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Miss Burma Charmaine Craig (Author) Series:

Edition:

Main

Imprint:

Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press

Publisher:

Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press

Pub Date:

01 Nov 2018

Publishing Status:

Forthcoming

Published in: United States Paperback 368pp h198mm x w129mm ISBN13: 9781611855074 ISBN13: 978-1-61185-507-4 ISBN10: 1611855071 EAN: 9781611855074 x Description: Longlisted for the National Book Award for FictionAn Amazon.com Best Book of the Month (Literature & Fiction)Miss Burma tells the story of modern-day Burma through the eyes of Benny and Khin, husband and wife, and their daughter Louisa. After attending school in Calcutta, Benny settles in Rangoon, then part of the British Empire, and falls in love with Khin, a woman who is part of a long-persecuted ethnic minority group, the Karen. World War II comes to Southeast Asia, and Benny and Khin must go into hiding in the eastern part of the country during the Japanese Occupation, beginning a journey that will lead them to change the country's history. After the war, the British authorities make a deal with the Burman nationalists, led by Aung San, whose party gains control of the country. When Aung San is assassinated, his successor ignores the pleas for selfgovernment of the Karen people and other ethnic groups, and in doing so sets off what will become the longest-running civil war in recorded history. Benny and Khin's eldest child, Louisa, has a danger-filled, tempestuous childhood and reaches prominence as Burma's first beauty queen soon before the country falls to dictatorship. As Louisa navigates her newfound fame, she is forced to reckon with her family's past, the West's ongoing covert dealings in her country, and her own loyalty to the cause of the Karen people. Based on the story of the author's mother and grandparents, Miss Burma is a captivating portrait of how modern Burma came to be and of the ordinary people swept up in the struggle for self-determination and freedom. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

When I Hit You Meena Kandasamy (Author) Series:

Edition:

Main

Imprint:

Atlantic Books

Publisher:

Atlantic Books

Pub Date:

01 Mar 2018

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 272pp h198mm x w129mm x s19mm 254g ISBN13: 9781786491282 ISBN13: 978-1-78649-128-2 ISBN10: 1786491281 EAN: 9781786491282 x Description: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE 2018 A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR A DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Courageous and brave and disturbing and will stay with you for a long time' -- Stylist Caught in the hook of love, a young woman marries a dashing university professor. She moves to a rain-washed coastal town to be with him, but behind closed doors she discovers that her perfect husband is a perfect monster. As he sets about battering her into obedience and as her family pressures her to stay in the marriage, she swears to fight back - a resistance that will either kill her or set her free. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Manhattan Beach Jennifer Egan (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Corsair

Publisher:

Little, Brown Book Group

Pub Date:

29 May 2018

Publishing Status:

Forthcoming

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 512pp h198mm x w126mm ISBN13: 9781472150905 ISBN13: 978-1-4721-5090-5 ISBN10: 1472150902 EAN: 9781472150905 x Description: * Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction * New York Times Bestseller * A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of 2017 * Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction * Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, The Guardian, Vogue, Esquire, Kirkus Reviews, Philadelphia Inquirer, BookPage, Bustle, Southern Living, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Immensely satisfying...an old-fashioned page-turner, tweaked by this witty and sophisticated writer...Egan is masterly at displaying mastery...she works a formidable kind of magic." -Dwight Garner, The New York Times The long-awaited novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Anna observes the uniformed servants, the lavishing of toys on the children, and some secret pact between her father and Dexter Styles. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. She is the sole provider for her mother, a farm girl who had a brief and glamorous career as a Ziegfield folly, and her lovely, severely disabled sister. At a night club, she chances to meet Styles, the man she visited with her father before he vanished, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have been murdered. Mesmerizing, hauntingly beautiful, with the pace and atmosphere of a noir thriller and a wealth of detail about organized crime, the merchant marine and the clash of classes in New York, Egan's first historical novel is a masterpiece, a deft, startling, intimate exploration of a transformative moment in the lives of women and men, America and the world. Manhattan Beach is a magnificent novel by one of the greatest writers of our time. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

A Boy in Winter Rachel Seiffert (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Virago Press Ltd

Publisher:

Little, Brown Book Group

Pub Date:

