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Munro’s only novel follows Del Jordan as she progresses from childhood to adulthood in the small town of Jubilee, Canada during and after the Second World War.

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A 200-year old curse, star-crossed lovers and pies are at the heart of this wonderful book by Alice Hoffman.

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Joseph Connolly's 13th novel is a darkly comic and increasingly disquieting look into the modern obsessions of celebrity, fashion, luxury and wealth explored through the increasingly madcap lives of those who pursue it.

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As someone whose office base is in the grounds of a psychiatric hospital, and who suffers from depression herself, I found Reasons to Stay Alive's chapters to be daily Band Aids.

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For as long as she can remember Luna has been keeping secrets. In a world where people are spending more and more time living their life on a virtual plane, Luna is what is known as a Refuser – one of the few people who do not have an Implant to allow them instant access to virtual worlds.

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This is the story of Mark and his quest to fulfil his late grandfather’s wishes of climbing Mount Ranier (the highest mountain in the Pacific Northwest) with his fiercely loyal dog by his side. Mark is not just an average kid though. Mark is sick.

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Billie is a firecracker of a novel: it sparks, spits and finally explodes. The brutally honest Billie tells her story to the night sky while lying in a crevasse with her gay friend Franck after a hiking accident in the Cevennes.

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Upon the death of his father, Skanda is left with the task of travelling halfway across the world to Delhi in order to return his father’s ashes to the country he once loved; his birthplace.

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This novel, Kemp’s third, seems to defy genres, inspired as it was by such differing works as Alice in Wonderland, The Yellow Wallpaper and Mrs Dalloway. Ghosting tackles the subjects of love, memory, grief, loss and madness in the story of Grace, a 64-year-old

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A Darker Shade of Magic is that rare fantasy book that will satisfy both existing fantasy fans as well as readers who usually shy away from the genre.

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The End of Vandalism is a rare hybrid – crime mystery mixed with talk show, character study mixed with improvised comedy show.

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Alexandra Fuller’s candid memoir Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight told of her turbulent childhood in Africa. That book ended with her wedding to Charlie Ross and Leaving Before the Rains Come is the tale of their marriage.

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