Book of the month

General Fiction Book of the Month – December 2019

A painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature … Owens here surveys the desolate marshlands of the North Carolina coast through the eyes of an abandoned child. And in her isolation that child makes us open our own eyes to the secret wonders-and dangers-of her private world.

General Fiction Book of the Month – November 2019

A wise, sensitive novel about Russia, exile, family, love, history and fate, this work asks what people owe the place they were born, and in return, what it owes them.

General Fiction Book of the Month – October 2019

The great, forgotten anti-Nazi book everyone must read. First published in 1938, US author Kathrine Kressmann Taylor’s forgotten classic is a devastating work of political fiction that still resonates today.

General Fiction Book of the Month – September 2019

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019. Thrilling and heartbreaking, The Wall is about a troubled world you will recognise as your own – and about what might be found when all is lost. A 1984 for our times.    

General Fiction Book of the Month – August 2019

Woman. Witch. Myth. Mortal. Outcast. Lover. Destroyer. Survivor. CIRCE.  Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019    

General Fiction Book of the Month – July 2019

Sometimes getting it wrong is the only way to get it right... A fresh, funny and life-affirming debut novel about finding things where you least expect them.

General Fiction Book of the Month – June 2019

A feminist Iliad, shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019. ”This is a story about the very real cost of wars waged by men... Barker makes us re-think history” – Independent

General Fiction Book of the Month – May 2019

Set in London to an exhilarating soundtrack, Ordinary People is an intimate study of identity and parenthood, sex and grief, friendship and ageing, and the fragile architecture of love. Shortlisted for The Women's Prize for Fiction 2019. ”An exuberant investigation into midlife malaise explores love, compromise and the way we live today” – The Guardian

General Fiction Book of the Month – April 2019

A quietly devastating story about the love between a mother and her sons, the impact of race, masculinity and the senseless loss of young lives. ”A brilliant, powerful elegy from a living brother to a lost one, yet pulsing with rhythm, and beating with life” – Marlon James, Winner of the Man Booker Prize

General Fiction Book of the Month – March 2019

A dark comedy of female rage and a biting satire of the false promise of reinvention. ”The New Me is a bouncy, profane, highly addictive novel about work, female friendship, and other alienations. Halle Butler's insane talent shimmers on every page of this deadpan misanthrope's ode. A must-read!” – Claire Vaye Watkins

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Multimediaambassaden, Mats Rytther