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0552775479
Paperback:The solitude of prime numbers:2010
Author: Giordano, Paolo
Year: 2010
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
Note: This translation originally published: London: Doublday, 2009 As a child Alice's overbearing father drove her first to a terrible skiing accident, then to anorexia. When she meets Mattia she recognises a kindred spirit, and Mattia reveals to Alice that as a boy he left his mentally-disabled twin sister in a park and she disappeared forever. These episodes bring the two closer together. General adult Translated from the Italian
379 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0749391731
Paperback:The trick is to keep breathing:1991
Author: Galloway, Janice
Year: 1991
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: From the author of Foreign Parts, Where You Find It and Blood comes the story of Joy, a heroine struggling for order and meaning in her life. First published in 1989, this novel won the MIND/Allen Lane Book of the Year. General adult
240 p. (pbk)
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0007551800
Paperback:Veronika decides to die:2014
Author: Coelho, Paulo
Translator: Costa, Margaret Jull
Year: 2014
Language: English, Portuguese
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Harper
Resource type: Physical
Note: This translation originally published: London: HarperCollins, 1999 Veronika has everything she could wish for - but is not happy. One morning she decides to die and she takes an overdose, only to wake up in hospital where she realises she has only days to live. The story follows Veronika through these intense days. General adult
195 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141043784
Paperback:Legend of a suicide:2009
Author: Vann, David
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Viking
Resource type: Physical
Note: Set mostly in the wilds of Alaska, the stories featured in this book take on the shifting legend of a lost father. It features the story 'Ichthyology', where a young boy watches his father spiral from divorce to suicide. General adult
228 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1844085589
Paperback:The yellow wallpaper and selected writings:2009
Author: Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Virago
Resource type: Physical
Note: Based on the author's own experiences, 'The Yellow Wallpaper' is the chilling tale of a woman driven to the brink of insanity by the 'rest cure' prescribed after the birth of her child. In addition to the story, this new collection includes a selection of her best short fiction and extracts from her autobiography. General adult
Title series: Virago modern classics
xii, 366 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0684860090
Paperback:She's come undone:1999
Author: Lamb, Wally
Year: 1999
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Scribner
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dolores Price is 13 and beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV. Having spent the last few years nourishing herself on chocolate and Pepsi, she finally rolls into womanhood at 257 pounds and decides to give herself one last chance. General adult
465p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1844084612
Paperback:Faces in the water:2009
Author: Frame, Janet
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Virago
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is a graphic, powerful novel about breakdown, madness and confinement in mental institutions. The treatment the heroine receives during her descent into chaos is chilling in this psychological drama. General adult
224 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0747585849
Paperback:Poppy Shakespeare:2007
Author: Allan, Clare
Year: 2007
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Poppy Shakespeare walks into the Dorothy Fish Day Hospital in her six-inch skirt & 12-inch heels, she is certain she isn't mentally ill & is desperate to return to her life outside. Together with another patient, Poppy plots to gain freedom. But in a world where everything's upside-down, is she crazy enough to upset the system? General adult
341 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0007254660
Paperback:Notes from an exhibition:2008
Author: Gale, Patrick
Year: 2008
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Resource type: Physical
Note: When troubled artist Rachel Kelly dies painting obsessively in her attic studio in Penzance, her saintly husband and adult children have more than the usual mess to clear up. She leaves behind an extraordinary and acclaimed body of work - but she also leaves a legacy of secrets and emotional damage that will take months to unravel. General adult
374 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Reading Group review. Everyone enjoyed this, nothing boring in it. Excellent characterisation and structure. Good insight into mental illness and Quakerism.
20/10/17
Reading Group Shropshire
Shropshire
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0571226167
Paperback:The bell jar:2005
Author: Plath, Sylvia
Year: 2005
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'The Bell Jar' is Sylvia Plath's account of a young woman's breakdown. Renowned for its intensity and its vivid prose, the novel follows her attempted suicide, hospitilisation and recovery. General adult
234 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0006513239
Paperback:I know this much is true:2000
Author: Lamb, Wally
Year: 2000
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins
Resource type: Physical
Note: This powerful, heartwrenching drama draws on the deepest human emotions - the need to know oneself, the responsibility to the family, and the influence of hidden history. The result is a highly acclaimed novel of survival and great sensitivity. General adult
ix, 901 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1906040230
Paperback:Hector & the search for happiness:2009
Author: Lelord, François
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Gallic
Resource type: Physical
Note: Hector is a successful young psychiatrist. He's very good at treating patients in real need of his help but many people he sees have no health problems: they're just deeply dissatisfied with their lives. When a patient tells him he looks in need of a holiday, Hector decides to set off round the world to find out what makes people happy. General adult Translated from the French
Title series: Hector's journeys
320 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0007165455
Paperback:The other side of you:2007
Author: Vickers, Salley
Year: 2007
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Resource type: Physical
Note: David McBride is a psychiatrist unusually drawn to death. When he meets a failed suicide, he finds a haunting sense that the 'other side' of his elusive patient has a strange resonance for him too. Salley Vickers traces the boundaries of life and death and the difficult possibilities of repentence. General adult
262 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1847394078
Paperback:The perks of being a wallflower:2009
Author: Chbosky, Stephen
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pocket
Resource type: Physical
Note: Charlie is a shy and introspective boy, a wallflower always standing on the edge of the action. We learn about him through the letters he writes to someone of an undisclosed name, age and gender. General adult
231 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141184876
Paperback:Herzog:2001
Author: Bellow, Saul
Year: 2001
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: A multifaceted portrait of a modern-day hero, the story of Moses Herzog, a great sufferer, joker, moaner and charmer. Although his life steadily disintegrates around him, Herzog sees himself as one of life's survivors. Originally published: New York: Viking; London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1964
Title series: Penguin classics
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