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New Fiction

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

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The First Woman - by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi - £16.99

Shuggie Bain - by Douglas Stuart - £8.99
Winner of the Booker Prize 2020 Shortlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction 2020 A BBC Radio 2 Between the Covers 2021 Book Choice   It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always exp ... more

Hamnet - by Maggie O'Farrell - £8.99
WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020   TWO EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. A LOVE THAT DRAWS THEM TOGETHER. A LOSS THAT THREATENS TO TEAR THEM APART.  On a summer’s day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with a fev ... more

Conjure Women - by Afia Atakora - £8.99
You're free to decide your future. But how do you escape the ghosts of the past?   A stunning debut novel with echoes of Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing and Sara Collins' The Confessions of Frannie Langton.   The pale-skinned, black-eyed b ... more

The Once and Future Witches - by Alix E. Harrow - £14.99
In 1893, there's no such thing as witches.  There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at t ... more

Feathertide - by Beth Cartwright - £8.99
A girl. A secret. A life-changing journey.  Born covered in the feathers of a bird, and kept hidden in a crumbling house full of secrets, Marea has always known she was different, but never known why.   And so to find answers, she goes in sea ... more

The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again - by M. John Harrison - £8.99
Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2020, this is fiction that pushes the boundaries of the novel form.   Shaw had a breakdown, but he's getting himself back together. He has a single room, a job on a decaying London barge, and an on-off affair with a ... more

little scratch - by Rebecca Watson - £12.90
*** Observer 10 Best Debut Novelists of 2021 ***  little scratch tells the story of a day in the life of an unnamed woman, living in a lower-case world of demarcated fridge shelves and office politics; clock-watching and WhatsApp notifications. ... more

The Dictionary of Lost Words - by Pip Williams - £14.99
Discover the internationally bestselling debut, Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.   In 1901, the word 'bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole i ... more

How Much of These Hills is Gold - by C Pam Zhang - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020 LONGLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2021   America.  In the twilight of the Gold Rush, two siblings cross a landscape with a gun in their hands and the body of their father on their backs...  Ba ... more

The Awkward Black Man - by Walter Mosley - £20.00
Bestselling author Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension, both with his extraordinary fiction and gripping writing for television. The Awkward Black Man collects seventeen of Mosley's most accomplished short stories to showca ... more

Blood Grove - by Walter Mosley - £20.00
Ezekiel "Easy" Porterhouse Rawlins is an unlicensed private investigator turned hard-boiled detective always willing to do what it takes to get things done in the racially charged, dark underbelly of Los Angeles. But when Easy is approached by a shel ... more

A River Called Time - by Courttia Newland - £16.99
A monumental speculative fiction story of love, loyalty, politics and conscience set in parallel Londons.  The Ark was built to save the lives of the many, but rapidly became a refuge for the elite, the entrance closed without warning. Years ... more

A Long Petal Of The Sea - by Isabel Allende - £8.99
'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

The Book of Ramallah: A City in Short Fiction - by Maya Abu Al-Hayat (Editor) - £9.99
Featuring Maya Abu Al-Hayat, Anas Abu Rahma, Liana Badr, Ahlam Bsharat, Ameer Hamad, Khaled Hourani, Ahmad Jaber, Ziad Khadash, Ibrahim Nasrallah & Mahmoud Shukair   A coffee seller waits all day for one of his customers to ask him how he is, u ... more

The Lost Future of Pepperharrow - by Natasha Pulley - £8.99
"A Japan that never was, a future lost, ghosts that are not dead ... not even a partial list of ingredients can do justice to this wonderful cake of a book ... A time-defying thriller."(Robin Hobb) Strange things are happening in Tokyo.  A ... more

What's Left of Me is Yours - by Stephanie Scott - £8.99
One of the Observer's Ten Best Debut Novelists of 2020  A gripping debut set in modern-day Tokyo and inspired by a true crime, What's Left of Me Is Yours follows a young woman's search for the truth about her mother's life - and her murder.   ... more

Last Night at the Telegraph Club - by Malinda Lo - £7.99
From the award winning author of Ash comes a gripping story of love and duty set in San Francisco's Chinatown during the 1950s.  Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can't remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom t ... more

