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New Fiction

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

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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

Low - by Jeet Thayil - £8.99
Ullis went to the bathroom and carefully unfolded the business card and placed it on the sink. Then he rolled up a note and snorted the last of his wife's ashes.   Following the death of his wife, Dominic Ullis escapes to Bombay in search of ... more

Correspondents - by Tim Murphy - £9.99
Correspondents by Tim Murphy is a powerful story about the legacy of immigration, the present-day world of refugeehood, the violence that America causes both abroad and at home, and the power of the individual and the family to bring good into a worl ... more

The Conjure-Man Dies - by Rudolph Fisher - £8.99
A unique crime classic: the very first detective novel written by an African-American, set in 1930s New York with only Black characters.   When the body of N'Gana Frimbo, the African conjure-man, is discovered in his consultation room, Perry ... more

Of Ants and Dinosaurs - by Cixin Liu - £8.99
A satirical fable, a political allegory and an ecological warning from the author of The Three-Body Problem.   In a sunlit clearing in central Gondwana, on an otherwise ordinary day in the late Cretaceous, the seeds of Earth's first and greatest ... more

House on Endless Waters - by Emuna Elon - £8.99
Yoel has always known that his mother escaped the Nazis from Amsterdam. But it is not until after she has died that he finally visits the city of his birth. There, watching an old film clip at the Jewish Historical Museum, he sees a woman with a smal ... more

God 99 - by Hassan Blasim - £9.99
Chess-playing people-traffickers, suicidal photographers, absurdist sound sculptors, cat-loving rebel sympathisers, murderous storytellers...  The characters in Hassan Blasim’s debut novel are not the inventions of a wild imagination, but real ... more

The Book of Jakarta: A City in Short Fiction - by Maesy Ang and Teddy W. Kusuma (Editors) - £9.99
Featuring: utiuts ., Sabda Armandio, Hanna Fransisca, Cyntha Hariadi, Afrizal Malna, Dewi Kharisma Michellia, Ratri Ninditya, Yusi Avianto Pareanom, Ben Sohib & Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie   A group of senior citizens set out to visit an amus ... more

My Name Is Monster - by Katie Hale - £8.99
After the Sickness has killed off her parents, and the bombs have fallen on the last safe cities, Monster emerges from the Arctic vault which has kept her alive. When she washes up on the coast of Scotland, everyone she knows is dead, and she believe ... more

Nevertheless She Persisted - by Jon Walter - £8.99
The year is 1913. The suffragette movement is in full force as women around the country are fighting for the right to vote. Nancy and Clara, two sisters, have found work in a local women's prison.  On a daily basis they are coming face-to-fac ... more

Slash and Burn - by Claudia Hernandez - £11.99
Through war and its aftermaths, a woman fights to keep her daughters safe.  Like peasants through the ages, she desperately slashes and burns in order to make a place for her children to return to. A country girl sees her village sacked and ... more

The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction - by Neil Gaiman - £30.00
A captivating collection of fiction from one of the world's most beloved writers, introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author, Marlon James.  With a writer as prolific as Neil Gaiman, where do you begin? Or how do you know what to t ... more

The Family Tree - by Sairish Hussain - £8.99
Your roots can always lead you home...   Amjad cradles his baby daughter in the middle of the night. He has no time to mourn his wife's death. Saahil and Zahra, his two small children, are relying on him. Amjad vows to love and protect them ... more

Heaven, My Home - by Attica Locke - £8.99
Waterstones' Thriller of the Month June 2020 Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2020 A Sunday Times Book of the Year   Nine-year-old Levi King knew he should have left for home sooner; instead he found himself all alone, adrift on the vastness ... more

Ms Ice Sandwich - by Mieko Kawakami - £7.99
A young boy returns obsessively to a supermarket sandwich counter, entranced by the beauty of the woman who works there. Her aloof demeanour and electric blue eyelids make him feel the most intense joy he's ever known. He calls her Ms Ice Sandwich, a ... more

