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 Novel

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Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2018 "Everything about this novel rings true. . . . Original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique."--The Guardian
In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night cla... read more

The reason this book has a sunset on the cover - a cover that postponed my considering reading it until I was challenged to pick a winner from this year’s Booker short list* (intolerant as I am of pictorial schmaltz) - becomes apparent in the third chapter, when the narrator’s French language ev... read more

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: 9780571338740
: Faber & Faber, Limited
: Faber & Faber, Limited
: ---length:- '23.4'width:- '15.3'units:- Centimeters
: New Zealand
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: Anna Burns
: Paperback
: English
: 823.92
: 368
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Milkman
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 Novel


“I kept going, and I couldn’t go back. I had to make it work, because... because that was all I could do. I didn’t know that there were special rules, a special game, about whose art gets seen and whose art is remembered.” 

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Ruth Bishops is an independent woman in her mid-30s attempting to shape a place for herself in the art world of London in the 1950s. Always interested in drawing, and encouraged by her aunt, she has attended the Slade Art School thanks to a small inheritance. Her time ther... read more

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: 9780473442095
: Lawrence & Gibson
: Lawrence & Gibson
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: Thomasin Sleigh
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Women in the Field, One and Two
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 Novel

**LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018**An elegiac, dreamlike novel set in post-WW2 London about memory, family secrets and lies, from the internationally acclaimed author of The English Patient'The past never remains in the past...?London, 1945. The capital is still reeling from the war.14... read more

You come away from Michael Ondaatje’s novel Warlight altered. Closing the cover on the final pages feels somewhat like a betrayal or a bereavement. You do not want to leave, still curious to understand, wanting more. Warlight opens in 1945 with a London family. Rachel and Nathaniel, affectionat... read more

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: 9781787330726
: penguin random house
: Jonathan Cape
: 216mm X 135mm
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: Michael Ondaatje
: Paperback
: 2018
: English
: 813/.54
: 304
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Warlight
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 Novel

Awards:2018 Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year Winner of the 2018 Costa Novel Award  

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 MAN BOOKER PRIZE   A wondrous and wise coming-of-age love story from the celebrated author of Conversations with Friends   At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He's popular and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, whil... read more

Connell and Marianne go to school together in Carricklea. Connell’s mother Lorraine cleans house for Marianne’s family. Connell and Marianne affect stranger-hood and spend their school hours ignoring each other while after hours they explore each other’s minds and bodies. While Connell, ac... read more

General Fields
: 9780571347292
: Faber & Faber, Limited
: Faber & Faber, Limited
: ---length:- '21.6'width:- '13.5'units:- Centimeters
: New Zealand
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: Sally Rooney
: Paperback
: English
: 823/.92
: 288
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Normal People
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 Novel

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018'Autumn makes me think of leaves, which makes me think of trees, which makes me think of The Overstory,the best novel ever written about trees, and really, just one of the best novels, period.? - Ann Patchett'It's a masterpiece.' - Tim Winton'It?s n... read more

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: 9781785151644
: penguin random house
: William Heinemann
: 234mm X 153mm
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: Richard Powers
: Paperback
: 418
: English
: 813/.54
: 436
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The Overstory
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 Novel

SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE
A woman on a plane listens to the stranger in the seat next to hers telling her the story of his life: his work, his marriage, and the harrowing night he has just spent burying the family dog. That woman is Faye, who is now on her way to Europe to promote... read more

The man next to me on the plane was so tall he couldn’t fit in his seat. His elbows jutted out over the armrests and his knees were jammed against the seat in front, so that the person in it glanced around in irritation every time he moved. The man twisted, trying to get himself into a comfortable... read more

General Fields
: 9780571346646
: Faber & Faber, Limited
: Faber & Faber, Limited
: ---length:- '21.6'width:- '13.5'units:- Centimeters
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: Rachel Cusk
: Hardback
: 618
: 823/.914
: 240
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Kudos
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 Poetry

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2018 Winner of The Roehampton Poetry Prize 2018 'A beautiful, vigorous and achingly melancholy hymn to the common man that is as unexpected as it is daring' John Banville, Guardian A noir narrative written ... read more

A beautifully crafted novel, The Long Take is an epic narrative poem by renowned Scottish poet Robin Robertson. Kicking off in New York, 1946, it follows the life of Walker, a recently returned soldier. A survivor of D-Day, Walker is displaced by trauma, unable to return to his family... read more

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: 9781509846887
: Pan Macmillan
: Picador
: 2.6 Centimeters X 15.3 Centimeters X 19.7 Centimeters
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: Robin Robertson
: Hardback
: 1
: English
: 821/.914
: 256
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The Long Take
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Reading Level:very good

The Ice Shelf - an eco-comedy. On the eve of flying to Antarctica to take up an arts fellowship, thirty-something Janice, recently separated, has a long night of remembrance, regret and realisation as she goes about the city looking for a friend to take care of her fridge while she's away.... read more

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: 9781776562015
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
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: Anne Kennedy
: Paperback
: 823.2
: 320
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The Ice Shelf
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 Novel

NAMED A RECOMMENDED BOOK OF 2018 BY
The New York Times - The Chicago Reader - Nylon - The Boston Globe - The Huffington Post - The Rumpus - The AV Club - Southern Living - The Millions - Buzzfeed - Esquire
A powerful and moving new novel from an award-winning, acclaimed author: in t... read more

Census is a beautiful portrait of parental love. Jesse Ball’s novel is dedicated to his brother, who died at 24. As a child, the author believed he would be his sibling’s carer. In the forward, Ball talks about the difficulty of writing a book from the perspective of a Down Syndrome adult: how to... read more

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: 9781925603446
: Text Publishing Company
: Text Publishing Company
: 2.2 Centimeters X 15.4 Centimeters X 23.4 Centimeters
: Australia
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: Jesse Ball
: Paperback
: 418
: English
: 813/.6
: 272
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Census
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Kavanagh begins his life patrolling the Wall. If he's lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he only has two years of this, 729 more nights. The best thing that can happen is that he survives and gets off the Wall and never has to spend another day of his life anywhere near it. He longs for this to be o... read more

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: 9780571298723
: Faber & Faber, Limited
: Faber & Faber, Limited
: 2 Centimeters X 15.3 Centimeters X 23.4 Centimeters
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: John Lanchester
: Paperback
: 823.92
: 320
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Wall, The
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Category:

 Novel

Reading Level:1 Fiction

Reviewed by Pascale, one of our longstanding casual staff members and a creative writing major.
Murakami’s new novel Killing Commendatore is the Kyoto-born author at his whimsical best. Compelling and enigmatic, it follows a Japanese portrait painter and the un... read more

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: 9781787300194
: penguin random house
: Harvill Secker
: ---length:- '24'width:- '15.6'units:- Centimeters
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: Haruki Murakami
: Hardback
: English
: 895.63/5
: 704
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Killing Commendatore
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A shocking, hilarious and strangely tender novel about a young woman?s experiment in narcotic hibernation, aided and abetted by one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature. Our narrator has many of the advantages of life, on the surface. Young, thin, pretty,... read more

General Fields
: 9781787330412
: penguin random house
: Jonathan Cape
: 222mm X 138mm
: United Kingdom
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: Ottessa Moshfegh
: Paperback
: English
: 813/.6
: 304
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My Year of Rest and Relaxation
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