Emma Flint - During the sweltering summer of 1965 in Queens, New York, Ruth, a single-mother of two, awakes to find that her young children are missing. The police are called ...
Nathan Hill - This doorstopper of a novel from debut author Nathan Hill serves up layer upon layer of wonders and had me engrossed throughout its 600+ pages. It begins with Fa...
Michael Chabon - Michael Chabon’s latest concerns a novelist called Mike Chabon who visits his ailing grandfather over a period of weeks to ask him about his life, which he is...
The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
Olivia Laing - Just out in paperback is this surprising account of Olivia Laing’s time in New York. She originally went there because she’d fallen in love with someone and agr...
Matt Wesolowski - In 1996 a bunch of teenagers and a couple of adults are on an outward-bound style retreat in the desolate environs of Scarclaw Fell. During the night one of ...
It's the Hexham Book Festival!
This woman is the fab comedian Sara Pascoe who is just one of many big-hitters who will be chatting about their written work at this year’s bash.
Arvin Adiga - While not having the scope of his Booker prize winning The White Tiger, Aravind Adigao still manages to pack plenty of punch into his latest state-of-the-nation ...
Murder On Tyneside
Eileen Thornton - The cover of this book – featuring a moody black and white shot of a figure at night – may suggest that the reader is in for a brutal noir-ish tale of death ...
Dare To Remember
Susanna Beard - When Lisa and her flatmate Ali are brutally attacked one night in their flat, Ali is killed, Lisa left severely injured, and their attacker is jailed for mansl...
The Dedalus Book of Gin
Richard Barnett - Gin is very much back in fashion at the minute with many bars now stocking different types rather than just your common or garden Gordon’s. So it seems like ...
Connectomics: Poems for the Brain
Alison Calder - This Canadian poet won two Manitoba Book Awards with her first volume Wolf Tree, and Connectomics marks her first collection to be published in the UK (courtes...
Rachel Cusk - This is the second novel in Rachel Cusk’s proposed three-volume examination of the life of Faye, an author who we last met in Outline, in which, recently divorce...
Revolution: A History of England Volume IV
Peter Ackroyd - The estimable Peter Ackroyd continues his history of England by taking us from 1688, and the arrival on our shores of William of Orange, right through to the D...