ELLE BOOK CLUB

The picks you need on your cu­rated shelf

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SAINTS FOR

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

(Orion)

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.

THE AR­RANGE­MENT

by Sonya Lalli (Orion)

A ri­otous odyssey into the pres­sures of cross­cul­tural modern dat­ing

that will chime with ev­ery twen­tysome­thing

sin­gle­ton.

THE TRYST by Monique Rof­fey

(Dodo Ink) Mix­ing psy­cho­log­i­cal thrills and magic re­al­ism, Rof­fey pushes ir­re­sistibly at

the bound­aries of mar­riage, de­sire and

fe­male sex­u­al­ity.

THE FAVOURITE

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.

MY AB­SO­LUTE

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.

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