NEWS WEEK OF 9 MARCH 2015
It may still feel like the dead of winter but the spring season publishing season is upon us with new books coming in the door each day, new hardcover releases and paperback releases of novels previously in hardcover.
Some of the most notable in the past few weeks are
New in hardcover
Mightier Than The Sword by Jeffrey Archer, the 5th in the very popular Clifton Chronicles.
A Sudden Light by Garth Stein, the author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, presents a magnificent and haunting new novel.
Too Bad To Die by Francine Mathews weaves fact and fiction into a novel about Ian Fleming’s exploits during the Second World War- as fascinating a topic as her book Jack 1939 about John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s adventures in Europe in the late 1930s.
The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen, who has made his name as a Scandinavian mystery writer, brings us a stand alone novel, a spy thriller set in World War II Germany and England.
New in paperback
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
The Ever After of Ashwin Rao by Padma Viswanathan, a finalist for the Giller Prize, is the story of those affected by the Air India tragedy.
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Towes.
Shotgun Lovesongs by Nicholas Butler, one of my very favourite books published last year, about a group of friends and the way their lives have intersected from their teenage years to their middle age. One of those rare books that work for both men and women.