Noteworthy book releases in August 2014

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

What Strange Creatures by Emily ArsenaultThe Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit by Graham JoyceApocalypse Next Tuesday by David Safier

What Strange Creatures by Emily Arsenault (paperback | ebook) – “a smart, literary mystery that explores the depths of family bonds and loyalty” — Jennifer McMahon

The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit by Graham Joyce (paperback) –  ‘a sexy, suspenseful, and slightly supernatural novel set 1976 England during the hottest summer in living memory, in a seaside resort where the past still haunts the present’

Apocalypse Next Tuesday by David Safier (paperbackebook) – translated fiction; ‘Provocative and blasphemous, but with surprising meditations on the nature of faith, free will and human nature… a book full of surprises. Wonderfully light and witty, it will keep you laughing from the first page to the last.’

Arms Race by Nic LowThe Paying Guests by Sarah WatersThe Mandarin Code by Steve Lewis Chris Uhlmann

Arms Race and Other Stories by Nic Low (paperback | ebook) – “machete-sharp, politically engaged and thematically fearless. Australian short fiction just got lobbed into the twenty-first century” — Maxine Beneba Clarke

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (paperback | ebook) –  From the bestselling author of The Little Stranger and Fingersmith, an enthralling novel about a widow and her daughter who take a young couple into their home in 1920s London.

The Mandarin Code by Steve Lewis & Chris Uhlmann (paperback | ebook ) – “This jokey look at the goldfish bowl of Canberra politics takes the world we know, adds a spy story and feeds in some serious issues like our relations with China and the US” — Jennifer Byrne


Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami (paperback | ebook) – translated fiction; ‘The new novel–a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan–from the internationally acclaimed author, his first since 1Q84’

The Golden Age by Joan London (paperback | ebook) –  ‘a story of resilience, the irrepressible, enduring nature of love, and the fragility of life from one of Australia’s most loved novelists’

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes (paperback | ebook ) – from the author of The Shining Girls;  “Part harrowing thriller, part urban-Grimm’s fairytale, but always filled with a deeply affecting humanity,  is the kind of book you’ll find yourself pressing into the hands of everyone you know so they can experience it too.” — Megan Abbott

Have any of these books caught your eye?

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