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    • Lila, Robinson,  Marilynne
    Marilynne Robinson

    Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church to shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister and widower, John Ames, ... read more

    • More Fool Me, Fry,  Stephen
    More Fool Me
    Stephen Fry

    Fry's third voume of memoir recounts the period from the end of the 80's when his life became a blur of work, parties, drinking dens, and poker games. A life of excess at at time when AIDS became an epidemic and politics in Britain turned nasty. He ... read more

    • Narrow Road to the Deep North, Flanagan,  Richard
    Narrow Road to the Deep North
    Richard Flanagan

    The Booker Prize Winner 2014. August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by a love affair as he struggles to look after and lead the men under his command. Everyone ... read more

    • Nora Webster, Toibin,  Colm
    Nora Webster
    Colm Toibin

    It is the late 1960s in Ireland. Nora Webster is living in a small town, looking after her four children, trying to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. She's intelligent, at times difficult and impatient, at times kind, but she is trappe ... read more

    • Outline, Cusk,  Rachel
    Rachel Cusk

    A woman writer goes to Athens in the height of summer to teach a writing course. Though her own circumstances remain indistinct, she becomes the audience to a chain of narratives, as the people she meets tell her one after another the stories of thei ... read more

    • Poetry Notebook, James,  Clive
    Poetry Notebook
    Clive James

    Poetry Notebook is the product of over fifty years of writing, reading, translating and thinking about poetry. As a committed formalist and an as astute and life-time time student and fan, James offers close readings of individual poems and poets, di ... read more

    • 10:04, Lerner,  Ben
    Ben Lerner

    In the last year, the narrator of "10:04" has enjoyed unlikely literary success, has been diagnosed with a potentially fatal medical condition, and has been asked by his best friend to help her conceive a child. In a New York of increasingly frequent ... read more

    • 33 Artists in 3 Acts, Thornton,  Sarah
    33 Artists in 3 Acts
    Sarah Thornton

    Is being an artist a radical form of entrepreneurship or a vocational calling like the priesthood? Is it an extension of philosophy or an offshoot of entertainment?In three richly interlinked but distinct 'acts' - Politics, Kinship and Craft - Sarah ... read more

    • A Bone of Fact, Walsh,  David
    A Bone of Fact
    David Walsh

    David Walsh - the creator of Mona in Hobart - is something of an enigma. A multi-millionaire who made his money gambling, David has turned a wild vision into a unique reality; he is in turns controversial, mysterious and idolised. A Bone of Fact is h ... read more

    • Bush, Watson,  Don
    Don Watson

    Starting with his forebears' battle to drive back nature and eke a living from the land, Don Watson explores the bush as it was and as it now is: the triumphs and the ruination, the commonplace and the bizarre, the stories we like to tell about ourse ... read more

    • Fields of Blood, Armstrong,  Karen
    Fields of Blood
    Karen Armstrong

    Contrasting medieval crusaders and modern-day jihadists with the pacifism of the Buddha and Jesus' vision of a just and peaceful society Armstrong demonstrates that the underlying reasons - social, economic, political - for war and violence in our hi ... read more

    • Island of a Thousand Mirrors, Munaweera,  Nayomi
    Island of a Thousand Mirrors
    Nayomi Munaweera

    Before civil war tears Sri Lanka apart the lives of two young women from very different families are fatefully linked by a chance encounter. In Colombo, Yasodhara lives with her Sinhala family, a life rich in love and everything she could ask for tho ... read more