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Entrez dans la danse

Une étrange épidémie a eu lieu dernièrement et s'est répandue dans Strasbourg, de telle sorte que, dans leur folie, beaucoup se mirent à danser et ne cessèrent jour et nuit, pendant deux mois sans interruption. Jusqu'à tomber inconscients. Beaucoup sont morts.Chronique alsacienne, 1519.

L'Archipel du Chien

« Le dimanche qui suivit, différents signes annoncèrent que quelque chose allait se produire. Ce fut déjà et cela dès l'aube une chaleur oppressante, sans brise aucune. L'air semblait s'être solidifié autour de l'île, dans une transparence compacte et gélatineuse qui déformait çà et read more >

L'évangile selon Youri

Élie : vieillissant, désabusé, divorcé, désencombré des illusions sur la vie. Voici comment on pourrait décrire ce psy aux méthodes particulières qui dirigea longtemps un centre d’ethnopsychiatrie au coeur de Paris. C’est un spécialiste en « étrangeté ». Un petit migrant roumain, read more >

Dans le murmure des feuilles qui dansent

Anaëlle, jeune femme en recherche d'informations pour l'écriture de son roman, engage un échange épistolaire avec Hervé, procureur de province. Celui-ci, vivotant dans une routine qui l'ennuie, s'y plonge avec délectation, au grand dam de sa greffière, rapidement agacée par cette read more >

Le Prince à la petite tasse

Un jour, j’ai dit : « Ils sont des milliers à dormir dehors. Quelqu’un pourrait habiter chez nous, peut-être ? » Et Fabrice a dit : « Oui, il faudra juste acheter un lit. » Et notre fils Marius a dit : « Faudra apprendre sa langue avant qu’il arrive. » Et son petit frère Noé a read more >

Les Loyautés

Les destins croisés de quatre personnages : Théo, enfant de parents divorcés ; Mathis, son ami, qu'il entraîne sur des terrains dangereux ; Hélène, professeure de collège à l'enfance violentée, qui s'inquiète pour Théo ; Cécile, la mère de Mathis, qui voit son équilibre familial read more >

Taqawan

« Ici, on a tous du sang indien et quand ce n’est pas dans les veines, c’est sur les mains. » Le 11 juin 1981, trois cents policiers de la sûreté du Québec débarquent sur la réserve de Restigouche pour s’emparer des filets des Indiens mig’maq. Emeutes, répression et crise read more >

Chanson de la ville silencieuse

Je suis la fille du chanteur. La fille seule au fond des cafés, qui noircit des carnets, note ce qu'elle ressent pour savoir qu'elle ressent. La fille qui se perd dans les rues de Paris au petit matin. La fille qui baisse les yeux. Je suis la fille dont le père est parti dans la nuit. La fille read more >

My absolute darling

A quatorze ans, Turtle Alveston arpente les bois de la côte nord de la Californie avec un fusil et un pistolet pour seuls compagnons. Elle trouve refuge sur les plages et les îlots rocheux qu'elle parcourt sur des kilomètres. Mais si le monde extérieur s'ouvre à elle dans toute son immensité, read more >

La vraie vie

C’est un pavillon qui ressemble à tous ceux du lotissement. Ou presque. Chez eux, il y a quatre chambres. La sienne, celle de son petit frère Gilles, celle des parents, et celle des cadavres. Le père est chasseur de gros gibier. La mère est transparente, amibe craintive, soumise aux humeurs de read more >

Le meurtre du Commandeur. Une idée apparaît. Livre 1

Peut-être un jour serais-je capable de faire le portrait du rien. De la même façon qu'un peintre avait été capable de dessiner Le Meurtre du Commandeur. Mais il me faudrait du temps avant d'y parvenir. Je devais faire du temps mon allié. Quand sa femme lui a annoncé qu'elle voulait read more >

Hippie

Dans son roman le plus autobiographique, Paulo Coelho nous fait revivre le rêve transformateur et pacifiste de la génération hippie du début des années 1970. Paulo est un jeune homme aux cheveux longs qui souhaite devenir écrivain. Fuyant la dictature militaire brésilienne, il part faire le read more >

Le meurtre du Commandeur. La Métaphore se déplace. Livre 2

Alors que jusque-là je marchais normalement sur ce que je pensais être mon propre chemin, voilà que soudain celui-ci a disparu sous mes pas, et c'est comme si j'avançais simplement dans un espace vide sans connaître de direction, sans plus aucune sensation. Une jeune fille a disparu. Une read more >

