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Ben AARONOVITCH (United Kingdom)
Rivers of London
Gollancz
- ANG SF AAR
I’m a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years, and my world has become somewhat very complicated : nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames. . . The spirit of riot and rebellion has awakened in the city, and it’s falling to me to bring order out of chaos - or die trying.

Jean M. AUEL (United States)
The Land of painted caves
Crown
- ANG R AUE
This book concludes the story of Ayla, her mate Jondalar, and their little daughter, Jonayla, taking readers on a journey of discovery and adventure as Ayla struggles to find a balance between her duties as a new mother and her training to become a Zelandoni - one of the Ninth Cave community’s spiritual leaders and healers.

Paul AUSTER (United States)
Sunset Park
Henry Holt
- ANG R AUS
In the sprawling flatlands of Florida, 28-year-old Miles is photographing the last lingering traces of families who have abandoned their houses due to debt or foreclosure. Miles is haunted by guilt for having inadvertently caused the death of his step-brother, a situation that caused him to flee his father and step-mother in New York 7 years ago. What keeps him in Florida is his relationship with a teenage high-school girl, Pilar, but Miles decides to protect Pilar by going back to Brooklyn, where he settles in a squat to prepare himself to face the inevitable confrontation with his father that he has been avoiding for years.

Linwood BARCLAY (United States)
Never look away
Orion
- ANG RP BAR
David Harwood is hoping a carefree day at Five Mountains will help dispel his wife Jan’s recent depression, black moods that have led to frightening thoughts of suicide. Instead, a day of fun with their four-year-old son Ethan turns into a nightmare. When Jan disappears from the park, David’s worst fears seem to have come true. But when he goes to the police to report her missing, terrified that she’s planning to take her own life, the facts start to indicate something very different.

Aimee BENDER (United States)
The Particular sadness of lemon cake
Windmill
- ANG R BEN
On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents’ attention, bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift : she can taste her mother’s emotions in the slice. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother – her cheerful, can-do mother – tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes perilous. Anything can be revealed at any meal.

Anita BROOKNER (United Kingdom)
Falling slowly
Penguin
- ANG R BRO
A piano accompanist forced into early retirement, Beatrice’s taste in books reveals a romantic desire to be rescued by her ideal man. Unlike Beatrice, Miriam has known love : both the kind based on desire and the kind based on esteem. This novel weaves a tale of loneliness and friendship.

Dan BROWN (United States)
The Lost symbol
Batam Press
- ANG RP BRO
Harvard professor Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the Capitol Building, Washington DC. But within minutes of his arrival, a gruesome and disturbing discovery is made at the epicentre of the Rotunda. Langdon recognizes it as an ancient invitation, beckoning its recipient towards a long-lost world of hidden wisdom. And when Langdon’s revered mentor is brutally kidnapped, he realizes his only chance to save his old friend is to accept this sinister summons…

Jim CARROLL (United States)
The Petting Zoo
Viking
- ANG R CAR
Billy Wolfram is an enigmatic thirty- eight-year-old artist who has become a hot star in the late-1980s New York art scene. Billy, after viewing a show of Velázquez paintings, is so humbled and awed by their spiritual power that he suffers an emotional breakdown and withdraws to his Chelsea loft. In seclusion, Billy searches for the divine spark in his own work and life.

Eleanor CATTON (Canada)
The Rehearsal
Granta
- ANG R CAT
A high-school sex scandal jolts a group of teenage girls into a new awareness of their own potency and power. The sudden and total publicity seems to turn every act into a performance and every platform into a stage. But when the local drama school decides to turn the scandal into a show, the real world and the world of the theatre are forced to meet, and soon the boundaries between private and public begin to dissolve.

Susan CHOI (United States)
The Foreign student
Harper Flamingo
- ANG R CHO
In 1955, a new student arrives at a small college in the Tennessee mountains. Chuck is shy, speaks English haltingly, and on the subject of his earlier life in Korea he will not speak at all. Then he meets Katherine, a beautiful and solitary young woman who, like Chuck, is haunted by some dark episode in her past. Without quite knowing why, these two outsiders are drawn together, each sensing in the other the possibility of salvation.

