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Scarlet Feather

Grant, Joan
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Piyanah is a girl born into an American Indian tribe that has lost its true heritage and become the prey of prejudice and superstition. She grows up with her cousin Raki as outsiders to the tribe, because her mother refuses to accept the restrictions of tradition. But in truth, Piyanah is the daughter of the chief, and after her mother dies, her father selects both Piyanah and Raki to become his successors and form a new tribe, free of the superstitious past. But first they must both prove themselves, and even then it is not easy for the new generation to break the ties of tradition, prejudice, and superstition which have kept the tribe trapped in its limitations.

The Janus Stone

Griffiths, Elly
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Ruth Galloway's expertise is called upon when builders, demolishing an old house in Norwich, uncover the bones of a child - minus the skull - beneath a doorway. Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder? DCI Harry Nelson investigates. The house was once a children's home. Nelson traces the Catholic priest who used to run the place. He tells him that two children did go missing forty years before - a boy and a girl. They were never found.
When carbon dating proves that the child's bones predate the home and relate to a time when the house was privately owned, Ruth is drawn ever more deeply into the case. But as spring turns into summer it becomes clear that someone is trying hard to put her off the scent by frightening her to death...

The Scarlet Letter

Hawthorne, Nathaniel
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Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, this tale of an adulterous entanglement that results in an illegitimate birth reveals Nathaniel Hawthorne's concerns with the tension between the public and the private selves. Publicly disgraced and ostracized, Hester Prynne draws on her inner strength and certainty of spirit to emerge as the first true heroine of American fiction. Arthur Dimmesdale stands as a classic study of a seld divided; trapped by the rules of society, he suppresses his passion and disavows his lover, Hester, and their daughter, Pearl. As Nina Baym writes in her Introduction, "The Scarlet Letter" was not written as realistic, historical fiction, but as a "romance", a creation of the imagination that discloses the truth of the human heart.

Kiss of the Fur Queen

Highway, Tomson
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Born into a magical Cree world in snowy northern Manitoba, Champion and Ooneemeetoo Okimasis are all too soon torn from their family and thrust into the hostile world of a Catholic residential school. Their language is forbidden, their names are changed to Jeremiah and Gabriel, and both boys are abused by priests.
As young men, estranged from their own people and alienated from the culture imposed upon them, the Okimasis brothers fight to survive. Wherever they go, the Fur Queen--a wily, shape-shifting trickster--watches over them with a protective eye. For Jeremiah and Gabriel are destined to be artists. Through music and dance they soar.

The Bone People

Hulme, Keri
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NEW ZEALAND
Winner of the Booker Prize in 1985, "The Bone People" is the story of Kerewin, a despairing part-Maori artist who is convinced that her solitary life is the only way to face the world. Her cocoon is rudely blown away by the sudden arrival during a rainstorm of Simon, a mute six-year-old whose past seems to hold some terrible trauma. In his wake comes his foster-father Joe, a Maori factory worker with a nasty temper.

Goodbye to Berlin

Isherood, Christopher
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First published in 1939, this novel obliquely evokes the gathering storm of Berlin before and during the rise to power of the Nazis. Events are seen through the eyes of a series of individuals, whose lives are all about to be ruined.

A Portrait of the Artist as a young Man

Joyce, James
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This title includes Introduction and Notes by Dr. Jacqueline Belanger, University of Cardiff. "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" represents the transitional stage between the realism of Joyce's "Dubliners" and the symbolism of "Ulysses", and is essential to the understanding of the later work. This novel is a highly autobiographical account of the adolescence of Stephen Dedalus, who reappears in "Ulysses", and who comes to realize that before he can become a true artist, he must rid himself of the stultifying effects of the religion, politics and essential bigotry of his background in late 19th century Ireland.

Wrong Time, Wrong Place

Kernick, Simon
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A gripping Quick Read from the master of the race against time thriller. Have you ever been in the wrong place at the wrong time? You are hiking in the Scottish highlands with three friends when you come across a girl. She is half-naked, has been badly beaten, and she can't speak English.
She is clearly running away from someone. Do you stop to help her? Even if it means putting your friends' lives - and your own - in terrible danger?

