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The Wolf Border

by Sarah Hall Harper (June 09, 2015)

From the award-winning author of The Electric Michelangelo, one of the most decorated young British writers working today, comes a literary masterpiece: a breathtaking work that beautifully and provocatively...


The Tell-Tale Heart

by Jill Dawson Harper Perennial (February 10, 2015)

A man’s life and his capacity for love mysteriously changes after a heart transplant in this dramatic and affecting novel—as provocative and poignant as the works of Jodi Picoult, Jojo Moyes, and Alice Sebold—from...


We Had It So Good: A Novel

by Linda Grant Scribner (April 26, 2011)

Now in paperback from the acclaimed author of the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel The Clothes on Their Backs—a hugely satisfying, exuberant novel about the generation that came of age during the 1970s.

Stephen...


Us

by David Nicholls Harper (October 28, 2014)

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

David Nicholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his enormously popular New York Times bestseller, One Day, to a compellingly human, deftly funny new novel about...


How to Build a Girl

by Caitlin Moran Harper (September 23, 2014)

The New York Times bestselling author hailed as “the UK’s answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one” (Marie Claire) makes her fiction debut with a hilarious yet deeply moving...


The Act of Love

by Howard Jacobson Simon & Schuster (March 17, 2009)

In a stunning follow-up to his much-heralded masterpiece, Kalooki Nights, acclaimed author Howard Jacobson has turned his mordant and uncanny sights on Felix Quinn, a rare-book dealer living in London, whose...


Little Bee

by Chris Cleave Simon & Schuster (February 10, 2009)

The lives of a sixteen-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-off British woman collide in this page-turning #1 New York Times bestseller and book club favorite from Chris Cleave.

We don’t want to tell you too...


The Clothes On Their Backs

by Linda Grant Scribner (November 25, 2008)

Orange Prize winner and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2008, Linda Grant has created an enchanting portrait of a woman who, having endured unbearable loss, finds solace in the family secrets her estranged...


Fallout

by Sadie Jones Harper (April 29, 2014)

Sadie Jones, the award winning, bestselling author of The Uninvited Guests and The Outcast, explores the theater of love, the politics of theater, and the love of writing in this deeply romantic story about...


Closed Doors

by Lisa O'Donnell Harper (May 20, 2014)

A young boy on a small Scottish island where everyone knows everything about everyone else, will discover that a secret is a dangerous thing in this tense and brilliant tale of from Lisa O'Donnell, the bestselling...


The Sea House

by Esther Freud Ecco (November 05, 2013)

The architect Klaus Lehmann loves his wife, Elsa, with a passion that continues throughout their married life despite long periods of separation. Almost half a century after Lehmann's death in the village of...


Adore

by Doris Lessing Harper Perennial (September 17, 2013)

Two friends, two sons, two shocking and intense love affairs . . .

Roz and Lil have been best friends since childhood. But their bond stretches beyond familiar bounds when these middle-aged mothers fall in love...


A Ripple From the Storm

Children of Violence #3

by Doris Lessing HarperCollins e-books (October 12, 2010)

Martha Quest, the embodied heroine of the Children of Violence series, has been acclaimed as one of the greatest fictional creations in the English language. In a Ripple from the Storm, Doris Lessing charts...


The Four-Gated City

Children of Violence #5

by Doris Lessing HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)

Dorris Lessing's classic series of autobiographical novels is the fictional counterpart to Under My Skin. In these five novels, first published in the 1950's and 60s, Doris Lessing transformed her fascinating...


A Proper Marriage

Children of Violence #2

by Doris Lessing HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)

An unconventional woman trapped in a conventional marriage, Martha Quest struggles to maintain her dignity and her sanity through the misunderstandings, frustrations, infidelities, and degrading violence of...


The Wasp Factory: A Novel

by Iain Banks Simon & Schuster (July 02, 2013)

The polarizing literary debut by Scottish author Ian Banks, The Wasp Factory is the bizarre, imaginative, disturbing, and darkly comic look into the mind of a child psychopath.

Meet Frank Cauldhame. Just sixteen,...


The Humans: A Novel

by Matt Haig Simon & Schuster (July 02, 2013)

The bestselling, award-winning author of The Radleys is back with his funniest, most devastating dark comedy yet, a “silly, sad, suspenseful, and soulful” (Philadelphia Inquirer) novel that’s “full of...