Là où les chiens aboient par la queue

Dans la famille Ezéchiel, c'est Antoine qui mène le jeu. Avec son "nom de savane", choisi pour embrouiller les mauvais esprits, les croyances baroques et son sens aigu de l'indépendance, elle est la plus indomptable de la fratrie. Ni Lucinde ni petit frère ne sont jamais parvenus à lui tenir read more >

Seul le grenadier

Jawad est le fils cadet d'une famille chiite de Bagdad. Son père le prépare à exercer la même profession rituelle que lui, celle de laver et de préparer les morts avant leur enterrement. Mais Jawad s'y refuse et rêve de devenir sculpteur pour célébrer la vie plutôt que vivre avec les read more >

Les Infidèles

Alors qu'elle préparait un reportage sur l'adultère, Salomé Jolain, une jeune journaliste de TV24 à la renommée croissante a été sauvagement assassinée. On a retrouvé son corps dans la poubelle d'un square du 15e arrondissement de Paris, à proximité de l'hôtel de la Licorne. L'enquête read more >

L'amie prodigieuse, tome 4 : L'enfant perdue

À la fin de Celle qui fuit et celle qui reste, Lila montait son entreprise d'informatique avec Enzo, et Elena réalisait enfin son rêve : aimer Nino et être aimée de lui, quitte à abandonner son mari et à mettre en danger sa carrière d'écrivain. Car elle s'affirme comme une auteure read more >

The Chalk Pit

Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich's web of underground tunnels. When forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway discovers the bones aren't as old as originally thought, it's time for DCI Nelson to launch a murder inquiry. What was initially just a medieval curiosity has taken a much more read more >

Judas

Dans la famille Holleeder, il y a d'abord le père : alcoolique et violent qui détruit tout sur son passage, rabaisse femme et enfants et fait régner un climat de terreur dans son foyer. Ouvrier chez Heineken, il se soûle en rentrant de l'usine, distribue raclées et insultes sous l'effet de read more >

A son image

Ce somptueux roman en forme de requiem pour une photographe défunte est aussi l'occasion d'évoquer le nationalisme corse, la violence des guerres modernes et les liens ambigus qu'entretiennent l'image, la photographie, le réel et la mort.

Leurs enfants après eux

Août 1992. Une vallée perdue quelque part à l’Est, des hauts fourneaux qui ne brûlent plus, un lac, un après-midi de canicule. Anthony a 14 ans, et avec son cousin, ils s’emmerdent comme c’est pas permis. C’est là qu’ils décident de voler un canoë pour aller voir ce qui se passe de read more >

Les rêveurs

«  On devrait trouver des moyens pour empêcher qu’un parfum s’épuise, demander un engagement au vendeur – certifiez-moi qu’il sera sur les rayons pour cinquante ou soixante ans, sinon retirez-le tout de suite. Faites-le pour moi et pour tous ceux qui, grâce à un flacon acheté dans un read more >

Frère d'âme

Un matin de la Grande Guerre, le capitaine Armand siffle l’attaque contre l’ennemi allemand. Les soldats s’élancent. Dans leurs rangs, Alfa Ndiaye et Mademba Diop, deux tirailleurs sénégalais parmi tous ceux qui se battent sous le drapeau français. Quelques mètres après avoir jailli de read more >

J'ai couru vers le Nil

À travers les péripéties politiques et intimes d’une palette de personnages tous liés les uns aux autres, du chauffeur au haut gradé, de la domestique musulmane au bourgeois copte, El Aswany livre le roman de la révolution égyptienne, une mosaïque de voix dissidentes ou fidèles au read more >

La vie parfaite

Le matin de Pâques, Adele quitte le quartier de Labriola et part accoucher, seule. Parce que l’avenir n’existe pas pour les jeunes nés comme elle du mauvais côté de la ville, parce qu’elle n’a que dix-huit ans et que le père est en prison, elle envisage d’abandonner son bébé. À une read more >

Le cercle des impunis

Des brumes de Londres au soleil éclatant de Marseille, des policiers sont assassinés dans la plus sordide des mises en scène, avec un même symbole tatoué sur la langue. Scotland Yard et la police française s'allient pour remonter la piste de ces vengeances diaboliques. Des deux côtés de la read more >