Annie John

Kincaid, Jamaica
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Annie John is growing up on the magical island of Antigua. It should be a sojourn in paradise for her but adolescence takes the brilliant, headstrong girl into open rebellions and secret discoveries, and finally to a crisis of emotions that wrenches her away from her island home.

The Year of Living Dangerously

Koch, Christopher J.
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It is 1965 and Jakarta lies inert, the hot brown twilights and stormy nights smelling of petrol and frangipani. A group of Western journalists carry on with their lives as they wait for the abortive revolution that will leave half a million dead.A novel which became a film starring Mel Gibson.

The Beach Wedding

Koomson, Dorothy
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A gripping short read featuring a wedding, family drama, and old secrets. Tessa is thrilled when her daughter arrives in Ghana to get married but memories of the last time she was there haunt her; can she lay the ghosts of the past to rest or will they come back to haunt her daughter's future? Koomson is the bestselling author of 12 novels including "The Ice-Cream Girls", "My Best Friends' Girl" and most recently "The Friend".

The Studhorse Man

Kroetsch, Robert
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Hazard Lepage, the last of the studhorse men, sets out to breed his rare blue stallion, Poseidon. A trickster, a lusty peddler, and a wayward knight, the antics of this hero are only outmatched by those of the narrator, a maniacal, naked writer who works in his bathtub. Told with the ribald zeal of a Prairie beer parlour tall tale and the mythic magnitude of a Greek odyssey, this book is Robert Kroetsch's recharacterisation of the Canadian West upon his mythological return to Alberta.

The Diviners

Laurence, Margaret
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The culmination and completion of Margaret Laurence’s celebrated Manawaka cycle, The Diviners is an epic novel.
This is the powerful story of an independent woman who refuses to abandon her search for love. For Morag Gunn, growing up in a small Canadian prairie town is a toughening process – putting distance between herself and a world that wanted no part of her. But in time, the aloneness that had once been forced upon her becomes a precious right – relinquished only in her overwhelming need for love. Again and again, Morag is forced to test her strength against the world – and finally achieves the life she had determined would be hers.
The Diviners has been acclaimed by many critics as the outstanding achievement of Margaret Laurence’s writing career. In Morag Gunn, Laurence has created a figure whose experience emerges as that of all dispossessed people in search of their birthright, and one who survives as an inspirational symbol of courage and endurance.
The Diviners received the Governor General’s Award for Fiction for 1974.

The Prophet's Camel Bell

Laurence, Margaret
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CANADA
In the 1960s, Margaret Laurence set out for Somaliland in Africa with her engineer husband in the hope that friendliness and a liberal outlook would suffice to bridge the differences between East and West. But she soon be gan to discover the complexity and difficulty in any attempted communication between peoples of widely different cultures, religions, and ways of looking at life. Living out in camp, the author gradually came to know something of the life of the no madic camel-herding Somalis, and to have a deep regard for these desert people who must struggle incessantly for survival in their barren land, but who manage also to produce many skilled orators, poets, and storytellers. Of all this, Mrs. Laurence writes delightfully; with humour, keen observation and humanity, with vivid descriptions of the country and the Somalis she met.

The Summer before the Dark

Lessing, Doris
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A middle-aged woman's search for freedom, this is classic Lessing, here given a stunning new image. Her four children have flown, her husband is otherwise occupied, and after twenty years of being a good wife and mother, Kate Brown is free for a summer of adventure. She plunges into an affair with a younger man, travelling abroad with him, and on her return to England, meets an extraordinary young woman whose charm and freedom of spirit encourages Kate in her own liberation.
Kate's new life has brought her a strange unhappiness, but as the summer months unfold, a darker, disquieting journey begins, devastating in its consequences.