The Mouse-Proof Kitchen: A Novel

by Saira Shah Atria/Emily Bestler Books (July 02, 2013)

“A journey of the heart…Shah writes with sensuous passion” (The New York Times Book Review).

When Anna, a chef by profession, discovers she’s pregnant, she prepares to leave dreary London behind and move...


Small Wars: A Novel

by Sadie Jones HarperCollins e-books (February 09, 2010)

“Sadie Jones has a long literary future ahead of her.” —Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl with the Pearl Earring

Fresh off her triumphantly assured debut novel The Outcast, award-winning author Sadie Jones...


Ordinary Thunderstorms: A Novel

by William Boyd HarperCollins e-books (January 26, 2010)

“William Boyd seems singularly blessed with both an innate love of storytelling and the talent to render those stories in swift, confident prose.” —The New York Times

From William Boyd, award-winning author...


Martha Quest

Children of Violence #1

by Doris Lessing HarperCollins (December 22, 2009)

Intelligent, sensitive, and fiercely passionate, Martha Quest is a young woman living on a farm in Africa, feeling her way through the torments of adolescence and early womanhood. She is a romantic idealistic...


Landlocked

Children of Violence #4

by Doris Lessing HarperCollins e-books (December 22, 2009)

In the aftermath of World War II, Martha Quest finds herself completely disillusioned. She is losing faith with the communist movement in Africa, and her marriage to one of the movement's leaders is disintegrating....


How to Paint a Dead Man

Portico Prize for Fiction 2010

by Sarah Hall HarperCollins (September 08, 2009)

From Sarah Hall, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Daughters of the North and The Electric Michelangelo comes the Harper Perennial paperback original novel How to Paint a Dead Man, a daringly imaginative...


Golden Boy: A Novel

by Abigail Tarttelin Atria Books (May 21, 2013)

"This is a gripping and fully-realized novel." —Emily St. John Mandel, National Book Award-nominated author of Station Eleven

2014 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST

WINNER OF THE 2014 ALEX AWARD

BOOKLIST TOP 10...


The Outcast

by Sadie Jones HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

A mesmerizing portrait of 1950s hypocrisy and unexpected love, from a powerful new voice

It is 1957, and Lewis Aldridge, straight out of prison, is journeying back to his home in Waterford, a suburban town outside...


Daughters of the North

by Sarah Hall HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

In this stunning novel, Sarah Hall imagines a new dystopia set in the not-too-distant future. England is in a state of environmental crisis and economic collapse. There has been a census, and all citizens have...


Motherland: A Novel

by William Nicholson Simon & Schuster (April 09, 2013)

From an Academy Award–nominated screenwriter, an epic novel of love and loss and the long shadows war leaves behind.

Summer, 1942. Kitty, an army driver stationed in Sussex, meets Ed, a Royal Marine commando,...


The Golden Notebook

by Doris Lessing Harper Perennial (May 14, 2013)

Anna is a writer, author of one very successful novel, who now keeps four notebooks. In one, with a black cover, she reviews the African experience of her earlier years. In a red one she records her political...


The Ocean at the End of the Lane

by Neil Gaiman William Morrow (June 18, 2013)

A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller...


La Cucina

by Lily Prior Ecco (February 26, 2013)

Since childhood, Rosa Fiore -- daughter of a sultry Sicilian matriarch and her hapless husband -- found solace in her family's kitchen. La Cucina, the heart of the family's lush estate, was a place where generations...


The Death of Bees

Commonwealth Book Prize 2013

by Lisa O'Donnell Harper (January 02, 2013)

A riveting, brilliantly written debut novel, The Death of Bees is a coming-of-age story in which two young sisters attempt to hold the world at bay after the mysterious death of their parents.

Marnie and Nelly,...


The House on Paradise Street

by Sofka Zinovieff Atria Books/Marble Arch Press (January 01, 2013)

In 2008 Antigone Perifanis returns to her old family home in Athens after 60 years in exile. She has come to attend the funeral of her only son, Nikitas, who was born in prison, and whom she has not seen since...


The Trouble with Alice

by Olivia Glazebrook Atria Books/Marble Arch Press (January 01, 2013)

You think you’re the perfect couple. And then the unthinkable happens.

Kit and Alice are enjoying a luxurious weekend abroad when their car spins off a mountain road and into a desert valley. Their lives are...


Charlotte Street

by Danny Wallace William Morrow Paperbacks (October 23, 2012)

“Unmissable...will have you laughing out loud and melt your heart, all at once.”