Asta

Reykjavik, au début des années 50. Sigvaldi et Helga décident de nommer leur deuxième fille Ásta, d’après une grande héroïne de la littérature islandaise. Un prénom signifiant – à une lettre près – amour en islandais qui ne peut que porter chance à leur fille… Des années plus read more >

Juste après la vague

Une petite barque, seule sur l'océan en furie. Trois enfants isolés sur une île mangée par les flots. Un combat inouï pour la survie d'une famille. Il y a six jours, un volcan s'est effondré dans l'océan, soulevant une vague titanesque, et le monde a disparu autour de Louie, de ses read more >

Le lambeau

Le 6 janvier 2015, Philippe Lançon assiste à la représentation de La Nuit des Rois de Shakespeare dans un petit théâtre d’Ivry. Il a pris ses billets pour les États-Unis où il donnera des cours de littérature à Princeton et rejoindra sa nouvelle compagne. Le lendemain matin, Houellebecq read more >

Trois filles d'Ève

Mariée à un riche promoteur, Peri assiste à un grand dîner dans une somptueuse villa du Bosphore. Au cours du repas, chacun commente les événements dramatiques que traverse la Turquie pendant qu’elle repense à sa jeunesse, à l’affrontement entre son père laïc et sa mère très pieuse, read more >

Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins read more >

Fief

Quelque part entre la banlieue et la campagne, là où leurs parents avant eux ont grandi, Jonas et ses amis tuent le temps. Ils fument, ils jouent aux cartes, ils font pousser de l?herbe dans le jardin, et quand ils sortent, c?est pour constater ce qui les éloigne des autres. Dans cet univers read more >

Tout cela je te le donnerai

Interrompu un matin dans l'écriture de son prochain roman, Manuel Ortigosa, auteur à succès, trouve deux policiers à sa porte. Cela aurait pu n'être qu'un banal et triste accident – une voiture qui, au petit jour, quitte la route de façon inexpliquée. Mais le mort, Álvaro Muñiz de read more >

Retour à Séfarad

«Il y a deux ans, Sa Majesté Felipe VI m’a dit : "Comme vous nous avez manqué!" En fait, il s’adressait à l’ensemble des séfarades à travers le monde, ces descendants des Juifs expulsés d’Espagne en 1492. À l’occasion d’une nouvelle loi nous accordant la citoyenneté, le roi read more >

L'amie prodigieuse, tome 4 : L'enfant perdue

Elena Ferrante

J'ai couru vers le Nil

Alaa El Aswany

Le meurtre du Commandeur. Une idée apparaît. Livre 1

Haruki Murakami

Le cercle des impunis

Paul Meurault

La vraie vie

Adeline DIEUDONNE

Frère d'âme

David Diop

Tout cela je te le donnerai

Dolores Redondo

Les rêveurs

Isabelle Carré

My absolute darling

Gabriel Tallent

Le lambeau

Philippe Lançon

Le meurtre du Commandeur. La Métaphore se déplace. Livre 2

Haruki Murakami

Les Infidèles

Dominique Sylvain

Le Prince à la petite tasse

Emilie de Turckheim

Chanson de la ville silencieuse

Olivier Adam

Trois filles d'Ève

Elif Shafak

Asta

Jon Kalman Stefansson

La vie parfaite

Silvia Avallone

Seul le grenadier

Sinan Antoon

Juste après la vague

Sandrine Collette

Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

Hippie

Paulo Coelho

Leurs enfants après eux

Nicolas Mathieu

L'évangile selon Youri

Tobie Nathan

Entrez dans la danse

Jean Teulé

Là où les chiens aboient par la queue

Estelle-Sarah BULLE

L'Archipel du Chien

Philippe Claudel

Dans le murmure des feuilles qui dansent

Agnès Ledig

Judas

Astrid Holleeder

The Chalk Pit

Elly Griffiths

Taqawan

Eric Plamondon

Les Loyautés

Delphine de Vigan

Retour à Séfarad

Pierre Assouline

A son image

Jérôme Ferrari

Fief

David Lopez

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Reservoir 13

Midwinter in an English village. A teenage girl has gone missing. Everyone is called upon to join the search. The villagers fan out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on what is usually a place of peace. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be read more >

Salvage the Bones

A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. He's a hard drinker, largely absent, and it isn't often he worries about the family. Esch and her three brothers are stocking up on food, but there read more >

