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  • The Impostor

    By Javier Cercas
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    Javier Cercas
    Who is Enric Marco? An old man from Barcelona who claims to be a Nazi concentration camp survivor and rises to be president of Spain's leading Holocaust survivor movement, the Friends of Mauthausen. By the time he is unmasked in Austria in 2005 on the eve of the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the camp, he has become a civic hero, speaking at hundreds of conferences, granting dozens of interviews, receiving state honours, publishing a successful memoir and even moving Spanish congressmen to tears at a memorial homage to Republicans deported by the Third Reich. The case shocked the world, and Enric Marco was labelled a great imposter to which he responded: "I am an impostor, but not a fraud."A decade later, Javier Cercas addresses the enigma of the man, his truths and lies, and, through an investigation that unravels Spain's history in the twentieth century, delves with passion and unflinching honesty into that deepest part of human nature - our infinite capacity for self-deception, our need for conformity, our lies, our insatiable thirst for affection and our opposing needs for fiction and reality.The Impostor is an extraordinary novel that not only tells Marco's self-deluding story, but also challenges the reader to consider how truthful any of us is in the way we present ourselves in daily life. Are we not all, asks Cercas, the novelists of our own lives?Translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne
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    I Am Behind You

    By John Ajvide Lindqvist
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    John Ajvide Lindqvist
    A supernatural superthriller from the author of Let the Right One InMolly wakes her mother to go to the toilet. The campsite is strangely blank. The toilet block has gone. Everything else has gone too. This is a place with no sun. No god.Just four families remain. Each has done something to bring them here - each denies they deserve it. Until they see what's coming over the horizon, moving irrevocably towards them. Their worst mistake. Their darkest fear.And for just one of them, their homecoming.This gripping conceptual horror takes you deep into one of the most macabre and unique imaginations writing in the genre. On family, on children, Lindqvist writes in a way that tears the heart and twists the soul. I Am Behind You turns the world upside down and, disturbing, terrifying and shattering by turns, it will suck you in.
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    I'll Eat When I'm Dead

    By Barbara Bourland
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    Barbara Bourland
    'Biting, funny and brilliantly subversive; like The Devil Wears Prada meets American Psycho' Louise O'Neill'Had me hooked with its biting satire of the fashion world's dark underbelly. And what a heroine!' Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett'Funny, fierce, feminist' Red RAGE Fashion Book is the world's most dynamic, ambitious magazine. Its editors ­- like Cat Ono - have the power to change minds and the market. They're savvy, sisterly and polished to perfection. Even the one found dead in her office. Everyone thinks Hillary starved to death - but Cat knows her friend's dieting wasn't a capital P problem. If beauty kills, it'd take more than that. Hot-headed and fiercely feminist, Cat's sure she can match the investigating skills of Detective Mark Hutton, solve the case, and achieve sartorial fulfillment.But going undercover, Cat's in over her head, and soon becomes snared in a very stylish web of drugs, sex, lies and moisturizer that will change her look - and outlook - forever.Cat's about to find out what it really means to be a fashion victim.
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    In the Café of Lost Youth

    By Patrick Modiano
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    Patrick Modiano
    Four narrators, a student from a café, a private detective hired by an aggrieved husband, the heroine herself and one of her lovers, construct a portrait of Jacqueline Delanque, otherwise known as Louki. The daughter of a single mother who works in the Moulin Rouge, Louki grows up in poverty in Montmartre. Her one attempt to escape her background fails when she is rejected from the Lycée Jules-Ferry. She meanders on through life, into a cocaine habit, and begins frequenting the Café Condé, whose regulars call her "Louki". She drifts into marriage with a real estate agency director, but finds no satisfaction with him or his friends and so makes the simple decision not to return to him one evening. She turns instead to a young man almost as aimless and adrift as she, but who perhaps loves her all the same.Ever-present through this story is the city of Paris, almost another character in her own right. This is the Paris of 'no-man's-lands', of lonely journeys on the last metro, or nocturnal walks along empty boulevards; of cafés where the lost youth wander in, searching for meaning, and the older generation sift through their memories of their own long-gone adolescence.Translated from the French by Euan Cameron
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    The Invisible Ones

    By Roy Jacobsen
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    Roy Jacobsen
    Barrøy Island off the North-western coast of Norway - a holdfast for a single family, their livestock, their crops, their hopes and dreams. And their fears. There is a taint passed down the Barrøy line, and Hans and Maria Barrøy fear their daughter Ingrid may be affected. The early years of the twentieth century prove that Norway cannot stand apart from the wider world - no more than Barrøy island can remain at a remove from the rest of Norway. Hans Barrøy decides to build a quay so that his family can be properly connected to the mainland and with neighbouring islands. In time, Ingrid is sent to serve with one of the rich families on the coast, caring for their two children. But when tragedy strikes - twice in quick succession - she finds herself responsible not only for two newly orphaned children, but for Barrøy Island itself. If they are to survive, she and the other young must learn how to tame this remote earthly paradise for themselves.
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    I Followed the Rules

