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A Woman is no Man – Etaf Rum

Spoiler Alert Trigger warning for; domestic abuse, child marriage, rape, misogyny. Blurb:This debut novel by an Arab-American voice takes us inside the lives of conservative Arab women living in America.In Brooklyn, eighteen-year-old Deya is starting to meet with suitors. Though she doesn’t want to get married, her grandparents give her no choice. History is repeating… Continue reading A Woman is no Man – Etaf Rum

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The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo

Blurb:A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo.Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her… Continue reading The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo

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17 Church Row – James Carol

**Spoiler Alert** Blurb:For fans of J. P. Delaney's The Girl Before comes a thriller that makes us question our relationship with technology and the lengths we would go to, to keep our family safe.Three years ago, Ethan and Nikki Rhodes suffered a devastating loss. Their four-year-old daughter Grace was tragically killed when she ran from… Continue reading 17 Church Row – James Carol

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The One Plus One – Jojo Moyes

Blurb:One single mumWith two jobs and two children, Jess Thomas does her best day after day. But it's hard on your own. And sometimes you take risks you shouldn't. Because you have to . . .One chaotic familyJess's gifted, quirky daughter Tanzie is brilliant with numbers, but without a helping hand she'll never get the… Continue reading The One Plus One – Jojo Moyes

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The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place – Julie Berry

Blurb:An outrageous plot of villainy starring seven brilliant young girls.At Prickwillow Place, Disgraceful Mary Jane, Smooth Kitty and their fellow students are keeping a deadly secret.When the headmistress of St Etheldreda's School for Young Ladies drops dead at Sunday dinner, her seven pupils agree on a clever scheme: to bury their teacher in the vegetable… Continue reading The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place – Julie Berry

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Clap When You Land – Elizabeth Acevedo

Trigger warning for sexual assult, parental death, plane crash Blurb:Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people…In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called… Continue reading Clap When You Land – Elizabeth Acevedo

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The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure – Adam Williams – Bookrush 10

Trigger Warning: descriptions of rape, violence, violence against children Blurb:A group of foreigners in the northeastern town of Shishan finds the status quo upset when Helen Frances, a young woman with a middle class upbringing but a fatal flaw, arrives and falls in love with the Hon Henry Manners. The most astonishing range of characters… Continue reading The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure – Adam Williams – Bookrush 10

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Ketchup Clouds – Annabel Pitcher – Bookrush 6

Blurb:Fifteen-year-old Zoe has a secret - a dark and terrible secret that she can't confess to anyone she knows. But then one day she hears of a criminal, Stuart Harris, locked up on death row in Texas. Like Zoe, Stuart is no stranger to secrets. Or lies. Or murder. Full of both heartache and humour,… Continue reading Ketchup Clouds – Annabel Pitcher – Bookrush 6

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If She Did It – Jessica Treadway – Bookrush 4

Trigger warning for descriptions of violence. Blurb:What if you began to suspect your child of an unspeakable crime? One night changed everything. A father murdered in his bed. A mother beaten almost to death. A daughter who claims she knew nothing about her boyfriend's murderous plans. But is she telling the truth? Hanna can't remember… Continue reading If She Did It – Jessica Treadway – Bookrush 4

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Life After Life – Kate Atkinson

Trigger warning for rape, abortion, antisemitism, descriptions of dead bodies. Blurb:What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in… Continue reading Life After Life – Kate Atkinson