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‘Amnesia’, by Peter Carey

The Australian novelist blends conspiracy thriller, comic farce and an examination of contemporary hackers

‘The American Lover’, by Rose Tremain

A new story collection marked by a timeless melancholy. Review by Michael Prodger

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‘Emma’, by Alexander McCall Smith

Can Alexander McCall Smith update Jane Austen for the Facebook generation? Review by Alexander Gilmour

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‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’, by Marlon James

A retelling of a violent outbreak in Jamaica challenges perceptions of Bob Marley. Review by IanThomson

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‘Funny Girl’, by Nick Hornby

In his first novel for five years, the author turns his attention to swinging London and 1960s light entertainment. Review by Henry Hitchings

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‘Frog’, by Mo Yan

An impressive novel tells of the brutality of China’s one-child policy. Review by Tash Aw

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‘Some Luck’, by Jane Smiley

A farming family adapts to changing times in the first part of an Iowa trilogy. Review by Rebecca Abrams

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‘F’, by Daniel Kehlmann

A mind-bendingly circular tale of three brothers intrigues. Review by Julius Purcell

‘House of Ashes’, by Monique Roffey

‘House of Ashes’, by Monique Roffey

A fictionalised retelling of an almost forgotten episode in Caribbean history. Review by David Shaftel

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‘Infidelities’, by Kirsty Gunn

A glimpse of escape from the confines of married life unsettles the female protagonists in this fine set of short stories. Review by Lionel Shriver

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