antiquity

    A story of desire, power, obsession, observation, and taboo. ‘Antiquity’ follows its unnamed narrator, a lonely woman in her thirties who becomes enamoured of a chic older artist, Helena, after interviewing her for a magazine. Helena invites the narrator to join her in the Greek city of Ermoupoli where she summers with her teenage daughter Olga. At first an object of jealousy, Olga morphs into an object of desire as the pull of Helena is transposed onto her daughter and the prospect of becoming someone’s first, if perverse, lover. ‘Antiquity’ probes the depths of memory, power, and the narratives that arrange our experience of the world.

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  • At home with the Templetons

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    At home with the Templetons

    When the Templeton family from England takes up residence in a stately home in Australia, they set the locals talking – and with good reason. From the outside, the seven Templetons seem so unusual – peculiar even. No one is more intrigued by the family than their neighbours, single mother Nina Donovan and her young son, Tom. Before long, the two families’ lives become entwined in unexpected ways, to the delight of Gracie, the youngest of the Templeton daughters. In the years that follow, the relationships between the Templetons and the two Donovans twist and turn in unpredictable and life-changing direction, until a tragedy tears them all apart. What will it take to bring them back together again?

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  • Baumgartner

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    Baumgartner

    Baumgartner’s life has been defined by his deep, abiding love for his wife, Anna. But now Anna is gone, and Baumgartner is embarking on his seventies whilst trying to live with her absence. Rich with compassion, wit and Auster’s keen eye for beauty in the smallest, most transient episodes of ordinary life, ‘Baumgartner’ is a tender late masterpiece of the ache of memory. It asks: why do we find such meaning in certain moments, and forget others?

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  • Beyond summerland

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    Beyond summerland

    The latest book from New York Times bestselling novelist Jenny Lecoat is set in the aftermath of the liberation of Jersey in June 1945 – a page-turning story of what happens to ordinary people in extraordinary times, when faced with the worst of circumstances and the cruellest of choices.

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  • Bright I burn

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    Bright I burn

    In thirteenth-century Ireland, a woman with power is a woman to be feared. When a young Alice Kyteler sees her mother wither under the constraints of family responsibilities, she vows that she will not suffer the same fate. When she discovers she has a flair for making money, she soon builds a flourishing trade. But as her wealth and stature grow, so too do the rumours about her private life. By the time she has moved on to her fourth husband, a blaze of local gossip and resentment culminates in an accusation that could prove fatal. Inspired by the first recorded person in Ireland to have been condemned as a witch, Bright I Burn gives voice to a woman lost to history, who dared to carve her own space in a man’s world.

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  • Bucket list

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    Bucket list

    When pensioner Dot wins the lottery, her newfound friend Max helps her make a bucket list of all the things she’s always wanted to do but never had the chance. Bucket List is a humorous feel-good, life-affirming novel about the power of friendship, community and lemon drizzle cake.

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  • Coin locker babies

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    Coin locker babies

    Two babies are left in a Tokyo station coin locker and survive against the odds, but their lives are forever tainted by this inauspicious start. As they grow up, they join the ranks of Toxitown: a district of addicts, freaks and prostitutes. One becomes a bisexual rock star and looks for his mother, while the other one, an athlete, seeks revenge. This savage story unfolds in a surrealistic whirl of violence.

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  • Comrade Papa

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    Comrade Papa

    Following the death of his parents, Dabilly, a young white man, seeks a life of colonial adventure in the Côte d’Ivoire. It is 1880 and Dabilly joins a beleaguered French general trying to set up trading routes into a coast as yet untouched by colonisation. A century later and a young Black boy born to communist parents in Amsterdam begins to research his family history. When he is sent to Côte d’Ivoire to visit his grandmother, he will discover traces of an ancestor he never knew existed.

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  • Conversations with an octopus (Pre Order)

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    Conversations with an octopus (Pre Order)

    When the body of lecherous landlord, Raj Sumal, washes up on the beach, it’s up to Detectives Jim Paddon and Grace Brown to solve the mystery.

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  • Do not say we have nothing

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    Do not say we have nothing

    In Canada in 1990, ten-year-old Marie and her mother invite a guest into their home. She is Ai-Ming, a young woman from China who has fled following the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square incident. As her relationship with Marie deepens she tells the story of her family in revolutionary China.

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  • Everyone I know is dying

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    Everyone I know is dying

    ‘Sharp and uncompromising? Everyone I Know is Dying is a book that demands to be read’ Joe Gibson, author of Seventeen

    ‘I read every page obsessively? sharp and witty and so delicately crafted’ Elvin Mensah, author of Small Joys

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