Paul CLEAVE (New Zealand)
Blood Men
Atria
- ANG RP CLE
Edward Hunter is a family man with a beautiful wife and daughter, a great job, a bright future, and a very dark past. Edward’s father is a man of blood. He’s been in jail for twenty years and he’s never coming out. Edward has struggled his entire life to put that all behind him, but it’s hard when everybody knows you’re the son of a serial killer. Then, a week out from Christmas, Eddie’s world is turned upside-down. Suddenly he’s going to need the help of his father, a man he hasn’t seen since he was a boy. Is Edward destined to be just like his father, to become a man of blood ?

Amanda CRAIG (United Kingdom)
Hearts and minds
Abacus
- ANG R CRA
Rich or poor, five people, seemingly very different, find their lives in London connected in undreamed-of ways. There is Job, the illegal mini-cab driver whose wife in Zimbabwe no longer answers his letters ; Ian, the idealistic supply teacher in exile from South Africa ; Katie from New York, jilted and miserable as a dogsbody at a political magazine, and fifteen-year-old Anna, trafficked into sexual slavery. Polly Noble, an overworked human rights lawyer, knows better than most how easy it is to fall through the cracks into the abyss. Yet when her au pair, Iryna, disappears, Polly’s own needs and beliefs drag her family into a world of danger, deceit and terror.

Charles CUMMING (United Kingdom)
The Trinity six
Harper Collins
- ANG R CUM
Hard-up Russia expert Dr Sam Gaddis finally has a lead for a book that could set his career back on track. He has staggering new information about an unknown sixth member of the infamous Cambridge spy ring – a man who has evaded detection for his entire life. But when his source suddenly dies, Gaddis is left with just shreds of his investigation, and no idea that he is already in too deep. He is threatened, betrayed, hunted – and alone. To get his life back, he must scour a continent still laced with lies to find the truth behind the Trinity Six.

Clive CUSSLER and Justin SCOTT (United States)
The Wrecker
Penguin
- ANG R CUS
In 1907 following train wrecks, fires, and explosions sabotage the Southern Pacific Railroad’s new express line . . . The desperate railroad hires the fabled Van Dorn Detective Agency, who send their best man, Isaac Bell. He quickly discovers that a saboteur calling himself the Wrecker is attacking the Southern Pacific with accomplices recruited from down-and-outs – who are killed afterward. The Wrecker strikes wherever he pleases, causing untold damage and loss of human life. Who is he ? What does he want ?

Edmund DE WAAL (United Kingdom)
The Hare with amber eyes : a hidden inheritance
Chatto & Windus
- ANG R DEW
264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox : potter Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in the Tokyo apartment of his great uncle Iggie. Later, when Edmund inherited the ‘netsuke’, they unlocked a story far larger than he could ever have imagined…

Daniel DEPP (United States)
Loser’s town
Pocket Books
- ANG RP DEP
Summoned to the trailer of a Hollywood star who’s receiving death threats, former stuntman-turned-private investigator, David Spandau, assumes this will be another routine case. It turns out to be anything but. A-list actor Bobby Dye has become entangled with B-list gangster Richie Stella, who just wants to make a movie — and you can’t make a movie without a star. But as Richie and his cohorts are about to find out, the movie business makes the cocaine and heroin racket look like child’s play.

Pete DEXTER (United States)
Spooner
Grand Central
- ANG R DEX
Oddball, accident-prone Warren Spooner doesn’t so much get along with life as crash into it head-on. Through the awkward scrapes of his childhood, to a violent and troubled adulthood, the young man is nothing if not resilient, standing up to adversity in his own dark ways. Hilarious and heartbreaking.

Percival EVERETT (United States)
I am Not Sidney Poitier
Graywolf Press
- ANG R EVE
Not Sidney Poitier is an amiable young man in an absurd country. The sudden death of his mother orphans him at age eleven, leaving him with an unfortunate name, an uncanny resemblance to the famous actor and, perhaps more fortunate, a staggering number of shares in the Turner Broadcasting Corporation.

