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New Fiction

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

Not So Stories - by David Thomas Moore (Editor) - £8.99
Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories was one of the first true children's books in the English language, a timeless classic that continues to delight readers to this day. Beautiful, evocative and playful, the stories of How the Whale Got His Throat or H ... more

Big Sky - by Kate Atkinson - £8.99
Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son Nathan and ageing Labrador Dido, both at the discretion of his former partner Julia. It’s a picturesque setting, b ... more

Frankissstein - by Jeanette Winterson - £8.99
***LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019***  From 'one of the most gifted writers working today' (New York Times) comes an audacious new novel about the bodies we live in and the bodies we desire   In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor ... more

Things in Jars - by Jess Kidd - £8.99
The gripping Victorian detective novel from the Costa Award-winner and twice BBC Radio 2 Book Club author.  The case of the extraordinary child...  London, 1863. A strange puzzle has reached Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age ... more

The Rosie Result - by Graham Simsion - £7.99
THE WONDERFUL FINAL INSTALMENT TO THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING SERIES THAT BEGAN WITH THE ROSIE PROJECT   Big-hearted, hilarious and life-affirming, The Rosie Result is a story of overcoming life's obstacles with a little love and a lot of ov ... more

The Occasional Virgin - by Hanan al-Shaykh - £8.99
Yvonne and Huda have come a long way. Attractive, successful and glamorous, their brilliant ascent has flung them far from Lebanon, and each other.   Now it's only on their rarely snatched holidays that the friends can catch up. As they swim, ... more

Black Car Burning - by Helen Mort - £14.99
How do we trust each other?   Alexa is a young police community support officer whose world feels unstable. Her father is estranged and her girlfriend is increasingly distant. Their polyamorous relationship – which for years felt so natural ... more

That Reminds Me - by Derek Owusu - £12.99
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

A Friend Is a Gift You Give Yourself - by William Boyle - £8.99
Thelma and Louise meets Goodfellas when an unlikely trio of women in New York find themselves banding together to escape the clutches of violent figures from their pasts.  After Brooklyn mob widow Rena Ruggiero hits her eighty-year-old neighbour ... more

Where the Crawdads Sing - by Delia Owens - £8.99
For years, rumors of the ‘Marsh Girl’ have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast.   So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. B ... more

The Captain and the Glory - by Dave Eggers - £9.99
A hilarious, biting satire of the United States and its unpredictable leader from the best-selling author of The Circle.  The grand ship Glory has been skilfully captained for years, but when its well-loved old skipper decides to step down, a ... more

Lake Like a Mirror: Stories - by Ho Sok Fong - £12.99
A portrait of Malaysian society in nine stories, by an author described by critics as 'the most accomplished Malaysian writer, full stop'.   Lake Like a Mirror is a scintillating exploration of the lives of women buffeted by powers beyond the ... more

Two for the Road - by Roddy Doyle - £8.99
The next round in the beloved Two Pints series from the ever-brilliant, always hilarious imagination of bestselling author of The Commitments and Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.  Two men meet for a pint - or three - in a Dublin pub. They chew the fat, ... more

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World - by Elif Shafak - £14.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019   'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore...'   For Leila, each minute after her death recalls a sensuo ... more

Convenience Store Woman - by Sayaka Murata - £8.99
Keiko has never really fitted in. At school and university people find her odd and her family worries she'll never be normal. To appease them, Keiko takes a job at a newly opened convenience store. Here, she finds peace and purpose in the simple, dai ... more

Broken Stars: Sixteen Stories from the New Frontiers of Chinese Science Fiction - by Edited and translated by Ken Liu - £8.99
A new anthology of Chinese short-fiction by award winning author Ken Liu.  Here are sixteen short stories from China's groundbreaking SFF writers, edited and translated by award-winning author Ken Liu.  In Hugo award-winner Liu Cixin' ... more

The Grey Storm - by Lee Knafa - £13.99
Liverpool writer Lee Knafa blends fiction with fact to present the largely untold story of black soldiers fighting for Nazi Germany during World War Two and the many 'grey' areas of Nazi racial policy concerning black people and those of mixed race. ... more

