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New Fiction July

The new novel by best-selling author Jessie Burton is published later this month as a sequel to ‘The Miniaturist’.  Read on for more details.   July also sees the publication of ‘Other Names for Love’, the debut novel by Taymoor Sooro from Pakistan who lives in London. 


Debut novel of the month 

Other Names for Love by Taymour Soomro cover.Reserve 


Other Names for Love by Taymour Soomro

A hypnotic debut novel about a boy’s life-changing summer in rural Pakistan: a story of fathers, sons, and the consequences of desire.  On the train from Karachi, as dusk begins to fall, Fahad’s dreams of his summer in London are fading.  He is headed to Abad, the family’s feudal estate, where his father intends to toughen up his sensitive boy, to teach him about power, duty, family – to make him a man.  Other Names for Love is a luminous tale of memory and desire, inheritance and love, and the search for a sense of home. Written with urgency and unusual beauty, it marks the arrival of a stunning new voice in fiction. (words from publisher)


New hardback fiction 

The House of Fortune, Jessie Burton. This cover illustrates a Victorian kitchen, living room and bedroom.Reserve 


The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton

The sequel to The Miniaturist, The House of Fortune returns us to the mysterious Brandt family in Amsterdam in 1705 for a story of fate and ambition, secrets and dreams, and one young woman's determination to rule her own destiny.  In the golden city of Amsterdam, in 1705, Thea Brandt is turning eighteen, and she is ready to welcome adulthood with open arms.  At the city’s theatre, Walter, the love of her life, awaits her, but at home, all is not well – her father Otto and Aunt Nella argue endlessly, and the Brandt family are selling their furniture in order to eat.  On Thea’s birthday, also the day that her mother Marin died, the secrets from the past begin to overwhelm the present.  The House of Fortune is a glorious, sweeping story of fate and ambition, secrets and dreams, and one young woman’s determination to rule her own destiny. (words from publisher)


Honey and Spice, Bolu Babalola cover.Reserve 


Honey and Spice by Bolu Babalola

The sharp-tongued (and secretly soft-hearted) Kiki Banjo is an expert in relationship-evasion and likes to keep her feelings close to her chest. As the host of the popular student radio show, 'Brown Sugar,' it is her mission to make sure the women who make up the Afro-Caribbean Society at Whitewell University also do not fall into the mess of 'situationships', players and heartbreak. But when Kiki meets the distressingly handsome and charming newcomer Malakai Korede - who she has publicly denounced as 'The Wasteman of Whitewell' - her defences are weakened and her heart is compromised. A clash embroils them in a fake relationship to salvage both their reputations and save their futures, and soon she finds herself in danger of falling for the very man she warned her girls about. (words from publisher)


Amy and Lan, Sadie Jones cover.Reserve


Amy and Lan by Sadie Jones

Amy Connell and Lan Honey are having the best childhood, growing up on a West Country farm - three families, a couple of lodgers, goats, dogs and an orphaned calf called Gabriella Christmas. The parents are best friends too. Originally from the city, they're learning about farming: growing their own vegetables, milking the goats, slaughtering chickens and scything the hay The adults are far too busy to keep an eye on Amy and Lanand Amy and Lan would never tell them about climbing on the high barn roof, or what happened with the axe that time, any more than their parents would tell them the things they get up to - adult things, like betrayal - that threaten to bring the whole fragile idyll tumbling down. (words from publisher)


Out in paperback soon - reserve your copy to catch up on these must-reads


Yours Cheerfully, AJ Pearce cover.Reserve


Yours Cheerfully by AJ Pearce

Second book in the Emmeline Lake series following on from the delightful novel, ‘Dear Mrs Bird’.  Discover the new adventures of Emmeline Lake and the challenges that life throws at her in war-time London. 


Lily, Rose Tremain cover.Reserve


Lily by Rose Tremain

Timeless classics, Rose Tremain never fails to deliver a great read.  This one is set in London in 1850 where a baby is abandoned at the gates of a park on a winter’s night.


A Slow Fire Burning, Paula Hawkins cover.Reserve


A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

Another fantastic thriller from ‘The Girl on the Train’ author. This title is also available in the following formats on our catalogue: eBook, eAudiobook, audio CD and large print. 


And finally… if you’re looking for holiday read ideas (or just books to transport you around the world) how about trying the following


Dominicana, Angie Cruz (Dominican Republic/New York)  cover.Reserve

Dominicana by Angie Cruz (Dominican Republic/New York)


Small Days and Nights, Tishani Doshi (India) cover.Reserve

Small Days and Nights by Tishani Doshi (India)


Tangerine, Christine Mangan (Morocco) cover.Reserve

Tangerine by Christine Mangan (Morocco)


One August Night, Victoria Hislop (Greece) cover. Sequel to The Island.Reserve

One August Night by Victoria Hislop (Greece) – sequel to The Island 


My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante (Italy) cover.Reserve

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (Italy)


Night Train to Lisbon, Pascal Mercier (Portugal) cover.Reserve

Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier (Portugal)


The President’s Hat, Antoine Laurain (France) cover.Reserve

The President’s Hat by Antoine Laurain (France)

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