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New Fiction

Recommended new novels and short stories. (browse related category Fiction )

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Summer - by Ali Smith - £16.99
The unmissable finale to Ali Smith's dazzling literary tour de force: the Seasonal quartet concludes in 2020 with Summer.  In the present, Sacha knows the world's in trouble. Her brother Robert just is trouble. Their mother and father are having ... more

Foxfire, Wolfskin & Other Stories of Shapeshifting Women - by Sharon Blackie - £8.99
‘She lived fully, my fox, and I envied her with all my heart. I wanted to dance with her, sister or lover, across the snow-clad vastness of this land. Together, we’d create the Northern Lights. For that is what foxes do – racing over the fells, ... more

Animal Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland - by Sharon Jacksties - £12.99
Stories and animals have long travelled the same routes. Through our heritage of charming, quirky and profound tales, you will find yourself re-acquainted with Britain's wondrous fauna.   Find out how hedgehog ended up with spines and what ma ... more

This is How You Lose the Time War - by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone - £10.00
WINNER OF The 2019 Reddit Stabby Award for Best Novella AND The 2019 British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novella  SHORTLISTED FOR: 2020 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Hugo Award for Best Novella The Ray Bradbury Prize Nebula ... more

Manchester Happened - by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi - £8.99
A stunning new story collection from Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, acclaimed author of Kintu and winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014 and the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction 2018.  If there's one thing the characters in Jennifer Mak ... more

This Brutal House - by Niven Govinden - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2019   On the steps of New York's City Hall, five ageing Mothers sit in silent protest. They are the guardians of the vogue ball community - queer men who opened their hearts and homes to countless lost Childr ... more

Episodes: A Collection - by Christopher Priest - £8.99
Christopher Priest is one of the most acclaimed writers of both SF and literary fiction at work today. Here, for the first time in almost twenty years, is a collection of his short work. Largely previously uncollected, ranging from the horrific to th ... more

Find Me - by André Aciman - £8.99
Elio believes he has left behind his first love – but as an affair with an older man intensifies, his thoughts turn to the past and to Oliver.   Oliver, a college professor, husband and father, is preparing to leave New York. The imminent tr ... more

Rainbow Milk - by Paul Mendez - £14.99
"When did you last read a novel about a young, black, gay, Jehovah Witness man from Wolverhampton who flees his community to make his way in London as a prostitute? This might be a debut, but Mendez is an exciting, accomplished and daring storyteller ... more

The Book of Shanghai: A City in Short Fiction - by Jin Li and Dai Congrong (Editors) - £9.99
Featuring Wang Anyi, Xiao Bai, Shen Dacheng, Chen Danyan, Cai Jun, Chen Qiufan, Xia Shang, Teng Xiaolan, Fu Yuehui & Wang Zhanhei  As the end of the world arrives in downtown Shanghai, one man’s only wish is to return a library book... ... more

Tidelands - by Philippa Gregory - £8.99
England 1648. A dangerous time for a woman to be different.   Midsummer's Eve, 1648, and England is in the grip of civil war between renegade King and rebellious Parliament.  The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even to th ... more

Dominicana - by Angie Cruz - £16.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION   'A thrilling, necessary, and unforgettable portrait of what it means to be an immigrant' ~ Patricia Engel  Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the way the ... more

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) - by Suzanne Collins - £18.99
Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price.  It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot a ... more

City of Girls - by Elizabeth Gilbert - £8.99
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

Trouble Is What I Do - by Walter Mosley - £12.99
From innovative bestselling novelist Walter Mosley comes the return of the beloved Leonid McGill detective series featuring a morally ambiguous P.I. who solves crimes and whose victims are society’s most downtrodden.  Leonid McGill’s spen ... more

The City in the Middle of the Night - by Charlie Jane Anders - £8.99
Entertainment Weekly's 27 Female Authors Who Rule Sci-Fi and Fantasy Right Now Winner of the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novel Finalist for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel  "If you control our sleep, then you can own our dreams... And ... more

Salt Slow - by Julia Armfield - £8.99
THE ELECTRIFYING DEBUT FROM THE WINNER OF THE WHITE REVIEW SHORT STORY PRIZE 2018   In her brilliantly inventive and haunting debut collection of stories, Julia Armfield explores bodies and the bodily, mapping the skin and bones of her character ... more