Roopa FAROOKI (United Kingdom)
The Way things look to me
Pan Books
- ANG R FAR
At 23, Asif is less than he wanted to be. His mother’s sudden death forced him back home to look after his youngest sister, Yasmin, and he leads a frustrating life, ruled by her exacting need for routine. Everyone tells Asif that he’s a good boy, but he isn’t so sure. Lila has escaped from home, abandoning Asif to be the sole carer of their difficult sister. Damaged by a childhood of uneven treatment, as Yasmin’s needs always came first, she leads a wayward existence, drifting between jobs and men, obsessed with her looks and certain that her value is only skin deep. And then there is Yasmin, who has no idea of the resentment she has caused.

Jasper FFORDE (United Kingdom)
The Eyre affair
Hodder
- ANG RP FFO
There is another 1985, somewhere in the could-have-been, where the Crimean war still rages, dodos are regenerated in home-cloning kits and everyone is deeply disappointed by the ending of ’Jane Eyre’. In this world there are no jet-liners or computers, but there are policemen who can travel across time, a Welsh republic, a great interest in all things literary - and a woman called Thursday Next.

Ken FOLLETT (United Kingdom)
A Dangerous fortune
Dell
- ANG R FOL
By the 1860s, the Pilasters are one of the world’s greatest banking families, with connections that reach from the City of London to far-afield colonies. However, as the family grow ever richer in the shadow of oppression and tragedy, their very future is threatened - by the self-same ambition and greed that first earned them their fortune.

Ken FOLLETT (United Kingdom)
Fall of Giants
Macmillan
- ANG R FOL
This is a huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women.

Damon GALGUT (South Africa)
In a strange room
Atlantic
- ANG R GAL
A young man takes three journeys, through Greece, India and Africa. He travels lightly, simply. To those who travel with him and those whom he meets on the way, including a handsome, enigmatic stranger, a group of careless backpackers and a woman on the edge, he is the Follower, the Lover and the Guardian. Yet, despite the man’s best intentions, each journey ends in disaster. Together, these three journeys will change his whole life.

Daisy GOODWIN (United Kingdom)
My Last Duchess
Headlline Review
- ANG R GOO
Cora Cash, possibly the wealthiest heiress in 1890s America, has been raised to believe that money will open every door to her. But when her mother whisks Cora to England to secure her an aristocratic match, Cora is dismayed by the welcome she at first receives. The great English houses in which she is entertained are frosty and forbidding, dogged by intrigue above stairs, and gossip below.

Jaimy GORDON (United States)
Lord of Misrule
Vintage
- ANG R GOR
Tommy Hansel has a plan : run four horses, all better than they look on paper, at long odds at Indian Mound Downs, then grab the purse - or cash a bet - and run before anyone’s the wiser. At his side is Maggie Koderer, who finds herself powerfully drawn to the gorgeous, used up animals of the cheap track. But as news of Tommy’s plan spreads, it’s Maggie, not Tommy or the handlers of legendary stakes horse Lord of Misrule, who will find what’s valuable in a world where everything has a price. National Book Award 2010

Philippa GREGORY (United Kingdom)
The Red Queen
Simon & Schuster
- ANG R GRE
The Red Queen tells the story of the child-bride of Edmund Tudor, who, although widowed in her early teens, uses her determination of character and wily plotting to infiltrate the house of York under the guise of loyal friend and servant, undermine the support for Richard III and ultimately ensure that her only son, Henry Tudor, triumphs as King of England. Through collaboration with the dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret agrees a betrothal between Henry and Elizabeth’s daughter, thereby uniting the families and resolving the Cousins War once and for all by founding of the Tudor dynasty.

Sophie HANNAH (United Kingdom)
Lasting damage
Hodder & Stoughton
- ANG RP HAN
It’s 1.15 a.m. Connie Bowskill should be asleep. Instead, she’s logging on to a property website in search of a particular house : 11 Bentley Grove, Cambridge. Soon Connie is clicking on the ’Virtual Tour’ button, keen to see the inside of 11 Bentley Grove and put her mind at rest once and for all. She finds herself looking at a scene from a nightmare : in the living room, in the middle of the carpet, there’s a woman lying face down in a huge pool of blood.

