Leah and Phil, Queen's Square | April 1, 2019
We’re seeing more fabulous fiction from diverse authors published in 2019.
Two highly anticipated debuts are garnering lots of buzz. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite is a deliciously deadly novel about a Nigerian woman whose sister’s boyfriends keep dying. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams follows the life of a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman and is being described as “Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah.”
Man Booker Prize winner for A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James returns with Black Leopard, Red Wolf, a genre-defying epic adventure across a fantastical Africa where myth, fantasy, and history come together. Moroccan-born Leila Slimani (The Perfect Nanny) is back with Adele, a searing, erotic novel about a sex-addicted Parisian woman.
There is also plenty to be excited about if you are a fan of Canadian lit.
Fifteen Dogs author Andre Alexis returns with Days by Moonlight, a novel set in Ontario in the fantastical shifting world of dusk. Kevin Major’s Land Beyond the Sea is a historical novel of a U-boat attack in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 1942. And, on a lighter note, two mystery series have new books coming out: Alan Bradley’s newest Flavia mystery The Golden Tresses of the Dead, and Steve Burrows returns with his sixth Birder Murder Mystery, A Dance of Cranes.
And finally, although not scheduled until the Fall, Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale sequel The Testaments is ready for your holds to be placed. Visit Idea Exchange online or in-person for more information.