Popular English Fiction
The Uncommon Reader
Paperback ISBN: 0312427646
Obliged to borrow a book when her corgis stray into a mobile library, the Queen discovers a passion for reading, setting the palace upon its head and causing the royal head of Great Britain to question her role in the monarchy. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 0393315819
Three stories explore different aspects of love, with a bedridden romance writer exacting revenge on her husband, a flawed beauty trying to get back at the man who marketed the drug that crippled her from birth, and the changing relationship of a miserable yuppie couple
Griffin and Sabine
An Extraordinary Correspondence
Hardcover ISBN: 0877017883
A novel in colorful postcards and letters depicts the enigmatic relationship between British artist Griffin Moss and Sabine Strohem, a mysterious woman living on a Pacific island who can see Griffin as he works in London
The Last Anniversary
Paperback ISBN: 0060890681
Inheriting a home on Scribbly Gum Island from the recently deceased aunt of her former boyfriend, Thomas Gordon, Sophie Honeywell finds her life turned upside down, caught in the middle of upheaval that helps uncover a mystery, bring a family back together, create new friendships, and build true love. Reader's Guide available. Original. 30,000 first printing.
A Month in the Country
Paperback ISBN: 0940322471
In J. L. Carr's deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summer, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter's depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and hopeful, attachment to life. But summer ends, and with the work done, Birkin must leave. Now, long after, as he reflects on the passage of time and the power of art, he finds in his memories some consolation for all that has been lost.
One Plus One
Paperback ISBN: 0143127500
" One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You American audiences have fallen in love with Jojo Moyes. Ever since she debuted Stateside she has captivated readers and reviewers alike, and hit the New York Times bestseller list with the word-of-mouth sensation Me Before You. Now, with One Plus One, she's written another contemporary opposites-attract love story. Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can't afford to pay for. That's Jess's life in a nutshell-until an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess's knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages. maybe ever. One Plus One is Jojo Moyes at her astounding best. You'll laugh, you'll weep, and when you flip the last page, you'll want to start all over again"--
In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin & Sabine Continues
Hardcover ISBN: 0811801802
Created by Griffin to ease his loneliness, his imaginary lover Sabine takes on a haunting independent existence, leaving him beautifully strange postcards, letters, and a sketchbook diary, all of which are included in this sequel to Griffin & Sabine. 100,000 first printing.
Blessed Are The Cheesemakers
Paperback ISBN: 0446693014
Estranged from her family since childhood, Abby lands on a small Irish dairy farm where she encounters down-on-his-luck New York stockbroker Kit, who with Abby helps a pair of elderly cheese makers save their farm and help a range of troubled souls. A first novel. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.