• 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 . . . '

    Our brains stay active for ten minutes after our heart stops beating. For Tequila Leila, each minute brings with it a new memory- growing up with her father and his two wives in a grand old house in a quiet Turkish town; watching the women gossip and wax their legs while the men went to mosque; sneaking cigarettes and Western magazines on her way home from school; running away to Istanbul to escape an unwelcome marriage; falling in love with a student who seeks shelter from a riot in the brothel where she works. Most importantly, each memory reminds Leila of the five friends she met along the way - the friends who are now desperately trying to find her.

    ISBN: 9780241293874
    Publication date: 06/06/2019
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Shafak, Elif
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
    10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
    Delayed until August 2020

    '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: $26.00
    Author: Shafak, Elif
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man
    Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man
    The sequel to Jonas Jonasson's international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

    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 harbouring a suitcase full of contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for Kim Jong-un ...

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

    ISBN: 9780008275570
    Publication date: 09/08/2018
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Jonasson, Jonas
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Actress
    Actress
    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.

    ISBN: 9781787332072
    Publication date: 01/06/2020
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Enright, Anne
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Actresses
    Actresses
    They all met again at the Drama School Reunion: the Hollywood celebrity, the out-of-work soap star, the understudy, the Shakespearian hero. Thirty-six years ago, they dreamed of the great parts awaiting them. What they did not know was that the parts would soon dry up, for the actresses. Because they had stopped being young. But: once an actress, always an actress and on this hot, summer's day it becomes clear that age does not wipe out ambition. Or desire. Or memory. Or love. So when the Reunion culminates in an accusation of rape that dominates every newspaper in the country, the past – sweet, cruel, tragic – comes flooding back, and the actresses become the stars of the story. Perceptive, shocking, gripping and wise, this could only have been written by somebody who has been there.

    ISBN: 9781788544641
    Publication date: 01/03/2018
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Ewing, Barbara
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Adultery
    Adultery
    Have you ever looked at your life and wondered, 'Is this it?' Linda knows she's lucky. Yet every morning when she opens her eyes to a so-called new day, she feels like closing them again. Her friends recommend medication. But Linda wants to feel more, not less. And so she embarks on an adventure as unexpected as it is daring, and which reawakens a side of her that she - respectable wife, loving mother, ambitious journalist - thought had disappeared. Even she can't predict what will happen next ...A novel about discovering who you are, where you're going, and what matters to you most. 'It'll have you asking what's really important in life.' New Idea 'Paulo Coelho's books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.' The Times (UK)

    ISBN: 9780143572732
    Publication date: 25/03/2015
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Coelho, Paulo
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Adults
    Adults
    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.

    ISBN: 9780008334604
    Publication date: 30/01/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Unsworth, Emma Jane
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Aesop's Fables The Cruelty of the Gods
    Aesop's Fables The Cruelty of the Gods
    The greatest collection of fables ever written, updated for our turbulent times.

    A witty, scatological illustrated version of the world's greatest collection of fables, allegedly written by a slave in the 5th century BC. A book for our times: as Gebler notes, Aesop has two subjects - the exercise of power and the experience of the powerless who endure life and all that it inflicts on them. This retelling of the Fables makes them relevant and richly enjoyable. Large and fierce animals kill and butcher weaker creatures; gods play games with the hopes and fears of lesser species, including men and women; and occasionally the weak turn the tables on the strong, exposing their pretensions. This is a stunning new version of a book that was often bowdlerised and used to teach moral lessons to children. Gebler's Aesop is darker and more realistic, and compulsively readable.

    ISBN: 9781789542622
    Publication date: 09/01/2020
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Gebler, Carlo
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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