New books to watch out for in 2016 and 2017 are:-
Goodbye, Vitamin, the debut novel by Rachel Khong, will be published by Scribner in hardback in 2017. It tells the story of 30-year-old Ruth who, after a relationship break-up, goes home to her parents for the holidays, only to discover her father has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Ruth stays with her mother to help care for her father. Described as an ‘original, funny and tender story about family, friendship, illness and everyday survival’.
Black & White Publishing is to publish two psychological thrillers by crime author SJI Holliday.
Click here to read SJI Holliday’s blog.
The Prime of Miss Dolly Greene and two other crime titles by Daisy Waugh, writing as EV Harte, will be published by Constable. The first title will be published in September 2017, with books two and three following in April and November 2018.
The Prime of Miss Dolly Greene introduces Dolly, a middle-aged divorcee and financially challenged Tarot reader, who finds herself investigating the murder of a cantankerous neighbour. Dolly teams up with police officer Raff Williams to find out what happened.
Set in Barnes, London, The Prime of Miss Dolly Greene is a contemporary novel, so a distinct change for Waugh whose previous novel is Honeyville, a story inspired by a lost chapter of American history. It is 1913 in the town of Trinidad, Colorado, and two women are thrown together by a murder. Click here for Daisy Waugh’s website.
The Stolen Child by Lisa Carey [below] tells the story of two sisters – one blessed, one cursed – on St Brigid’s Island, an isolated community off the west coast of Ireland. It will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in the UK in January 2017. Carey is also the author of the critically acclaimed The Mermaid’s Singing.
Two new historical novels by Elizabeth Chadwick [below] featuring William Marshal – the hero of her internationally bestselling novels The Greatest Knight and The Scarlet Lion – will be published in the UK & Commonwealth by Sphere. The first of the two books focuses on the life story of William Marshal, the second explores his family by marriage and the story of Norman adventurer Richard de Clare and Irish princess Aoife of Leinster.
Sphere will also reissue revised editions of Chadwick’s Ravenstow Trilogy in summer 2018 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the paperback publication of her first novel, The Wild Hunt.
Click here for Elizabeth Chadwick’s website.
Mothering Sunday: A Romance, the new novel by Graham Swift will be published by Simon and Schuster’s Scribner imprint next month. It features Jane Fairchild, an orphan and housemaid, who on Mothering Sunday 1924 wonders how to occupy her time, given that she has no mother to visit. The events of that day go on to shape her future.