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Wonder takes place in Northern Ireland, and speaks, to me, of spring. The fresh calm that comes with new buds and beautiful twilit evenings, but also the pain and heartbreak and scars of einer. Read it over a plate of spring risotto.
Looking for more Roald Dahl-like kid adventure books? The UK’s #1 bestselling David Walliams is the writer you have been waiting for! Old age has taken Grandpa’s mind back to his glory days as a WWII fighter pilot. Grandson Jack does all he can to protect him and go along with the adventure. A funny romp through history, England, and letting go.
The author of Code Name Verity (the BEST book I read in 2012!) returns with a prequel companion novel featuring Julie Beaufort-Stuart at the age of fifteen, a crumbling estate, a mysterious disappearance, and a fortune in missing pearls. Superb historical fiction from one of the best.
Meet the woman who became an admiral, invented FORTRAN, and pulled the first bug -- an actual moth -- out of a computer.
As a cyclist who regularly commutes by bike, I run into issues with cars and traffic on a daily basis. But visiting Amsterdam and biking around was a revelation. Thanks to Allan Drummond, young readers can now get a look at why Amsterdam is such a bike-friendly city and may feel inspired to take part in local activism.
Finch has collected shorter pieces from his long career into a narrative as if walking the Outer Cape, from Monomoy to the Provincelands. This is a meditative book rich with close descriptions of the continuously shifting sands and the creatures encountered there.
The nickname Old Filth stands for “Failed in London, Try Hong Kong.” Meet Eddie Feathers whos life encompasses the riches and emptiness of the fading British Empire. Jane Gardam’s writing is sublime, and where many fictional characters fade from memory, Eddie Feathers endears and endures. He is the quiet relative you always knew had an interesting life, but it was never fully discussed. Gardam is a bestselling author in England. Read this, and you’ll see why.
With her focus on complex and often tragically damaged parent/daughter relationships, Arimah delivers a collection of stories with as much emotional punch as careful attention to language and structure. Her penchant for circular structures especially gives her stories' most brutal moments a crushing inevitability that explores the many ways our past will always collide with our future--whether due to our own actions or those of our forebears.
Jo Nesbo meets The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (sort of) in a Scandi noir international bestseller. Exciting and haunting, this series featuring detectives Mia Kruger and Hoover Munch is going to be your new addiction. Look out for The Owl Always Hunts At Night coming soon.