Fiction

The Big Exit - Richie Foreman spent seven years in prison for vehicular manslaughter, the friend he claims was actually behind the wheel, Mark McGregor, not only achieved success as an entrepreneur but married Richie’s former fiancée, Beth Hill. So when Beth finds Mark’s bloody body on the floor in their garage, she and Richie become suspects to his murder.
It’s in the Cards - Ellen Carson is 40 and single, and that's just the way she likes it. Growing up in a crowded family home she longed for a quiet adult life, and watching her older siblings make a mess of their relationships she's determined to stay single. But her family has other ideas...
Victoria - With the death of her uncle, His Majesty William IV, Alexandrina Victoria is thrust upon the throne, making her Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. 1837 and recently turned 18, sheltered, small in stature and a female, Queen Victoria is ready to seize the reins of power and carve out her own path. What many consider outrageous, Alexandrina has lived a sheltered life, with her mother refusing her the chance to socialise she shocks everyone with her future choices and beliefs.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Life has never been easy for Oscar Wao. A sweet boy morbidly overweight, the ghetto nerd dreams about becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and finding love. Certain he'll never get what he wants thanks to the fukú—an ancient curse that's haunted the Wao's for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents and ill-starred love—he dreams about his first kiss. Until the fateful summer he falls victim to the fukú.
Behind Closed Doors - The idealistic couple, Jack and Grace—he has the looks and wealth, she has the charm and elegance— are never apart. Gracious hosts, Jack and Grace seem to be deeply in love, but why is there bars on one of the bedroom windows? Is this the perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?
People Who Knew Me - It was love at first sight for Emily Morris. Marrying young, she was excited to become Drew's life partner. But when financial stress and failed dreams threaten her marriage, Emily makes a rash decision. And that’s when she got pregnant. Deciding to come clean about the affair and tell her lover about her pregnancy, Emily’s plans are thwarted when 9/11 hits. Choosing to leave New York City and start fresh in California, Emily Morris becomes Connie Prynne. But when disaster strikes again she has to rethink her life, for the good of her daughter.
After the War Is Over - Military nurse Charlotte Brown is ready to put the devastation of the Great War behind her. After four years of service, the vicar’s daughter is passionate about helping others. Moving to Liverpool to live in a women’s boarding house, she's dedicated to her job. But just as she begins to settle a routine, two messages arrive that change her life forever.
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things - The daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Only eight-years-old and the sole guardian of her little brother, Wavy finds peace lying in the fields, gazing at the starry Midwestern night sky. But everything changes when she witnesses one of her father's drug thugs wreck his motorcycle. What follows is a strange love story between two unlikely people. This is their story.
Year of Wonders - 17th century England black plague, an infected cloth carries the disease from London to Eyam, Derbyshire. Condemned to themselves, the town makes the heroic decision to quarantine their plague-infested village to prevent the further contagion. Becoming the village healer, housemaid Anna Firth starts aiding the village rector to contain the disease. As death reaches every household, villagers turning from prayers to murderous witch-hunters, Anna must find the strength to face the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love—struggling to survive a year of catastrophe.
The Passage - Abandoned, six-year-old Amy is being pursued by government agencies. Imprisoned by government experimenters, Special Agent Brad Wolgast is sent to track her down. Disarmed by the curiously quiet girl he risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape—in turn, failing to stop society’s collapse. As Amy walks alone across miles and decades into a dark and violent future, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the world.
Precious Things - Londoner and auctioneer, Maggie is always looking for her next sale. When she finds an intricately beaded collar at the bottom of a box of old junk, she's interested. Probing into the collar's history, Maggie begins to unveil its secrets. But by getting so absorbed in uncovering the truth her attention drifts away from her family, putting her already pressured marriage on the line.
Sisterland - From an early age, Kate and identical twin sister Violet, knew they were different. Born with senses the sisters feel differently about their abilities. But when a minor earthquake hits, the normal life Kate wished for begins to shift.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - The magic continues with this two-part play, beginning where the seventh novel left off. Starting with a middle-aged Harry standing on Platform on 9¾, watching his son board the Hogwarts Express. Settling into everyday life, the legendary hero is a father of two.
Baby Doll - Lily has been held captive for eight years in a small basement prison. Abducted as a teenager, she's now an adult and mum to daughter Sky. But when her captor leaves the deadbolt unlocked, Lily realises this is her only chance to escape. Or so she thinks...
Dear Amy - High school teacher Margot Lewis writes an advice column for the local newspaper. Her Dear Amy column gets all kinds of letters but never one like this...
113 Minutes - Molly Rourke know's who killed her son. He's been murdered. Taking the law into her own hands she's determined to see justice... Never underestimate a mother’s love.
Somewhere Out There - What happens when two sisters are torn apart after their young mother abandons them? Only to reunite 35 years later to look for her?
Before the Fall - It's a mild summer night and 10 wealthy people and one down-on-his-luck painter, depart Martha's Vineyard and head for New York City. 16 minutes later the plane goes down in the middle of the ocean. The only survivors; painter Scott Burroughs and a four-year-old boy.
Sting - When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a dingy bar, something definitely sparks. Little does Jodie know that Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her.
The Woman in Cabin 10 - Travel magazine journalist Lo Blacklock, has been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise. With only a handful of plush cabins, lots of dinner parties and elegant guests, Lo is very happy. But as time goes by and frigid winds whip the deck, she witnesses what she can only describe as a nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard.
When There’s Nowhere Else to Run - Melbourne based writer and winner of the 2015 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award for the best unpublished manuscript by a writer under 35, Murray Middleton presents, When There’s Nowhere Else to Run. A collection of 14 pared-back stories set around Australia, the stories are tied together by their explorations of displacement.
