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 June 2014 ( or late May) that caught my eye:
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman (paperback | ebook) – From the author of The Imperfectionists, “A tale about the mystery of the self, the power of books, and how truth and fiction can inextricably intermingle … captivating.” — Library Journal
Dancing on Knives by Kate Forsyth (paperback | ebook) – The latest from much loved Aussie author Kate Forsyth, “Family saga, fable and whodunit all rolled into a vivid and lyrical whole.” — Elizabeth Knox
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey (paperback | ebook) – ‘Emma Healey’s stunning debut novel, introduces a mystery, an unsolved crime and one of the most unforgettable characters since Mark Haddon’s Christopher.’
I Am China by Xiaolu Guo (paperback | ebook) – ‘a sweeping, romantic, and complex novel about two young lovers in contemporary China who struggle to overcome politics, family, and secrets of the past’ told via a translator reading letters, from one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists 2013
Journey Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino (paperback ) – ‘Stark, intriguing and stylish, an epic mystery by the bestselling Japanese author’
My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff (paperback | ebook) – “A warm, witty, occasionally sly piece of storytelling … An affectionate love letter to a first job in an industry that in just 20 years has changed beyond recognition” — Harper’s Bazaar.