Paul HARDING (United States)
Tinkers
Bellevue Literary Press
- ANG R HAR
George Crosby is coming to the end of his long life. As he lays dying the essence of that life is revealed to us, in particular his relationship with his father Howard, a tinker in rural new England in the 1920s. The scene is set for an exploration of family relationships, personal growth and social change. Pulizer Prize for fiction 2010

Susan HILL (United Kingdom)
A Kind Man
Chatto & Windus
- ANG R HIL
Tommy Carr was a kind man ; Eve had been able to tell that after half an hour of knowing him. There had never been a day when he had not shown her some small kindness. The birth of a daughter, Jeannie Eliza, crowns the young couple’s happiness — just as her shockingly early death casts them low. But they do not need to talk about Jeannie because she remains with them, and their love does not change. In some ways it is no wonder that one of them falls ill, for grief takes its toll, and one Christmas even Eve’s sister Miriam is remarking that Tommy looks unwell.

Sadie JONES (United Kingdom)
Small wars
Vintage
- ANG R JON
Hal Treherne is a young soldier on the brink of a brilliant career. Impatient to see action, his other deep commitment is to Clara. When Hal is transferred to the Mediterranean, Clara, now his wife, and their baby daughters join him. But Cyprus is no ‘sunshine posting’, and the island is in the heat of the Emergency : the British are defending the colony against Cypriots. The skirmishes are far from glorious and operations often rough and bloody. Still, in serving his country and leading his men, Hal has a taste of triumph. Clara shares his sense of duty. But action changes Hal, and Clara becomes fearful – of the lethal tit-for-tat beyond the army base, and her increasingly distant husband.

Marian KEYES (Ireland)
Angels
Penguin
- ANG R KEY
Unlike the rest of her family, Maggie Walsh has always done everything right. At thirty-three she has a proper job, is happily married to Garv and never puts a foot wrong. So why does she make a bolt for Hollywood and her best friend, Emily ? In the City of Angels, Maggie gets to do things she’s never done before : mixing with film stars, pitching scripts, partying non-stop. But is this really a once-in-a-lifetime journey of self-discovery, or is she simply running away from married life ?

Raymond KHOURY (United Kingdom)
Sanctuary
Dutton
- ANG R KHO
Naples, 1750. In the dead of the night, three men with swords burst into the palazzo of a marquis. The intruders’ leader, the Prince of San Severo, accuses the marquis of being an imposter, and demands to know a secret that he believes the man harbours. Baghdad, 2003. An American army unit hunting down Saddam’s inner circle makes a horrifying discovery : a state-of-the-art, concealed lab where dozens - men, woman, children - have died after enduring gruesome experiments. The mysterious scientist they were after escapes, taking with him the startling truth about his work. A puzzling clue is left behind, carved into the wall of one of the prison’s cells : a circular symbol of a snake feeding on its own tail.

Nicole KRAUSS (United States)
Great house
Norton
- ANG R KRA
Connecting different lives is a desk of many drawers that exerts a power over those who possess it or give it away. And as the narrators of Great House make their confessions, this desk comes finally to stand for all that has been taken from them, and all that binds them to what has disappeared.

Chang-Rae LEE (United States)
The Surrendered
Riverhead
- ANG R LEE
June Han has forged a life thousands of miles from her birthplace : she has built a business in New York, survived a husband, borne a child. But her past holds more secrets than she has ever been able to tell, and thirty years after her escape from war-ravaged Korea, the time has come for her to confront them.

Rosamund LUPTON (United Kingdom)
Sister
Piatkus
- ANG R LUP
When Beatrice hears that her little sister, Tess, is missing, she returns home to London on the first flight available. But Bee is unprepared for the terrifying truths she must face about her younger sibling when Tess’s broken body is discovered in the snow. The police, Bee’s friends, her fiancé and even her mother accept the fact that Tess committed suicide. But nobody knows a sister like a sister, and Bee is convinced that something more sinister is responsible for Tess’s untimely death.

Jill MANSELL (United Kingdom)
To the moon and back
Headline Review
- ANG R MAN
When Ellie Kendall tragically loses her husband she feels her life is over. But eventually she’s ready for a new start - at work, that is. She doesn’t need a new man when she has a certain secret visitor to keep her company... Moving to North London, Ellie meets neighbour Roo who has a secret of her own. Can the girls sort out their lives ? Guilt is a powerful emotion, but a lot can happen in a year in Primrose Hill...

