Natasha Leonova’s beauty saved her life. Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection. Believing his generosity will always keep her safe, Natasha is careful not to dwell on Vladimir’s ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in.
Until she meets Theo Luca. The son of a famous and difficult artist, Theo and his mother own a restaurant filled with his late father’s artwork. There, on a warm June evening, Theo first encount..
This brilliant collection of connected short stories strings together several decades of moments in the life of one woman--as an ambitious girl in the 1930s, as a young professional coming of age in the uncertain '50s and '60s, and as half of a couple growing old together. In a series of vividly evoked settings that span cities, backwoods, and farm country, we see this woman contending over time with an unstable sister, a married lover, aging parents, mystifying stepchildren, vulnerable farm ani..
Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles.Of course, of everybody of whom this particular hero was suspicious, he was most suspicious of femme fatale, of this woman he was in love with. Even before he discovered she had a spell on her he was distrustful of her. He didn't want to be, but that's just how it goes.Written by Anna Burns before she completed her dazzling Man Booker-winning novel Milkman, 'Mo..
A spellbinding, eerily unsettling collection of short stories from the Argentinian sensation Samanta Schweblin, author of Fever DreamMouthful of Birds is the award-winning collection by Samanta Schweblin, critically acclaimed author of Fever Dream. Unearthly and unexpected, these stories burrow their way into your psyche with the feel of a sleepless night, where every shadow and bump in the dark takes on huge implications, leaving your pulse racing and blurring the line between the real and the ..
My love for him felt so total and so annihilating that it was often impossible for me to see him clearly at all.
Years ago, Sukie moved in with Nathan because her mother was dead and her father was difficult, and she had nowhere else to go. Now they are on the brink of the inevitable.
Sally Rooney is one of the most acclaimed young talents of recent years. With her minute attention to the power dynamics in everyday speech, she builds up sexual tension and throws a deceptively low-key glance at..
Winner of the 2019 Wellcome Book Prize Winner of the 2019 Republic of Consciousness PrizeShortlisted for the 2018 Goldsmiths PrizeShortlisted for the 2019 James Tait Black PrizeLonglisted for the 2019 Rathbones Folio PrizeTaking its cue from the arrest and legally enforced chemical castration of the mathematician Alan Turing, Murmur is the account of a man who responds to intolerable physical and mental stress with love, honour and a rigorous, unsentimental curiosity about the ways in which we p..
Paul Dukach is heir apparent at Purcell & Stern, one of the last independent publishing houses in New York, whose shabby offices belie the treasures of its list. Paul remains obsessed by one dazzling writer: poet Ida Perkins, whose outsize life and audacious verse have shaped America's contemporary literary landscape, and whose longtime publisher happens to be Purcell & Stern's biggest rival. When Paul finally meets Ida, at her secluded Venetian palazzo, she entrusts him with her greates..
*NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*'Savage, funny, frequently on the verge of teetering into lunacy...' VogueDiscover this deliciously dark satire on modern privilege from the Booker-shortlisted author of EileenIt’s the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong?Our narrator has many of the advantages of life: Young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, she lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like everything else, by her..
This "gentle, humorous novel" follows a young Japanese woman as she yearns for the love of a reluctant coworker (The Wall Street Journal).The objects for sale at the Nakano Thrift Shop appear as commonplace as the staff and customers who handle them. But like those staff and customers, they hold many secrets. If examined carefully, they show the signs of innumerable extravagances, of immeasurable pleasure and pain, and of the deep mysteries of the human heart.Hitomi, the inexperienced young woma..
Widely thought of as the best book Terry Pratchett ever wrote, this is a story of a Nation, a story of a friendship, a story of growing up and the truths we must learn. It is epic in every sense . . .Prepare for the world to be turned upside down . . .For Mau, halfway between boy and man, it happens when a great wave destroys his entire village. For Daphne, it’s when the same wave crashes her ship into the island that was once Mau’s home. Everything they once had is now so far away, lost to dist..
'Mitch Albom sees the magical in the ordinary' - Cecilia AhernFifteen years ago, in Mitch Albom's beloved novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie's journey to heaven taught him that every life matters. Now, in this magical sequel, Mitch Albom reveals Annie's story.---------------------------------------------'No act done for someone else is ever..