30 Jan 2018

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 256pp h126mm x w202mm x s16mm 204g ISBN13: 9781844089994 ISBN13: 978-1-84408-999-4 ISBN10: 1844089991 EAN: 9781844089994 x Description: From the Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Dark Room, an extraordinary new novel: `A spellbinding evocation of fear and threat tinged with the possibility of hope and change' - Philippe Sands, author of East West Street Early on a grey November morning in 1941, only weeks after the German invasion, a small Ukrainian town is overrun by the SS. A Boy In Winter tells of the three days that follow and the lives that are overturned in the process. And in the midst of it all is the determined boy Yankel who will throw his and his young brother's chances of surviving to strangers. A Boy In Winter is a story of hope when all is lost, and of mercy when the times have none. 'Superb, delicately poised' FT


'Magnificent' Linda Grant 'A joy to read ' Helen Dunmore _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Home Fire: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 Kamila Shamsie (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publisher:

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Pub Date:

15 Aug 2017

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback Trade paperback (UK) 272pp h216mm x w135mm 295g ISBN13: 9781408886786 ISBN13: 978-1-4088-8678-6 ISBN10: 1408886782 EAN: 9781408886786 x Description: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2017 LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 AN EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 'Elegant and evocative ... A powerful exploration of the clash between society, family and faith in the modern world' Guardian 'There is high, high music in the air at the end of Home Fire' New York Times Isma is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she is finally studying in America, resuming a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London - or their brother, Parvaiz, who's disappeared in pursuit of his own dream: to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. Then Eamonn enters the sisters' lives. Handsome and privileged, he inhabits a London worlds away from theirs. As the son of a powerful British Muslim politician, Eamonn has his own birthright to live up to - or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz's salvation? Two families' fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined in this searing novel that asks: what sacrifices will we make in the name of love? A contemporary reimagining of Sophocles' Antigone, Home Fire is an urgent, fiercely compelling story of loyalties torn apart when love and politics collide - confirming Kamila Shamsie as a master storyteller of our times. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Home Fire: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 Kamila Shamsie (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publisher:

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Pub Date:

22 Mar 2018

Publishing Status:

Forthcoming

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 288pp h198mm x w129mm 209g ISBN13: 9781408886793 ISBN13: 978-1-4088-8679-3 ISBN10: 1408886790 EAN: 9781408886793


x Description: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2017 LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 AN EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 'Elegant and evocative ... A powerful exploration of the clash between society, family and faith in the modern world' Guardian 'There is high, high music in the air at the end of Home Fire' New York Times Isma is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she is finally studying in America, resuming a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London - or their brother, Parvaiz, who's disappeared in pursuit of his own dream: to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. Then Eamonn enters the sisters' lives. Handsome and privileged, he inhabits a London worlds away from theirs. As the son of a powerful British Muslim politician, Eamonn has his own birthright to live up to - or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz's salvation? Two families' fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined in this searing novel that asks: what sacrifices will we make in the name of love? A contemporary reimagining of Sophocles' Antigone, Home Fire is an urgent, fiercely compelling story of loyalties torn apart when love and politics collide - confirming Kamila Shamsie as a master storyteller of our times. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Sing, Unburied, Sing: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 Jesmyn Ward (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publisher:

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Pub Date:

02 Nov 2017

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 304pp h216mm x w135mm 437g ISBN13: 9781408891049 ISBN13: 978-1-4088-9104-9 ISBN10: 1408891042 EAN: 9781408891049 x Description: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2017 ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2017 SELECTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE NEW STATESMAN, THE FINANCIAL TIMES, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, TIME AND THE BBC Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Finalist for the Kirkus Prize Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award 'This wrenching new novel by Jesmyn Ward digs deep into the not-buried heart of the American nightmare. A must' Margaret Atwood 'A powerfully alive novel haunted by ghosts; a road trip where people can go but they can never leave; a visceral and intimate drama that plays out like a grand epic, Sing, Unburied, Sing is staggering' Marlon James, Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2015 An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing examines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power - and limitations - of family bonds. Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. His mother, Leonie, is in constant conflict with herself and those around her. She is black and her children's father is white. Embattled in ways that reflect the brutal reality of her circumstances, she wants to be a better


mother, but can't put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use. When the children's father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary. At Parchman, there is another boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach Jojo about fathers and sons, about legacies, about violence, about love. Rich with Ward's distinctive, lyrical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first century America. It is a majestic new work from an extraordinary and singular author. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: Longlisted for the MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 and WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 Arundhati Roy (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Hamish Hamilton Ltd

Publisher:

