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Books of the month for June

Kevin Kwan – Crazy Rich Asians

General Fiction: Kevin Kwan – Crazy Rich Asians
Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider's look at the Asian jet set; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money - and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.

Andrew Martin – Night Train to Jamalpur

British Crime: Andrew Martin – Night Train to Jamalpur
Jamalpur is our book of the month for June. India, 1923. On the broiling Night Mail from Calcutta to Jamalpur, a man is shot dead in a first class compartment. Detective Inspector Jim Stringer was sleeping in the next compartment along. Was he the intended target?

Greg Iles – Natchez Burning

Tough Crime: Greg Iles – Natchez Burning
Growing up in the rural Southern hamlet of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned everything he knows about honor and duty from his father, Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor and pillar of the community is accused of murdering Violet Turner, the beautiful nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the early 1960s. A fighter who has always stood for justice, Penn is determined to save his father, even though Tom, stubbornly evoking doctor-patient privilege, refuses to speak up in his own defense.

Rich in Southern atmosphere and electrifying plot turns, Natchez Burning marks the brilliant return of a genuine American master of suspense. Tense and disturbing, it is the most explosive, exciting, sexy, and ambitious story Greg Iles has written yet.

John Barnes – Directive 51

Science Fiction: John Barnes – Directive 51
Part philosophic discussion, part international terrorist faction, and part artists’ movement, “Daybreak” consists of a group of diverse people with radical ideas who are united in their desire to take down modern civilization. And when they strike, the government has no choice but to implement its emergency contingency program: Directive 51.

Graham Edwards – Talus and the Frozen King

Fantasy: Graham Edwards – Talus and the Frozen King
A dead warrior king frozen in winter ice. Six grieving sons, each with his own reason to kill. Two weary travellers caught up in a web of suspicion and deceit.

In a time before our own, wandering bard Talus and his companion Bran journey to the island realm of Creyak, where the king has been murdered.

Creyak is a place of secrets and spirits, mystery and myth. It will take a clever man indeed to unravel the truth. The kind of man this ancient world has not seen before.

Richelle Mead – Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1)

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Richelle Mead – Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1)
The truth is, when you banish the gods from the world, they eventually come back – with a vengeance.

In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March is a former investigator of religious groups who was sent into exile after a failed job, a fate that has left the brilliant servitor bitter and free to indulge his addictive personality.  Suddenly, Justin is sent home to the Republic of United North America (RUNA) with a peculiar assignment – to solve a string of ritualistic murders steeped in seemingly unexplainable phenomena.

George Eliot – Romola

Classic of the Month: George Eliot – Romola
There is no book of mine about which I more thoroughly feel that I swear by every sentence as having been written with my best blood'

Wrote George Eliot of Romola, the novel which argues her most profound and utopian vision of the position of women. Romola's patient subservience to her scholar-father Bardo, her unhappy marriage to supple and treacherous Tito, and her passionate intellectual and spiritual awakening take place in Renaissance Florence which, like Victorian Britain, was caught up in a period of ferment and transition.

Romola appeared in 1862-3 to high praise by Victorians from Tennyson and Trollope to Henry James, and discerning modern readers will recognize it as George Eliot's first mature masterpiece. In her introduction to this new edition, Dorothea Barrett explores the issues of gender and learning, desire and scholarship, and the interweaving of history and fiction which she identifies at the centre of the novel.

E. Lockhart – We Were Liars

Teen reading: E. Lockhart – We Were Liars
We are the Liars. We are beautiful, privileged and live a life of carefree luxury.We are cracked and broken. A story of love and romance. A tale of tragedy. Which are lies? Which is truth?

Storytelling for Children - Saturday 7 June

Stan loves spending the day with Gran. She makes him pancakes, plays football and reads stories.
So it’s a disaster when one day her front-door key gets lost.
How does Stan save the day?

Listen to the whole intriguing story at 11 o’clock on 7th June at the English Bookshop in Uppsala!

Stan and his Gran by Sarah Garland

Storytelling for Children at The English Bookshop in Uppsala, Stockholm

Storytelling for Children - Saturday 24 May

Mr Pod and Mr Piccalilli both have cats and like cake. And they live in the same block of flats. But they aren’t friends. Yet.
What will bring them together?

Find out at 11 o’clock on 24th May at the English Bookshop in Uppsala!

Mr Pod and Mr Piccalilli by Penny Dolan and Nick Sharratt

Storytelling for Children at The English Bookshop in Uppsala, Stockholm

Books of the month for May

Alice Nutting – Tampa General Fiction: Alice Nutting – Tampa
Celeste Price is an eighth-grade English teacher in suburban Tampa. She is attractive. She drives a red Corvette. Her husband, Ford, is rich, square-jawed and devoted to her. But Celeste has a secret. She has a singular sexual obsession - fourteen-year-old boys. It is a craving she pursues with sociopathic meticulousness and forethought.
Shaw William – A Song From Dead Lips British Crime: Shaw William – A Song From Dead Lips
A crime thriller that reveals gritty sixties London in all its power and prejudice. The first in a trilogy featuring DS Breen and WPC Tozer, set against a clashing backdrop of sixties idealism and a corrupted CID on the brink of exposure.
Aric Davis – Nickel Plated

Tough Crime: Aric Davis – Nickel Plated
Nickel lives by his wits on the streets, blackmailing pedophiles and selling marijuana, but when a young girl, Arrow, needs help finding her runaway sister, Nickel's investigation leads to the dark world of child traffickers.

