Author: Kanae Minato, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 240, Publisher: Mulholland Books, ISBN: 9780316200912

Her pupils murdered her daughter. Now she will have her revenge. After calling off her engagement in the wake of a tragic revelation, Yuko Moriguchi had nothing to live for except her only child, four-year-old child, Manami. Now, following an accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yuko has given up and tendered her resignation. But first she has one last lecture to deliver. She tells a story that upends everything her students ever thought they knew about two of their peers, and sets in motion a diabolical plot for revenge. Narrated in alternating voices, with twists you'll never see coming, Confessions probes the limits of punishment, despair, and tragic love, culminating in a harrowing confrontation between teacher and student that will place the occupants of an entire school in danger. You'll never look at a classroom the same way again.

Author: Alexandra Potter, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 332, Publisher: Pan Macmillan, ISBN: 9781529022810

The funniest WTF AM I DOING?! novel of the year. 'The new Bridget Jones' - Celia Walden, Telegraph 'Say hello to a book that will have you laughing with every page, whether you're 20, 40 or 80' - Heat A novel for any woman who wonders how the hell she got here, and why life isn't quite how she imagined it was going to be. And who is desperately trying to figure it all out when everyone around them is making gluten-free brownies. Meet Nell. Her life is a mess. In a world of perfect Instagram lives, she feels like a f**k up. But when she starts a secret podcast and forms an unlikely friendship with Cricket, an eighty-something widow, things begin to change. Because Nell is determined. This time next year things will be very different. But first, she has a confession . . . Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up by Alexandra Potter will make you laugh, and it might even make you cry. Above all, it will remind you that you're not on your own – we're all in this together. 'Brilliant! Laughing out loud' - Emma Gannon 'Funny but layered, light-hearted but surprisingly deep, this is a perfect and inspiring new year read' - Red

Author: John Gregory Dunne, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 352, Publisher: Da Capo Press, ISBN: 9780786737543

In 1940s Los Angeles, an unidentified murder victim is found bisected in a shadowy lot. A catchy nickname is given her in jest—"The Virgin Tramp"—and suddenly a "nice little homicide that would have drifted off the front pages in a couple of days" becomes a storm center. Two brothers, Tom and Des Spellacy, are at the heart of this powerful novel of Irish-Catholic life in Southern California just after World War II. Played in the film version by Robert Duvall and Robert De Niro respectively, Tom is a homicide detective and Des is a priest on the rise within the Church. The murder investigation provides the background against which are played the ever changing loyalties of the two brothers. Theirs is a world of favors and fixes, power and promises, inhabited by priests and pimps, cops and contractors, boxers and jockeys and lesbian fight promoters and lawyers who know how to put the fix in. A fast-paced and often hilarious classic of contemporary fiction, True Confessions is about a crime that has no solutions, only victims. More important, it is about the complex relationship between Tom and Des Spellacy, each tainted with the guilt and hostility that separate brothers.

Author: Barbara Amiel, Genre: Journalists, Total Page: 272, Publisher: Canada Publishing Corporation, ISBN: UOM:39015030922952

Author: Elizabeth Hardman, Genre: History, Total Page: 272, Publisher: BRILL, ISBN: 9789004329683

Elizabeth Hardman uses notarial records from the 1480s to explore the nature of criminal and civil justice at the bishop’s court of Carpentras and compare it to other secular and ecclesiastical courts.

Author: Confessions, Genre: , Total Page: 236, Publisher: , ISBN: PRNC:32101069186433

Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo), Genre: Philosophy, Total Page: 390, Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated, ISBN: IND:30000109979462

Like the first Hackett edition of the Augustine's Confessions, the second edition features F. J. Sheed's remarkable translation of this classic spiritual autobiography with an Introduction by noted historian of late antiquity Peter Brown. New to this edition are a wealth of notes on literary, philosophical, biblical, historical, and liturgical topics by Michael P. Foley, an Editor's Preface, a map, a timeline, paragraph numbers in the text, a glossary, and a thorough index. The text itself has been completely reset, with textual and explanatory notes placed at the foot of the page for easy reference.

Author: Thomas De Quincey, Genre: , Total Page: 49, Publisher: , ISBN: BL:A0020856429

Author: Abigail Davies, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: , Publisher: Abigail Davies, ISBN:

Confession One: Musical theatre and chess were my true loves. I was a mixture of nerd and drama queen. I liked to think of myself as raspberry ripple ice cream. The perfect combination of sauce to creamy goodness. Confession Two: I was an adaptable kind of girl. Until it came to my dreams. Four years of hard work and I finally got into the college I’d fantasized about since I was a little girl. But sometimes things didn’t work out how you wanted them to. One incident—and a Viking helmet—was all it took to have my aspirations snatched away at the end of my first year. And now I was here. In a state I hated. A second college I didn’t want to go to. But no other choices available. Confession Three: Alcohol was the enemy. All I wanted was to blow off some steam before I met my new fate. To let loose, and have a little fun. I was never meant to wake up in a hot guys bed and not remember how I got there. Confession Four: He was my new roommate. Running out of his house the morning after the night before was the last time I was meant to see him. I could forget it ever happened and start my sophomore year unscathed. Until I found out he was my new roommate...along with another thirty guys. I was the new frat girl in town, and life was about to get a whole lot of messy.

Author: Joseph E. Barrera, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 376, Publisher: FriesenPress, ISBN: 9781460292235

This is a story of love, hate, lust, humor and longing in the time of war. When Jack Defurio, an educated 26 year old Mexican-American, newly married to Donna, is drafted and sent to Vietnam as an infantryman he must cope with the excruciating separation from her, the rigors of jungle warfare and his increasing revulsion for the Army....