From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by ... read more
"A riveting adventure for the soul . . . just the kind of evocative historical fiction I love."--Sara Gruen, author of At the Water's Edge and Water for Elephants An epic, inspiring novel about one woman's survival in the hardscrabble Italian coun... read more
Adam's life has been ruined by war . . . A veteran of the Iraq conflict who has suffered such extensive bodily trauma that he can only really survive by means of a mechanical skeleton.Marianna's has been ruined by men . . . A woman who has had to flee the country after her husband... read more
Almost twenty years after forbidding him to contact her, Vita receives an email from her old benefactor, Royce. Once, she was one of his brightest protUgUes; now her career has stalled and Royce is ailing, and each has a need to settle accounts. Beyond their murky ... read more
A BOOK WE LOVED : When Vita and Royce take up a written correspondence after many years of silence, the reader is taken into story within story within story, as both characters excavate their pasts. Taking us to the archaeological gardens of Pompeii and to post-apa... read more
'A page-turning heartbreaker' Emma Donoghue, author of Room'Wonderful. Brutal, agonizing, tender' Sarah Winman, author of When God Was a RabbitFor years Jaxie Clackton has dreaded going home. His beloved mum is dead, and he wishes his dad was too, until one terrible moment leav... read more
For fans of The Book Thief, a powerful and heartbreaking story set during WW2 that stays with you long after the final page is read.
Margot Baumann has left school to take up her sister's job in the mailroom of a large prison. But this is Germany in 1944, and the prison... read more
Martin Sparrow is already struggling when the Hawkesbury's great flood of March 1806 lays waste to him and his farm. Luckless, lovelorn and deep in debt, the ex-convict is confronted with a choice. He can buckle down and set about his agricultural recovery, or he can... read more
Flowers, fire and fairy tales are the elements that will forever shape nine-year-old Alice Hart's life, in The Lost Flower's of Alice Hart, the international bestseller by Holly Ringland.Alice Hart lives in isolation by the sea, where her mother's enchanting flowers... read more
In this story, the language of native Australian wildflowers give Alice Hart a way of speaking in the silenced world of family violence. But it is when Alice journeys to the central Australian desert, fleeing the dark secrets of her past, that the f... read more
"Most of us have only one story to tell. I don't mean that only one thing happens to us in our lives: there are countless events, which we turn into countless stories. But there's only one that matters, only one finally worth telling. This is mine."
Julian Barnes is one of England's finest living authors and this is yet another of his elegant novels forensically detailing the endless vicissitudes of love. Not a word is wasted as he traces the cataclysmic affect of an affair, between a married forty-something and a teenag... read more
Whatever happens, don't tell anyone what you did to Bee Larkham... Jasper is not ordinary.In fact, he would say he is extraordinary... Synaesthesia paints the sounds of his world in a kaleidoscope of colours that no one else can see. But on Friday, he disc... read more
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An Instant New York Times BestsellerA Pulitzer Prize WinnerA blind child, Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter fl... read more