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0007360789
Paperback:Saraswati Park:2011
Author: Joseph, Anjali
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Resource type: Physical
Note: Mohan, a middle-aged letter writer sits under a banyan tree in Fort, furnishing missives for village migrants, disenchanted lovers, and when pickings are slim, filling in money order forms. But Mohan's true passion is collecting second-hand books and he's particularly attached to novels with marginal annotations. General adult
261 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0758231369
Paperback:Blue boy:2010
Author: Satyal, Rakesh
Year: 2010
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Kensington
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Satyal's coming-of-age debut charts an Indian-American boy's transformation from mere mortal to Krishnaji, the blue-skinned Hindu deity. 12-year-old Kiran Sharma is an outcast: he likes ballet and playing with his mother's makeup. He also reveres his Indian heritage and convinces himself that he's the 10th reincarnation of Krishnaji. General adult
352 p. ; 21 cm (pbk)
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1447280520
Paperback:What belongs to you:2017
Author: Greenwell, Garth
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: On an unseasonably warm autumn day, an American teacher walks down a staircase beneath Sofia's National Palace of Culture, looking for sex. Among the stalls of a public bathroom he encounters Mitko, a charismatic young hustler. He returns to Mitko again and again over the next few months, and their trysts grow increasingly intimate and unnerving as the enigma of this young man becomes inseparable from that of his homeland, Bulgaria, a country with a difficult past and an uncertain future. General adult
194 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1472152387
Paperback:The angel of history:2017
Author: Alameddine, Rabih
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corsair
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'The Angel of History' follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS. Hovered over by the presence of alluring, sassy Satan who taunts Jacob to remember his painful past and dour, frigid Death who urges him to forget and give up on life, Jacob is also attended to by 14 saints. Set in Cairo and Beirut; Sana'a, Stockholm, and San Francisco; Alameddine gives us a charged philosophical portrait of a brilliant mind in crisis. General adult
294 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1472115635
Paperback:My real children:2015
Author: Walton, Jo
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Science fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corsair
Resource type: Physical
Note: The day Mark called, Patricia Cowan's world split in two. The phone call. It is 2015 and Patricia Cowan is very old. 'Confused today' read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. Her childhood, her years at Oxford during the Second World War - those things are solid in her memory. Then that phone call and her memory splits in two. She was Trish, a housewife and mother of four. She was Pat, a successful travel writer and mother of three. She remembers living her life as both women, so very clearly. Which memory is real - or are both just tricks of time and light? General adult
326 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1596541377
Paperback:The thief's journal:2004
Author: Genet, Jean
Year: 2004
Language: English, French
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Olympia
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles General adult Translated from the French
Title series: The new traveller's companion series
211 p. ; 21 cm (pbk)
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1908434864
Paperback:We go around in the night and are consumed by fire:2016
Author: Grant, Jules
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Myriad
Resource type: Physical
Note: This game-changing literary revenge thriller, voiced by a lesbian gangster Donna and her precocious god-daughter Aurora, is steeped in the violence and politics of Manchester's criminal underworld. General adult
352 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1474603599
Hardback:Augustown:2016
Author: Miller, Kei
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Ma Taffy may be blind but she sees everything. So when her great-nephew Kaia comes home from school in tears, what she senses sends a deep fear through her. While they wait for his mama to come home from work, Ma Taffy recalls the story of the flying preacherman and a great thing that did not happen. A poor suburban sprawl in the Jamaican heartland, Augustown is a place where many things that should happen don't, and plenty of things that shouldn't happen do. For the story of Kaia leads back to another momentous day in Jamaican history, the birth of the Rastafari and the desire for a better life. 'Augustown' is a novel about inequality and aspiration, memory and myth, and the connections between people which can transcend these things but not always change them. General adult
239 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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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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057125621X
Paperback:Querelle of Brest:2009
Author: Genet, Jean
Year: 2009
Language: English, French
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: This translation originally published: London: Anthony Blond, 1966 This novel follows a young sailor at large in the fetid port of Brest. Querelle is an assassin, thief and traitor. His superior officer, the brothel keeper's husband, is a murderer in hiding. All which lead to a series of violent and shocking adventures. General adult Translated from the French