Weather - by Jenny Offill - £12.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020  ‘What are you afraid of, he asks me and the answer of course is dentistry, humiliation, scarcity, then he says what are your most useful skills? People think I’m funny’  Lizzie Benson ... more

Patsy - by Nicole Dennis-Benn - £8.99
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

To Be Taught, If Fortunate - by Becky Chambers - £8.99
In the future, instead of terraforming planets to sustain human life, explorers of the galaxy transform themselves.   *FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR*  ‘Extraordinary...A future masterwork’ Joanne Harris   At the t ... more

Hamnet - by Maggie O'Farrell - £20.00

Where The Wild Ladies Are - by Aoko Matsuda, translated by Polly Barton - £9.99
Winner of an English PEN Award Named a ‘new book you need to read in 2020‘ by i-D Named a ‘best book of the year so far‘ by Tatler  Witty, inventive, and profound, Where the Wild Ladies Are is a contemporary feminist retelling of tr ... more

Resist: Stories of Uprising 2 - by Ra Page (Editor) - £12.99
Featuring Julia Bell, SJ Bradley, Jude Brown, Lucy Caldwell, Steve Chambers, Martin Edwards, Uschi Gatward, Luan Goldie, Gaia Holmes, Nikita Lalwani, David Lambert, Anna Lewis, Irfan Master, Donny O'Rourke, Kamila Shamsie, Bidisha SK Mamata, Kim Squi ... more

We Are Attempting To Survive Our Time - by A L Kennedy - £16.99
A master-class in the short story, from the Costa Book Award winning author of Day.  A. L. Kennedy’s new collection of stories show us women and men wrestling with the lives they have been given and the times spinning out around them. Humou ... more

Women's Weird: Strange Stories by Women, 1890-1940 - by Melissa Edmundson (Editor) - £12.99
Early Weird fiction embraces the supernatural, horror, science fiction, fantasy and the Gothic, and was explored with enthusiasm by many women writers in the United Kingdom and in the USA in the late Victorian period and in the early twentieth centur ... more

The Pursuit Of William Abbey - by Claire North - £8.99
‘I was cursed in Natal, in 1884. Cursed by truth and by blood. The shadow took to me, and we have been together since.’  From the bestselling and award-winning author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and 84K comes a powerful new ... more

The Beekeeper of Aleppo - by Christy Lefteri - £8.99
For readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Kite Runner and The Other Hand - a testament to the human powers of survival.  In the midst of war, he found love In the midst of darkness, he found courage In the midst of tragedy, he found hope ... more

A Golden Age - by Tahmima Anam - £8.99
A mother struggles to protect her children as Bangladesh fights for independence; winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award.   Spring, 1971, East Pakistan. Rehana Haque is throwing a party for ... more

Lanny - by Max Porter - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2019  Not far from London, there is a village.  This village belongs to the people who live in it and to those who l ... more

Barn 8 - by Deb Olin Unferth - £9.99
One disaffected administrator, one disenchanted teenager, four hundred and twenty-one vegan extremists, sixty trucks, and nine hundred thousand grumpy layer hens awaiting liberation. In barns. Six barns. No, wait, seven. No, wait...  Two auditors ... more

Night Boat to Tangier - by Kevin Barry - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 THE NUMBER ONE IRISH TIMES BESTSELLER   It's late one night at the Spanish port of Algeciras and two fading Irish gangsters are waiting on the boat from Tangier. A lover has been lost, a daughter has gone mi ... more

Silver Sparrow - by Tayari Jones - £16.99
A Most Anticipated Book for 2020 according to The Sunday Times, the FT and the Guardian  A breathtaking tale of family secrets, from the international bestselling author of An American Marriage.  'My father, James Witherspoon, is a bi ... more

Three Apples Fell From The Sky - by Narine Abgaryan, translated by Lisa C. Hayden - £12.99
An unforgettable story of friendship and feuds in a remote Armenian mountain village.  In an isolated village high in the Armenian mountains, a close-knit community bickers, gossips and laughs. Their only connection to the outside world is an ... more

She Would Be King - by Wayétu Moore - £8.99
In the west African village of Lai, red-haired Gbessa is cursed at birth and exiled on suspicion of being a witch. Bitten by a viper and left for dead, she survives to discover a new life with a group of African American settlers in the colony of Mon ... more