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.The black sign, painted in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads:Opens at NightfalllCloses at DawnAs the sun disappears beyond the horizon, all over the tents small lights begin to flicker, as though the entirety of the circus is covered in particularly bright fireflies. When the tents are all aglow, sparkling against the night sky, the sign appears.Le Cirque des RêvesThe Circu..
THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY SPRING BOOK CLUB PICK, FROM THE AUTHOR BEHIND AWARD WINNING TV SERIES BIG LITTLE LIES. Nine perfect strangers, each hiding an imperfect life.A luxury retreat cut off from the outside world.Ten days that promise to change your life.But some promises - like some lives - are perfect lies . . .__________'Fantastic' Times'Original, suspenseful, downright brilliant' Clare Mackintosh'The twist blew my mind' Marian Keyes'A super-suspenseful page-t..
'The best new writer of fiction in America. The best.' - John IrvingNathan Hill's brilliant debut takes the reader from the rural Midwest of the 1960s, to New York City during Occupy Wall Street; from Chicago in 1968, to wartime Norway: home of the mysterious Nix.Meet Samuel: stalled writer, bored teacher at a local college, obsessive player of online video games. He hasn't seen his mother, Faye, in decades, not since she abandoned her family when he was a boy. Now she has suddenly reappeared, h..
'Infused with the spirit of Jane Eyre, Rebecca and The Woman in White' - Independent'I was completely spellbound' - Ruth Hogan 'A delight...I devoured it' - Jo Baker 'Truly extraordinary' - Dinah JeffriesSome say the river drowned her...Some say it brought her back to life____________________On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open and in steps an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned..
**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**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 flies in the face of social convention.As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen.Tender and wise, The Only Story ..
SHORTLISTED FOR THE HEARST BIG BOOK AWARDS 2019FINALIST FOR THE BUTLER LITERARY AWARDFINALIST FOR THE COLLYER BRISTOW PRIZELONGLISTED FOR THE AUTHORS' CLUB BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARDOrchids are liars.They use pheromones to lure wasps in to become unwitting pollinators. In nature, such exploitative systems are rare. In society, they are everywhere.Gael Foess is a heroine of mythic proportions. Raised in Dublin by single-minded, careerist parents, she learns from an early age how ideals and ambitions ..
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION AND THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZELONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION'I am shouting from the rooftops to anyone who will listen about this book. It’s so so good – realistic and funny and so truthful it almost winded me' Dolly Alderton, The High LowTwo couples find themselves at a moment of reckoning. Melissa has a new baby and doesn't want to let it change her. Damian has lost his father and intends not to let it get to him. Michael is s..
First published as Whatever Makes You Happy, the hilarious and moving novel about mothers and their adult sons, now a Netflix original movie starring Felicity Huffman, Angela Bassett and Patricia Arquette which has now been viewed on over 27 million accounts worldwideThree sons. Three mums. One week.Matt, Daniel and Paul were childhood friends. Now in their thirties, they've lost touch and have only one thing in common: their mothers. Little do they know that, having spent a cardless Mother's Da..
'[A] mesmerizing portrait of a now vanished world. Aciman's story of Alexandria is the story of his own family, a Jewish family with Italian and Turkish roots that tied its future to Egypt and made its home there for three generations, only to find itself peremptorily expelled by the Government in the early 1960's. It is the story of a fractious clan of dreamers and con men and the emotional price they would pay for exile, the story of a young boy's coming of age and his memories of the city he ..
Outline is a novel in ten conversations. Spare and lucid, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing over an oppressively hot summer in Athens. She leads her student in storytelling exercises. She meets other writers for dinner. She goes swimming in the Ionian Sea with her seatmate from the place. The people she encounters speak volubly about themselves, their fantasies, anxieties, pet theories, regrets, and longings. And through these disclosures, a portrait of the narrator is ..
An unnamed protagonist is on holiday with her new, much-married lover, in the company of the monstrously rich.
'How long would she last? It would be uppermost in all their minds.'
Each day, while the others are out at sea, she is taught to swim. Eventually, she will be expected to perform. The pressure mounts; it is only a matter of time before she snaps.
Edna O'Brien crafts a quietly horrifying scene of eroticism and insecurity, and makes one woman's near-fatal discomfort stand for society's..
