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  Britt-Marie was Here - Fredrik Backman

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For as long as anyone can remember, Britt-Marie has been an acquired taste. It's not that she's judgemental, fussy or difficult - she just expects things to be done in a certain way. A cutlery drawer should be arranged in the right order, for example (forks, knives and then spoons). But behind the passive-aggressive, socially awkward, pedantic busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams and a warmer heart than anyone around her realises. So when Britt-Marie finds herself unemployed and separated from her husband of 20 years, she learns that life may have more to offer her than she's ever realised.


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81. The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim - Jonathan Coe

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Maxwell Sim seems to have hit rock bottom. Estranged from his father, newly divorced, unable to communicate with his daughter, he realizes that while he may have 74 friends on Facebook, there is nobody with whom he can actually share his problems.

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82. The Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

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Conrad's masterpiece that relates the journey up an African river by a man sent to rescue the ivory trader, Kurtz, if he is still alive. He discovers a man who is now barely recognizable as such.

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83. Marie: A Romance of Mount Benedict - Joseph Holt Ingraham

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A poignant tale of love, separation, despair and hope.

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84. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour - Joshua Ferris

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Paul OíRourke - dentist extraordinaire, reluctant New Yorker, avowed atheist, disaffected Red Sox fan, and a connoisseur of the afternoon mochaccino - is a man out of touch with modern life. While his dental practice occupies his days, his nights are filled with darker thoughts, as he alternately marvels at and rails against the optimism of the rest of humanity.

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85. Ghastly Glass - Joyce Lavene, Jim Lavene

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Halloween is coming to the Renaissance Faire, and Jess Morton, doing research on Renaissance crafts, has a lot on her plate. Then death comes to the man playing the Grim Reaper - and the message 'death shall find thee' appears on village walls.

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86. The Method - Juli Zeh

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German author Juli Zehís translated 2009 novel is an Orwellian vision of the near future in which civilisation adheres to the stark principles of The Method

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87. Bitter River - Julia Keller

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Bell Elkins returns in this electrifying thriller from Pulitzerprize winner Julia Keller.

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88. Summer of the Dead - Julia Keller

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The first death came unexpectedly. An old man attacked outside his home, his murder a shock to the town. Then the second death came and with it - fear.

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89. Not Dead Yet: A Manifesto for Old Age - Julia Neuberger

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Julia Neuberger addresses the question of what life will actually be like for us as we get old, and suggests answers for making our later years as good as when we were young.

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90. Not Dead Yet - Julia Neuberger

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Julia Neuberger addresses the question of what life will actually be like for us as we get old, and suggests answers for making our later years as good as when we were young.

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91. The Pig that wants to be Eaten - Julian Baggini

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The author presents 100 thought experiments, and invites the reader to think about possible answers. Experiments cover identity, religion, art, ethics, language, knowledge and many more. Baggini offers some ways of approaching each problem.

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92. The Quickening - Julie Meyerson

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Rachel and Dan want to go somewhere hot in January. Recently married and expecting their first baby, they decide on an island in the Caribbean. A holiday in paradise. It ought to be perfect. Except that, for Rachel, itís not. Things take a sinister turn as soon as they arrive.

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93. Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life - Karen Armstrong

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From the spiritualities of world religions to the findings of contemporary neuroscience, the author argues that compassion is hardwired into our brains, yet is pushed back by our more primitive instincts for selfishness and survival.

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94. The Case for God - Karen Armstrong

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Here Armstrong argues that atheism has rarely been a denial of the sacred itself but has nearly always rejected a particular conception of God. She suggests that if we draw on the insights of the past, we can build a faith that speaks to our needs.

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95. Sister Noon - Karen Joy Fowler

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San Francisco in the 1890s is a town of contradictions - home to a respectable middle class, but with the Wild West lingering in the imagination... Lizzie Hayes, a middle-aged spinster, is praised for her volunteer work with the Ladies' Relief and Protection Society, known as the 'Brown Ark.' Lizzie is waiting for a spark that will liberate her from convention. When the wealthy, ill-reputed Mary Ellen Pleasant shows up at the Brown Ark with an orphan, Lizzie is drawn to them. It is the beautiful Mrs Pleasant, object of suspicion because of her mysterious past and rumoured voodoo practise, who holds the key to freeing Lizzie's rebellious nature.

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96. Breaking Light - Karin Altenberg

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A mesmerising tale set in a haunted landscape, of the ways in which something once broken in two may, finally, be made whole.

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97. Shadow - Karin Alvtegen

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How much is glory and fame really worth, when counted in the suffering of the people closest to you?

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98. Beautiful Day - Kate Anthony

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Rachel is returning to work, and as she discovers, juggling a new job, three children and an ex-husband can feel like drowning. Philip doesn't seem like an obvious lifesaver. He has just lost the one person who ever cared for him and he doesn't know how to live in the real world. But might Philip and Rachel each have something the other needs?

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99. Life After Life - Kate Atkinson

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COSTA NOVEL AWARD WINNER 2013

What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly.

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100. Homicide in Hardcover - Kate Carlisle

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Brooklyn Wainwright is an antiquarian book surgeon. When Abraham Karastovsky, Brooklyn's former employer, is found lying in a pool of blood, he smiles as Brooklyn takes possession of his priceless - and supposedly cursed - copy of Goethe's Faust

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