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Butcher’s Crossing – John Williams

Blurb:Will Andrews is no academic. He longs for wildness, freedom, hope and vigour. He leaves Harvard and sets out for the West to discover a new way of living.In a small town called Butcher's Crossing he meets a hunter with a story of a lost herd of buffalo in a remote Colorado valley, just waiting… Continue reading Butcher’s Crossing – John Williams

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The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm – Jacob Grimm & Wilhelm Grimm

Blurb:When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their "Children's and Household Tales" in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such stories as "Rapunzel," "Hansel and Gretel," and "Cinderella" would become the most celebrated in the world. Yet few people today are familiar with the majority of tales from the… Continue reading The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm – Jacob Grimm & Wilhelm Grimm

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The Curious Habits of Doctor Adams – Jane Robins

Blurb:In July 1957, the press descended in droves on the south-coast town of Eastbourne. An inquest had just been opened into the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Mrs Bobbie Hullett. She died after months of apparent barbiturate abuse - the drugs prescribed to calm her nerves by her close friend and doctor, Dr John… Continue reading The Curious Habits of Doctor Adams – Jane Robins

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The Life I left Behind – Collette McBeth

Blurb:Six years ago, Melody Pieterson was attacked and left for dead. Only a chance encounter with a dog walker saved her life. Melody's neighbor and close friend David Alden was found guilty of the crime and imprisoned, and the attack and David's betrayal of her friendship left Melody a different person. She no longer trusts… Continue reading The Life I left Behind – Collette McBeth

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Where They Found Her – Kimberley McCreight

Blurb:At the end of a long winter, in bucolic Ridgedale, New Jersey, the body of an infant is discovered in the woods near the town’s prestigious university campus. No one knows who the baby is, or how her body ended up out there. But there is no shortage of opinions.When freelance journalist, and recent Ridgedale… Continue reading Where They Found Her – Kimberley McCreight

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In The Dream House – Carmen Maria Machado

Blurb:For years Carmen Maria Machado has struggled to articulate her experiences in an abusive same-sex relationship. In this extraordinarily candid and radically inventive memoir, Machado tackles a dark and difficult subject with with, inventiveness and an inquiring spirit, as she uses a series of narrative tropes—including classic horror themes—to create an entirely unique piece of… Continue reading In The Dream House – Carmen Maria Machado

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The Empress of Salt and Fortune – Nghi Vo

Blurb:A young royal from the far north is sent south for a political marriage in an empire reminiscent of imperial China. Her brothers are dead, her armies and their war mammoths long defeated and caged behind their borders. Alone and sometimes reviled, she must choose her allies carefully.Rabbit, a handmaiden, sold by her parents to… Continue reading The Empress of Salt and Fortune – Nghi Vo

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The Quality of Silence – Rosamund Lupton

Blurb:On 24 November Yasmin and her ten-year-old daughter Ruby set off on a journey across Northern Alaska. They're searching for Ruby's father, missing in the arctic wilderness.More isolated with each frozen mile they cover, they travel deeper into an endless night. And Ruby, deaf since birth, must brave the darkness where sight cannot guide her.She… Continue reading The Quality of Silence – Rosamund Lupton

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My Sister, The Serial Killer – Oyinkan Braithwaite

Trigger warning for violence, domestic abuse. Blurb:When Korede's dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what's expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This'll be the third boyfriend Ayoola's dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal little… Continue reading My Sister, The Serial Killer – Oyinkan Braithwaite

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The Queen’s Gambit – Walter Tevis

Blurb:When she is sent to an orphanage at the age of eight, Beth Harmon soon discovers two ways to escape her surroundings, albeit fleetingly: playing chess and taking the little green pills given to her and the other children to keep them subdued. Before long, it becomes apparent that hers is a prodigious talent, and… Continue reading The Queen’s Gambit – Walter Tevis