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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 31 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
    Main Street - by Sinclair Lewis

    £7.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781847498960 | ISBN 10: 1847498965

    Fully annotated edition with over 400 notes.   Young college graduate Carol Kennicott moves from a big city to Gopher Prairie, Minnesota, the small town from which her new husband hails. Imbued with ideals of urban improvement, she dreams of redes ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fugitivities by Jesse McCarthy
    The Fugitivities - by Jesse McCarthy

    £14.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781612199771 | ISBN 10: 1612199771

    A singular and powerful debut novel about a young black American learning the difficulties of forming your own identity when society has already assigned you one.  Like most recent college graduates, Jonah Winters is unsure of what’s next. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Penguin Book Of The Modern American Short Story by John Freeman (Editor)
    The Penguin Book Of The Modern American Short Story - by John Freeman (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781984877826 | ISBN 10: 1984877828

    A selection of the best and most representative contemporary American short fiction from 1970 to 2020, including such authors as Ursula K. LeGuin, Toni Cade Bambara, Jhumpa Lahiri, Sandra Cisneros, and Ted Chiang, hand-selected by celebrated editor a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Mad Girls Of New York by Maya Rodale
    The Mad Girls Of New York - by Maya Rodale

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780593436752 | ISBN 10: 059343675x

    An exciting novel based on the fearless reporter Nellie Bly, who would stop at nothing to expose injustices against women in 19th century New York, even at the risk of her own life and freedom.  In 1887 New York City, Nellie Bly has ambitions ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon
    Sorrowland - by Rivers Solomon

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529118759 | ISBN 10: 1529118751

    A triumphant, genre-bending novel, following a young woman through a nightmarish yet recognisable landscape as she attempts to create a new life for herself and her children.   Vern, a hunted woman alone in the woods, gives birth to twins and r ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
    The Vanishing Half - by Brit Bennett

    £8.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780349701479 | ISBN 10: 0349701474

    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP BESTSELLER #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE  The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, south ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jack by Marilynne Robinson
    Jack - by Marilynne Robinson

    £8.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780349011790 | ISBN 10: 0349011796

    Marilynne Robinson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the American National Humanities Medal, returns to the world of Gilead with Jack, the final in one of the great works of contemporary American fiction.   Jack tells the story of John Ames B ... more

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  • Cover image of book City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
    City of Girls - by Elizabeth Gilbert

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781408867068 | ISBN 10: 1408867060

    A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER   New York, 1940. Young, glamorous and inseparable, Vivian and Celia are chasing trouble from one end of the city to the other. But there is risk in all this play – that's what makes it so fun, and so da ... more

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  • Cover image of book Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn
    Patsy - by Nicole Dennis-Benn

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781786077103 | ISBN 10: 1786077108

    From award-winning novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn comes this beautifully layered portrait of motherhood, immigration and sacrifice A TIME MAGAZINE 'MUST READ BOOK OF 2019'  LONGLISTED FOR A PEN/FAULKNER AWARD 2020   Patsy yearns to es ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    Where the Crawdads Sing - by Delia Owens

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781472154668 | ISBN 10: 1472154665

    For years, rumors of the ‘Marsh Girl’ have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast.   So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. B ... more

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  • Cover image of book All City by Alex DiFrancesco
    All City - by Alex DiFrancesco

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781609809393 | ISBN 10: 1609809394

    All City is more than a novel, it's a foreshadowing of a world to come.   In a near-future New York City ravaged by climate change and economic inequality, a superstorm hits, leaving behind only those who had nowhere else to go and no way to g ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Golden House by Salman Rushdie
    The Golden House - by Salman Rushdie

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784707095 | ISBN 10: 1784707090

    **New York Times bestseller**   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 dow ... more

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  • Cover image of book White Tears by Hari Kunzru
    White Tears - by Hari Kunzru

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241977873 | ISBN 10: 0241977878

    A feverish new tale from the bestselling author of The Impressionist: two ambitious young musicians are drawn into a dark underworld, haunted by the ghosts of a repressive past.  Two twenty-something New Yorkers: Seth, awkward and shy, and Carter ... more

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  • Cover image of book 10:04 by Ben Lerner
    10:04 - by Ben Lerner

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781847088932 | ISBN 10: 1847088937

    In the past year, the narrator of 10:04 has enjoyed unexpected literary success, been diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition, and been asked by his best friend to help her conceive a child. Now, in a New York of increasingly frequent supe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Liberty Bazaar by David Chadwick
    Liberty Bazaar - by David Chadwick

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781906582920 | ISBN 10: 1906582920

    Liverpool, 1863: Newly arrived in England, wealthy liberals enlist Trinity, an escaped slave girl, in their campaign to abolish slavery and support Abraham Lincolns Union. Jubal, a high-ranking Confederate officer, has arrived to find supporters and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Some Luck by Jane Smiley
    Some Luck - by Jane Smiley

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781447275602 | ISBN 10: 1447275608

    The first novel in a dazzling new epic trilogy from the winner of the Pulitzer Prize; a literary adventure that will span a century in America.  1920. After his return from the battlefields in France, Walter Langdon and his wife Rosanna begin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan
    Trout Fishing in America - by Richard Brautigan

