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When Tessa, a single mother and BBC producer, discovers that her sister Marian is an IRA operative, she can't believe it. Yet not only is it true--Marian is also working for the other side. Torn between loyalty to her sister and the need to protect her son, Tessa also accepts a double role as an IRA scout and MI5 informant--and the sisters' lives change forever. Rich with suspense, plot twists, and masterly character development, Berry's taut thriller takes us into the heart of divided Ireland with a story of survival, struggle, and family bonds.

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ISBN: 9780735224995
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Published: Viking - April 6th, 2021

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Andrew Smith's job is to visit the homes of those who've died alone and search for a next of kin or at least money for the funeral. In his spare time, he takes comfort in Ella Fitzgerald’s music and an online community of model train aficionados. When he absentmindedly lies at a job interview, you think that he simply just can’t be bothered explaining how it all started, but gradually you realize there’s more to it and that he’s found some sort of solace in his imaginary life. Then comes Peggy, and this is just the beginning. Dark and funny, Something to Live For is a story exploring loneliness, the ways we shield ourselves from others, and the walls we build. But it’s also a story of love and friendship and finding the strength to break those walls.

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ISBN: 9780525539896
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 28th, 2020

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If you are a football fan, like I am, you know that David Goldblatt's new book is a must read. His vast knowledge of the game and extensive research goes beyond what's happening within 90 minutes between twenty-two players on the football field. To the fans it is so much more: it's passion, sense of belonging, dedication, religion - and Goldblatt manages to capture that and so much more. Football has gotten into every aspect of today's world and every aspect of our lives. Exploring socio-economic, political, national and global implications of the game throughout continents, teams and competitions, Goldblatt will take you on a journey - through football and the world in the 21st century - that you won't regret taking.

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ISBN: 9780393635119
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 18th, 2020