Penguin Books Ltd

Pub Date:

29 May 2017

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 464pp h209mm x w142mm x s32mm 497g ISBN13: 9780241303986 ISBN13: 978-0-241-30398-6 ISBN10: 0241303982 EAN: 9780241303986 x Description: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2018THE SUNDAY TIMES #1 BESTSELLER and THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Magnificent - unlike anything I've read in years. An absolutely dazzling, original, and ultimately profound novel... A masterpiece. Very few writers can write with such intense and yet precise emotional intelligence. Arundhati Roy is properly special. We should be grateful to have her among us.' Mirza Waheed, author of The Book of Gold Leaves 'Roy's second novel proves as remarkable as her first' Financial Times 'A great tempest of a novel... which will leave you awed by the heat of its anger and the depth of its compassion' Washington Post The first novel in 20 years from the Booker-prize winning author of The God of Small Things The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on a journey of many years-the story spooling outwards from the cramped neighbourhoods of Old Delhi into the burgeoning new metropolis and beyond, to the Valley of Kashmir and the forests of Central India, where war is peace and peace is war, and where, from time to time, 'normalcy' is declared. Anjum, who used to be Aftab, unrolls a threadbare carpet in a city graveyard that she calls home. A baby appears quite suddenly on a pavement, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter. The enigmatic S. Tilottama is as much of a presence as she is an absence in the lives of the three men who loved her. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is at once an aching love story and a decisive remonstration. It is told in a whisper, in a shout, through tears and sometimes with a laugh. Its heroes are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, mended by love-and by hope. For this reason, they are as steely as they are fragile, and they never surrender. This ravishing, magnificent book reinvents what a novel can do and can be. And it demonstrates on every page the miracle of Arundhati Roy's storytelling gifts. 'A novel that demands and rewards the reader's concentration, this is a dazzling return to form' Independent 'This novel is a freedom song. Every page has the stamp of Roy's originality. Such brutality, such beauty' Amitva Kumar, the author of Immigrant, Montana 'Intricately layered and passionate, studded with jokes and with horrors... This is a work of extraordinary intricacy and grace' Prospect Magazine 'Gorgeous, supple, playful... Roy writes with astonishing vividness... Again and again beautiful images refresh our sense of the world' The New York Times Book Review


'A masterpiece. Roy joins Dickens, Naipaul, Garcia Marquez, and Rushdie in her abiding compassion, storytelling magic, and piquant wit. An entrancing, imaginative, and wrenching epic' Booklist starred review _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: Longlisted for the MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 and WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 Arundhati Roy (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Penguin Books Ltd

Publisher:

Penguin Books Ltd

Pub Date:

30 Apr 2018

Publishing Status:

Forthcoming

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 464pp h198mm x w129mm ISBN13: 9780241980767 ISBN13: 978-0-241-98076-7 ISBN10: 0241980763 EAN: 9780241980767 x Description: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION SUNDAY TIMES #1 BESTSELLER FROM THE BOOKER-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS 'A sprawling kaleidescopic fable' Guardian, Books of the Year 'A dazzling return to form' Independent 'An astonishing intimate epic. This is the novel one hoped Arundhati Roy would write about India' Daily Telegraph 'At magic hour; when the sun has gone but the light has not, armies of flying foxes unhinge themselves from the Banyan trees in the old graveyard and drift across the city like smoke . . .' Anjum lives in a graveyard and gathers around her the misfits and outcasts of Delhi's streets. Tilo is a Kashmiri whose fate is to be loved by three men. When Anjum takes in an abandoned baby, it is Tilo who claims the child as her own - and so begins a tale that will sweep across twenty years, and cross the cities and forests of a teeming continent . . . 'Glorious, colourful and compelling. Roy's second novel proves as remarkable as her first' Financial Times 'The book filled me with awe... Propulsive, playful, gorgeous' New York Times Book Review 'The unmissable literary read of the summer. With its insights into human nature, its memorable characters and its luscious prose, Ministry is well worth the wait' Time 'Staggeringly beautiful - a fierce, fabulously disobedient novel... Roy is writing at the height of her powers... Urgent, intimate ecstatic' Boston Globe 'A searing portrait of modern India' Tatler 'This vast novel will leave you awed by the heat of its anger and the depth of its compassion' Washington Post _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


The Trick to Time Kit de Waal (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Viking

Publisher:

Penguin Books Ltd

Pub Date:

