What upcoming publishing is getting us excited? We want to share the new proofs that we have landing in the office and spread the enthusiasm! Here are out top 3 of the latest proofs available!
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Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope
Reason we’re excited: With the combination of two major literary names already garnering global coverage in the press, Joanna Trollope’s contemporary reworking of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility will launch The Austen Project.
Elinor Dashwood, an architecture student, values patience and reliability. Her impulsive sister, Marianne is fiery and creative, filling the house with her dramas and guitar playing, while dreaming of going to art school.
In a world where social media and its opinions are the controlling forces at play, can love ever triumph over conventions and disapproval?
Joanna Trollope casts Sense & Sensibility in a fresh new light to re-tell a wonderful coming-of-age story about young love and heartbreak, and how when it comes to money especially, some things never change . . .
Published by HarperFiction in October
Valley of Amazement
Reason we’re excited: A new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club.
A painting called the ‘Valley of Amazement’ is passed along through three generations of women of the same family. Despite vast differences in their upbringing, culture and circumstances, each of the women is drawn to discover the meaning of the painting and the unknown histories of her mother. The story begins in San Francisco in the 1880s when Lucia Hoggs meets a young Chinese painter. She follows him to Shanghai but parts ways with him, and, out of necessity, becomes a courtesan.
A decade later, Daisy, Lucia’s twelve-year-old daughter by the painter, is separated from her mother. She rises to become one the ‘Ten Beauties of Shanghai’. When a fire devastates the village and kills her husband seven years later, she is blamed, and banished to a once-holy place now said to be cursed.
Fourteen years later and Daisy’s daughter, Rose, is now an American journalist. An old woman comes to her claiming she was her mother Daisy’s maid, and that she has safeguarded her mother’s possessions. One item is a painting of the Valley of Amazement landscape. There is a second painting, that of an American woman. On the back is an inscription in English, ‘For Miss Hoggs from Pei Lu Shing. Dark with excessive bright’. Ultimately, Rose will confront the truth that ties these three generations of women to each other.
Published by HarperPress in October
The Fire Witness
Reason we’re excited: The No 1 Swedish bestseller by the author of The Hypnotist and The Nightmare, with film rights already sold and working on the screenplay, international whirlwind Lars Kepler returns with another outing for Joona Linna.
Flora has seen it all, but nobody believes her.
A young girl is dead, someone killed her. She was only fourteen years old and was found in her room at the institution for young women in distress, north of Stockholm.
What Flora does not know is that it is the redoubtable Joona Linna who will be investigating the worst and most puzzling crime of his career. Flora knows only she saw the girl and has seen the crime weapon that nobody can find. She knows what happened, but the police do not believe her. For one simple reason: at the time of the murder, Flora was hundreds of miles away. Yet Flora is certain that she is right. She has seen. Because she is a medium.
The Fire Witness is published by Blue Door in July