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Already longlisted for this year’s Baileys prize and with comparisons to David Mitchell’s highly acclaimed Cloud Atlas and Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer Prize winning A Visit from the Goon Squad, Sara Taylor’s debut novel The Shore looks set to make waves. 

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I Am Radar is a complex and fascinating story, rich with characters and dark imagination. 

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Tomorrow is one of the biggest days of any teenager’s life. A day filled with a mixture of excitement, dread and sweaty nervousness, it can only mean one thing: prom. For Denton Little however it is also much, much more than that. It’s the day of his death. But don’t be too alarmed.

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In It’s What I Do, photojournalist Lynsey Addario remembers a decade on the frontline of conflicts in the Middle East and Africa and strives for balance in her work and personal life.

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When 16-year-old Sunshine Griffith and her mother Kat move from sunny Texas to damp and dreary Ridgemont, Sunshine senses immediately that there is something strange about their rented house.

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What would you do if your best friend disappeared? Jump onto the next flight to San Francisco? Or stay with your baby son? For Esther the answer is hard but obvious. But Margie, mother to the missing Laura, wonders why Esther doesn't know where Laura's gone.

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Don’t pick this up looking for romantic escapism or a cheery pick-me-up. It is an accomplished novel but the lives featured are positively Hobbesian (nasty, brutish and short).

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Archivist Jane Standen’s life has been shaped by the one tragic event that took place in her adolescence – the disappearance of a five-year-old girl under her supervision.

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Half Wild continues the story of Nathan who we first encountered in Green’s outstanding debut Half Bad. With the first book ending on a cliffhanger this one opens precisely where Half Bad ended.

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