The Pure Gold Baby
by Margaret Drabble
A thoughtful and thought-provoking novel about love, sacrifice, contentment and acceptance.
Date recommended: 12 November 2013
A Question of Identity
by Susan Hill
A gripping crime novel, more a whydunnit than a whodunnit, featuring detective Simon Serrailler, by the prolific and wide-ranging writer Susan Hill.
Date recommended: 14 October 2013
Where'd you go Bernadette?
by Maria Semple
Date recommended: 29 July 2013
Tigers in Red Weather
by Liza Klaussman
A beautiful, astonishing, sensual account of long, hot summers on Martha's Vineyard where life is ruptured by betrayal and deception.
Date recommended: 21 May 2013
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
by Jan-Philipp Sendker
This is a beautiful and moving tale of love and loss, in Burma and New York, in the 1950s and the present day.
Date recommended: 25 March 2013
Why be happy when you could be normal?
by Jeanette Winterson
A memoir revealing how books and writing saved an unloved, adopted child and turned her into a talented, successful, much-loved author.
Date recommended: 14 January 2013
The Small Hours
by Susie Boyt
A dark, amusing, wry and quirky tale of a woman who opens a utopian nursery school.
Date recommended: 26 November 2012
Seldom Seen
by Sarah Ridgard
The village of Worlingworth in the 1980s - a bleak, dark, disturbing account of the secrets of village life.
Date recommended: 17 September 2012
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce
Harold Fry goes out to post a letter and doesn't stop walking. This is a wonderful, uplifting and life-affirming story everyone should read!
Date recommended: 9 July 2012
The Shoemaker's Wife
by Adriana Trigiani
A feel-good saga of family, friendship and love set in Italy and America in the 1920s.
Date recommended: 22 May 2012

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