The Book of Longings - by Sue Monk Kidd - £8.99
The New York Times Bestseller.  An inspiring story set in the first century AD about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings.  Ana is born in Galilee at a time whe ... more

Transcendent Kingdom - by Yaa Gyasi - £14.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021.   From the bestselling author of Homegoing.  As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, seeking escape in myths of heroism and romance. Wh ... more

Tyll - by Daniel Kehlmann - £8.99
Shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2020  He's a trickster, a player, a jester. His handshake's like a pact with the devil, his smile like a crack in the clouds; he's watching you now and he's gone when you turn. Tyll Ulenspiegel is he ... more

Why the Moon Travels - by Oein DeBhairduin, illustrated by Leanne McDonagh - £11.99
Why the Moon Travels is a haunting collection of twenty tales rooted in the oral tradition of the Irish Traveller community.   Brave vixens, prophetic owls and stalwart horses live alongside the human characters as guides, protectors, friends and ... more

Klara and the Sun - by Kazuo Ishiguro - £20.00
‘The Sun always has ways to reach us.'   From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street ... more

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree - by Shokoofeh Azar - £8.99
*SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2020* *LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2020*  A family story about the unbreakable connection between the living and the dead.  Set in Iran in the decade following the 1979 Isl ... more

Plain Bad Heroines - by Emily M. Danforth - £14.99
'It’s a terrible story and one way to tell it is this: two girls in love and a fog of wasps cursed the place forever after...’  1902, Brookhants School for Girls: students Flo and Clara are madly in love with each other, as well as comple ... more

The Quarry - by Ben Halls - £8.99
You can see it in them; all that anger inside, it's toxic. Throw some drink into it and everything bubbles over. People say that they never see it coming, the swing of the fist that kicks it all off, but I can tell.   In these interconnected shor ... more

The Night Watchman - by Louise Erdrich - £8.99
It is 1953. Thomas Wazhushk is the night watchman at the first factory to open near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota. He is also a prominent Chippewa Council member, trying to understand a new bill that is soon to be put before C ... more

Bina - by Anakana Schofield - £8.99
Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2020   My name is Bina and I'm a very busy woman. That's Bye-na, not Beena. I don't know who Beena is but I expect she's having a happy life. I don't know who you are, or the state of your life. But if you'v ... more

Who's Loving You: Love Stories by Women of Colour - by Sareeta Domingo (Editor) - £14.99
"A beautiful collection that I both lost and found myself in. Unbelievably exciting stories from some show-stoppingly talented writers."(Candice Carty-Williams, author of Queenie.) Lost love. Forbidden Love. Unrequited love. Tenderness. Desire. Ro ... more

As You Were - by Elaine Feeney - £14.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2021 SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2020 AN OBSERVER BEST DEBUT 2020  Sinead Hynes is a tough, driven, funny young property developer with a terrifying secret. No-one knows it: ... more

Midnight Atlanta - by Thomas Mullen - £8.99
Midnight Atlanta is the stunning new novel in the award-nominated, critically acclaimed Darktown series, and sees a newspaper editor murdered against the backdrop of Rosa Parks' protest and Martin Luther King Jnr's emergence.   Atlanta, 1956. Whe ... more

Strange Hotel - by Eimear McBride - £8.99
From the winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction.  A woman enters an Avignon hotel room. She's been here once before - but while the room hasn't changed, she is a different person now.  Forever caught between check-in and check-out, she ... more

Sword of Fire - by Katharine Kerr - £8.99
The celebrated Deverry series is an epic fantasy rooted in Celtic mythology that intricately interweaves human and elven history over several hundred years.   The bards are the people's voice - and their sword. All over the kingdom of Deverr ... more

The Midnight Library - by Matt Haig - £8.99
Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret.  She feels she has let everyone down, including her ... more

Mrs Death Misses Death - by Salena Godden - £14.99
Mrs Death tells her intoxicating story in this life-affirming fire-starter of a novel.  Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted from spending eternity doing her job and now she seeks someone to unburden her conscience to. Wolf Willeford, a tro ... more

