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After her sensitively told, romantic and sweeping debut, the next offering from US author Jandy Nelson was always going to be one to watch and I’ll Give You The Sun marks her out as a genuine YA talent.

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Sweetland is a remote island off the Newfoundland coast. With a dwindling population the government offer a generous resettlement package to the island’s remaining inhabitants, but only if they all agree to leave.

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The Isle of Youth is the title of the last of this collection of short stories which look at how chance decisions and accidents have life changing consequences and how the future may not always be certain

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Twelve-year-old Holly Abigail Kennet and her two brothers have been struggling to get by for the past year since the death of their mother.

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

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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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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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Hausfrau, Jill Alexander Essbaum’s arresting debut novel, reads like a modern retelling of Madame Bovary with its main character a desperate housewife in Zurich.

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