The Bonfire of the Vanities
Wolfe, TomLondon, 2010
An exhilarating satire of Eighties excess that captures the effervescent spirit of New York, from one of the greatest writers of modern American prose Sherman McCoy is a WASP, bond trader and...
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The Armageddon Rag
Martin, George R.R.London, 2013
Magic, music, drugs and rock'n'roll in an early novel from George R. R. Martin, author of A GAME OF THRONES One-time underground journalist Sandy Blair has traveled far from his radical roots in...
Yanagihara, HanyaLondon, 2016
When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem,...
2001: A Space Odyssey
Clarke, Arthur C.London, 2018
The discovery of a black monolith on the moon leads to a manned expedition deep into the solar system in the hope of establishing contact with an alien intelligence. Yet long before the crew can...
Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises
Hemingway, ErnestRandom House, London, 2014
The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. It...
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Dick, Philip K.Gollancz, London, 2010
World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Then Rick got his chance: the assignment to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But in Deckard's world things were never that simple, and...
Across the River and Into the Trees
Hemingway, ErnestPenguin Random House, London, 2017
Richard Cantrell is an American colonel living in Venice just after the Second World War. The fighting has left him scarred and embittered, a middle-aged man with a heart condition. It seems that...
The Old Man and the Sea
Hemingway, ErnestVintage Books, London, 1997
Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, Hemingway's magnificent fable is the tale of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish. It stands as a unique and timeless vision of the beauty and...
Life of Pi
Martel, YannEdinburgh, 2012
After a tragich shipwreck, a solitary lifeboat is left at mercy of the wild blue waters of the Pacific. The only survivors are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a zebra with a broken leg, a hyena,...
Eugenides, JeffreyLondon, 2013
Dangling a silver spoon over her daughter-in-law's belly, Desdemona confidently predicts that her next grandchild will be a boy. But rogue pair of chromosomes, descended from the slopes of Mount...
The Sultan and the Queen: The Untold Story of Elizabeth and Islam
Brotton, JerryViking, New York, 2016
The fascinating story of Queen Elizabeth’s secret outreach to the Muslim world, which set England on the path to empire, by The New York Times bestselling author of A History of the World in Twelve...
Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Thien, MadeleineW.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2016
Master storyteller Madeleine Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations?those who lived through Mao?s Cultural Revolution and their...
The Secret Place
French, TanaVIKING, New York, 2014
In this "dizzyingly addictive"* novel, Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to join Dublin’s Murder Squad when sixteen-year-old Holly Mackey arrives in his office with a photo of...
Roth, PhilipNew York 2014 Vintage
Roth's award-winning first book instantly established its author's reputation as a writer of explosive wit, merciless insight, and a fierce compassion for even the most self-deluding of his...
Moyes, JojoPenguin Books, New York, 2016
The sequel to the #1 New York Times bestsellter "Be Before You"! Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will...
Paris For One & Other Stories
Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She's never been on a romantic weekend and travelling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend stood her up to their mini-vacation,...
Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays
Sedaris, DavidBack Bay Books, New York, 1976
In David Sedaris's world, no one is safe! Sedaris's collection of essays and stories is a rollicking tour through the national Zeitgeist: a do-it-yourself suburban dad saves money by performing...
Chabon, MichaelHarperCollins, New York, 2016
In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon traveled to his mother’s home in Oakland, California, to visit his terminally ill grandfather....
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Kesey, KenPenguin Books, 1976
Ken Kesey's bracing, inslightful novel about the meaning of madness and the value of self-reliance Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the...
Nguyen, Viet ThanhGrove Press, New York, 2017
in The Refugees Viet Thanh Nguyen gives voice to lives led between two worlds, the adopted homeland and the country of birth. From a young Vietnamese refugee who suffers profound culture shock when...
The Best American Mystery Stories of the 19th Century
Penzler, Otto (ed.)Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, Edith Wharton, Stephen Crane, Jack London: mystery writers? Of course, Edgar Allan Poe?s pioneering stories are included in this...
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