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New Fiction

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

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Figurehead - by Carly Holmes - £10.00
'Beneath her soft skin covering, my mother was once made of twigs and branches. Sometimes in the autumn I swear there was a gleam of berry in her eye, a sloe-shine peep between the thorny tangle of her lashes.’   In this debut collectio ... more

Living Pictures - by Polina Barskova - £20.00
Growing up in Leningrad, Polina Barskova saw no trace of the estimated million people who died in the city during the Nazi blockade of 1941-44. As one of Russia’s most admired and controversial contemporary writers, she has repeatedly returned to t ... more

China Room - by Sunjeev Sahota - £9.99
A story of forbidden love that echoes across generations - from the prize-winning author of The Year of the Runaways.  'A gorgeous, gripping read' Kamila Shamsie 'A multi-generational masterpiece' Daily Mail  * A Book of the Year for The Tim ... more

How High We Go in the Dark - by Sequoia Nagamatsu - £16.99
For fans of Cloud Atlas and Station Eleven, Sequoia Nagamatsu's debut is a wildly imaginative, genre-bending work spanning generations across the globe as humanity struggles to rebuild itself in the aftermath of a climate plague.  'Haunting a ... more

Rainbow Rainbow - by Lydia Conklin - £14.99
A collection of stories that celebrate the humour, darkness and depth of emotion of the queer and trans experience that’s not typically represented: liminal or uncertain identities, queer conception and queer joy.   In this delightful debut ... more

The Half Life of Valery K - by Natasha Pulley - £16.99
The Times Historical Fiction Book of the Month   The truth must come out.  In 1963, in a Siberian gulag, former nuclear specialist Valery Kolkhanov has mastered what it takes to survive: the right connections to the guards for access t ... more

The Fugitivities - by Jesse McCarthy - £14.99
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

Cast A Long Shadow: Welsh Women Writing Crime - by Katherine Stansfield and Caroline Oakley (Editors) - £8.99
20 original stories commissioned for this new volume... A striking collection of the widest range of crime short stories from contemporary urban thriller to historical rural mystery and the speculative and uncanny.  Includes stories from Tiff ... more

Meredith, Alone - by Claire Alexander - £14.99
For anyone who has lost hope, Meredith will help you find it... Discover the most uplifting and unforgettable debut of the summer.  NAMED 'ONE TO WATCH' IN GRAZIA, CULTUREFLY, THE BOOKSELLER AND BY THE BBC   'Gorgeous. I shed tears. Ve ... more

This Place That Place - by Nandita Dinesh - £12.99
An impassioned and inventive debut novel about two people earnestly searching for a way to preserve their friendship across seemingly insurmountable political divides.  This Place|That Place centers on two characters from opposing sides of an ... more

People Like Them - by Samira Sedira - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA DAGGER IN TRANSLATION  'Disturbing and powerful... I loved it' - Leïla Slimani, author of Lullaby 'Icy and chilling... In sharply drawn sentences, Sedira summons the beauty of a small French village, and the shocking act ... more

Flower Factory - by Richard Foster - £11.99
Freedom of Movement wasn’t always an alien concept to the British. Flower Factory tells of an English seasonal worker going to live and work in the Netherlands at the turn of the millennium. These psyched-out remembrances are set in the Bollenstree ... more

Moldy Strawberries: Stories - by Caio Fernando Abreu - £13.99
Translated from Portuguese by Bruna Dantas Lobato   In eighteen exhilarating stories, Caio Fernando Abreu navigates a Brazil transformed by the AIDS epidemic and stifling military dictatorship of the ’80s.  Suspended between fear and longin ... more

Sorrow and Bliss - by Meg Mason - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION   THE BOOK EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT   Everyone tells Martha Friel she is clever and beautiful, a brilliant writer who has been loved every day of her adult life by one man, her husban ... more

Saki's Cats - by Saki - £6.99
Saki’s Cats rounds up the tales about cats, big and small, by the undisputed master of the short story.   ‘Tobermory’, one of Saki’s most famous pieces, demonstrates the danger that would ensue from granting cats the power of speech ... more

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow - by Gabrielle Zevin - £16.99
This is not a romance, but it is about love.   Two kids meet in a hospital gaming room in 1987. One is visiting her sister, the other is recovering from a car crash. The days and months are long there. Their love of video games becomes a shared w ... more

Tiny Tales - by Alexander McCall Smith, illustrated by Iain McIntosh - £8.99
Stories do not have to be long. In the space of a couple of sentences – or even a page or two – we can see the human heart exposed in a way that is more powerful than in a novel.  In Tiny Tales Alexander McCall Smith explores romance, amb ... more

