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:-

Reading: Meet Nick Holdstock from Edinburgh

Reading Nick Holdstock Thursday 3rd Aug in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 3rd August at 18:30. Free!

Nick Holdstock will visit us from Edinburgh to read from his novel The Casualties. Join us for this interesting evening event. Free. 

In The Casualties, a man recounts the final weeks of his neighborhood in Edinburgh before the apocalyptic event that only a few of the eccentric residents will survive.

The Casualties explores how we see ourselves, our past and our possible futures. It asks the biggest question: How can we be saved?

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Party - Histories of the Future - Aug 5th


Signing and Mingling Party - Histories of the Future

UPPSALA | Saturday 5th August from 18:00

We are proud to be able to welcome you to a Signing & Mingling Party with authors & guests from Reception Histories of the Future – a conference on byzantinisms, speculative fiction, and the literary heritage of medieval empire.

Meet & mingle with the guests and authors, get their books and have them signed. Drinks & refreshments. Free!

Click Read more to, well, read more about this exciting evening in the bookshop.

Find your summer reading in Books of the Month for July

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Summertime is indeed reading time. If you need to restock your reading pile, we’ll be open every day all summer to help you find your next book.

In fact, we have quite a few great reads in this month’s Books of the Month-pick. Check out the list below, and then check them out at the shop :-)

Smiley is back in September

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Cover A Legacy of Spies – John le CarréCOVER REVEAL | Release in September

We are delighted to reveal the cover for A Legacy of Spies, the new novel from global bestselling author John le Carré. Release date: September 7th. Put in your pre-order today! (Hardback and trade paperback)

Meet Johan Theorin and discover the four (deadly) seasons of Öland

Nordic Noir Talks – Johan Theorin

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 6th July at 18:30

The Öland Quartet – dark mystery novels with some supernatural overtones, which mainly take place on the Swedish island of Öland; a small island in the Baltic Sea and a sunny and popular place for tourists to visit in the summer. In the winter however, the island is dark and cold and very few people live there.

The quartet covers the four seasons on the island. The stand-alone psychological thriller The Asylum takes place on the Swedish west coast.

Meet Johan Theorin at the Nordic Noir Talk in the Stockholm shop. Tickets 60:- (incl. refreshments) available at the Stockholm shop or online at www.billetto.se/nordic-noir-theorin

Titles by Johan Theorin

Nordic Noir Talk: Meet Anita Shenoi & Gabriella Ullberg Westin

Nordic Noir Talks: Anita Shenoi & Gabriella Ullberg Westin

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 15th June at 18:30

Sweden – a haven of tranquility and benevolence or a cesspit of corruption and dastardly deeds? One thing’s for sure: it has captured the imagination of crime fiction enthusiasts around the world. From the pretty little coastal villages in the south to the wide open expanses of the north, Sweden has become the setting for some of the most intriguing crime writing in modern time.

Prepare for a spine-chilling adventure as we investigate the famous people and places that have made Sweden a crime fiction wonderland together with Anita Shenoi (author of several books on Sweden) and Gabriella Ullberg Westin (author of the Swedish crime series Murders in Hudiksvall).

Advance tickets 60:- (incl. refreshments) are available at the bookshop or online from www.billetto.se/nordic-noir-sweden

Limited seating – get your ticket today.

Release Party: Parallel Lines – Steven Savile

Release Party: Parallel Lines – Steven Savile

UPPSALA | Monday 12th June at 19:00

Release Party & Author Interview

Steven Savile (author of our Tough Crime Book of the Month) and James van Loon in a literary conversation about Savile’s new book Parallel Lines. Feel free to join in and ask your own questions!

Release Party for Parallel Lines. Author reading, signing and mingling. Welcome to join the party!

Author signing: Ann Leckie, Kameron Hurley, Katherine Arden

Sci-Fi Fantasy Author Signing

UPPSALA | Friday 26th May at 16:00

We are proud to welcome authors from Kontur 2017, this year’s national SF and Fantasy convention that is held in Uppsala!

