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

Three Apples Fell From The Sky - by Narine Abgaryan, translated by Lisa C. Hayden - £12.99
An unforgettable story of friendship and feuds in a remote Armenian mountain village.  In an isolated village high in the Armenian mountains, a close-knit community bickers, gossips and laughs. Their only connection to the outside world is an ... more

She Would Be King - by Wayétu Moore - £8.99
In the west African village of Lai, red-haired Gbessa is cursed at birth and exiled on suspicion of being a witch. Bitten by a viper and left for dead, she survives to discover a new life with a group of African American settlers in the colony of Mon ... more

Gingerbread - by Helen Oyeyemi - £8.99
"A writer of sentences so elegant that they gleam"(Ali Smith, author of How to be Both) Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children's stories - equal parts wholesome and uncanny - beloved novelist Helen Oyeyemi inv ... more

The Mirror & The Light - by Hilary Mantel - £25.00
'If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?'   England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfa ... more

I Am Not Sidney Poitier - by Percival Everett - £9.99
The sudden death of Not Sidney Poitier's mother orphans him at age eleven. He is left with a name no one understands, an uncanny resemblance to an Oscar winning actor, and serious amount of shares in the Turner Corporation.   Percival Everett ... more

The Last Crossing - by Brian McGilloway - £8.99
Tony, Hugh and Karen thought they'd seen the last of each other thirty years ago. Half a lifetime has passed and memories have been buried. But when they are asked to reunite - to lay ghosts to rest for the good of the future - they all have their ow ... more

A Thousand Moons - by Sebastian Barry - £18.99
From the Costa Book of the Year-winning author of Days Without End.   Even when you come out of bloodshed and disaster in the end you have got to learn to live...  Winona is a young Lakota orphan adopted by former soldiers Thomas McNul ... more

A People's History of Heaven - by Mathangi Subramanian - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR A PEN/FAULKNER AWARD, 2020  A dazzling tribute to the resilience and determination of a remarkable community of women.  In the sprawling Bangalore slum of Heaven, five girls - Muslim, Christian and Hindu; gay and straight - for ... more

Silver Sparrow - by Tayari Jones - £16.99
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 bi ... more

Nightingale Point - by Luan Goldie - £8.99
THE DEBUT NOVEL FROM THE COSTA SHORT STORY AWARD WINNER A BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK  On an ordinary Saturday morning in 1996, the residents of Nightingale Point wake up to their normal lives and worries.  Mary has a secret life th ... more

How the Dead Speak - by Val McDermid - £8.99
The eleventh book in the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series, from No. 1 bestselling author Val McDermid.  ‘We are all creatures of habit. Even murderers...’   When human remains are discovered in the grounds of an old convent, i ... more

Girl, Woman, Other - by Bernardine Evaristo - £8.99
***JOINT WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019***   Bernardine Evaristo is one of those writers who should be read by everyone, everywhere. Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters.  Mostly women, black and ... more

A Long Petal Of The Sea - by Isabel Allende - £16.99
'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

Annelies: A Novel of Anne Frank - by David Gillham - £8.99
A breathtaking new novel that asks the question: what if Anne Frank survived the Holocaust?   In 1945, aged sixteen, Anne Frank walks out of the liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and into a new life as a survivor of the Holocaust. Ret ... more

The Night Tiger - by Yangsze Choo - £8.99
They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us...  In 1930s colonial Malaya, a dissolute British doctor receives a surprise gift of an eleven-year-old Chinese houseboy. Sent as a bequest from an old ... more

Pachinko - by Min Jin Lee - £8.99
Yeongdo, Korea 1911.   In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married yakuza ... more

Do You Dream of Terra-Two? - by Temi Oh - £8.99
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet meets The 100 in this unforgettable debut by a brilliant new voice.   A century ago, scientists theorised that a habitable planet existed in a nearby solar system. Today, ten astronauts will leave a dying Eart ... more

Two Blankets, Three Sheets - by Jonathan Reeder - £12.99
A humorous account of a nine-year wait.  Amsterdam Airport, 1998. Samir Karim steps off a plane from Vietnam, flushes his fake passport down the toilet, and requests asylum. Fleeing Iraq to avoid conscription into Saddam Hussein’s army, he has ... more

Black Leopard, Red Wolf: Dark Star Trilogy Book 1 - by Marlon James - £9.99
"Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the kind of novel I never realized I was missing until I read it. A dangerous, hallucinatory, ancient Africa, which becomes a fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made, with language as powerful as Angela Car ... more

Bird Summons - by Leila Aboulela - £8.99
Salma, happily married, tries every day to fit into life in Britain. When her first love contacts her, she is tempted to risk it all and return to Egypt. Moni gave up a career in banking to care for her disabled son, but now her husband wants to move ... more

Dragon Bike: Fantastical Stories of Bicycling, Feminism & Dragons - by Elly Blue (Editor) - £10.99
From the great, winged, fire-breathing lizards of the west to the wise, flying serpents of the east, dragons play a powerful role in our myths and imaginations.  In these fourteen stories and one comic, bicyclists encounter a diversity of dragon ... more

Queenie - by Candice Carty-Williams - £8.99
Queenie Jenkins can’t cut a break. Well, apart from one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That’s definitely just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Stuck between a boss who doesn’t seem to see her, a family who don’t seem to listen ( ... more

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

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me - by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell - £13.99
One of FORBES Best Graphic Novels of 2019 On BCCB 2019 Blue Ribbons List One of NPR's Best Books of 2019 Booklist 2019 Editors' Choice One of Bitch Media’s Best Queer YA Novels of 2019   Author Mariko Tamaki and illustrator Rosemary Vale ... more

Bring Up the Bodies - by Hilary Mantel - £9.99
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012, the 2012 Costa Book of the Year and shortlisted for the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction.   With this historic win for Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel becomes the first British author and the first woman to be ... 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

Second-Hand Time - by Svetlana Alexievich - £9.99
Translated by Bela Shayevich Winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature   Second-hand Time is the latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. Here she brings together the voices of dozens of witnesses to ... 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

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

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