The Shadow King

The Shadow KingA gripping novel set during Mussolini s 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, The Shadow King takes us back to the first real conflict of World War II, casting light on the women soldiers who were left out of the historical record With the threat of Mussolini s army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles

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The Bone Ships (The Tide Child, #1)

The Bone Ships (The Tide Child, #1)A brilliantly imagined saga of honor, glory, and warfare, The Bone Ships is the epic launch of a new fantasy from David Gemmell Award nominated RJ Barker Two nations at war A prize beyond compare For generations, the Hundred Isles have built their ships from the bones of ancient dragons to fight

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The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and GirlsA bold and uncompromising feminist manifesto that shows women and girls how to defy, disrupt, and destroy the patriarchy by embracing the qualities they ve been trained to avoid Seizing upon the energy of the MeToo movement, feminist activist Mona Eltahawy advocates a muscular, out loud approach t

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The Cockroach

The CockroachThat morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature Jim Sams has undergone a metamorphosis In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain and it is

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Normal People

Normal PeopleAt school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other He s popular and well adjusted, star of the school soccer team while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her housekeeping job at Marianne s house, a strange and indelible connect

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Conversations with Friends

Conversations with FriendsA sharply intelligent novel about two college students and the strange, unexpected connection they forge with a married couple Frances is twenty one years old, cool headed, and darkly observant A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind and to the beautiful a

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The Overstory

The OverstoryThe Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of and paean to the natural world From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellu

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My Year of Rest and Relaxation

My Year of Rest and RelaxationThis is a novel about a young woman s efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes Our narrator should be happy, shouldn t she She s young, thin,

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The Cockroach

The CockroachThat morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature Jim Sams has undergone a metamorphosis In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain and it is

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La Mémoire de Babel (La Passe-Miroir, #3)

La Mémoire de Babel (La Passe-Miroir, #3)Deux ans et sept mois qu Oph lie se morfond sur son arche d Anima Aujourd hui il lui faut agir, exploiter ce qu elle a appris la lecture du Livre de Farouk et les bribes d informations divulg es par Dieu Sous une fausse identit , Oph lie rejoint Babel, arche cosmopolite et joyau de modernit Se

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Milkman

MilkmanIn this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman But when first brother in law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start

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Machines Like Me

Machines Like MeBritain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London Char

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My Name Is Lucy Barton

My Name Is Lucy BartonLucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation Her mother, to whom she hasn t spoken for many years, comes to see her Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to confront the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of her life her impoverished childhood in Amga

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Night Boat to Tangier

Night Boat to TangierIn the dark waiting room of the ferry terminal in the sketchy Spanish port of Algeciras, two aging Irishmen Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond, longtime partners in the lucrative and dangerous enterprise of smuggling drugs sit at night, none too patiently It is October 23, 2018, and they are ex

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Home Fire

Home FireThe suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences Isma is free After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother s death, she s accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows h

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Girl, Woman, Other

Girl, Woman, OtherJoint Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2019 Teeming with life and crackling with energy a love song to modern Britain and black womanhood Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families,

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