All My Puny Sorrows

Miriam Toews

You won't forget Elf and Yoli, two smart and loving sisters. Elfrieda, a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, happily married: she wants to die. Yolandi, divorced, broke, sleeping with the ...

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There was disaster coming; that was blindingly obvious. Life had been almost ridiculously easy, and now things were going to get worse. Much, much worse. I couldn't believe that ...

<b>'Absolutely riveting ... Burke delivers a first-rate thriller, as a rookie detective investigates the dark side of internet dating while trying to survive the mean streets of New York</b>.' Lisa ...

After three years in the wilderness, hardboiled reporter Gerry Conway is back at his desk at the Glasgow Tribune. But three years is a long time on newspapers and things ...

Dwayne Smith

A young black attorney is thrown headlong into controversial issues of race and power in this page-turning and provocative debut thriller.

Martin Grey, a smart, talented, young lawyer working out ...

Eimear McBride's award-winning debut novel tells the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Not so ...

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Gentleman and Players (1984) was the second novel by the prodigiously gifted Frances Vernon (1963-1991), and served confirmation of what the TLS called her 'highly original talent.'

Three sisters make ...

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'Yes, it was a crusade. But just what was it the people out there  feared and hated so much? Not surely the candidate. He was a decent man.  Or was ...

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This brilliant sequence of short stories, first published in 1995, sees James Hamilton-Patterson serving up fables and fictions on creativity, tradition and loss, all of them linked by the love ...

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First published in 2001, Loving Monsters begins with a British writer, now living in Italy, being propositioned to write the biography of a strange near-neighbour, a man named Jebb whose ...

Nearing the end of his career, an impulsive Sir Edward Elgar decides to travel by ship to Brazil, where he encounters a woman from his past. Based on true events ...

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Privileged Children, first published in 1982, was the brilliant debut fiction by the prodigiously gifted Frances Vernon (1963-1991), which earned her the Author's Club Award for Best First Novel ...

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James Hamilton-Paterson describes Three Miles Down (first published in 1998) as 'the account of a treasure hunt in 1995 which I joined as the expedition's chronicler. A group of ...

Tips for parole officers:

Don't smuggle heroin into prison.
Don't drink vodka to relieve stress.
Don't French-kiss a colleague to get your boyfriend jealous.
Don't snort ...

Krissie Donald has no desire to 'settle down'. Committed men are hers for the taking, but she prefers explosive liaisons to any sort of full-blown relationship.

Krissie’s best friend ...

Robert Aickman, the supreme master of the supernatural, brings together eight stories where strange things happen that the reader is unable to predict. His characters are often lonely and middle-aged ...

It is 1985, and Greta Wells wishes she lived in any time but this one: she has lost her brother to AIDS, her lover Nathan to another woman, and cannot ...

Harriet Norton won't stop crying.

Her parents, Ann and Thomas, are close to insanity and only one thing will help. Mysteriously, their infant daughter will only calm when she ...

A woman writer goes to Athens in the height of summer to teach a writing course. Though her own circumstances remain indistinct, she becomes the audience to a chain of ...

When James proposes, it seems like an opportunity for Jane to leave her lonely past behind and become part of a family. But the presence of a woman in the ...

First love ...

What if the girl of your dreams, your college sweetheart, faked her suicide in order to disappear?

Twenty years later you notice a girl sitting at a bar ...

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