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Architect / The Crossing (Storycuts)
Architect / The Crossing (Storycuts) Rachel Seiffert
Two short stories: an architect encounters an emotional crisis that threatens his career; and a mother and her four young children fleeing a warzone attempt a treacherous river crossing.
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Armageddon in Retrospect
Armageddon in Retrospect Kurt Vonnegut
The first and only collection of unpublished works by Kurt Vonnegut since his death—a fitting tribute to the author, and an essential contribution to the discussion of war, peace and humanity’s tendency toward violence.
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Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes
Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes Per Petterson
Per Petterson masters the art of writing simply about big subjects, and this is the heartwarming debut that brought the author of the highly acclaimed Out Stealing Horses to prominence
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Assailants / Discipline / Honolulu (Storycuts)
Assailants / Discipline / Honolulu (Storycuts) Donald Ray Pollock
Three short stories: the tedium of home life isn't so bad; like father (un)like son; and memories of Honolulu...
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Bactine / Giganthomachy / Pills (Storycuts)
Bactine / Giganthomachy / Pills (Storycuts) Donald Ray Pollock
Three short stories: an evening of solvent abuse; the war fantasies of two children; and all revved up but going nowhere.
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Bad Dreams and Other Stories
Bad Dreams and Other Stories Tessa Hadley
The dazzling new collection of stories from the prize-winning author of The Past and The London Train.
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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Dai Sijie
Here is one of those rare novels, so captivatingly original, so absurdly funny, surprising and moving, that it crosses all boundaries.
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Barbarians (Storycuts)
Barbarians (Storycuts) Shena Mackay
A mother attempts to plaster over the cracks in her daughter's adulterous marriage.
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Bark / The Silence (Storycuts)
Bark / The Silence (Storycuts) Julian Barnes
Two short stories: a man adopts an ascetic lifestyle in order to outlive his competitors; and a composer attests that silence is the logical conclusion to music.
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Before The Frost
Before The Frost Henning Mankell
After the enormous and steadily increasing success of the Kurt Wallander series, Henning Mankell begins a new chapter: as Kurt prepares for retirement his daughter Linda prepares to join the Ystad police force and becomes an immediate star in her own right.
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Between Friends
Between Friends Amos Oz
In eight interlinked family dramas, master storyteller Amos Oz reveals the secrets and frustrations of the human heart.
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Black Skies
Black Skies Arnaldur Indridason
A suspected blackmailer is found murdered in this gripping crime story from the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger winner, Arnaldur Indridason
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Blackbird House
Blackbird House Alice Hoffman
Gripping and poignant, a haunting and remarkable fictional achievement - the compelling story of a house, its inhabitants, and the ghosts that haunt a spit of land, from 1778 to the present day.
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Blessed / The Fights (Storycuts)
Blessed / The Fights (Storycuts) Donald Ray Pollock
Two short stories: a messy misadventure en route to a blood clinic brings about an epiphany; and a family visit to Knockemstiff doesn't help a new teetotaller's alcohol cravings.
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Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman Haruki Murakami
An eclectic, eccentiric and altogether brain-bending new collection of short stories from the cult Japanese author.
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Blindness José Saramago
A chillingly powerful dystopian vision from one of Europe's greatest writers
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Blue / Tentsmuir Sands (Storycuts)
Blue / Tentsmuir Sands (Storycuts) Rachel Seiffert
Two short stories: a young man sets about furnishing and decorating his first flat; and a family outing to the Scottish seaside yields an early lesson in mortality for the youngest member.
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Body Art (Storycuts)
Body Art (Storycuts) A S Byatt
The arrival of a young art student leads Damien to question his atheist convictions.
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Books Burn Badly
Books Burn Badly Manuel Rivas
A masterpiece by one of Europe's greatest living writers - a brilliant evocation of the Spanish Civil War
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Boyhood Island
Boyhood Island Karl Ove Knausgaard
An irresistible story of childhood adventure from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard
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Bullfighting Roddy Doyle
Bullfighting is Roddy Doyle’s eagerly anticipated second collection; a series of bittersweet tales on men and middle age, revealing a panorama of Ireland today.
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Cain José Saramago
The last novel to be written before the death of the great Portuguese novelist and Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago, who passed away in June 2010 - a controversial book in the mode of The Gospel According to Jesus Christ
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