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Alan Warner is known for his 1995 novel Movern Callar, about a girl who claims her dead boyfriend’s novel as her own, and The Stars in the Bright Sky, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2010.

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One day, people start to lose things. Reclusive old Mrs Featherby’s front wall disappears without warning. Robert loses his job in the most literal sense, as he discovers that his office building is no longer where it used to be.

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“Today I am a woman torn between the terror that everything might change and the equal terror that everything might carry on exactly the same for the rest of my days.” In her thirties, married for ten years with two children, Linda has reached an impasse in her life.

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It’s expected that a writer should be able to do one thing well. It’s impressive to find a book where the author is good at a couple of things.

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A devastating explosion in Pakistan’s capitol, Karachi, acts as the core element for The Scatter Here is Too Great. Tanweer urges us to “make sense of things and… read the crystal design on the broken screen”.

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Arriving in South Africa with her brother, 11-year-old Indigo is resentful and unimpressed by the promise of a new life with her father.

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In Edan Lepucki’s post-apocalyptic debut novel, California, primitive forest dwellings and exclusive walled communities have replaced America’s wasteland cities. Cal and Frida are a young married couple who left the “festering wound” of Los Angeles two years

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Twelve-year-old Ben Dixon is facing puberty with more anxiety than most - convinced he should have been a girl, he fears the coming changes to his body.

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Kim Thúy’s second semi-autobiographical novel tells the story of Mãn, a Vietnamese woman, who enters an arranged marriage in Montreal and becomes a chef.

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This is an excellent book; intricately plotted, intelligent and absorbing. The hundred year house is Laurelfield; built in 1900 by Augustus Devohr for his wife, Violet.

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