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Some incredible 2019 books to get your hands on.

Whether you’re trend-conscious and want to stay ahead of the pack, or just a devourer of books waiting for your next obsession, keeping your finger on the throbbing pulse of publishing means you’ll not miss out on that next big thing. Some of the energised, immediate, authentic and most exciting voices of 2019 have finally arrived. Jump aboard and take the ride.

  • Inspired by a real case, Half Moon Lake is a captivating historical novel set in America's Deep South about a lost boy - and the two mothers who both seek to claim him.

  • Heart of the Grass Tree is an exquisite, searing and hope-filled debut about mothers and daughters and family stories, about country and its living history.

  • Winner of the inaugural Penguin Literary Prize

  • A wonderfully original and heartfelt comic novel about one woman's mission to reignite the passion in her marriage - and rediscover herself.

  • Tabitha Bird’s stunning debut is a magical, life-affirming novel about heartbreak, healing and learning to forgive yourself.

  • 'The Parisian is a sublime reading experience: delicate, restrained, surpassingly intelligent, uncommonly poised and truly beautiful. It is realism in the tradition of Flaubert and Stendhal - everything that happens feels not so much imagined as ordained. That this remarkable historical epic should be the debut of a writer in her twenties seems impossible, yet it's true. Isabella Hammad is an enormous talent and her book is a wonder.' - Zadie Smith

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