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The BatNemesisPhantomPolice

If you like the Harry Hole series, discover our section dedicated to Nordic thrillers and mystery novels

 

Casino RoyaleLive and Let DieMoonrakerDiamonds are Forever

Discover our Espionage category

 

Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryFantastic Mr FoxJames and the Giant PeachMatilda

Did you know that almost all of Roald Dahl’s works are now available in ebook?

 

We Need New NamesBurial RitesKiss Me FirstSex and the Citadel

If you want to know who received the latest Hugo award or who won the Man Booker Prize three years ago, discover our Awards section

Liad ShohamLineup

If you are interested in Israeli literature, discover our dedicated section

Bleeding Edge

Fortunately, all of Thomas Pynchon’s novels are now available in ebook: browse his latest releases and major works

Men We Reaped: A Memoir

You can also browse our dedicated category Personal Memoirs

Proxima

If you’re a fan of Stephen Baxter, you can browse our category British science-fiction

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Whether you had a very busy summer, had time to spent lazy holidays reading your favorite books, caught up on the latest releases or treated yourself with some of the world’s favorite classics, here is what happened this summer and that you might have missed.  Between our recommendations, the latest releases and words from our favorite authors, that should be enough if you do not know what to read this weekend!

We published five interviews this summer, with authors we really like and whose books we strongly recommend.

Interview of Patrick Flanery about his novel Absolution

Patrick FlaneryAbsolution

“It is difficult and dangerous to generalize about population groups when talking about apartheid”

Interview of Ivy Pochoda about her novel Visitation Street

Ivy PochodaVisitation Street

“Everyone thinks they know or understand his or her neighbors, which sometimes results in people putting on a façade for one another”

Interview of Karl Taro Greenfeld about his novel Triburbia

Karl Taro GreenfeldTriburbia

“Isn’t there greed, envy and pride in every community, rich or poor, American or French, black or white?”

Interview of Courtney Collins about her novel The Burial

Courtney CollinsThe Burial

“I have a faith in fiction – that it allows us to understand ourselves better”

Interview of Ruth Ozeki about her novel A Tale for the Time Being

Ruth OzekiA Tale for the Time Being

“I write in order to think. It’s the way I ask questions and interrogate the world. It’s the way I experience life most fully.”


We’re very proud to have an interview of Ruth Ozeki on Feedbooks as she deservedly made the cut for the shortlist of the Man Booker Prize with her novel A Tale for the Time Being. Here is the full shortlist – except for The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri which will be released on September 24 by Random House US.

A Tale for the Time BeingHarvest: A NovelThe Testament of MaryWe Need New Names: A NovelThe Luminaries


In the literary fiction category, some big names and exciting new ones released very interesting new novels this summer: here is what we recommend.

MaddAddam: A NovelThe Childhood of JesusDissident Gardens: A NovelExpo 58

 

Burial Rites: A NovelClaire of the Sea LightOstrich: A NovelMan Alive!


Did you ever read a mystery that was set in South America, in Asia or in South Europe? If you never did, explore the catalog of Europa Editions and be on the lookout for their releases from the collection World Noir. Here is a little selection of our own:

A Dark RedemptionThe Midnight PromiseThe Colombian MuleThe Mystery of RioThe Rage


Discovered by David Mitchell and translated by his wife Naoki Higashida, the memoir The Reason I Jump is the poignant, heartfelt and very lucid account of a young boy living with autism. Discover this gem and other great personal memoirs in our dedicated category.

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with AutismMy Brother My Sister: Story of a TransformationBeing a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself: A MemoirFree Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the GridBuck: A MemoirA House in the Sky: A Memoir

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This week, we interview French author Caryl Férey who released a novel about Mapuche people, which is the name given to Argentinean natives. He spent several years in Argentina researching this subject before he released this novel.

MapucheCaryl Férey

“Mapuche people were ghosts until the end of the 90’s”

Read our interview of Caryl Férey


Mapuche is published by Europa Editions, a publisher which currently offers one of the best range of international crime novels. If you want to read a good Italian noir or follow a Spanish detective, be on the lookout for their latest releases.

