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Christmas 2022: Fiction

Selected by the Bookshop


From the publisher:
Translated by Richard and Clara WinstonDescribed as 'a masterpiece' by Stefan Zweig, this extraordinary novel of love, war, ghosts and memory features an introduction by Patti SmithBaron Bagge, a cavalry officer in the Carpathian…

From the publisher:
'Sensual, spiky, tender and utterly original' Pandora Sykes'A fierce and fascinating debut' Lily KingI was told of an older woman who was asked by her granddaughter, 'Granny, when was the happiest time of your life?''I don't know,' she…

From the publisher:
WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2022 Now with added author content - a Map of Colombo as viewed from the afterlife + Dramatis Personae A magical realism whodunnit set amid Sri Lanka's civil warColombo, 1990. Maali Almeida, war photographer,…

From the publisher:
A masterpiece in storytelling from the global bestselling author of Unsheltered and Flight Behaviour.LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZETHE MULTI-MILLION COPY SELLING AUTHORBOOK AT BEDTIME ON BBC RADIO 4AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB…

From the publisher:
FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR'A belter of a thriller' The Times'A master storyteller' Observer'An important book for our particular historical moment' Guardian'From what is it they flee?'He took a while…

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Translated from the Hindi by Daisy RockwellAn eighty-year-old woman slips into a deep depression at the death of her husband, then resurfaces to gain a new lease on life. Her determination to fly in the face of convention – including…

From the publisher:
The mesmerising new novel from Ian McEwan, the bestselling author of Atonement. The world is forever changing. But for so many of us, old wounds run deep. Lessons is an intimate yet universal story of love, regret and a…

From the publisher:
THE BOOK EVERYONE LOVES:'I loved this book' JOJO MOYES'One of the best books I've ever read' JOHN GREEN'The book that everyone should read' PANDORA SYKES, Stylist Live'One of the few I really like a lot this…

From the publisher:
Edinburgh, 2014. Two writer friends, Damaris and Oliver Pablo, escape London, the city that killed his brother. They spend their days trying to get to the library, bickering over their tanking bitcoin, failing to write or resist the…

From the publisher:
The first short story collection in ten years from the Man Booker Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo'The only way to experience Saunders's oblique, farcical, tragic world is to dive right in.…

From the publisher:
Translated by Megan McDowellHis father could find what was lost. His father knew when someone was going to die. His father had talked to him about the dead who rode in on the wind. The dead travel fast.Gaspar is six years old when the…

From the publisher:
'[McCarthy] writes prose as clean as a bullet cutting through the air and constructs tales as compelling as any you will read' - TelegraphA SUNKEN JET. NINE PASSENGERS. A MISSING BODY.The Passenger is the story of a salvage diver, haunted…

From the publisher:
From the bestselling, award-winning author of Middle England comes a profoundly moving, brutally funny and brilliantly true portrait of Britain told through four generations of one familyIn Bournville, a placid suburb of…

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