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Paperback:Picking up the pieces:2023 Paperback
Author: Prowse, Amanda
Year: 2023
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Resource type: Physical
Note: As Nora and her British Army officer husband, Gordy, pack up yet another home and leave the sun of Cyprus for the drizzle of England, she can't shake a feeling of regret - at her failure to follow her own dreams, but also, if she's honest, at having ended up an officer's wife at all, drifting through a life of temporary homes and temporary relationships.
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Paperback:The Highland girls at war:2022 Paperback
Author: Yendall, Helen
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HQ Digital
Resource type: Physical
Note: The Lumberjills, the newest recruits in the Women's Timber Corps, arrive in the Scottish Highlands to a hostile reception from doubtful locals. The young women are determined to prove them wrong and serve their country - but they're also all looking for something more.
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Hardback:The impatients, a novel:2022 Hardback
Author: Amadou Amal, Djaili
Author: Ramadan, Emma
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: HarperVia
Resource type: Physical
Note: In North Cameroon, well-to-do young Ramla is torn from her true love and wed to a manipulative older man. Safira, her co-wife, juggles envy and empathy for this new bride with disappointment in the husband she desperately loves.
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Paperback:The forgotten promise:2022 Paperback
Author: Greenlees, Paula
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Malaya, 1920: Two girls make a promise in the shadows of the jungle. A promise that life won't let them easily keep. Malaya, 1941: Ella is running her late father's tin mine in the Kledang hills, while Noor works as her cook. When the war that felt so far away suddenly arrives on their doorstep, Ella is torn apart from her family. Her daughter Grac
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Hardback:Mad honey:2022 Hardback
Author: Picoult, Jodi
Author: Boylan, Jennifer Finney
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Resource type: Physical
Note: Olivia fled her abusive marriage to return to her hometown and take over the family beekeeping business when her son Asher was six. Now, impossibly, her baby is six feet tall and in his last year of high school, a kind, good-looking, popular ice hockey star with a tiny sprite of a new girlfriend.
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Paperback:A train to Moscow, a novel:2022 Paperback
Author: Gorokhova, Elena
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Resource type: Physical
Note: In post-World War II Russia, a girl must reconcile a tragic past with her hope for the future in this powerful and poignant novel about family secrets, passion and loss, perseverance and ambition. In a small, provincial town behind the Iron Curtain, Sasha lives in a house full of secrets, one of which is her own dream of becoming an actress.
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Paperback:The apple barrel:2022 Paperback
Author: Sallis, Susan
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Set in Gloucestershire and Cornwall, this is a novel of the ultimate betrayal of trust. Newly married Hope and Jack Langley have glamorous rich Norwegian neighbours, the Petersens, who seem reassuringly normal and kind. Originally published: London: Bantam, 2000
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Hardback:The moose paradox:2022 Hardback
Author: Tuomainen, Antti
Author: Hackston, David
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Orenda Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Insurance mathematician Henri has his life under control, when a man from the past appears and a shady trio take over the adventure park's equipment supply company. Things are messier than ever in the absurdly funny, heart-stoppingly tense second instalment in Antti Tuomainen's bestselling series.
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Paperback:Peaces:2022 Paperback
Author: Oyeyemi, Helen
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Peaces' is the story of Otto and Xavier Shin, a couple who embark on a mysterious train journey that takes them far beyond any destination they could have anticipated. As the carriages roll along they discover each is more curious and fascinating than the last, becoming embroiled in this strange train and its intrigue. Who is Ava Kapoor, the sole full-time inhabitant of the train, and what is her relationship to a man named Prem? Are they passengers or prisoners? We discover who orchestrated the journey, hurtling them all into their past for clues.
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Paperback:Four aunties and a wedding:2022 Paperback
Author: Sutanto, Jesse
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HQ
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's supposed to be the perfect day...After getting away with literal murder, Meddy can't wait to settle down and marry the love of her life, Nathan. She's found the dress, got the dream venue at Christ Church College, Oxford, plus having a destination wedding comes with the added bonus of not having to invite her very large extended family....But is it even a wedding if nobody gets killed?Although when her meddling aunties get involved, Meddy knows her wedding is going to be anything but quiet. Even though there's no dead body hidden in the freezer this time, for better or worse, it's certainly going to be a day she's never going to forget...
