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Mark Henshaw has a way of describing his settings that form vivid mental pictures, informed by his years as curator at the National Gallery of Australia.

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This is a short but beautifully crafted novel set in the Amazonian rainforest. The prose is clean and spare and Panos Karnezis makes every word count in this simple but haunting tale of moral choices.

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Any new Nora Roberts novel is a delight for her fans; a welcome escape into a world where all problems have a solution and there are positive outcomes from times of struggle and difficulty. The Liar is no exception with a feast of engaging characters, beautifully drawn; a fearsome p

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James is struggling, both with the moral implications of working in corporate advertising and with the darker side of his fragile mental health.

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Welcome to Orient, a secluded and tight-knit community village nestled on the east of Long Island, far from the bright lights of New York. Home to the long-term residents with property and land passed down from generation to generation, Orient is the epitome of tranquility.

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Take an ordinary street and behind the many front doors will be an assortment of characters and stories. Bernardine Bishop does exactly this in her wonderful, understated novel, The Street

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If you haven’t yet heard of Atticus Lish, make a note of the name. The debut author has just scooped one of America’s top literary honours – the PEN/Faulkner award – joining an esteemed heritage of great American authors including the likes of Karen Joy Fowler, E L Doctorow and Philip Roth.

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Gorsky, with its very obvious shades of Gatsby, is a charming modern-day fable for adults. Nikola Kimovic is a young Serbian refugee working in Fynches, a delightful if not very profitable bookshop on the outskirts of Kensington.

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On the face of it Maria Farrer’s novel A Flash of Blue seems to posit itself as another exploration of teen loss and love but it is so much more. 

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Vickers is probably best known for her first novel Miss Garnet’s Angel which showed her perception for pinpointing the emotions and mores of women of a certain age.

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