Torday, Paul Salmon Fishing in the Yemen This is the story of Dr Alfred Jones, a fisheries scientist for whom diary notable events include the acquisition of a new electric toothbrush and getting his article on caddis fly larvae published in 'Trout and Salmon', who finds himself reluctantly involved in a project to bring salmon fishing to the Highlands of the Yemen. A project that will change his life, and the course of British political history forever. Tropper, Jonathan Tuck, Lily How to Talk to a Widower When Doug Parker married Hailey, beautiful, smart and ten years older he left his carefree Manhattan life behind to live with her and her teenaged son, Russ, in a quiet Westchester community. Three years later, Hailey has been dead for a year, and Doug, a widower at 29, just wants to drown himself in self-pity and Jack Daniels. But his family has other ideas. It isn't long before his new life is spinning hopelessly out of control. Funny, sad, sexy, and smart, a novel about finding your way, even when you have no idea where it is you want to go. The News From Paraguay In Paris, Francisco Solano - the future dictator of Paraguay - picks up a blue feather fallen from the hat of a beautiful woman. With this small gesture begins his pursuit of the remarkable Irish courtesan Eliza Lynch. She follows him to Paraguay where she reigns as his mistress. She embraces her lover's ill-fated imperial dream, one fuelled by a heedless arrogance that will devastate all of Paraguay, and throw this European woman into a world of unprecedented privilege, ruthless exploitation and even revolution... Tyler, Anne The Amateur Marriage Michael and Pauline seemed like the perfect couple. The moment she walked into his mother's grocery store in Baltimore, he was smitten, and in the heat of World War II fervour, they marry in haste. From the sound of the cash register in the old grocery to the counterculture jargon of the sixties, from the miniskirts to the multi layers of later years, Anne Tyler captures the nuances of everyday life with telling precision and sly humour.
Tyler, Anne Digging to America In what is perhaps her richest and most deeply searching novel, Anne Tyler gives us a story about what it is to be an American, and about Maryam Yazdan, who after Thirty-five years in this country must finally come to terms with her “outsiderness.” A luminous novel brimming with subtle, funny, and tender observations that cast a penetrating light on the American way as seen from two perspectives, those who are born here and those who are still struggling to fit in. Vargas, Fred The Three Evangelists Sophia Simeonidis, a Greek opera singer, wakes up one morning to discover that a tree has appeared overnight in the garden of her Paris house. Intrigued and unnerved, she turns to her neighbours: Vandoosler, an ex-policeman, and three impecunious historians, Mathias, Marc and Lucien - the three evangelists. They find nothing but a few weeks later, Sophia disappears and her body is found burned to ashes in a car. Several people seem to have a motive as Vandoosler and the three evangelists set out to find the truth. Wagner, Erica Seizure Janet grew up with her father; her mother, she was told, died when she was three. Her father's stories were of her mother's beauty and their early love. But now, living an ocean away, she unexpectedly inherits a house. The house had belonged to her mother, who in fact lived long into Janet's adulthood. In a state of shock, she travels north with the key and finds an old stone cottage at the sea's edge. Waites, Martyn The White Room 19-year-old Jack Smeaton returns from the trenches and the trauma of WWII. He seeks solace in socialism, falling under the spell of the young T. Dan Smith, visionary future leader of Newcastle city council. Meanwhile, the future of Monica Blacklock, victim of a childhood of abuse, seems unremittingly bleak. A chance encounter with a handsome young man on the banks of the river Tyne looks set to change her life for the better. But handsome, psychopathic Brian Mooney has plans for Monica. In fact, Brian has plans for lots of people.