Gingerbread - by Helen Oyeyemi - £8.99
"A writer of sentences so elegant that they gleam"(Ali Smith, author of How to be Both) Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children's stories - equal parts wholesome and uncanny - beloved novelist Helen Oyeyemi inv ... more

The Mirror & The Light - by Hilary Mantel - £25.00
'If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?'   England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfa ... more

I Am Not Sidney Poitier - by Percival Everett - £9.99
The sudden death of Not Sidney Poitier's mother orphans him at age eleven. He is left with a name no one understands, an uncanny resemblance to an Oscar winning actor, and serious amount of shares in the Turner Corporation.   Percival Everett ... more

The Last Crossing - by Brian McGilloway - £8.99
Tony, Hugh and Karen thought they'd seen the last of each other thirty years ago. Half a lifetime has passed and memories have been buried. But when they are asked to reunite - to lay ghosts to rest for the good of the future - they all have their ow ... more

A Thousand Moons - by Sebastian Barry - £18.99
From the Costa Book of the Year-winning author of Days Without End.   Even when you come out of bloodshed and disaster in the end you have got to learn to live...  Winona is a young Lakota orphan adopted by former soldiers Thomas McNul ... more

A People's History of Heaven - by Mathangi Subramanian - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR A PEN/FAULKNER AWARD, 2020  A dazzling tribute to the resilience and determination of a remarkable community of women.  In the sprawling Bangalore slum of Heaven, five girls - Muslim, Christian and Hindu; gay and straight - for ... more

Nightingale Point - by Luan Goldie - £8.99
THE DEBUT NOVEL FROM THE COSTA SHORT STORY AWARD WINNER A BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK  On an ordinary Saturday morning in 1996, the residents of Nightingale Point wake up to their normal lives and worries.  Mary has a secret life th ... more

How the Dead Speak - by Val McDermid - £8.99
The eleventh book in the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series, from No. 1 bestselling author Val McDermid.  ‘We are all creatures of habit. Even murderers...’   When human remains are discovered in the grounds of an old convent, i ... more

Girl, Woman, Other - by Bernardine Evaristo - £8.99
***JOINT WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019***   Bernardine Evaristo is one of those writers who should be read by everyone, everywhere. Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters.  Mostly women, black and ... more

A Long Petal Of The Sea - by Isabel Allende - £16.99
'September 3, 1939, the day of the Spanish exiles' splendid arrival in Chile, the Second World War broke out in Europe.  Victor Dalmau is a young doctor when he is caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life – and the fat ... more

Annelies: A Novel of Anne Frank - by David Gillham - £8.99
A breathtaking new novel that asks the question: what if Anne Frank survived the Holocaust?   In 1945, aged sixteen, Anne Frank walks out of the liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and into a new life as a survivor of the Holocaust. Ret ... more

The Night Tiger - by Yangsze Choo - £8.99
They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us...  In 1930s colonial Malaya, a dissolute British doctor receives a surprise gift of an eleven-year-old Chinese houseboy. Sent as a bequest from an old ... more

Pachinko - by Min Jin Lee - £8.99
Yeongdo, Korea 1911.   In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married yakuza ... more

Do You Dream of Terra-Two? - by Temi Oh - £8.99
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet meets The 100 in this unforgettable debut by a brilliant new voice.   A century ago, scientists theorised that a habitable planet existed in a nearby solar system. Today, ten astronauts will leave a dying Eart ... more

Two Blankets, Three Sheets - by Jonathan Reeder - £12.99
A humorous account of a nine-year wait.  Amsterdam Airport, 1998. Samir Karim steps off a plane from Vietnam, flushes his fake passport down the toilet, and requests asylum. Fleeing Iraq to avoid conscription into Saddam Hussein’s army, he has ... more

Black Leopard, Red Wolf: Dark Star Trilogy Book 1 - by Marlon James - £9.99
"Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the kind of novel I never realized I was missing until I read it. A dangerous, hallucinatory, ancient Africa, which becomes a fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made, with language as powerful as Angela Car ... more

Bird Summons - by Leila Aboulela - £8.99
Salma, happily married, tries every day to fit into life in Britain. When her first love contacts her, she is tempted to risk it all and return to Egypt. Moni gave up a career in banking to care for her disabled son, but now her husband wants to move ... more

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