• Alexander's Legacy
    Alexander's Legacy
    'I foresee great struggles at my funeral games.'

    Babylon, 323 BC: Alexander the Great is dead, leaving behind him the largest, and most fearsome, empire the world has ever seen. As his final breaths fade in a room of seven bodyguards, Alexander refuses to name a successor. But without a natural heir, who will take the reins?

    As the news of the king's sudden and unexpected death ripples across the land, leaving all in disbelief, the ruthless battle for the throne begins. What follows is a devious, tangled web of scheming and plotting, with alliances quickly made and easily broken, each rival with their own agenda.

    But who will emerge victorious: the half-chosen; the one-eyed; the wildcat; the general; the bastard; the regent? In the end, only one man, or indeed woman, will be left standing...

    ISBN: 9781786497970
    Publication date: 02/01/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Fabbri, Robert
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • All Our Secrets
    All Our Secrets
    A girl called Gracie.
    A small town called Coongahoola, with the dark Bagooli River running through it.

    The Bleeders hundreds of Believers who move in and set up on the banks of the river. Who start buying up the town, and winning souls.

    The River Children born in the aftermath of the infamous River Picnic. They start to go missing, one after the other.

    Gracie Barrett, the naively savvy spokesperson for her chaotic family (promiscuous dad, angry mum, twins Lucky and Grub, Elijah the River Child and fervent, prayerful Grandma Bett), for the kids who are taken, for the lurking fear that locks down the town and puts everyone under suspicion.

    Gracie is funny and kind, bullied and anguished, and her life spirals out of control when she discovers she knows what no one else does: who is responsible.

    All Our Secrets is jaunty, quirky and heart-achingly real. Coongahoola is where hope and fear collide, where tender adolescence is confronted by death, where kindness is a glimmer of light in the dark.

    ISBN: 9780994132215
    Publication date: 19/10/2017
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Lane, Jennifer
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • All That's Dead
    All That's Dead
    There's a darkness in the heart of Scotland...

    The stunning new Logan McRae thriller from No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller Stuart MacBride.

    Scream all you want, no one can hear...

    Inspector Logan McRae is looking forward to a nice simple case. But the Powers That Be have other ideas...

    The high-profile anti-independence campaigner, Professor Wilson, has gone missing, leaving nothing but bloodstains behind. There's a war brewing between the factions for and against Scottish Nationalism. And it's all playing out in the merciless glare of the media.

    Someone out there is trying to make a point, and they're making it in blood. If Logan can't stop them, it won't just be his career that dies.

    ISBN: 9780008208295
    Publication date: 23/01/2020
    Price: $22.99
    Author: MacBride, Stuart
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • All the Way to Summer Stories of Love and Longing
    All the Way to Summer Stories of Love and Longing
    A powerful collection of stories exploring love and longing from the award-winning author of This Mortal Boy.

    Fiona Kidman's early stories about New Zealand women's experiences scandalised readers with their vivid depictions of the heartbreaks and joys of desire, illicit liaisons and unconventional love. Her writing made her a feminist icon in the early 1980s, and she has since continued to tell the realities of women's lives, her books resonating with many readers over the years and across the world.

    To mark her 80th birthday, this volume brings together a variety of her previously published stories as well as several that are new or previously uncollected; all moving, insightful and written with love. The final stories trace her own history of love, a memoir of significant people from childhood and beyond.

    ISBN: 9780143773658
    Publication date: 03/03/2020
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Kidman, Fiona
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • All's Happy That Ends Happy
    All's Happy That Ends Happy
    ISBN: 9781776572939
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Lagercrantz, Rose
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Altered Carbon
    Altered Carbon
    Four hundred years from now mankind is strung out across a region of interstellar space inherited from an ancient civilization discovered on Mars. The colonies are linked together by the occasional sublight colony ship voyages and hyperspatial data-casting. Human consciousness is digitally freighted between the stars and downloaded into bodies as a matter of course.

    But some things never change. So when ex-envoy, now-convict Takeshi Kovacs has his consciousness and skills downloaded into the body of a nicotine-addicted ex-thug and presented with a catch-22 offer, he really shouldn't be surprised. Contracted by a billionaire to discover who murdered his last body, Kovacs is drawn into a terrifying conspiracy that stretches across known space and to the very top of society.

