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‘A Reunion of Ghosts’, by Judith Claire Mitchell

Three sisters enter a suicide pact to shake the curse of their forebears. Review by Rebecca Abrams

‘God Help the Child’, by Toni Morrison

The Nobel laureate’s 11th novel, a romance full of violence and terror, is a bizarre clash of styles. Review by Sukhdev Sandhu

Front cover of 'A Decent Ride', by Irvine Welsh

‘A Decent Ride’, by Irvine Welsh

The author’s Edinburgh-based caper swaps his usual social satire for exuberant slapstick. Review by Malcolm Forbes

‘Neverhome’, by Laird Hunt

The odyssey of a female soldier fighting her way out of the American civil war. Review by Alexander Gilmour

‘The Dirty Dust’, by Máirtín Ó Cadhain

The first English translation of an iconoclastic classic of modern Irish literature. Review by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

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‘The Wolf Border’, by Sarah Hall

Motherhood and ‘rewilding’ jostle for attention in the author’s latest novel. Review by Lionel Shriver

‘Not Forgetting the Whale’, by John Ironmonger

‘Not Forgetting the Whale’, by John Ironmonger

A gentle tale of warding off the apocalypse in a corner of Cornwall

‘The Discreet Hero’, by Mario Vargas Llosa

‘The Discreet Hero’, by Mario Vargas Llosa

The author’s latest novel returns to the familiar theme of violence and the rule of law

‘Aquarium’, by David Vann

The author deftly juxtaposes the beauty of aquatic life and the tensions of a family in crisis, says Carl Wilkinson

‘Leonora’, by Elena Poniatowska

Ángel Gurría-Quintana on a sprawling fictionalised account of the life of the painter Leonora Carrington