Violaine Huisman

“I’d hesitate to describe my lovers as men. Not out of ambivalence about my sexual orientation (decidedly straight: I like coercive sex, abrasive cheeks, pungent smells, the way they size you up and t…

The Well of Ice

Andrea Carter

December in Glendara, Inishowen, and solicitor Benedicta ‘Ben’ O’Keeffe is working flat out before the holidays; the one bright spot on her horizon is spending her first Christmas with Sergeant Tom Mo…

The Last of the Stanfields

Marc Levy

Eleanor Rigby is a journalist for National Geographic in London. One morning, she receives an anonymous letter informing her that her mother has a criminal past. George Harrison is a carpenter who liv…

P.S. from Paris

Marc Levy

On the big screen, Mia plays a woman in love. But in real life, she’s an actress in need of a break from her real-life philandering husband-the megastar who plays her romantic interest in the movies….

We That Are Young

Preti Taneja

Jivan Singh, the bastard scion of the Devraj family, returns to his childhood home after a long absence – only to witness the unexpected resignation of the ageing patriarch from the vast corporation h…

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Arundhati Roy

In a graveyard outside the walls of Old Delhi, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet. On a concrete sidewalk, a baby suddenly appears, just after midnight. In a snowy valley, a bereaved fathe…

The City Always Wins

Omar Robert Hamilton

The City Always Wins is a remarkable novel from the psychological heart of a revolution. From the communal highs of pitched night battles against the police in Cairo to the solitary lows of defeated e…

When I Hit You

Meena Kandasamy

Caught on the hook of love, a young woman marries a dashing university professor. She moves to a rain-washed coastal town to be with him, but behind closed doors, she discovers that her perfect husban…

Adele’s Secret

Valérie Trierweiler

Vienna, 1910. Born into the circles of the haute bourgeoisie, twenty-three-year-old Adele Bloch-Bauer is beautiful, wealthy, and marked by tragedy. A late miscarriage, followed by the sudden death of…

The Return Home

Justin Huggler

When Jack, a war correspondent and wayward soul, returns home to Jersey from Afghanistan, he turns the life of the Merryweather family upside down. To ten-year-old Ben and his sister he seems frighten…