Educated Youth - In the 1960s' Chinese Cultural Revolution, millions of high school graduates were sent from the city to live and work in the country as part of a program of ‘rustication’ and ‘re-education'. Collectively, they became known as the zhiqing—educated youth—and Ye Xin was one.
The Aviator’s Wife - College senior Anne Morrow is the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico. With hidden literary aspirations, she grudgingly agrees to travel to Mexico City with her family for Christmas. So when highly celebrated Colonel Charles Lindbergh makes an appearance after his 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic, Anne is enthralled. Captivated by his assurance and fame, she's certain the aviator has scarcely noticed her. Oh is she wrong.
Eligible - Jane Austen hasn’t written a new book in 200 years, but that hasn’t stopped anyone from trying to resurrect, recast and re-imagine her old ones. It’s been a Bollywood hit Bride & Prejudice, an undead-themed novelty novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and a lovey-dovey romance, Bridget Jones’s Diary... Now it's set in contemporary Cincinnati, Ohio.
Bone By Bone - Laura ever imagined that making a new start would be so difficult. So when her daughter Autumn becomes the target of schoolyard bullying, she feels like a helpless mother and doesn't like it. She decides to take action.
How To Set A Fire And Why - Lucia's father is dead, her mother is in a mental institute and she lives in a garage turned bedroom with her aunt. This is a novel about a teenage girl who has lost everything and burns anything.
Sweetgirl - During a blizzard Percy James sets off to find troubled mother, Carletta. Trekking through frozen wastelands in the Midwest she intends to return to her unexpected future.
The Expatriates - Mercy is involved in a boy’s disappearance, tortured by guilt and self-pity she scarcely eats. All Margaret wants is to escape her family and take baths in her she secretly ­rented apartment. Hilary can't decide if she should adopt, instead she seeks social anesthesia in an anonymous online chat room.
Cargo - A beautifully explosive read.
The Girl In 6E - Enter the fictional world of lies, thrills and fears at your own will.
An Isolated Incident - When 25-year-old Bella Michaels is brutally murdered, the community is stunned and a media storm descends. Unwillingly thrust into the eye of that storm is Bella's older sister, Chris. and this easy-going barmaid thinks she has the kind of street-smart only experience can bring... Or so she thought.
As Long As You Love Me - Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. Homesickness and the loss of her college scholarship are major instigators in the matter but there's also Rob Conrad. Her best friend's older brother.
Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It - Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want consists of 11 stories that demonstrates the emotional power and the clean, assured style that originally earned the writer great praise.
Blue - Previously working as a TV news reporter Ginny Carter and her anchorman husband, along with their son lived a happy life in Beverly Hills.
Trail of Broken Wings - When her father falls into a coma, Indian/American photographer Sonya returns to the family she fled years before. Since leaving home and living life on the run, she reunites with her sister. But as these women come together, their different coping methods cause suppressed memories to resurface.
The Book Thief - This isn't a book about Death. It's about death and Liesel Meminger. A girl who’s little brother dies just before her mother leaves her with foster parents in a bleak German town.
My Name is Lucy Barton - Lucy Barton has been in hospital for three weeks with an undiagnosed illness. Separated from her husband and two daughters whom she misses desperately, her estranged mother unexpectedly arrives at her bedside.
The Food Of Love Cookery School - Luca Amore runs a cooking school in the baroque Sicilian mountain town of Favio. He teaches his students dishes passed down to him by generations of Amore women.
The Notebook - Noah Calhoun, a rural Southerner recently returned from World War 2. While restoring his plantation house he's haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met and fell in love with 14 years ago.
Suffragette Girl - When Florrie Maltby defies her father refusing to marry her best friend Gervase Richards, she sets off a chain of events that alters her life forever.
Rooms - Rooms is about family, ghosts, secrets and mysteries, where the lives of the living intersect with the dead, in shocking and surprising ways.
The Woman Who Walked Into the Sea - Cal McGill finds her stillness and apparent serenity compelling, but what brought her to this remote beach? Is she a kindred spirit who finds refuge by the shore?
The Pearl That Lost Its Shell - Kabul 2007, with their drug-addicted father and no brothers, Nahima and her sisters sporadically attend school and rarely leave the house.
Dark Paradise - Camille is a high-priced escort who's used too being passed around the sexually depraved, middle-aged senators of Washington DC. So when she's offered a one million dollar stint with “John” she jumps at the opportunity. But little does she know that she'll have to wear a blindfold to protect his identity.
The Wrong Boy - In late 1945 all jews living in Budapest are sent to camps. Hanna's family included. Separated from her father and mother, it isn't till her sister Erika starts starving to death, she accepts the camp leader's command to play piano.
Murder House - With its sea views and in an multi-million dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons, number 7 Ocean Drive harbours a deadly secret.
The Alchemist - Spanish shepherd boy Santiago keeps having the same dream. The dream with treasures lying beneath the Egyptian pyramids.
The Nightingale - It's 1939, France and Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband as he heads for the Front. Staying behind in Corriveau, Vianne believes she, her daughter and sister will be safe from Nazi invasion.
An Enormously English Monsoon Wedding - For 27 year-old Erin Boswell, life is good. Recently announcing her engagement to her gorgeous Indian finance Jay Keskar, Erin's days revolve around creating the wedding of her dreams.
The Secret Life of Bees - Set in South Carolina 1964, The Secret Life of Bees is the story of Lily Owens, whose life is solely shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother died.
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