The Year Without Summer - by Guinevere Glasfurd - £8.99
1815, Sumbawa Island, Indonesia  Mount Tambora explodes in a cataclysmic eruption, killing thousands. Sent to investigate, ship surgeon Henry Hoggcan barely believe his eyes. Once a paradise, the island is now solid ash, the surrounding sea t ... more

The Days of Abandonment - by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein - £8.99
Rarely have the foundations upon which our ideas of motherhood and womanhood rest been so candidly questioned.  This compelling novel tells the story of one woman's headlong descent into what she calls an 'absence of sense' after being abandoned by ... more

Big Girl, Small Town - by Michelle Gallen - £8.99

Hashim & Family - by Shahnaz Ahsan - £8.99
An Observer Best Book of 2020  It is New Year's Eve, 1960. Hashim has left behind his homeland and his bride, Munira, to seek his fortune in England. His cousin and only friend, Rofikul, introduces Hashim to life in Manchester - including Rof ... more

This Happy - by Niamh Campbell - £8.99
I have taken apart every panel of this, like an ornamental fan. But we stayed in the cottage for three weeks only, just three weeks, because it was cut short you see - cut short after just three weeks, when I'd left my entire life behind.  W ... more

The Animals at Lockwood Manor - by Jane Healey - £8.99
Some secrets are unspoken. Others are unspeakable...   August 1939. Thirty-year-old Hetty Cartwright is tasked with the evacuation and safekeeping of the natural history museum's collection of mammals.  Once she and her exhibits arrive a ... more

The Moroccan Daughter - by Deborah Rodriguez - £8.99
The brand new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul.   In Morocco, behind the ancient walls of the medina, secrets will be revealed...  Amina Bennis has come back to her childhood home in Morocco ... more

Good Citizens Need Not Fear - by Maria Reva - £8.99
A cast of unforgettable characters--citizens of the small industrial town of Kirovka--populate Maria Reva's ingeniously entwined tales that span the chaotic years leading up to and immediately following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989.  ... more

Summer Will Show - by Sylvia Townsend Warner - £9.99
'She is my husband's mistress - and here am I, taking her out to dinner'   Sophia Willoughby of Blandamer House, upstanding Victorian matriarch, has packed her errant husband off to Paris with his mistress Minna. But when tragedy throws her life ... more

Weather - by Jenny Offill - £8.99
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

The Mermaid of Black Conch - by Monique Roffey - £9.99
March 1976: St Constance, a tiny Caribbean village on the island of Black Conch. A fisherman sings to himself, waiting for a catch - but attracts a sea-dweller he doesn't expect. A beautiful young woman cursed by jealous wives to live as a mermaid ha ... more

Patternmaster - by Octavia E. Butler - £9.99
A PATTERNIST NOVEL: BOOK FOUR The Patternmaster is all powerful.  His every thought can control, heal or destroy. The only threat to his command are the Clayarks, a society of people born out of terrible disease, who now live enslaved by ... more

Clay's Ark - by Octavia E. Butler - £9.99
A PATTERNIST NOVEL: BOOK THREE  Blake Maslin is a doctor. In an alternate America marked by volatile class warfare, he and his twin daughters are taken captive by armed men demanding urgent medical care.  In an isolated desert compound, ... more

Mind of My Mind - by Octavia E. Butler - £9.99
A PATTERNIST NOVEL: BOOK TWO The baby's name is Mary, and her father is immortal.  For thousands of years, Doro has pursued perfection, experimenting with humanity and seeking out rare - and powerful - talents. His finest creation is Mary, a ... more

Wild Seed - by Octavia E. Butler - £9.99
A PATTERNIST NOVEL: BOOK ONE  It begins when two immortals meet in an African forest.  Doro is an ancient spirit who, for thousands of years, has cultivated a small village of people in search of perfection. He steals from their bodie ... more

Q - by Christina Dalcher - £8.99
WOULD YOU MAKE THE GRADE?   It begins as a way to make things fairer. An education system that will benefit everyone. It's all in the name of progress.  This is what Elena Fairchild believes. As a teacher in one of the government's el ... more

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