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The girl in the painting
The girl in the painting
Cooper, Tea2020
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Maitland, 1913: Miss Elizabeth Quinn is something of an institution in Maitland Town. For longer than anyone could remember, she and her brother, businessman Michael, have lived in the impressive two-storey stone house next to the church. When she is discovered cowering in the corner of the exhib...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
In the Clearing
In the Clearing
Pomare, J. P.2020
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Amy has only ever known life in the Clearing. She knows what's expected of her. She knows what to do to please her elders, and how to make sure the community remains happy and calm. That is, until a new young girl joins the group. She isn't fitting in; she doesn't want to stay. What happens next ...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Lady Hotspur
Lady Hotspur
Gratton, Tessa2020
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"Strike fast, love hard, live forever" This is the motto of the Lady Knights--sworn to fealty under a struggling kingdom, promised to defend the prospective heir, Banna Mora. But when a fearsome rebellion overthrows the throne, Mora is faced with an agonizing choice: give up everything she's been...
[1 copy, 2 reserves]
The lost summers of Driftwood
The lost summers of Driftwood
McCausland, Vanessa2020
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Phoebe's life has fallen apart and there's only one place left to go. Alone and adrift after a failed marriage proposal, she flees Sydney to her family's abandoned holiday cottage. On the slow-moving river, Phoebe is confronted with the legacy of her older sister's suicide a year before. Why did ...
The mothers
The mothers
Gannon, Genevieve2020
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Two couples. One baby. An unimaginable choice. Grace and Dan Arden are in their forties and have been on the IVF treadmill since the day they got married. Six attempts have yielded no results and with each failure a little piece of their hope dies. Indian-Australian Priya Laghari and her husband ...
[2 copies, 1 reserve]
A tall history of sugar
A tall history of sugar
Forbes, Curdella2020
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Discovered amidst a tangle of sea grape trees by the childless Rachel Fisher, baby Moshe's provenance is a thing of myth and mystery; his unusual appearance, with blueish, translucent skin and duo-toned hair, only serves to compound his mystique. Equally feared and ridiculed by peers as he grows ...
Unexpected lessons in love
Unexpected lessons in love
Dillon, Lucy2020
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Jeannie and Dan met online and clicked immediately. After less than a year of long-distance dating, Dan proposed and Jeannie said yes. The next few months were a blur and then, suddenly, Jeannie was in the car with her dad en route to Longhampton town hall. About to start a whole new life... but ...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Who did you tell?
Who did you tell?
Kara, Lesley2020
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It's been 192 days, seven hours and fifteen minutes since her last drink. Now Astrid is trying to turn her life around. Having reluctantly moved back in with her mother, in a quiet seaside town away from the temptations and painful memories of her life before, Astrid is focusing on her recovery. ...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
1637: the Polish maelstrom
1637: the Polish maelstrom
Flint, Eric2019
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"The Ottoman Empire has captured Vienna and is now laying siege to the Austrian government in exile. Both the United States of Europe and the Kingdom of Bohemia have come to Austria's assistance but everyone knows it is going to be a long, brutal struggle. General Mike Stearns proposes opening up...
99 percent mine
99 percent mine
Thorne, Sally, 1981-2019
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From the author of USA Today-bestseller The Hating Game comes a poignant and witty romantic comedy about a twin battling her brother over their crumbling inheritance -- and his sexy best friend who is determined to knock down her walls.
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Agatha
Agatha
Bomann, Anne Catherine2019
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A psychiatrist is counting down towards his upcoming retirement. He lives alone in his childhood home and has neither friends nor family. Often, he resorts to drawing bird caricatures of his patients instead of taking notes. His social life consists of brief conversations with his meticulous secr...
The age of light : a novel
The age of light : a novel
Scharer, Whitney2019
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"I'd rather take a photograph than be one," Lee Miller declares after she arrives in Paris in 1929, where she soon catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray. Though he wants to use her only as a model, Lee convinces him to take her on as his assistant and teach her everything he knows. As ...
All the hidden truths
All the hidden truths
Askew, Claire, 1986-2019
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A wrenching, gripping, unforgettable debut crime novel. This is a fact: Ryan Summers walked into Three Rivers College and killed thirteen women, then himself. But no one can say why. The question is one that cries out to be answered - by Ryan's mother, Moira; by Ishbel, the mother of Abigail, the...
