Enough Rope – Barbara Nadel

Enough Rope – Barbara NadelBook Description: Private investigator and ex-soldier Lee Arnold and superintendent Paul Venus are by no means friends, but when Venus’ son Harry is kidnapped and ransom demands arrive from an address in Arnold’s patch in east London, the superintendent doesn’t know who else to turn to. Arnold and his partner Mumtaz Hakim soon find themselves... Read More »

Birth of a Bridge – Maylis de Kerangal

Birth of a Bridge – Maylis de KerangalBook Description: Coca, Southern California. A small town on a wild river, at the margins of the red-rocked desert and the forest where the last of the state’s Native Americans still make their home. When Boa, the charismatic new mayor, decides to put Coca on the map, he plans a monumental new project: a six-lane... Read More »

Some Rain Must Fall and Other Stories – Michel Faber

Some Rain Must Fall and Other Stories – Michel FaberBook Description: The debut work, a short story collection from the bestselling, critically acclaimed author of Under the Skin, The Crimson Petal and the White and The Book of Strange New Things. Michel Faber’s short stories reveal an extraordinarily vivid imagination, a deep love of language and an adventurous versatility. Playful, yet profoundly moving, wickedly... Read More »

Katherine Carlyle – Rupert Thomson

Katherine Carlyle – Rupert ThomsonBook Description: In the late 80s, Katherine Carlyle is created using IVF. Stored as a frozen embryo for eight years, she is then implanted in her mother and given life. By the age of nineteen Katherine has lost her mother to cancer, and feels her father to be an increasingly distant figure. Instead of going... Read More »

Mr Splitfoot – Samantha Hunt

Mr Splitfoot – Samantha HuntBook Description: Nat and Ruth are young orphans, living in a crowded foster home run by an eccentric religious fanatic. When a traveling con-man comes knocking, they see their chance to escape and join him on the road, proclaiming they can channel the dead – for a price, of course Decades later, in a different... Read More »

Lucky Alan – Jonathan Lethem

Lucky Alan – Jonathan LethemBook Description: A father’s nervous breakdown during a visit to a theme park; a political prisoner confined to a hole in a busy New York street; a haunted ‘blog’…Welcome to Lethem-land, which can be discovered only by visiting – a place where the uncanny can be found lurking in the mundane, where humour and poignancy... Read More »

The Book of Speculation – Erika Swyler

The Book of Speculation – Erika SwylerBook Description: For fans of The Night Circus, comes a sweeping and captivating debut novel about a young librarian who discovers that his family labours under a terrible curse. Simon Watson lives alone on the Long Island Sound. On a day in late June, Simon receives a mysterious book connected to his family. The book... Read More »

You Don’t Have to Live Like This – Benjamin Markovits

You Don’t Have to Live Like This – Benjamin MarkovitsBook Description: Ten years out of Yale, with an extra degree from Oxford, and all Greg Marnier has to show for it is a rambling academic career that has landed him in Aberystwyth. At his college reunion, jetlagged and drunk, he runs into an old friend who offers him an extraordinary way out. Robert James,... Read More »

A Strangeness in My Mind – Orhan Pamuk

A Strangeness in My Mind – Orhan PamukBook Description: A Strangeness In My Mind is a novel Orhan Pamuk has worked on for six years. It is the story of boza seller Mevlut, the woman to whom he wrote three years’ worth of love letters, and their life in Istanbul. In the four decades between 1969 and 2012, Mevlut works a number... Read More »

Ragnarok – AS Byatt

Ragnarok – AS ByattBook Description: As the bombs rain down in the Second World War, one young girl is evacuated to the English countryside. Struggling to make sense of her new wartime life, she is given a copy of a book of ancient Norse myths and her inner and outer worlds are transformed. Linguistically stunning and imaginatively abundant,... Read More »