Fiction

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The Therapist
by Helene Flood
Publication date: 8th July 2021
Crow Lake
by Mary Lawson
Described as being 'full of blossoming insights and emotional acuity, a compelling and serious page-turner'. Recommended by Graham Norton and Anne Tyler! What will we think of it?
Magpie
by Elizabeth Day
Marisa has known Jake for only a few months but has no hesitation about moving in with him and trying for a baby. But in this novel of twists and surprises, no one is quite as they seem.
Publication date: 2nd September 2021
The Night She Disappeared
by Lisa Jewell
A young mum goes to a party and never returns home. A year later someone seems to be leaving clues to the events of that night.
Publication date: 22nd July 2021
The Midnight Library
by Matt Haig
It's midnight on Nora's last day on earth and she is transported to a library. This is where she can explore what else might have happened in her life, if she'd made different choices. Described as 'a beautiful fable', 'a brilliant premise and great fun', what will we think of it? 
Publication date: 18th February 2021
The End of Men
by Christina Sweeney-Baird
The outbreak of a virus threatens the world order, affecting only men. Brilliantly written page-turner that boasts sensitivity and hope.
Publication date: 29th April 2021
Brood
by Jackie Polzin
A year in the life of a woman caring for her four chickens as she comes to terms with not having children. Brilliant!
Publication date: 1st April 2021
Everyone is Still Alive
by Cathy Rentzenbrink
The joys and struggles of bringing up a young family are told in this beautiful, sensitive and entertaining account of life on Magnolia Road.
Publication date: 8th July 2021
Never Saw Me Coming
by Vera Kurian
When a series of murders take place on a college campus, suspicion immediately turns to the secret research programme involving psychopaths. An astonishing thriller.
Publication date: 9th September 2021
Misplaced Persons
by Susan Beale
Family life in Brussels challenged by infidelity and adolescence, with a backdrop of a refugee crisis and terrorism. Brilliant!
Publication date: 4th March 2021
Saving Missy
by Beth Morrey
Living alone, estranged from her family, Missy Carmichael finds friendship through a chance meeting in her local park.
Publication date: 4th March 2021
The Lamplighters
by Emma Stonex
Fantastically atmospheric, great characterisation and an intriguing mystery. Rather wonderful!
Publication date: 4th March 2021
Weather
by Jenny Offill
A part-time librarian confronts the polarised world in what is described as a 'brilliant, funny and terrifying novel'. What will we think of it?
The Wild Girls
by Phoebe Morgan
An all expenses paid trip to celebrate a friend's birthday in a safari lodge in South Africa. A dream holiday turns into a nightmare.
Publication date: 29th April 2021
The Night Hawks
by Elly Griffiths
Metal detectorists searching for treasure on the beach, discover a body. Dr Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson work on another case together.
Publication date: 4th February 2021
Watch Her Fall
by Erin Kelly
You'll feel you're doing pirouettes with all the plot twists in this thriller set in the obsessive and toxic world of a Russian ballet company. Is anyone as they seem?
Publication date: 1st April 2021
The Giver of Stars
by Jojo Moyes
Set in 1930s America where a team of women on horseback delivered library books to isolated communities. This is the fictional account of the life of one of those women. What did we think of it? Listen to the comments from our March book club.
Publication date: 23rd July 2020
Agent Running in the Field
by John Le Carre
Nat is nearing the end of his career with MI6 when a new badminton partner takes him down a dangerous path. This is Le Carre's last novel. How does it compare to his other work? Listen to the comments in our February book club.
The Stranding
by Kate Sawyer
Completely consuming story of a post-apocalyptic world, and the time before. Set in London and beside a beached whale in New Zealand. Stunning!
Publication date: 24th June 2021
The Girl with the Louding Voice
by Abi Dare
This is the story of a young woman seeking to make her way in the world through education but first having to overcome the cultural demands of her Nigerian upbringing. What will we think of it? Join the discussion online - everyone welcome.
Publication date: 1st October 2020

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