Cosmopolitan (UK)

Danny Wallace is a British writer, producer, and award-winning journalist whom GQ (UK) calls, “One of...


The Other Half of Me: A Novel

by Morgan McCarthy Free Press (September 04, 2012)

“What good can the past do the living? What harm?” Growing up in their family’s ancestral home in Wales, Jonathan Anthony and his little sister, Theo, are inseparable. Together they explore the wild acres...


The Three Button Trick And Other Stories

by Nicola Barker Ecco (November 13, 2018)

Nicola Barker weaves humor and tragedy through this fresh and original collection, as her characters struggle to find love, independence, and fulfillment in this new addition to the Ecco Art of the Story series...


The Cider House Rules

by John Irving William Morrow (July 31, 2012)

An American classic first published in 1985 by William Morrow and adapted into an Academy Award-winning film, The Cider House Rules is among John Irving's most beloved novels. Set in rural Maine in the first...


The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir

by Lesley Allen Zaffre (May 15, 2018)

A stark but uplifting story of bullying and redemption, for anyone who's ever been a weirdo

A charming and uplifting story, perfect for fans of A Man Called Ove or Jonas Jonasson. 'If you're a bit of a weirdo...


A Cupboard Full of Coats

by Yvvette Edwards Amistad (July 31, 2012)

“[A] gorgeously lyrical debut novel….Engrossing and human to the core, Edwards’s novel wrings the heart in the most tender of ways.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The novel is high drama, full...


The Light Between Oceans: A Novel

by M.L. Stedman Scribner (July 31, 2012)

The years-long New York Times bestseller and major motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks is “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page” (O, The...


Late in the Day

by Tessa Hadley Harper (January 15, 2019)

Recommended by Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, Refinery29, The Millions, Book Riot, and Bookpage

“With each new book by Tessa Hadley, I grow more convinced that she’s one of the greatest stylists alive…....


The Painted Bridge: A Novel

by Wendy Wallace Scribner (July 17, 2012)

JUST OUTSIDE LONDON, behind a high stone wall, lies Lake House, a private asylum for genteel women of a delicate nature. In the winter of 1859, Anna Palmer becomes its newest patient. To Anna’s dismay, her...


Melmoth

by Sarah Perry Custom House (October 16, 2018)

“Masterful…scary and smart, working as a horror story but also a philosophical inquiry into the nature of will and love. Perry did as much in her richly praised novel The Essex Serpent, but this is a deeper,...


The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood

by Susan Elliot Wright Simon & Schuster UK (February 21, 2019)

‘Dark and compelling, a slow-motion collapse; I read it in 24 hours with my heart in my mouth. So good!’  Julie Cohen, author of Together

‘Dark, tragic … at once heartbreaking and compelling’ Daily...


The Thread

by Victoria Hislop Harper Paperbacks (July 10, 2012)

“A brilliant page turner…rich with drama and historical detail.”

Glamour (UK)

A beautiful and epic novel that spans nearly a hundred years, The Thread is a magnificent story of a friendship and a love...


The Party

by Elizabeth Day Fourth Estate (August 29, 2017)

AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR

A gripping story of betrayal, privilege and hypocrisy, set in the unassailable heart of the British establishment.

‘Think Brideshead Revisited meets The Talented Mr Ripley with...


Alys, Always: A Novel

by Harriet Lane Scribner (June 12, 2012)

From the author of Her, a suspenseful, assured literary debut that explores the dark side of desire and ambition through one woman's unlikely entry into an elite world.

Driving home to London one winter evening,...


Paradise City

by Elizabeth Day Fourth Estate (July 13, 2017)

An audacious, compassionate state-of-the-nation novel about four strangers whose lives collide with far-reaching consequences.

Beatrice Kizza, a woman in flight from a homeland that condemned her for daring...


Home Fires

by Elizabeth Day Fourth Estate (July 13, 2017)

A stunning, delicate portrait of a family bookended by war, Home Fires explores the legacy of loss, the strictures of class and the long road to redemption.

Max Weston, twenty-one, leaves for his first army...


The Heart Is a Burial Ground

by Tamara Colchester Scribner UK (March 08, 2018)

'There is an addictive pungency to this exotic tale of lives lived loudly' Sunday Times

'The remarkable life of Caresse Crosby, now retold by her great-granddaughter' Observer

A vivid and inventive debut novel about...