Get into the good books

Books edi­tor Nina Pot­tell rec­om­mends six new page-turn­ers to keep you en­thralled this month

Prima (UK) - - Welcome -

Nina Pot­tell’s must-reads of the month

AMER­I­CAN WAR by Omar El Akkad (£14.99, Pi­cador) Start­ing in 2074 af­ter the Se­cond Amer­i­can Civil War breaks out, we fol­low six-year-old Sarat as she grows up in trou­bled times. This is an out­stand­ing book – 1984 meets The Hand­maid’s Tale – that feels closer to re­al­ity than it pos­si­bly should. Out 7 Septem­ber

MY MOTHER’S SHADOW by Nikola Scott (£7.99, Head­line

Re­view) A year af­ter her mother’s death, a stranger turns up on Ad­die’s doorstep claim­ing to be her twin sis­ter. Will they dis­cover the truth about what hap­pened on 14 Fe­bru­ary 1960?

This is a de­light­ful de­but about fam­ily and se­crets. Out 21 Septem­ber

THE POOL HOUSE by Tas­mina Perry (£14.99, Head­line

Re­view) Jem and Dan are en­thralled when asked to spend the sum­mer at a swanky house in the Hamp­tons. Then Jem finds out about an in­ci­dent that took place the sum­mer be­fore and is de­ter­mined to find out the truth. A bril­liant page-turner. Out 7 Septem­ber

MARIA IN THE MOON by Louise Beech (£8.99, Orenda) Cather­ine Hope vol­un­teers for a cri­sis helpline af­ter her home is de­stroyed in cat­a­strophic flood­ing. The calls she re­ceives make her query her own past and un­lock thoughts buried long ago. A beau­ti­ful and com­pas­sion­ate read. Out 30 Septem­ber

THE BREAK by Mar­ian Keyes (£20, Michael Joseph) Amy is shocked when her hus­band, Hugh, tells her he’s tak­ing a break from their mar­riage and their life to go and find him­self in south-east Asia for six months. How will she cope and does that mean she’s on a break, too? Hi­lar­i­ously wise. Out 7 Septem­ber

THIS IS GO­ING TO HURT by Adam Kay (£16.99, Pi­cador) Th­ese are the hi­lar­i­ous jour­nals Adam Kay kept on his jour­ney from ju­nior doc­tor to se­nior reg­is­trar. It’s also a com­plete eye-opener to the NHS, doc­tors, and gy­nae and obs, which he spe­cialised in. Best to read this af­ter you’ve had a baby... not be­fore! Out 7 Septem­ber

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.