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: 23 May 2012
Noah Barleywater Runs Away
by John Boyne
The book is a funny, magical modern fairy tale, and while there is a little bit of sadness, it is a story of hope.
Date recommended: 27 March 2012
Various Pets Alive and Dead
by Marina Lewycka
Date recommended: 29 April 2013
by Kathryn Erskine
A fascinating and charming portrayal of a girl with Aspergers struggling to come to terms with tragedy.
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No Mark Upon Her
by Deborah Crombie
Date recommended: 19 March 2012
Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day
by Amy de la Haye
Beautiful, detailed illustrations and a charming story set around the Victoria and Albert Museum and a visit to London.
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by Kathleen Tessaro
Life isn't turning out how she expected, so when 30-something Louise discovers a fascinating treatise on fashion in a second-hand bookshop, she decides to put the principles into action.
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Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta Sepetys
A moving and haunting fictionalised account of a young girl deported with her family from Lithuania to Siberia during the Second World War.
Date recommended: 26 November 2011
by Ali Sparkes
The adventures of twins Josh and Danny who, thanks to an experimental serum, turn into insects!
Date recommended: 27 September 2011
The Language of Flowers
by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
A young woman discovers she can help others through the flowers she chooses for them.
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