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Why Beulah Shot Her Pistol Inside the Baptist Church

by Clayton Sullivan NewSouth Books (May 01, 2004)

Raised in the Primitive Baptist Church, Beulah Buchanan at age 16 marries the much older deacon Ralph Rainey to escape from her oppressive parents, thus jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Over the next...


Corina's Way

by Rod Davis NewSouth Books (March 17, 2011)

The Reverend Corina Youngblood, minister of the African Spiritual Church of Mercy, is a woman powered by Jesus and the santos. Her corner store, St. Jude Lamb of Light Botanica, which caters to the eclectic...


On the Hills of God

by Ibrahim Fawal NewSouth Books (July 01, 2006)

June 1947 was the eve of the end of the world for eighteen-year-old Yousif Safi, for Yousif is a Palestinian. On the Hills of God describes the year-long journey of a boy becoming a man, while all that he has...


Through a Glass, Darkly

by Charlotte Miller NewSouth Books (October 01, 2001)

Charlotte Miller's debut novel, Behold, This Dreamer, was a regional success story in 2000-2001. She continues now with the second installment of her trilogy exploring romance, culture, and place in the Depression-era...


Cat Flap

by Alan S. Cowell St. Martin's Press (July 31, 2018)

"When she awoke as a cat, Dolores Tremayne saw no immediate advantage in having four paws instead of two arms and two legs…" A brilliant, funny novel of love, marriage and modern life.

When the cat’s away,...


Elefant

by Martin Suter & Jamie Bulloch Fourth Estate (May 31, 2018)

The international bestseller about friendship, second chances, and a tiny glow-in-the-dark pink elephant

The most enjoyable novel I’ve read all year’ Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen...


The Dead

by Christian Kracht & Daniel Bowles Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 17, 2018)

“A great Faustian fable, and a literary endeavor of historical ingenuity that we now may start to characterize as Krachtian.” —Karl Ove Knausgaard

In Berlin, Germany, in the early 1930s, the acclaimed...


The Mere Wife

by Maria Dahvana Headley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 17, 2018)

New York Times bestselling author Maria Dahvana Headley presents a modern retelling of the literary classic Beowulf, set in American suburbia as two mothers—a housewife and a battle-hardened veteran—fight...


The Family Tabor

by Cherise Wolas Flatiron Books (July 17, 2018)

The Family Tabor, the new novel from Cherise Wolas, acclaimed author of The Resurrection of Joan Ashby

Harry Tabor is about to be named Man of the Decade, a distinction that feels like the culmination of a life...


Metamorphica

by Zachary Mason Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 10, 2018)

A brilliant and daring novel that reimagines Ovid’s Metamorphoses

In the tradition of his bestselling debut novel The Lost Books of the Odyssey, Zachary Mason’s Metamorphica transforms Ovid’s epic poem...


Early Work

by Andrew Martin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 10, 2018)

"What a debut! Early Work is one of the wittiest, wisest (sometimes silliest, in the best sense), and bravest novels about wrestling with the early stages of life and love, of creative and destructive urges,...


The View From Here

by Lynne Hinton NewSouth Books (June 01, 2018)

Katie Sinclair climbed up a loblolly pine just to see if she could. And then she stayed, creating a media sensation and more than a little trouble for the folks in Jones County, North Carolina. There is a lot...


Nevada Days

by Bernardo Atxaga Graywolf Press (July 10, 2018)

A seductive, unclassifiable blend of autobiography and fiction set in Reno, from the preeminent Basque author

Nine months as a writer in residence can prove unnerving for anyone. For Bernardo Atxaga, newly arrived...


Before and Again

by Barbara Delinsky St. Martin's Press (June 26, 2018)

From Barbara Delinsky, the New York Times bestselling author of Blueprints and Sweet Salt Air, a brand-new novel about a woman in hiding finding the courage to face the world again.

Mackenzie Cooper took her...


Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (May 30, 2018)

Unlock the more straightforward side of Things Fall Apart with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

This engaging summary presents an analysis of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, which centres...


Wander

by Lori Tobias Red Hen Press (September 29, 2016)

Set in the 1980s in the rural community of Bidarkee Bay, Alaska, a fictional area the size of a small state with a population of barely 20,000, Wander is the story of Patrice “Pete” Nash, a young broadcast...


