Fiction

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Bewilderment
by Richard Powers
A story of father and son, grief and loss, mental health and climate change, and astrophysics! Brilliant.
Publication date: 21st September 2021
Life Among the Savages
by Shirley Jackson
Written in late 1940s America, this is a wry, dark, nostalgic account of family life by the author best known for her horror stories.
Publication date: 1st August 2019
Great Circle
by Maggie Shipstead
An epic tale of family, tragedy, romance and adventure woven around the lives of a 1950s female aviator and a modern day Hollywood movie star. Compelling.
Publication date: 4th May 2021
The Island of Missing Trees
by Elif Shafak
Publication date: 5th August 2021
The Man Who Died Twice
by Richard Osman
Publication date: 16th September 2021
Mrs March
by Virginia Feito
Publication date: 5th August 2021
The Long, Long Afternoon
by Inga Vesper
The Madness of Crowds
by Louise Penny
Dangerous ideas presented by a visiting academic cause disruption, then murder, and Chief Inspector Armand Gamache must put aside his own feelings in order to solve the crime.
Publication date: 24th August 2021
The Fell
by Sarah Moss
Powerfully moving and atmospheric, a story about nature, community and survival in the time of the pandemic.
Publication date: 11th November 2021
Wish You Were Here
by Jodi Picoult
You're never entirely sure what to expect with Jodi Picoult, and this doesn't disappoint!
Publication date: 25th November 2021
The Whistleblower
by Robert Peston
A wry and emotive, gripping and insightful political thriller from the respected and enigmatic journalist and presenter. Loved it!
Publication date: 2nd September 2021
Early Morning Riser
by Katherine Heiny
Publication date: 15th April 2021
I Couldn't Love You More
by Esther Freud
We, the Survivors
by Tash Aw
'Prejudice and the refugee experience are examined in this taut novel set in Malaysia'. Described as 'gripping', 'moving' and skilfully written, what will we think of it?
The Therapist
by Helene Flood
Sinister and compelling mystery set around a puzzling disappearance, the unravelling of a marriage and a psychiatrist's inner thoughts. Couldn't put it down.
Publication date: 8th July 2021
Crow Lake
by Mary Lawson
Magpie
by Elizabeth Day
Marisa has known Jake for only a few months but has no hesitation about moving in with him and trying for a baby. But in this novel of twists and surprises, no one is quite as they seem.
Publication date: 2nd September 2021
The Night She Disappeared
by Lisa Jewell
A young mum goes to a party and never returns home. A year later someone seems to be leaving clues to the events of that night.
Publication date: 22nd July 2021
The Midnight Library
by Matt Haig
It's midnight on Nora's last day on earth and she is transported to a library. This is where she can explore what else might have happened in her life, if she'd made different choices. Described as 'a beautiful fable', 'a brilliant premise and great fun', what will we think of it? 
Publication date: 18th February 2021
The End of Men
by Christina Sweeney-Baird
The outbreak of a virus threatens the world order, affecting only men. Brilliantly written page-turner that boasts sensitivity and hope.
Publication date: 29th April 2021

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