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The Books You May Have Missed Last Year

We’ve rounded up the titles you may have missed last year which are worth a read.

My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams
 
How does it feel to be betrayed by your closest friend? This is the true story of Anna Delvey, the fake heiress whose dizzying deceit and elaborate con-artistry deceived the Soho hipster scene before her ruse was finally (and dramatically) exposed.

The Braid by by Laetitia Colombani
 
Smita, Giulia, Sarah: three lives, three continents and three women with nothing in common, who are nevertheless bound by a rare expression of courage – like three strands in a braid. This is a powerfully moving story of three women’s courage in the face of adversity.

Salt Slow by by Julia Armfield
 
Smita, Giulia, Sarah: three lives, three continents and three women with nothing in common, who are nevertheless bound by a rare expression of courage – like three strands in a braid. This is a powerfully moving story of three women’s courage in the face of adversity.

Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
 
Teenage Silvie and her parents are living in a hut in Northumberland as an exercise in experimental archaeology. Haunting her narrative is the story of a young woman sacrificed by those closest to her, and the landscape keeps and reveals the secrets of past violence, as the summer builds to its harrowing climax.

The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glen
 
Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, this is the story of quirky heroine, Augusta Hope, who has never felt like she fits in. At six, she’s memorising the dictionary. At seven, she’s correcting her teachers. And as an adult, she has no interest in the goings-on of the small town where she lives with her parents and twin sister, Julia. When an unspeakable tragedy upends everything in Augusta’s life, she’s propelled headfirst into the unknown. She’s determined to find where she belongs – but what if her true home is half a world away?

Heavens by Sandra Newman
 
It’s New York, 2000. Kate and Ben meet at a party and fall instantly, irrevocably in love. A story of love and alternate universes, madness and time travel, The Heavens is a dream bound up in a strange awakening; it is a novel of what we have lost, and what we might yet be able to save.

She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
 
On 5 October 2017, the New York Times published an article by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey that helped change the world. Hollywood was talking as never before. Kantor and Twohey outmanoeuvred Harvey Weinstein, his team of defenders and private investigators, convincing some of the most famous women in the world – and some unknown ones – to go on the record.

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