A really broad selection of books this month, ranging from Literary Fiction to Cookery,
from Romance to Sci-Fi. You’re sure to find something interesting, unusual and rather wonderful — so why not request something a little different and expand your horizons? Enjoy!
Sebastian Faulks is one of the most consistently entertaining and thoughtful British writers, and Paris Echo is a real treat for anyone who loves a compelling narrative with an emotional heart.
American Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq have little in common, but both are seeking something on the streets of Paris. While Hannah is researching the lives of women during the German occupation, Tariq is looking for his mother. Their stories show a different side of Paris, and explore identity, history and loss.
Extraordinary, vivid and deeply moving.
Killer T Robert Muchamore Hot Key Books UK Edition
Robert Muchamore’s Killer Tis a genre-bending tale of coming of age, terrorism and gene editing. As a deadly virus is let loose, British Harry and American Charlie must stick together as the world falls apart. A truly compelling, clever and utterly captivating novel.
The Clockmaker's Daughter Kate Morton Mantle UK Edition
Two unexpected guests. Two long-kept secrets. A gunshot in the dark. This is another superlative historical thriller, full of passion, secrets, intrigue and suspense from the internationally bestselling author of The House at Riverton.
French Exit Patrick deWitt Bloomsbury Publishing UK Edition
Patrick deWitt’s unique voice — tragic, comic and all points between — is one of the great joys of modern literature, as anyone who’s read The Sisters Brotherswill tell you. This new novel is a worthy successor, moving from New York to Paris in a riotous comedy of manners.
This much lauded, prizewinning work of speculative fiction is bold, innovative and hugely readable. Rosewater is a community living in the shade of an alien biodome. But when government agents begin to die, Kaaro must investigate the truth.
Everyday Madness Lisa Appignanesi Fourth Estate UK Edition
This memoir in three parts explores the way we cope under the daily madness of moden life. In luminous and elegant prose, Lisa Appignanesi offers acute insights into our mental health, as well as a deeply moving exploration of love, loss, hope and grief.
A Little Bird Told Me Marianne Holmes Agora Books UK Edition
Set in the scorching summer of 1976, A Little Bird Told Meis a deeply affecting tale of mystery, deception and small town secrets. Robyn notices a strange man is watching her. Has it something to do with why the whole town is gossiping about her mother…?
Strudel, Noodles & Dumplings Anja Dunk Fourth Estate UK Edition
German cuisine is perhaps not as well known or revered in the UK as Italian or French cookery, but this might well change after the publication of Anja Dunk’s brilliant introduction to the German kitchen. Packed with flavourful recipes inspired by Anja’s family history, this is a must read.
A Victorian chiller of the very highest order, The Corset is a creepy, compulsively readable novel of madness, murder and retribution. Dorothea visits Oakgate Prison to see Ruth, a woman on trial for murder. Is she really guilty? And if so, how did she kill someone with just a needle and thread?
The Governess Game Tessa Dare Mills & Boon UK Edition
From the author of The Duchess Deal comes another passionate and consuming historical romance. Governess Alexandra is employed to turn two orphans into proper young ladies. It’s a near impossible job, especially as their guardian is notorious rake, Chase Reynaud…
Poso Wells: A Novel by Gabriela Alemán, Dick Cluster (Trans.) (Indies Introduce)
(City Lights Books • 9780872867550)
Chesapeake Requiem: A Year With the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island by Earl Swift
(Dey Street Books • 9780062661395)
A Noise Downstairs: A Novel by Linwood Barclay
(William Morrow • 9780062678256)
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A really interesting collection of titles this month, from a variety of genres. August is a traditionally slow month for publishing, but we’re sure you’ll find something that will fast become a favourite. Enjoy!
A Treachery of Spies Manda Scott Bantam Press UK edition
With an endorsement from the doyen of modern spy thrillers, Mick Herron, and numerous comparisons with John Le Carré, The Treachery of Spies is a brilliantly executed thriller of the first class.
The body of an elderly – and strikingly beautiful – woman is found dead in Orleans, France. It is clearly a murder, and one that follows the method of execution of traitors to the Resistance in WWII. To find the truth of the present, Inspector Inès Picaut must go back to the days of war-torn France, no matter how dangerous…
The Girl in the Letter Emily Gunnis Headline Review UK edition
Emily Gunnis is the daughter of Penny Vincenzi, and this brilliant novel shows she has inherited her mother’s flair. Samantha Harper discovers a letter from the 50s, which brings her to St Margaret’s, a former home for unmarried mothers. What secrets do its walls hold?
The Way of All Flesh Ambrose Parry Canongate Books UK edition
One of the most compelling and atmospheric crime novels of the year, The Way of All Flesh is set in 19th Century Edinburgh against the backdrop of a serial killer. Will, a medical student, and Sarah, a housekeeper, join forces, using new techniques to catch the killer.
Future Popes of Ireland Darragh Martin Fourth Estate UK edition
The debut adult novel from Darragh Martin is a hilarious, touching and ambitious look at the hopes and dreams of an unforget-table family. In 1979, Bridget Doyle has only one wish: to be grandmother to a pope. Thirty years on, is a miracle about to happen…?
