How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House: Cherie Jones

Published by Tinder Press / Headline / Little, Brown This is a powerful, gut-wrenching book set on Baxter’s Beach, Barbados, the kind of place you see advertised in tourist brochures, with coconut trees, sand and blue seas. Cherie Jones’s novel looks behind this perfect façade, revealing the lives of the people—especially the women—who actually live …

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Index, A History of the—A Bookish Adventure: Dennis Duncan

Published by Allan Lane “The humble back-of-book index is one of those inventions that are so successful, so integrated into our daily practices, that they can often become invisible.” Dennis Duncan has taken the index from the back pages into the forefront in this informative and entertaining book. Who would have imagined that a history …

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Navigating Nigeria: An Interview with Noo Saro-Wiwa

Noo Saro-Wiwa is a writer and freelance journalist, born in Nigeria and brought up in the UK. She is the author of Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria, which was nominated by The Financial Times as one of the best travel books of 2012. It was also selected by The Sunday Times as its Travel …

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We Trade Our Night for Someone Else’s Day: Ivana Bodrožić

Translated from Croatian by Ellen Elias-BursaćPublished by Seven Stories Press UK “Everyone is running from someone, or from their own past.” Corruption and the long shadows thrown by war are at the heart of this political thriller from Croatia. Nora, a young journalist in Zagreb, is sent to report on a story in another city. …

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Vultures in the Living Room and Other Stories: Lula Falcão

Translated from Portuguese by Helena Cavendish de Moura with Andrew Michael BrownPublished in a bilingual edition by Casa Forte Press Lula Falcão is an award-winning journalist, political advocate and writer. His criticism of the current President Jai Bolsonaro has landed him on the list of “intellectuals to be watched”. This is the first of Falcão’s …

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The Fishermen: Chigozie Obioma

Published by One (Pushkin Press) A madman prophesies that a boy will be killed by a fisherman. The fear created by the prophecy changes the boy. But will the fear itself lead to the murder or is the madman able to see the future? The Fishermen is narrated by Ben, looking back to the time …

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1Q84: Haruki Murakami

Translated from Japanese by Jay Rubin and Philip GabrielPublished by Vintage Prepare to walk into Haruki Murakami’s strange world. You can slip through the thin barrier between this world and an alternate one simply by taking an emergency exit off a highway or ghost-writing a particular book. Things are just a bit off in this …

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Keeping readers on edge: An interview with Stuart Turton

Photo: Charlotte Graham Stuart Turton is a British novelist and journalist. His first book, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, won the First Novel Award at the 2018 Costa Book Awards, and Best Novel at the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards. His second novel, The Devil and the Dark Water, won the 2020 Books …

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Consolations of the Forest—Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga: Sylvain Tesson

Translated from French by Linda CoverdalePublished by Penguin “I’d promised myself that before I turned forty I would live as a hermit deep in the woods.” That was Sylvain Tesson’s promise to himself, a promise that he kept. Tesson spent six months in a cabin on the shore of Lake Baikal in Siberia from February …

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Death in Her Hands: Ottessa Moshfegh

Published by Penguin Press “Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn’t me. Here is her dead body.” Vesta, a woman in her 70s, has recently been widowed. After her husband’s death, she sells her house and buys an isolated cabin near a lake across the country, where she lives …

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