Staff Suggestions Upcoming 2021

We thought we’d share some books we’re looking forward to, due to be released in the next couple of months. Call us or send us an e-mail to pre-order.

 

Ben Recommends

The Ratline by Philippe Sands

 

 

From the author of East West Street: A tale of Nazi lives, mass murder, love, cold war espionage, a mysterious death in the Vatican–and “the Ratline,” the Nazi escape route to Peron’s Argentina.

 

Released Feb. 2

 


 

Slough House by Mick Herron

 

 

With a new populist movement taking hold of London’s streets and the old order ensuring that everything’s for sale to the highest bidder, Jackson Lamb and the slow horses are in a fight for their lives as they navigate dizzying layers of lies, power, and death.

 

Released Feb. 9

 


 

Rupert Recommends

Four Lost Cities by Annalee Newitz

 

 

Investigating across the centuries and around the world, Annalee Newitz explores the rise and fall of four ancient cities, each the center of a sophisticated civilization.

 

Released Feb. 2

 


 

Cathedral by Ben Hopkins

 

 

At the centre of this story, set over a 50 year period in the 13th century, is the Cathedral. Its design and construction in the town of Hagenburg unites an array of unforgettable characters, whose fortunes are inseparable from the shifting political factions vying for supremacy.

 

Released Feb. 5

 


 

Danielle Recommends

The Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen

 

 

Called “a masterpiece” by The Guardian, this courageous and honest trilogy from Tove Ditlevsen, a pioneer in the field of genre-bending confessional writing, explores themes of family, sex, motherhood, abortion, addiction, and being an artist.

 

Released Jan. 26

 


 

The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington

 

 

An old woman enters into a fantastical world of dreams and nightmares in this surrealist classic rereleased with an afterword by Olga Tokarczuk. The Hearing Trumpet is the witty, celebratory key to Carrington’s anarchic and allusive body of work.

 

Released Jan. 5

 


 

Olivia Recommends

The Rain Heron by Robbie Arnott

 

 

Spellbinding and immersive, Robbie Arnott’s The Rain Heron is an astounding, mythical exploration of human resilience, female friendship, and humankind’s precarious relationship to nature. One of LitHub‘s Most Anticipated Books of 2021.

 

Released Feb. 9

 


 

Milk Blood Heat by Dantiel W Moniz

 

 

Set among the cities and suburbs of Florida, each story delves into the ordinary worlds of young girls, women, and men who find themselves confronted by extraordinary moments of violent personal reckoning.

 

Released Feb. 2

 


 

Patti Recommends

My Grandmother’s Braid by Alina Bronsky

 

 

His grandmother has been telling Max that he is an incompetent, clueless weakling since he was a child. While he may be dolt in his grandmother’s eyes, Max is bright enough to notice that his stoic and taciturn grandfather has fallen hopelessly in love with their neighbour, Nina…

 

Released Jan. 29

 


 

A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

 

 

Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, a gorgeous retelling of the Trojan War from the perspectives of the many women involved in its causes and consequences.

 

Released Jan. 26

 


 

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