Francesca Hornak - Seven Days of Us
'One of the best books of the year' - Hello!
The utterly brilliant, life-affirming Christmas story for fans of One Day.
It's Christmas, and the Birch family is gathering for the first time in years.
Emma is elated at having everybody under one roof, but her oldest child, Olivia, is only home because she has nowhere else to go. She's just returned from treating an epidemic abroad and must stay in quarantine for a week - and so, too should her family.
For the next seven days, no one can leave the house and no one can enter.
It doesn't sound too hard. But a week with your nearest and dearest can feel like an eternity, especially when they're all harbouring secrets.
One of whom is about to come knocking at their door...
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George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins 2017 Man Booker prize
American author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize, a high-profile literary award, for his first novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo” - a fictional account of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln burying his young son.
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality, writing in English and published in the UK. The longlist showcases a diverse spectrum — not only of voices and literary styles but of protagonists too, in their culture, age and gender.
The Long Drop - Denise Mina
William Watt wants answers about his family's murder. Peter Manuel has them. But Peter Manuel is a liar. William Watt is an ordinary businessman, a fool, a social climber. Peter Manuel is a famous liar, a rapist, a criminal. He claims he can get hold of the gun used to murder Watt's family.
One December night in 1957, Watt meets Manuel in a Glasgow bar to find out what he knows. Based on true events, The Long Drop is an extraordinarily unsettling, evocative and compelling novel from a writer at the height of her powers.
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The Mitchell Library has a fine collection of literary resources to support students, researchers or the just curious! We house Glasgow Libraries’ largest classic, cult and contemporary literary fiction section, which is available to borrow.
The 28th of September is Scotland's National Poetry Day and so we have poets popping -up in our Let's Talk area between 11 and 1.30 as well as a selection of poetry books on display at Leisure & Lifestyle.
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