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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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A sensitive and deeply personal view of schizophrenia and the impact mental illness has on a family, Circles Around the Sun is a thoughtful and heartfelt examination of the devastating sense of loss Molly McCloskey feels at her older brother Mike's succumbing to this cruel illness.

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Oxford academics Raymond and Beatrice have embarked on an affair fuelled by their research into a possible link between their respective specialities of Virginia Woolf and Friedrich Nietzsche.

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