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New Fiction

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

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At Night All Blood is Black - by David Diop - £8.99
Alfa and Mademba are two of the many Senegalese soldiers fighting in the Great War. Together they climb dutifully out of their trenches to attack France's German enemies whenever the whistle blows, until Mademba is wounded, and dies in a shell hole w ... more

Jack - by Marilynne Robinson - £8.99
Marilynne Robinson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the American National Humanities Medal, returns to the world of Gilead with Jack, the final in one of the great works of contemporary American fiction.   Jack tells the story of John Ames B ... more

When We Cease to Understand the World - by Benjamin Labatut - £8.99
Sometimes discovery brings destruction.  When We Cease to Understand the World shows us great minds striking out into dangerous, uncharted terrain.   Fritz Haber, Alexander Grothendieck, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schroedinger: these ar ... more

The Cat and The City - by Nick Bradley - £8.99
In Tokyo - one of the world's largest megacities - a stray cat is wending her way through the back alleys. And, with each detour, she brushes up against the seemingly disparate lives of the city-dwellers, connecting them in unexpected ways.  ... more

A Lover's Discourse - by Xiaolu Guo - £8.99
A Chinese woman comes to post-Brexit London to start over - just as the Brexit campaign reaches a fever pitch. Isolated and lonely in a Britain increasingly hostile to foreigners, she meets a landscape architect and the two begin to build their futur ... more

Summer - by Ali Smith - £8.99
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

The Thursday Murder Club - by Richard Osman - £8.99
The first book in the #1 bestselling Thursday Murder Club series by TV presenter Richard Osman.  In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. But when a brutal killing takes plac ... more

Binti: The Night Masquerade - by Nnedi Okorafor - £9.99
The concluding part of the highly-acclaimed science fiction trilogy that began with Nnedi Okorafor's Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning BINTI.  Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. ... more

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed - by Mariana Enriquez - £12.99
"Mariana Enriquez is a mesmerizing writer who demands to be read. Like Bolano, she is interested in matters of life and death, and her fiction hits with the full force of a train"(Dave Eggers) Welcome to Buenos Aires, a city thrumming with murdero ... more

Cunning Women - by Elizabeth Lee - £14.99
When it is no longer safe to be a witch, they call themselves cunning.   1620s Lancashire. Away from the village lies a small hamlet, abandoned since the Plague, where only one family dwells amongst its ruins. Young Sarah Haworth, her mother, brot ... more

The Pull of the Stars - by Emma Donoghue - £8.99
The Sunday Times Bestseller from the acclaimed author of The Wonder and Room.   The old world dying on its feet, a new one struggling to be born...   Dublin, 1918. In a country doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at a ... more

Miss Benson's Beetle - by Rachel Joyce - £8.99
It is 1950. In a devastating moment of clarity, Margery Benson abandons her dead-end job and advertises for an assistant to accompany her on an expedition. She is going to travel to the other side of the world to search for a beetle that may or may n ... more

The Forest of Stars - by Heather Kassner - £8.99
A dark, compelling fantasy from the author of The Bone Garden for readers of Neil Gaiman's Coraline.  Left all alone after her mother passes away, twelve-year-old Louisa watches the sky for her father. Long ago, a powerful gust of wind stole him ... more

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

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