Stopping places

Damian Le Bas grew up surrounded by Gypsy history. His great-grandmother would tell him stories of her childhood in the ancient Romani language; the places her family stopped and worked, the ways they lived, the superstitions and lores of their people. But his own experience of life on the road was read more >

The Ice Palace

'How simple this novel is. How subtle. How strong. How unlike any other. It is unique. It is unforgettable. It is extraordinary' Doris Lessing 'I'm surprised it isn't the most famous book in the world' Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers 'She was close to the edge now: the ice read more >

Red Birds

An American pilot crash lands in the desert and takes refuge in the very camp he was supposed to bomb. Hallucinating palm trees and worrying about dehydrating to death isn't what Major Ellie expected from this mission. Still, it's an improvement on the constant squabbles with his wife back read more >

The Friendly Ones

The things history will do at the bidding of love On a warm Sunday afternoon, Nazia and Sharif are preparing for a family barbecue. They are in the house in Sheffield that will do for the rest of their lives. In the garden next door is a retired doctor, whose four children have long since left read more >

Conversations with Friends

Frances, Bobbi, Nick and Melissa ask each other endless questions. As their relationships unfold, in person and online, they discuss sex and friendship, art and literature, politics and gender, and, of course, one another. Twenty-one-year-old Frances is at the heart of it all, bringing us this tale read more >

Tombland

Summer, 1549. Two years after the death of Henry VIII, England is sliding into chaos . . . The nominal king, Edward VI, is eleven years old. His uncle Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, rules as Protector. The extirpation of the old religion by radical Protestants is stirring discontent among read more >

Warlight

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The Lesser Bohemians

An eighteen-year-old Irish girl arrives in London to study drama and falls violently in love with an older actor. This older man has a disturbing past that the young girl is unprepared for. The young girl has a troubling past of her own. This is her story and their story. The Lesser Bohemians is read more >

Things Bright and Beautiful

When Bea Hanlon follows her preacher husband Max to a remote island in the Pacific, she soon sees that their mission will bring anything but salvation... Advent Island is a place beyond the reaches of Bea's most fitful imaginings. It's not just the rats and the hordes of mosquitos and the weevils in read more >

Bitter Orange

From the attic of a dilapidated English country house, she sees them - Cara first: dark and beautiful, clinging to a marble fountain of Cupid, and Peter, an Apollo. It is 1969 and they are spending the summer in the rooms below hers while Frances writes a report on the follies in the garden for the read more >

The Immortalists

If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children--four adolescents on the cusp read more >

The Diary of a Bookseller

Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A book-lover's paradise? Well, almost ... In read more >

Call Me By Your Name

"...Hammer's voice is brimming with such melody that, if you listen to it long enough, you can probably get drunk off it." - Vulture.com Now a major motion picture from director Luca Guadagnino, starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and produced by the Academy Award winning producer of A read more >

Clock Dance

Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: when she was eleven and her mother disappeared, being proposed to at twenty-one, the accident that would make her a widow at forty-one. At each of these moments, Willa ended up on a path laid out for her by others. So when she read more >

The Trick to Time

Mona is a young Irish girl in the big city, with the thrill of a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding house. On her first night out in 1970s Birmingham, she meets William, a charming Irish boy with an easy smile and an open face. They embark upon a passionate affair, a whirlwind marriage read more >

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In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathisers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war read more >

The Glorious Heresies: Winner of the Baileys' Women's Prize for Fiction 2016

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Ghost Wall

Teenage Silvie and her parents are living in a hut in Northumberland as an exercise in experimental archaeology. Her father is a difficult man, obsessed with imagining and enacting the harshness of Iron Age life. Haunting Silvie's narrative is the story of a bog girl, a young woman sacrificed by read more >

Evening in Paradise

Ranging from Texas, to Chile, to New Mexico and New York, in Evening in Paradise Berlin writes about the good, the bad and everything in between: struggling young mothers, husbands who pack their bags and leave in the middle of the night, wives looking back at their first marriage from the distance read more >

From a Low and Quiet Sea

Farouk’s country has been torn apart by war. Lampy’s heart has been laid waste by Chloe. John’s past torments him as he nears his end. The refugee. The dreamer. The penitent. From war-torn Syria to small-town Ireland, three men, scarred by all they have loved and lost, are searching read more >

