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New Fiction

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

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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

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

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

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

Gun Island - by Amitav Ghosh - £8.99
Bundook. Gun. A common word, but one which turns Deen Datta's world upside down.   A dealer of rare books, Deen is used to a quiet life spent indoors, but as his once-solid beliefs begin to shift, he is forced to set out on an extraordinary journe ... more

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Graphic novel) - by Scarlett and Sophie Rickard - £14.99
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists tells the story of a group of working men in the fictional town of Mugsborough, and socialist journeyman-prophet Frank Owen who attempts to convince his fellow workers that capitalism is the real source of the pov ... more

In Love with George Eliot - by Kathy O'Shaughnessy - £9.99
A TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR.   Who was the real George Eliot?   In Love with George Eliot is a glorious debut novel which tells the compelling story of England's greatest woman novelist as you've never read it before.   Marian Evans has scanda ... more

The Boy Made the Difference - by Matt Bishop - £8.99
Rex, a husband and father, makes an unintentional error. Will Rex get away with his terrible, taboo-busting mistake?   This opening premise is the starting gun to a rollicking ride through London of the late 1980s and early 1990s, in a literary n ... more

New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent - by Margaret Busby (Editor) - £14.99
Showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, this major international collection celebrates their contributions to literature and international culture.  Twenty-five years ago, Margaret Busby’s groundbreaking anthology ... more

The World That We Knew - by Alice Hoffman - £8.99
* LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL *  In Berlin in 1941 during humanity's darkest hour, three unforgettable young women must act with courage and love to survive, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Marri ... more

Burnt Sugar - by Avni Doshi - £14.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020.  In her youth, Tara was wild. She abandoned her loveless marriage to join an ashram, endured a brief stint as a beggar (mostly to spite her affluent parents), and spent years chasing after a dishevelled, ... more

Shuggie Bain - by Douglas Stuart - £14.99
Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020.  It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life.  She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought a ... more

Real Life - by Brandon Taylor - £9.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE  Wallace has spent his summer in the lab breeding a strain of microscopic worms. He is four years into a biochemistry degree at a lakeside Midwestern university, a life that’s a world away from his chil ... more

Love in Colour: Mythical Tales from Around the World Retold - by Bolu Babalola - £16.99
Time was constructed with love in mind. Time and love are intertwined, they are both measures of life, two clocks. And, for love to operate as it should, it is imperative that the timing should be right. Just as it is in these stories.  Bolu Ba ... more

The Stray Cats of Homs - by Eva Nour - £12.99
'A cat has seven souls in Arabic. In English cats have nine lives. You probably have both nine lives and seven souls, because otherwise I don't know how you've made it this far.'  Sami's childhood is much like any other - an innocent blend of ... more

A Thousand Ships - by Natalie Haynes - £8.99
Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020 One of the Guardian's and TLS's 'Best Books of 2019'   In A Thousand Ships, broadcaster and classicist Natalie Haynes retells the story of the Trojan War from an all-female perspective, for fan ... more

Things We Say in the Dark - by Kirsty Logan - £8.99
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

Funny Ha, Ha: 80 of the Funniest Stories Ever Written - by Paul Merton (Editor) - £15.00
The Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year.   80 of the funniest stories ever written, selected and introduced by Paul Merton. From Anton Chekhov to Ali Smith, from P.G. Wodehouse to Nora Ephron, the greatest writers are those who know how to l ... more

The Confession - by Jessie Burton - £8.99
The sensational Sunday Times bestseller from Jessie Burton, the million-copy bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse.   When Elise Morceau meets the writer Constance Holden, she quickly falls under her spell. Connie is sophisticated, b ... more

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous - by Ocean Vuong - £8.99
**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 storytellin ... more

Broken Ghost - by Niall Griffiths - £8.99
**WINNER OF THE 2020 WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD**   A Welsh community witnesses a strange vision: the huge spectre of a woman floating over a ridge. Is it a collective hallucination, a meteorological phenomenon, or something supernatural? Th ... more

Black Shack Alley - by Joseph Zobel - £12.99
Following in the tradition of Richard Wright's Black Boy, Joseph Zobel's semi-autobiographical 1950 novel Black Shack Alley chronicles the coming-of-age of Jose, a young boy grappling with his identity in colonial Martinique.  As Jose transit ... more

The Shadow King - by Maaza Mengiste - £9.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020  ETHIOPIA. 1935. With the threat of Mussolini's army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid.   Her new employer, Kidane, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie's ... more

The Testaments - by Margaret Atwood - £8.99
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 theoc ... more

The Starless Sea - by Erin Morgenstern - £8.99
**SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**   Are you lost or are you exploring?   When Zachary Rawlins stumbles across a strange book hidden in his university library it leads him on a quest unlike any other. Its pages entrance him with their tales ... more

The Blackbird - by Claire Allen - £12.99
It is 1941. Hope’s father, Jenner, builds Liverpool Cathedral while the Luftwaffe’s bombs fall. It is 2014, and Hope cares for her husband Robert as Alzheimer’s destroys his personality.   Hope’s husband Robert is a retired civic sculpto ... more

Black Car Burning - by Helen Mort - £8.99
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

The Midnight Library - by Matt Haig - £16.99
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 ... more

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World - by Elif Shafak - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019  'Expect vibrant, vivid and eye-opening descriptions of Middle Eastern life propelled by a tender storyline, all in Shafak's haunting, beautiful and considered prose' Vanity Fair  'Incredibly sens ... more

The Pull of the Stars - by Emma Donoghue - £16.99
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

Summer - by Ali Smith - £16.99
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

Foxfire, Wolfskin & Other Stories of Shapeshifting Women - by Sharon Blackie - £8.99
‘She lived fully, my fox, and I envied her with all my heart. I wanted to dance with her, sister or lover, across the snow-clad vastness of this land. Together, we’d create the Northern Lights. For that is what foxes do – racing over the fells, ... more

Animal Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland - by Sharon Jacksties - £12.99
Stories and animals have long travelled the same routes. Through our heritage of charming, quirky and profound tales, you will find yourself re-acquainted with Britain's wondrous fauna.   Find out how hedgehog ended up with spines and what ma ... more

This is How You Lose the Time War - by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone - £10.00
WINNER OF The 2019 Reddit Stabby Award for Best Novella AND The 2019 British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novella  SHORTLISTED FOR: 2020 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Hugo Award for Best Novella The Ray Bradbury Prize Nebula ... more

Manchester Happened - by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi - £8.99
A stunning new story collection from Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, acclaimed author of Kintu and winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014 and the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction 2018.  If there's one thing the characters in Jennifer Mak ... more

This Brutal House - by Niven Govinden - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2019   On the steps of New York's City Hall, five ageing Mothers sit in silent protest. They are the guardians of the vogue ball community - queer men who opened their hearts and homes to countless lost Childr ... more

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