The Ministry for the Future - by Kim Stanley Robinson - £20.00
Established in 2025, the purpose of the new organisation was simple: To advocate for the world's future generations and to protect all living creatures, present and future. It soon became known as the Ministry for the Future, and this is its story. & ... more

Leave the World Behind - by Rumaan Alam - £14.99
**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***  A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong.   Amanda and Clay head to a remote corner of Long Island expecting ... more

If I Had Your Face - by Frances Cha - £12.99
If I Had Your Face plunges us into the mesmerizing world of contemporary Seoul - a place where extreme plastic surgery is as routine as getting a haircut, where women compete for spots in secret 'room salons' to entertain wealthy businessmen after ho ... more

Sudden Traveller - by Sarah Hall - £8.99
*WINNER OF THE BBC NATIONAL SHORT STORY AWARD 2020 *SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDGE HILL SHORT STORY PRIZE *SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK MEMORIAL PRIZE  A Guardian, Financial Times and Irish Times Book of the Year  In Turkish fores ... more

Hotel Africa: New Short Fiction from Africa - by Various authors - £8.99
Check-in... To five-star neon-lit luxury. To budget motels with the option to pay by the hour. To intimate anonymous rooms wiped clean every twenty-four hours or clammy beds where remnants of yesterday's guests still lurk.   Check-in... Lovers ... more

That Reminds Me - by Derek Owusu - £8.99
Anansi, your four gifts raised to nyame granted you no power over the stories I tell...  This is the story of K.  K is sent into care before a year marks his birth. He grows up in fields and woods, and he is happy, he thinks. When K is eleven ... more

The Foundling - by Stacey Halls - £8.99
The new Sunday Times bestseller from the author of The Familiars.  Two women, bound by a child, and a secret that will change everything...  London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London's Foundling ... more

Strange Weather In Tokyo - by Hiromi Kawakami - £8.99
Tsukiko is in her late 30s and living alone when one night she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, 'Sensei', in a bar. He is at least thirty years her senior, retired and, she presumes, a widower. After this initial encounter, the ... more

LOCKS - by Ashleigh Nugent - £8.99
LOCKS is a book and one-man show about a mixed-race English boy in a Jamaican prison. Based on a true story.  "1993 was the year that Stephen Lawrence got murdered by racists, and I became an angry Black lad with a ‘chip on his shoulder’."  ... more

The House Without Windows - by Barbara Newhall Follett, illustrated and introduced by Jackie Morris - £7.99
Discover a dazzling lost classic of nature writing and a visionary work of feminist empowerment - written almost a century ago by a twelve-year-old child...   Eepersip is a girl with the wild in her heart. She does not want to live locked up ... more

Talking Heads - by Alan Bennett - £12.99
Alan Bennett sealed his reputation as the master of observation with this series of 12 groundbreaking monologues, originally filmed for BBC Television.  At once darkly comic, tragically poignant and wonderfully uplifting, is widely regarded as ... more

Gender Swapped Fairy Tales - by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett - £20.00
Discover a collection of fairy tales unlike the ones you've read before...  Once upon a time, in the middle of winter, a King sat at a window and sewed. As he sewed and gazed out onto the landscape, he pricked his finger with the needle, and ... more

Inland - by Tea Obreht - £8.99
FEATURED ON BARACK OBAMA'S 2019 READING LIST SHORTLISTED FOR THE SWANSEA UNIVERSITY DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE   Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life, biding her time with her youngest son - who is convin ... more

Where Reasons End - by Yiyun Li - £8.99
From the critically acclaimed author of The Vagrants, a devastating and utterly original novel on grief and motherhood.  'Days: the easiest possession. The days he had refused would come, one at a time. They would wait, every daybreak, with t ... more

Love - by Roddy Doyle - £18.99
A TIMES, GUARDIAN, IRISH TIMES, NEW STATESMAN AND i BEST BOOK FOR AUTUMN  One summer's evening, two men meet up in a Dublin restaurant. Old friends, now married and with grown-up children, their lives have taken seemingly similar paths. But ... more

