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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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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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Black Sun – Rebecca Roanhorse

Blurb:A god will returnWhen the earth and sky convergeUnder the black sunIn the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world.Meanwhile, a ship launches… Continue reading Black Sun – Rebecca Roanhorse

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Jade City – Fonda Lee

Blurb:TWO CRIME FAMILIES, ONE SOURCE OF POWER: JADE.Jade is the lifeblood of the city of Janloon - a stone that enhances a warrior's natural strength and speed. Jade is mined, traded, stolen and killed for, controlled by the ruthless No Peak and Mountain families.When a modern drug emerges that allows anyone - even foreigners -… Continue reading Jade City – Fonda Lee

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I Let You Go – Clare Mackintosh

Trigger warning: rape, physical abuse, emotional abuse, miscarriage, death of a child, murder Blurb:A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she?In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh.… Continue reading I Let You Go – Clare Mackintosh

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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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Winter Counts – David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Trigger warning for violence, substance abuse, death of a parent. Blurb:Virgil Wounded Horse is the local enforcer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  When justice is denied by the American legal system or the tribal council, Virgil is hired to deliver his own punishment, the kind that’s hard to forget. But when heroin… Continue reading Winter Counts – David Heska Wanbli Weiden

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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

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A Thoudand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

Trigger warning for domestic violence, rape, death of parents, miscarriage, traumatic birth, violence, death, suicide. Blurb:A Thousand Splendid Suns is a 2007 novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. It is his second, following his bestselling 2003 debut, The Kite Runner. The book, which spans a period of over 40 years, from the 1960s to 2003,… Continue reading A Thoudand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini