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    • Good People, Baram,  Nir
    Good People
    Nir Baram

    It's late 1938. Thomas Heiselberg is a market researcher for an American advertising company in Berlin. In Leningrad, Sasha Weissberg has grown up eavesdropping on the intellectual conversations in her parents' literary salon. Neither of them has tho ... read more

    • Hot Milk, Levy,  Deborah
    Hot Milk
    Deborah Levy

    Sofia and her mother, Rose, arrive on the Spanish coast seeking help for Rose's mysterious illness. They've come to Spain seeking solutions - but the answers they find are always to questions they had not thought to ask. Under the unblinking glare of ... read more

    • In the Night of Time, Molina,  Antonio Munoz and Grossman,  Edith(translated By)
    In the Night of Time
    Molina, Antonio Munoz and Grossman, Edith(translated By)

    October 1936. Spanish architect Ignacio Abel arrives at Penn Station, the final stop on his journey from war-torn Madrid, where he has left behind his wife and children. Crossing Europe, he reflects on months of fratricidal conflict in his embattled ... read more

    • Men, Darrieussecq,  Marie
    Marie Darrieussecq

    Solange is in her thirties, she's not a great mother, is a mediocre actress, but in Hollywood she falls for a charismatic actor, Kouhouesso, who wants to direct a movie of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness:in Africa. Solange follows her man to Africa ... read more

    • Our Souls at Night, Haruf,  Kent
    Our Souls at Night
    Kent Haruf

    Addie Moore and Louis Waters have been neighbours for years. Now they both live alone, their houses empty of family, their quiet nights solitary. Then one evening Addie pays Louis a visit. They begin to keep company and their conversations, mainly at ... read more

    • Small Town Talk, Hoskyns,  Barney
    Small Town Talk
    Barney Hoskyns

    Barney Hoskyns recreates the community of brilliant,alternative musicians, opportunistic hippie capitalists and scheming dealers who were drawn to Woodstock in the 60's by Dylan and The Band. Drawing on first-hand interviews with some remaining membe ... read more

    • The Cauliflower, Barker,  Nicola
    The Cauliflower
    Nicola Barker

    To the world he is Sri Ramakrishna, godly avatar, esteemed spiritual master and beloved guru. To Rani Rashmoni, he is the Brahmin fated to defy tradition. But to Hriday, his nephew and long-time caretaker, he is just maddening, bewildering Uncle, pro ... read more

    • The Lonely City, Laing,  Olivia
    The Lonely City
    Olivia Laing

    A remarkable work of memoir, biography and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness, told through the lives of six iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of "The Trip to Echo Spring." Moving fluidly between works and lives - from Edward Hoppe ... read more

    • Avalanche, Leigh,  Julia
    Julia Leigh

    At the age of 38 Julia Leigh made her first visit to the IVF clinic. So started a long and costly journey of nightly injections, blood tests, surgeries and rituals. Leigh lays bare her experience: the highs of hope and the depths of disappointment; ... read more

    • Blood Brothers, Haffner,  Ernst
    Blood Brothers
    Ernst Haffner

    The only known novel by German social worker and journalist Ernst Haffner. Told in unsparing detail, Haffner's story delves into the illicit underworld of Berlin on the eve of Hitler's rise to power, describing how these blood brothers move from one ... read more

    • Chronicles: On Our Troubled Times, Piketty,  Thomas
    Chronicles: On Our Troubled Times
    Thomas Piketty

    With the same expert eye, breadth of thought and practical ideas that were evident in his influential book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, these short pieces provide Piketty's analysis of the financial crisis, and of subjects and individuals, ra ... read more

    • Collected Poems, James,  Clive
    Collected Poems
    Clive James

    In this book, James makes his own rich selection from over fifty years' work in verse:
    from his early satires to the heart-stopping valedictory poems of his recent collections.
    The collection showcases James's fluency and apparently effortles ... read more

    • Course of Love, De Botton,  Alain
    Course of Love
    Alain De Botton

    Rabih and Kirsten find each other, fall in love, get married. From the first thrill of lust, to the joys and fears of real commitment, to the deep problems that surface slowly over two shared lifetimes, this is the story of a marriage- and the story ... read more

    • Dodge Rose, Cox,  Jack
    Dodge Rose
    Jack Cox

    Eliza travels to Sydney to deal with the estate of her Aunt Dodge, and finds Maxine, a hitherto unknown cousin, occupying Dodge's apartment. When legal complications derail plans to live it up on their inheritance, the women's lives become cons ... read more

    • Fighter: A True Story, Zable,  Arnold
    Fighter: A True Story
    Arnold Zable

    Henry Nissen was a champion boxer, the boy from working-class Carlton who fought his way up to beat some of the world's best in the 1970s. Now, he works on the Melbourne docks, but his real work is on the streets. He's in and out of police stations a ... read more

    • Gate of Lilacs, James,  Clive
    Gate of Lilacs
    Clive James

    Over a period of fifteen years Clive James learned French by almost no other method than reading Proust. Then he spent half a century trying to know Proust's great novel in two different languages. In James's words, Proust 'followed his creative ins ... read more