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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...
Love As A Stranger
Once upon a time there was a dutiful wife (Sarah) who met a lonely widower (Hartley) while supporting her husband...
Good Earth, The
The classic story of Wang Lung and his wife O-Lan. This remarkable novel depicts the suffering and hardship of poverty...
Sapiens
Homo sapiens. Why not homo neanderthalensis or homo erectus? What set us apart from the handful of human species...
Martian, The
Astronaut Mark Watney has cause to be very grateful for his green thumbs. Stranded on Mars with limited resources and...
Writers' Festival,...
The date is set, books have been written and read, programmes printed, invitations issued, tickets available and judges...
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...
Gustav Sonata, The
Gustav and Anton, Anton and Gustav. Gustav is the only child of an embittered and distant mother, while Anton is the...
House of the...
Having lived in the house attached to the mosque for eight centuries, Aqa Jaan and his kin epitomise a devout Muslim...
Music for Wartime
War, music and reality TV, art and artists, secrets and romance. It's all here in this collection of 17 short stories....
Girl with the...
A Swedish novel featuring crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist investigating a decades old disappearance of a child. ...
Boy of China, A
Mao Tse-tung gave away a son during the Long March? Interest piqued, New Zealander Richard Loseby set out to determine...
Caleb's Crossing
Bethia and Caleb's friendship bridges a cultural divide: Bethia is the daughter of a Puritan minister and Caleb is the...
Secret Chord, The
From shepherd to soldier to king, David of the bible's Old Testament was also a poet and harpist, as well as an...
Thousand Hills to...
Many of the world's humanitarian efforts have been focused on Africa. How can those in emerging economies not just...
Nest, The
The trust fund that Leonard Plumb establishes to provide a modest nest-egg for his New York based adult children looms...
No Great Mischief
In 1779, driven out of his home, Calum MacDonald sets sail from the Scottish Highlands with his extensive family. ...
Golden Boys
The envy of the neighbourhood kids, newly arrived Colt and Bastian Jenson seem to have it all - a swimming pool, the...
City of Tranquil...
Kuang P'ing Ch'ing, City of Tranquil Light, becomes the adopted home of Mennonite missionaries Will and Katherine Kieh....
Gap of Time, The
In this re-imagining of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, King Leontes is transformed into Leo, a hedge fund...
Cove, The
Eking out a living on their patch of land, siblings Laurel and Hank Skelton keep to themselves until the arrival of...
Party Line, The
Gypsy Day 1972 heralds the arrival of sharemilker and widower Ian Baxter and his precocious 13-year-old daughter, to a...
Illuminations
Mystic, visionary, musician, healer and saint ... Hildegard von Bingen was an unconventional woman of her time. ...
Shtum
It is crunch time for the Jewell family. Emma and Ben have a battle ahead of them persuading their local authority...
Open: An...
It is shocking to discover that tennis great Andre Agassi hated tennis. With a refreshing degree of candour, this...
Angle of Repose
Historian Lyman Ward finds the perfect project for his early retirement: writing the biography of his grandparents...
Thirteenth Tale, The
Margaret Lea, an antiquarian bookseller and sometime biographer of obscure writers, receives a letter from Vida Winter,...
Silence of...
Young Bonadventure Arrow has been bestowed a most unusual gift: his hearing is otherworldly, allowing him to hear such...
St Agnes' Stand
An injured outlaw - heading for freedom in California - stumbles across the trapped survivors of an apache ambush:...
Different Kind of...
In this book, which could just as accurately be titled 'A Different Kind of Family', maverick parents guarantee that...
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...
Now Is The Time
The Peasant's Revolt of 1381 bears all the hallmarks of contemporary headlines: taxes, property rights, violence and...
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...
Guernica
Miren Ansotegui might have the pick of Guernica's young men, but new arrival Miguel Navarro is the one who catches her...
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. ...
Unravelling, The
It seems such an unlikely story: an ordinary British civilian advising the leadership of the US military in Iraq. Not...
Little Princes
A short stint in a Nepali orphanage develops into something far more for American Conor Grennan. The children turn out...
Trouble With Goats...
All is not as it seems on The Avenue. John Creasey's new wife Margaret has gone AWOL and neighbourhood sleuths...
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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.

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