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The adversary
The adversary
Scott, Ronnie
Books
A story about sexuality, the ache of friendship and love, and sticky summers at the pool, this exhilarating debut novel captures the heartbeat of one transformative summer where alliances are made and broken. 'I was an agent of Dan, a captive of his, really. I went where he wanted me, and did as...
[3 copies, 2 reserves]
All my mother's lovers : a novel
All my mother's lovers : a novel
Masad, Ilana
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Intimacy has always eluded twenty-seven-year-old Maggie Krause - despite being brought up by married parents, models of domestic bliss - until, that is, Lucia came into her life. But when Maggie's mum, Iris, dies in a car crash, Maggie returns home only to discover a withdrawn dad, an angry broth...
Almost a mirror
Almost a mirror
Krauth, Kirsten
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Like fireflies to the light, Mona, Benny and Jimmy are drawn into the elegantly wasted orbit of the Crystal Ballroom and the post-punk scene of 80s Melbourne, a world that includes Nick Cave and Dodge, a photographer pushing his art to the edge. Kirsten Krauth evokes the power of music to infuse ...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
An American marriage
An American marriage
Jones, Tayari
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Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imag...
The application of pressure
The application of pressure
Mead, Rachael
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Tash and Joel are paramedics, and they love their work. But as the constant exposure to trauma begins to take its toll, both, in different ways, must fight to preserve their mental health and relationships. This breathtaking and deeply humane debut novel reveals not only the trauma of a life live...
At Briarwood School for Girls : a novel
At Briarwood School for Girls : a novel
Knight, Michael, 1969-
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It's 1994 and Lenore Littlefield is a junior at Briarwood School for Girls. She plays basketball. She hates her roommate. History is her favorite subject. She has told no one that she's pregnant. Everything, in other words, is under control. Meanwhile, Disney has announced plans to build a new th...
The beautiful mother
The beautiful mother
Scholes, Katherine
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In a remote part of Tanzania known as the Cradle of Humankind, Essie Lawrence lives with her husband in an archaeologist's camp. One morning a chance encounter with two strangers out in the field sees her making a rash promise - one she has no idea how she can keep. When she returns home, she has...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Behind every lie : a novel
Behind every lie : a novel
McDonald, Christina
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"Eva Hansen wakes in the hospital after being struck by lightning and discovers her mother, Kat, has been murdered. Eva was found unconscious down the street. She can't remember what happened but the police are highly suspicious of her. Determined to clear her name, Eva heads from Seattle to Lon...
The bench
The bench
Sarginson, Saskia
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It begins at the end. It begins on a bench, on a heath, where a woman waits for a man. Ten years ago, they made a pact: On this bench, on this day, they will end a love affair that's spanned three decades, or start again. They should never have met. They should never have fallen in love. But they...
Benevolence
Benevolence
Janson, Julie
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"Benevolence" is told from the perspective of Darug woman, Muraging (Mary James), born around 1813. Mary's was one of the earliest Darug generations to experience the impact of British colonisation. At an early age Muraging is given over to the Parramatta Native School by her Darug father. From h...
Big summer : a novel
Big summer : a novel
Weiner, Jennifer
Books
Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favor to ask. Daphne hasn't spoken one word to Drue in all this time -- she doesn't even hate-follow her ex-best fri...
[4 copies, 1 reserve]
Bina : a novel in warnings
Bina : a novel in warnings
Schofield, Anakana, 1971-
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My name is Bina and I'm a very busy woman. That's Bye-na, not Beena. I don't know who Beena is but I expect she's having a happy life. I don't know who you are, or the state of your life. But if you've come all this way here to listen to me, your life will undoubtedly get worse. I'm here to warn ...
The black art of killing
The black art of killing
Hall, Matthew, 1967-
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Oxford University has never employed a man like Leo Black before. Now an adored lecturer destined for tenure among the gleaming spires, Leo Black served the SAS for twenty years with distinction. When the friend he fought alongside is killed in Paris trying to prevent the abduction of a young Bri...
Blood business
Blood business
Nadel, BarbaraInspector İkmen mystery ; 22
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Brothers Ugur and Lokman Bulut, locked in an inheritance battle, need a sample of their mother's DNA to contest her will. But when the body is exhumed, her corpse is missing, replaced by another body with its heart removed. Inspector Mehmet Suleyman realises that the heart has been illegally harv...
Bobby March will live forever
Bobby March will live forever
Parks, AlanHarry McCoy ; 3
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The papers want blood. The force wants results. The law must be served, whatever the cost. August 1973. The Glasgow drugs trade is booming and Bobby March, the city's own rock-star hero, has just OD'ed in a central hotel. Alice Winters is twelve years old, lonely. And missing. Meanwhile the niece...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
The book of Koli
The book of Koli
Carey, M. R., 1959-Rampart trilogy ; 1
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The Book of Koli is the unforgettable story of a young boy struggling to find his place in a world where nature itself has turned against humanity: Everything that lives hates us... Beyond the walls of the small village of Mythen Rood lies an unrecognizable landscape. A place where overgrown fore...
The book of longings
The book of longings
Kidd, Sue Monk
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Ana is a rebellious young woman, a gifted writer with a curious, brilliant mind, who writes secret narratives about the neglected and silenced women around her. Raised in a wealthy family in Galilee, she is sheltered from the brutality of Rome's occupation of Israel. Ana is expected to marry an e...
Book of lost friends
Book of lost friends
Wingate, Lisa
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Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest. They head for Texas along dangerous roads rife with ruthless vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For heiresses Lavinia and Juneau J...
[3 copies, 1 reserve]
Bottlebrush Creek
Bottlebrush Creek
Linnell, Maya
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Between managing a bustling beauty salon, hectic volunteer commitments and the lion's share of parenting two-year-old Claudia, Angie McIntyre barely has time to turn around. And with each passing month, she feels her relationship with fly-in, fly-out boyfriend Rob Jones slipping through her finge...
Box Hill : a story of low self-esteem
Box Hill : a story of low self-esteem
Mars-Jones, Adam, 1954-
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"On the Sunday of his eighteenth birthday, in 1975, Colin takes a walk on Box Hill, a biker hang-out. There he accidentally trips over Ray, a biker taking a nap under a tree. Ray immediately takes control of the situation, and Colin moves in with him that night. A sizzling, sometimes shocking and...
Blood business
Nadel, BarbaraInspector İkmen mystery ; 22
The book of Koli
Carey, M. R., 1959-Rampart trilogy ; 1
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