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Elizabeth Strout

Oh William!

Lucy Barton is a successful writer living in New York, navigating the second half of her life as a recent widow and parent to two adult daughters. A surprise encounter leads her to reconnect with William, her first husband – and longtime, on-again-off-again friend and confidante. Recalling their college years, the birth of their daughters, the painful dissolution of their marriage, and the lives they built with other people, Strout weaves a portrait, stunning in its subtlety, of a tender, […]

Rachel Cusk

Second Place

From the acclaimed author of the Outline trilogy, a fable of human destiny and decline, enacted […]

Miranda Cowley Heller

The Paper Palace

It is a perfect July morning, and Elle, a fifty-year-old happily married mother of three, awakens […]

Jonathan Franzen

Crossroads

Set in a historical moment of moral crisis, Crossroads – the first instalment of the trilogy […]

Isabel Wilkerson

Caste

In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in […]

Richard Flanagan

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams is an ember storm of a novel. This is Booker […]

Brandi Carlile

Broken Horses

Brandi Carlile was born into a musically gifted, impoverished family on the outskirts of Seattle and […]

Nickolas Butler

Godspeed

Bart, Teddy and Cole have been best friends since childhood. Having founded their own small-town construction […]

Graeme Thomson

Small Hours – The Long Night of John Martyn

Did any musician in the Seventies fly so free as John Martyn did on Bless The […]

Dave Grohl

The Storyteller

So, I’ve written a book. Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few […]

David Graeber & David Wengrow

The Dawn of Everything

For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike – either free and […]

Lauren Groff

Matrix

Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for […]

Alison MacLeod

Tenderness

D. H. Lawrence is dying. Exiled in the Mediterranean, he dreams of the past. There are […]

Elif Shafak

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

For Leila, each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory: the taste of spiced goat […]

Ai Weiwei

1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows

Hailed as “an eloquent and seemingly unsilenceable voice of freedom” by The New York Times, Ai […]

Simon Bajada

Baltic

Baltic showcases the food culture of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, three countries experiencing new energy and […]

Maggie O'Farrell

Hamnet

On a summer’s day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with […]

Frederick Taylor

1939

In the autumn of 1938, Europe believed in the promise of peace. Still reeling from the […]

Clair Wills

Lovers and Strangers

The battered and exhausted Britain of 1945 was desperate for workers – to rebuild, to fill […]

Tessa Hadley

Late in the Day

The lives of two close-knit couples are irrevocably changed by an untimely death in this Sunday […]

Enno Reins

Renn, Lozen, renn

Ermittlerin Lozen Graham sitzt im Gefängnis. Unschuldig. Wegen Mord. Die anderen Gefangenen wollen sie umbringen. Lozen […]

Richard Powers

Bewilderment

Theo Byrne is a promising young scientist who has found a way to search for life […]

Lucy Ellmann

Ducks, Newburyport

LATTICING one cherry pie after another, an Ohio housewife tries to bridge the gaps between reality […]

Loudon Wainwright III

Liner Notes

Loudon Wainwright III, the son of esteemed Life magazine columnist Loudon Wainwright, Jr., is the patriarch […]

Helen Lewis

Difficult Women – A History of Feminism in 11 Fights

Feminism’s success is down to complicated, contradictory, imperfect women, who fought each other as well as […]

Prosperity Joy

Are The Planets Just For Decoration?

Are The Planets Just For Decoration? is fantastic reading filled with amazing insight and intuitive mastery. […]

Harry Sword

Monolithic Undertow – In Search of Sonic Oblivion

Monolithic Undertow alights a crooked path across musical, religious and subcultural frontiers. It traces the line […]

Sarah Hall

Burntcoat

In the bedroom above her immense studio at Burntcoat, the celebrated sculptor Edith Harkness is making […]

Sarah Moss

The Fell

At dusk on a November evening in 2020 a woman slips out of her garden gate […]

Johnny Pitts

Afropean

Afropean is an on-the-ground documentary of areas where Europeans of African descent are juggling their multiple […]

Ted Gioia

Music – A Subversive History

From the dawn of civilization to the modern-day music scene, this breathtaking global history reveals how […]

Ayad Akhtar

Homeland Elegies

A deeply personal novel of identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, […]

Alison Moore

The Retreat

Since childhood, Sandra Peters has been fascinated by the small, private island of Lieloh, home to […]

Marlon James

Black Leopard Red Wolf

‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the kind of novel I never realized I was missing until […]

Stephen Morris

Record Play Pause -Confessions of a Post-Punk Percussionist, Vol. 1

‘A unique and thoughtful musical memoir’ Observer ‘Gritty coming-of-age story . . . plenty of anecdotes […]

Benjamin Piekut

Henry Cow – The World Is a Problem

In its open improvisations, lapidary lyrics, errant melodies, and relentless pursuit of spontaneity, the British experimental […]

Helen Oyeyemi

Gingerbread

Perdita Lee may appear your average British schoolgirl; Harriet Lee may seem just a working mother […]

Sally Rooney

Beautiful World, Where Are You

Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he’d like […]

Zadie Smith

Grand Union

n the summer of 1959, an Antiguan immigrant in north west London lives the last day […]

Kazuo Ishiguro

Klara and the Sun

From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully […]