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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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147220820X
Paperback:Forgive me, Leonard Peacock:2014
Author: Quick, Matthew
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Headline
Resource type: Physical
Note: Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. This birthday, he has decided, will be different. Alone, as ever, in his house, he wraps five presents: four are for the people who matter most to him, and one is for himself - a gun. He plans to kill his former best friend, and then himself, but first he will say goodbye four times, in his own unique way. General adult
273 pages ; 20 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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0349007837
Paperback:London lies beneath:2017
Author: Duffy, Stella
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Historical novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Virago
Resource type: Physical
Note: Tom, Jimmy and Itzhak have grown up together in the crowded slums of Walworth. They are used to narrow streets, the bustle of East Lane market, extended families weaving in and out of each other's lives. All three boys are expected to follow their father's trades and stay close to home. But Tom has wider dreams. So when he hears of a scouting trip, sailing from Waterloo to Sheppey and the mouth of the Thames - he is determined to go. And Itzhak and Jimmy go with him. General adult
307 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0330539930
Paperback:The murder wall:2012
Author: Hannah, Mari
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Eleven months after discovering a brutal double murder in a sleepy Northumbrian town, Detective Chief Inspector Kate Daniels is still haunted by her failure to solve the case. Then the brutal killing of a man on Newcastle's Quayside gives Daniels another chance to get it right, and her first case as Senior Investigating Officer. General adult
456 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0099470489
Paperback:The bell:2004:New ed
Author: Murdoch, Iris
Year: 2004
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Edition: New ed
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: Iris Murdoch's funny and sad novel is about religion, the fight between good and evil and the terrible accidents of human frailty. General adult
Title series: Vintage classics
xv, 315 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0007465084
Paperback:A perfectly good man:2012
Author: Gale, Patrick
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Resource type: Physical
Note: In what is more an echo-chamber than a sequel, Patrick Gale returns us to the landscape of 'Notes from an Exhibition', unfurling the complex web of a Cornish community with an empathy that touches clairvoyance and a sure eye for significant mundanity. General adult
ix, 406 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Provoked a lot of discussion - somewhat confusing to read. Very well written and all of the characters were well drawn. 7/8
09/06/15
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1844081281
Paperback:Confessions of a failed Southern lady:2006
Author: King, Florence
Year: 2006
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Virago
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Florence King was born, her Granny, a would-be Virginia grande dame, moved in. Granny's dream of raising the perfect Southern belle failed dismally with her own daughter, a chain-smoking, baseball-playing tomboy given to wild expletives. Florence was Granny's only hope. General adult
x, 268 p. ; 20 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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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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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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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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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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0719523907
Paperback:Speak no evil:2019
Author: Iweala, Uzodinma
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: John Murray
Resource type: Physical
Note: On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, DC, he's a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school. Bound for Harvard, his prospects are bright. But Niru has a painful secret: he is gay - an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except his best friend, Meredith - the one person who seems not to judge him. When his father accidentally finds out, the fallout is brutal and swift. Coping with troubles of her own, however, Meredith finds that she has little left emotionally to offer him. As the two friends struggle to reconcile their desires against the expectations and institutions that seek to define them, they find themselves speeding towards a future more violent and senseless than they can imagine. Neither will escape unscathed. General adult
214 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0241145783
Paperback:Mr Loverman:2013
Author: Evaristo, Bernardine
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Resource type: Physical
Note: Barrington Jedidiah Walker is 74 and leads a double life. Born and bred in Antigua, he's lived in Hackney since the 60s. A flamboyant, wise-cracking local character with a dapper taste in retro suits and a fondness for quoting Shakespeare, Barrington is a husband, father and grandfather - but he is also secretly homosexual, lover to his great childhood friend, Morris. His deeply religious and disappointed wife, Carmel, thinks he sleeps with other women. When their marriage goes into meltdown, Barrington wants to divorce Carmel and live with Morris, but after a lifetime of fear and deception, will he manage to break away? General adult
306 pages ; 20 cm (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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