Emma McLAUGHLIN et Nicola KRAUS (United States)
The Nanny diaries
Penguin
- ANG R MCL
The Nanny Diaries is an absolutely addictive peek into the utterly weird world of child-rearing in the upper reaches of Manhattan’s social strata. Cowritten by two former nannies, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, the novel follows the adventures of the aptly named Nan as she negotiates the Byzantine byways of working for Mrs X, a Park Avenue mommy.

Nadifa MOHAMED (Somalia)
Black mamba boy
Harper
- ANG R MOH
Aden,1935 ; a city vibrant, alive, and full of hidden dangers. And home to Jama, a ten year-old boy. But then his mother dies unexpectedly and he finds himself alone in the world. Jama is forced home to his native Somalia, the land of his nomadic ancestors. War is on the horizon and the fascist Italian forces who control parts of east Africa are preparing for battle. Yet Jama cannot rest until he discovers whether his father, who has been absent from his life since he was a baby, is alive somewhere.

Lisa MOORE (Canada)
February
Chatto & Windus
- ANG R MOO
In 1982, the oil rig Ocean Ranger sank off the coast of Newfoundland. In the early hours of the next morning, all 84 men aboard died. Helen O’Mara is one of those left behind when her husband, Cal, drowns. A quarter of a century on, late one winter’s night, Helen is woken by another phone call. It is her wayward son John, in another time zone, on his way home. He has made a girl pregnant and he needs his mother to decide what he should do. As John grapples with what it might mean to be a father, Helen realises that she must shake off her decades of mourning in order to help.

Richard C. MORAIS (United States)
The Hundred-foot journey
Schribner
- ANG R MOR
This is the story of Hassan - a boy from Mumbai, who discovers he has the equivalent of perfect pitch when it comes to food and cooking. The story documents his early, happy years in Mumbai, where his family run a restaurant business and the tragedies and adventures that lead him and his family through London, Lumiere and Paris on his journey to become a Michelin starred chef.

Paul MURRAY (Ireland)
Skippy dies
H. Hamilton
- ANG R MUR
Ruprecht Van Doren is an overweight genius whose hobbies include very difficult maths and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. Daniel ‘Skippy’ Juster is his roommate. In the grand old Dublin institution that is Seabrook College for Boys, nobody pays either of them much attention. But when Skippy falls for Lori, the frisbee-playing Siren from the girls’ school next door, suddenly all kinds of people take an interest – including Carl, part-time drug-dealer and official school psychopath.

David NICHOLLS (United Kingdom)
One Day
Hodder
- ANG R NIC
It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.

Maggie O’FARRELL (United Kingdom)
The Hand that first held mine
Headline Review
- ANG R OFA
When the sophisticated Innes Kent turns up on her doorstep, Lexie Sinclair realises she cannot wait any longer for her life to begin, and leaves for London. There, at the heart of the 1950s Soho art scene, she carves out a new life. In the present day, Elina and Ted are reeling from the difficult birth of their first child. Elina struggles to reconcile the demands of motherhood with sense of herself as an artist, and Ted is disturbed by memories of his own childhood that don’t tally with his parents’ version of events.

Tom PERROTTA (United States)
The Abstinence teacher
St Martin’s griffin
- ANG R PER
Ruth Ramsey went too far. She hadn’t noticed the changing climate. A Sex Ed teacher ’championing’ oral sex !? Not now, not in this America ! Cherished by her high school pupils as someone who’d tell it straight, after one innocent classroom indiscretion Ruth suddenly finds the curriculum she has taught for nigh on 15 years worryingly out of vogue. As the scandal flares up and attracts the unwelcome eye of the local evangelical Church, the appeasing high-school principal forces her into advocating a pro-abstinence agenda in the classroom that is at odds with all conventional wisdom.

Richard POWERS (United States)
Generosity : an enhancement
Picador
- ANG R POW
When Russell Stone becomes the teacher of a young Algerian woman with a disturbingly luminous presence, he is both entranced and troubled. How can this refugee from terror radiate such bliss ? Is it possible to be so open and alive without coming to serious harm ? Soon, Thassa’s joyful personality comes to the attention of the notorious geneticist and advocate for genomic enhancement, Thomas Kurton, whose research has enabled him to announce his discovery of the genetic underpinnings of happiness.

