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Ivy Pochoda grew up in a place like Red Hook in Visitation Street. Perhaps this is why she's able to so effortlessly and intricately capture the claustrophobic, stifling summer atmosphere on the fateful night that June and Val decide to do something wild – and a little crazy.

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France, pre-Revolution. Jean-Marie D’Aumont is three years old, sitting in a garden eating beetles and dying of malnutrition. His parents have already died and the local peasants raided his home of its possessions and food and left him to die.

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Perfect is the highly anticipated second novel from Rachel Joyce, author of the critically acclaimed The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, and it does not disappoint.

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Jaded art historian Philip Seward has been commissioned to discover “the truth” about Julian Tremayne, a politically motivated missionary priest who had died in the Phillippines in mysterious circumstances.

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Helen DeWitt is an excellent writer – her first novel The Last Samurai, about a child prodigy trying to identify his father, was proof of that.  This novel will surprise fans of her remarkable debut; well written, its subject matter and style are very different.

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In Times of Fading Light, the first novel by Eugen Ruge, who is principally known for his theatrical work, is initially daunting in its ambition. Sweeping between decades, generations and countries, the novel is much a lesson in 20th century politics as it is a work of fiction.

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In Charles Dubow's Indiscretion, Harry and Maddy Winslow have it all: a happy marriage, an enthusiastic, loving young son and a house in fashionable East Hampton.

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Martin Bannister’s debut novel A Map of Nowhere focuses on a very short but tumultuous period in the life of David Price, a struggling artist-turned-carer whose mother has just died.

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A Beautiful Truth by Colin McAdam is an unsettling fictional meditation on evolution, altruism and empathy, revealing just how little separates humankind from animals.

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