Normal People

At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other He s popular and well adjusted, star of the school soccer team while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her housekeeping job at Marianne s house, a strange and indelible

Conversations with Friends

A sharply intelligent novel about two college students and the strange, unexpected connection they forge with a married couple Frances is twenty one years old, cool headed, and darkly observant A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind and to the beautiful

Girl, Woman, Other

Joint Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2019 Teeming with life and crackling with energy a love song to modern Britain and black womanhood Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families,

The Overstory

The Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of and paean to the natural world From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

This is a novel about a young woman s efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes Our narrator should be happy, shouldn t she She s young, thin,

The Perfect Nanny

When Myriam, a French Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children They never dreamed they would find Louise a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family s chic apartment

My Name Is Lucy Barton

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation Her mother, to whom she hasn t spoken for many years, comes to see her Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to confront the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of her life her impoverished childhood in

Night Boat to Tangier

In the dark waiting room of the ferry terminal in the sketchy Spanish port of Algeciras, two aging Irishmen Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond, longtime partners in the lucrative and dangerous enterprise of smuggling drugs sit at night, none too patiently It is October 23, 2018, and they are

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

An intensely powerful new novel from the best selling author of The Bastard of Istanbul and Honour In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila s consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now

Lanny

There s a village sixty miles outside London It s no different from many other villages in England one pub, one church, red brick cottages, council cottages and a few bigger houses dotted about Voices rise up, as they might do anywhere, speaking of loving and needing and working and dying and

The Half-Life of Marie Curie

In 1912, scientist Marie Curie spent two months on the British seaside at the home of Hertha Ayrton, an accomplished mathematician, inventor, and suffragette At the time, Curie was in the throes of a scandal in France over her affair with Paul Langevin, which threatened to overshadow the

The Cockroach

That morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature Jim Sams has undergone a metamorphosis In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain and it is