In the tradition of All The Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, comes an incandescent debut novel about a young Dutch man who comes of age during the perilousness of World War II.
Beginning in the summer of 1939, fourteen-year-old Jacob Koopman and his older brother,... read more
|Author:||Alexander McCall Smith|
|Series:||No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Ser.|
Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutsi investigate a new mystery and learn valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of this irresistibly charming, perennially bestselling series.
The violent outbursts and unpredictable behavior of 11yo Helli have put an end to her mother's dream of continuing her career. Katharina holds on to her sanity by making lists for herself - lists of things that remind her she's more than a chauffeur and crisis-manager. Her older ... read more
|Awards:||Short-listed 2016 Costa Fiction Award|
The dazzling new novel from Sunday Times bestselling, Costa Novel Award-winning author Maggie O'Farrell, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE crosses time zones and continents to reveal an extraordinary portrait of a marriage. Meet Daniel Sullivan, a man with a complicated life. A New... read more
This months-long New York Times bestseller is "irresistible...seductive...with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page," (O, The Oprah Magazine).
AFTER FOUR HARROWING YEARS ON THE WESTERN Front, Tom Sherbourne retu... read more
Winner of the Kenzaburō Ōe Prize
Two immigrants, Salimah and Sayuri, navigate isolation, a new language, and devastating loss on their way to a lifelong friendship. Far from her native country of Nigeria and now living as a single mother of two, Salimah works the ni... read more
Laura Patterson is an American exchange student in Rome who, fed up with being inexpertly groped by her young Italian beaus, decides thereÃ�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�s only one sure-fire way to find a sensual man: date a chef. Then she meets Tomasso, who's handsome, young - and c... read more
This is a stunning return from the prize-winning and best-selling author of The Secret Scripture.
Jack McNulty is a 'temporary gentleman', an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second World War was never permanent. In 1957, sitting in his lodgings in Accra, he urgently sets out... read more
|Author:||Gabriel Garcia Marquez|
Chronicle of a Death Foretold is a compelling, moving story exploring injustice and mob hysteria by the Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. 'On the day they were going to kill him, Santiago Nasar got up at five-thirty in the m... read more
How much of who we are is destiny and how much chance? In 1934, the three Miss Allens - Ruby, Adeline and Clara - arrive in the seaside town of Remarkable Bay for their annual summer holiday. It's the last time they'll spend summers as a family. Adeline is engaged, Ruby i... read more
|Reading Level:||very good|
|Awards:||Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Longlist 2017 Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016 Winner Governor General's Prize for Fiction, Canada Winner Scotiabank Giller Prize 2016 (Canada)|
In Canada in 1991, ten-year-old Marie and her mother invite a guest into their home: a young woman who has fled China in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests. Her name is Ai-Ming.
As her relationship with Marie deepens, Ai-Ming tells the story of her ... read more
|Reading Level:||very good|
|Awards:||Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1988.|
A story set in the mid-19th century, when moves to abolish slavery are at their height, and one man's world of love turns to violence when his daughter dies at the hands of her mother. From the author of EN-GENDERING and NOBEL SPEECH.