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1
The Passage The Passage
Justin Cronin
A chilling end of the world as we know it saga, this first volume of a trilogy has all the impact of Stephen King’s THE STAND in breadth of vision and length. Following a failed military experiment, America falls to …
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2
The Sky is Everywhere The Sky is Everywhere
Jandy Nelson

June 2010 Debut of the Month.

This is a debut novel that once read will never be forgotten.  It’s
a vibrant, deeply romantic novel that will bring tears to your eyes but
it will also bring laughter through the tears!  It’s also funny, sexy
and …
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3
The Legacy The Legacy
Katherine Webb

July 2010 Editor’s Choice.

A superb family drama, full of secrets and betrayals, love and resentment. Two sisters return to the house of their grandmother, following her death, and while sorting out the family affairs the uncover secrets long held buried. …
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4
The Lacuna The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver

Winner of the prestigious 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction.

The Poisonwood Bible was a very special book, this one, her first in ten years, is a very worthy book.  You need stamina and time to tackle it and you do need …
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5
Return to the Olive Farm Return to the Olive Farm
Carol Drinkwater

July 2010 Editor’s Choice.

Continuing the story of Carol Drinkwater’s beloved Olive Farm. After returning from 18 months travelling around the Mediterranean Carol discovers that her dream of running an organic farm is threatened by nature and by the demands of …
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6
Hush, Hush Hush, Hush
Becca Fitzpatrick

June 2010 Book of the Month.

A gripping romance tinged with a strange and dark side as forces from long, long ago. Nora never meant to get into a deep romance and she certainly never means to fall for Patch. But …
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7
What I Saw and How I Lied What I Saw and How I Lied
Judy Blundell

June 2010 Book of the Month.

Winner of the prestigious American National Book Award

Utterly
gripping and beautifully told, this is a stunning rite of passage
novel, set just after WW2, full of powerful and conflicting emotions,
which captures the dramatic shift from child …
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8
I Kill I Kill
Giorgio Faletti

June 2010 Debut of the Month.

This gem of a thriller was originally published in Italian in 2002 where it sold over 3 million copies (stand aside Dan Brown) and with its complex, pacey and at times rather story you can …
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9
The Beach Hut The Beach Hut
Veronica Henry
This is a lovely canvas on which to tell a series of family stories over some fifty years as we follow the interactions between beach house owners and the Devon locals.  It’s like a series of short stories but the …
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Hannah's List Hannah’s List
Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber’s books have such a lovely feel-good factor to them, they may be predictable but reading one is like slipping on an old pair of slippers and snuggling down in your favourite chair – just warm and comfortable and …
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