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781782113805 | ISBN 10: 1782113800

    Richard Brautigan's wonderfully zany, hilarious episodic novel set amongst the rural waterways of America.   Here's a journey that begins at the foot of the Benjamin Franklin statue in San Francisco's Washington Square, wanders through the won ... more

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  • Cover image of book Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman
    Girlchild - by Tupelo Hassman

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780874432 | ISBN 10: 178087443x

    Rory Dawn Hendrix is in a Girl Scout troop of one.   She lives in a trailer park called the Calle de las Flores near Reno.   Shes determined to leave, childless, before her sixteenth birthday.   Easier said than done. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Big Brother by Lionel Shriver
    Big Brother - by Lionel Shriver

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780007271108 | ISBN 10: 0007271107

    The new novel from the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin.  Pandora has looked up to her older brother Edison since they were children. Now she revels in the anonymity of her suburban Iowa life, while her brother bas ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
    Ghana Must Go - by Taiye Selasi

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780670919888 | ISBN 10: 0670919888

    Electric, exhilarating, and beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go introduces the world to Taiye Selasi, a novelist of extraordinary talent. In a sweeping narrative that takes readers from Accra to Lagos to London to New York, it is at once a portrait of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stoner by John Williams
    Stoner - by John Williams

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099561545 | ISBN 10: 0099561549

    Colum McCann once called Stoner one of the great forgotten novels of the past century, but it seems it is forgotten no longer in 2013 translations of Stoner began appearing on bestseller lists across Europe. Forty-eight years after its first, quiet ... more

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  • Cover image of book Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
    Freedom - by Jonathan Franzen

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780007269761 | ISBN 10: 0007269765

    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 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Acts of Violence by Ryan David Jahn
    Acts of Violence - by Ryan David Jahn

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780330517331 | ISBN 10: 0330517333

    Katrina Marino is about to become Americas most infamous murder victim. This is Katrinas story, and the story of her killer. It is also the story of Katrinas neighbours, those who witnessed her murder and did nothing: the terrified Vietn ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mammoths of the Great Plains by Eleanor Arnason
    Mammoths of the Great Plains - by Eleanor Arnason

    £10.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781604860757 | ISBN 10: 1604860758

    When President Thomas Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark to explore the West, he told them to look especially for mammoths. Jefferson had seen bones and tusks of the great beasts in Virginia, and he suspected - he hoped! - that they might still roam the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little Gods by Anna Richards
    Little Gods - by Anna Richards

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780330464413 | ISBN 10: 0330464418

    A glorious, towering triumph of a novel from the author Ali Smith called 'a huge new talent'.   An adventure, a black comedy, a fairy tale of sorts and a romance, Little Gods tells the story of larger-than-life Jean Clocker, whose birth challe ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Granta Book of the American Short Story - Volume 2 by Edited and introduced by Richard Ford
    The Granta Book of the American Short Story - Volume 2 - by Edited and introduced by Richard Ford

    £12.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847080400 | ISBN 10: 1847080405

    In 1992 Richard Ford edited and introduced the first Granta Book of the American Short Story. It became the definitive anthology of American short fiction written in the last half of the twentieth century.  In the fifteen years since, Ford ha ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Anomalies by Joey Goebel
    The Anomalies - by Joey Goebel

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781905847365 | ISBN 10: 190584736x

    Luster (vocals) wants to be a rock star despite living in the ghetto with his crack-dealing brothers. Eighty-year-old Opal (guitar) is a sex-crazed party machine who has no intention of going into a home just yet. Ember (bass) loathes the world and w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The System of the World (Volume Three of the Baroque Cycle) by Neal Stephenson
    The System of the World (Volume Three of the Baroque Cycle) - by Neal Stephenson

    £12.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780099463368 | ISBN 10: 0099463369

    The year is 1714. Daniel Waterhouse has returned to England, where he joins forces with his friend Isaac Newton to hunt down a shadowy group attempting to blow up Natural Philosophers with 'Infernal Devices' - time bombs.  As Daniel and Newton c ... more

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  • Cover image of book From Caucasia, With Love by Danzy Senna
    From Caucasia, With Love - by Danzy Senna

    £6.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780747557500 | ISBN 10: 0747557500

    Growing up amidst the power politics of 1970s America, Birdie and her older sister Cole are so close they speak their own language. Daughters of a white activist mother and a black academic father, Birdie appears white, Cole black, their relationship ... more

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  • Cover image of book Collected Stories by Tennessee Williams
    Collected Stories - by Tennessee Williams

    £12.99   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780749395810 | ISBN 10: 0749395818

    Acclaimed as one of America's most distinguished and successful playwrights, Tennessee Williams also published four volumes of short stories. In Collected Stories , these volumes are combined with a wealth of unpublished and uncollected work, ranging ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Awakening by Kate Chopin
    The Awakening - by Kate Chopin

    £2.99   paperback   (1994) - ISBN 13: 9780486277868 | ISBN 10: 0486277860

    First published in 1899, this novel shocked readers with its open sensuality and uninhibited treatment of marital infidelity.   Poignant and lyrical, it tells the story of a New Orleans wife who attempts to find love outside a stifling marria ... more

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