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41. Orfeo - Richard Powers

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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014

Seventy-year old avant-garde composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police outside. His DIY microbiology lab has come to the attention of Homeland Security. Panicked by the raid on his house, Els flees and turns fugitive, waiting for the evidence to clear him and for the alarm surrounding his activities to blow over. But alarm turns to national hysteria...

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42. Origins of Love - Kishwar Desai

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In Delhi a small baby lies alone and abandoned. The product of IVF and surrogacy, she had been so coveted - until she was born with a fatal illness...

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43. Out of Sight Out of Mind - Evonne Wareham

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Everyone has secrets. Some are stranger than others.

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44. Rhumba - Elaine Proctor

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Tottenham, London. Ten-year-old Flambeau waits for his young mother to arrive from the Congo. Homesick, he sees a glimpse of life in Knight, a fellow Congolese. Knight, - dressed to the nines and dressed to kill - is a gangster, who might just be able to use his contacts to find Flambeau's mother, Bijou.

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45. Rival Passions - Zoe Miller

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Glitz, glamour and scandal in this saucy new novel by Irish bestseller Zoe Miller.

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46. Shades of Grey - Jasper Fforde

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Eddie Russett lives in a world where fortune, career and ultimate destiny are rigidly dictated by the colours you can see, with violet at the top, and red at the bottom. Below the colours are the grey underclass who can only see tones of black and white.

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47. Silenced - Kristina Ohlsson

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Aman is killed in a hit and run. He has no identification on him, he is not reported missing nor wanted by the police. At the same time, a priest and his wife are found dead in an apparent suicide.

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48. 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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49. Something In Common - Roisin Meaney

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They shouldn’t have fitted together. Yet somehow they did.

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50. Sophie and the Sibyl: A Victorian Romance - Patricia Duncker

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Berlin, September 1872: The Duncker brothers, Max and Wolfgang, own a thriving publishing business. Irresponsible Max is as fond of gambling and brothels, whereas the older, wiser, Wolfgang is making the profit. When Max's bad habits get out of hand, Wolfgang sends him to the town of Homburg, to dance attendance upon a celebrity author - the enigmatic Sibyl, also known as George Eliot - she soon has Max bewitched. Yet Wolfgang has an ulterior motive: for his brother to consider wealthy Sophie von Hahn as a potential wife. Both women have Max in thrall - one with her youth and passion, the other with her wisdom and fierce intelligence.

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51. Spare Brides - Adele Parks

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The 1920’s: A time of hope, promise and parties, but not all the men came home after the war. Meet the spare brides - young, gorgeous and unexpectedly alone.

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52. Stone Mattress - Margaret Atwood

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Arecently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband. An elderly lady with Charles Bonnet’s syndrome comes to terms with the little people she keeps seeing, while a newly-formed populist group gathers to burn down her retirement residence. A woman born with a genetic abnormality is mistaken for a vampire.

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53. Stonemouth - Iain Banks

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After five years in exile, Stewart Gilmour is back in Stonemouth for the funeral of patriarch Joe Murston, and even though the last time Stu saw the Murstons he was running for his life, staying away might be even more dangerous than turning up. Although there’s supposed to be a temporary truce between Stewart and the town’s biggest crime family, it soon becomes clear that only Stewart is taking this promise of peace seriously.

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54. Strange Bodies - Marcel Theroux

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It all started when Nicky Slopen came back from the dead...

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55. The Art of Leaving - Anna Stothard

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Anna Stothard reveals that love has its fault lines and freedom comes at a price…

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56. The Awakening of Miss Prim - Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera

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Prudencia Prim is a young woman of intelligence and achievement, with a deep knowledge of literature and several letters after her name. But when she accepts the post of private librarian in the village of San Ireneo de Arnois, she is unprepared for what she encounters there...

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57. The Blazing World - Siri Hustvedt

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Artist Harriet Burden, furious at the lack of recognition she has received from the New York art establishment, embarks on an experiment: she hides her identity behind three male fronts who exhibit her work as their own. And yet, even after she has unmasked herself, there are those who refuse to believe she is the woman behind the men...

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58. The Book of Lost and Found - Lucy Foley

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Hertfordshire, 1928: The paths of Tom and Alice collide against a haze of youthful, carefree exuberance. And so begins the love story...

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59. The Care and Management of Lies - Jacqueline Winspear

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The Care and Management of Lies is a lyrical drama of love struggling to survive in a damaged, fractured world.

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60. The English Monster - Lloyd Shepherd

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A Waterstone Autumn Book Club 2012 title.

London, 1811. The twisting streets of Wapping hold many an untold sin. Bounded by the Ratcliffe Highway to the north and the Dock to the south, shameful secrets are largely hidden by the noise of Trade.

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