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New Fiction

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

The Virago Book of Witches - by Shahrukh Husain (Editor) - £14.99
A collection of more than fifty stories about witches from around the world. There are tales of banshees, crones and beauties in disguise from China, Siberia, the Caribbean, Armenia, Portugal and Australia.  The characters featured include Italy ... more

The Godmother - by Hannelore Cayre - £8.99
WINNER: EUROPEAN CRIME FICTION PRIZE WINNER: GRAND PRIX DE LITTÉRATURE POLICIÈRE   Meet Patience Portefeux - 53 years old, widowed mother of two, fluent Arabic speaker, upstanding French citizen... and soon to become The Godmother.  ... more

Accidental Agent - by Alan Judd - £8.99
Brexit looms and Charles Thoroughgood, Chief of MI6, is forbidden for political reasons from spying on the EU. But when an EU official volunteers the EU’s negotiating bottom lines to one of his officers, Charles has to report it.   Whiteh ... more

The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror - by Daniel Mallory Ortberg - £8.99
A collection of darkly mischievous stories based on classic fairy tales. Sinister and inviting, familiar and alien all at the same time, The Merry Spinster updates traditional children’s stories and fairy tales with elements of psychological horror ... more

Grand Union: Stories - by Zadie Smith - £20.00
The first ever collection of stories from the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Swing Time and White Teeth.  In the summer of 1959, an Antiguan immigrant in north west London lives the last day of his life, unknowingly caught in someone ... more

The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two - by Philip Pullman - £20.00
It is twenty years since the events of La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacqua begin her life-changing journey.  It is almost ten years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life, Will Par ... more

Killing Commendatore - by Haruki Murakami - £9.99
The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84.   In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous art ... more

My Sister, the Serial Killer - by Oyinkan Braithwaite - £8.99
Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019 Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 Winner of the LA Times Award for Best Crime Thriller, 2019   When Korede’s dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola ... more

Quichotte - by Salman Rushdie - £20.00
***SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019***  In a tour-de-force that is both an homage to an immortal work of literature and a modern masterpiece about the quest for love and family, Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author ... more

Best British Short Stories 2019 - by Nicholas Royle (Editor) - £9.99
The nation’s favourite annual guide to the short story, now in its ninth year.  Best British Short Stories invites you to judge a book by its cover – or more accurately, by its title. This new series aims to reprint the best short stories ... more

Once Upon a River - by Diane Setterfield - £8.99
Some say the river drowned her...Some say it brought her back to life.   On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open and in steps an i ... more

Ducks, Newburyport - by Lucy Ellmann - £14.99
*** SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZE ***   ‘... I dreamt last night about somebody complaining that he owned a “lesser Cézanne” while I was tearing heartshaped buttons off a shirt, and something about a ferret, the fact that my dre ... more

The Testaments - by Margaret Atwood - £20.00
Margaret Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale, is a modern classic. Now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.  More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the t ... more

Everything Good Will Come - by Sefi Atta - £8.99
Now a classic of world literature, this beautifully written, funny and piercingly honest story of a contemporary Yoruba woman’s coming-of-age in Lagos is a heartfelt drama of family, friendship, community and divided loyalties.  It is 1971, ... more

The Freedom Artist - by Ben Okri - £8.99
One of 2019's most anticipated novels in The Times, Irish Times and Guardian. "Where fiction's master of enchantments stares down a real horror, and without blinking or flinching, produces a work of beauty, grace and uncommon power"(Marlon James, ... more

Mr Godley's Phantom - by Mal Peet - £8.99
This novel is a masterpiece and something of an enigma. Part ghost story, part detective story and part something else entirely...  It's 1945 and Martin Heath, like many men at that time, is struggling to settle, to find his place again after ... more

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven - by Mitch Albom - £7.99
‘No act done for someone else is ever wasted...‘  At eight years old, Annie was saved from a tragic accident by a complete stranger and her life changed forever. Her mother, ravaged with guilt, whisked Annie away from the world she once k ... more