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Paperback:Looking for Jane:2022 Paperback
Author: Marshall, Heather
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hodder Studio
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Just tell them you're looking for Jane...'2017When Angela discovers a mysterious letter containing a life-shattering confession in a stack of forgotten letters, she begins to look for the intended recipient. Her search takes her to the 1970s and 80s, when a group of daring women operated an illegal underground abortion network known only by its whispered code name: Jane . . .1971As a teenager, Dr. Evelyn Taylor was forced to give her baby up for adoption. Swearing she'll do everything she can to make sure other women have the right to choose, she joins the Jane Network to provide safe but illegal abortions. There, she crosses paths with Nancy, who was told that if she ever found herself 'in a position', she should ask for Jane. Nancy soon becomes the Network's newest volunteer, desperately trying to help others while family secrets threaten everything she knows to be true.Over the years, Evelyn, Nancy, and Angela's lives intertwine to reveal the devastating consequences that
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Hardback:Lucy by the sea:2022 Hardback
Author: Strout, Elizabeth
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Viking
Resource type: Physical
Note: In March 2020 Lucy's ex-husband William pleads with her to leave New York and escape to a coastal house he has rented in Maine. Lucy reluctantly agrees, leaving the washing-up in the sink, expecting to be back in a week or two. Weeks turn into months, and it's just Lucy, William, and their complex past together in a little house nestled against the sea.Rich with empathy and a searing clarity, Lucy by the Sea evokes the fragility and uncertainty of the recent past, as well as the possibilities that those long, quiet days can inspire. At the heart of this miraculous novel are the deep human connections that sustain us, even as the world seems to be falling apart.
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Hardback:Where the sky begins, a novel:2022 Hardback
Author: Bowen, Rhys
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Resource type: Physical
Note: Bombs fall and Josie's world crumbles around her. Stan, her overbearing husband, Stan, is unreachable, called to service. Her beloved tearoom boss has been killed, and Josie herself is injured. Evacuated to the countryside, Josie ends up at the estate of aristocratic Miss Harcourt, a reluctant host to the survivors of the Blitz.
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Hardback:The Last Unicorn:2022 Hardback
Author: Beagle, Peter S
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Gollancz
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'If men no longer know what they are looking at, there may well be unicorns in the world yet, unknown and glad of it.' Living in peace in her lilac wood, the Unicorn didn't know the world had changed, or that anything had happened to the rest of her kind. Overhearing a chance conversation, she resolves to venture out and discover the truth. The road is dangerous, and the risks are great. If she fails, then unicorns will be lost. Forever. A modern fairy tale, The Last Unicorn is a beloved classic, voted by TIME as one of the 100 greatest fantasy novels of all time. It is fantastical, poignant, wistful and wonderous, showing us the humanity of magic, and the magic of humanity.
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Paperback:New family required:2022 Paperback
Author: Reid, Carmen
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Boldwood Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Sasha Greenhope has a very lovely life. Her marriage is solid, her only daughter is delightful, and the family business is going full steam ahead. The only blip on the horizon is the upcoming family reunion for her parents 50th wedding anniversary at Chadwell House - the family pile.
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Paperback:The split:2022 Paperback
Author: Brookfield, Amanda
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Boldwood Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Two decades on from a passionate courtship and marriage, Lucas and Esther are getting divorced. For Esther, it's proving hard not to feel bitter watching Lucas enjoying his successful career, not to mention the attentions of his gorgeous, intelligent, and predictably younger lover.
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Paperback:Notorious:2022 Paperback
Author: Hayfield, Olivia
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Piatkus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Everyone has heard of the Snows. Belle, world-famous singer of Woodville fame. Her husband Teddy, acclaimed actor by day, notorious party animal by night. Their children: Emma, Pearl, Crystal, Elfred and River. Emma Snow wants three things in the world: to become a writer, own a cat, and never think about Rowan Bosworth again. Darkly handsome with
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Hardback:An ocean apart:2022 Hardback
Author: Lee, Sarah
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Macmillan
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's 1954 and, in Barbados, Ruby Haynes spots an advertisement for young women to train as nurses for the new National Health Service in Great Britain. Her sister, Connie, takes some persuading, but soon the sisters are on their way to a new country - and a whole new world of experiences.
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Hardback:Sojourn:2022 Hardback
Author: Chaudhuri, Amit
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: An unnamed man arrives in Berlin as a visiting professor. It is a place fused with Western history and cultural fracture lines. He moves along its streets and pavements; through its department stores, museums and restaurants. He befriends Faqrul, an enigmatic exiled poet, and Birgit, a woman with whom he shares the vagaries of attraction.
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Paperback:Skylark:2022 Paperback
Author: O'Keeffe, Alice
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Coronet
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's the mid-90s, and rebellion is in the air. Skylark is an activist, a raver, a tree-dweller, a world-changer. Handsome, dependable Dan appears on the scene, offering her the security she has never had. When they fall in love, she shows him a new way to live; he will never be the same. But Dan has a secret, which Skylark must never, ever know.
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