A Times Fiction Book of the Year'Superb . . . weaves winningly between the present and the second world war, between Tangiers and Paris.' ObserverHere is Paris as you have never seen it before – a city in which every building seems to hold the echo of an unacknowledged past, the shadows of Vichy and Algeria.American postdoctoral researcher Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq have little in common, yet both are susceptible to the daylight ghosts of Paris. Hannah listens to the extraordinar..
L-au rapit dintr-un orasel brazilian. Isi schimbase numele si infatisarea, dar ei erau convinsi ca au pus mana pe cine trebuie. Cu patru ani inainte, se numea Patrick S. Lanigan. In 1992 a murit intr-un accident de masina si are un mormant. Fusese partener intr-o firma de avocatura cu mare dever, avea o sotie frumoasa si o fetita. La sase saptamani dupa ce a murit, din firma au disparut 90 milioane dolari. Atunci a stiut partenerul lui ca Patrick inca traia...
"Few writers give me such consistent pleasure". (Zadie Smith)
Four siblings meet up in their grandparents' old house for three long, hot summer weeks. But under the idyllic surface lie shattering tensions. Roland has come with his new wife, and his sisters don't like her. Fran has brought her children, who soon uncover an ugly secret in a ruined cottage in the woods. Alice has invited Kasim, an outsider, who makes plans to seduce Roland's teenage daughter. And Harriet, the eldest, finds her q..
The Pearl Sister is the fourth book in the number one international bestselling Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley.CeCe D’Aplièse has never felt she fitted in anywhere. Following the death of her father, the elusive billionaire Pa Salt – so-called by the six daughters he adopted from around the globe and named after the Seven Sisters star cluster – she finds herself at breaking point. Dropping out of art college, CeCe watches as Star, her beloved sister, distances herself to follow her new lo..
Doi judecatori de la Curtea Suprema de Justitie sunt ucisi, si numai o singura minte stabileste o legatura intre cele doua asasinate; frumoasa, inteligenta si ambitioasa studenta in drept la New Orleans Darby Shaw nu intelege deocamdata ca lucrarea ei speculativa va penetra cele mai inalte nivele ale puterii de la Washington, unde ar putea provoca valuri mari. Valurile sunt vizivile; prietenul lui Darby e aruncat in aer de o bomba, trei asasini platiti o urmaresc prin toata tara. De partea ei nu..
Spanning a period of over three hundred years and twenty-five countries, The Penguin Book of Migration Literature is a wide-ranging anthology that brings together well-known authors such as Mohsin Hamid, Zadie Smith and Salman Rushdie alongside emerging writers like Deepak Unnikrishnan, Warsan Shire and Djamila Ibrahim.A compelling and original collection of migration writings, this is a unique work that conveys the intricacies of worldwide migration patterns and the diversity of immigrant exper..
In Edmundsbury, a small town in eastern England, fear and loathing are on the rise. Brexit has happened and the ramifications are real.Grass-roots, right-wing political party 'England Always' is fomenting hatred. The residents of a failing housing estate are being cleared from their homes. A multinational tech company is making inroads into the infrastructure.A controversial tweet; a series of ill-judged think pieces; a riot of opinions - suddenly Edmundsbury is no longer the peaceful town it ha..
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019'Of all the books that I read this summer I think this was my absolute favourite. It really blew me away' DOLLY ALDERTON'Frank, provocative and brilliant' INDEPENDENT'Utterly mesmerising' TATLER'Hilarious, poignant, sexy. A brilliant story about why we crave connection and how to find ourselves' ELLE'Laugh-out-loud funny' iCHOSEN AS A SUMMER READ BY TATLER, THE TIMES, ELLE AND YOU MAGAZINELucy has been writing her dissertation for nine years when ..
A collection of four novellas: each taking place in 1998, each set in the world of Six Four, and each centring around a mystery and the unfortunate officer tasked with solving it.
SEASON OF SHADOWS
"The force could lose face . . . I want you to fix this." Personnel's Futawatari receives a horrifying memo forcing him to investigate the behaviour of a legendary detective with unfinished business.
CRY OF THE EARTH
"It's too easy to kill a man with a rumour." Shinto of Internal Affairs receives an ..
Kit doesn't know who his mother is. What he does know, however, is that his father, Guy, is dying of cancer. Feeling his death is imminent, Guy gathers around him his oldest friends - or at least the friends with the most to lose by his death. Paul - the rising star in the Labour party who dreads the day a tape they all made at university might come to light; Alison and Robbie, corporate bunnies whose relationship is daily more fractious; Pris and Haze, once an item, now estranged, and finally H..
