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Writer Anna Quindlen has had great success in the US, being the first person to have fiction, non-fiction and self-help books appear on The New York Times bestseller lists.

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After 30 years of marriage, both Jacob and Lizzie are unhappy, trying to leave but pulled back to their home of unspoken needs and dreams.

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Winter means several different things in Christopher Nicholson’s new novel, an imagined portrait of the last romance of great Victorian novelist Thomas Hardy. 

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Finely crafted and emotionally astute, Labor Day is a heart-rending page-turner that keeps just on the right side of sentimental to constitute a rewarding coming-of-age novel.

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Those anticipating the second novel of the award-winning novelist Donal Ryan will not be disappointed. His use of the vernacular and ability to etch a character into the mind of the reader is supreme.

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Days in the History of Silence is Eva’s narration of her marriage to Simon. The Norwegian middle class couple are well-mannered and relatively prosperous, but also somewhat forgettable. Their biggest concern seems to be how to treat their domestic help Mariya, a Latvian woman.

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In 1823, Isabella Baxter Booth, real life friend of Mary Shelley, finds herself 'disturbed in her reason', using narcotics to deal with her ever-increasing hallucinations and to aid her while she struggles with her growing desire to put an end to her husband, David.

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Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Icelandic author Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir’s narrator is that she drifts through the text of Butterflies in November almost entirely passively.

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