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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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An orchestra of minorities / by Obioma, Chigozie,1986-;
Umuahia, Nigeria. Chinonso, a young poultry farmer, sees a woman attempting to jump to her death from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hurls two of his most prized chickens into the water below to demonstrate the severity of the fall. The woman, Ndali, is moved by his sacrifice. Bonded by this strange night on the bridge, Chinonso and Ndali fall in love. But Ndali is from a wealthy family, and when they officially object to the union because he is uneducated, Chinonso sells most of his possessions to attend a small college in Cyprus. Once in Cyprus, he discovers that all is not what it seems. Furious at a world which continues to relegate him to the sidelines, Chinonso gets further and further away from his dream, from Ndali and the place he called home.
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2019., Little, Brown,
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With or without you / by Low, Shari.;
Have you ever made a life-changing decision and then wondered if you made the right one? When Liv and Nate walked up the aisle, Liv knew she was marrying the one, her soul mate and her best friend. Six years later, it feels like routine and friendship is all they have left in common. What happened to the fun, the excitement, the lust, the love? In the closing moments of 1999, Liv and Nate decide to go their separate ways, but at the last minute, Liv wavers. Should she stay or should she go? Over the next 20 years we follow the parallel stories to discover if Liv's life, heart and future have been better with Nate - or without him?
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2019., Aria,
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The Madonna of the mountains / by Valmorbida, Elise.;
1923, north-eastern Italy: Maria Vittoria's father has left the village to find her a husband. He has taken his mule, a pack of food and a photograph of Maria. There are no eligible men in this valley, or the next one, and her father will not allow her to marry just anyone. Just as Fascism blooms in the country, the crops ripen, and the state demands babies - a new generation. There is much work to be done, and Maria faces a stony path, but one she will surely climb to the summit.
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2019., Faber & Faber,
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Fulfilment / by Delinsky, Barbara.;
Diandra Casey and Gregory York are childhood rivals and longtime adversaries, both vying for the same powerful position at one of the country's most elite department stores. In order to determine who is best suited for the job, the two are confined together for a week in an elegant Boston town house, where they must catalogue and store a priceless collection of antiques. But away from the pressures of corporate life, their feelings for each other suddenly seem less clear as attraction flares between them - surprising them with a sense of destiny that they are powerless to resist.
Subjects: Love stories.; General.; General.;
© 2019., Severn House,
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Oliver Loving / by Block, Stefan Merrill.;
One summer night, beneath the Perseid meteor shower, 17-year-old Oliver Loving's hand makes a first furtive journey across a Navajo picnic blanket towards his classmate Rebekkah Sterling's. A few months later, Hector Espina enters Bliss County Day School's gymnasium during homecoming and shoulders a hunting rifle. The 35 rounds he fires cut a levelling swathe through the past and future of Oliver, his family and the entire population of Bliss, Texas. For the next 9 years, Oliver is confined to a hospital bed. Conscious but totally paralysed, he plumbs the depths of his own imagination, a twilight netherworld of myth, in search of meaning.
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2019., Atlantic Books,
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Almost missed you / by Strawser, Jessica.;
Violet and Finn were 'meant to be,' said everyone, always. They ended up together by the hands of fate aligning things just so. Three years into their marriage, they have a wonderful little boy, and as the three of them embark on their first vacation as a family, Violet can't help thinking that she can't believe her luck. Life is good. So no one is more surprised than she when Finn suddenly disappears - and takes their son with him. Violet is suddenly in her own worst nightmare, and faced with the knowledge that the man she's shared her life with, she never really knew at all.
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2018., Hodder,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 3
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Christmas at the beach hut / by Henry, Veronica.;
When Ellen writes her annual Round Robin to send out with her Christmas cards, she realises it's all about the rest of her family. Fed up and exhausted by yet another year of singlehandedly trying to make it a perfect Christmas, Ellen takes a pile of books, her cosiest clothes and the Ocado order and escapes to a beach hut on the North Devon coast. This year, Christmas is going to be all about her. Meanwhile, the other inhabitants in the beach huts are trying to escape Christmas too. But somehow, the spirit of Christmas wheedles its way back into everyone's hearts and Ellen is at the centre of the activity. By Christmas day there are fairy lights strung up round the beach hut and a turkey roasting on the barbecue! So when Ellen's family track her down, just how will they convince her she means the world to them - every day of the year?
Subjects: Christmas stories.; General.; General.;
© 2018., Orion Books,
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The lost sister / by Buchanan, Tracy.;
Summer, 1991: A trip to the beach leads to disaster for Becky's family. It is the day a boy nearly drowns, and the day Becky's mother decides to abandon her own husband and child for the mysterious man who saved him. Now: It's been ten years since they last spoke, but Becky's mother has just weeks to live. And she has something important to tell her. 'I had another child.' How far would you go to track down the sister you never knew existed? And how can you trust a woman who has lied to you your whole life?
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2018., Avon,
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Aftershocks / by Wilson, A. N.,1950-;
On The Island, just as on many other islands, marriages are unhappy, people fall in love and the seasons pass. The town of Aberdeen is no different, until the earthquakes. These seismic ripples tear down houses, forge bonds, and shake the foundations of humanity and religion. And in the midst of it all, Nellie and Ingrid fall in love.
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2018., Atlantic Books,
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