Book of the month

General Fiction Book of the Month – September 2018

Goblin is a child like no other, caught between creativity and chimera. A true original, with an unforgettable story to tell. ”A profoundly affecting, intellectually challenging and beautifully written fable ... a marvellous piece of work.” 
– Stuart Kelly, Scotsman

General Fiction Book of the Month – August 2018

”Once a year – certainly no more – along comes a special novel that turns its readers into literary holy rollers. A couple of years ago it was Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life. Before that Ferrante fever. This year, I suspect it will be My Absolute Darling” – The Times

General Fiction Book of the Month – July 2018

Who says you can’t run away from your problems? A failed writer tries to escape his problems by traveling abroad... This great, funny, empathic book about a middle-aged writer and his insecurities won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction this year.   

General Fiction Book of the Month – June 2018

Ithaca, the ferociously funny and unbelievably poignant debut novel from Alan McMonagle, combines a fiercely emotional story with crackling prose. The darkly comic story of how far a lonely boy will go to find what he's looking for, and how in searching for what we've lost, we risk losing sight of what we have. Longlisted for the 2017 Desmond Elliott Prize.    

General Fiction Book of the Month – May 2018

In her much praised debut Conversations with Friends, Sally Rooney takes us to Ireland and the spoken word poetry scene, where a ménage à quatre in post-crash Dublin tests the bonds between close friends. A sharp, darkly funny comment on modern relationships. Required reading.” – Sunday Telegraph

General Fiction Book of the Month – April 2018

An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing examines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power – and limitations – of family bonds. Longlisted Women's Prize for fiction 2018. Winner of the 2017 National Book Award.

General Fiction Book of the Month – March 2018

What We Lose is a short, intense and profoundly moving debut novel about race, identity, sex and death – from one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35. Thandi is a black woman, but often mistaken for Hispanic or Asian. She is American, but doesn’t feel as American as some of her friends. She is South African, but doesn’t belong in South Africa either. And her mother is dying...

General Fiction Book of the Month – February 2018

Opening with an act of inexplicable violence, Idaho is a stunning debut about loss, grief and redemption. In a story told from multiple perspectives and in razor-sharp prose, we gradually learn more about this act, and the way its violence, love and memory reverberate through the life of every character in Idaho.

General Fiction Book of the Month – January 2018

Evoking a Britain of the early eightiesMy Name is Leon is a heart-breaking story of love, identity and learning to overcome unbearable loss. Of the fierce bond between siblings. And how – just when we least expect it – we manage to find our way home.

General Fiction Book of the Month – December 2017

The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prize-winning, National Book Award-shortlisted George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven-year-old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War.  Unfolding over a single night, Lincoln in the Bardo is written with George Saunders' inimitable humour, pathos and grace. 

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