[2 copies, 2 reserves]
All the wrong places
All the wrong places
Fielding, Joy2019
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Driven to desperation by divorce, boredom, infidelity, or a beloved husband's death, a young woman named Paige, her cousin and rival Heather, her best friend Chloe, and her mother, Joan, all decide to try their hand at online dating. They each download an app, hoping to right-swipe their way to l...
Allegra in three parts
Allegra in three parts
Daniel, Suzanne2019
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Eleven-year-old Allegra shuttles between her grandmothers who live next door to one another but couldn't be more different. Matilde works all hours and instils discipline, duty and restraint. She insists that Allegra focus on her studies to become a doctor. Meanwhile free-spirited Joy is full of ...
And when she was good
And when she was good
Lippman, Laura, 1959-2019
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Suburban madam Heloise, with no one left to trust, decides to get out of the game when another suburban madam is brutally murdered, forcing her to stay one step ahead of a killer -- and the father of her child -- who is just as lethal behind bars as he was on the outside.
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
The Andromeda evolution
The Andromeda evolution
Wilson, Daniel H. (Daniel Howard), 1978-2019
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In 1967, an extraterrestrial microbe came crashing down to Earth and nearly ended the human race. In the ensuing decades, research on the microparticle continued. And the world thought it was safe. Deep inside Fairchild Air Force Base, Project Eternal Vigilance has continued to watch and wait for...
Anything for you
Anything for you
Black, Saul2019
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On a hot summer night, a watchful neighbor locks eyes with an intruder and unwittingly alerts the police to a vicious crime scene next door: a lavish master bedroom where a man lies dead. Next to him, his wife is bleeding out onto the hardwood floor, clinging to life. The victim, Adam Grant, was ...
At the mountain's edge
At the mountain's edge
Graham, Genevieve2019
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"From bestselling author Genevieve Graham comes a sweeping new historical novel of love, tragedy, and redemption set during the height of the Klondike Gold Rush. In 1897, the discovery of gold in the desolate reaches of the Yukon has the world abuzz with excitement, and thousands of prospectors s...
Aussie rules
Aussie rules
Shalvis, Jill2019
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It's bad enough that gutsy pilot Mel Anderson has to clean up after her lovable but completely disorganised best friend and business partner, Dimi, while her certifiable employees make more work than they do. Now, the one man she hoped she'd never see again is back and looking for trouble. Scratc...
Beautiful death
Beautiful death
McIntosh, Fiona, 1960-2019
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A spate of seemingly unconnected murders in southern England prompt a high-profile taskforce to be formed and led by DCI Jack Hawksworth, one of the Force's new rising stars who combines modern methods with old-school instincts. The victims appear as disparate as their style of death; the only li...
Being black 'n chicken, & chips
Being black 'n chicken, & chips
Okine, Matt2019
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Mike Amon is a regular teenager. All he wants is to fit in. He wants to sit at the cool bench. He wants to be a star athlete. He wants his first kiss. He also wants his mum to survive. When his mum is suddenly diagnosed with advanced breast and brain cancer, Mike knows it's a long shot, but if he...
Beloved
Beloved
Morrison, Toni2019
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Toni Morrison's magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning work -- first published in 1987 -- brought the wrenching experience of slavery into the literature of our time, enlarging our comprehension of America's original sin. Set in post-Civil War Ohio, it is the story of Sethe, an escaped slave who has ...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Beneath the attic
Beneath the attic
Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.)2019
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Forbidden passions have shaped and haunted the Dollanganger family since their first novel - Flowers in the attic - debuted forty years ago. Now discover how twisted the family roots truly are, and witness the clan's origins as a result of one wild and complicated relationship.
Bloody genius
Bloody genius
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-2019
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At a local university, two feuding departments have faced off on the battleground of science and medicine. But highly educated people of sound mind and good intentions can reasonably disagree, right? Then a renowned and confrontational scholar winds up dead, and Virgil Flowers is brought in to in...
