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BoydenThree day road
Joseph BOYDEN (Canada)
Phoenix
- ANG R BOY
Niska is reunited with her nephew, Xavier, after he returns from the horrors of the First World War. As she slowly paddles her canoe on the 3-day journey to take him home, traveling through the stark but stunning landscape of Northern Canada, their respective stories emerge.

Queen of dreams
Chitra DIVAKARUNI (India)
Abacus
- ANG R DIV
Rakhi, a young artist and divorced mother living in Berkeley, California, is struggling to keep her footing, with her family and her world in alarming transition. Her mother is a dream-teller, born with the ability to share and interpret the dreams of others. This gift fascinates Rakhi, but also isolates her from her mother’s past in India and the dream world she inhabits. Rakhi’s solace comes in the discovery, after her mother’s death, of her dream journals, which begin to open the long-closed doors to her past.

Country of the Grand
Gerard DONOVAN (Ireland)
Faber & Faber
- ANG R DON
A young man driving across Ireland with his wife asks her how long she would wait before being with another man if he died. A man is trapped, hidden, in a small changing room by the sea on Galway Bay, as he listens to his friends discuss his wife’s infidelity. An anguished young boy and his widowed mother struggle to reconstruct their lost father and husband in their own respective ways. The stories in "Country of the Grand" magnify a New Ireland as it copes with the rewards and pressures of its fresh success : immigration, mid-life crisis, adultery and divorce, a lost sense of place and history, and of course, what to do with all that prosperity.

A Simple act of violence
R.J. ELLORY (United Kingdom)
Orion
- ANG RP ELL
Washington, embroiled in the mid-term elections, did not want to hear about serial killings. But when the newspapers reported a fourth murder, when they gave the killer a name and details of his horrendous crimes, there were few people that could ignore it. Detective Robert Miller is assigned to the case, and rapidly uncover a complication. The victims do not officially exist. Their personal details do not register on any known systems. And as Miller unearths ever more disturbing facts, he starts to face truths so far-removed from his own reality that he begins to fear for his life.

The Painter of Shanghai
Jennifer CODY EPSTEIN (United States)
Penguin
- ANG R EPS
In 1913 an orphan girl boards a steamship bound for Wuhu in South East China. Left in the hands of her soft-hearted but opium-addicted uncle she is delivered to The Hall of Eternal Splendour which, with its painted faces and troubling cries in the night, seems destined to break her spirit. And yet the girl survives and one day hope appears in the unlikely form of a customs inspector, a modest man resistant to the charms of the corrupt world that surrounds him.

A Week in December
Sebastian FAULKS (United Kingdom)
Hutchinson
- ANG R FAU
London, the week before Christmas, 2007. Over seven days, we follow the lives of seven major characters : a hedge fund manager trying to bring off the biggest trade of his career ; a professional footballer recently arrived from Poland ; a young lawyer with little work and too much time to speculate ; a student who has been led astray by Islamist theory ; a hack book-reviewer ; a schoolboy hooked on skunk and reality TV ; and, a Tube train driver whose Circle Line train joins these and countless other lives together in a daily loop. With daring skill, the novel pieces together the complex patterns and crossings of modern urban life.

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