- Eat Your Heart Out: Love Stories from around the World – Peta Mathias
Peter Mathias gives readers a taste of the many ingredients of love based on tales she’s learned on her gastronomic travels. Entertaining, hilarious and informative, this book is a smorgasbord of love.
- Olive, Again – Elizabeth Strout
Olive, Again follows the blunt, contradictory yet deeply loveable Olive Kitteridge as she grows older, navigating the second half of her life as she comes to terms with the changes – sometimes welcome, sometimes not – in her own existence and in those around her.
- Celestial Bodies – Jokha Alharthi
Celestial Bodies is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who has emigrated to Canada. These three women and their families witness Oman evolve from a traditional, slave-owning society slowly redefining itself after the colonial era, to the crossroads of its complex present. Elegantly structured and taut, Celestial Bodies is a coiled spring of a novel, telling of Oman’s coming-of-age through the prism of one family’s losses and loves.
- Find Me – Andre Aciman
In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio’s father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, now a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train upends Sami’s visit and changes his life forever. Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, while Oliver, a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic. Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and the nuances of emotion that are the substance of passion. Find Me brings us back inside the world of one of our greatest contemporary romances to show us that, in fact, true love never dies.
- Three Little Truths – Eithne Shortall
Martha Rigby has moved her family to Dublin in sudden and mysterious circumstances. Robin Dwyer is living at her parents’ with her four-year-old son, vowing her hopeless relationship is over. Edie Rice has everything she could want, apart from a baby. All three women find themselves living on Pine Road, where a scandal has hit, and the neighbours are all about to know each other a lot better. Whether they like it or not.
- The Wrong Callahan – Karly Lane
This is the first book in the exciting and romantic Callahans of Stringybark Creek trilogy from the bestselling author.
- Animals – Emma Jane Unsworth
Some friendships are wild at heart. Now a major new film starring Holliday Grainger.
- The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off! – Gloria Steinem
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has brought together her most memorable one-liners in an anthology that will inspire and entertain readers. Topics ranging from relationships to jobs to activism, prefaced by an introduction by Steinem and punctuated by her reflections throughout the book, makes this a definitive collection of topics that matter to women.
- The Power Age – Kelly Doust
Kelly Doust inspires readers to age not online with grace, but like a pro. A book for mothers, aunts and grandmothers of rebel girls, this is a vital handbook to navigate midlife and beyond with power and panache.
- So Lucky – Dawn O’Porter
Beth shows that women really can have it all. Ruby lives life by her own rules. And then there’s Lauren, living the dream.
But is any one’s life as perfect as it looks? It just takes one shocking event to make the truth come tumbling out.
Fearless, frank and for everyone who’s ever doubted themselves, So Lucky is the straight-talking new novel from the Sunday Times bestseller.
- The Seven Necessary Sins for Women – Mona Eltahawy
Seizing upon the energy of the #MeToo movement, feminist activist Mona Eltahawy advocates a muscular, out-loud approach to teaching women and girls to harness their power through what she calls the “seven necessary sins” that women and girls are not supposed to commit: to be angry, ambitious, profane, violent, attention-seeking, lustful, and powerful. All the necessary “sins” that women and girls require to erupt. Illuminating her call to action are stories of activists and ordinary women around the world—from South Africa to China, Nigeria to India, Bosnia to Egypt—who are tapping into their inner fury and crossing the lines of race, class, faith, and gender that make it so hard for marginalised women to be heard.