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0099539799
Paperback:The green road:2016
Author: Enright, Anne
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: The children of Rosaleen Madigan leave the west of Ireland for lives they never could have imagined in Dublin, New York and various third-world towns. In her early old age their difficult, wonderful mother announces that she's decided to sell the house and divide the proceeds. Her adult children come back for one last Christmas, with the feeling that their childhoods are being erased, their personal history bought and sold. General adult
309 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Reading Group review. Generally not a book that was found to be enjoyable, and we wouldn't therefore recommend it. BUT we are aged between 71 and 82, so perhaps a younger audience might have a different viewpoint?
12/10/17
Reading Group Shropshire
Shropshire
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0297870947
Hardback:Golden boy:2013
Author: Tarttelin, Abigail
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes QR code Max Walker is the golden boy. He's the perfect son, the perfect friend and the perfect crush for the girls at his school. He's attractive, he's intelligent, he's athletic He's even nice to his little brother. But he has a terrible secret. If his secret gets out, his perfect life will be blown apart. General adult
408 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1408858932
Hardback:Our young man:2016
Author: White, Edmund
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: The darling of Fire Island's gay community and one of New York's top male models, Guy is gliding his way to riches that are a world away from his modest provincial upbringing back home in France. Like some modern-day Dorian Gray he seems untouched by time: the decades pass, fashions change, yet his beauty remains as transcendent and captivating as ever. Such looks cannot help but bring him adoration. From sweet yet pathetic Fred to the wealthy and masochistic Baron, from the acerbic and cynical Pierre-Georges to Andre, fabricating Dalí fakes and hurtling towards prison and the abyss, all are in some way fixated on him. In return for the devotion and expensive gifts they lavish on him, he plays with unswerving loyalty whatever role they project onto him: unattainable idol, passionate lover, malleable client. General adult
282 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1447249747
Hardback:Frog music:2014
Author: Donoghue, Emma
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the city. Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus: Blanche, now an exotic dancer at the House of Mirrors, her lover Arthur and his companion Ernest. When an eccentric outsider joins their little circle, secrets unravel, changing everything and leaving one of them dead. General adult
403 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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0008166102
Hardback:The night brother:2017
Author: Garland, Rosie
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: The Borough Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Rich are the delights of late nineteenth-century Manchester for young siblings Edie and Gnome. They bicker, banter, shout and scream their way through the city's streets, embracing its charms and dangers. But as the pair grow up, it is Gnome who revels in the night-time, while Edie wakes exhausted each morning, unable to quell a sickening sense of unease, with only a dim memory of the dark hours. Confused and frustrated at living a half-life, she decides to take control, distancing herself from Gnome once and for all. But can she ever be free from someone who knows her better than she knows herself? General adult
376 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1406378690
Paperback:Release:2018
Author: Ness, Patrick
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Walker Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Today will change Adam Thorn's life. Between his religious family, unpleasant boss and his ex-boyfriend, the bindings of his world are coming undone. And way across town, a ghost has risen from the lake. Is there time for Adam to find his release? Teenagers
286 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0224087061
Paperback:The essential dykes to watch out for:2009
Author: Bechdel, Alison
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Note: Alison Bechdel chronicled the lives of a small universe of cartoon characters in her strip 'Dykes to Watch Out For', which is syndicated in 50 alternative newspapers in the USA and has been published in 11 volumes. This book gathers the best of those volumes, together with 60 of the newest strips. General adult
xviii, 392 p., chiefly ill. ; 24 cm (pbk)
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0375714189
Paperback:The charioteer:1953
Author: Renault, Mary
Year: 1953
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Random House
Resource type: Physical
Note: After enduring an injury at Dunkirk during World War II, Laurie Odell is sent to a rural veterans' hospital in England to convalesce. There he befriends the young, bright Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. Soon their friendship blooms into a discreet, chaste romance. Originally published: London: Longmans, Green, 1953
352p ; 210mm (pbk)
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1788161963
Hardback:There will be no miracles here:2019
Author: Gerald, Casey
Editor: Straus, Peter
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Tuskar Rock
Resource type: Physical
Note: Casey Gerald's story begins at the end of the world: on New Year's Eve 1999, Casey gathers with the congregation of his grandfather's black evangelical church to witness the rapture. The journey that follows is a beautiful and moving story of a young man learning to question the dreams of success and prosperity that are the foundation of modern America. Growing up gay in an ordinary black neighbourhood in Dallas, his parents struggling with mental health problems and addiction, Casey finds himself on a remarkable path to a prestigious Ivy League college, to the inner sanctums of power on Wall Street and in Washington DC. But even as he attains everything the American Dream promised him, Casey comes to see that salvation stories like his own are part of the plan to keep others from rising. General adult
400 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1844085155
Paperback:The well of loneliness:2008
Author: Hall, Radclyffe
Year: 2008
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Virago
Resource type: Physical
Note: Based on her own life, 'The Well of Loneliness' tells the story of Sir Philip and Lady Gordon and their daughter. It becomes apparent that she is not like other girls, and falls in love with another woman. General adult
Title series: Virago modern classics
xii, 496 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1860466966
Paperback:The folded leaf:1999
Author: Maxwell, William
Year: 1999
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Harvill
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is a beautifully written, complex account of 2 boys growing up in Chicago in the 1920s. Their intense friendship and how it develops once they arrive at university is set against the backdrop of a cold, hard and dark city. General adult
310p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141187859
Paperback:Falconer:2005
Author: Cheever, John
Year: 2005
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: This story of human redemption explores an ex-professor's experiences as a prison inmate. 'Falconer' tells the story of the man, his crime and punishment and his struggle to remain a man as he comes to terms with how his life has changed forever. General adult
Title series: Modern classics
x, 153 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1447249763
Paperback:Frog music:2015
Author: Donoghue, Emma
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the city. Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus: Blanche, now an exotic dancer at the House of Mirrors, her lover Arthur and his companion Ernest. When an eccentric outsider joins their little circle, secrets unravel, changing everything and leaving one of them dead. General adult
467 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0099422034
Paperback:Sacred country:2002
Author: Tremain, Rose
Year: 2002
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is the most distinguished of Rose Tremain's novels, which include The Swimming Pool Season and The Cupboard. Set in the US and England, beginning in 1952, the book tells of a girl who wants to be a boy, and a boy who wants to be a singer. General adult James Tait Black Memorial Prize; Prix Femina Etranger
vi, 365 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1471239306
Talking book - CD:Golden boy:2013
Author: Tarttelin, Abigail
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Spoken Word
Media class: Talking book - CD
Publisher: Clipper Audio
Resource type: Physical
Note: Max Walker is the golden boy. He's the perfect son, the perfect friend and the perfect crush for the girls at his school. He's attractive, he's intelligent, he's athletic. He's even nice to his little brother. But he has a terrible secret. If his secret gets out, his perfect life will be blown apart. General adult
