Noteworthy book releases in April 2014

Whether it’s a new book from authors we love, or an intriguing premise that’s worthtaking a chance on, here is a selection of the titles being released in April 2014 (or very late March) that caught my eye:

The Other Language by Francesca MarcianoThe First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire NorthOnly the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey

The Other Language by Franscesca Marciano (paperback) – a short story collection described as a ‘tour de force’

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North (paperback | ebook) – apparently an acclaimed British author releasing a distinctly different novel for them under a pseudonym

Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey (paperbackebook) – linked collection of stories told by souls of animals passed

The Collected Works of A J Fikry by Gabrielle ZevinMeatloaf in Manhattan by Robert PowerThe Italians at Cleat's Corner Store by Jo Riccioni

The Collected Works of A J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (paperback | ebook) – likened to a favourite of mine, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand and set in an independent bookstore, made for booklovers

Meatloaf in Manhattan by Robert Power (paperback | ebook) –  eclectic short story collection from Aussie author

The Italians at Cleat’s Corner Store by Jo Riccioni (paperback | ebook) – debut novel from Aussie author

Family Heirlooms by Zulmira Ribeiro TavaresThe Quick by Lauren Owen - Aus coverFrog Music by Emma Donoghue

Family Heirlooms by Zulmira Ribeiro Tavares (ebook) –  translated from Portugese by Daniel Hahn, described as ‘a searingly brilliant novella from one of Brazil’s modern masters’

The Quick by Lauren Owen (paperbackebook) –  bookish gothic novel, debut author

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue (paperbackebook) –  latest release from the author of Room

Have any of these books caught your eye?

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