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Kamila Shamsie’s new novel is set in Turkey, England, and Peshawar in the early 20th Century. Coinciding with the centenary of the First World War, A God in Every Stone tells a passionate tale of love, betrayal, war, friendship, and colonialism.

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Beginning in modern day Maine, Love and Treasure takes the reader on a fascinating journey through post-Holocaust Salzburg, modern day Budapest and Israel, and early 20th Century Budapest as it explores the way three different groups of people are linked by a seemingly inconspicuous peac

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When Peter Matthiessen passed away earlier this month, he left behind a strange and ambiguous final world. 

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The Wives of Los Alamos tells the story of the women who accompanied their husbands to 'Site Y' in New Mexico where the atomic bomb was developed during the Second World War.

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Bonita Avenue tells the story of a seemingly-perfect family who self-destruct after an intricate web of secrets and lies begin to be revealed.

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A beautiful and poignant book about growing up against the odds. Rory Dawn Hendrix lives on a trailer park called Calle de las Flores near Reno.

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A traffic jam on the M25 might not seem like the ideal recipe for a compelling novel, but all the ingredients are there. There's a wealth of different characters to introduce, plenty of chances for interesting back stories, and myriad ways these people might interact.

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The first step along the path of saving the Volk leads to the cleaner’s. Hitler in full but filthy uniform awakes lying in wasteland reeking of petrol after 66 years and he intends to save the German people.

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The Restless Supermarket would probably win first place in a competition for most arresting first line. Few could argue that: "A salesman buggering a pink elephant (excuse my Bulgarian)" isn't an admirable gamble for an opening salvo, and one which raises expectations straight away.

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Questions of displacement and racial identity vie for attention in Granta Prize winning author Helen Oyeyemi's family saga; Boy, Snow, Bird, a novel that extends far beyond the concerns of your average 1950s household.

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Jeremy Bushnell’s first novel is the tale of a man finding his way in a world that turns out to be stranger than he ever imagined. 

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King of Cuba by Cristina García paints a darkly humorous and absurdist portrait of Cuba’s revolution.

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