CHOSEN AS BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE OBSERVER, NEW YORKER, NEW YORK TIMES BOOKS REVIEW, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT AND THE TIMES
'Lucid and exhilarating . A great gift' New York Review of Books
'Tantalizes and compels ... A welcome reminder of how a novel can be defiantly and brilliantly novel' Douglas Kennedy, New Statesman
Jules Epstein has vanished: first slowly, then all at once. He beg..
Shortlisted for The Orange Prize for Fiction 2012. If it hadn't been for the child then none of this might have happened. She saw me kissing her father. She saw her father kissing me. The fact that a child got mixed up in it all made us feel that it mattered, that there was no going back.
Longlisted for the 2008 Orange Fiction Prize, Elif Shafak's The Bastard of Istanbul is a tale of an extraordinary family curse and clashing cultural identities in the mystical and mysterious city of Istanbul.
Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant home. Everything that should make her confident and fulfilled. Yet there is an emptiness at the heart of Ella's life..
Three book editors, jaded by reading far too many crackpot manuscripts on the mystic and the occult, are inspired by an extraordinary conspiracy story told to them by a strange colonel to have some fun. They start feeding random bits of information into a powerful computer capable of inventing connections between the entries, thinking they are creating nothing more than an amusing game, but then..
Romania, the last months of the dictator's regime. Adina is a young schoolteacher. Paul is a musician. Clara, Adina's friend, works in a wire factory. Pavel is Clara's lover. But one of them works for the secret police and is reporting on the group.
One day Adina returns home to discover that her fox fur rug has had its tail cut off. On another day, a hindleg. Then a foreleg. The mutilation i..
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2018
WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION
'Extraordinary... A devastating but essential read.' Kevin Powers, bestselling author and National Book Award finalist for The Yellow Birds
'Gripping, darkly humorous...profound.' Phil Klay, bestselling author and National Book Award winner for Redeployment
From the rubble-str..
An international bestseller and the novel of the year, ‘Freedom’ is an epic of contemporary love and marriage.
This is the story of the Berglunds, their son Joey, their daughter Jessica and their friend Richard Katz. It is about how we use and abuse our freedom; about the beginning and ending of love; teenage lust; the unexpectedness of adult life; why we compete with our friends; how we betr..
Can we ever be wholly free? In this book of breathtaking imaginary leaps that conjure dystopias and magical islands, Margaret Atwood holds a mirror up to our own world. The reflection we are faced with, of men and women in prisons literal and metaphorical, is frightening, but it is also a call to arms to speak and to act to preserve our freedom while we still can. And in that, there is hope.
AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR
AN EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF THE YEAR
The first-ever collection of short stories from Jeffrey Eugenides, the bestselling author of Middlesex, The Virgin Suicides and The Marriage Plot, explores characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies.
Kendall has failed as a poet, and now embezzlement seems like his next-best career option. Rebecca has fail..
What is the secret to true friendship? Is it really love’s quieter relation or something stronger and more profound? And where does the line between the two lie? Rose Tremain looks at two unlikely lifelong friendships, which – though tested – prove unbreakable. Thought-provoking and life-affirming, this is at once an examination and a celebration of friendship in all its glorious complexity.
Frog is a richly complex new novel about China's one-child policy by Mo Yan, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2012. Gugu is beautiful, charismatic and of an unimpeachable political background. A respected midwife, she combines modern medical knowledge with a healer's touch to save the lives of village women and their babies. After a disastrous love affair with a defector leaves Gu..
Frog Music is an atmospheric and gripping novel by Emma Donoghue, author of the multi-million-copy bestseller Room, adapted as a major motion picture directed by Lenny Abrahamson.
San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the City.
Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus: Blanche, now an exotic dancer at the House ..
The International Bestseller Winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize 2012. Winner of the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction 2013. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012. Shortlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
'With ravishing sensuousness, it conjures up the lush landscapes and tea estates of Malaya during the 1950s Emergency ...A haunting novel about memo..