Middle England

Beginning eight years ago on the outskirts of Birmingham, where car factories have been replaced by Poundland, and London, where frenzied riots give way to Olympic fever, Middle England follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change. There are newlyweds Ian and read more >

After the Fire

The last novel from international crime bestseller Henning Mankell. A brilliant and moving mystery set in the Swedish archipelago. Fredrik Welin is a seventy-year-old retired doctor. Years ago he retreated to the Swedish archipelago, where he lives alone on an island. He swims in the sea every read more >

The Spy of Venice

When he is caught by his wife in one ill-advised seduction too many, young William Shakespeare flees Stratford to seek his fortune. Cast adrift in London, Will falls in with a band of players, but greater men have their eye on this talented young wordsmith. England's very survival hangs in the read more >

The Dark Angel

Dr Ruth Galloway is flattered when she receives a letter from Italian archaeologist Dr Angelo Morelli, asking for her help. He's discovered a group of bones in a tiny hilltop village near Rome but doesn't know what to make of them. It's years since Ruth has had a holiday, and even a working holiday read more >

Macbeth

He’s the best cop they’ve got. When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath it’s up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess. He’s also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past. He’s rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. They’re all within reach. But a read more >

Hazards of Time Travel

When a recklessly idealistic girl in a dystopian future society dares to test the perimeters of her tightly controlled world, she is punished by being sent back in time to a region of North America – ‘Wainscotia, Wisconsin’ – that existed eighty years before. Cast adrift in time in this read more >

Normal People

Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. This is an exquisite love read more >

Take Nothing With You

1970s Weston-Super-Mare and ten-year-old oddball Eustace, an only child, has life transformed by his mother's quixotic decision to sign him up for cello lessons. Music-making brings release for a boy who is discovering he is an emotional volcano. He laps up lessons from his young teacher, not read more >

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Picked as a 'MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018' by Vogue, Sunday Times, Observer, The Times, Sunday Mirror, Daily Express, BBC Arts, Red Magazine, Stylist, The Pool, Emerald Street, Independent, The Herald, Irish Times, Irish Tatler, The Journal and Irish Independent. 'A brilliantly plotted story of read more >

4 3 2 1

This program is narrated by?and includes a bonus interview with?the author. Paul Auster's greatest, most heartbreaking and satisfying novel?a sweeping and surprising story of birthright and possibility, of love and of life itself: a masterpiece. Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in read more >

Ordinary People

In Ordinary People, Judith Guest's remarkable first novel, the Jarrets are a typical American family. Calvin is a determined, successful provider and Beth an organized, efficient wife. They had two sons, Conrad and Buck, but now they have one. In this memorable, moving novel, Judith Guest takes the read more >

The Colours of all the Cattle

Mma Ramotswe's friend will persuade her to stand for election to the City Council. 'We need women like her in politics,' Mma Potokwani says, 'instead of having the same old men every time . . .' To be elected, Mma Ramotswe must have a platform and some policies. She will have to canvas opinion. She read more >

The Silence of the Girls

There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent - till now. Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. Now she is slave to Achilles, the man who butchered her husband and brothers. Trapped in a world defined by men, can she survive to become the author of her read more >

Educated

For readers of North of Normal and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the read more >

The Stranger Diaries

Clare Cassidy is no stranger to tales of murder. As a literature teacher specialising in the Gothic writer R.M. Holland, she teaches a short course on them every year. Then Clare's life and work collide tragically when one of her colleagues is found dead, a line from an R.M. Holland story by her read more >

Hotel Silence

From internationally bestselling author Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, a charming and tender novel about a recently divorced man on a life-changing journey into a war-torn country, where he finds the tools to mend the lives of those he encounters

Home Fire

Isma is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she is finally studying in America, resuming a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London – or their brother, Parvaiz, who's read more >

The Only Story

Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question. First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he’s proud of the fact his relationship read more >

A State of Freedom

'The most astonishing and brilliant novel I have read in a long, long time' Hanya Yanagihara What happens when we attempt to exchange the life we are given for something better? Can we transform the possibilities we are born into? A State of Freedom prises open the central, defining events of read more >

Trajectory

Following the best-selling Everybody's Fool, a new collection of short fiction that demonstrates that Richard Russo--winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls--is also a master of this genre. Russo's characters in these four expansive stories bear little similarity to the blue-collar read more >

Milkman

In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start read more >

L'Anglaise

At 35, Ella is no longer excited by her academic career in France, and has not found love. Following the unexpected death of her father, she is thrown into crisis, but then she meets the enigmatic Max. Over the course of a summer, their romance deepens – until she makes a discovery which throws read more >

Mudbound

The International Bestseller Now a major motion picture from Netflix, directed by Dee Rees, nominated in four categories for the Academy Awards. In Jordan's prize-winning debut, prejudice takes many forms, both subtle and brutal. It is 1946, and city-bred Laura McAllan is trying to raise her read more >

Lincoln in the Bardo

The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prize-winning, National Book Award-shortlisted George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War The American Civil War rages while President Lincoln's beloved read more >

The Librarian

A charmingly subversive novel about a library in 1950s England, by the acclaimed author of The Cleaner of Chartres Sylvia Blackwell, a young woman in her twenties, moves to East Mole, a quaint market town in middle England, to start a new job as a children's librarian. But the apparently pleasant read more >

Melmoth

Twenty years ago Helen Franklin did something she cannot forgive herself for, and she has spent every day since barricading herself against its memory. But her sheltered life is about to change. A strange manuscript has come into her possession. It is filled with testimonies from the darkest read more >

Lethal White

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something read more >

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Waiting in line to be tattooed, read more >

Mythos

No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses. In Stephen Fry's vivid retelling we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the great head of Zeus and follow doomed Persephone into the dark and lonely realm of the read more >

Circe

From the Orange Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author of The Song of Achilles comes the powerful story of the mythological witch Circe, inspired by Homer's Odyssey Chosen as must-read book of 2018 by the Guardian, i, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express and Stylist In the house of Helios, god read more >

The Female Persuasion

** The New York Times Bestseller ** 'The wit, intelligence and deep feeling of Wolitzer's writing are extraordinary.' Jeffrey Eugenides `Greer didn't really know why Faith took an interest. But what she knew for sure, eventually, was that meeting Faith Frank was the thrilling beginning of read more >

In A House of Lies

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Jon McGregor

Salvage the Bones

Jesmyn Ward

Stopping places

Damian LE BAS

The Ice Palace

Tarjei Vesaas

Red Birds

Mohammed Hanif

The Friendly Ones

Philip Hensher

Conversations with Friends

Sally Rooney

Tombland

C.J. Sansom

Warlight

Michael Ondaatje

The Lesser Bohemians

Eimear McBride

Things Bright and Beautiful

Anbara Salam

Bitter Orange

Claire Fuller

The Immortalists

Chloe Benjamin

The Diary of a Bookseller

Shaun Bythell

Call Me By Your Name

André Aciman

Clock Dance

Anne Tyler

The Trick to Time

Kit de Waal

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Kate Atkinson

The Glorious Heresies: Winner of the Baileys' Women's Prize for Fiction 2016

Lisa McInerney

Stay With Me

Ayobami Adebayo

Ghost Wall

Sarah Moss

Evening in Paradise

Lucia Berlin

From a Low and Quiet Sea

Donal Ryan

Middle England

Jonathan Coe

After the Fire

Henning Mankell

The Spy of Venice

Benet Brandreth

The Dark Angel

Elly Griffiths

Macbeth

Jo Nesbo

Hazards of Time Travel

Joyce Carol Oates

Normal People

Sally Rooney

Take Nothing With You

Patrick Gale

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Imogen Hermes Gowar

4 3 2 1

Paul Auster

Ordinary People

Judith Guest

The Colours of all the Cattle

Alexander McCall Smith

The Silence of the Girls

Pat Barker

Educated

Tara Westover

The Stranger Diaries

Elly Griffiths

Hotel Silence

Audur Ava Olafsdottir

Home Fire

Kamila Shamsie

The Only Story

Julian Barnes

A State of Freedom

Neel Mukherjee

Trajectory

Richard Russo

Milkman

Anna Burns

L'Anglaise

Helen Mundler

Mudbound

Hillary Jordan

Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

The Librarian

Salley Vickers

Melmoth

Sarah Perry

Lethal White

Robert Galbraith

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Heather Morris

Mythos

Stephen Fry

Circe

Madeline Miller

The Female Persuasion

Meg Wolitzer

In A House of Lies

Ian Rankin

Love is Blind

William Boyd

Midnight Blue

Simone Van der Vlugt

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Jesmyn Ward

Unsheltered

Barbara Kingsolver