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Beautiful Country

by J.R. Thornton

A coming-of-age story set in modern day China centering on the friendship between an American and a Chinese boy who meet while training with Beijing’s Junior National Tennis Team.

Chase Robertson arrives in...


The First Book of Calamity Leek

by Paula Lichtarowicz

"WONDERFULLY STRANGE." --Mark Haddon

A beguiling, irresistibly immersive debut novel about sixteen sisters in a walled garden, and what happens to their carefully constructed world when one girl starts asking...


The Year of the Runaways: A novel

by Sunjeev Sahota

Short-listed for the 2015 Man Booker Prize

The Guardian: The Best Novels of 2015

The Independent: Literary Fiction of the Year 2015

From one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists and Man Booker Prize nominee...


Spill Simmer Falter Wither

by Sara Baume

A debut novel already praised as "unbearably poignant and beautifully told" (Eimear McBride), this captivating story follows—over the course of four seasons—a misfit man who adopts a misfit dog.


High Dive: A novel

by Jonathan Lee

“Devastating . . . Inspired . . . We make so many complex emotional investments in the lives of Lee’s characters that it takes a monk’s restraint not to flip to the very end of the book before you get...


Hunters in the Dark: A Novel

by Lawrence Osborne

From the novelist the New York Times compares to Paul Bowles, Evelyn Waugh and Ian McEwan, an evocative new work of literary suspense

 

Adrift in Cambodia and eager to side-step a life of quiet desperation...


Jalan Jalan: A Novel of Indonesia

by Mike Stoner

**Winner of The Guardian London's Self-published Book of the Month Award**

"What sort of idiot takes a job after a five minute phone interview, in a country he knows nothing much about and on the other side of...


The Past

by Tessa Hadley

In her most accessible, commercial novel yet, the “supremely perceptive writer of formidable skill and intelligence (New York Times Book Review) turns her astute eye to a dramatic family reunion, where simmering...


The Restoration of Otto Laird

by Nigel Packer

Retired architect Otto Laird is living a peaceful, if slightly bemused, existence in Switzerland with his second wife, Anika. Once renowned for his radical designs, Otto now spends his days communing with nature...


Quartet in Autumn

by Barbara Pym & Alexander Mccall Smith

With an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith

One did not drink sherry before the evening, just as one did not read a novel in the morning.

In 1970s London Edwin, Norman, Letty and Marcia work in the same office...


The Gap of Time: A Novel

by Jeanette Winterson

The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s “late plays.” It tells the story of a king whose jealousy results in the banishment of his baby daughter and the death of his beautiful wife. His daughter is...


Everland

by Rebecca Hunt

1913. Dinners, Millet-Bass, and Napps-three explorers bound not by friendship, but by a dependence founded on survival-volunteer to leave their ship, the Kismet, and scout an uncharted and unknown island in...


Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel

by Salman Rushdie

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Harper’s Bazaar • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian...


A Clue to the Exit

by Edward St. Aubyn

A beautifully modulated novel that shows Edward St. Aubyn at his sparkling best

Charlie Fairburn, successful screenwriter, ex-husband, and absent father, has been given six months to live. He resolves to stake...


My Friend Sashie

by Jane Duncan

'From the rail I looked down at Sashie's upturned face and the brilliant, early tropical sunlight made me think of the lights upon the stage of a theatre long ago . . .'

With these thoughts Janet Sandison says...


My Friends from Cairnton

by Jane Duncan

'I think you are forgetting one thing, Twice,' I said. 'You seem to forget that my home is where you are.'

Janet is unhappy in St Jago. Although Twice Alexander is now convalescing from his serious illness, the...


My Friend My Father

by Jane Duncan

'It seems to me,' my father said quietly, 'that one always tries to leave a place better than one found it . . .'

From the time when she was small enough to be held high above his head Duncan Sandison was the...


My Friend the Swallow

by Jane Duncan

'She was very small with fragile birdlike bones, and although she had slept in the white shirt and shorts she still looked fresh and airy, as if she had just flown in from the open sky . . . '

When Janet Sandison...


My Friend Rose

by Jane Duncan

When the problem-child Dee Andrews runs away from her Knightsbridge home to see her father in his City office, she starts a chain of events which involve Janet Sandison in the life and loves of her step-mother...


My Friend Sandy

by Jane Duncan

Janet and 'Twice' Alexander break new ground in the island of St. Jago, British West Indies-a setting as far removed from the Highlands of Scotland as a calypso from a lament.

But it takes more than a planter's...