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Being Mortal - Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande

ISBN: 9780670086061

Pages: 282

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in...Read More

Men at Arms - Book 1 - The Sword of Honour Trilogy
by Evelyn Waugh

ISBN: 014002123x

Pages: 245

Men at Arms is the first book in Waugh’s brilliant trilogy, Sword of Honour, which chronicles the fortunes of Guy Crouchback. Guy Crouchback, determined to get into the war, takes a commission in t...Read More

Second-Hand Time
by Svetlana Alexievich

ISBN: 9788193237243

Pages: 567

In Secondhand Time, Alexievich chronicles the demise of communism. Everyday Russian citizens recount the past thirty years, showing us what life was like during the fall of the Soviet Union and what i...Read More

The Wheel of Surya
by Jamila Gavin

ISBN: 9780749747442

Pages: 288

The dramatic first volume in the Surya Trilogy by Whitbread award-winning author of Coram Boy, Jamila Gavin. India, August 1947: Fleeing from their burnt-out village as civil war rages in the Punjab, ...Read More

by Bob Dylan

ISBN: 9780007215041

Pages: 116

The songwriter Bob Dylan wrote this book, Tarantula, in the year 1966. However, it was not to be released in full, till the year 1971. Speaking vividly of the the turbulent 1960s, the times during whi...Read More

The Night Watch (Patrick Modiano)
by Patrick Modiano

ISBN: 9781408867914

Pages: 130

When Patrick Modiano was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize for LIterature he was praised for using the 'art of memory' to bring to life the Occupation of Paris during the Second World War. The Night Wa...Read More

Ring Roads
by Patrick Modiano

ISBN: 9781408867938

Pages: 146

Ring Roads, for which Modiano was awarded the French Academy's Grand Prix du Roman (1972), is the story of a young Jew, Serge, in search of his father, Chalva, who disappeared from his life ten years ...Read More

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
by Tennessee Williams


Pages: 158

In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiet...Read More

The Hours: A Novel
by Michael Cunningham

ISBN: 9780312243029

Pages: 229

Passionate, profound, and deeply moving, "The Hours" is the story of three women: Clarissa Vaughan, who one New York morning goes about planning a party in honor of a beloved friend; Laura Brown, who ...Read More

Days Without End
by Sebastian Barry

ISBN: 9780571277049

Pages: 301

From the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist Sebastian Barry, 'a master storyteller' (Wall Street Journal), comes a powerful new novel of duty and family set against the American Indian and Civil Wars ...Read More

Swing Time
by Zadie Smith

ISBN: 9780241247310

Pages: 453

Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and true identity, how they shape us and how we can survive them. Moving from north-west London to West Africa, ...Read More

Unhooking the Moon
by Gregory Hughes

ISBN: 9781849162951

Pages: 374

Winner of the Booktrust Teenage Prize and a finalist for The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, a starred review Kirkus Review praised Unhooking the Moon as a 'rousing adventure on the not-so-mean str...Read More

by Carole Wilkinson

ISBN: 9781742032450

Pages: 343

Ancient China, Han Dynasty. A slave girl saves the life of an ageing dragon and escapes her brutal master. Pursued by a ruthless dragon hunter, the girl and the dragon make an epic journey across Chin...Read More

by Irvine Welsh

ISBN: 9780749336509

Pages: 344

The bed is familiar, or rather, the wall opposite it is. Paddy stanton looks down at us wo his seventies sideboards. Iggy Pop sits smashing a pile of records wi a claw hammer. Ma auld bedroom, in the ...Read More

Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo

ISBN: 9781406357622

Pages: 159

The summer Opal and her father, the preacher, move to Naomi, Florida, Opal goes into the Winn-Dixie supermarket and comes out with a dog. A big, ugly, suffering dog with a sterling sense of humor. A d...Read More

The Dot
by Peter H Reynolds

ISBN: 9781844281695

Pages: 32

Vashti is a girl who says she cannot draw. When she tells her teacher, she says to 'make a mark and see where it takes you.' Vashti draws a dot on her paper, and her teacher then says 'now sign it.' T...Read More

A Discovery of Witches
by Deborah Harkness

ISBN: 9780143119685

Pages: 720

Book one of the New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted a...Read More

by Elizabeth Laird

ISBN: 9780330456999

Pages: 390

Crusade is a richly detailed historical adventure, from Carnegie shortlisted author, Elizabeth Laird. Two boys. Two faiths. One unholy war . . . When Adam's mother dies unconfessed, he pledges t...Read More

The Ask and the Answer
by Patrick Ness

ISBN: 9781406339864

Pages: 517

Todd and Viola did not find healing and hope in Haven. They found instead their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss, waiting to welcome them to New Prentisstown. There they are forced into separate lives: Tod...Read More

Vanished (Sheela Chari)
by Sheela Chari

ISBN: 9780143332527

Pages: 280

Eleven-year-old Neela dreams of being a famous musician, performing for admiring crowds on her traditional Indian stringed instrument. Her particular instrument was a gift from her grandmother—intrica...Read More