Noteworthy book releases in June 2014

Whether it’s a new book from authors we love, or an intriguing premise that could be worth taking a chance on, here is a selection of the titles being released in June 2014 ( or late May) that caught my eye:

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman Dancing on Knives by Kate Forsyth Craven by Melanie Casey

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman (paperback | ebook) – From the author of The Imperfectionists, “A tale about the mystery of the self, the power of books, and how truth and fiction can inextricably intermingle … captivating.” — Library Journal

Dancing on Knives by Kate Forsyth (paperback | ebook) –  The latest from much loved Aussie author Kate Forsyth, “Family saga, fable and whodunit all rolled into a vivid and lyrical whole.” — Elizabeth Knox

Craven by Melanie Casey (paperbackebook) – Follow up novel to the very positively reviewed Hindsight, ‘A reluctant psychic, a troubled detective… and a deeply twisted serial killer.’

 I Am China by Xiaolu Guo Journey under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey (paperback | ebook) – ‘Emma Healey’s stunning debut novel, introduces a mystery, an unsolved crime and one of the most unforgettable characters since Mark Haddon’s Christopher.’

I Am China by Xiaolu Guo (paperback | ebook) –  ‘a sweeping, romantic, and complex novel about two young lovers in contemporary China who struggle to overcome politics, family, and secrets of the past’ told via a translator reading letters, from one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists 2013

Journey Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino (paperback ) – ‘Stark, intriguing and stylish, an epic mystery by the bestselling Japanese author’

the-murder-of-harriet-krohn The Word Ghost by Christine Paice My Salinger Year by Joanna Smith Rakoff

The Murder of Harriet Krohn by Karin Fossum (paperbackebook) – “A truly great writer and explorer of the human mind.” — Jo Nesbo

The Word Ghost by Christine Paice (paperbackebook) –  ‘Funny, moving, romantic, and a little bit spooky’, Australian author

My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff (paperbackebook) –  “A warm, witty, occasionally sly piece of storytelling … An affectionate love letter to a first job in an industry that in just 20 years has changed beyond recognition” — Harper’s Bazaar.

Have any of these books caught your eye?

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