Call of the Wild & White Fang

London, Jack
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This book comes with an introduction and notes by Lionel Kelly, University of Reading. "The Call of the Wild" (1903) and "White Fang" (1906) are world famous animal stories. Set in Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s, "The Call of the Wild" is about Buck, the magnificent cross-bred offspring of a St Bernard and a Scottish Collie.
Stolen from his pampered life on a Californian estate and shipped to the Klondike to work as a sledge dog, he triumphs over his circumstances and becomes the leader of a wolf pack.The story records the 'decivilisation' of Buck as he answers 'the call of the wild', an inherent memory of primeval origins to which he instinctively responds. In contrast, "White Fang" relates the tale of a wolf born and bred in the wild which is civilised by the master he comes to trust and love. The brutal world of the Klondike miners and their dogs is brilliantly evoked and Jack London's rendering of the sentient life of Buck and White Fang as they confront their destiny is enthralling and convincing.
The deeper resonance of these stories derives from the author's use of the myth of the hero who survives by strength and courage, a powerful myth that still appeals to our collective unconscious.

Martin Eden

London, Jack
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The semiautobiographical "Martin Eden" is the most vital and original character Jack London ever created. Set in San Francisco, this is the story of Martin Eden, an impoverished seaman who pursues, obsessively and aggressively, dreams of education and literary fame. London, dissatisfied with the rewards of his own success, intended Martin Eden as an attack on individualism and a criticism of ambition; however, much of its status as a classic has been conferred by admirers of its ambitious protagonist. Andrew Sinclair's wide-ranging introduction discusses the conflict between London's support of socialism and his powerful self-will. Sinclair also explores the parallels and divergences between the life of Martin Eden and that of his creator, focusing on London's mental depressions and how they affected his depiction of Eden.

Loving Daughters

Masters, Olga
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Two lively young women keep house for their brothers and widowed father in a tiny farming township south of Sydney. Enid, her father's favourite, takes pride in her domestic skills in her lovingly tended house and garden. Una, artistic and restless, escapes the farm confines whenever she can Family matters occupy their lives until the arrival of Reverend Colin Edwards. Hungry for love, they are both drawn to him, and he to them, in a rapidly intensifying triangle of desire and disappointment

1915

McDonald, Roger
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"1915 means Gallipoli, the birth of the Anzac myth - the year when Australians and New Zealanders sailed off in high hopes of adventure, only to find themselves faced with disaster.
"The tragedy and violence of that event provide the climax to this very personal, sensitive, and surprisingly romantic story. With remarkable skill Roger McDonald invites you to follow a typically Australian journey which parallels the nation's progress from its country childhood, through the adolescent exuberance of its young cities, to initiation on one of the world's ancient battlefields. It is a vital journey, haunted by meance and disillusionment.
"The novel is about two boys from the bush, the thoughtful and awkward Walter and his knowing friend Billy Mackenzie, and their girls Frances and Diana. Together they discover a future which seems full of promise, drawing them into the exciting turmoil of passion and war. But theirs is a fateful alliance, in a world too quickly passing, with an outcome they could never have foreseen."

Saturday

McEwan, Ian
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Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man - a successful neurosurgeon, the devoted husband of Rosalind and proud father of two grown-up children. Unusually, he wakes before dawn, drawn to the window of his bedroom and filled with a growing unease.
What troubles him as he looks out at the night sky is the state of the world - the impending war against Iraq, a gathering pessimism since 9/11, and a fear that his city and his happy family life are under threat. Later, Perowne makes his way to his weekly squash game through London streets filled with hundreds of thousands of anti-war protestors. A minor car accident brings him into a confrontation with Baxter, a fidgety, aggressive, young man, on the edge of violence.
To Perowne's professional eye, there appears to be something profoundly wrong with him. Towards the end of a day rich in incident and filled with Perowne's celebrations of life's pleasures, his family gathers for a reunion. But with the sudden appearance of Baxter, Perowne's earlier fears seem about to be realised.

The Grotesque

McGrath, Patrick
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This is a disturbing gothic tale set in a manor house in Berkshire in 1949, in which Sir Hugo Coal, amateur palaeontologist, curmudgeon and sexual fantasist, recounts the fall of the House of Crook.