Winner of the Union of Turkish Writers' Best Novel Prize, Elif Shafak explores what it is to look and be looked at in the humorous and carnivalesque novel The Gaze.
An obese woman and her lover, a dwarf, are sick of being stared at wherever they go and so decide to reverse roles. The man goes out wearing make-up and the woman draws a moustache on her face. This elegant, unforgettable novel ex..
The General in his Labyrinth is the compelling tale of Simon Bolivar, a hero who has been forgotten and whose power is fading, retracing his steps down the Magdalena River by the Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera.
'It was the fourth time he had travelled along the Magdalena, and he could not escape the impression tha..
La St. Oswald, o respectata scoala de gramarica pentru baieti din nordul Angliei, tocmai a inceput un an nou. Pentru personal si baieti, prin scoala sufla un vant neplacut de schimbare. Lucrarile scise si Tehnologia Informatiei conduc lumea, asa incat Roy Straitely, un profesor veteran excentric de latina, incepe in sfarsit sa contemple - reticent! - pensionarea. Dar pe sub micile rivalitati, di..
Winner of the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. A magnificent achievement and an engrossing experience, David Mitchell's first novel announced the arrival of one of the most exciting writers of the twenty-first century.
An apocalyptic cult member carries out a gas attack on a rush-hour metro, but what links him to a jazz buff in downtown Tokyo? Or to a Mongolian gangster, a woman on a..
From the two-time Man Booker winner, the story of the 18th Century Irish giant, Charles O'Brien. Charles O'Brien, bard and giant. The cynical are moved by his flights of romance; the craven stirred by his tales of epic deeds. But what of his own story as he is led from Ireland to seek his fortune beyond the seas in England? The Surprising Irish Giant may be the sensation of the season bu..
As she sits in her Bloomsbury home, with her two birds for company, elderly Harriet Baxter sets out to relate the story of her acquaintance, nearly four decades previously, with Ned Gillespie, a talented artist who never achieved the fame she maintains he deserved. Back in 1888, the young, art-loving Harriet arrives in Glasgow at the time of the International Exhibition. After a chance encounter..
A gorgeous new Cecelia mini-book which contains two powerful and unforgettable short stories.
Girl in the Mirror
Lila knows how lucky she is to have found the man of her dreams. But when a secret from her family's past comes to light on her wedding day, her destiny changes in the most unexpected of ways…
The Memory Maker
They say you never forget your first love. But what happens whe..
The sequel to the number-one bestseller Girl Online.
Penny's bags are packed ...When Noah invites Penny on his European music tour, she can't wait to spend time with her rock-god-tastic boyfriend. But, between Noah's jam-packed schedule, less-than-welcoming bandmates and threatening messages from jealous fans, Penny wonders whether she's really cut out for life on tour. She can't help but mis..
Captivating new novel by the author of GARDEN SPELLS will enchant readers looking for light, magical escapism.
Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother's life. But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew, she realises that mysteries aren't solved in Mullaby, t..
As delightfully wry and witty as his bestselling debut, 'The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared', this is a tale of how one woman's attempt to change her future ended up changing everything. Nombeko Mayeki is on the run from the world's most ruthless secret service - with three Chinese sisters, twins who are officially one person and an elderly potato farmer. Oh, and..
East Devonshire 1848. Rowan Clode was eight years old when her mother died. Now she treasures the only things she has left of her - an antique mirror and a red ribbon, worn around her wrist. Rowan, her father and her younger brother remain a close knit family. But when scheming Fanny Foreshaw wins her father's heart she forces Rowan from her home and turns those she loves against her. By a strok..
The Girl You Left Behind is a hauntingly romantic and utterly irresistible new weepy from Jojo Moyes, author of the Richard and Judy bestseller, Me Before You.
What happened to the girl you left behind?
France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre must keep her family safe whilst her adored husband Edouard fights at the front. When she is ordered to serve the German officers who descend on her hotel each ..