The Shepherd's Hut

by Tim Winton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 19, 2018)

From Tim Winton, Australia’s most decorated and beloved novelist and the author of Cloudstreet, comes The Shepherd’s Hut, the story of a young man on a thrilling journey of self-discovery in one of the harshest,...


History of Violence

by Edouard Louis & Lorin Stein Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 19, 2018)

History of Violence is international bestselling French author Edouard Louis’s autobiographical novel about surviving a shocking sexual assault and coping with the post-traumatic stress disorder of its aftermath....


Number One Chinese Restaurant

by Lillian Li Henry Holt and Co. (June 19, 2018)

Named a Summer Must-Read by TIME, Buzzfeed, The Wall Street Journal, Star Tribune, Fast Company, The Village Voice, Toronto Star, Fortune Magazine, InStyle, and O, The Oprah Magazine

"A joy to readI couldn't...


My German Brother

by Chico Buarque & Alison Entrekin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 12, 2018)

An uproarious novel about a man’s often sordid, lifelong search for his possibly imaginary half brother

My German Brother is the renowned Brazilian musician and author Chico Buarque’s attempt to reconstruct...


The Nine-Chambered Heart

by Janice Pariat The Borough Press (May 17, 2018)

‘Superb. She had me at page one’

Chris Cleave, author of Everyone Brave is Forgiven

‘It’s the artful pleating of this subtle, psychologically astute novel that sets it apart’ DAILY MAIL

The kaleidoscopic...


Rosie Hogarth

by Alexander Baron & Andrew Whitehead Five Leaves Publications (January 10, 2013)

In the spring of 1949, Jack Agass belatedly returns from the war to the working class street in Islington where he grew up. A proud, supportive community with a pub and a barber shop, and a common love of The...


Benefits

by Zoe Fairbairns Five Leaves Publications (October 15, 2012)

It is summer... a heat wave... tense, uneasy days in the city. There are ominous signs of political turbulence in the dying years of the twentieth century. Welfare benefits are under attack, but women are fighting...


Baron's Court, All Change

by Terry Taylor Five Leaves Publications (August 30, 2012)

The Holy Grail of beatnik novels, 'Baron's Court, All Change' documents one summer in the life of a sixteenyearold boy. He leaves his suburban home and boring job for a pad in central London, courtesy of the...


Adrift in Soho

by Colin Wilson Five Leaves Publications (September 05, 2012)

Harry Preston says goodbye to the provinces and comes to London looking for life and adventure. It is the mid50s and he soon finds himself in the impoverished and slightly seedy world of the emerging Beat Generation....


The Furnished Room

by Laura Del Rivo Five Leaves Publications (August 30, 2012)

Joe Beckett drifts from job to job and woman to woman in a seedy world of bedsitters and allnight cafes. Living in the wasteland between Notting Hill and Earl’s Court, he heats up tins on gas rings and smuggles...


Ricochet

by Robyn Neilson Tablo Publishing (May 18, 2018)

One ordinary mother of two reads Robyn Davidson's 'Tracks'; then emboldened, embarks on a solo bike ride across the Nullarbor. An unlikely stroke of fate leads her to a crazy Frenchman. A love story begins between...


The Removes

by Tatjana Soli Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 12, 2018)

As the first wave of pioneers travel westward to settle the American frontier, two women discover their inner strength when their lives are irrevocably changed by the hardship of the wild west in The Removes...


Missing

by Alison Moore Salt (May 15, 2018)

Having moved from the Fens to the Midlands to the Scottish Borders, Jessie Noon finds herself struggling to leave the past behind.

Following a family tragedy, Jessie Noon moved from the Fens to the Midlands and...


This is the End of the Story

by Jan Fortune Cinnamon Press (March 10, 2017)

Belief is Cassie's gift, so much so that she believes herself to be whoever those in her life tell her she is — Cassie, Kat, Kitty, even, as Miriam insists, Casilda, an 11th century Muslim princess from Toledo....


News from Nowhere

by Jane Austin Cinnamon Press (March 10, 2017)

It is 1914 in Bangor, North Wales. Bronwyn is sixteen and her three brothers, Huw, Glyn and Aubrey, and Tada, her Methodist Minister father, will leave for the Western Front. Bangor, a quiet backwater, sees...


High City Walk

by Adam Craig Cinnamon Press (March 10, 2017)

Grief stricken, a sailor blames a sentient sea for the death of his wife… An orphan girl searches Europe for the secret of Alchemy… Illicit lovers try to alter time… And, in a strange land, a bizarre ritual...


