Fiction and Poetry

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Paperback:As I Lay Dying:1996 Paperback
Author: Faulkner, William
Year: 1996
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: The death and burial of Addie Bundren is told by members of her family, as they cart her coffin to Jefferson, Mississippi, to bury her among her people
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Paperback:Charlotte Gray:1999 Paperback
Author: Faulks, Sebastian
Year: 1999
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: In 1942, Charlotte Gray goes to Occupied France on a dual mission, to run a simple errand for a British special operations group and to find her lover, anEnglish airman who has gone missing in action
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Paperback:Prayer for Owen Meany:2010 Paperback
Author: Irving, John
Year: 2010
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Eleven-year-old Owen Meany, playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire, hits a foul ball and kills his best friend's mother. Owen doesn't believe in accidents; he believes he is God's instrument
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Paperback:Kestrel for a knave:2016 Paperback
Author: Hines, Barry
Year: 2016
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is the unsentimental story of the remarkable relationship between the desperate Billy, a friendless boy living in a soulless northern town, and the equally destructive, fierce kestrel, Kes, which he raises from the nest. Originally published: London: Michael Joseph, 1968
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Hardback:Grief is the thing with feathers:2015 Hardback
Author: Porter, Max
Year: 2015
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother's sudden death. Their father, a Ted Hughes scholar and scruffy romantic, imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness. In this moment of despair they are visited by Crow - antagonist, trickster, healer, babysitter.
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Hardback:Say her name:2011 Hardback
Author: Goldman, Francisco
Year: 2011
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Grove
Resource type: Physical
Note: Celebrated novelist Francisco Goldman married a beautiful young writer named Aura Estrada in a romantic Mexican hacienda in the summer of 2005. The month before their second anniversary, during a long-awaited holiday, Aura broke her neck while bodysurfing. Francisco wanted to die too. But instead he wrote 'Say Her Name'.
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Hardback:Sentenced to life, Poems 2011-2014:2015 Hardback
Author: James, Clive
Year: 2015
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: In the course of his collection of poems, Clive James looks back over an extraordinarily rich life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty. There are regrets, but no trace of self-pity in these verses, which - for all their open dealings with death and illness - are primarily a celebration of what is treasurable and memorable in our time here.
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Paperback:Art of losing, poems of grief and healing:2014 Paperback
Author: Young, Kevin
Year: 2014
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'The Art of Losing' is the first anthology of its kind, delivering poetry with a purpose. Editor Kevin Young has introduced and selected 150 devastatingly beautiful poems that embrace the pain and heartbreak of mourning. Divided into five sections - reckoning, remembrance, rituals, recovery and redemption - with poems by some of our most beloved po
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Paperback:PS, I love you:2019 Paperback
Author: Ahern, Cecelia
Year: 2019
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: Holly and Gerry have a running joke - that she'd never cope without him. When Gerry dies of a brain tumour, Holly's life falls apart. She cannot see how she can go on. But then she receives a package from Gerry - a letter, with a pile of envelopes with each one containing 'to do' lists for each month. Originally published: London: HarperCollins, 2008
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Paperback:All my puny sorrows:2015 Paperback
Author: Toews, Miriam
Year: 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: Folio Prize 2015 Shortlist Yoli is conflicted. Her sister Elf has battled depression for her whole adult life, and is in a psychiatric ward under permanent observation after attempting suicide - again. She has always looked up to her as her talented and beautiful older sister.
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