29 Mar 2018

Publishing Status:

Forthcoming

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 272pp h204mm x w138mm x s24mm 326g ISBN13: 9780241207109 ISBN13: 978-0-241-20710-9 ISBN10: 024120710X EAN: 9780241207109 x Description: A heart-wrenching love story from the internationally bestselling author of My Name Is Leon Mona is a young Irish girl in the big city, with the thrill of a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding house. On her first night out in 1970s Birmingham, she meets William, a charming Irish boy with an easy smile and an open face. They embark upon a passionate affair, a whirlwind marriage - before a sudden tragedy tears them apart. Decades later, Mona pieces together the memories of the years that separate them. But can she ever learn to love again? The Trick to Time is an unforgettable tale of grief, longing, and a love that lasts a lifetime. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Trick to Time Kit de Waal (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Viking

Publisher:

Penguin Books Ltd

Pub Date:

29 Mar 2018

Publishing Status:

Forthcoming

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 272pp h234mm x w153mm ISBN13: 9780241207116 ISBN13: 978-0-241-20711-6 ISBN10: 0241207118 EAN: 9780241207116 x Description: A heart-wrenching love story from the internationally bestselling author of My Name Is Leon Mona is a young Irish girl in the big city, with the thrill of a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding house. On her first night out in 1970s Birmingham, she meets William, a charming Irish boy with an easy smile and an open face. They embark upon a passionate affair, a whirlwind marriage - before a sudden tragedy tears them apart. Decades later, Mona pieces together the memories of the years that separate them. But can she ever learn to love again? The Trick to Time is an unforgettable tale of grief, longing, and a love that lasts a lifetime. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: Debut Sunday Times Bestseller and Costa First Novel Book Award winner 2017 Gail Honeyman (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Publisher:

HarperCollins Publishers

Pub Date:

18 May 2017

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 400pp h227mm x w159mm x s36mm 610g ISBN13: 9780008172114 ISBN13: 978-0-00-817211-4 ISBN10: 0008172110 EAN: 9780008172114


x Description: * Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2017

* Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018

* No.1 Sunday Times bestseller

* Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon

`Funny, touching and unpredictable' Jojo Moyes

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.

One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted - while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she's avoided all her life.

Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than... fine?

`Heartwrenching and wonderful' Nina Stibbe

`Deft, compassionate and moving' Paula McLain

`I adored it. Skilled, perceptive, Eleanor's world will feel familiar to you from the very first page. An outstanding debut!' Joanna Cannon _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: Debut Sunday Times Bestseller and Costa First Novel Book Award winner 2017 Gail Honeyman (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Publisher:

HarperCollins Publishers

Pub Date:

25 Jan 2018

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback Unsewn / adhesive bound 400pp h198mm x w129mm x s30mm 350g ISBN13: 9780008172145 ISBN13: 978-0-00-817214-5 ISBN10: 0008172145 EAN: 9780008172145 x Description: * Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2017


* Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018

* No.1 Sunday Times bestseller

* Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon

`Funny, touching and unpredictable' Jojo Moyes

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.

One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted - while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she's avoided all her life.

Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than... fine?

`Heartwrenching and wonderful' Nina Stibbe

`Deft, compassionate and moving' Paula McLain

`I adored it. Skilled, perceptive, Eleanor's world will feel familiar to you from the very first page. An outstanding debut!' Joanna Cannon _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Three Things About Elsie: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 Joanna Cannon (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

The Borough Press

Publisher:

HarperCollins Publishers

Pub Date:

11 Jan 2018

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback Laminated cover 464pp h227mm x w159mm x s38mm 680g ISBN13: 9780008196912 ISBN13: 978-0-00-819691-2 ISBN10: 0008196915 EAN: 9780008196912 x Description: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018

There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first thing is that she's my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third thing... might take a little bit more explaining.


84-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago?

From the author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP, this book will teach you many things, but here are three of them: 1) The fine threads of humanity will connect us all forever. 2) There is so very much more to anyone than the worst thing they have ever done. 3) Even the smallest life can leave the loudest echo. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Three Things About Elsie: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 Joanna Cannon (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

The Borough Press

Publisher:

HarperCollins Publishers

Pub Date:

11 Jan 2018

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback Unsewn / adhesive bound 464pp h234mm x w153mm x s34mm 530g ISBN13: 9780008196929 ISBN13: 978-0-00-819692-9 ISBN10: 0008196923 EAN: 9780008196929 x Description: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018

There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first thing is that she's my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third thing... might take a little bit more explaining.