Pe 15 decembrie 1979, karen, prietena lui Richard, inghite cateva pastile de valium cu un cocktail si intra in coma profunda. Ce a facut-o sa ia valium pe ea, o fata de 17 ani? Ce se va intampla daca se va trezi peste decenii, cu un viitor care s-a irosit in intuneric? 'O capodopera povestita minunat si presarata abundent cu ironie si glume' (Kathy Burke)
A big, bold debut from a true new Irish talent.
WINNER OF THE BAILEYS' WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016
WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOT PRIZE 2016
We all do stupid things when we're kids.
Ryan Cusack's grown up faster than most - being the oldest of six with a dead mum and an alcoholic dad will do that for you.
And nobody says Ryan's stupid. Not even behind his back.
It's the people..
The new novel from the author of Beloved.
The past has a hold like no other... Sweetness wants to love her child, Bride, but she struggles to love her as a mother should. Bride, now glamorous, grown up, ebony-black and panther-like, wants to love her man, Booker, but she finds herself betrayed by a moment in her past, a moment borne of a desperate burn for the love of her mother. Booker canno..
They all broke the rules. They all crossed into forbidden territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved, and how. And how much.' This is the story of Rahel and Estha, twins growing up among the banana vats and peppercorns of their blind grandmother's factory, and amid scenes of political turbulence in Kerala. Armed only with the innocence of youth, they fashion a c..
**New York Times bestseller**
A Guardian / Observer Book of the Year
When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, taking 'Roman' names, and move into a grand mansion in downtown Manhattan. Arriving shortly after the inauguration of Barack Obama, he and his sons, each extraordinary ..
Donna Tartt's phenomenally acclaimed new novel.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014
Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down..
It is the third book in an irresistible Mature Young Adult series about hot teen actors by Tammara Webber, author of the 'New York Times' - bestseller Easy. The follow-up to Between the Lines and Where You Are will be loved by fans of Slammed by Colleen Hoover and Breathe by Abbi Glines. Teen screen idol Reid is in deep trouble. When Dori, the community service supervisor who is determin..
Scratch the surface of any family hard enough and you'll draw blood . . .
No one can believe it when straight A student Romy Field finds herself at the centre of a scandal, least of all her mother Ailsa - who is also the head of her new school.
Ailsa is quick to hold Romy's new boyfriend and his parents responsible for what has happened. But as mother and daughter reveal their very differe..
Viata lui Isus e povestita din perspectiva unui om, considerandu-l pe Isus doar om. 'Cea mai mare carte a lui Saramago… Un text extraordinar, elocvent, eretic, plin de adanca compasiune pentru suferinta umana' (James Wood)
Bun venit in New York City's Upper East Side unde locuiesc fete si baieti in apartamente uriase, fabuloase si merg la scoli private exclusiviste, uni-sex. Nu sunt cele mai dragute persoane din lume, dar au gust, arata bine si… barfesc ingrozitor de mult. E o lume care arata extraordinar, dar e plina de gelozii si tradari. Incep sa soseasca scrisorile de acceptare la colegiu. Cine unde se duce?
Bun venit in New York City's Upper East Side unde locuiesc fete si baieti in apartamente uriase, fabuloase si merg la scoli private exclusiviste, uni-sex. Nu sunt cele mai dragute persoane din lume, dar au gust, arata bine si… barfesc ingrozitor de mult. E o lume care arata extraordinar, dar e plina de gelozii si tradari. Toti vor pleca la colegiu asa ca e ultima primavara cand mai sunt impre..
Bun venit in New York City's Upper East Side unde locuiesc fete si baieti in apartamente uriase, fabuloase si merg la scoli private exclusiviste, uni-sex. Nu sunt cele mai dragute persoane din lume, dar au gust, arata bine si… barfesc ingrozitor de mult. E o lume care arata extraordinar, dar e plina de gelozii si tradari. Mai e putin si se termina liceul. Traiesc intens ultimele saptamani...
