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November 2022
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Here are the new reads you need to know about this month.

1 Undoctored: The Story of a Medic Who Ran Out of Patients
Adam Kay
15th September

After This is Going to Hurt, Adam Kay reflects on what happened after he left the NHS frontline in his characteristically sardonic style. It’s an honest reflection on a life which is inextricably bound up with medicine – both hilarious and heartbreaking.
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2 Love Untold
Ruth Jones
29th September

As she is about to turn 90, Grace decides it’s time to try and heal a family rift which has been breaking her heart for more than 30 years. She doesn’t have time on her side, and it may be too late to make her peace. A life-affirming novel about the complex bonds between mother and daughter.
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3 Shrines of Gaiety
Kate Atkinson
27th September
The award-winning author of Life After Life is back with the fabulous tale of Nellie Croker, queen of bohemian, Jazz-Age London. Peppered with larger-than-life characters and set against the backdrop of the Soho clubs of the 1920s, this is a roaring novel.
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4 Our Missing Hearts
Celeste Ng
4th October

Twelve-year-old Bird is on a quest to find his mother, a dissenting poet whose disappearance cannot ever be safely discussed. This heart-wrenching dystopian novel from the author of Little Fires Everywhere is, at its core, about the unbreakable love between a mother and her child, in a society consumed by fear.
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5 What Just Happened?!: Dispatches from Turbulent Times
Marina Hyde
6th October

Guardian readers will need no introduction to Marina’s hilarious columns, and this collection is a splendid account of modern Britain, packed with indignation, anger and cutting one-liners.
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6 It Starts With Us
Colleen Hoover
18th October

It Ends With Us, Hoover’s tale of lost loves and second chances, was a phenomenon when it was released in 2016. In it Starts With Us, she tells a different side of that first story, as well as what comes next.
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