Illustration of a boy and a girl running along a hall with Islam inspired arcs
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‘The Book of Gold Leaves’, by Mirza Waheed

Old, peaceable ways of life unravel in a ‘strange, compelling’ novel set amid the violence of 1990s Kashmir. Review by Alice Albinia

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‘Mr Bones: 20 Stories’, by Paul Theroux

The author’s new short story collection portrays the weak and the wealthy, the eminent and the exploited. Review by Carl Wilkinson

Moriarty, by Anthony Horowitz

‘Moriarty’, by Anthony Horowitz

Coded messages, red herrings and in-jokes abound in a stylish Holmes pastiche. Review by James Lovegrove

Richard Ford in Fort Williams State Park, Maine
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Frank Bascombe and me, by Richard Ford

When the novelist created his amiable New Jersey everyman, he had no idea that three decades on the sportswriter would have inspired a trilogy and a new book

‘The Last Lover’, by Can Xue, translated by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen

‘The Last Lover’, by Can Xue

East meets west in a phantasmagorical tale from an avant-garde Chinese author. Review by David Evans

‘Unmanned’, by Dan Fesperman

‘Unmanned’, by Dan Fesperman

A first-class thriller that explores how drones may spell the end of privacy. Review by Raymond Bonner

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‘Poetry Notebook: 2006-2014’, by Clive James

The author looks back at the poets who have resonated with him over the years, from Walt Whitman to Sylvia Plath. Review by Elaine Feinstein

Richard Flanagan in London the day after he won the Man Booker prize
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Richard Flanagan, Man Booker 2014 winner

The Australian author tells Lorien Kite he’s ‘astonished’ by the success of his novel ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’

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‘Lucky Us’, by Amy Bloom

A tale of two American half-sisters trying to make it in the cut-throat movie world of the 1940s. Review by Susie Boyt

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‘Nora Webster’, by Colm Tóibín

A widow readjusts to her new circumstances in a precise and sympathetic meditation on the figure of the Irish mother. Review by Christopher Tayler

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