by David Nicholls
A funny and moving account of a family holiday, where the narrator, Douglas Petersen is trying to save a marriage and win the respect of his son. Published in September.
God is an Astronaut
by Alyson Foster
A funny, engaging and slightly offbeat story told through an email correspondence
The Bone Clocks
by David Mitchell
An astonishing metaphysical, time-slip novel about family, relationships, loss. Published in September.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman
A deceptively simple, light narrative of a man revisiting his childhood home, where all is not as it seems
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Arms Wide Open
by Tom Winter
A comical and touching account of a family coping with the blows resulting from life's disappointments
by Isabel Allende
Quirky modern crime novel set in San Francisco.
A Well-Tempered Heart
by Jan-Philipp Sendker
Who would have thought there could be a sequel to 'The Art of Hearing Heartbeats'...
The Woman Upstairs
by Claire Messud
A jaded, single, childless woman starts living again when she befriends a young, successful family, only to experience a devastating betrayal.
The Storyteller
by Jodi Picoult
This felt like two books in one and as such they were both readable, but I don't think really confronted the main issue.
Precious Thing
by Colette McBeth
A thriller about friendship which I was unable to put down, and left me feeling wrung-through!