Plunge into this hypnotic tale of female sexuality and power – from the Man Booker shortlisted author of Swimming Home. Two women arrive in a village on the Spanish coast. Rose is suffering from a strange illness and her doctors are mystified. Her daughter Sofia has brought her here to find a cure with the infamous and controversial Dr Gomez – a man of questionable methods and motives. Intoxicated by thick heat and the seductive people who move through it, both women begin to see their lives clearly for the first time in years. Through the opposing figures of mother and daughter, Deborah Levy explores the strange and monstrous nature of womanhood. Dreamlike and utterly compulsive, Hot Milk is a delirious fairy tale of feminine potency, a story both modern and timeless. Hot Milk was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016.
Once and For All by Sarah Dessen
Price: Rs 560
From Sarah Dessen, the beloved New York Times bestselling author of Saint Anything and Just Listen, comes a new novel set in the world of wedding planning. Is it really better to have loved and lost? Louna’s summer job is to help brides plan their perfect day, even though she stopped believing in happily-ever-after when her first love ended tragically. But charming girl-magnet Ambrose isn’t about to be discouraged now that he’s met the one he really wants. Maybe Louna’s second chance is standing right in front of her. Sarah Dessen’s many fans will adore this latest novel, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story with humor, romance, and an ending that is so much more than happily-ever-after. There is no question that this title will be popular with Dessen fans and romance lovers. And if you have never read Dessen, it’s time you do.
The Goose Road by Rowena House
Price: Rs 638
A debut novel about one girl’s remarkable journey across France during WWI. Angelique Lacroix is haymaking when the postman delivers the news: her father is dead, killed on a distant battlefield. She makes herself a promise: the farm will remain exactly the same until her beloved older brother comes home from the Front. “I think of it like a magical spell. If I can stop time, if nothing ever changes, then maybe he won’t change either.” But a storm ruins the harvest, her mother falls ill and then the requisition appears. In a last-ditch attempt to save the farm from bankruptcy, Angelique embarks on a journey across France with her brother’s flock of magnificent Toulouse geese. The Goose Road is an enjoyable book that tells a different kind of war story and young Angelique Lacroix makes a great heroine.