84-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago?

From the author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP, this book will teach you many things, but here are three of them: 1) The fine threads of humanity will connect us all forever. 2) There is so very much more to anyone than the worst thing they have ever done. 3) Even the smallest life can leave the loudest echo. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Three Things About Elsie: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 Joanna Cannon (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

The Borough Press

Publisher:

HarperCollins Publishers

Pub Date:

06 Sep 2018

Publishing Status:

Forthcoming

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback Unsewn / adhesive bound 464pp h198mm x w129mm 270g ISBN13: 9780008196943 ISBN13: 978-0-00-819694-3 ISBN10: 000819694X EAN: 9780008196943 x Description: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018


There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first thing is that she's my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third thing... might take a little bit more explaining.

84-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago?

From the author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP, this book will teach you many things, but here are three of them: 1) The fine threads of humanity will connect us all forever. 2) There is so very much more to anyone than the worst thing they have ever done. 3) Even the smallest life can leave the loudest echo. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

See What I Have Done: Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018 Sarah Schmidt (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Tinder Press

Publisher:

Headline Publishing Group

Pub Date:

02 Nov 2017

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 352pp h198mm x w147mm x s22mm 250g ISBN13: 9781472240873 ISBN13: 978-1-4722-4087-3 ISBN10: 1472240871 EAN: 9781472240873 x Description: Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018 Haunting, gripping and gorgeously written, SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE by Sarah Schmidt is a re-imagining of the unsolved American true crime case of the Lizzie Borden murders, for fans of BURIAL RITES and MAKING A MURDERER. 'Eerie and compelling' Paula Hawkins 'Stunning' Sunday Times 'Gripping... outstanding' Observer 'Glittering' Irish Times Just after 11am on 4th August 1892, the bodies of Andrew and Abby Borden are discovered. He's found on the sitting room sofa, she upstairs on the bedroom floor, both murdered with an axe. It is younger daughter Lizzie who is first on the scene, so it is Lizzie who the police first question, but there are others in the household with stories to tell: older sister Emma, Irish maid Bridget, the girls' Uncle John, and a boy who knows more than anyone realises. In a dazzlingly original and chilling reimagining of this most notorious of unsolved mysteries, Sarah Schmidt opens the door to the Borden home and leads us into its murkiest corners, where jealousies, slow-brewed rivalries and the darkest of thoughts reside. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Elmet: SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 Fiona Mozley (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

John Murray Publishers Ltd

Publisher:

Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Pub Date:

08 Mar 2018

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 320pp h203mm x w183mm x s20mm 222g ISBN13: 9781473676497 ISBN13: 978-1-4736-7649-7 ISBN10: 1473676495 EAN: 9781473676497 x Description: SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 'A quiet explosion of a book, exquisite and unforgettable' The Economist 'A cleverly constructed rural Gothic fable . . . Elmet is a marvellous achievement' TLS 'Pastoral idyll, political expose, cosy family saga and horror tale, it reads like a traditional children's story that turns into a gangster film: Hansel and Gretel meets The Godfather' Sunday Times Daniel is heading north. He is looking for someone. The simplicity of his early life with Daddy and Cathy has turned menacing and fearful. They lived apart in the house that Daddy built for them in the woods with his bare hands. They foraged and hunted. Cathy was more like their father: fierce and full of simmering anger. Daniel was more like their mother: gentle and kind. Sometimes, their father disappeared, and would return with a rage in his eyes. But when he was at home, he was at peace. He told them that the little copse in Elmet was theirs alone. But that wasn't true. Local men, greedy and watchful, began to circle like vultures. All the while, the terrible violence in Daddy grew. Brutal and beautiful in equal measure, Elmet is a compelling portrayal of a family living on the fringes of contemporary society, as well as a gripping exploration of the disturbing actions people are capable of when pushed to their limits. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Sight: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 Jessie Greengrass (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

John Murray Publishers Ltd

Publisher:

Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Pub Date:

