As always, we have another eclectic mix of fiction for you, and hopefully not too late to add to your own Christmas lists or give. (Don’t forget our affiliate links to The Book Depository, which has (almost) worldwide free P&P as well as keen prices.)
33 Revolutions is a novella by Che Guevara’s grandson – a view of contemporary Cuba written in prose poem-like vignettes. Han Kang’s Human Acts is now out in paperback. Robert Seethaler’s The Tobacconist is darker than A Whole Life, but is a triumph.
Becky Chambers’ second Wayfarer’s novel, A Closed and Common Orbit, carries on directly from her first – but also stands alone – following the developing life of an AI.
Other Times and Places:
Sebastian Barry turns to the American Civil War in the mid 19th century for Days Without End, whereas Anna Quindlen follows the fortunes of the Miller family in Miller’s Valley. Urbexing is the hobby of choice for a recovering addict in Jen Waldo’s Old Buildings in North Texas. Moving over into New Mexico, Los Alamos and ornithology combine in Elizabeth J. Church’s The Atomic Weight of Love. Stef Penney returns to the Arctic for her third novel, Under a Pole Star.
Deep Water is a medical thriller by Christine Poulson, but if you like gore then the latest French bestseller from Bernard Minier, Don’t Turn Out The Lights, may appeal… Magpie Murders is the latest ingenious and witty crime novel from the prolific Anthony Horowitz and the third outing for Mick Herron’s team of disgraced agents, Real Tigers, is now in paperback.
Happy Reading! Don’t forget to comment.
Annabel, Fiction editor