Sold immediately at auction across the world, this phenomenal novel is the first in a trilogy packed with shooting contests, train robberies, festivals under the stars, powerful Djinni magic and an electrifying love story. This promises to be a global super lead.
"Tell me that and we'll go. Right now. Save ourselves and leave this place to burn. Tell me that's how you want your story to go and we'll write it straight across the sand." Dustwalk is Amani's home. The desert sand is in her bones...
Have you ever imagined a different life?Have you ever stood at a crossroads, undecided? Have you ever had a moment when you wanted to roar?A story for every woman.A story for every moment.Whether you want to laughTo be movedTo loveTo feel less guiltTo cryTo be comfortedTo ROARThere is a story for you.From Sunday Times bestselling author Cecelia Ahern comes a collection of witty, original and moving stories for women everywhere.‘Funny, wise and weighty, in a very good way…read one or two of Ahern..
'Fabulous' Observer 'Achingly stylish' Guardian 'Irresistible' Daily Telegraph 'Gripping' The Sunday TimesIn a jazz bar on the last night of 1937, watching a quartet because she couldn't afford to see the whole ensemble, there were certain things Katey Kontent knew:the location of every old church in Manhattanhow to sneak into the cinemahow to type eighty words a minute, five thousand an hour, and nine million a yearand that if you can still lose yourself in a Dickens novel then everything is go..
WINNER OF THE SALTIRE SOCIETY FIRST BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDAN OBSERVER 'NEW FACE OF FICTION 2018'This is a story of something like survival.Sal planned it for almost a year before they ran. And now Sal knows a lot of stuff. Like how to build a shelter and start a fire. How to estimate distances, snare rabbits and shoot an airgun. And how to protect her sister, Peppa. Because Peppa is ten, which is how old Sal was when Robert started on her.Told in Sal's distinctive voice, and filled with the sile..
A world on the brink of catastrophe. A two-thousand-year-old mystery. A lost gospel.A young man flees the drudgery of shopkeeping in Tsarist Russia to make a new life among the bohemians and revolutionaries of nineteenth-century Paris. Beginning a treacherous journey through a world of spies and double-cross, propaganda, lost love, and anti-Semitism, he enters a modern world where lies have the power of truth.Based on real events, The Secret Books is at once a page-turning adventure and an exami..
Kate Morton's heart-breaking novel, The Secret Keeper, is a spellbinding story of mysteries and secrets, murder and enduring love, moving between the 1930s, the 1960s and the present.
1961: On a sweltering summer's day, while her family picnics by the stream on their Suffolk farm, sixteen-year-old Laurel hides out in her childhood tree house dreaming of a boy called Billy, a move to London, and the bright future she can't wait to seize. But before the idyllic afternoon is over, Laurel will ha..
The Moon Sister is the fifth epic story in the Seven Sisters series by the international number one bestseller Lucinda Riley.
After the death of her father – Pa Salt, an elusive billionaire who adopted his six daughters from around the globe – Tiggy D’Aplièse , trusting her instincts, moves to the remote wilds of Scotland. There she takes a job doing what she loves; caring for animals on the vast and isolated Kinnaird estate, employed by the enigmatic and troubled Laird, Charlie Kinnaird.
Following on from the bestselling The Seven Sisters and The Storm Sister, The Shadow Sister is the third book in Lucinda Riley's spellbinding series, loosely based on the mythology of the Seven Sisters star cluster.Star D'Aplièse is at a crossroads in her life after the sudden death of her beloved father – the elusive billionaire, named Pa Salt by his six daughters, all adopted by him from the four corners of the world. He has left each of them a clue to their true heritage, but Star – the most ..
By Nobel Prize Winner Peter HandkeShort Letter, Long Farewell is one the most inventive and exhilarating of the great Peter Handke's novels. Full of seedy noir atmospherics and boasting an air of generalized delirium, the book starts by introducing us to a nameless young German who has just arrived in America, where he hopes to get over the collapse of his marriage. No sooner has he arrived, however, than he discovers that his ex-wife is pursuing him. He flees, she follows, and soon the couple i..
