Contemporary Fiction

From the author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, comes an at-times dark and gothic, and at other times warm-hearted tale about loneliness, protection and social class. An unlikely hero, the eleven-year old, odd boy out, Byron Hemmings is anxious. He is anxious because, according to his best friend, James, two seconds have been… Read More

Martin Scorsese’s lavish epic of sharp suited fraud, debauchery and stocks has ruffled a few feathers ahead of the Oscars. Revelling in the moral vacuum of Jordan Belfour’s 80s, some critics have found the reality of Belfour’s swindling and his short jail term a bit too hard to swallow. Regardless of Belfour’s soft landing, the… Read More

From the author of The Silver Linings Playbook (now an Oscar-winning movie) comes a brave and powerful novel about a troubled teenager. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, Matthew Quick’s fourth novel, is a highly important book that is as much a story for young as for older adults. Meet Leonard Peacock, the story’s narrator. Leonard is… Read More

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