The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold
Watching from heaven, Susie sees her happy, suburban family devastated by her death, isolated even from one another as they each try to cope with their terrible loss alone.

The Bookseller of Kabul
Asne Seierstad
A moving portrait of a family and a clear-eyed assessment of a country struggling to free itself from history.

Notes on Scandal
Zoe Heller
‘Fascinating, brilliant, horribly addictive’ Guardian

The Know
Martina Cole
When Joanie’s beautiful teenage daughter is raped and murdered, only one thing will stop her pain – seeing her daughter’s killer brought to justice.

White Mughals
William Dalrymple
White Mughals is the romantic and ultimately tragic tale of a passionate love affair that transcended all the cultural, religious and political boundaries of its time.

Starter for Ten
David Nicholls
Starter for Ten is a comedy about love, class, growing-up and the all-important difference between knowledge and wisdom.

Brick Lane
Monica Ali
Strikingly imagined, gracious and funny, this novel is at once epic and intimate.

Lucia, Lucia

Adriana Trigiana
Lucia, Lucia is the story of a girl who risks everything for the belief that a woman could – and should – be able to have it all.

The Star of the Sea
Joseph O’Connor
In a spellbinding story of tragedy and mercy, love and healing, the further the ship sails towards the Promised Land, the more her passengers seem moored to a past which will never let them go.

Nigel Slater
Toast is Nigel Slater’s truly extraordinary story of a childhood remembered through food.