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books featured in episode seven

  • The Heartland

    by Nathan Filer

    Category: Family & Health, Non-fiction 
    Imprint:
    Faber & Faber
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Publication date: 6 Jun 2019
    ISBN: 9780571345953

    He also invites us to spend time with world-leading experts, and with some extraordinary people who share their own stories - true stories - about living with this strange and misunderstood condition. Along the way, he helps us open our minds to new ways of thinking about mental health, about each other, and about ourselves.

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  • On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

    by Ocean Vuong

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction 
    Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
    Publisher: Vintage Publishing
    Publication date: 4 Jun 2019
    ISBN: 9781787331501

    Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original - poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read.

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  • Big Sky

    by Kate Atkinson

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction 
    Imprint:
    Doubleday
    Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Publication date: 18 Jun 2019
    ISBN: 9780857526106

    The highly anticipated return of Jackson Brodie, ex-military, ex-Cambridge Constabulary, now private investigator, `a hero for men and women alike'*. Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking new novel, both sharply funny and achingly sad, by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today.

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  • The Body Lies

    by Jo Baker

    Category: Thrillers, Fiction 
    Imprint:
    Doubleday
    Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Publication date: 13 Jun 2019
    ISBN: 9780857526434

    'Powerful and moving' ERIN KELLY, author of He Said/She SaidWhen a young writer accepts a job at a university in the remote countryside, it's meant to be a fresh start, away from the big city and the scene of a violent assault she's desperate to forget

  • Queenie

    by Candice Carty-Williams

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction 
    Imprint:
    Trapeze
    Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
    Publication date: 11 Apr 2019
    ISBN: 9781409180050

    A darkly comic and unflinchingly raw depiction of a young woman trying to navigate her way in the world, QUEENIE is about identity, independence and carving your own path. For fans of Dolly Alderton, Bryony Gordon and Dawn O'Porter, and anyone who loved Fleabag and Dear White People.

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  • Pops: Fatherhood In Pieces

    by Michael Chabon

    Category: Biography & Memoirs, Non-fiction, Family & Health 
    Imprint:
    Fourth Estate Ltd
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date: 30 May 2019
    ISBN: 9780008286323

    Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Manhood for Amateurs and Moonglow, returns with a collection of heartfelt, humorous and insightful essays on the meaning of fatherhood.

  • Family Business

    by Peter J Conradi

    Category: Biography & Memoirs, Non-fiction 
    Imprint:
    Seren
    Publisher: Poetry Wales Press
    Publication date: 3 Jun 2019
    ISBN: 9781781725016

     

    Peter J. Conradi's memoir Family Business includes a cast of characters ranging from his European Jewish forebears who came to Britain in the Victorian era to influential novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch, whose biography Conradi himself wrote. The arc of Conradi's story travels, unusually, from the relative integration of his ancestors to his rebellion against this and his long association with Murdoch, another outsider in English society.

     

     

  • It's OK That You're Not OK

    by Megan Devine

    Category: Non-fiction, Family & Health 
    Imprint: Sounds True Inc
    Publisher: Sounds True Inc
    Publication date: 15 Sep 2017
    ISBN: 9781622039074

    With It's OK That You're Not OK, Megan reveals a path for navigating grief and loss not by trying to escape it, but by learning to live inside of it with more grace and strength. Through stories, research, life tips, and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face. Here she debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, "happy" life, replacing it with the skills and tools to help us experience and witness the pain of loss in ourselves and others--so we may meet our grief knowing it to be a natural step in the greater journey of love.

  • Let Go My Hand

    by Edward Docx

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction 
    Imprint: Picador
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    Publication date: 8 Mar 2018
    ISBN: 9780330463539

    A darkly funny and deeply moving novel about a dysfunctional family and their final chance to fix things.