Tom RACHMAN (United Kingdom)
The Imperfectionists
The Dial
- ANG R RAC
"The Imperfectionists" interweaves the stories of eleven unusual and endearing characters who depend on an English-language newspaper based in Rome. Often at odds, they are united when the focus of their lives begins to fall apart.

Ruth RENDELL (United Kingdom)
A Demon in my view

- ANG RP REN
Mild-mannered Arthur Johnson’s empty and solitary existence is suddenly threatened when a worldly young man, a scholar working on a thesis on psychopathic personalities, arrives at the Trinity Road Lodging House at which he lives and stumbles upon one of Arthur’s many secrets.

Karen ROSE (United States)
You belong to me
Headline
- ANG RP ROS
When forensic pathologist Lucy Trask stumbles across a mutilated body by the chess tables in her local Baltimore park, its face so badly damaged it is unrecognisable, her sole concern is that it might be her old school teacher Mr Pugh.
When the corpse is identified, Lucy is shocked to discover that the victim is actually another man from her past. Who killed him and why his skin is burnt with the number ’1’ is unclear but it’s evident that someone is demanding Lucy’s attention.

Ann B. ROSS (United States)
Miss Julia speaks her mind
Perennial
- ANG R ROS
After the unexpected death of her husband of 44 years, Julia Springer is more than just a grieving widow, she’s a rich one. Freed at last from her husband’s sheltering, often suffocating gaze, Miss Julia realizes that she must learn to manage her money, to run her own household, and to carry on the substantial reputation that her husband built in their small Southern town. It’s a tall order, and one she’s excited to take on. But just when she thinks she’s got her new life under control, an unexpected visitor arrives with news that would send anyone, let alone a proper Southern lady, into a tailspin.

Philip ROTH (United States)
Nemesis
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- ANG R ROT
In the stifling heat of equatorial Newark, a terrifying epidemic is raging, threatening the children of the New Jersey city with maiming, paralysis, life-long disability, even death. This is the startling and surprising theme of Roth’s wrenching new book : a wartime polio epidemic in the summer of 1944 and the effect it has on a closely-knit, family-oriented Newark community and its children.

Amy SACKVILLE (United Kingdom)
The Still point
Portobello
- ANG R SAC
At the turn of the twentieth century, Arctic explorer Edward Mackley sets out to reach the North Pole and vanishes into the icy landscape without a trace. He leaves behind a young wife, Emily, who awaits his return for decades, her dreams and devotion gradually freezing into rigid widowhood. A hundred years later, Edward’s great-grand-niece Julia moves through the old family house, attempting to impose some order on the clutter of inherited belongings and memories from that ill-fated expedition, and taking care to ignore the deepening cracks within her own marriage.

Lionel SHRIVER (United States)
So much for that
Harper Perennial
- ANG R SHR
Shep Knacker’s plan to use the million dollars from the sale of his handyman business to retire to a tropical island receives a gut-wrenching blow when his wife, Glynis, is diagnosed with a rare cancer. Transformed into a full-time caregiver, the good-natured Shep is buoyed during the illness of Glynis by his working mate and best friend, Jackson Burdina, whose teenage daughter, Flicka, also has a terminal disease. Jackson, meanwhile, acutely conscious that he’s going broke, rails pungently against government regulations and the insurance industry.

Andrew TAYLOR (United Kingdom)
Bleeding Heart Square
Penguin
- ANG RP TAY
1934, London. Into the decaying cul-de-sac of Bleeding Heart Square steps aristocratic Lydia Langstone fleeing an abusive marriage. However, unknown to Lydia, a dark mystery haunts Bleeding Heart Square. What happened to Miss Penhow, the middle-aged spinster who owns the house and who vanished four years earlier ? Why is a seedy plain-clothes policeman obsessively watching the square ? And why are parcels of rotting hearts being sent to Joseph Serridge, the last person to see Miss Penhow alive ?

Andrew TAYLOR (United Kingdom)
The Anatomy of ghosts
Penguin
- ANG RP TAY
1786, Jerusalem College, Cambridge. The ghost of murdered Sylvia Whichcote has been sighted prowling the grounds by Frank Oldershaw, a disturbed fellow commoner. When his anxious mother employs John Holdsworth, author of "The Anatomy of Ghosts" – a stinging account of why ghosts are mere delusion – to investigate the sighting, the uneasy status quo at Jerusalem is rapidly torn apart.