The CrocodileThe Midnight PromiseA Dark Redemption


If you like a nice gripping thriller as much as the rest of us, then make sure to have a look at our selection of twelve thrillers from the most famous authors: James Patterson, Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen… For just €4.99.

Kill Alex CrossThe AffairThe Silent GirlBefore I Go To Sleep


And if by any chance you do not know what to read over this long weekend who has already started for those in the US, here are our recommendations among the latest releases.

The HumansThe Victoria SystemPerfectMy Education

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This week, the Desmond Elliott Prize was awarded. Its aim is to reward “the best debut novel written in English and published in the UK. The winning novel can be from any genre of fiction and must exhibit depth and breadth with a compelling narrative”. The winner of this year’s prize, The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber, does not only bear these qualities but is also written in verse, which makes for an original and exciting reading experience.

The Marlowe Papers


It’s that time of the year when the temperature rises… Except for thrillers, which are best served chilling. This week, we notably recommend Accidents Happen by Scottish author Louise Millar, and The Silent Wife, which is A.S.A. Harrison’s debut novel.

Accidents Happen: A NovelThe Silent Wife: A Novel


In the chick-lit category, the latest releases come from no other than bestselling authors Elin Hilderbrand and Mary Alice Monroe. If you’re looking for a light-hearted novel by the sea, this is right up your alley. For more titles in this genre, you can browse our category Contemporary Women.

The Summer GirlsBeautiful Day


A few months ago, Scottish author Iain Banks announced that he had been diagnosed with terminal gall bladder cancer. His recent death saddened a wide part of the literary world, and his works had a huge impact on many contemporary authors. This week, his latest and last novel was released by the publisher Redhook.
Focusing on a teenage protagonist, The Quarry also deals with themes of aging and death and may well be Banks’ most personal work.

The Quarry


Fantasy enthusiasts were quite spoiled this week, with the releases of the sixth book of the supernatural fantasy series The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne, the second book of the urban fantasy series Saturn’s Daughter by Jamie Quaid, and the third and last book of the Spiritwalker Trilogy by Kate Elliott. If you want to discover more releases, you can browse our Fantasy category.

Damn Him to HellHuntedCold Steel

 

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American author of techno-thrillers Vince Flynn died on Wednesday after a long battle against cancer. If you want to (re)discover his works, the whole Mitch Rapp series is available on our platform for US customers.

American Assassin: A ThrillerKill Shot: An American Assassin ThrillerThe Last Man: A Novel


If there is one novel we recommend this week, it is British author Maggie O’Farrell’s latest book Instructions for a Heatwave. According to The Guardian, “this is an accomplished and addictive story told with real humanity, warmth and infectious love for the characters. Highly recommended.”

Instructions for a Heatwave


When summer approaches, one can read a nice romance or chick lit novel… Or a chilling novel, to keep the mercury low. If you’re more on the chilling side with a thing for horror, here is the perfect book for you: Reviver by Seth Patrick. The rights for a film were already acquired before the novel was even published, so be the first to put the book in your beach bag!

Reviver


On the other side, if you are craving for a romance novel, you can choose from the twelve summer romance reads actually on sale for €4.99 and published by Random House UK, including titles by such famous authors as Danielle Steel, Sophie Kinsella or Katie Fforde.

I've Got Your NumberHappy BirthdayBefore I Met YouRecipe for Love


If you like mystery novels and are keen to discover new voices from all around the world, then you are spoiled. Writers from Spain, Norway, Sweden, Great Britain and the US released new titles this week, as you can see below. For further incursion into this genre, browse our Mystery category.

The Good SuicidesNever Fuck Up: A NovelDeath of the DemonClaire DeWitt and the Bohemian HighwayWaiting for Wednesday


In the world of literary awards, two were awarded this week: the Trillium Book Award, initiated to “encourage the development of Ontario writers and the distribution of their works”, and given this year to Dear Life by Alice Munro; and the Bram Stoker Award, “a recognition presented by the Horror Writers Association for “superior achievement” in horror writing”, given this year to The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Kiernan.

Dear Life: StoriesThe Drowning Girl