Black Sheep Cottage

by Michelle Angharad Pashley Cinnamon Press (March 10, 2017)

Erica has been receiving text messages intended for someone called Dave and all her attempts to inform the various senders that she is not Dave have failed. As the texts continue she learns more about him and...


A Time for Peace

by Marg Roberts Cinnamon Press (March 10, 2017)

When the vast army of the Austro-Hungarian Empire marches on Belgrade in 1915, hundreds of Serbians are forced to evacuate in a mass exodus to Corfu during the worst Balkan winter in living memory. In the midst...


Special Needs

by Sue Vickerman Cinnamon Press (May 23, 2012)

In a multicultural community somewhere in the North teaching is not the only thing that occupies the minds of this vibrant cast of teachers and dreamers, adults every bit as in need of selfdiscovery as their...


Eva Shell

by Kate North Cinnamon Press (May 22, 2012)

Eva Shell is a book that mirrors the life we lead today: fast, pacy, fractured, where technology has in many ways unplugged us from the world but also forged new and exciting ways of telling our stories. Set...


Dear Ceridwen

by Jan Fortune Cinnamon Press (May 22, 2012)

In North Wales Bethan writes a letter to her missing daughter, Ceridwen. What is the truth about Stephen and the abuse that took place at the Soulful Living Community in Bristol? Most importantly, is Ceridwen...


Cold Crash

by Jennifer Young Cinnamon Press (November 06, 2017)

For archaeologist Maxine 'Max' Falkland, life in early-50s London is difficult enough as she tries to move on from the death of her brother, an RAF pilot shot down over Korea. But, when she meets John Knox things...


Girl Without Skin

by Connie Ramsay Bott Cinnamon Press (September 04, 2017)

Girl Without Skin covers one momentous year, from autumn of 1965 to autumn 1966, in Michigan's lower peninsula on Island Lake and the nearby town of Brighton. Giving voice to the residents around the lake, many...


A Jewish God in Paris

by Mikhail Levitin & Amanda Love-Darragh Glas (October 17, 2012)

Jewish questions in Russia. Russian theater of the absurd today and in 1920s.


Squaring the Circle

by Olga Slavnikova & Natasha Perova Glas (October 15, 2012)

Voices from the future. The generation which never lived under the Soviet sytem.


Mendeleev Rock: Two Short Novels from Debut

by Andrei Kuzechkin, Pavel Kostin & Andrew Bromfield Glas (October 15, 2012)

A vivid portrait of the modern-day young generation of Russia: youngsters stunned by their first painful contacts with harsh reality.


Off the Beaten Tracks: Stories by Russian Hitchhikers

by Igor Savelyev, Irina Bogatyreva & Tatiana Mazepina Glas (October 15, 2012)

Young Russians explore their country's remote regions and make judgements as they hitchhike off the beaten tracks of Russia.


Petroleum Venus: a novel

by Alexander Snegirev & Arch Tait Glas (February 12, 2013)

Based on personal experience, this is the tragicomic story of a single father of a 14-year-old son with Down syndrome


Sense

by Arslan Khasavov & Arch Tait Glas (August 17, 2012)

Young man's rebellious search for identity against the background of radical political youth movements in Russia today.


Snow Germans

by Dmitry Vachedin & Arch Tait Glas (September 15, 2013)

A repatriated Russian German soldier on a quest for vengeance must confront cultural and psychological problems in this metaphysical tale.


Before I Croak

by Anna Babyashkina & Muireann Maguire Glas (August 15, 2013)

A woman looking back on her life in 2039 skewers her generation with witty commentary and deft perception.


Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

by Alice Furse Burning Eye Books (October 10, 2014)

Go to university, get a degree they tell you, and a successful, happy future will be yours. So how has she wound up living with a Traffic Warden and working in office hell? As her days fill with low paid office...


Still Searching for the Big City Beats

by Glenn Carmichael & Kevin Evans Burning Eye Books (July 07, 2016)

Beal and black humoured cult novel set in the nascent spoken word scene of late 80s London. It is the late 80s and Punk is long dead. Not everyone made it. In London E1: the leftovers and left behind are still...


Upstate

by James Wood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 05, 2018)

New Yorker book critic and award-winning author James Wood delivers a novel of a family struggling to connect with one another and find meaning in their own lives.

In the years since his daughter Vanessa moved...