Fiction

Modern Fiction Book of the Month – May 2022

Hailed as Shafak’s best work yet, this is the story of two teenagers in Cyprus, one from the Greek and the other from the Turkish side who meet in secret in a taverna where a big fig tree grows. This tree bears witness to their hushed, happy meetings and eventually to their silent departures. It is there when war breaks out and the capital is reduced to rubble. Years later, a Ficus carica grows in the back garden of a house in London where Ada Kazantzakis lives. The tree is her only connection to an island she has never visited, and also to her family history and her complex identity as she seeks to untangle years of secrets to find her place in the world. Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction! 

The Island of Missing Trees

Elif Shafak
The Island of Missing Trees
Paperback

The Monkey Wrench Gang

Edward Abbey
The Monkey Wrench Gang
Paperback

The Book Share

Phaedra Patrick
The Book Share
Paperback

English Magic

Uschi Gatward
English Magic
Paperback

Modern Fiction Book of the Month – April 2022

Perched on a sloping hill, set away from a small town by the sea, the High House has a tide pool and a mill, a vegetable garden, and, most importantly, a barn full of supplies. Caro, Pauly, Sally, and Grandy are safe, so far, from the rising water that threatens to destroy the town and that has, perhaps, already destroyed everything else. But for how long?   A searing novel that takes on take on parenthood, sacrifice, love, and survival under the threat of extinction. What can be salvaged at the end of the world?   Costa Award shortlisted!

The High House

Jessie Greengrass
The High House
Paperback

Brother of the More Famous Jack

Barbara Trapido
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Paperback

The Library

Bella Osborne
The Library
Paperback

Milk Blood Heat: Stories

Dantiel W. Moniz
Milk Blood Heat: Stories
Paperback

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