Whether it’s a new book from authors we love, or an intriguing premise that could be worth taking a chance on, here is a selection of the titles being released in May 2014 (or very late April) that caught my eye:
The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland (hardback) – ‘An exquisite novel that asks probing questions about journalism and ethics, about the decline of the newspaper and the failure of language’
Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia (paperback | ebook) – “Funny and exuberant, twisty and captivating. . . . For its darkness and its glee, I loved this novel.” —Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
Invisible Ellen by Shari Shattuck (paperback) – ‘character-driven, poignant, and leavened with touches of humor and witty dialogue’
The Blue Mile by Kim Kelly (paperback | ebook) – Aussie author’s third novel, ‘a tale of the both wild and calculated risks a city took to build a wonder of the world, and of those taken by ordinary people to save a great love, against all of the odds’.
The Strays by Emily Bitto (paperback) – debut novel, shortlisted for the 2013 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson (paperback | ebook) – ‘As delightfully wry and witty as his bestselling debut, ‘The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’