    By Joanna Bolouri
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    Joanna Bolouri
    'After a couple of pages I was already crying with laughter!' Amazon reviewer. The bestselling romantic comedy, perfect for fans of Don't Stop Me Now and The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart.True love by the book! Have you heard of The Rules of Engagement? It's a book that promises to teach you to find the man of your dreams in ten easy steps. Unsurprisingly, I don't own a copy. What is it, 1892? But I'm a journalist, and I've promised to follow it to the letter and write about the results. Never mind that my friends think I'm insane, I'm stalking men all over town and can't keep my mouth shut at the best of times. My name is Cat Buchanan. I've been single for six years, but that's about to change. After all, I'm on a deadline. I Followed the Rules and this is what happened . . .From the bestselling author of The List comes a hilarious romantic comedy about finding true love by the book.
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    It Can't Go On

    By Joseph Connolly
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    Joseph Connolly
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    The Investigation

    By Philippe Claudel
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    Philippe Claudel
    The Investigator is despatched to a provincial town to find out the truth behind a disturbing spate of suicides amongst employees of The Firm. But from the moment he steps off the train, he finds himself in a world that is alien, unrecognisable, and diabolically complex. From the hostile weather and the fickle hospitality at Hotel Hope to the town's bewildering inhabitants, everything seems to be against him to the point where he wonders whether he is trapped in a recurring nightmare, or has passed into the realm of death itself. Cold, hungry and humiliated, and always one step behind, he nevertheless remains determined to find the only man he can hold to account - The Firm's legendary but elusive founder. The Investigation is an enthralling fable in which our own world is turned on its head, and where the only answers are more questions. Philippe Claudel - author of Brodeck's Report and Monsieur Linh and His Child - is one of Europe's most daring and versatile novelists.
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    In the Gold of Time

    By Claudie Gallay
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    Claudie Gallay
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    In the Dutch Mountains

    By Cees Nooteboom
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    Cees Nooteboom
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    If You're Reading This, I'm Already Dead

    By Andrew Nicoll
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    Andrew Nicoll
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    The Ingredients of Love

    By Nicolas Barreau
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    Nicolas Barreau
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    Inside

    By Alix Ohlin
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    Alix Ohlin
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    Insatiable Desire

    By CC Gibbs
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    CC Gibbs
    World-class chef Jake Chambers is equally talented at cooking up a storm in the kitchen and in the bedroom. Jake is tired of California with all its plastic blondes and false glamour. Determined to clear his head and start over, Jake moves to Minnesota to open a local joint, sourcing local produce and fine wines. It's there that vintner Liv Bell first lays eyes on him and decides she must have him. And Jake isn't resisting . . . who wouldn't want to taste the product of that vineyard's juicy bounty?
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    Illicit Embrace

    By CC Gibbs
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    CC Gibbs
    When Chloe Chisolm first lays eyes on the charming Rocco Vinelli it's like all her dreams have come true. He's rich, handsome, polite and . . . engaged. But it seems Rocco feels something for Chloe too, and a steamy session in a shared lift has Chloe questioning her lovers' intuition. She's sure Rocco is right for her and wrong for his fiancée, and while she won't be an accessory to cheating, she won't be able to resist him for much longer. When Rocco makes a surprising admission, passions come to a head and Chloe must choose between prudence and desire.
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  • The Immortals of Meluha

    By Amish Tripathi
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    Amish Tripathi
    Today, Shiva is a god. But 4,000 years ago, he was just a man. This is his journey . . .1900 BC: the once-proud Suryavanshi rulers of the Meluha Empire are in dire peril. The empire's primary river, the Saraswathi, is slowly drying up. There are devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis - and to make matters worse, the Chandravanshis appear to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracised race of deformed humans with astonishing martial skills. The only hope for the Suryavanshis is an ancient prophecy: when evil reaches epic proportions and all seems lost, a hero will emerge . . .
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    Intensity Laid Bare

    By CC Gibbs
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    CC Gibbs
    Zelda MacKenzie is a flame-haired Scottish beauty with a bad reputation. The villagers suspect she may be a witch, a rumour encouraged by her paralysing effect on the local menfolk. But Alec Munro, Earl of Dalgliesh, isn't frightened by the gossip. If anything, he's spurned on by it, and the fact that Zelda shows not an ounce of physical interest in him maddens him even more.Zelda could be Alec's greatest conquest yet, if only he could make her stay with him. Will the Earl succeed in tempting the beautiful witch girl into his bed or is Zelda simply too wild to tame?
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    Indecent Attraction

    By CC Gibbs
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    CC Gibbs
    Bobby Sere is the world's most successful bounty hunter - tracking down stolen paintings through a list of connections a mile long... Cassie Hill is a curator at the Minneapolis Museum of Art, who after a hard breakup has sworn off men forever more... When Bobby is called in to help investigate the case of a missing painting, Cassie can't help but desire the man. Bobby, at least, knows his priorities - step 1 is to track down the painting, and step 2 is to seduce Cassie. But with the latter temptation on the cards, who cares about a little old painting?
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    In a New York Minute

    By Eleanor Moran
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    Eleanor Moran
    An exclusive Christmas short story from the author or The Last Time I Saw You. Amy is on a film set in New York, trying very hard to wrap the advertisement she's filming in time to catch the last flight home for Christmas. But the actors are squabbling, the star of the piece, a cat, won't play ball and, truthfully, Amy's heart isn't in it anyway - she'd escaped to the Big Apple to try to forget her broken heart. But as snow begins to fall on Christmas Eve, someone on set with Amy makes her realise fairytales really do happen in New York...
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    The Invisible Ones

    By Stef Penney
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    Stef Penney
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