“There is something of a difference between being smart and being a smart arse.” Unfortunately, 15-year-old Nick hasn’t quite worked that out.
Julia Pierpont’s ambitiously structured debut novel explores how infidelity affects a whole New York City family.
“I couldn’t say if I was changed… but perhaps I had gained some understanding; and I felt that regardless of whether anything was different because of it, still what I had done had been satisfactory…”
With Beneath the Bonfire, Nickolas Butler (author of Shotgun Lovesongs) returns with ten short stories about moral complexity in America’s gritty heartland.
Ian has managed to drag himself out of the mire of his unhappy childhood to become a successful author with a career, fame and money. When he meets Megan he also gains a fiancée and an even more promising future.
The title Generation could suggest a voluminous family saga or perhaps a science-fiction dystopia but in fact Paula McGrath’s debut novel is neither.
In this companion novel to the body-swap romance Every Day, Levithan explores the relationship from Rhiannon’s point of view.
The debut novel from creative writing lecturer Maggie Mitchell is a model example of how to write a darn good literary thriller, packed with complex character perspectives, narrative twists and turns, intriguing human insights and a hefty spoonful of dramatic tension.
“My name is Freedom and I killed my daughter.” Freedom Oliver is a loud mouthed alcoholic who is in the witness protection programme for killing her police officer husband, 18years previously.
Although the centenary of the First World War has seen the publication of a profusion of novels dealing with the conflict a number of things set this one apart from the herd. It deals with Americans for a start.
A reinvention of all your favourite literary monsters, Mel Foster and the Demon Butler is a fresh and exciting tale of Victorian England with more than a few unusual happenings that you won't find in the history books.
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WLTB Visits: YALC
A very speedy taste of YALC, the second YA Literature Convention that took place last week.