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Poured Out Like Water by Ava Norwood

Published 27 February 2018

Adult


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More Than by Diane Barnes

Published 29 October 2019

Adult



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A Winter's Love by Madeleine L'Engle

Published 12 January 1984

Adult

A lonely woman is torn between the bonds of family and the potential of new love in this moving novel from the author of A Wrinkle in Time. Caught somewhere between love, hate, and indifference, Emily Bowen's marriage is hanging on by a thread. After being let go from his job, her husband pulled away from her, and the distance continues to grow during their family's sabbatical in Switzerland. With their relationship as cold as the wind baying outside, Emily finds unexpected warmth in a man...


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Kids Stories by Richard Allen Dacey

Published 16 June 2014

Adult


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Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy

Published 11 March 1999

Adult

Faith Jackson fixes herself up with a great job in TV and the perfect flatshare. But neither is that perfect - and nor are her relations with her overbearing, though always loving family. Furious and perplexed when her parents announce their intention to retire back home to Jamaica, Faith makes her own journey there, where she is immediately welcomed by her Aunt Coral, keeper of a rich cargo of family history. Through the weave of her aunt's storytelling a cast of characters unfolds stretchin...


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Morrison's descriptions of the fearful physical conditions are based directly on what he saw. He conjures up an extraordinarily vivid picture of a world which, even as he wrote, was about to vanish in one of the first of the slum clearance schemes.


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In The Ruts by Ronnie G Anderson

Published 22 July 2014

Adult


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Melissa by Taylor Caldwell

Published 31 December 1948

Adult



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1916: Bella is working as a Voluntary Aid driving ambulances in England when she gets engaged to Philip, on leave from fighting in France. His family strongly disapprove of her but the two of them are happy together. Georgie, Philip's sister, is in trouble having broken her engagement and fled from her bullying family. Who can she turn to for help when she needs it most? When the worst happens, Bella must manage on her own, though there are shocks and dangers she did not foresee ahead. Thankfull...



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Something Blue by Jean Christopher Spaugh

Published 10 October 2000

Adult

She begins to realize that things aren't quite right in her life: her cozy trailer now seems shabby and small; a redecorating project rekindles her dream of a career in architecture; and just who was her husband kissing in the parking lot? As the full constellation of family, friends, and neighbors gathers, relationships change, secrets are revealed, and Judy must make choices that will guide her future and that of her family. Depicting the ties, joys, and burdens of family life with sympathy an...


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Happy Days of the Grump by Tuomas Kyro

Published 21 September 2017

Adult

A funny, uplifting and life-affirming tale of grumpiness, perfect if you loved A Man Called Ove, Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry or The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 831/4 Years Old. Everyone knows a Grump . . . The Grump, at eighty years old, is more focused on death than life; building his own coffin and keen to write his will in ink - who can trust technology, after all? - he knows that everything was much better in the old days. But when the Grump finds himself in h...



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The Arsonists' City by Hala Alyan

Published 9 March 2021

Adult


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The Liar by Jennifer Wells

Published 6 October 2016

Adult


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Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler

Published 20 August 1991

Adult

'Compulsively readable, realistic, funny, touching' The TimesWhen eighteen-year-old Ian Bedloe pricks the bubble of his family's optimistic self-deception, his brother Danny drives into a wall, his sister-in-law falls apart, and his parents age before his eyes. Consumed by guilt Ian finds the hope of forgiveness at the Church of the Second Chance, and leaves college to cope with the three children he has inherited and his own embarrassing religion. Twenty years on, Ian's prospects of a second c...