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018LONGLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2019A stunning debut' GuardianIn Jessie Greengrass' superb debut novel, our unnamed narrator recounts her progress to motherhood, while remembering the death of her own mother ten years before, and the childhood summers she spent with her psychoanalyst grandmother.Woven among these personal recollections are significant events in medical history: Wilhelm Röntgen's discovery of the X-ray; Sigmund Freud's deve..
A moving, funny, heartwarming tale of love and friendship, for anyone who loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The Keeper of Lost Things and Three Things about Elsie.It's never too late to grow old disgracefully...The life of 79-year-old pensioner Peggy Smart is as beige as the décor in her retirement village. Her week revolves around aqua aerobics and appointments with her doctor. The highlight of Peggy's day is watching her neighbour Brian head out for his morning swim.Peggy dreams of ..
THE SIX LOVES OF BILLY BINNS is a deeply moving and honest debut set in London against the backdrop of the changing 20th century. it is reading group fiction perfect for those who loved the quirky pathos of Gail Honeyman's ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE and the humour of Rachel Joyce's THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY'A book I would like to have beside me as I grow old to remind me of what's important in life and what is not' Jenny Quintana, author of The Missing GirlI remember my drea..
By Nobel Prize Winner Peter HandkeProvocative, romantic, and restlessly exploratory, Peter Handke is one of the great writers of our time. Slow Homecoming, originally published in the late 1970s, is central to his achievement and to the powerful influence he has exercised on other writers, chief among them W.G. Sebald. A novel of self-questioning and self-discovery, Slow Homecoming is a singular odyssey, an escape from the distractions of the modern world and the unhappy consciousness, a voyage ..
Lou Clark knows too many things . . .She knows how many miles lie between her new home in New York and her new boyfriend Sam in London.She knows her employer is a good man and she knows his wife is keeping a secret from him.What Lou doesn't know is she's about to meet someone who's going to turn her whole life upside down.Because Josh will remind her so much of a man she used to know that it'll hurt.Lou won't know what to do next, but she knows that whatever she chooses is going to change everyt..
When Daniel's mother dies, he is brought under the protection of the AMO: the Alliance of Magicians and Outlaws. It is an introduction to a world of revenge, revolution and mind-bending chemicals, where anarchists, alchemists and high-stake gamblers co-exist. It is a place in which magic and murder are the norm.So begins an extraordinary quest for knowledge and understanding in this unforgettable outlaw classic."This novel is remarkable for its breadth. The AMO is skilfully woven into the fabric..
Imagine a world where the healthy choice is the only choice.'Original and subversive.' Independent'Life-affirming' Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She SaidLea Kirino is a 'Lifer,' who has the potential to live forever - if she does everything right. She has lived her life by religiously following the state directives that ensure she remains fit and healthy. She knows she wants to live forever, and she is going to green juice, yoga-cise and meditate her way to immortality.Yet, when a brush with dea..
The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award Finalist from the author of Everything, Everything is now a major motion picture starring Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton! This movie tie-in edition features key movie cover art and a photo insert.Natasha: I'm a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I'm definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my ..
E anul 1714. Daniel Waterhouse s-a intors in Anglia unde si-a unit fortele cu ale prietenului sau Isaac Newton pentru a urmari un grup care urmareste sa ii asasineze pe Filosofii Naturali. In acelasi timp, o lupta tot mai crancena pentru coroana Angliei tulbura tara. Tot acum, o veche disputa dintre Newton si Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz se apropie de culme, cu consecinte potentiale catastrofice... Finalul Ciclului Baroc. 'Multi cred ca Cryptonomicon e cea mai buna carte a lui Stephenson. The Syst..
'Girl on a Train meets The Talented Mr Ripley under the Moroccan sun. Unputdownable' The TimesThe perfect read for fans of Daphne du Maurier and Patricia Highsmith, set in 1950s Morocco, Tangerine is a gripping psychological literary thriller.The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the horrific accident at Bennington, the two friends - once inseparable roommates - haven't spoken in over a year. But Lucy is standing there,..
As a work of post-tsunami literature and a protest against the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, this novel is of utmost importance to this moment, a powerful rebuke to the Imperial system and a sensitive, deeply felt depiction of the lives of Japan's most vulnerable people.
Kazu is dead. Born in Fukushima in 1933, the same year as the Emperor, his life is tied by a series of coincidences to the Imperial family and has been shaped at every turn by modern Japanese history. But his life story is also marked b..