Glenn M. TAYLOR (United States)
The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart
ECCO
- ANG R TAY
Spanning 100 years of the life of the eponymous Trenchmouth through three ’books’ it is a singually superb chronological romp through the US back country and changing facade of 20th Century America. Is Trenchmouth Taggart an allegory for the history the US itself, maybe...

Christos TSIOLKAS (Australia)
The Slap
Atlantik books
- ANG R TSI
When a man slaps a child who is not his own at a neighborhood barbecue, the act triggers a series of repercussions in the lives of the people who witness the event causing them to reassess their values, expectations, and desires. For readers of Jonathan Franzen and Tom Perrotta, this is a compelling account of modern society and the way we live today. 2009 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize

David VANN (United States)
Caribou Island
Penguin
- ANG R VAN
Gary and Irene are trying to rebuild their life together. Following the outline of Gary’s old dream, they’re hauling logs out to Caribou Island in good weather and in terrible storms, in sickness and in health, to patch together the kind of cabin that drew them to Alaska in the first place. Across the water on the mainland, Irene and Gary’s grown daughter, Rhoda is starting her own life. She fantasizes about the perfect wedding day, whilst her betrothed, Jim the dentist, wonders about the possibility of an altogether different future.

Alan WARNER (United Kingdom)
The Stars in the bright sky
J. Cape
- ANG R WAR
The Sopranos are back : out of school and out in the world, gathered in Gatwick to plan a super-cheap last-minute holiday to celebrate their reunion. Kay, Kylah, Manda, Rachel and Finn are joined by Finn’s equally gorgeous friend Ava – a half-French philosophy student – and are ready to go on the rampage. Just into their twenties and as wild as ever, they’ve added acrylic nails, pedicures, mobile phones and credit cards to their arsenal, but are still the same thirsty girls : their holiday bags packed with skimpy clothes and condoms, their hormones rampant. Will it be Benidorm or Magaluf, Paris or Las Vegas ?

Ann WEISGARBER (United States)
The Personal history of Rachel DuPree
Pan Books
- ANG R WEI
It is 1917 in the South Dakota Badlands, and summer has been hard. Fourteen years have passed since Rachel and Isaac DuPree left Chicago to stake a claim in this unforgiving land. Isaac, a former Buffalo Soldier, is fiercely proud : black families are rare in the West, and black ranchers even rarer. But it hasn’t rained in months, the cattle bellow with thirst. Pregnant, and struggling to feed her family, Rachel is determined to give her surviving children the life they deserve.

Sarah WINMAN (United Kingdom)
When God was a rabbit
Headline review
- ANG R WIN
Young Elly’s world is shaped by those who inhabit it : her loving but maddeningly distractible parents ; a best friend who smells of chips and knows exotic words like ’slag’ ; an ageing fop who tapdances his way into her home, lastly, of course, a rabbit called God. In a childhood peppered with moments both ordinary and extraordinary, Elly’s one constant is her brother Joe. Twenty years on, Elly and Joe are fully grown and as close as they ever were. Until, that is, one bright morning and a single, earth-shattering event that threatens to destroy their bond for ever.

Daniel WOODRELL (United States)
Winter’s Bone
Back Bay
- ANG R WOO
Ree Dolly is a tough 16-year old girl living a life of poverty in the Ozarks. She’s raising her two younger brothers in her father’s absence and her mother’s mental illness. Her father was arrested for running a meth lab, and has skipped bail, putting the family home and acreage up as bail. Ree sets out to bring her father back, dead or alive, to keep the family from becoming homeless as winter approaches.

Karen Tei YAMASHITA (United States)
I Hotel
Coffee House Press
- ANG R YAM
This dazzling, multivoiced fusion of fiction, playwriting, graphic art and philosophy spins in a epic tale of America’s struggle for civil rights as it play out in San Francisco. Divided into ten novellas, one for each year, "I Hotel" begins in 1968 When Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated, students took to the streets, the Vietnam War raged, and the cities burned.

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