Borrow your TV Book Club faves from us

In Book Review on January 31, 2012 at 9:28 pm

If you are hooked on The TV Book Club you can borrow their recommended reads from Brent Libraries.  The books range from Westerns and thrillers to historical and romantic novels, so there’s sure to be something to suit your tastes. Discover some new authors and kick off 2012’s reading with this unmissable collection.

Shortlisted for 2011’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction, The Sisters Brothers is an extraordinary tale about notorious professional killers from American author Patrick deWitt, the writer of the critically-acclaimed Ablutions.

A gothic tale set in Victorian times, Essie Fox’s The Somnambulist follows seventeen-year old Phoebe Turner as she visits Wilton’s Music Hall to watch her Aunt Cissy performing on stage. Doing this, she risks the wrath of her mother who is a member of the Hallelujah Army, a group that campaigns for all London theatres to close.

The debut novel from police intelligence analyst Elizabeth Haynes, Into the Darkest Corner describes the pain and frustration of OCD, while also showing how people are not always who we think they are.

The first novel from Amor Towles, Rules of Civility tells the story of Katey Kontent and Evie Ross, two young, out-of-town girls who have just arrived in 1930s New York. It follows their meeting with Tinker Grey on New Year’s Eve 1937, and how this changed both their lives.

Katie Ward’s dazzingly inventive debut novel was described by Hilary Mantel as “wise, poised and utterly original”. It is an inspired celebration of women reading as it describes how seven artists managed to paint seven portraits of seven girls and women reading.

Jessica Francis Kane’s The Report focuses on local magistrate Laurence Dunne, a man who has to find out what really happened when the air-raid sirens went out over the East End of London in 1943. He has to examine the tragic events that followed as people clambered to the safety of the tube station.

Kevin Wilson’s The Family Fang sees siblings Buster and Annie left with no choice but to go back home as their lives come crashing down. The problem is their parents are planning one last big performance art piece, and it’s happening, whether the children want to participate or not.

Combining the Suffragette movement and First World War with county cricket, Half of the Human Race is an engrossing novel from the award-winning Anthony Quinn, the author of The Rescue Man.

Alexander Maksik’s debut novel, You Deserve Nothing is told in three voices: those of charismatic teacher Will, student Gilad and the beautiful senior Marie. It is a captivating tale about teachers and students, and of moral uncertainties and the coming of adulthood.


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