My Monticello - by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson - £8.99
'Riveting' Guardian 'Electrifying' Colson Whitehead  When the world collapses, where will you run?  After rolling blackouts and epic storms engulf America, the neighbourhood of First Street, Charlottesville comes under attack by viol ... more

Catalyst - by Various authors, illustrated by Ayoola Solarin - £14.99
Stories by Asia Alfasi, Charlotte Bailey, Jason Chuang, Dominique Duong, Catherine Anyango Grünewald, Shuning Ji, Pris Lemons, Sonia Leong, Calico N.M., Tyrell Osborne and Woodrow Phoenix.  Collecting stories from a range of artists of colou ... more

Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight - by Riku Onda - £8.99
Translated by Alison Watts  From the author of The Aosawa Murders, one of the NYT Notable Books of 2020. The WSJ commented: “Part psychological thriller, part murder mystery—it is audacious in conception and brilliant in execution.” T ... more

Life Ceremony - by Sayaka Murata - £12.99
From the author of international bestseller Convenience Store Woman comes a collection of short fiction: weird, out of this world and like nothing you’ve read before.  An engaged couple falls out over the husband’s dislike of clothes and ... more

Either / Or - by Elif Batuman - £16.99
SELIN IS THE LUCKIEST PERSON IN HER FAMILY:  The only one who was born in America and got to go to Harvard. Now it's her second year, 1996, and Selin knows she has to make it count. The first order of business: to figure out the meaning of ev ... more

Black Water Sister - by Zen Cho - £8.99
'A sharp and bittersweet story of past and future, ghosts and gods and family, that kept me turning pages into the dark hours of the night' – Naomi Novik, author of Uprooted  This mischievous Malaysian-set novel is an adventure featuring fami ... more

The Book of Perilous Dishes - by Doina Rusti - £11.99
1798: A magical, dark adventure.   Fourteen-year-old Pâtca, initiated in the occult arts, comes to Bucharest, to her uncle, Cuviosu Zăval, to retrieve the Book of Perilous Dishes.   The recipes in this magical book can bring about d ... more

Double Booked - by Lily Lindon - £14.99
Gina is about to marry her boyfriend. George is about to join a lesbian pop band. Gina and George are the same person. No wonder Georgina is DOUBLE BOOKED.  Georgina has a strict routine:  1) teach piano to bored children 2) schedule ... more

Matrix - by Lauren Groff - £9.99
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2021  Seventeen-year-old Marie, too wild for courtly life, is thrown to the dogs one winter morning, expelled from the royal court to become the prioress of an abbey. Marie is ... more

Juniper & Thorn - by Ava Reid - £14.99
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Wolf and the Woodsman comes a gothic retelling of The Juniper Tree, where a young witch seeks to discover her identity and escape the domination of her abusive wizard father. Perfect for fans of Angela ... more

Dalva - by Jim Harrison - £10.99
New York Times bestselling author Jim Harrison (1937–2016) was one of America’s most beloved writers, and Dalva, now in a Grove edition for the first time, is considered among his finest novels.   Beautiful and fearless, at forty-five Dal ... more

Tasting Sunlight - by Ewald Arenz - £9.99
An extraordinary bond develops between an angry teenage runaway and a middle-aged woman running a large farm on her own, as they work the land and slowly heal... the sublime, achingly beautiful debut that everyone is talking about...  ‘A stupen ... more

Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead - by Emily Austin - £8.99
‘Funny about death, real about anxiety, witty about the things that worry us the most’ Emma Gannon, author of Olive  ‘So fundamentally kind that you can feel the warmth coming off each page’ Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of Starling D ... more

A Tale for the Time Being - by Ruth Ozeki - £9.99
“Do you know what a time being is? Well, if you give me a moment, I will tell you. A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be”   Shortlisted for the Man Boo ... more

Watersong - by Clarissa Goenawan - £12.99
'Watersong transports the reader to worlds both familiar and unknown. Clarissa Goenawan’s crisp narration and vivid characters made this novel feel like a lingering dream. This is an intriguing and soul-stirring story about how we reconcile with ou ... more

Burntcoat - by Sarah Hall - £8.99
In the bedroom above her immense studio at Burntcoat, the celebrated sculptor Edith Harkness is making her final preparations. The symptoms are well known: her life will draw to an end in the coming days.   Downstairs, the studio is a crucible glo ... more

Chivalry - by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Colleen Doran - £14.99
From the award-winning creators Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran comes a stunning new graphic novel.  An elderly widow buys what turns out to be the Holy Grail from a second-hand shop, setting her off on an epic adventure with a knight who bring ... more

The Dust Never Settles - by Karina Lickorish Quinn - £9.99
‘I have seen ghosts. They will not rest. The whispers of the past are all around...’  Sweeping from the bustling beaches of contemporary Lima to local ceviche bars crammed with fishermen, music and folklore; from the rise and fall of the ... more

