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The title of this collection of short stories is a little misleading. Though the title derives from one of the featured stories, it seems to suggest that each story will look at how mankind interacts with the natural world.

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“There is something of a difference between being smart and being a smart arse.” Unfortunately, 15-year-old Nick hasn’t quite worked that out.

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With Beneath the Bonfire, Nickolas Butler (author of Shotgun Lovesongs) returns with ten short stories about moral complexity in America’s gritty heartland.

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The title Generation could suggest a voluminous family saga or perhaps a science-fiction dystopia but in fact Paula McGrath’s debut novel is neither.

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In this companion novel to the body-swap romance Every Day, Levithan explores the relationship from Rhiannon’s point of view. 

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Although the centenary of the First World War has seen the publication of a profusion of novels dealing with the conflict a number of things set this one apart from the herd. It deals with Americans for a start.

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Troubled teen Alex is facing an arson charge, being bullied because of her sexuality and has spent most of her life in care following the death of her drug addicted mother. Alex reluctantly accepts the suggestion of her adoptive parents to spend the summer at a Christian camp.

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Bryony Mailer is a bored, 24-year-old history graduate working as a junior day receptionist at the Fetch Brothers Golf Spa Hotel near Arbroath.

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Philip Kazan has taken the sketchy details known about the life of Fra Filippo Lippi, the 14th century Renaissance painter and fleshed them out into a lively and entertaining story.

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Amaterasu is a haunted woman, widowed and living in self-imposed exile in America. She has resisted learning English and spends more time with a whiskey bottle than she cares to admit. She considers herself responsible for her daughter’s death and guilt has consumed her for 40 years.

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