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Hardback:Normal people:2018
Author: Rooney, Sally
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life - a simple yet profound realisation that unfolds beautifully over the course of the novel. It tells us how difficult it is to talk about how we feel and it tells us - blazingly - about cycles of domination, legitimacy and privilege.
266 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
1781856842
Hardback:The moon pool:2014
Author: Littlefield, Sophie
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Resource type: Physical
Note: North Dakota is like nowhere Colleen has ever seen. Vast rolling plains of silvery snow, studded with shimmering black pools, lit by occasional flares of orange light. It is a landscape both beautiful and terrible. It is the landscape that swallowed her son. Across town, another mother also searches for her missing boy. He too went missing from the. North Dakota is like nowhere Colleen has ever seen. Vast rolling plains of silvery snow, studded with shimmering black pools, lit by occasional flares of orange light. It is a landscape both beautiful and terrible. It is the landscape that swallowed her son. Across town, another mother also searches for her missing boy. He too went missing from the oilfields where he worked. And no-one - not his employers, not the police - seems to care that he is gone. As long as they are alone, these two women will never find out the truth. But if they team up, and help each other, then maybe, just maybe, this freezing wilderness will give them back their sons.
369 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
1444742574
Hardback:Those who wish me dead:2014
Author: Koryta, Michael
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Jace Wilson accidentally witnesses a brutal murder, his life is changed forever. An ordinary teenager growing up in Indiana, Jace is suddenly forced into the Witness Protection Program and given a new name and history. Taken in by a couple who run a wilderness program for young boys, Jace finds himself hiking through the Montana mountains, tor. When Jace Wilson accidentally witnesses a brutal murder, his life is changed forever. An ordinary teenager growing up in Indiana, Jace is suddenly forced into the Witness Protection Program and given a new name and history. Taken in by a couple who run a wilderness program for young boys, Jace finds himself hiking through the Montana mountains, tortured by his memories and by the fear that he'll never be safe again. The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are two of the most heinous criminals the country has ever known. Jace was the one person to catch them in the act, and he slipped through their fingers. Now they've tracked him down and are making their way across the country, ruthlessly slaughtering anyone who gets in their way.
392 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
1471125823
Hardback:Wrongful death:2013
Author: La Plante, Lynda
Year 2013
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Resource type: Physical
Note: Six months after the body of Josh Reynolds, a London nightclub owner, was found and determined by police and coroner to be a suicide, DCS James Langton tasks DCI Anna Langton to review the case. Reynolds died from a single gunshot wound to the head, but details are emerging that suggest someone else may have fired the gun.
viii, 500 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
0241327628
Hardback:Whistle in the dark:2018
Author: Healey, Emma, 1985-
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Viking
Resource type: Physical
Note: Jen's 15-year-old daughter goes missing for four agonising days. When Lana is found, unharmed, in the middle of the desolate countryside, everyone thinks the worst is over. But Lana refuses to tell anyone what happened, and the police draw a blank. The once-happy, loving family return to London, where things start to fall apart. Lana begins acting strangely: refusing to go to school, and sleeping with the light on. As Lana stays stubbornly silent, Jen desperately tries to reach out to a daughter who has become a stranger.
329 pages ; 21 cm (hbk)
0008134529
Paperback:Titan:2015
Author: Baxter, Stephen
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Resource type: Physical
Note: NASA's Cassini probe reaches Saturn early in the new millennium, and reveals - to the amazement of scientists - that Titan is the most terraformable world in the Solar System. NASA launch a one way trip to Titan against great political opposition. Originally published: 1997. Originally published: 1997 NASA's Cassini probe reaches Saturn early in the new millennium, and reveals - to the amazement of scientists - that Titan is the most terraformable world in the Solar System. NASA launch a one way trip to Titan against great political opposition.
580 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0008134510
Paperback:Voyage:2015
Author: Baxter, Stephen
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 1996 From the author of 'Timelike Infinity' and 'The Time Ships', this is an alternative reality story in which John F. Kennedy is still alive and man has landed on Mars.
viii, 591 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
0008134537
Paperback:Moonseed:2015
Author: Baxter, Stephen
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Resource type: Physical
Note: In the 1970s astronauts brought rock samples back from the Moon. When one of them, the Moonseed is exposed to daylight it proves to be deadly. Not to people, but to the Earth. It forces humanity to an excess of ingenuity and courage. Originally published: 1998. Originally published: 1998 In the 1970s astronauts brought rock samples back from the Moon. When one of them, the Moonseed is exposed to daylight it proves to be deadly. Not to people, but to the Earth. It forces humanity to an excess of ingenuity and courage.