22 Feb 2018

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 208pp h225mm x w166mm x s20mm 328g ISBN13: 9781473652378 ISBN13: 978-1-4736-5237-8 ISBN10: 1473652375 EAN: 9781473652378 x Description: It seemed, at times, an act of profound selfishness, to have a child so that I might become a parent; but selfish, too, to have a child and stay the same, or not to have one - unless the only honest choice would have been to try to become this kinder version of myself without the need to bring another into it ...Sight is about X-rays, psychoanalysis, and the origins of modern surgery. It is about being a parent, and being a child. Fiercely intelligent, brilliantly written and suffused with something close to forgiveness, it is a novel about how we see others and how we imagine ourselves. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Sight: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 Jessie Greengrass (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

John Murray Publishers Ltd

Publisher:

Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Pub Date:

10 Jan 2019

Publishing Status:

Forthcoming

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 208pp h198mm x w129mm ISBN13: 9781473652392 ISBN13: 978-1-4736-5239-2 ISBN10: 1473652391 EAN: 9781473652392 x Description: It seemed, at times, an act of profound selfishness, to have a child so that I might become a parent; but selfish, too, to have a child and stay the same, or not to have one - unless the only honest choice would have been to try to become this kinder version of myself without the need to bring another into it . . . In Sight a woman recounts her progress to motherhood, while remembering the death of her own mother, and the childhood summers she spent with her psychoanalyst grandmother. Woven among these personal recollections are significant events in medical history: Wilhelm Rontgen's discovery of the X-ray and his production of an image of his wife's hand; Sigmund Freud's development of psychoanalysis and the work that he did with his daughter, Anna; John Hunter's attempts to set surgery on a scientific footing and his work, as a collaborator with his brother William and the artist Jan van Rymsdyk, on the anatomy of pregnant bodies. What emerges is the realisation that while the search for understanding might not lead us to an absolute truth, it is an end in itself. Wonderfully intelligent, brilliantly written and deeply moving, Sight is a novel about how we see others, and how we might know ourselves. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Elmet: SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 Fiona Mozley (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

John Murray Publishers Ltd

Publisher:

John Murray General Publishing Division

Pub Date:

10 Aug 2017

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback Trade paperback (UK) 320pp h216mm x w136mm x s28mm 360g ISBN13: 9781473660540 ISBN13: 978-1-4736-6054-0 ISBN10: 1473660548 EAN: 9781473660540 x Description: SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 'A quiet explosion of a book, exquisite and unforgettable' The Economist 'A cleverly constructed rural Gothic fable . . . Elmet is a marvellous achievement' TLS 'Pastoral idyll, political expose, cosy family saga and horror tale, it reads like a traditional children's story that turns into a gangster film: Hansel and Gretel meets The Godfather' Sunday Times Daniel is heading north. He is looking for someone. The simplicity of his early life with Daddy and Cathy has turned menacing and fearful. They lived apart in the house that Daddy built for them in the woods with his bare hands. They foraged and hunted. Cathy was more like their father: fierce and full of simmering anger. Daniel was more like their mother: gentle and kind. Sometimes, their father disappeared, and would return with a rage in his eyes. But when he was at home, he was at peace. He told them that the little copse in Elmet was theirs alone. But that wasn't true. Local men, greedy and watchful, began to circle like vultures. All the while, the terrible violence in Daddy grew. Brutal and beautiful in equal measure, Elmet is a compelling portrayal of a family living on the fringes of contemporary society, as well as a gripping exploration of the disturbing actions people are capable of when pushed to their limits.


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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock Imogen Hermes Gowar (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Harvill Secker

Publisher:

Vintage Publishing

Pub Date:

25 Jan 2018

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 496pp h240mm x w162mm x s42mm 786g ISBN13: 9781911215721 ISBN13: 978-1-911215-72-1 ISBN10: 1911215728 EAN: 9781911215721 x Description: A Sunday Times bestseller, now longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018. `A brilliantly plotted story of mermaids, madams and intrigue in 1780s London and I wouldn't be surprised to see it become the Essex Serpent of 2018' - The Pool 'Imogen Hermes Gowar is a soon-to-be literary star' - Sunday Times THIS VOYAGE IS SPECIAL. IT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING. One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid. As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hancock's marvel. Its arrival spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on... and a courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting will steer both their lives onto a dangerous new course, on which they will learn that priceless things come at the greatest cost. Where will their ambitions lead? And will they be able to escape the destructive power mermaids are said to possess? In this spell-binding story of curiosity and obsession, Imogen Hermes Gowar has created an unforgettable jewel of a novel, filled to the brim with intelligence, heart and wit. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock Imogen Hermes Gowar (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Harvill Secker

Publisher:

Vintage Publishing

Pub Date:

25 Jan 2018

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback Trade paperback (UK) 496pp h234mm x w153mm x s34mm 640g ISBN13: 9781911215738 ISBN13: 978-1-911215-73-8 ISBN10: 1911215736 EAN: 9781911215738 x Description: This voyage is special. It will change everything... One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid. As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hancock's marvel. Its arrival spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on... and a courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting will steer both their lives onto a dangerous new course, on which they will learn that priceless things come at the greatest cost. Where will their ambitions lead? And will they be able to escape the destructive power mermaids are said to possess?


