Our selection of ebook releases

by Lara

This year at the Cannes Film Festival, Sofia Coppola presented her new film The Bling Ring, based on the true story of a group of teenagers who broke into the houses and villas of celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. In time for the release of the film, Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales presents an in-depth and detailed exposé of the teenagers who ripped off Hollywood.

The Bling Ring

How would you like to be carelessly hitchhiking and have Larry David pull over and pick you up? This is what happened to Paul Samuel Dolman while he was hitchhiking in Martha’s Vineyard on a summer day. This week, the account of this peculiar and extraordinary encounter was released under the self-explanatory title Hitchhiking with Larry David. If you want to discover what happens, or are just looking for a fun and heartfelt memoir, we can only recommend this book.

Hitchhiking with Larry David: An Accidental Tourist's Summer of Self-Discovery in Martha's Vineyard

There were a lot of new releases in literary fiction this week (and good ones, too!); notably a novel by Bellwether Prize winner Susan Nussbaum, a father-and-daughter sailing adventure by Monique Roffey, Karen Joy Fowler’s latest novel – that you may know from The Jane Austen Book Club, and a beautiful tale of loss and family between Croatia and the USA by Courtney Angela Brkic. And if it’s not enough, there are many more in our Literary Fiction category!

.Good Kings Bad Kings: A NovelArchipelago: A NovelWe Are All Completely Beside OurselvesThe First Rule of Swimming: A Novel

If you’re a fan of the Dean Koontz series Odd Thomas, this is your lucky day: the sixth book of the series was just released this week, and is called Deeply Odd. You can also browse our Horror category if you are interested in this particular genre.

Deeply Odd

Nordic literature has more to offer than Swedish thrillers… If you don’t know (yet!) Danish author Jussi Adler-Olsen but are looking for a chilling read, do not miss A Conspiracy of Faith. If you like it and would like to know where can I have some more, please? No worries, you can catch up on the series Department Q. And if you already like Nordic literature but are not necessarily looking to be kept on the edge of your seat all weekend, discover our section dedicated to authors from the beautiful lands of Scandinavia.

A Conspiracy of Faith

Washington Post: The heroes and villains of “A Conspiracy of Faith” are compelling, and it’s impossible to put down the book even though, at times, it’s difficult to read because of the sheer terror of the scene the author is describing.