Weston Ochse – Grunt Life (Task Force Ombra)

Science Fiction: Weston Ochse – Grunt Life (Task Force Ombra)
For years, their spies have been coming to Earth, mapping our cities, learning our weaknesses, leaving tragedy in their wake. Our governments knew, but they did nothing—the prospect was too awful, the costs too high—and now, the horrifying and utterly alien Cray are invading, laying waste to our cities. The human race is a heartbeat away from extinction.

That is, unless Mason, and the other men and women of Task Force OMBRA, can do anything about it.

This is a time for heroes. For killers. For Grunts.

Paul Kearney – Different Kingdom

Fantasy: Gaie Sebold – Shanghai Sparrow
Shanghai Sparrow is a Far Eastern steampunk tale of espionage, distant empires and thrilling exploits, with a dynamic heroine.

Eveline Duchen is a thief and con-artist, surviving day by day on the streets of London, where the glittering spires of progress rise on the straining backs of the poor and disenfranchised. Where the Folk, the otherworldly children of fairy tales and legends, have all but withdrawn from the smoke of the furnaces and the clamour of iron.

Caught in an act of deception by the implacable Mr Holmforth, Evvie is offered a stark choice: transportation to the colonies, or an education – and utter commitment to Her Majesty’s Service – at Miss Cairngrim’s harsh school for female spies.

Kimberly Frost – Slightly Spellbound Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Kimberly Frost – Slightly Spellbound
With two kinds of magick at odds inside her and two gorgeous men vying for her attention, Tammy Jo Trask is used to being pulled in opposite directions. But in the latest Southern Witch novel she’ll have to make some serious decisions—like how she intends to stay alive.

Jane Austen – Persuasion

Classic of the Month: P. G. Wodehouse – The Inimitable Jeeves
A classic collection of linked stories featuring some of the funniest episodes in the life of Bertie Wooster, gentleman, and Jeeves, his gentleman's gentleman - in which Bertie's terrifying Aunt Agatha stalks the pages, seeking whom she may devour, while Bertie's friend Bingo Little falls in love with seven different girls in succession.

Sarah Mlynowski – Don't Even Think About It Teen reading: Sarah Mlynowski – Don't Even Think About It
When 10B get their flu vaccines, they also get a side effect: they become telepathic. But hearing the thoughts of everyone around them isn't always much fun!

Storytelling for Children - Saturday 10 May

Do you ever have a tantrum?
Pearl does and her Mum leaves the room.
And then a white bear arrives who need to be fed. A lot.

Come and hear the full story at 11 o’clock, 10th May at the English Bookshop in Uppsala!

The Bear with the Sticky Paws by Clara Vulliamy

Storytelling for Children at The English Bookshop in Uppsala, Stockholm

Release Two Thirds North 2014 in Stockholm

Release Two Thirds North 2014

Stockholm: Welcome to the official release of Two Thirds North 2014 – a journal of international writing.

Poetry and fiction readings from contributing authors. Light snacks and drinks will be served.

Thursday May 8th at 7 pm at the Stockholm shop on Lilla Nygatan 11, Gamla stan

No RSVP required (but feel free to share this invitation with your friends!).
You can also find the event and invitation on facebook

You can read more about the journal at their website www.twothirdsnorth.com

Oh, and the Stockholm bookshop celebrates 6 years on this day as well!

Meet author James Smythe - Arthur C Clarke Award shortlisted

Meet James Smythe

Stockholm: Come say hello to Arthur C Clarke Award shortlisted author James Smythe at our Stockholm shop on Lilla Nygatan shop on Saturday May 3 at 2pm and take the opportunity to get one of his great books signed!

Not only World Book Day, but World book Weekend!

The Uppsala bookshop is a alive with lots of activites during the weekend.

First we have Storytelling for children with Hannah – Saturday at 11 am in the shop.

Later on Saturday, at 1 pm, at Uppsala Stadsbibliotek – we will meet Josip Novakovich on The Uppsala International Authors Stage. No ticket needed for this event.
Josip Novakovich in the bookshop
Download the poster for the event

Last but not least: Teen Reading group! In the shop, Sunday at 1 pm. This month we're discussing The Other Normals by Ned Vizzini.

Josip Novakovich on The Uppsala International Authors Stage

Concert with Ryan O'Reilly on Saturday the 10th

We have a special treat for you! On Saturday, May 10th, British singer-songwriter Ryan O'Reilly will do a concert in the shop.
No booking necessary, just drop in and listen to the lovely music. Just after closing time, at 16.15 the doors will open again and the concert will begin shortly.
Welcome!

The Ryan O'Reilly Band

Storytelling for Children - Saturday 26 April

The Big Concrete Lorry by Shirley HughesSpring is in the air. And so are new building projects.
Come and hear the funny story of one family's extension.

Story time at 11 o'clock, 26th April, The English Bookshop, Uppsala.

The Big Concrete Lorry by Shirley Hughes.

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