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Good Earth, The
The classic story of Wang Lung and his wife O-Lan. This remarkable novel depicts the suffering and hardship of poverty...
419
When Henry Curtis' involvement with an Internet scam leads to his death, his daughter Laura is bent on revenge. Her...
Martian, The
Astronaut Mark Watney has cause to be very grateful for his green thumbs. Stranded on Mars with limited resources and...
Chappy
Daniel, a young man needing to find his place in the world, travels to New Zealand to reconnect with his whanau. He...
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...
God Help The Child
Discrimination comes in all shapes and sizes and in Bride's case the fact that she is ebony black puts her at 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...
Song Collector, The
It takes the obnoxious antics of composer Harry Fox-Talbot's young grandson Robin to set Fox on the road to recovery. ...
Girl with the...
A Swedish novel featuring crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist investigating a decades old disappearance of a child. ...
Malice
Author Kunishiko Hidaka never gets to finish his popular serialised novel, instead, seemingly mid-sentence, he is...
Caleb's Crossing
Bethia and Caleb's friendship bridges a cultural divide: Bethia is the daughter of a Puritan minister and Caleb is the...
Reach
An artist, a vet and a deep sea diver. In this unlikeliest of vocational juxtapositions, Quinn is totally focused on...
Thousand Hills to...
Many of the world's humanitarian efforts have been focused on Africa. How can those in emerging economies not just...
Astronaut's Guide...
The maxim 'prepare for the worst and enjoy every moment of it' has served Canadian Chris Hadfield well in his chosen...
No Great Mischief
In 1779, driven out of his home, Calum MacDonald sets sail from the Scottish Highlands with his extensive family. ...
Just Mercy
Although he grew up in a poor black community in the American South, Bryan Stevenson is a Harvard graduate, a law...
City of Tranquil...
Kuang P'ing Ch'ing, City of Tranquil Light, becomes the adopted home of Mennonite missionaries Will and Katherine Kieh....
After the Crash
Is she Lyse-Rose granddaughter of the wealthy de Carvilles or Emilie, granddaughter of the humbler Vitral family? The...
Cove, The
Eking out a living on their patch of land, siblings Laurel and Hank Skelton keep to themselves until the arrival of...
Madness Made Me
From psychiatric wards through to the hallowed halls of the United Nations, Mary O'Hagan has had the full gamut of...
Illuminations
Mystic, visionary, musician, healer and saint ... Hildegard von Bingen was an unconventional woman of her time. ...
Narrow Road To The...
Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is a flawed man, struggling with the guilt of his love affair with his uncle's young...
Open: An...
It is shocking to discover that tennis great Andre Agassi hated tennis. With a refreshing degree of candour, this...
Unnecessary Woman,...
As the New Year rolls around, Aaliya opens the first page of a new book ready to begin her annual project. Living...
Thirteenth Tale, The
Margaret Lea, an antiquarian bookseller and sometime biographer of obscure writers, receives a letter from Vida Winter,...
History of...
As Father Odran Yates reflects on his life as a priest he encounters uncertainties and ripples of unease. Has he been...
St Agnes' Stand
An injured outlaw - heading for freedom in California - stumbles across the trapped survivors of an apache ambush:...
We Are All...
When Rosemary was just five, back in Bloomingdale, Indiana, the Cooke family began to implode. Now, almost two decades...
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...
Wolf Border, The
When zoologist Rachel Caine takes on the job of reintroducing grey wolves into the Earl of Annerdale's estate in...
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...
Amsterdam
With its prominent red light district and freely available recreational drugs, Amsterdam's reputation as a hotspot of...
Other Side of the...
Set against the backdrop of northern Ontario's haunting landscapes, The Other Side of the Bridge opens with an...
Nelly Dean
In this story of the great house Wuthering Heights, of Thrushcross Grange and the Earnslaw and Linton families, Mr...
Homestead
A collection of twelve linked stories, each told by a different woman from the isolated Austrian village of Rosenau. ...
Station Eleven
Who would have thought it would all fall apart so quickly? One minute, it's life as per usual then literally overnight...
Little Princes
A short stint in a Nepali orphanage develops into something far more for American Conor Grennan. The children turn out...
Underground Girls...
When the birth of a boy is a cause for celebration and the birth of a girl the absolute opposite, families in...
Blackwater...
Ireland in the early 1990s. Helen's adored, younger brother is dying and the family find themselves gathered in the...
Axeman's Jazz, The
In the sultry Big Easy, with the music soaring, and the body count rising, Detective Lieutenant Michael Talbot is...
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