Bun venit in New York City's Upper East Side unde locuiesc fete si baieti in apartamente uriase, fabuloase si merg la scoli private exclusiviste, uni-sex. Nu sunt cele mai dragute persoane din lume, dar au gust, arata bine si… barfesc ingrozitor de mult. E o lume care arata extraordinar, dar e plina de gelozii si tradari. Reflectoare, camere video, scandal! Hollywood-ul invadeaza New York-ul si ..
Bun venit in New York City's Upper East Side unde locuiesc fete si baieti in apartamente uriase, fabuloase si merg la scoli private exclusiviste, uni-sex. Sunt smart, au mostenit un fizic aratos si stiu ce sa faca la un party. E o viata de lux, dar trebuie sa o traiasca si pe asta cineva! Nu sunt cele mai dragute persoane din lume, dar au gust, arata bine si… barfesc ingrozitor de mult. E o l..
Bun venit in New York City's Upper East Side unde locuiesc fete si baieti in apartamente uriase, fabuloase si merg la scoli private exclusiviste, uni-sex. Nu sunt cele mai dragute persoane din lume, dar au gust, arata bine si… barfesc ingrozitor de mult. E o lume care arata extraordinar, dar e plina de gelozii si tradari. Ca sa uite de lacrimile despartirii, prietenii o tin intr-un sir de petrec..
France's greatest food critic is dying, after a lifetime in single-minded pursuit of sensual delights. But as Pierre Arthens lies on his death bed, he is tormented by an inability to recall the most delicious food to ever pass his lips, which he ate long before becoming a critic. Desperate to taste it one more time, he looks back over the years to see if he can pin down the elusive dish.
Eroii sunt membri ai unei echipe de baseball despre care, daca nu ati auzit nimic, e numai din pricina unui comport comunist si a unui scandal capitalsit care au sters Patriot League din memora baseball-ului. Reinventand baseball-ul, Roth reuseste o opera de o 'extravaganta comica pur si simplu nerusinata' (New York Times). Roth a primit Pulitzer in 1998 pentru American Pastoral si Medal of Arts..
In New York, o femeie petrece o noapte cu un tanar poet chilian inainte de plecarea lui. Poetul ii lasa biroul lui. Mai tarziu, e arestat de politia secreta a lui Pinochet… In Londra de nord, un barbat care isi iubeste mult sotia, descopera o suvita de par care ii dezvaluie un secret teribil... In Ireusalim, un anticar pune la un loc studiile tatalui sau care fusesera furate de nazisti, dar o un..
The new novel from the author of number one bestseller The Versions of Us
'Barnett has that rare talent, like Curtis Sittenfeld or Kate Atkinson, of building up the mundane aspects of everyday life until they acquire meaning' THE TIMES
'Barnett excels herself in this mesmerising ballad of a book...Greatest Hits is not just about music, it's about people: their ambitions, friendships a..
Vina Apsara, a famous and much-loved singer, is caught up in a devastating earthquake and never seen again. This is her story, and that of Ormus Cama, the lover who finds, loses, seeks and again finds her, over and over, throughout his own extraordinary life in music. Set in the inspiring, vain, fabulous world of rock'n'roll, this is the story of a love that stretches across continents, across V..
This is the brand new edition of the hilarious, bestselling follow-up to The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4, Sue Townsend's The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole. Sunday July 18th. My father announced at breakfast that he is going to have a vasectomy. I pushed my sausages away untouched. In this second installment of teenager Adrian Mole's diaries, the Mole family is in crisis an..
THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.
A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo. They work at home as freelance writers. They no longer have very much to say to one another.
One day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. She is a beautiful creature. She leaves, but the next day comes again, and then again and again. New, small joys..
Roger is a middle-aged and divorced 'aisles associate' at a Staples outlet. His co-worker Bethany is facing fifty more years of shelving Post-it notes. Then Bethany discovers Roger's notebook and finds that he's writing diary entries pretending to be her - and weirdly, he's getting it right. Bethany and Roger strike up a secret correspondence, and as it unfolds so too do the characters of Roger'..