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Isabel Allende
The Japanese Lover
1939:As the world goes to war,Alma
Belasco's Polish parents send her to
live in safety with relatives in San
Francisco. There she meets Ichimei
Fukuda, the son of the family's
Japanese gardener, and between
them a tender love blossoms. But
following Pearl Harbor, Ichimei and
his family are declared enemies by
the US government and relocated
to internment camps. Although
Alma and Ichimei reunite again
and again, theirs is a love they are
forever forced to hide... Decades
later, care worker Irina Bazili meets
Alma and her grandson, Seth, at
Lark House nursing home. As Irina
and Seth forge a friendship, they
become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, and learn about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years.
“Lush storytelling...” FINANCIAL TIMES
“A magical and sweeping tale...remarkable...heartbreaking.”
Jenn Ashworth
When Annette Clifford returns to
her childhood home on the edge of
Morecambe Bay, she despairs: the
long-empty house is disintegrating,
undermined by two voracious
sycamores. What she doesn't realise
is that her arrival has woken the
spirits of her parents, who anxiously
watch over her, longing to make
amends. Where did they go wrong?
As the past comes back to life, Jack
and Netty begin to see the summer
of 1963 clearly: that distant year
when Netty was desperately ill and
a stranger moved in – charismatic,
mercurial Timothy Richardson, with
his seemingly miraculous powers
of healing, who absorbed all their
attention. Now they must try to draw another stranger towards their daughter, this time one who might rescue her...
“Dark, compelling, beautifully written.” THE GUARDIAN
“This marvellous novel is both haunted and is both
sinister and beautiful – and ultimately tender. ” SARAH PERRY
GeneralFiction 376pp
Yaa Gyasi
In eighteenth-century Ghana,
two half-sisters, Effia and Esi,
are born into different villages.
Effia is eventually married to an
Englishman and lives in comfort in
the palatial rooms of Cape Coast
Castle. Unbeknownst to her, Esi is
imprisoned beneath in the castle's
dungeons, sold with thousands
of others into the Gold Coast's
booming slave trade, and then
shipped off to America, where her
children and grandchildren will be
raised in slavery. The consequences
of the sisters' fates reverberate
through the generations that follow.
From the Gold Coast to the cotton-
picking plantations of Mississippi;
from the missionary schools of Ghana to the dive bars of Harlem, spanning three continents and seven generations, this is the story of how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation.
Featured on The Radio 2 Book Club
A LibraryReads Top Pick
One of BuzzFeed's Best Fiction Books
“ inspiration.” TA NEHISI COATES
“An intelligent, beautiful and healing read...” ZADIE SMITH General Fiction 448pp
Romance 368pp
Jane Fallon
My Sweet Revenge
I want to make my husband fall back in love with me. Let me explain. I haven't been reading articles in old women's magazines – 'twenty ways to keep your man'. I want him to fall back in love with me so that when I tell him to get the hell out of my life, he'll care. I want it to hurt...
Paula has had Robert's back
since they got together as drama
students. She gave up her dreams
so he could make it. Now he's
one of the nation's most popular
actors. And Paula's just discovered
he's having an affair. She's going
to remind Robert just what he's
sacrificing. And then she's going to
break his heart like he broke hers. It
will be her greatest acting role ever. Revenge is sweet. Isn't it?
“Compulsively readable. Sent icy shivers down my spine. I loved it.” DAILY MAIL
“A romp-along tale of infidelity, manipulation and getting even. Very pleasing.” GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
General Fiction 448pp
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