The Mannequin Makers - by Craig Cliff - £8.99
A stunning historical debut novel of gothic proportions, telling the tale of a father’s obsession and the dark consequences.   “The skin was smooth and bright as porcelain, but looked as if it would give to the touch. What manner of wood h ... more

Zuleikha - by Guzel Yakhina, translated by Lisa C. Hayden - £9.99
WINNER OF THE BIG BOOK AWARD, THE LEO TOLSTOY YASNAYA POLYANA AWARD AND THE BEST PROSE WORK OF THE YEAR AWARD   A sweeping, multi-award winning novel set in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, as gangs of marauding soldiers terrorise and ... more

Night Boat to Tangier - by Kevin Barry - £14.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 THE NUMBER ONE IRISH TIMES BESTSELLER   It's late one night at the Spanish port of Algeciras and two fading Irish gangsters are waiting on the boat from Tangier. A lover has been lost, a daughter has gon ... more

Olive, Again - by Elizabeth Strout - £14.99
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 ... more

Cilka's Journey - by Heather Morris - £14.99
Based on the heart-breaking true story of Cilka Klein, Cilka's Journey is the sequel to the internationally No.1 bestselling phenomenon, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.  'She was the bravest person I ever met' Lale Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitz ... more

The Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 Shortlist - by Various authors - £4.99
Now in its twentieth year, the Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa’s leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere.  This collection brings together t ... more

Resist: Stories of Uprising - by Ra Page (Editor) - £14.99
Featuring Julia Bell, SJ Bradley, Jude Brown, Lucy Caldwell, Steve Chambers, Martin Edwards, Uschi Gatward, Luan Goldie, Gaia Holmes, Nikita Lalwani, Zoe Lambert, Anna Lewis, Irfan Master, Donny O'Rourke, Kamila Shamsie, Bidisha SK Mamata, Karline Sm ... more

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead - by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones - £8.99
With Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, Man Booker International Prize-winner Olga Tokarczuk returns with a subversive, entertaining noir novel.   In a remote Polish village, Janina Duszejko, an eccentric woman in her sixties, recounts t ... more

Agent Running in the Field - by John Le Carre - £20.00
Nat, a 47 year-old veteran of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, believes his years as an agent runner are over. He is back in London with his wife, the long-suffering Prue. But with the growing threat from Moscow Centre, the office has one more ... more

The Mere Wife - by Maria Dahvana Headley - £8.99
A New Statesman Book of the Year.  A fierce, feminist retelling of the classic tale Beowulf.  Gren and his mother, Dana, a war veteran, live on the side of a mountain, next to Herot Hall, a pristine gated community ruled over by Willa and her s ... more

Heroes - by Stephen Fry - £8.99
Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes.  In this companion to his bestselling Myth ... more

Rosewater - by Tade Thompson - £8.99
***Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2019*** Winner of the inaugural Nommo Award for Best Novel, Africa's first award for speculative fiction Shortlisted for the Kitschie Award for Best Novel 2019 John W. Campbell Award finalist for Best Scienc ... more

Red Moon - by Kim Stanley Robinson - £8.99
IT IS THIRTY YEARS FROM NOW, AND WE HAVE COLONISED THE MOON.   American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip, his purpose to install a communications system for China's Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival he witnesses a m ... more

The Gloaming - by Kirsty Logan - £8.99
'The best lives leave a mark.'   A bewitching tale of first love, shattering grief, and the dangerous magic that draws us home.  Mara’s island is one of stories and magic, but every story ends in the same way. She will finish her days on th ... more

Tales of the Tattooed: An Anthology of Ink - by John Miller (Editor) - £8.99
Uncovering the history of the tattoo in classic fiction for the first time, this original selection depicts the tattoo as a catalyst for scandal in society, as a symbol for an unknowable supernatural force, and as transcendent living art merging the ... more

People in Trouble - by Sarah Schulman - £8.99
First published in 1990, a blistering novel about a love triangle in New York during the AIDS crisis.  It was the beginning of the end of the world but not everyone noticed right away.   It is the late 1980s. Kate, an ambitious artist, lives i ... more

