7 Books with Buzz
Hot new books for your weekend – or anytime! Here’s what we’re reading this month.
CARRY ME (Anansi Press) By Peter Behrens
SOME RAIN MUST FALL (Knopf) by Karl Ove Knausgaard
The epic six-volume My Struggle series, which revolves around a young Karl Ove studying literature and life at a writing academy in Bergen, has attracted a cult-like following. Some Rain Must Fall is the fifth novel in the popular series.
RAOUL WALLENBERG: The Heroic Life and Mysterious Disappearance of the Man Who Saved Thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust (Hatchette) by Ingrid Carlberg
This biography, from Swedish journalist Ingrid Carlberg, tells the story of Raoul Wallenberg, Sweden’s Special Envoy to Budapest in 1944. Although perhaps not as widely known as German industrialist Oskar Schindler who saved Jewish workers in Poland by employing him in his various factories, Raoul Wallenberg is credited with saving up to 100,000 Hungarian Jews by creating a system of protective passports and an “international ghetto.”
FAR FROM TRUE (Doubleday Canada) by Linwood Barclay
In the much-anticipated second thriller in the Promise Falls trilogy, what appears to be a simple break-in is linked to multiple murders and a long buried secret. And for residents of Promise Falls, sins of the past and present collide with a terrifying result.
THE SUMMER BEFORE THE WAR (Random House) by Helen Simonson
WHAT IS NOT YOURS IS NOT YOURS (Random House) by Helen Oyeyemi
THE REVOLVING DOOR OF LIFE (Vintage Canada) by Alexander McCall Smith
In the latest in the series featuring a busy, Bohemian corner of Edinburgh where an eccentric group of old haute bourgeoisie rub shoulders with students and poets, a seven-year-old boy finds liberation from his mundane routine of Italian lessons, psychotherapy and yoga classes when his spirited grandmother comes to visit.