Fiction

Sven Hassel - Blitzfreeze

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"Porta and Tiny grasp the Hauptfeldwebel firmly under the arms, lift him from his chair and send him flying in a beautiful curve straight through the window. He falls and remains in a sitting position in the snow. He looks so natural that two infantrymen salute him smartly as they pass by.

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Maria Georgala - SKY OF CLAY EARTH OF CLOUDS

    Background is the Greek town of Thessaloniki.  Alexandros, at 35, half human – half elf, tells the story of his life as he seeks his real nature in both worlds.  

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Michael V. Smith-Progress

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In the lonely years following the death of her fiancé, Helen is unable to move on with her life. But life itself is moving on around her — literally: the building of a dam is forcing her small town — and her family home — to relocate. But the construction project means more than the loss of a home. Helen’s brother, Robbie, who disappeared without a trace fifteen years earlier, suddenly resurfaces.

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Jen Sookfong Lee - The Better Mother

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From a master of family dynamics comes this vivid tale of two misfits who find each other while stumbling toward their own true identities. In 1958, eight-year-old Danny Lim has been sent to buy cigarettes for his father, when he realizes that he has lost the money. Frantic, he rushes through Vancouver's Chinatown and behind a nightclub, where he sees Miss Val, a long-time burlesque dancer. Danny is enraptured with her sequined garters and silk robe, and Val, touched by his fascination, gives him a pack of cigarettes and her silk belt.

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Milly Johnson - A Spring Affair

Year of Publication: 
2009
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When Lou Winter picks up a dog-eared magazine in the dentist's waiting room and spots an article about clearing clutter, she little realises how it will change her life. What begins as an earnest spring clean soon spirals out of control. Before long Lou is hiring skips in which to dump the copious amounts of junk she never knew she had. Lou's loved ones grow disgruntled. Why is clearing out cupboards suddenly more important than making his breakfast, her husband Phil wonders?

Clare Dowling - No Strings Attached

Year of Publication: 
2007
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Judy is getting married on Saturday and it’s a military operation: the dress, the three-tiered cake, the uncle that nobody will sit beside at the reception. She knows it’ll be worth it, though, because marriage is forever, right? But the night before, fiancé Barry mysteriously goes missing and, to add insult to injury, his credit card shows up two days later in a nightclub in the south of France. Has he just got cold feet? Fanning her fury and grief is Lenny, Barry’s best man, and king of the one-night stand.

Milly Johnson - The Yorkshire Pudding Club

Year of Publication: 
2007
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Three South Yorkshire friends, all on the cusp of 40, fall pregnant at the same time following a visit to an ancient fertility symbol. For Helen, it's a dream come true, although her husband is not as thrilled about it as she had hoped. Not only wrestling with painful ghosts of the past, Helen has to deal with the fact that her outwardly perfect marriage is crumbling before her eyes. For Janey, it is an unmitigated disaster as she has just been offered the career break of a life-time.

Bernardine Kennedy - Shattered Lives

Year of Publication: 
2008
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When they were orphaned at a young age, sisters Hannah and Julie had to learn to look after themselves. Years later and all grown up, Hannah, with her steady job and happy marriage, seems to have fallen on her feet. The same can't be said for Julie, however. First pregnant at fifteen, and now with three children from three different men and living with a serious drug addiction, she needs help.  It's up to Hannah to step in, but in doing so she discovers, in the most devastating way, that her own life might not be so perfect after all...

Constance Briscoe - Beyond Ugly

Year of Publication: 
2008
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Despite her mother's constant physical and psychological abuse, Constance Briscoe has gained a place at Newcastle University to study law - a long-held ambition. She finances her studies by several jobs at weekends and during the holidays, including working with the terminally ill in a hospice. She also finds the money to pay for several cosmetic surgery treatments in an attempt to transform the face that her mother has convinced her is ugly, ugly, ugly.

Milly Johnson - The Birds and the Bees

Year of Publication: 
2011
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Romance writer and single mum Stevie Honeywell has only weeks to go to her wedding when her fiance Matthew runs off with her glamorous new friend Jo MacLean. It feels like history repeating itself for Stevie, but this time she is determined to win back her man. She isn't going to act as he might expect. She isn't going to wail and dig her heels in, she is simply going to pretend to let him go whilst she pursues a mad course of dieting, exercising and self-improvement.