ELLE BOOK CLUB
The picks you need on your curated shelf
ALL OCCASIONS by J. Courtney Sullivan (Fleet) When two Irish sisters move to Boston in the Fifties and one falls pregnant, the effects reverberate for years.
SOUR HEART by Jenny Zhang (Bloomsbury Circus) These seven stories look at the lives of the daughters of Chinese
and Taiwanese immigrants adjusting
to life in the US.
TOGETHER by Julie Cohen
A taut, beguiling love-story-in-reverse that reveals just how far people will go to protect themselves from facing the truth.
WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY
by Lesley Nneka Arimah (Tinder Press)
In this remarkable debut collection of short stories, we go between Nigeria and the US, meeting women in extraordinary situations.
THE LOVE OF A BAD MAN by Laura Elizabeth Woollett (Scribe) What did Eva Braun see in Hitler?
Why did Myra Hindley take up with Ian Brady? Woollett explores power, obsession and warped love in this absorbing collection
of 12 stories.
by Sonya Lalli (Orion)
A riotous odyssey into the pressures of crosscultural modern dating
that will chime with every twentysomething
THE TRYST by Monique Roffey
(Dodo Ink) Mixing psychological thrills and magic realism, Roffey pushes irresistibly at
the boundaries of marriage, desire and
by S. V. Berlin (Myriad Editions) Estranged siblings Isobel and Edward are thrown together to deal with their mother’s death. The tensions are both funny and tender in this assured debut.
DARLING by Gabriel Tallent
(Fourth Estate) Turtle, 14, knows the use of every gun on the wall of her home and that her abusive dad loves her. But she must find inner strength… Vivid,
tender and brutal.
BITCH DOCTRINE by Laurie Penny (Bloomsbury)
In this essay collection, Penny
uses wit and sharp reporting to challenge the rise of the populist far-right.