A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews.  Nomi Nickel lives with her father, Ray, in East Village, a small Mennonite town in Manitoba. She dreams of escaping to the big city, but since her mother and sister left home, it's hard to imagine leaving her father behind. As she begins to piece together the story behind her mother's disappearance, she finds herself on a direct collision course with the town's minister.

A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews. Nomi Nickel lives with her father, Ray, in East Village, a small Mennonite town in Manitoba. She dreams of escaping to the big city, but since her mother and sister left home, it's hard to imagine leaving her father behind. As she begins to piece together the story behind her mother's disappearance, she finds herself on a direct collision course with the town's minister.

The author of “The Husband’s Secret” and, now, “Truly Madly Guilty” hated…

Liane Moriarty: By the Book

The author of “The Husband’s Secret” and, now, “Truly Madly Guilty” hated…

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King.  After decades as an itinerant alcoholic, middle-aged Dan Torrance uses his remnant powers to assist the dying before coming to the aid of a twelve-year-old girl being tortured by a tribe of murderous paranormals.

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. After decades as an itinerant alcoholic, middle-aged Dan Torrance uses his remnant powers to assist the dying before coming to the aid of a twelve-year-old girl being tortured by a tribe of murderous paranormals.

Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton.  Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages.

Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton. Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages.

Crow Lake by Mary Lawson.  Crow Lake is that rare find, a first novel so quietly assured, so compelling, and with an emotional charge so perfectly controlled, that you sense at once that this is the real thing - a literary experience to relish, a book to lose yourself in, and a name to watch. Here is a gorgeous, slowburning story of families growing up and tearing each other apart in rural Northern Ontario, where tragedy and hardship are mirrored in the landscape.

Crow Lake by Mary Lawson. Crow Lake is that rare find, a first novel so quietly assured, so compelling, and with an emotional charge so perfectly controlled, that you sense at once that this is the real thing - a literary experience to relish, a book to lose yourself in, and a name to watch. Here is a gorgeous, slowburning story of families growing up and tearing each other apart in rural Northern Ontario, where tragedy and hardship are mirrored in the landscape.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Pocket Edition by C S lewis.  Lucy steps into the Professor's wardrobe but steps out again into a snowy forest. She's stumbled upon the magical world of Narnia, land of unicorns, centaurs, fauns! and the wicked White Witch, who terrorises all. Lucy soon realises that Narnia, and in particular Aslan, the great Lion, needs her help if the country's creatures are ever going to be free again.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Pocket Edition by C S lewis. Lucy steps into the Professor's wardrobe but steps out again into a snowy forest. She's stumbled upon the magical world of Narnia, land of unicorns, centaurs, fauns! and the wicked White Witch, who terrorises all. Lucy soon realises that Narnia, and in particular Aslan, the great Lion, needs her help if the country's creatures are ever going to be free again.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.  At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots - neighbours who can't reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d'etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents' Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots - neighbours who can't reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d'etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents' Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets.

Pennington's Seventeenth Summer by K M Peyton.  Patrick Pennington is out of control, and seems to be heading for disaster. But when he meets Sylvia, he feels like his world has been turned upside down. Penn's seventeenth summer could be the most memorable of his life . . .

Pennington's Seventeenth Summer by K M Peyton. Patrick Pennington is out of control, and seems to be heading for disaster. But when he meets Sylvia, he feels like his world has been turned upside down. Penn's seventeenth summer could be the most memorable of his life . . .

Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler.  Breathing Lessons covers the events of a day in the life of Maggie Moran, nearing fifty, married to Ira and with two children. Her eternal optimism and her inexhaustible passion for sorting out other people's lives and willing them to fall in love is severely tested one hot summer day. Maggie and Ira drive from Baltimore to Deer Lick to attend the funeral of the husband of Serena, Maggie's childhood friend.

Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler. Breathing Lessons covers the events of a day in the life of Maggie Moran, nearing fifty, married to Ira and with two children. Her eternal optimism and her inexhaustible passion for sorting out other people's lives and willing them to fall in love is severely tested one hot summer day. Maggie and Ira drive from Baltimore to Deer Lick to attend the funeral of the husband of Serena, Maggie's childhood friend.

The Dry by Jane Harper.  Luke Hadler turns a gun on his wife and child, then himself. The farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily. If one of their own broke under the strain, well...  When Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk returns to Kiewarra for the funerals, he is loath to confront the people who rejected him twenty years earlier. But when his investigative skills are called on, the facts of the Hadler case start to make him doubt this murder-suicide…

The Dry by Jane Harper. Luke Hadler turns a gun on his wife and child, then himself. The farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily. If one of their own broke under the strain, well... When Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk returns to Kiewarra for the funerals, he is loath to confront the people who rejected him twenty years earlier. But when his investigative skills are called on, the facts of the Hadler case start to make him doubt this murder-suicide…


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A Man Called Ove. Translated. Had me tearing up in one paragraph and smiling or laughing in the next. Ove is "the archetypal grumpy old sod" whose "heart is too big". Highly recommended, especially if you enjoyed The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared or The Rosie Project.

A Man Called Ove. Translated. Had me tearing up in one paragraph and smiling or laughing in the next. Ove is "the archetypal grumpy old sod" whose "heart is too big". Highly recommended, especially if you enjoyed The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared or The Rosie Project.

The author of “The Husband’s Secret” and, now, “Truly Madly Guilty” hated “Moby-Dick” as a child: “I’m sure I will like it when I grow up. I just seem to be taking such a long time to grow up.”

Liane Moriarty: By the Book

The author of “The Husband’s Secret” and, now, “Truly Madly Guilty” hated “Moby-Dick” as a child: “I’m sure I will like it when I grow up. I just seem to be taking such a long time to grow up.”

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.   "It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon." This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family--their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog--is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older.

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. "It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon." This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family--their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog--is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older.

Pennington's Seventeenth Summer by K M Peyton.  Patrick Pennington is out of control, and seems to be heading for disaster. But when he meets Sylvia, he feels like his world has been turned upside down. Penn's seventeenth summer could be the most memorable of his life . . .

Pennington's Seventeenth Summer by K M Peyton. Patrick Pennington is out of control, and seems to be heading for disaster. But when he meets Sylvia, he feels like his world has been turned upside down. Penn's seventeenth summer could be the most memorable of his life . . .

A Complicated Kindness: Amazon.co.uk: Miriam Toews: 9780571326075: Books

A Complicated Kindness: Amazon.co.uk: Miriam Toews: 9780571326075: Books

Kansas in August by Patrick Gale.  A toe-tapping story of life and its wonderful and unexpected complexities. Hilary is a young, attractive teacher with aspirations to be a tap-dancer. Henry, his elder sister, is a crisp, professional psychologist. The unpredictable and unreliable Rufus, a failed pianist, is their lover - whom neither Hilary nor Henry realise they are sharing.

Kansas in August by Patrick Gale. A toe-tapping story of life and its wonderful and unexpected complexities. Hilary is a young, attractive teacher with aspirations to be a tap-dancer. Henry, his elder sister, is a crisp, professional psychologist. The unpredictable and unreliable Rufus, a failed pianist, is their lover - whom neither Hilary nor Henry realise they are sharing.

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

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