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The Fire Sermon is set 400 years in the future, after the Earth has been scorched by a nuclear explosion, and the radiation fallout has ended. The destruction has left everyone being born with a twin.

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Sarie Holland is the perfect kid. She is smart, responsible and doesn't even drink. However, when she is caught by a narcotics police officer while helping a friend she is desperate to not ruin her future.

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In Certain Circles, the fifth novel by Australian writer Elizabeth Harrower, was set for release in 1971 before its author abruptly and mysteriously withdrew it from publication.

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Romance meets fantasy in the first book in Jennifer Armentrout’s new "Titan" series. Welcome to the world of pures, halves, gods, demigods and titans. 

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Girl Runner is centred on the life of Aganetha Smart, a onetime Olympic athlete who was famous during the glittering 1920s. Now aged 104 Aganetha lives in a nursing home, alone and unacknowledged by history.

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Celia Imrie has written a debut which marries The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel to El Dorado. What's not to like? If you're a fan of Katie Fforde and Maeve Haran, you will love Not Quite Nice.  Theresa, sick of her spoilt daughter and equally spoilt grandchildren, is in dire need of a change of scenery.

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Alby is a mess – his mother is dead and his remaining family (including his violent sister and foul mouthed one-legged father) are just as bad as he is. The story is as erratic as its narrator – it hops between decades and juggles references just as frantically as a conversation in real time does.

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This is Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train" updated for a modern audience. Ted has just discovered his wife, Miranda, is having an affair with the contractor he has hired to build their dream house.

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Starting Nikki Cloke’s Lay Me Down is like eavesdropping on a conversation in a bar. There are fragments of sentences, snatches of interrupted speech, allusions to people and events past and to come, which as yet mean nothing all drawing you in, gripping your imagination and making you listen harder, wanting to know more.

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All Lalla has known for the past 16 years has been danger, fear and questions. In a not-too-distant future when supplies and fuel have become ever scarcer, a bruta totalitarian government has created a state where people survive only through constant monitoring and abiding by harsh, frightening rules. 

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Daniel Handler (otherwise known as Lemony Snicket) returns to adult fiction with his latest literary outing, We Are Pirates. Like most 14-year-old girls, Gwen is searching for something more.

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