     

     

  • Ordinary People

    by Diana Evans

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction 
    Imprint:
    Vintage
    Publisher: Vintage Publishing
    Publication date: 7 Mar 2019
    ISBN: 9781784707248

    LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE'I am shouting from the rooftops to anyone who will listen about this book.

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  • The Shock of the Fall

    by Nathan Filer

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction 
    Imprint:
    The Borough Press
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date: 7 Jan 2014
    ISBN: 97800074914528

    WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013 WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS POPULAR FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014 WINNER OF THE BETTY TRASK PRIZE 2014

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  • Good Omens

    by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

    Category: Fantasy, Fiction 
    Imprint: Gollancz
    Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
    Publication date: 11 Mar 2014
    ISBN: 9781473200852

    The hilarious end-of-the-world novel from two of the giants of fantasy fiction.

  • This Brutal House

    by Niven Govinden

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction 
    Imprint:
    Dialogue Books
    Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
    Publication date: 6 Jun 2019
    ISBN: 9780349700700

    A timely queer protest novel set in the drag ball community of New York City, from a Green Carnation Prize-shortlisted author.

  • At the Loch of the Green Corrie

    by Andrew Greig

    Category: Biography & Memoirs, Non-fiction 
    Imprint:
    riverrun
    Publisher: Quercus Publishing
    Publication date: 3 Mar 2011
    ISBN: 9780857381361

    A fishing trip honoring a dying man's wish becomes a meditation on life, nature and friendship, a literary biography and a celebration of the beauty of the Highlands of Scotland.

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  • The Parisian

    by Isabella Hammad

    Category: Historical Fiction & Sagas, Fiction, General & Literary Fiction, Romance 
    Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
    Publisher: Vintage Publishing
    Publication date: 11 Apr 2019
    ISBN: 9781911214427

    The Parisian is a sublime reading experience: delicate, restrained, surpassingly intelligent, uncommonly poised and truly beautiful. --Zadie Smith As the First World War shatters families, destroys friendships and kills lovers, a young Palestinian dreamer sets out to find himself.

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  • Lowborn

    by Kerry Hudson

    Category: Biography & Memoirs, Non-fiction, Current Affairs 
    Imprint:
    Chatto & Windus
    Publisher: Vintage Publishing
    Publication date: 7 May 2019
    ISBN: 9781784742454

    Lowborn is Kerry's exploration of where she came from. She revisits the towns she grew up in to try to discover what being poor really means in Britain today and whether anything has changed. She also journeys into the hardest regions of her own childhood, because sometimes in order to move forwards we first have to look back.

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  • An American Marriage

    by Tayari Jones

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction 
    Imprint: Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
    Publisher: Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
    Publication date: 6 Feb 2018
    ISBN: 9781616201340

    "Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated by forces beyond their control"--

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  • The Eye of the World

    by Robert Jordan

    Category: Fantasy, Fiction 
    Imprint: Orbit
    Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
    Publication date: 18 Sep 2014
    ISBN: 9780356503820

    The first novel in the Wheel of Time series - one of the most influential and popular fantasy epics ever published.

  • The Rapture

    by Claire McGlasson

    Category: Historical Fiction & Sagas, Fiction, General & Literary Fiction 
    Imprint:
    Faber & Faber
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Publication date: 6 Jun 2019
    ISBN: 9780571345175

    The friends become intimate as they wait together for the Lord to return to their very own Garden of Eden and to begin with the signs all seem to signal that finally Dilys has found the right path. But Dilys is wary of their leader's zealotry and suspicious of those who would seem to influence her to their own end.