Blue genes
Blue genes
McDermid, Val2019
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Kate Brannigan's having a bad week. Her boyfriend's death notice is in the paper and her plan to catch a team of fraudsters is in disarray. Kate can't even cry on her best friend's shoulder, for Alexis has worries of her own. Her girlfriend's pregnant, and when the doctor responsible for the fert...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Blue moon
Blue moon
Child, Lee2019
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It's a random universe, but once in a blue moon things turn out just right. In a nameless city, two rival criminal gangs are competing for control. But they hadn't counted on Jack Reacher arriving on their patch. Reacher is trained to notice things. He's on a Greyhound bus, watching an elderly ma...
[6 copies, 2 reserves]
The body : a guide for occupants
The body : a guide for occupants
Bryson, Bill2019
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Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail.
[1 copy, 2 reserves]
Booking the crook
Booking the crook
Cass, Laurie2019
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Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, cruise around lovely Chilson, Michigan, delivering happiness and good reads in their bookmobile. But the feisty librarian is worried that the bookmobile's future could be uncertain when a new library board chair arrives and doesn't seem too friendly to h...
Border war
Border war
Scott, Bradford, 1893-19752019
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Slap leather with the Texas Ranger known as El Halcón as a vicious outlaw gang leads him down a trail of violence and into a blazing countdown on six-gun justice. The Rio Grande was streaked with blood when Walt Slade rode into the territory. El Paso, Juarez, Clint - all three towns were red-hot...
Bridge of sighs
Bridge of sighs
Masters, Priscilla2019
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Two violent suicides leave Coroner Martha Gunn with some disturbing questions to answer -- but the most difficult one of all lies closer to home... Gina Marconi was a beautiful young barrister with everything to live for -- a loving fiancé, a young son and a successful career. So why did she lea...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Bruny
Bruny
Rose, Heather, 1964-2019
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How far would your government go? A right-wing US president has withdrawn America from the Middle East and the UN. Daesh has a thoroughfare to the sea and China is Australia's newest ally. When a bomb goes off in remote Tasmania, Astrid Coleman agrees to return home to help her brother before an ...
[2 copies, 4 reserves]
The bucket list : a novel
The bucket list : a novel
Clark, Georgia2019
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Twenty-five-old Lacey Whitman is blindsided when she's diagnosed with the BCRA1 gene mutation: the "breast cancer" gene. Her high hereditary risk forces a decision: increased surveillance or the more radical step of a preventative double mastectomy. Lacey doesn't want to lose her breasts. For one...
Bucko
Bucko
Farrell, Cliff2019
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Matt Battles was an outcast in his own home town. Robbery and murder had been done and, despite a total lack of proof, many thought that Matt, and his pal, Johnny Kidd, who had disappeared after the crime, had been in on it. Then Matt was offered a chance to clear both their names by Sheriff Tom ...
Burnt island
Burnt island
Rhodes, Kate2019
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As the sun sets on St Agnes on bonfire night, a man's charred body is found on Burnt Island, surrounded by threats in the old Cornish language. Deputy Chief of Police Ben Kitto has no choice but to ban all travel between the islands, forcing the community of just eighty islanders to remain within...
Castle of blood
Castle of blood
Werner, C. L.2019
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A Horror short story set in the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Universe. Guests are arriving at the ancient castle of Mhurghast, summoned by the reclusive Count von Koeterberg. They expect a grand feast, and something more... The ambitious Baron expects to inherit the Count's wealth; the wife of a broke...
The changing room
The changing room
Sykes, Christine2019
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Anna is in her sixties with her dream job and the man to match. Claire is a forty-six-year-old philanthropist with a picture-perfect family. And then there is Molly, who has seen more strife in her twenty years than anyone should, but has more love to give than most. When their lives are turned u...
The chocolate maker's wife
The chocolate maker's wife
Brooks, Karen (Karen Ruth)2019
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Damnation has never been so sweet... When Rosamund Tomkins enters the world with her darkling eyes and strange laughter, the midwives are afraid, believing her a changeling. But Rosamund's life is set to be anything but enchanted. Born into poverty, brutalised and ignored by her family, it is onl...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
A Christmas haven : an Amish Christmas romance
A Christmas haven : an Amish Christmas romance
Woodsmall, Cindy2019
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Old Order Amish Ivy Zook is wrestling with her need to shed her community's ways so she can grow the business of her dreams: planning parties. As long as she's stuck living without modernisation, she can barely get her business on its feet. But if she leaves too soon, she'd cause trouble for her ...