Best British Short Stories 2020 - by Nicholas Royle (Editor) - £9.99
The nation's favourite annual guide to the short story, now in its tenth 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 publishe ... more

Silver Sparrow - by Tayari Jones - £8.99
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 bigamist.' ... more

Grand Union: Stories - by Zadie Smith - £8.99
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 else ... more

The Beauty of Your Face - by Sahar Mustafah - £8.99
Afaf Rahman, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, is the principal of Nurrideen School for Girls, a Muslim school in the Chicago suburbs. One morning, a shooter―radicalized by the online alt-right―attacks the school.   As Afaf listens ... more

Olive, Again - by Elizabeth Strout - £8.99
An extraordinary new novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Number One New York Times bestselling author of Olive Kitteridge and My Name is Lucy Barton.   Olive, Again follows the blunt, contradictory yet deeply loveable Olive Kitteridge as she grow ... more

The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney - by Okechukwu Nzelu - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2020  How do you begin to find yourself when you only know half of who you are?   As Nnenna Maloney approaches womanhood she longs to connect with her Igbo-Nigerian culture. Her once close and tender r ... more

The Girl with the Louding Voice - by Abi Dare - £8.99
* AS RECOMMENDED BY MALALA YOUSAFZAI * AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A TOP TEN SUNDAY POST BESTSELLERA STYLIST BEST BOOK OF 2020   All you have are your words.   Meet Adunni, a teenage girl born into a rural Nigerian village. Aged f ... more

Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold - by Various authors - £12.99
Dark, potent and uncanny, Hag bursts with the untold stories of our Isles, captured in voices as varied as they are vivid.   Here are sisters fighting for the love of the same woman, a pregnant archaeologist unearthing impossible bones and lost chil ... more

Cilka's Journey - by Heather Morris - £8.99
Based on the heart-breaking true story of Cilka Klein, Cilka's Journey is a million copy international bestseller and the sequel to the No.1 bestselling phenomenon, The Tattooist of Auschwitz   In 1942 Cilka Klein is just sixteen years old when s ... more

The Old Drift - by Namwali Serpell - £9.99
Electrifying, playful, ambitious, brilliant – a Zambian debut novel that follows three generations of three families, telling the story of a nation, and of the grand sweep of time.  On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majest ... more

Katalin Street - by Magda Szabo - £8.99
BY THE AUTHOR OF THE DOOR, ONE OF NYTBR'S TEN BEST BOOKS OF 2015 WINNER OF THE 2018 PEN TRANSLATION PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE WARWICK WOMEN IN TRANSLATION PRIZE 2019   In prewar Budapest three families live side by side on gracious Katalin Stre ... more

The Island of Sea Women - by Lisa See - £8.99
A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.   Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are ... more

Girl - by Edna O'Brien - £8.99
Winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2020 Longlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction Shortlisted for the 2020 Orwell Prize for Political Fiction Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2020 A Times, Evening Standar ... more

Dominicana - by Angie Cruz - £8.99
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 girls s ... more

Dancer - by Colum McCann - £9.99
This novel opens on a battlefield: trudging back from the front through a ravaged and icy wasteland, their horses dying around them, their own hunger rendering them almost savage, the Russian soldiers are exhausted as they reach the city of Ufa, desp ... more

The Lying Life of Adults - by Elena Ferrante - £20.00
A powerful new novel set in a divided Naples by Elena Ferrante, the beloved best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend.  Giovanna’s pretty face has changed: it’s turning into the face of an ugly, spiteful adolescent. But is she seeing thi ... more

Jewish Folk Tales in Britain and Ireland - by Liz Berg - £12.99
In this book of folk tales, Liz Berg shares Jewish memories: authentic tales, songs and jokes told by Jews in Britain and Ireland. Some stories moved from place to place, changing and adapting to new landscapes and taking on different textures, but t ... more

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