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The Nothing

by Hanif Kureishi

One night, when I am old, sick, right out of semen, and don't need things to get any worse, I hear the noises growing louder. I am sure they are making love in Zenab's bedroom which is next to mine.

Waldo, a...


The London Train

by Tessa Hadley

"Hadleyis a lovely, subtly teasing writer." —New York Times Book Review

Long-listed forthe Orange Prize

Twolives, stretched between two cities, converge in a chance meeting withimmediate and far-reaching consequences...


Shark

by Will Self

May 4th, 1970. A week earlier President Nixon has ordered American ground forces into Cambodia to pursue the Vietcong. By the end of the day four students will be shot dead by the National Guards in the grounds...


The Wolf Border

by Sarah Hall

From the award-winning author of The Electric Michelangelo, one of the most decorated young British writers working today, comes a literary masterpiece: a breathtaking work that beautifully and provocatively...


The Tell-Tale Heart

by Jill Dawson

A man’s life and his capacity for love mysteriously changes after a heart transplant in this dramatic and affecting novel—as provocative and poignant as the works of Jodi Picoult, Jojo Moyes, and Alice Sebold—from...


Crazy Horse's Girlfriend

by Erika T. Wurth

Margaritte, an American-Indian teenager trapped in the Denver suburbs, deals drugs, gets pregnant, and fights against a life she hates.


The Quarry Wood

by Nan Shepherd

When Martha accepts a place at university, her decision is met with a mixture of hostility and pride by her uncomprehending family. This is the story of a young woman's journey to maturity and independence,...


Moon Tiger

Man Booker Prize 1987

by Penelope Lively

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

Penelope Lively won Britain's prestigious Booker Prize for this deeply moving, elegantly structured novel.  Elderly, uncompromising Claudia Hampton lies in a London hospital bed...


Us

by David Nicholls

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

David Nicholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his enormously popular New York Times bestseller, One Day, to a compellingly human, deftly funny new novel about...


Mr. Loverman

by Bernardine Evaristo

A groundbreaking, hilarious novel about two elder gay Caribbean men coming to terms with being closeted in a changing world.


My Biggest Lie

by Luke Brown

'There was a time not long ago when I thought that lying was the most natural thing in the world. It was fun. It was addictive. And I forgot, temporarily, what was true and what was false. Or it was simply that...


How to Build a Girl

by Caitlin Moran

The New York Times bestselling author hailed as “the UK’s answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one” (Marie Claire) makes her fiction debut with a hilarious yet deeply moving...


Fallout

by Sadie Jones

A deeply affecting love story set in the gritty yet magnificent theater world of 1970’s London by the award-winning, bestselling Sadie Jones, author of The Uninvited Guests and The Outcast

Leaving behind an...


Closed Doors

by Lisa O'Donnell

A young boy on a small Scottish island where everyone knows everything about everyone else, will discover that a secret is a dangerous thing in this tense and brilliant tale of from Lisa O'Donnell, the bestselling...


The Sea House

by Esther Freud

The architect Klaus Lehmann loves his wife, Elsa, with a passion that continues throughout their married life despite long periods of separation. Almost half a century after Lehmann's death in the village of...


The Ice Cream Army

by Jessica Gregson

Following an arduous and tragic sea journey to Australia, Hamil travels into the outback to find work and is taken in by a fellow Turkish immigrant. Initially they are widely accepted into the community as ice...


Adore

by Doris Lessing

Shocking, intimate, often uncomfortably honest, Adore reaffirms Doris Lessing’s unrivaled ability to capture the truth of the human condition

Roz and Lil have been best friends since childhood. But their...


A Ripple From the Storm

Children of Violence #3

by Doris Lessing

Martha Quest, the embodied heroine of the Children of Violence series, has been acclaimed as one of the greatest fictional creations in the English language. In a Ripple from the Storm, Doris Lessing charts...


The Four-Gated City

Children of Violence #5

by Doris Lessing

Dorris Lessing's classic series of autobiographical novels is the fictional counterpart to Under My Skin. In these five novels, first published in the 1950's and 60s, Doris Lessing transformed her fascinating...


A Proper Marriage

Children of Violence #2

by Doris Lessing

An unconventional woman trapped in a conventional marriage, Martha Quest struggles to maintain her dignity and her sanity through the misunderstandings, frustrations, infidelities, and degrading violence of...