12 CDs (810 min.)
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0955647665
Paperback:Tell it to the bees:2009
Author: Shaw, Fiona
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Tindal Street
Resource type: Physical
Note: Lydia Weekes is a beautiful young woman, although she hardly knows it. Her volatile ex-soldier husband ignores her & then he is gone completely, leaving her to support her son Charlie on her own. A secretive & perceptive schoolboy, Charlie is increasingly left to his own devices - until he befriends the town's new female GP. General adult
304 p. ; 22 cm (pbk)
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1447205987
Paperback:The sealed letter:2012
Author: Donoghue, Emma
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Historical novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: Emily 'Fido' Faithfull hasn't seen her friend Helen for years. After bumping into her on the streets of Victorian London, Fido finds herself reluctantly helping Helen to have an affair with a young army officer. The women's friendship quickly unravels - and the appearance of a mysterious sealed letter could destroy more than one life. General adult
475 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Really gripping!
26/02/18
pippa harris
Shropshire
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0099935708
Paperback:Oranges are not the only fruit:1991
Author: Winterson, Jeanette
Year: 1991
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: Innovative in style, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession. General adult Whitbread First Novel Award 1985
xv, 171 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1447208218
Hardback:The Sparsholt affair:2017
Author: Hollinghurst, Alan
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: In October 1940, the handsome young David Sparsholt arrives in Oxford. A keen athlete and oarsman, he at first seems unaware of the effect he has on others - particularly on the lonely and romantic Evert Dax, son of a celebrated novelist and destined to become a writer himself. While the Blitz rages in London, Oxford exists at a strange remove: an ephemeral, uncertain place, in which nightly blackouts conceal secret liaisons. Over the course of one momentous term, David and Evert forge an unlikely friendship that will colour their lives for decades to come. General adult
453 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1847088384
Paperback:Under the udala trees:2017
Author: Okparanta, Chinelo
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Granta
Resource type: Physical
Note: One day in 1968, at the height of the Biafran civil war, Ijeoma's father is killed and her world is transformed forever. Separated from her grief-stricken mother, she meets another young lost girl, Amina, and the two become inseparable. Theirs is a relationship that will shake the foundations of Ijeoma's faith, test her resolve and flood her heart. In this masterful novel of faith, love and redemption, Okparanta takes us from Ijeoma's childhood in war-torn Biafra, through the perils and pleasures of her blossoming sexuality, her wrong turns, and into the everyday sorrows and joys of marriage and motherhood. As we journey with Ijeoma we are drawn to the question: what is the value of love and what is the cost? General adult
328 pages, maps (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0099561077
Paperback:Christopher and his kind:2012
Author: Isherwood, Christopher
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Classic
Resource type: Physical
Note: Writing at a distance of nearly 40 years from the earlier 'Christopher', Isherwood has succeeded in evoking a comically harassed figure in a tragic decade. General adult
352 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1471266397
Large print:Frog music:2014
Author: Donoghue, Emma
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Large Print
Media class: Large print
Publisher: Clipper Large Print
Resource type: Physical
Note: San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the city. Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus: Blanche, now an exotic dancer at the House of Mirrors, her lover Arthur and his companion Ernest. When an eccentric outsider joins their little circle, secrets unravel, changing everything and leaving one of them dead. General adult
544 pages (large print) (pbk)
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0330511823
Paperback:Trumpet:2011
Author: Kay, Jackie
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: Joss Moody has died and the jazz world is in mourning. But in death, Joss can no longer guard the secret he kept all his life, and Colman, his son, must confront the truth: the man he believed to be his father was, in fact, a woman. General adult
277 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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3 stars Enjoyed the book, seeing the individual through the minds of a range of individuals. Arresting phrases and descriptions. Sensative topic dealing with colour and sexuality, linked by music
19/06/14
arena-10158885
Newcastle
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1609454138
Paperback:Guapa:[2016]
Author: Haddad, Saleem
Year: [2016]
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Europa Editions
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles A Middle-Eastern capital caught in the revoluntionary wave of the Arab Spring. A day in the life of a young man disillusioned with both East and West and struggling to find a place for himself in a society ruled by hypocrisy and contradictions. General adult
300 pages ; 21 cm (pbk)
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1780224591
Paperback:Golden boy:2014
Author: Tarttelin, Abigail
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Phoenix
Resource type: Physical
Note: Max Walker is the golden boy. He's the perfect son, the perfect friend and the perfect crush for the girls at his school. He's attractive, he's intelligent, he's athletic. He's even nice to his little brother. But he has a terrible secret. If his secret gets out, his perfect life will be blown apart. General adult
408 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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