     

  • Thomas Cromwell: A Life

    by Diarmaid MacCulloch

    Category: Biography & Memoirs, Non-fiction, History 
    Imprint:
    Allen Lane
    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date: 27 Sep 2018
    ISBN: 9781846144295

    "a masterpiece of documentary detective-work, which buzzes with the excitement of a great historian immersed in archives"

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  • Wolf Hall

    by Hilary Mantel

    Category: Historical Fiction & Sagas, Fiction 
    Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date: 27 Feb 2010
    ISBN: 9780007230204

    Winner of the Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the the Orange Prize Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award `Dizzyingly, dazzlingly good' Daily Mail `Our most brilliant English writer' Guardian

     


     

  • Kid Gloves: A Voyage Round My Father

    by Adam Mars-Jones

    Category: Biography & Memoirs, Non-fiction, Family & Health 
    Imprint:
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date: 2 Jun 2016
    ISBN: 9781846148774

     

    A book about families, the legal profession, and the vexed question of Welsh identity.

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  • A Tale for the Time Being

    by Ruth Ozeki

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction 
    Imprint:
    Canongate Canons
    Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date: 7 Mar 2019
    ISBN: 9780857867971

    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this is a timeless and compassionate novel about what it means to be human

     

  • Heresy

    by S.J. Parris

    Category: Historical Fiction & Sagas, Fiction 
    Imprint:
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date: 3 Mar 2011
    ISBN: 9780007317707

    A vivid and gripping historical thriller set in Elizabethan England introducing Giordano Bruno, philosopher, scientist and spy for all fans of C.J.Sansom and The Name of the Rose.

  • Painter to the King

    by Amy Sackville

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction 
    Imprint:
    Granta Books
    Publisher: Granta Books
    Publication date: 5 Apr 2018
    ISBN: 9781783783908

    This is a portrait of Diego Velazquez, from his arrival at the court of King Philip IV of Spain, to his death 38 years and scores of paintings later.

  • Everything You Ever Wanted

    by Luiza Sauma

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction 
    Imprint:
    Viking
    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date: 27 Jun 2019
    ISBN: 9780241363546

    You wake up. You go to work. You don't go outside for twelve hours at a time. You have strategy meetings about how to use hashtags. After work you order expensive drink after expensive drink until you're so blackout drunk you can't remember the circumstances which have led you to waking up in bed with your colleague. The next day you stay in bed until the afternoon, scrolling through your social media feeds and wondering why everyone else seems to be achieving so much. Sometimes you don't get out of bed at all. Then you hear about Life on Nyx, a programme that allows 100 lucky winners the chance to escape it all, move to another planet and establish a new way of life. One with meaning and purpose. One without Instagram and online dating. There's one caveat: if you go, you can never come back. But you aren't worried about that. After all, what on Earth could there possibly be to miss?

  • Mother Ship

    by Francesca Segal

    Category: Biography & Memoirs, Non-fiction, Family & Health 
    Imprint:
    Chatto & Windus
    Publisher: Vintage Publishing
    Publication date: 6 Jun 2019
    ISBN: 9781784742690

    `Heart-wrenching, heart-warming and heartfelt - Mother Ship is a beautifully crafted, warts-and-all love letter to our wonderful NHS' Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt`Our greatest gift to one another is this: each woman here has been swept out by a riptide, pulled far from the current of normal motherhood.

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  • My Cousin is a Time Traveller

    by David Solomons

    Category: Children's 
    Imprint: Nosy Crow Ltd
    Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
    Publication date: 27 Jun 2019
    ISBN: 9780857639929

    Luke's dad has bought a lot of gadgets recently and not one of them works as it's supposed to. Luke knows what he must do - he just needs his fellow SCARF members to help or it will be the end of everything... Cover artwork by Robin Boyden

     

  • My Past Is A Foreign Country

    by Zeba Talkhani

    Category: Biography & Memoirs, Non-fiction, Current Affairs 
    Imprint: Sceptre
    Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Publication date: 27 Jun 2019
    ISBN: 978147368406

    A journey of faith, feminism and self-discovery

  • Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia

    by Tracey Thorn

    Category: Biography & Memoirs, Non-fiction 
    Imprint:
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date: 7 Feb 2019
    ISBN: 9781786892553

    An exploration of suburbia from music icon Tracey Thorn; singer-songwriter and Sunday Times bestselling author of Bedsit Disco Queen

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