In this spell-binding story of curiosity and obsession, Imogen Hermes Gowar has created an unforgettable jewel of a novel, filled to the brim with intelligence, heart and wit. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Idiot Elif Batuman (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Jonathan Cape Ltd

Publisher:

Vintage Publishing

Pub Date:

01 Jun 2017

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 432pp h240mm x w162mm x s38mm 705g ISBN13: 9781910702697 ISBN13: 978-1-910702-69-7 ISBN10: 1910702692 EAN: 9781910702697 x Description: **LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018** 'I loved it and could have read a thousand more pages of it.' - Emma Cline Selin, a tall, highly strung Turkish-American from New Jersey turns up at Harvard and finds herself dangerously overwhelmed by the challenges and possibilities of adulthood. She studies linguistics and literature, teaches ESL and spends a lot of time thinking about what language - and languages can and cannot do. Along the way she befriends Svetlana, a cosmopolitan Serb, and obsesses over Ivan, a mathematician from Hungary. The two conduct a hilarious relationship that culminates with Selin spending the summer teaching English in a Hungarian village and enduring a series of surprising excursions. Throughout her journeys, Selin ponders profound questions about how culture and language shape who we are, how difficult it is to be a failed writer, and how baffling love is. At once clever and clueless, Batuman's heroine shows us with perfect hilarity and soulful inquisitiveness just how messy it can be to forge a self. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Idiot Elif Batuman (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Jonathan Cape Ltd

Publisher:

Vintage Publishing

Pub Date:

20 Mar 2017

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback Trade paperback (UK) 432pp h234mm x w153mm x s30mm 560g ISBN13: 9781910702703 ISBN13: 978-1-910702-70-3 ISBN10: 1910702706 EAN: 9781910702703 x Description: It is September 1995. Selin, a Turkish-American college freshman from New Jersey, is about to embark on her first year at Harvard University, where she is deter-mined to decipher the mysteries of language and to become a writer. In between studying psycho-linguistics and the philosophy of language, teaching ESL to a Costa Rican plumber, and befriending her classmate Svetlana (a Serbian refugee from Connecticut), Selin falls in love with a Hungarian maths student in her Russian class. She spends the summer in the Hungarian countryside teaching English to village children, where sad and comic misunderstandings ensue. Full of the razor-sharp evocations of character and place that have long delighted readers of Batuman's non-fiction, The Idiot tackles literary ambition, female friend-ship, the American dream, Chomskian linguistics, the Russian novel and romantic love. `There is hardly a single action we perform in that phase which we would not give anything, in later life, to be able to annul,' Proust once wrote, `but adolescence is the only period in which we learn anything.' _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


H(A)PPY Nicola Barker (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

William Heinemann Ltd

Publisher:

Cornerstone

Pub Date:

20 Jul 2017

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 304pp h206mm x w146mm x s26mm 443g ISBN13: 9781785151149 ISBN13: 978-1-78515-114-9 ISBN10: 1785151142 EAN: 9781785151149 x Description: *WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2017* *LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018* A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR AN INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR From the internationally acclaimed, Man Booker-shortlisted Nicola Barker comes a new novel, a post-post apocalyptic story that overflows with pure creative talent. Imagine a perfect world where everything is known, where everything is open, where there can be no doubt, no hatred, no poverty, no greed. Imagine a System which both nurtures and protects. A Community which nourishes and sustains. An infinite world. A world without sickness, without death. A world without God. A world without fear. Could you...might you be happy there? H(A)PPY is a post-post apocalyptic Alice in Wonderland, a story which tells itself and then consumes itself. It's a place where language glows, where words buzz and sparkle and finally implode. It's a novel which twists and writhes with all the terrifying precision of a tiny fish in an Escher lithograph - a book where the mere telling of a story is the end of certainty. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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