Meet and greet and get your books signed by:
Ann Leckie, author of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning series Imperial Radch.
Kameron Hurley, author of The Stars are Legion, The Geek Feminist Revolution, and many more.
Katherine Arden, author of The Bear and the Nightingale.

Nordic Noir Talk: Meet Viveca Sten


Meet Viveca Sten – Nordic Noir Talks

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 30th may at 18:30

The Sandhamn Murders series makes us wonder: What secrets can an idyllic island hide…

The enormously popular series by Viveca Sten has been made into a successful TV miniseries that has been broadcast around the world and more than 4 million copies of her books have been sold. The third book in the series, Guiltless, is to be published just before the talk.

Meet Viveca on Tuesday 30th May at 18:30 in the Stockholm shop on Södermannagatan 22.

Advance tickets (60:- incl. refreshments) are available online at www.billetto.se/nordic-noir-sten or at the Stockholm bookshop

Visit Viveca Sten's website at www.vivecasten.com

Read all about the Nordic Noir Talk series at www.bookshop.se/nordicnoir
Next up in the series are Anita Shenoi & Gabriella Ullberg Westin on June 15th.

The Sandhamn Murders in English

Books of the Month – September 2019

John Lanchester
The Wall
Paperback

General Fiction of the month

Frances Fanny Burney
Evelina
Paperback

Classic of the month

Kimberly King Parsons
Black Light: Stories
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Sarah Ward
The Shrouded Path
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Laird Barron
Blood Standard
Paperback

Noir of the month

Mary Robinette Kowal
The Calculating Stars
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Marina & Sergey Dyachenko
Vita Nostra
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Wendy Trimboli
The Resurrectionist of Caligo
Paperback

& Alicia Zaloga
Urban Fantasy of the month

Elizabeth Acevedo
With the Fire on High
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Jorge Carrión
Against Amazon: Seven Arguments / One Manifesto
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – August 2019

Madeline Miller
Circe
Paperback

General Fiction pick of the month

Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness
Paperback

Classic pick of the month

Alexia Arthurs
How to Love a Jamaican: Stories
Paperback

Short Stories pick of the month

T. E. Kinsey
A Quiet Life in the Country
Paperback

Mystery pick of the month

James A. McLaughlin
Bearskin
Paperback

Noir pick of the month

Amal el-Mohtar
This Is How You Lose the Time War
Paperback

& Max Gladstone

Sci-Fi pick of the month

Peter McLean
Priest of Bones
Paperback

Fantasy pick of the month

Suyi Davies Okungbowa
David Mogo, Godhunter
Paperback

Urban Fantasy pick of the month

Kwame Anthony Appiah
Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers
Paperback

Non-Fiction pick of the month

Samuel Miller
A Lite Too Bright
Paperback

Teen/Young Adult pick of the month

Books of the Month – July 2019

Lex Coulton
Falling Short
Paperback

Modern Fiction pick of the month

Ann Radcliffe
A Sicilian Romance
Paperback

Classic pick of the month

Anjali Sachdeva
All the Names They Use for God
Paperback

Short Stories pick of the month

Gillian Galbraith
The End of the Line
Paperback

Mystery pick of the month

Edgar Cantero
This Body’s Not Big Enough For the Both of Us
Paperback

Noir pick of the month

Özgür Mumcu
The Peace Machine
Paperback

Sci-Fi pick of the month

Alex Stewart
A Fistful of Elven Gold
Paperback

Fantasy pick of the month

Richard Kadrey
The Grand Dark
Paperback

Urban Fantasy pick of the month

Rory Power
Wilder Girls
Paperback

Teen/Young Adult pick of the month

Rose McGowan
Brave
Paperback

Non-Fiction/Biography pick of the month

Hot & New – 8 April 2019

Suzy Hansen
Notes on a Foreign Country
Paperback

An American Abroad in a Post-American World

Mike Ripley
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Paperback

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