534 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
1848126220
Paperback:Charlie and me:2018
Author: Lowery, Mark, 1979-
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: 13-year-old Martin and his younger brother Charlie are on a very special journey. They're going to be travelling 421 miles all the way from Preston to the very tip of Cornwall. By train, bus and taxi, they are determined to get there in the end; and they're hoping to catch a glimpse of the dolphin that regularly visits the harbour there. But is that the only reason they are going?
259 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0007531893
Paperback:How Harry Riddles mega-massively broke the school:2015
Author: Mayle, Simon, 1961-
Author: Catlow, Nikalas, 1975-
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Hi there, My name is Harry Riddles, and I live with my mum, my dad and my evil sister Charlotte. But now my mum is having twins so either me or Charlotte are gonna lose our bedroom. Also, Dad's moaning that I should do more sport and not be just a gamer (which shows what he knows cos I'm actually the BEST gamer World of Zombies has ever seen). But I've joined the school football team to keep him happy although if we win anything it will be a miracle cos we suck. I've written to some stars of the football world to see if they wanna help out, and also a bunch of people who might take Charlotte off our hands - oh and Brad Pitt's wife to see if she wants to adopt a couple more kids, but who knows if they will write back. We'll see.
332 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 19 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:Evil games:2017
Author: Marsons, Angela
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Zaffre
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: Great Britain: Bookouture, 2015 When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work.
435 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
1909490962
Paperback:Evil Games:2015
Author: Marsons, Angela
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bookouture
Resource type: Physical
384 (Pbk)
1860466427
Paperback:All the Names:1999
Author: Saramago, Jose
Year 1999
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Harvill Pr
Resource type: Physical
1447218647
Paperback:The seven sisters, Maia's story:2015
Author: Riley, Lucinda
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Pan Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Maia D'Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, 'Atlantis' - a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva - having been told that their beloved father, the elusive billionaire they call Pa Salt, has died. Maia and her sisters were all adopted by him as babies and, discovering he has already been bur. Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2014 Maia D'Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, 'Atlantis' - a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva - having been told that their beloved father, the elusive billionaire they call Pa Salt, has died. Maia and her sisters were all adopted by him as babies and, discovering he has already been buried at sea, each of them is handed a tantalising clue to their true heritage - a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of where her story began.
626 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
1471122239
Paperback:Sweetfreak:2017
Author: McKenzie, Sophie
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Resource type: Physical
Note: Get ready for a brand new edge-of-your-seat read from bestselling author Sophie McKenzie! When everyone thinks you're a liar, how hard will you fight for the truth? Carey and Amelia have been best friends forever. Then Amelia starts being trolled by SweetFreak, a mysterious and hateful online account, and Carey is accused of being behind the vicious comments and threats. Shut out by her other friends and shunned by Amelia, Carey is determined to clear her name and find out who's really sending the messages. But as the online attacks spill over into real life, events start spiralling out of control. Can Carey expose the real SweetFreak before it's too late?
337 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0007512368
Paperback:Fire colour one:2015
Author: Valentine, Jenny
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: 16-year-old Iris has never met her millionaire father and now he's dying. A pawn in her mother's game of greed and revenge, Iris is wrenched away from her only friend and sent to live with the father who abandoned her.
237 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0722532938
Paperback:The alchemist:1995:Harper Collins
Author: Coelho, Paulo
Author: Clarke, Alan R.
Year 1995
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Harper Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins
Resource type: Physical
Note: This translation originally published: San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1993 This is an adventure story about a young shepherd boy who learns how to live his dreams. This is a story which has been compared to the works of Richard Bach, and is aimed at the young and old alike. Translated from the Portuguese
ix, 177 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
0007551800
Paperback:Veronika decides to die:2014
Author: Coelho, Paulo
Author: Costa, Margaret Jull
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Harper
Resource type: Physical
Note: This translation originally published: London: HarperCollins, 1999 Veronika has everything she could wish for - but is not happy. One morning she decides to die and she takes an overdose, only to wake up in hospital where she realises she has only days to live. The story follows Veronika through these intense days.
195 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)