The Startup Wife - by Tahmima Anam - £8.99
‘Poignant as well as savagely witty’ Observer ‘Stylish and funny’ Sunday Times ‘Hits every note perfectly’ Kamila Shamsie   A life-changing app. The woman who created it. And the man who took the credit.  When Asha starts work ... more

Stargazer - by Laurie Petrou - £9.99
** SELECTED AS ONE OF COSMOPOLITAN'S HOTTEST NEW BEACH READS FOR SUMMER 2022 **  It's a fine line between admiration and envy.  Diana Martin has lived her life in the shadow of her sadistic older brother. She quietly watches the family next d ... more

Book of Night - by Holly Black - £16.99
'Dark, strange, thick with mystery and twists Book of Night is everything delicious and frightening I've come to expect from Holly Black.' Leigh Bardugo, Sunday Times bestselling author of Ninth House  'If Neil Gaiman channelled Stephen King, the ... more

A Bookshop in Algiers - by Kaouther Adimi - £8.99
On a quiet backstreet in Algiers is an unremarkable building with a remarkable history...  'A beautiful little novel about books, history, ambition and the importance of literature.' Nick Hornby  'Truly potent ... Adimi confronts us w ... more

Palace Of Flies - by Walter Kappacher - £12.99
This absorbing, sensitive novel portrays a famed author in a moment of crisis: an aging Hugo von Hofmannsthal returns to a summer resort outside of Salzburg that he visited as a child.  But in the spa town where he once thrilled to the joys of y ... more

Great Circle - by Transworld Publishers Ltd - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2022 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021 THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER TIME MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEAR  'A gripping historical adventure that feels sharp, fresh and modern' STYLIST  'So beaut ... more

The Bone Track - by Sara E. Johnson - £11.99
A nature trek turns dangerous when the wilderness gives up its bones...  New Zealand's remote Milford Track seems the perfect place for forensic investigator Alexa Glock to reconnect with her brother Charlie, with whom she hasn't spent much time ... more

The Cook - by Ajay Chowdhury - £12.99
'A refreshing and welcome addition to the world of detective fiction' Abir Mukherjee 'A real surprise... It is not just the descriptions of food that leave you hungry for more' The Times 'Marvellous' Alex Marwood  Kamil Rahman is a cook in ... more

Ruin - by Cara Hoffman - £12.99
A little girl who disguises herself as an old man, an addict who collects dollhouse furniture, a crime reporter confronted by a talking dog, a painter trying to prove the non-existence of god, and lovers in a penal colony who communicate through tech ... more

Still Life - by Sarah Winman - £8.99
THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A BBC BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK WINNER OF DYMOCKS BOOK OF THE YEAR A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF 2021 WINNER OF THE INWORDS LITERARY AWARD  ‘Sheer joy' Graham Norton  ‘Utterly beautiful... filled ... more

Cwen - by Alice Albinia - £8.99
'Fantastic - a wonderful book' Lily Cole 'Magical, rich and magnificent' Maxine Peake 'A wild ride! She sees Graves' White Goddess and raises 50 with female magic and transformations' Margaret Atwood 'A rare book, bold and powerful' Xiaolu Guo 'W ... more

Beautiful World, Where Are You - by Sally Rooney - £8.99
The new novel from the internationally bestselling author of Normal People.   'The literary phenomenon of the decade.' – Guardian 'The best novel published this year.' – The Times 'Quite astonishing.' – Independent 'The most enjoyable no ... more

The Country of Others - by Leila Slimani - £8.99
1944. After the Liberation, Mathilde leaves France to join her husband in Morocco. But life here is unrecognisable to this brave and passionate young woman.  Her life is now that of a farmer's wife - with all the sacrifices and vexations that bri ... more

The Echo Chamber - by John Boyne - £9.99
'The funniest book I've read in ages. Savage but compelling' Ian Rankin 'A fearless romp with big laughs along the way' Graham Norton 'Funny, rumbustious, unstinting and wonderfully Hogarthian' The Observer 'His relish is infectious' Times   ... more

Darling Girl - by Liz Michalski - £18.99
In this beautiful, grounded, and darkly magical modern-day reimagining of J. M. Barrie’s classic, to save her daughter’s life one woman must take on the infamous Peter Pan — who is not the innocent adventurer the fairy tales make him out to be. ... more

You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty - by Akwaeke Emezi - £14.99
‘Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous.’ @savidgereads  ‘Say hello to the book of the summer’ @bettysbooksuk  ‘Fantastic... I cannot put it down.’ @thebibliotucker  Have you fallen for this international bestselling novelist’s si ... more

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