Books we think you will love

Our staff have selected these books, we hope you love them as much as we do.

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by Annalena McAfee

In the wake of the breakdown of her relationship, Mhairi McPhail dismantles her life in New York and moves with her 9-year-old daughter, Agnes, to the remote Scottish island of Fascaray.  "Hame treads a line between light-hearted satire and a discussion on notions of home and belonging...A hugely entertaining, roller-coaster of a ride through poetry and language" (Liam Carson The Irish Times)

by Thomas Bell

 Closed to the outside world until 1951 and trapped in a medieval time warp, Kathmandu’s rapid modernisation is an extreme version of what is happening in many traditional societies.

Erudite, entertaining and accessible, it is the fascinating chronicle of a unique city


by Michael Pederson

Oyster is the second collection from prize-winning Edinburgh poet Michael Pederson.

Powerful and penetrative; Pederson vividly illuminates scenes with an energy that is both witty and humorour, but also deeply intelligent.



History of Wolves
by Emily Fridlund

How far would you go to belong?

Linda, age 14, lives on a dying commune on the edge of a lake in the Midwest of America. She and her parents are the last remaining inhabitants, the others having long since left amid bitter acrimony. She has grown up isolated both by geography and her understanding of the world, and is an outsider at school, regarded as a freak.

One day she notices the arrival of a young family in a cabin on the opposite side of the lake. She starts to befriend them, first their four-year-old son Paul, and then his young mother Patra, who is also lonely and isolated. For the first time she feels a sense of belonging that has been missing from her life.

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