|Author:||R. J. Palacio|
UK Literacy Association Book Award: Ages 3-11 2012.
Winner 2012 CYBILS Award Middle Grade Fiction
The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 shortlist
The critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling story of August Pullman - a boy who's desperate to blend in in, but is destined to stand out.
'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'
Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinar... read more
Frustrated by country life and eager for adventure and excitement, seventeen-year-old Tom Button moves to the city to study. Once there, and living in a rundown apartment block called Cairo, he is befriended by the eccentric musician Max Cheever, his beautiful wife Sally, and their close-knit circle of painters and poets. As ... read more
|Author:||A. M. Homes|
Winner Women's Fiction Prize 2013
Harry is a Richard Nixon scholar who leads a quiet, regular life; his brother George is a high-flying TV producer, with a murderous temper.They have been uneasy rivals since childhood.Then one day George loses control so extravagantly that he precipitates Harry into an entirely new life. In May We Be Forgiven, Homes gives us... read more
Jess Walter's "Beautiful Ruins" is a gorgeous, glamorous novel set in 1960s Italy and a modern Hollywood studio. The story begins in 1962. Somewhere on a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and views an apparit... read more
This short, unconventional book is probably the most moving that Julian Barnes has ever written.
'You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is changed...'
Julian Barnes' new book is about ballooning, photography, love and grief; about putting two things, and two people, tog... read more
Calling all One Direction fans! This is the only official book from 1D, charting their journey over the last year and a half - from the places they've visited and fans they've met, to their thoughts and feelings, hopes and dreams, highs and lows. It has been a phenomenal year - and this is a phenomenal story. This Christmas, ... read more
Nathaniel Piven is a rising star in Brooklyn's literary scene. After several lean, striving years and an early life as a class-A nerd, he now (to his surprise) has a lucrative book deal, his pick of plum magazine assignments, and the attentions of many desirable women: Juliet, the hotshot business journalist; Elisa, Nate's go... read more
A tale of an unexpected friendship, an unlikely hero and an improbable journey, Alex's story treads the fine line between light and dark, laughter and tears. And it might just strike you as one of the funniest, most heartbreaking novels you've ever read.
Alex Woods knows that he hasn't had the most conventional start ... read more
A teen at boarding school grapples with life, love, and rugby in a heartbreakingly funny novel.
Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. He s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he s madly in love with h... read more
A novel of the cruelty of war, and tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love. What would you do if you saw the love of your life, whom you thought dead for a quarter of a century, walking towards you? Richard Flanagan's story of Dorrigo Evans, an Australian doctor haunted by a love affair with his uncle's wife journe... read more
Shortlisted 2013 Man Booker Prize
Jim Crace's biggest novel since Being Dead draws once more on his genius with landscape and myth, to create a lost and bewitching English world. As late summer steals in and the final pearls of barley are gleaned, a village comes under threat. A trio of outsiders - two men and a dangerously magnetic woman - arrives on th... read more
"Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself."--"The New York Times Book Review" "A victory . . . "The Interestings "secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. But the very human moments in her work hit you harder than t... read more
In this haunting novel, journalist and novelist Lawrence Osborne explores the reverberations of a random accident on the lives of Moroccan Muslims and Western visitors who converge on a luxurious desert villa for a decadent weekend-long party. David and Jo Henniger, a doctor and a children's book author, in search of an esca... read more