Chinese Fairy Tales and Legends - by Richard Wilhelm (Editor) - £12.99
Fearless heroes, feisty princesses, sly magicians, terrifying dragons, talking foxes and miniature dogs. They all feature in this enthralling compendium of Chinese fairy tales and legends, along with an array of equally colourful characters and capti ... more

Girl - by Edna O'Brien - £16.99
The new novel by the legendary Edna O’Brien, author of The Country Girls (dramatised on BBC Radio 4 in August 2019).  Captured, abducted and married into Boko Haram, the narrator of this story witnesses and suffers the horrors of a communit ... more

Leila - by Prayaag Akbar - £8.99
Shalini will never forget her daughter Leila's third birthday party: it was the last time she saw her alive.  Sixteen years have passed and Shalini's life is unrecognizable. Her husband gone: beaten and dragged from their home the night Leila ... more

Swan Song - by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION WINNER OF THE McKITTERICK PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSBORO BOOKS GLASS BELL AWARD   To the outside world, they were the icons of high society - the most glamorous and influential women of ... more

The Homeless Heart-Throb - by Crystal Jeans - £8.99
How funny! How dysfunctional. This is what it really means to be British, she thought. Everybody separate behind their walls and everybody drinking...   Dennis has been carrying a torch for Gareth Moon since school; Sez conducts a psychological ex ... more

Lanny - by Max Porter - £12.99
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 tho ... more

China Dream - by Ma Jian - £8.99
Blending fact with fiction, China Dream is an unflinching satire of totalitarianism.  After decades of loyal service, Ma Daode, a corrupt and lecherous party official, has been appointed director of the China Dream Bureau, charged with promoting ... more

Heads of the Colored People - by Nafissa Thompson-Spires - £8.99
In this crackling debut collection Nafissa Thompson-Spires interrogates our supposedly post-racial era. To wicked and devastating effect she exposes the violence, both external and self-inflicted, that threatens black Americans, no matter their appar ... more

The Trick to Time - by Kit de Waal - £8.99
A heart-wrenching love story from the internationally bestselling author of My Name Is Leon  Mona is a young Irish girl in the big city, with the thrill of a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding house. On her first night out in 1970s ... more

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous - by Ocean Vuong - £12.99
**THE SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**  Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original – poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storyte ... more

This Hostel Life - by Melatu Uche Okorie - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS SUNDAY INDEPENDENT NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR  This Hostel Life tells the stories of migrant women in a hidden Ireland. From a day in the life of women queuing for basic supplies in an Irish direct prov ... more

Travellers - by Helon Habila - £12.99
"Once I started reading Travellers, I couldn't stop. With power and control, it plunges the reader into a maze of lives that crisscross between Africa and Europe. Refugees and not only refugees hungering for the north, pushing their way through the b ... more

The Nickel Boys - by Colson Whitehead - £16.99
Author of The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead, brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in 1960s Florida.  Elwood Curtis has taken the words of Dr Mart ... more

Riverflow - by Alison Layland - £8.99
Deep water. Dark secrets. Dangerous neighbours. No longer the benign friend of summer, the Severn was a restless dragon slithering its way past   After a beloved family member is drowned in a devastating flood, Bede and Elin Sherwell want noth ... more

Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen - by Alix Kates Shulman - £8.99
The cult classic that defined a generation - first UK publication in 47 years.  Sasha Davis has everything a girl in 1950s suburbia could want: beauty, intelligence and an all-star sports captain boyfriend. All she needs to succeed is to keep ... more

Ghost Wall - by Sarah Moss - £8.99
Jessie BurtonIt is high summer in rural Northumberland. Seventeen-year-old Silvie and her parents have joined an encampment run by an archaeology professor with an interest in the region's dark history of ritual sacrifice.  As Silvie finds a gli ... more

The Red Word - by Sarah Henstra - £12.99
The myths don’t have a clue what to do with women. They have nothing to say about us whatsoever. We need to build our own fucking mythology.   The battle of the sexes goes to college in this smart, thrilling debut by university English pro ... more

