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  1. The Truth

    By Michael Palin. Writer Keith Mabbut discovers that the truth can be whatever we make it

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  2. Ru

    By Kim Thuy. Haunting lullaby to the country of the author's birth, Vietnam

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  3. Salvage the Bones

    By Jesmyn Ward. Story about 15-year-old Esch, who lives in poverty in rural Mississippi

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  4. Jubilee

    By Shelley Harris. A man is forced to confront his hidden past

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  5. Fitzgerald Short Stories

    Series of stories by F Scott Fitzgerald

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  6. Beginner's Goodbye

    By Anne Tyler. Moving story about a widower coming to terms with his wife's death

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  7. Annals of the Parish

    John Galt's masterpiece of small-town Scottish life, written in 1821

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  8. The House on Paradise Street

    By Sofka Zinovieff. An English widow tries to discover her Greek husband's family history

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  9. The Snow Child

    By Eowyn Ivey. Story inspired by a Russian fairy tale. Read by Miranda Richardson

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  10. Stonemouth

    By Iain Banks. Fast-paced tale of adolescence, love and revenge. Read by David Tennant

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  11. Capital

    John Lanchester's tale of the fortunes of one south London street

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  12. Swimming Home

    Deborah Levy's haunting story about the arrival of a strange girl at a holiday in Nice

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  13. The Dream Life of Sukhanov

    By Olga Grushin. Story of betrayal, set during the waning days of the Soviet Union

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  14. Care of Wooden Floors

    By Will Wiles. A writer finds himself looking after a disturbingly minimalist apartment

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  15. My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

    By Louisa Young. Story of love and trauma set in World War I. Read by Olivia Colman

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  16. Cousin Bette

    Honore de Balzac's story of jealousy, malice and temptation. Read by Alex Jennings

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  17. The Pursuit of Love

    Nancy Mitford's razor-sharp comic classic on love and growing up in the 1930s

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  18. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

    Charming love story by Helen Simonson. A bereavement sparks an unexpected friendship

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  19. Perfect Lives

    Five interlinked readings taken from Polly Samson's short story collection

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  20. The House of Silk

    A new Sherlock Holmes mystery by Anthony Horowitz. Read by Derek Jacobi

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  21. All That I Am

    Anna Funder's gripping story of what happened to those who stood against Hitler in 1933

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  22. The Cat's Table

    Michael Ondaatje's coming-of-age tale set aboard a passenger ship

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  23. Catch 22

    By Sebastian Barry. A secret and tumultuous life is revealed in the memoir of Lilly Dunne

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  24. The Day of the Sardine

    By Sid Chaplin. Evocative journey of a boy to manhood in 1960s Newcastle

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  25. On Canaan's Side

    By Sebastian Barry. A secret and tumultuous life is revealed in the memoir of Lilly Dunne

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  26. The Reluctant Fundamentalist

    By Mohsin Hamid. A Pakistani-American finds his life is transformed after September 11

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  27. The Shielding of Mrs Forbes

    By Alan Bennett. A snobbish and priggish mother does not realise her son is gay

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  28. The Sense of an Ending

    By Julian Barnes. An unexpected legacy causes a man to re-examine his past

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  29. Pereira Maintains

    Antonio Tabucchi's tale of reluctant heroism in Portugal. Read by Derek Jacobi

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  30. Waterline

    Ross Raisin's powerful portrait of love and loss, guilt and hurt. Read by Alexander Morton

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