On the Rock

McNab, Andy
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This is the call he is always ready for. They've had word of a planned attack. That's why he's back here, opposite some suit who's trying to tell him what he needs to do.
But he knows exactly what's required. Four men. Plain clothes.
Eyes peeled. Three targets. Two cases.
One car. Gibraltar isn't an ideal location. Too many people.
Too many blind alleys. But then again, he's not the terrorist. Who knows what goes through their minds? Well, he will soon.
If everything goes to plan.

The Ancestor Game

Miller, Alex
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AUSTRALIA
Stephen Muir, Ausgust Spiess and his daughter Gertrude, and Lan Tzu all acknowledge a restless sense of cultural displacement. All have a desire to belong somewhere that is truly their own, and each in their own way comes to see that to be at home in exile may be a defining paradox of the European Australian condition.

One False Move

Mitchell, Dreda Say
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An intense, menacing and gritty story about a young woman's race against time to save her family. Perfect for fans of Mandasue Heller and Kimberley Chambers. 'Dreda Say Mitchell is right up there at the forefront of British crime fiction' Simon Kernick Hayley swore when she got out of prison that she would turn her life around.
But living on the Devil's Estate doesn't make that easy. She spends her days looking after her daughter, and her nights collecting cash from people who can't get loans any other way. But someone has just robbed her.
And she has twenty-four hours to get the money back, or her boss will come for her. Her criminal ex-boyfriend says he can help. Hayley wants nothing to do with him.
But time is running out, and she has to choose - save herself, or save her soul? If she makes one false move, her life will be over...

My Place

Morgan, Sally
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AUSTRALIA
In 1982 Sally Morgan travelled to her grandmother's birthplace, Corunna Downs Station in Western Australia. She wants to trace the experiences of her childhood andolescence in Perth in the 1950's. Through memories and images, hints and echoes begin to emerge and another story unfolds - the mystery of her aboriginal identity.
Gradually her whole family is drawn in to the saga and her great-uncle, her mother and finally her grandmother tell their stories in turn. MY PLACE is a work of great humour, humanity and courage.

Tar Baby

Morrison, Toni
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Into a white millionaire's Caribbean mansion comes: Jadine, a graduate of the Sorbonne, art historian - an American black now living in Paris and Rome and Son, a criminal on the run, uneducated, violent, contemptuous - an American black from small-town Florida. He is a threat to her freedom she is a threat to his identity.

An Insular Possession

Mo, Timothy
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As realist fiction, An Insular Possession is a successor to nineteenth-century novels set against the broad canvas of European wars such as Vanity Fair or War and Peace, but also intervenes in the tradition with its remembering of Europe’s long neglected Chinese frontier. In the geographical movement away from Europe and its own late twentieth-century moment, the novel, as a project of memory, puts a further postcolonial spin on its venerable realist inheritance. An Insular Possession also explores the crucial issue of individual agency in shaping history.

The Women of Brewster Place

Naylor, Gloria
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The stories of seven Black women living in an urban ghetto evoke the energy, brutality, compassion, and desolation of modern Black America.

The Dying Wish - A James and Sinclair Mystery

Newland, Courttia
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Ervine James is in incredibly good spirits - his Private Investigation business is going well, he has partially restored his tenuous link with his family, and his best friend of old and new partner Carmen Sinclair has proved to be more of an asset, both emotionally and financially, than he ever could have dreamed. But when a beautiful Asian woman appears outside the office next to his, a mysteriously secretive company rents the space for a few months before suddenly disappearing without trace, followed by arrival of police detectives investigating allegations of organized group homicides, Ervine and Carmen are drawn into a mystery so deep, so calculated in its intentions, neither believe that they could find out the truth behind that office door without risking their very lives...

Tay John

O'Hagan, Howard
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CANADA
The awesome terrain of the Rocky Mountains is the setting for this extraordinary novel about a heroic man who boldly defies destiny. Tay John, a messianic halfbreed, is fated to lead his people to their Promised Land. In a rebellious act of will, he turns to the mountains to seek his own truths. This richly populated novel vividly depicts the exotic and rootless people who wound their way to the Canadian Northwest. It is a powerful modern legend that ranges over all aspects of the human heart and mind, incorporating passion and hatred, tragedy and triumph