Books of the Month for August 2017

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Discover the Books of the Month for August – there’s something for everyone!

Modern Fiction – Classics – Short stories

MODERN FICTION
The Comet Seekers – Helen Sedgwick
One Day meets The Time Traveler’s Wife in this spellbinding, magical debut novel about love, loss, hope and heartbreak that shows us that for each of us, the world can be as lonely or as beautiful as the comets that illuminate the skies above us. Roisin and Francois first meet in the snowy white expanse of Antarctica. And everything changes.
Paperback 130:-

CLASSICS
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town – Stephen Leacock 
Affectionately combining both the idyllic and ironic, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is a colourful, imaginative, and thoroughly entertaining portrait of small town Ontario. It's a brilliant satire about small towns, small-town people, and small-town occurrences. Life in Mariposa is never dull or ordinary.
Paperback 155:-

SHORT STORIES
The Best Place on Earth – Ayelet Tsabari
These eleven spellbinding stories often focus on Israel’s Mizrahi Jews, featuring mothers and children, soldiers and bohemians, lovers and best friends, all searching for their place in the world.
Paperback 150:-

British Crime – Tough Crime

BRITISH ISLES CRIME
The City in Darkness – Michael Russell
Christmas 1939. In Europe the Phoney War hides carnage to come. In Ireland Detective Inspector Stefan Gillespie keeps tabs on Irishmen joining the British Forces. It's unpleasant work, but when an IRA raid on a military arsenal sends Garda Special Branch in search of guns and explosives, Stefan is soon convinced his boss, Superintendent Terry Gregory, is working for the IRA…
Paperback 150:-

TOUGH CRIME
The Disappeared – Anthony J. Quinn
Irish journalist Quinn’s fiction debut kicks off a series featuring Northern Ireland police inspector Celcius Daly. This first installment manages to both entertain and enlighten, taking decades of sectarian violence that preceded present-day calm and using this as the background for a suspenseful whodunit.
Paperback 130:-

Science-Fiction – Fantasy – Urban Fantasy

SCIENCE FICTION
Red Rising – Pierce Brown
Darrow is a Helldiver. A pioneer of Mars.Born to slave beneath the earth so that one day, future generations might live above it.He is a Red – humankind’s lowest caste. But he has something the Golds - the ruthless ruling class - will never understand. He has a wife he worships, a family who give him strength. He has love. And when they take that from him, all that remains is revenge…
Paperback 130:-

FANTASY
Age of Myth – Michael J. Sullivan
Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever.
Paperback 120:-

URBAN FANTASY/PARANORMAL
Strange Practice – Vivian Shaw
Dr. Greta Helsing has inherited the family's highly specialized, and highly peculiar, medical practice. She treats the undead for a host of ills - vocal strain in banshees, arthritis in barrow-wights, and entropy in mummies.

It's a quiet, supernatural-adjacent life, until a sect of murderous monks emerges, killing human and undead Londoners alike. As terror takes hold of the city, Greta must use her unusual skills to stop the cult if she hopes to save her practice, and her life.
Paperback 130:-

Teen/Young Adult – Non-Fiction

NON-FICTION
Another Day in the Death of America – Gary Younge
24 hours. 8 states. 10 young lives lost to gun violence. A sharp portrait of America, painted in blood. ”Utterly gripping” – Naomi Klein.
Paperback 150:-

TEEN / YOUNG ADULT
History is All You Left Me – Adam Silvera
Griffin has lost his first love in a drowning accident. Theo was his best friend, his ex-boyfriend and the one he believed he would end up with. Now, reeling from grief and worsening OCD, Griffin turns to an unexpected person for help. Theo's new boyfriend. But as their relationship becomes increasingly complicated, dangerous truths begin to surface. Griffin must make a choice: confront the past, or miss out on the future...
Paperback 130:-

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