ABOUT PHOENIX, by Nastasia Rugani, Annick Press

  Should you get into the car of someone you barely know? Hard to resist when the driver is Jessup Smith, the most handsome teacher in school. That night, he drives sixteen-year-old Phoenix and her little sister Sasha—both brilliant misfits—home. A few days later, their mother, Erika, lets herself be seduced by Mr. Smith. Not … Continue reading ABOUT PHOENIX, by Nastasia Rugani, Annick Press

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THE COURAGE TO BE DISLIKED, by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga, Simon & Schuster

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up for the mind, The Courage to Be Disliked is the Japanese phenomenon that shows you how to free yourself from the shackles of past experiences and others’ expectations to achieve real happiness. The Courage to Be Disliked, already an enormous bestseller in Asia with more than 3.5 million copies … Continue reading THE COURAGE TO BE DISLIKED, by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga, Simon & Schuster

FROM HOLMES TO SHERLOCK, by Mattias Bostrom, Mysterious Press/Grove Atlantic/Publishers Group West

Everyone knows Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created a unique literary character who has remained popular for over a century and is appreciated more than ever today. But what made this fictional character, dreamed up by a small-town English doctor in the 1880s, into such a lasting success, despite the author’s own attempt to … Continue reading FROM HOLMES TO SHERLOCK, by Mattias Bostrom, Mysterious Press/Grove Atlantic/Publishers Group West

THE LAVENDER LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY: THE END OF SUNSET GROVE, by Minna Lindgren, Pan Books/Pan Macmillan

Best friends Irma and Siiri are relieved when they can finally return home, but things have changed in the retirement home . . . Sunset Grove is under new management, a sinister organisation that promises spiritual enlightenment in return for donations from its residents. And the staff seem to have disappeared, replaced by technology that remotely … Continue reading THE LAVENDER LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY: THE END OF SUNSET GROVE, by Minna Lindgren, Pan Books/Pan Macmillan

THE END OF THE END OF THE EARTH, by Jonathan Franzen (Essays), Bond Street Book/Penguin

A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections. The essayist, Jonathan Franzen writes, is like “a fire-fighter, whose job, while everyone else is fleeing the flames of shame, is to run straight into them.” For the past twenty-five years, even as his novels have earned him worldwide … Continue reading THE END OF THE END OF THE EARTH, by Jonathan Franzen (Essays), Bond Street Book/Penguin