City of scoundrels
City of scoundrels
Thompson, Victoria (Victoria E.)2019
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Elizabeth Miles finds herself in a position no con can help her escape. Her beloved fiancé, Gideon Bates, is awaiting his turn in the draft to fight in the Great War. Elizabeth is finding it hard to think of anything else, but Gideon has thrown himself into his work, preparing wills for soldiers...
The clergyman's wife
The clergyman's wife
Greeley, Molly2019
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Charlotte Collins, nee Lucas, is the respectable wife of Hunsford's vicar, and sees to her duties by rote: keeping house, caring for their adorable daughter, visiting parishioners, and patiently tolerating the lectures of her awkward husband and his condescending patroness, Lady Catherine de Bour...
The cockroach
The cockroach
McEwan, Ian2019
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Jim Sams has undergone a metamorphosis. In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain - and it is his mission to carry out the will of the people. Nothing must get in his way: not the opposition, nor the dissenters within his own...
The collaborator
The collaborator
Armstrong, Diane, 1939-2019
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It is 1944 in Budapest and the Germans have invaded. Jewish journalist Miklos Nagy risks his life and confronts the dreaded Adolf Eichmann in an attempt save thousands of Hungarian Jews from the death camps. But no one could have foreseen the consequences... It is 2005 in Sydney, and Annika Barne...
[2 copies, 2 reserves]
A constant hum
A constant hum
Bishop, Alice2019
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A Constant Hum grapples with the aftermath of a devastating bushfire with an eye for telling detail. Some of these stories cut to the bone; others are empathetic stories of survival, even hope.
Curtain call
Curtain call
Hurley, Graham2019
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Thirty-nine-year-old Enora Andresson is a successful actress and a woman in her prime. But for how long? Tests have revealed an aggressive brain tumour that could kill her. Already struggling with the wreckage of her marriage and a strained relationship with her teenage son, Malo, she hasn't anti...
A dagger before me
A dagger before me
Dams, Jeanne M.2019
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Dorothy Martin and her husband Alan have been invited to rural Suffolk to take part in the christening of the newest member of the aristocratic Montcalm family. But on arriving at Dunham Manor, they discover the household in turmoil as the ceremonial dagger, used in Montcalm family christenings f...
Damascus
Damascus
Tsiolkas, Christos, 1965-2019
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"Based around the gospels and letters of St Paul, and focusing on characters one and two generations on from the death of Christ, as well as Paul (Saul) himself, Damascus nevertheless explores the themes that have always obsessed Tsiolkas as a writer: class, religion, masculinity, patriarchy, col...
Damascus
Damascus
Tsiolkas, Christos, 1965-2019
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Based around the gospels and letters of St Paul, and focusing on characters one and two generations on from the death of Christ, as well as Paul (Saul) himself, "Damascus" explores the themes that have always obsessed Tsiolkas as a writer: class, religion, masculinity, patriarchy, colonisation, e...
[1 copy, 7 reserves]
Darkness for light
Darkness for light
Viskic, Emma2019
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After a lifetime of bad decisions, troubled PI Caleb Zelic is finally making good ones. He's in therapy, reconnecting with the Deaf community, and reconciling with his beloved wife. But he can't escape his past. A violent confrontation forces Caleb back into contact with his double-crossing partn...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
The dead girl in 2A ; a novel
The dead girl in 2A ; a novel
Wilson, Carter, (Novelist)2019
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Jack Buchanan knows the woman sitting next to him on his business flight to Denver, he just can't figure out how he knows her. Clara Stowe isn't in Jake's line of work and didn't go to college with him. They have nearly nothing in common apart from a deep and shared certainty that they've met bef...
The mothers
Gannon, Genevieve2020
[2 copies, 1 reserve]
99 percent mine
Thorne, Sally, 1981-2019
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Bloody genius
Sandford, John, 1944 Februa...2019
Bruny
Rose, Heather, 1964-2019
[2 copies, 4 reserves]
The collaborator
Armstrong, Diane, 1939-2019
[2 copies, 2 reserves]
Damascus
Tsiolkas, Christos, 1965-2019
Damascus
Tsiolkas, Christos, 1965-2019
[1 copy, 7 reserves]
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