    For a first-time SF writer to be so surely in command of narrative and technology, so brilliant at world-building, so able to write such readable and enjoyable SF adventure, is simply extraordinary.

    ISBN: 9780575081246
    Publication date: 04/09/2008
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Morgan, Richard
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Alternate Side
    Alternate Side
    For fans of Elizabeth Strout and Anne Tyler comes a brilliantly provocative novel from the Richard and Judy Book Club and Number One bestselling author Anna Quindlen.

    'Mesmerizing. Quindlen makes her characters so richly alive, so believable, that it's impossible not to feel every doubt and dream they harbour . . . Overwhelmingly moving' New York Times

    Anna Quindlen follows her highly-praised novel Miller's Valley - `reads like a companion to Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge', Elisabeth Egan - with a captivating novel about money, class and self-discovery set in the heart of New York where the tensions in a tight-knit neighbourhood - and a seemingly happy marriage - are exposed by an unexpected act of violence.

    There are days when Nora Nolan thinks that she and her husband, Charlie, lead a charmed life - except when there's a crisis at work, a leak in the roof at home or a problem with their twins at college. And why not? Nora has never stopped loving New York, and their street has become a safe harbour, a tranquil village amid the urban craziness. The residents watch one another's children grow up. They trade gossip and gripes, and they manoeuvre for the ultimate status symbol: a spot in the block's small parking lot.

    Then, into their secure, privileged midst comes an unexpected act of violence and their enviable neighbourhood turns into a potent symbol of a divided city.

    This is a novel of domesticity, of the jarring cacophony of city life and of daily routine and conversation and expectation being suddenly, awkwardly disrupted. It is about the change of dynamics wrought within a family when children leave home and the fading of love within an outwardly settled marriage.

    Utterly absorbing and impeccably observed, Alternate Side explores, too, what it means to be a mother, a wife and a woman at a moment of reckoning.

    `Qualities and shades of love are this writer's strong suit, and she has the unusual talent for writing about them with so much truth and heart that one is carried away on a tidal wave of involvement and concern' Elizabeth Jane Howard

    'I'm a big fan of US author Anna Quindlen's sharp writing. Her latest novel, Alternate Side, is a clear-eyed look at a long marriage, written with wit and warmth' Good Housekeeping

    'A book about being a mother, a wife and a woman at a moment of reckoning, this is an acutely observed story' Stylist Books

    `Middle age proves treacherous ground in this smart comedy of manners... Insightful, acerbic and pleasingly tinged with melancholy' Mail on Sunday

    ISBN: 9781471174438
    Publication date: 08/08/2019
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Quindlen, Anna
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Amazing Hat Mystery
    Amazing Hat Mystery
    'Wodehouse is a tonic' - New Yorker.

    A Wodehouse pick-me-up that'll lift your spirits, whatever your mood.

    Cheaper and more effective than Valium'.*

    Offers 'relief from anxiety, raginess or an afternoon-long tendency towards the sour'.*

    'Read when you're well and when you're poorly; when you're travelling, and when you're not; when you're feeling clever, and when you're feeling utterly dim.'*

    Whatever your mood, P. G. Wodehouse, widely acknowledged to be 'the best English comic novelist of the century'*, is guaranteed to lift your spirits.

    Why? Because 'Mr Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.'*

    How? 'You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour.'*

    *Olivia Williams *Caitlin Moran *Lynne Truss *Sebastian Faulks *Evelyn Waugh *Stephen Fry

    Meet the Young Men in Spats - all members of the Drones Club, all crossed in love and all busy betting their sometimes non-existent fortunes on unlikely outcomes - that's when they're not recovering from driving their sports cars through, rather than round, Marble Arch.

    These wonderful comic short stories are the essence of innocent fun. Here, you'll encounter some of Wodehouse's favourite characters - and, in 'The Amazing Hat Mystery', one of his favourite stories.

