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summer holidays 2014

pile of books summer holidays 2014 July 28 – August 11    

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David Peace

Red or Dead

In 1959, Liverpool Football Club were in the Second Division. Liverpool Football Club had never won […]

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Joseph O'Connor

The Thrill Of It All

A captivating novel filled with music, friendship and teenage dreams, from the bestselling author of Ghost […]

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Jennifer Clement

Prayers For The Stolen

It was Paula’s mother who had the brilliant idea of digging the holes. My mother said […]

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Christopher Clark

The Sleepwalkers

The pacy, sensitive and formidably argued history of the causes of the First World War, from […]

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Nick Hornby

Stuff I’ve Been Reading

Stuff I’ve Been Reading by Nick Hornby – the bestselling novelist’s rich, witty and inspiring reading diary […]

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David Lodge

Lives in Writing

A collection of essays on writers and writing by the Booker-shortlisted novelist and critic. Writing about […]

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Siri Hustvedt

The Blazing World

Artist Harriet Burden, consumed by fury at the lack of recognition she has received from the […]

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah

LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEY’S WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014. From the award-winning author of ‘Half of […]

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Alwyn W. Turner

A Classless Society – Britain in the 1990s

When Margaret Thatcher was ousted from Downing Street in November 1990 it appeared that Britain had […]

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Lydia Davis

Can’t and Won’t

A new collection of short stories from the woman Rick Moody has called “the best prose […]

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Ayana Mathis

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd, swept up by the tides of the Great Migration, flees Georgia […]

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Miriam Toews

All My Puny Sorrows

You won’t forget Elf and Yoli, two smart and loving sisters. Elfrieda, a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, […]

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Herbert A. Leibowitz

Something Urgent I Have to Say to You

Herbert Leibowitz’s “Something Urgent I Have to Say to You” provides a new perspective on the […]

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Peter Rüedi

Stolen Moments

Stolen Moments. 1522 Jazzkolumnen Seit schon dreissig Jahren erscheint in jeder «Weltwoche» eine Kolumne von Peter […]

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Christos Tsiolkas

Barracuda

Barracuda follows a young competitive swimmer who devotes his life to the sport in the hopes […]

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John Burnside

I Put a Spell on You

In this exquisite, haunting book, John Burnside describes his coming of age from the industrial misery […]

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Teju Cole

Every Day is for the Thief

A young man decides to visit Nigeria after years of absence. Ahead lies the difficult journey […]

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Donal Ryan

The Spinning Heart

Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2013 Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013 Winner […]

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Willy Vlautin

The Free

Willy Vlautin’s stunning fourth novel opens with Leroy, a young, wounded, Iraq veteran, waking to a […]

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Selina Todd

The People – The Rise and Fall of the Working Class 1910 – 2010

What was it really like to live through the twentieth century? In 1910 three-quarters of the […]

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Benjamin Moser

Why This World – A Biography of Clarice Lispector

Clarice Lispector is one of the most popular but least understood of Latin American writers, and […]

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Jonathan Franzen

Farther Away

In Farther Away, which gathers together essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Franzen returns […]

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Marisha Pessl

Night Film

Cult horror director Stanislas Cordova hasn’t been seen in public since 1971. To his fans he […]

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Julian Barnes

Levels of Life

‘You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is […]

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Khaled Hosseini

And the Mountains Echoed

An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the […]

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J.M. Coetzee

The Childhood of Jesus

The mysterious, masterful new novel from J.M. Coetzee, twice winner of the Booker Prize and winner […]

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Jhumpa Lahiri

The Lowland

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Namesake comes an extraordinary new novel, set in […]

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David Shields / Shane Salerno

Salinger

Based on eight years of exhaustive research and exclusive interviews with more than 200 people—and published […]