The Psychology of Time Travel Kate Mascarenhas Head of Zeus UK edition
Four women in the 1960s invent time travel. Thirty years later, a woman is found murdered – but no one seems interested in finding the killer. Who was the woman who was slain? Why is there a cover-up? And in a time-travelling world, how can her murder be solved?
Now We Shall Be Entirely Free Andrew Miller Sceptre UK edition
Andrew Miller’s meticulous, immersive and surprising historical fiction has won many awards – and this is another winner. Now We Shall Be Entirely Free is the story of a soldier returning from the Napoleonic wars, trying to rebuild his life. But freedom comes at a price…
This Really Isn't About You Jean Hannah Edelstein Picador UK edition
Jean Hannah Edelstein is one of the most perceptive, warm and wise writers around, and this memoir is a heart-breaking, hopeful, often painfully funny exploration of grief, life and love. Sure to be one of the most discussed memoirs of the year.
The Beekeeper of Sinjar Dunya Mikhail Serpent's Tail UK edition
A harrowing and poetic work of literary non-fiction that weaves the stories of the Yazidi women of Iraq, persecuated by ISIS for not converting to Islam, with the story of ‘The Beekeeper of Sinjar’, a man who risks everything to move them to safety.
The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree Paola Peretti Hot Key Books UK edition
A hugely moving, life-affirming, yet bitter-sweet tale, The Distance Between Me and The Cherry Tree, tells the story of Mafalda, a 9-year-old girl who knows that soon she will lose her sight. Fans of Wonder will fall in love with this tender, affecting tale.
A timely and deeply moving novel, This Child of Ours brilliantly explores the dilemma facing two loving parents. When their 7-year-old daughter Riley says she doesn’t feel comfortable in her skin, Sally and Theo have some tough decisions to make…
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Bearskin: A Novel by James A. McLaughlin
(Ecco • 9780062742797)
The Summer Wives: A Novel by Beatriz Williams
(William Morrow • 9780062660343)
The Cabin at the End of the World: A Novel by Paul Tremblay
(William Morrow • 9780062679109)
The Lost Vintage: A Novel by Ann Mah
(William Morrow • 9780062823311)
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The subject of a frenzied bidding war last year, Suicide Club is already one of the most talked-about books of 2018.
The premise is irresitable. In a world where life expectancy is 300, society craves immortality. Lea thought she was one of them, but one mistake puts her on the radar of Suicide Club, a radical, underground group devoted to meat, jazz, sex and death. It’s time for Lea to grasp what living really means.
Clever, compelling and wholly believable, this is a superb novel about our most basic desires.
Lisa Jewell just goes from strength to strength,Watching You being the perfect follow up to the hugely popular I Found Youand Then She Was Gone. What starts as an innocent crush, becomes a deadly obsession. You’re watching him. But you are not alone…
The Temptation of Gracie Santa Montefiore Simon & Schuster UK Edition
Santa Montefiore captivates her readers with compelling characters and an unnerring sense of place — and The Temptation of Gracie is the perfect blend of both. Gracie is a woman with secrets. And in a Tuscan castle, they are finally going to be revealed…
From one of YA’s hottest properties comes a contemporary tale of mystery and friendship. Hope is in Crete on holiday with her male friends. Then she wakes alone on a beach, without memory of the night before. What really happened?
Somewhere in the unlikely intersection between 1984 and Douglas Adams sits Munmun, a hilarious and prescient novel that skewers the inequalities of today. In an alternative world, the poor are tiny and the rich skyscraper tall. Warner is the size of a rat, but for how long?
Invitation to a Bonfire Adrienne Celt Raven Books UK Edition
Captivatingly recreating 1930s America, Invitation to a Bonfire is a fictional reimagining of Vladimir Nabokov’s marriage, and the strains, tensions and secrets exposed when Zoya, a teenage Russian emigree, enters his life. Haunting, tense, atmospheric and provoking.
JP Delaney’s The Girl Beforewas 2017’s biggest debut – and Believe Me is set to become another blockbuster. Claire is an out-of-work actress about to play the role of her life. The police want her to help snare a killer. But who is playing whom? Brillliantly addictive.
The Sea Witch Sarah Henning HarperCollins Children's Books UK Edition
The Little Mermaid is one of the most beloved fairy tales – but The Sea Witch shows its villain from a new perspective. Evie is wracked with guilt after the death of her friend Anna. Then Anna seems to return. Can it really be her?
Slay In Your Lane Yomi Adegoke; Elizabeth Uviebinene Fourth Estate UK Edition
Slay in Your Lane is the black girl bible — an indispensible guide to living today. Featuring interviews with prominent black British women, and Yomi and Elizabeth’s insights and experiences, it’s provocative, uplifting, timely and important.
A barn-storming thriller that introduces a new name in high-octane, page-turning suspense. A TV crew uncovers a cache of rare archeological importance. It’s a dream come true. But some things were meant to remain hidden…