The BBC National Short Story Award 2019 - by Nikki Bedi (Editor) - £7.99
Featuring Lucy Caldwell, Lynda Clark, Jacqueline Crooks, Tamsin Grey & Jo Lloyd.  Including the winning story, 'The Invisible' by Jo Lloyd!  A young boy takes delight in his mother’s ability to shapeshift from one animal to another, only real ... more

Red Birds - by Mohammed Hanif - £8.99
A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR "A thrilling, razor-sharp critique of US foreign policy … Red Birds is an incisive, unsparing critique of war and of America's role in the destruction of the Middle East. It combines modern and ancient farcical tradit ... more

The Familiars - by Stacey Halls - £8.99
The Sunday Times Bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club Pick   To save her child, she will trust a stranger. To protect a secret, she must risk her life...  Fleetwood Shuttleworth is 17 years old, married, and pregnant for the fourth ... more

Women Talking - by Miriam Toews - £8.99
Between 2005 and 2009, in a remote religious Mennonite colony, over a hundred girls and women were knocked unconscious and raped, often repeatedly, by what many thought were ghosts or demons, as a punishment for their sins. As the women tentatively b ... more

Identity Crisis - by Ben Elton - £8.99
Why are we all so hostile? So quick to take offence? Truly we are living in the age of outrage.   A series of apparently random murders draws amiable, old-school Detective Mick Matlock into a world of sex, politics, reality TV and a bewildering ka ... more

Murmur - by Will Eaves - £8.99
Murmur evokes the extraordinary life of Alan Turing, the beauty and sorrows of love, and the nature of consciousness. Winner of the Wellcome Prize and shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize.  Winner of the 2019 Wellcome Book Prize Winner of th ... more

Last Stories - by William Trevor - £8.99
"What a writer he was; he could flip over a sentence so gently, and showthe underbelly in a heartbeat. His work is always quietly compassionate"(Elizabeth Strout) In this final collection of ten exquisite, perceptive and profound stories, William ... more

Friday Black - by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah - £8.99
Racism, but “managed” through virtual reality  Black Friday, except you die in a bargain-crazed throng  Happiness, but pharmacological  Love, despite everything  Friday Black tackles urgent instances of racism and cultural unr ... more

Freshwater - by Akwaeke Emezi - £8.99
Ada has always been unusual. Her parents prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry. Their troubled child begins to develop separate selves and is prone to fits of anger and grief. When Ada grows up and heads to college in Amer ... more

The Confessions of Frannie Langton - by Sara Collins - £8.99
'They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don't believe I've done?'   1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch as Fr ... more

Things We Say in the Dark - by Kirsty Logan - £12.99
So here we go, into the dark.  Some things can’t be spoken about in the light of day. But we can visit our fears at night, in the dark. We can turn them over and weigh them in our hands and maybe that will protect us from them. But maybe not.  ... more

Palestine +100: Stories From a Century After the Nakba - by Basma Ghalayini (Editor) - £9.99
STORIES FROM A CENTURY AFTER THE NAKBA   Palestine +100 poses a question to twelve Palestinian writers: what might your country look like in the year 2048 – a century after the tragedies and trauma of what has come to be called the Nakba? How mi ... more

The Water Cure - by Sophie Mackintosh - £8.99
Discover the breakout literary debut of 2018 - the essential read for fans of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Deborah Levy's Hot Milk and Emma Cline's The Girls.  Imagine a world very close to our own: where women are not safe in their bod ... more

History of Violence - by Edouard Louis - £8.99
The radical, urgent new novel from the author of The End of Eddy – a personal and powerful story of violence.  I met Reda on Christmas Eve 2012, at around four in the morning. He approached me in the street, and finally I invited him up to ... more

Circe - by Madeline Miller - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019   Woman. Witch. Myth. Mortal. Outcast. Lover. Destroyer. Survivor. CIRCE.   In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is a strange ch ... more

These Our Monsters: The English Heritage Collection of New Stories Inspired by Myth & Legend - by Various authors - £14.99
From the mythical Tintagel to mysterious Stonehenge... A collection of magical short stories from Edward Carey, Sarah Hall, Paul Kingsnorth, Alison MacLeod, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Sarah Moss, Fiona Mozley and Adam Thorpe inspired by English Heritage s ... more

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

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