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Vishram Society Tower A of the Vishram Co-operative Housing Society is a crumbling apartment block in Mumbai whose inhabitants are bound together by shared memories and strict adherence to convention.

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Eye Lake tells the story of Eli who has lived in Crooked River his whole life, haunted by the disappearances of his grandfather and best friend.  

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Two decades separate the abductions of five-year-olds Joanna and Matthew. For Matthew there is still hope, but time is running out.

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This thought-provoking novel explores loneliness, identity and ageing from the point of view of a woman, widowed and alone, who returns to the small Turkish town where she honeymooned 28 years ago.

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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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