    - The Amazing Hat Mystery
    - Uncle Fred Flits By
    - Trouble Down at Tudsleigh

    ISBN: 9781787460126
    Publication date: 16/11/2017
    Price: $15.99
    Author: Wodehouse, P. G.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.99
  • American Dirt
    American Dirt

    Vivid, visceral, utterly compelling, AMERICAN DIRT is the first novel to explore the experience of attempting to illegally cross the US-Mexico border. Described as 'A Grapes of Wrath for our times' (Don Winslow) it is a story that will leave you utterly changed.

    Yesterday, Lydia had a bookshop.

    Yesterday, Lydia was married to a journalist.

    Yesterday, she was with everyone she loved most in the world.

    Today, her eight-year-old son Luca is all she has left.

    For him, she will carry a machete strapped to her leg.

    For him, she will leap onto the roof of a high speed train.

    For him, she will find the strength to keep running.

    ISBN: 9781472261410
    Publication date: 21/01/2020
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Cummins, Jeanine
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • American Fiancee
    American Fiancee
    In this extraordinary breakout novel-a rich, devastatingly humorous epic of one unforgettable family-award-winning author Eric Dupont illuminates the magic of stories, the bonds of family, and the twists of fate and fortune to transform our lives.

    Over the course of the twentieth century, three generations of the Lamontagnes will weather love, passion, jealousy, revenge, and death. Their complicated family dynamic-as dramatic as Puccini's legendary opera, Tosca-will propel their rise, and fall, and take them around the world . . . until they finally confront the secrets of their complicated pasts.

    Born on Christmas, Louis Lamontagne, the family's patriarch, is a larger-than-life lothario and raconteur who inherits his mother's teal eyes and his father's brutish good looks and whose charms travel beyond Quebec, across the state of New York where he wins at county fairs as a larger-than-life strongman, and even in Europe, where he is deployed for the US Army during World War II. We meet his daughter, Madeleine, who opens a successful chain of diners using the recipes from her grandmother, the original American Fiancee, and vows never to return to her hometown. And we end with her son Gabriel, another ladies' man in the family, who falls in love with a woman he follows to Berlin and discovers unexpected connections there to the Lamontagne family that re-frame the entire course of the events in the book.

    An unholy marriage of John Irving and Gary Shteyngart with the irresistible whimsy of Elizabeth McCracken, The American Fiancee is a big, bold, wildly ambitious novel that introduces a dynamic new voice to contemporary literature.

    ISBN: 9780063003743
    Publication date: 24/02/2020
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Dupont, Eric
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • American Marriage
    American Marriage
    An explosive love story about a marriage interrupted.

    Could you put your life on hold for twelve years? A stunning love story about family, injustice and marriage, and three people at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control.

    Newlyweds, Celestial and Roy, are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. They are settling into the routine of their life together, when they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit.

    Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

    An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward - with hope and pain - into the future.

    Winner of the 2019 Women's Prize for fiction.
    The instant New York Times bestseller! Oprah's Book Club 2018 selection.

    'Tayari Jones is blessed with vision to see through to the surprising and devastating truths at the heart of ordinary lives, strength to wrest those truths free, and a gift of language to lay it all out, compelling and clear.'
    - Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

    'A stunning, epic love story filled with breathtaking twists and turns, while bursting with realized and unrealized dreams.'
    - Edwidge Danticat, author of Breath, Eyes, Memory

    'A heartbreaking and genuinely suspenseful love story in which nobody's wrong and everybody's wounded.'
    - Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children

    ISBN: 9781760894313
    Publication date: 24/06/2019
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Jones, Tayari
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • American Pastoral
    American Pastoral
    Discover the Pulitzer-prize winning novel that confirmed Philip Roth as one of the greatest American writers.

    'Swede' Levov is living the American dream. He glides through life cocooned by his devoted family, lucrative business, sporting prowess and good looks. He is the embodiment of thriving, post-war America, land of liberty and hope. Until one sunny day in 1968, when Swede's daughter, Merry, commits an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism and the Levov family is plunged into mayhem. Extraordinarily nuanced and poignant, American Pastoral is the first in an eloquent trilogy of post-war American novels that still resonates today.

    'A profound and personal meditation on the changes in the American psyche over the last fifty years' Financial Times

    'A tragedy of classical proportions...a magnificent novel' The Times

    ISBN: 9781784875541
    Publication date: 01/08/2019
    Edition: NE
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Roth, Philip
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
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