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Vox / by Dalcher, Christina.;
Jean McClellan spends her days in almost complete silence, limited to a daily quota of just one hundred words. Now that the new government is in power, no woman is able to speak over this limit without punishment by electric shock. But when the President's brother suffers a stroke, Jean is temporarily given back her voice in order to work on the cure. Soon, she discovers that she is part of a much larger plan: to eliminate the voices of women entirely.
Subjects: Dystopias.; General.; General.;
© 2019., MIRA,
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Late in the day / by Hadley, Tessa.;
Alexandr and Christine and Zachary and Lydia have been close friends since they first met in their twenties. Thirty years later Alex and Christine are spending a leisurely summer evening at home when they receive a call from a distraught Lydia. Zach is dead. In the wake of this profound loss, the three friends find themselves unmoored; all agree that Zach was the sanest and kindest of them all, the irreplaceable one they couldn't afford to lose. Inconsolable, Lydia moves in with Alex and Christine. But instead of loss bringing them closer, the three of them find over the following months that it warps their relationships, as old entanglements and grievances rise from the past, and love and sorrow give way to anger and bitterness.
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2019., Jonathan Cape,
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Daphne / by Boast, Will.;
Daphne suffers from a rare medical condition; her body shuts down when she feels strong emotions. As a result she has built strong walls between herself and the world, avoiding passion, anger, disappointment and surprise. But when she meets Ollie, who seems to see through her armour, who seems to want to know the real Daphne, her carefully built defences begin to crumble.
Subjects: Love stories.; General.; General.;
© 2019., Granta,
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Spring / by Smith, Ali,1962-;
Spring will come. The leaves on its trees will open after blossom. Before it arrives, a hundred years of empire-making. The dawn breaks cold and still but, deep in the earth, things are growing.
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2019., Hamish Hamilton,
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Last woman standing / by Fallon, Jane,1960-;
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Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2019., Penguin Books,
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Doggerland / by Smith, Ben,(Poet);
'Doggerland' is a superbly gripping debut novel about loneliness and hope, nature and survival - set on an off-shore windfarm in the not-so-distant future.
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2019., 4th Estate,
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The strawberry thief / by Harris, Joanne,1964-;
Vianne Rocher has settled down. Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her, has finally become her home. With Rosette, her 'special' child, she runs her chocolate shop in the square, talks to her friends on the river, is part of the community. Even Reynaud, the priest, has become a friend. But when old Narcisse, the florist, dies, leaving a parcel of land to Rosette and a written confession to Reynaud, the life of the sleepy village is once more thrown into disarray. The arrival of Narcisse's relatives, the departure of an old friend and the opening of a mysterious new shop in the place of the florist's across the square - one that mirrors the chocolaterie, and has a strange appeal of its own - all seem to herald some kind of change: a confrontation, a turbulence - even, perhaps, a murder.
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2019., Orion Books,
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Anyone for seconds? / by Graham, Laurie,1947-;
Life has been going downhill for ex-TV chef Lizzie Partridge ever since she spectacularly ended her television career by throwing a chocolate mousse at the host of Midlands This Morning. Her partner Tom has left her, Nigella and Jamie have got the cookery world sewn up, and now her restaurant review column - her last bit of work - has been axed. Surely the only way is up from here? In a desperate bid for sympathy and attention she runs away, from the gas bill and the mouse under the sink, and in wet and wintry Aberystwyth she experiences a brush with her past - and a glimmer of new prospects.
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2019., Quercus,
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A boy and his dog at the end of the world / by Fletcher, C. A.;
My name's Griz. I've never been to school, I've never had friends, in my whole life I've not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, before all the people went away, but we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs. Then the thief came. He told stories of the deserted towns and cities beyond our horizons. I liked him - until I woke to find he had stolen my dog. So I chased him out into the ruins of the world. I just want to get my dog back, but I found more than I ever imagined was possible. More about how the world ended. More about what my family's real story is. More about what really matters.
Subjects: Dystopias.; General.; General.;
© 2019., Orbit,
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A tale for the time being / by Ozeki, Ruth L.;
Includes bibliographical references.Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore of her beach home. Within it lies a diary that expresses the hopes and dreams of a young girl. She suspects it might have arrived on a drift of debris from the 2011 tsunami. With every turn of the page, she is sucked deeper into an enchanting mystery.
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2019., Canongate,
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