New Year, New Books!
For the New Year we have added ninety-one new books to our library including the winner and shortlisted titles of the Man Booker Prize 2016.
Jack Reacher is back in Lee Child’s 61 Hours(011604) encountering a band of outlaw bikers, a criminal Mexican mastermind and an assassin hell-bent on neutralising Janet Salter, a prosecution witness the investigator is charged to protect.
The Man Booker 2016 prize winner The Sellout(011567) by Paul Beatty is a biting satire about a man who attempts to reintroduce slavery and segregation in his Los Angeles neighbourhood landing himself in the Supreme Court. Amanda Foreman, Chair of the judges commented “Paul Beatty slays sacred cows with abandon and takes aim a racial and political taboos with wit, verve and a snarl.”
Man Booker Prize 2016 shortlisted author, David Szalay’s All That Man Is(011570) is a tale of nine men each at a different stage of life, each away from home, all attempting to understand what it means to be alive, here and now.
Also on the Man Booker Prize 2016 shortlist Graeme Macrae Burnet’s psychological thriller His Bloody Project(011568) is set in 1869 and recounts the trial of Roderick Macrae accused of a triple murder in a remote Highland crofting community.
Calibre patron Gervase Phinn’s The School Inspector Calls(011588) is the third novel in the Little Village school series. Summer has arrived in Barton-in-the-Dale and as a new term begins it’s not just warm weather that’s getting people hot under the collar.
Shirley Hazzard’s third novel The Transit of Venus(011443) tells the story of two orphan sisters, Caroline and Grace Bell, as they leave Australia to begin a new life in post-war England.
In Ngaio Marsh’s The Nursing Home Murder(011478) Chief Inspector Alleyn investigates the mysterious death of a controversial member of the House of Lords who has many enemies.
The Secret Diary Of Hendrik Garden (011499) 83 ¼by Hendrick Groen is a funny, gentle tale about friendship, love and an old man who is young at heart.
Alan Bradley’s The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches(011547) finds 11-year-old aspiring detective Flavia de Luce waiting at a railway station for the arrival of her long-lost mother. A tall stranger whispers a cryptic message in her ear but seconds later disappears under the wheels of an oncoming train.
A Dog Called Hope(011627) by Damien Lewis is the incredible story about Napal, a remarkable service dog who helps restore the self-confidence of a wheelchair-bound soldier enabling him to enjoy life again.
Quite a selection there! For the full list of this month’s new books checkout our New Books page.