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    This Catalan classic explores the life of a Pyreneen village girl over the course of a century. With death approaching, the elderly Conxa sits down in Barcelona and looks back on a life in which she lost everything — except her spirit.
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    One languid Los Angeles afternoon, Death pays a visit to an addict called CJ. CJ is Joe’s only friend in the world, so Joe isn’t happy.
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    This delightfully wicked twist on traditional classics takes a satirical look at modern society through a cast of familiar characters including: Jack and the Weedstalk, the Crack Piper of Camden, and Sleep-In-Beauty with her love of fairydust.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week24 days ago
    With simple rules and top tips, this handy guide to English takes you back to basics to help you (re)master the language. For native and non-native speakers alike.
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    Fifty-two and facing an empty nest and midlife fatigue, Sherry Stanfa-Stanley began ‘The 52/52 Project’ — one new weekly experience per week for a year. From visiting a nudist beach with her elderly mother to exfoliating a rhinoceros, this hilarious account is an inspiration to anyone looking to shake up their life.
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    Strangled with the lead of her terrier Tuppy, disagreeable spinster Euphemia Pongleton is found dead on the stairs at Belsize Park Tube Station. Can a boarding house of halfwits solve the mysterious murder of their fellow resident? First published in 1934.
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    Couples find their own ways to deal with illness and life-changing injury. As this book shows, the right way is often uncomfortable and hard to find. But it can be found.
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    Through love, loss, pandemic and social injustice, Oregon’s former poet laureate presents a world of difference united by the writing and sharing of poetry.
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    Their older siblings were high school sweethearts who died by suicide seven years ago. So when bookish Daphne Bowman finds their bucket list of places to visit before they die, she contacts football mascot Oliver — the one person who might understand her desire to complete the list on her sister’s behalf.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week2 months ago
    Quiz contestants say the funniest things in this compendium of amusing anecdotes and horrifying howlers from television quiz shows.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week3 months ago
    Assuming the personas of various famous Chicagoans, acclaimed Wrigley Field beer vendor and author, Michael Czyzniejewski, presents forty fictional monologues capturing the wonder and woes of the Windy City.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week3 months ago
    Composer Gideon is smitten. So he accepts an invitation from the woman who lives below him to visit Europe to escape her husband and start a passionate affair. But nothing in Kate’s world is what it seems and neither is Kate…
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week3 months ago
    Based on real events from the tumultuous 1920’s, a privileged young lawyer and journalist reports on a city unravelling in the decade before the Spanish Civil War.
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    Breaking boundaries of poetic form, this collection blasts through violence, illness, love and loss in a bold exploration of femininity. Listen to a gun shop owner ranting about the Second Amendment and read the inner thoughts of women in their own world without men.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week4 months ago
    Ten interconnected and experimental stories set across the globe and exploring the experiences of young Asian American women.
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  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week4 months ago
    Reissued to mark its 50th anniversary, Pete Hamill’s debut novel with its punchy and pacy plot explores a loss of faith in a priest and a plot to kill the pope.
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  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week4 months ago
    When a young woman’s body is found murdered beside an ancient stone in Avebury, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge is faced with his toughest challenge yet — an unidentified body, a killer who seems to have vanished...and a lead that could lose him his job.
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    Wondering what to keep and what to let go, a granddaughter reflects on what it is to inherit. Within the secrets and shards of attic boxes, a fragmented ancestry of slave-owners, missionaries and Appalachians reveals itself — captured in the lyrical journalism of poetry.
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