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It is the early 1940s in America. The Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor and America is in turmoil. Henry Lee wears a badge which reads 'I am Chinese' to differentiate himself from the Japanese community. These are racist times and Henry Lee has long known hatred and violence.

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Haley Tanner's touching first novel is an accomplished story of childhood friendship, disillusionment and reconciliation, set in New York's émigré Russian community. Vaclav's best friend is Lena, an enigmatic girl with broken English.

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Nineteen-year-old Irma leads a lonely, constricted life, ostracised by her Mennonite father and their community following her marriage to Jorge, an outsider. Irma's younger sister Aggie visits her unbeknownst to her father, providing a link with the outside world.

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"Wish you were here" are the words written on Jack's postcard to Ellie, his childhood sweetheart, while on a caravan holiday with his mum and younger brother Tom. It's a sentiment that runs throughout Jack's adult life.

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The seventh book from one of Iceland's best-known crime authors featuring the team of Detectives Erlendur, Elinborg and Oli, Outrage opens with a murder—though there's no sign of a break-in, and the victim appears to have taken rohypnol.

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The ramifications of a fatal road traffic collision in Brighton upon the life of young professional Carly Chase provide the perhaps unpromising premise of Dead Man's Grip, the seventh DS Roy Grace novel by Peter James.

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A bittersweet memoir of a young girl growing up in 1960s Iran under the shadow of her self-involved parents, Farangi Girl is a moving portrayal of the relationship between a mother and her daughter.

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