Time to double down and get comfy
Moonglow, Michael Chabon (Fourth Estate, $39.99)
This is part memoir, part fiction, based on the author’s own experiences with death. The Pulitzer-winner returns with a story that stems from a deathbed confessional that then takes the reader through the twentieth century.
Harmless Like You, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan (Sceptre, $32.99)
A debut novel that will grab you by the pantaloons and shake you, this read follows the tale of a Japanese girl in the ’70s with her sights set on being an artist, and her son in the present day, trying to confront the mother who abandoned him.
Gemina, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin, $22.99)
Written in the form of prose, mixed with conversations, emails and graphics, you’ll focus on the protagonists living on a space station during an intergalactic war. Start with Illuminae if not already read…
You Will Not Have My Hate, Antoine Leiris (Harvill Secker, $23)
Antoine’s wife, Hélène, was killed in the Bataclan theatre in last year’s Paris terror attacks. This book is his story of the last year coping with his wife’s death, with their son, Melvil. You’ll cry. You will.