Crudo - by Olivia Laing - £8.99
Shortlisted for the Goldsmith's Prize, the Gordon Burn Prize and the James Tait Black Award.  Dive in to a tale of love and loathing with the beach read of the summer.   Kathy is a writer. Kathy is getting married. It’s the summer of ... more

Miracle on Cherry Hill - by Sun-mi Hwang - £8.99
Celebrated bestselling author Sun-mi Hwang is back with a heartwarming new novel about renewal and friendship.  This is the story of a man named Kang Dae-su. His whole life is a miracle, rising from poverty to running a successful construction co ... more

The Overstory - by Richard Powers - £8.99
Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.   A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most 'prodigiously talented' (The New York Times Book Review) novelists.   The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables ... more

Plastic Emotions - by Shiromi Pinto - £9.99
“We architects must be idealists. We construct not just individual buildings, but whole cities. We plan cities, and in doing so, change lives.”  Plastic Emotions is inspired by the life of Minnette de Silva – a forgotten feminist icon and ... more

Ayesha at Last - by Uzma Jalaluddin - £7.99
A big-hearted, captivating, modern-day Muslim Pride and Prejudice, with hijabs instead of top hats and kurtas instead of corsets.  Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been overtaken by a demanding teaching job. H ... more

It's Gone Dark Over Bill's Mother's - by Lisa Blower - £8.99
With a sharp eye and tough warmth, Lisa Blower strikes a new chord in regional and working-class fiction.  This fabulous collection of her award-winning short stories is dominated by the working-class matriarch. From the wise, witty and outsp ... more

Three Women - by Lisa Taddeo - £16.99
All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her?  All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a ha ... more

A River in the Trees - by Jacqueline O’Mahony - £8.99
Two women. Two stories. One hundred years of secrets.  A sweeping novel of love, loss, family and history for readers who love Maggie O’Farrell, John Boyne and Donal Ryan.   1919 Ireland is about to be torn apart by the War of ... more

The Friendly Ones - by Philip Hensher - £8.99
The things history will do at the bidding of love.  On a warm Sunday afternoon, Nazia and Sharif are preparing for a family barbecue. They are in the house in Sheffield that will do for the rest of their lives. In the garden next door is a re ... more

How to be Famous - by Caitlin Moran - £8.99
Life is always better backstage, isn't it?  A funny, riotous novel about a young women making it in a world where men hold all the power from the Sunday Times bestselling author of How to Build a Girl.  I’m Johanna Morrigan, and I live in L ... more

All City - by Alex DiFrancesco - £12.99
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

Clock Dance - by Anne Tyler - £8.99
A bittersweet novel of family and self-discovery from the bestselling, award-winning author of A Spool of Blue Thread.  Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: her mother’s disappearance when she was just a child, be ... more

Lost Children Archive - by Valeria Luiselli - £16.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019  The moving, powerful and urgent English-language debut from one of the brightest young stars in world literature.  Suppose you and Pa were gone, and we were lost. What would happen ... more

Girl, Balancing - by Helen Dumore - £8.99
Haunting, uplifting, beautiful: the final work from Helen Dunmore.   Helen Dunmore passed away in June 2017, leaving behind this remarkable collection of short stories. With her trademark imagination and gift for making history human, she expl ... more

Praise Song for the Butterflies - by Bernice L. McFadden - £16.99
Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019   A powerful, well-researched, fictional account exploring the trokosi tradition for the curious and the open-minded.   Abeo Kata lives a comfortable, happy life in West Africa as the p ... more

Jellyfish - by Janice Galloway - £9.99
In this powerful collection, Janice Galloway takes on David Lodge's assertion that 'literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life's the other way round'. Her multi-layered stories not only explore sex and sexuality, b ... more

The Anthology of English Folk Tales - by Various authors - £12.00
This enchanting collection of stories gathers together folk tales from across England in one special volume.  Drawn from The History Press’ popular Folk Tales series, herein lies a treasure trove of tales from a wealth of talented storytellers per ... more

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