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Mornings in Jenin
Palestine 1948. The Abulheja family are forcibly removed from their ancestral home in Ein Hod and sent to live in a...
Blue Between Sky...
In 1947, life for the Palestinian Baraka family is irrevocably changed when they are forcibly removed from their...
Good Earth, The
The classic story of Wang Lung and his wife O-Lan. This remarkable novel depicts the suffering and hardship of poverty...
Other Side of the...
Charlotte and Henry are set to discover if the grass really is greener on the other side of the world. Moving 'down...
Martian, The
Astronaut Mark Watney has cause to be very grateful for his green thumbs. Stranded on Mars with limited resources and...
My Name is Lucy...
Sequestered in a New York hospital bed, Lucy Barton's protracted stay is relieved by the unexpected arrival of her...
Sarah's Key
Paris, July 1942. Sarah, a 10 year old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door to door...
Outsider, The
Pilot, adventurer, journalist and spy, author Frederick Forsyth's real-life experiences are the stuff of fiction. ...
House of the...
Having lived in the house attached to the mosque for eight centuries, Aqa Jaan and his kin epitomise a devout Muslim...
Invention of...
If Alexander von Humboldt was alive today, he would be justified in saying, 'I told you so'. Among the many and varied...
Girl with the...
A Swedish novel featuring crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist investigating a decades old disappearance of a child. ...
Under the Visible...
Although from completely different backgrounds, gifted musicians and friends Katherine Goodnow and Mahsa Weaver have...
Caleb's Crossing
Bethia and Caleb's friendship bridges a cultural divide: Bethia is the daughter of a Puritan minister and Caleb is the...
Different Kind of...
In this book, which could just as accurately be titled 'A Different Kind of Family', maverick parents guarantee that...
Thousand Hills to...
Many of the world's humanitarian efforts have been focused on Africa. How can those in emerging economies not just...
Everyone Brave is...
When war is declared, Mary North is sure she will be snapped up for something far more exciting than the role that she...
No Great Mischief
In 1779, driven out of his home, Calum MacDonald sets sail from the Scottish Highlands with his extensive family. ...
Infinite Home
Edith's crumbling Brooklyn apartment building is home to an eclectic collection of tenants: Adeleine, Thomas, Paulie...
City of Tranquil...
Kuang P'ing Ch'ing, City of Tranquil Light, becomes the adopted home of Mennonite missionaries Will and Katherine Kieh....
Pretty Baby
Heidi Wood's well-meaning intervention, offering refuge to teenager Willow and her baby Ruby from the streets of...
Cove, The
Eking out a living on their patch of land, siblings Laurel and Hank Skelton keep to themselves until the arrival of...
Universe In Your...
Buckle up, you are about to embark on some mind-boggling journeys into our universe. From the surface of the moon and...
Illuminations
Mystic, visionary, musician, healer and saint ... Hildegard von Bingen was an unconventional woman of her time. ...
Gap of Time, The
In this re-imagining of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, King Leontes is transformed into Leo, a hedge fund...
Open: An...
It is shocking to discover that tennis great Andre Agassi hated tennis. With a refreshing degree of candour, this...
Black River
No longer able to find solace in his beloved music, Wes Carver is a man who silently endures. He's returning home to...
Thirteenth Tale, The
Margaret Lea, an antiquarian bookseller and sometime biographer of obscure writers, receives a letter from Vida Winter,...
Girl with Seven...
What were you doing when you were seventeen? North Korean defector Hyeonseo Lee was escaping over the border into...
St Agnes' Stand
An injured outlaw - heading for freedom in California - stumbles across the trapped survivors of an apache ambush:...
When Breath Becomes...
US neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi was forced to face his mortality earlier than most when he was diagnosed with inoperable...
Unlikely Pilgrimage...
When Harold Fry leaves the house to post a card to Queenie, a former colleague who is in a hospice, he has no intention...
Beneath the Surface
Killer whales, aka blackfish, aka orca. John Hargrove's childhood ambition to be a trainer of these largest members of...
Road Home, The
Lev is on his way to Britain to seek work, so that he can send money back to Eastern Europe to support his mother and...
Care and Handling...
As prickly as the roses she breeds, Galilee 'Gal' Garner lives a very disciplined existence. When she is not teaching...
Other Side of the...
Set against the backdrop of northern Ontario's haunting landscapes, The Other Side of the Bridge opens with an...
Carrying Albert Home
Albert is an alligator and the improbable wedding present to Elsie and Homer Hickam, residents of the West Virginian...
Homestead
A collection of twelve linked stories, each told by a different woman from the isolated Austrian village of Rosenau. ...
Perfect Wives in...
The dinner would be on the table when he walked in the door; his wife, immaculately presented would be waiting...
Little Princes
A short stint in a Nepali orphanage develops into something far more for American Conor Grennan. The children turn out...
Writers' Festival,...
The date is set, books have been written and read, programmes printed, invitations issued, tickets available and judges...
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We have an extensive catalogue of fiction and non-fiction titles available for loan. With 100s of titles to choose from - across a range of genres and including classics to the latest reads - there's something to appeal to all tastes! New titles are added to our collection throughout the year.

We have multiple copies of each title (book sets), so more than one group can read the same title at the same time. We currently have more than 40,000 books on our shelves.

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