Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Celeste Ng, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read. The land around is strewn with ancient artefacts - coins, fragments of glass, human bones - which the old parson used to collect. Over the course of the next six days, everything he believes - about himself, his faith and the history of his world - will be tested to destruction.
It is twenty years since the events of La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacqua begin her life-changing journey. Now, in The Secret Commonwealth, we meet Lyra Silvertongue. And she is no longer a child . . .
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read. A retired New York professor's life is thrown into chaos when he takes a young great-nephew to the French Riviera, in hopes of uncovering his own mother's wartime secrets in the new masterpiece from bestselling author Emma Donoghue.
One hot August day a family drives to a mountain clearing to collect birch wood. The two daughters, June and May, aged nine and six, drink lemonade, swat away horseflies, bicker, sing snatches of songs as they while away the time.
The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.