Cool Stuff from the Selectors: Fiction Picks

Here’s a selection of interesting fiction titles coming up.

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Richard Russo Everybody’s Fool
He’s one of the most readable US authors and here he returns to the small town in upstate New York that featured in his first novel Nobody’s Fool (which became a memorable movie with Bruce Willis and Paul Newman).

William Shaw The Birdwatcher
Author of a very impressive crime fiction trilogy set in 1960s Britain returns with a tale of murder on the Kent Coast linked to The Troubles.

Rose Tremain The Gustav Sonata
Set in Switzerland and dealing with a young boy and his friendship with a young Jewish pianist at his school.

Anthony Cartwright Iron towns
An interesting state of the nation novel, set in his home town of Dudley, featuring an ageing footballer in a struggling team.

Mark Haddon The pier falls
A collection of short stories by the author of the bestseller The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. The stories range from science fiction and Victorian adventure to one about a woman travelling to Mars.