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The Narrow Road to the Deep North

by Flanagan, Richard

August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma Death Railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier.


The Luminaries

by Catton, Eleanor

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to stake his claim in New Zealand's booming gold rush. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: a wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous cache of gold has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk...


Bring Up the Bodies

by Mantel, Hilary

The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Wolf Hall delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn. Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn...


The Sense of an Ending

by Barnes, Julian

This intense new novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about--until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present.


The Finkler Question

by Jacobson, Howard

As Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular former BBC radio producer, makes his way home, he is attacked and mugged outside a violin dealer's window. Treslove is convinced the crime was a misdirected act of anti-Semitism, and in its aftermath, his whole sense of self will ineluctably change.


Wolf Hall

by Mantel, Hilary

In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power...


The White Tiger

by Adiga, Aravind

The white tiger of this novel is Balram Halwai, a poor Indian villager whose great ambition leads him to the zenith of Indian business culture, the world of the Bangalore entrepreneur...

The White Tiger

by Adiga, Aravind

Through the life instances of driver turned murderer turned entrepreneur Balram,the author portrays deeply rooted social issues in India.


The Gathering

by Enright, Anne

The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother, Liam, drowned in the sea. His sister, Veronica, collects the body and keeps the dead man company, guarding the secret she shares with him--something that happened in their grandmother's house in the winter of 1968...


The Inheritance of Loss

by Desai, Kiran

In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas lives an embittered judge who wants only to retire in peace, when his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep...


The Sea

by Banville, John

Soon after his wife dies, a middle-aged Irishman goes to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child.


The Line of Beauty

by Hollinghurst, Alan

In the summer of 1983, twenty-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: conservative Member of Parliament Gerald, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their two children, Toby-whom Nick had idolized at Oxford-and Catherine, highly critical of her family's assumptions and ambitions.


Vernon God Little

by Pierre, Dbc

When 16 kids are shot on high school grounds, everyone looks for someone to blame. Meet Vernon Little, who's pinned as an accomplice. So he takes off for Mexico.


Life of Pi

by Martel, Yann

After the sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a wounded zebra, an orangutan--and a 450-pound royal bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and beloved works of fiction in recent years.

Life of Pi (Illustrated)

by Martel, Yann and Torjanac, Tomislav

After the sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a wounded zebra, an orangutan--and a 450-pound royal bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and beloved works of fiction in recent years.


True History of the Kelly Gang

by Carey, Peter

In True History of the Kelly Gang, the legendary Ned Kelly speaks for himself, scribbling his narrative on errant scraps of paper in semiliterate but magically descriptive prose as he flees from the police.


The Blind Assassin

by Atwood, Margaret

"Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge." These words are spoken by Iris Chase Griffen, married at eighteen to a wealthy industrialist but now poor and eighty-two.



by Coetzee, J. M.

Disgrace--set in post--apartheid Cape Town and on a remote farm in the Eastern Cape--is deft, lean, quiet, and brutal.



by Mcewan, Ian

On a chilly February day, two old friends meet in the throng outside a London crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane...


The God of Small Things

by Roy, Arundhati

The international publishing sensation of 1997 -- translated into 18 languages -- a magical, sophisticated tour de force. The God of Small Things heralds a voice so powerful and original that it burns itself into the reader's memory.

The God of Small Things

by Roy, Arundhati

The author tells of small people with large hearts who pay the price for breaking the love rules.


Last Orders

by Swift, Graham

Four men gather in a London pub. They have taken it upon themselves to carry out the last orders of Jack Dodds, master butcher, and deliver his ashes to the sea.


The Ghost Road (Regeneration #3)

by Barker, Pat

Set in World War II, this novel is about 2 men divided by class and experience but sharing a mutual respect and empathy. One is Lieutenant Billy Prior, and the other is his doctor, Dr. William Rivers, who cured him of shell shock. Billy is determined to return to France while Dr. Rivers is consumed by the medical challenge and moral dilemma of restoring men to health so that they can be sent back to the battlegrounds and almost certain death.


How Late It Was, How Late

by Kelman, James

The gritty story of a fist-fighting, alcoholic ex-con named Sammy who is beaten senseless by the Glasgow police and plunged into a netherworld of darkness.


Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

by Doyle, Roddy

Paddy Clarke, a ten-year-old boy who longs to be a missionary, experiences life's joys and setbacks--specifically his ma and da's fights--as he grows up in Liffey, Ireland, in the late 1960s.

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