2018 Man Booker prize winner
Anna Burns has become the first Northern Irish author to win the Man Booker prize, taking the £50,000 award for Milkman, a novel about a young woman being sexually harassed by a powerful man.
In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes 'interesting'. The last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous.
The top 100 borrowed items of September 2018
Every breath by Nicholas Sparks
A keeper by Graham Norton
Graham Norton's debut novel Holding was a Sunday Times bestseller and loved by readers everywhere. His new novel, A Keeper, is a twisted tale of secrets and ill-fated loves that once again demonstrates Norton's understanding of human nature and all its darkest flaws.
Nine perfect strangers by Liane Moriarty
From the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies.
Bridge of clay by Markus Zusak
From the author of the no.1 New York Times bestselling novel The Book Thief. "An amazing talent in Australian literature" Sunday Telegraph
Let me tell you about our brother.
The fourth Dunbar boy named Clay.
Everything happened to him.
We were all of us changed through him.
The Dunbar boys bring each other up in a house run by their own rules. A family of ramshackle tragedy - their mother is dead, their father has fled - they love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world. It is Clay, the quiet one, who will build a bridge; for his family, for his past, for his sins. He's building a bridge to transcend humanness. To survive. A miracle and nothing less.
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