252 p. ; 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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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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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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0552998761
Paperback:Tales of the city:2004
Author: Maupin, Armistead
Year: 2004
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
Title series: Tales of the City
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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
336 pages (pbk)
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1510009728
Large print:My real children:2015
Author: Walton, Jo
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Large Print
Media class: Large print
Publisher: Clipper Large Print
Resource type: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: New York: Tor, 2014 The day Mark called, Patricia Cowan's world split in two. The phone call. It is 2015 and Patricia Cowan is very old. 'Confused today' read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. Her childhood, her years at Oxford during the Second World War - those things are solid in her memory. Then that phone call and her memory splits in two. She was Trish, a housewife and mother of four. She was Pat, a successful travel writer and mother of three. She remembers living her life as both women, so very clearly. Which memory is real - or are both just tricks of time and light? General adult
400 pages (large print) (pbk)
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1860495249
Paperback:Tipping the velvet:1999
Author: Waters, Sarah
Year: 1999
Language: English
Interest category: Historical novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Virago
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Tipping the Velvet' is a wonderfully lush, sensous and bawdy novel set in the music halls of the late 19th century. Nan gets to meet her heroine, Kitty, a male impersonator. The two begin a double act, and their affection for each other deepens. General adult
Title series: A Virago V
472 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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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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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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0330483218
Paperback:The line of beauty:2004
Author: Hollinghurst, Alan
Year: 2004
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: Picking up at the point in time where 'The Swimming-Pool Library' left off. Nick Guest has moved into the attic room of the Feddens: Gerald, a Tory MP, his wife Rachel and their children Toby and Catherine. The troubled Catherine soon becomes Nick's friend and uneasy responsibility. Originally published: 2004
300p ; 200mm (pbk)
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0995716226
Paperback:Your silence will not protect you:2017
Author: Lorde, Audre
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Literature & languages
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Mixed format
Publisher: Silver Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is a collection of the essential essays and poems of Audre Lorde, including the classic 'The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House'. A trailblazer in intersectional feminism, Lorde's luminous writings have inspired a new generation of thinkers and writers charged by the Black Lives Matter movement. Her lyrical and incisive prose takes on sexism, racism, homophobia, and class; reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope that remain ever-more trenchant today. Also a celebrated poet, Lorde was New York State Poet Laureate until her death; her poetry and prose together produced an aphoristic and incomparably quotable style, as evidenced by her constant presence on many Women's Marches against Trump across the world. General adult
xii, 227 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1786495252
Paperback:Call me by your name:[2017]
Author: Aciman, André
Year: [2017]
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Film tie-in This is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blooms between 17-year-old Elio and his father's house guest, Oliver, during a restless summer on the Italian Riviera. What grows from the depths of their souls is a romance of scarcely six weeks' duration, and an experience that marks them for a lifetime. General adult
248 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Amazing book. Watched the movie first but prefer the book over it. Would love to reread it again.
20/10/18
Sidra Styles
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1444830333
Large print:Hide:2016
Author: Griffin, Matthew
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Large Print
Media class: Large print
Publisher: Charnwood
Resource type: Physical
Note: Wendell Wilson, a taxidermist, and Frank Clifton, a veteran, meet after the Second World War. But, in this declining textile town in a southern US state, their love holds real danger. Severing nearly all ties with the rest of the world, they carve out a home for themselves on the outskirts of town. For decades, their routine of self-reliant domesticity - Wendell's cooking, Frank's care for a yard no one sees, and the vicarious drama of courtroom TV - seems to protect them. But when Wendell finds Frank lying motionless outside at the age of 83, their carefully crafted life together begins to unravel. As Frank's memory and physical strength deteriorate, Wendell struggles in vain to hold on to the man he once knew. General adult
324 pages (large print) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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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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