On the bookshelves: January 2017

December 22, 2016
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New releases coming in January.

FICTION

Marshall’s Law, by Ben Sanders: The gritty, explosive new novel from the bestselling author of American Blood (Allen & Unwin, RRP $33).

The Slow Waltz of Turtles, by Katherine Pancol: A mega-bestseller in France—the follow-up to The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles (Allen & Unwin, RRP $33).

Win, Lose or Draw, by Peter Corris: The final Cliff Hardy mystery … will one man’s loss be Hardy’s gain? (Allen & Unwin, RRP $33).

Everybody’s Fool, by Richard Russo: The latest from the American master, set 10 years after the events of Nobody’s Fool (A&U UK, RRP $37).

Someone is Watching, by Joy Fielding: The Girl on the Train meets Rear Window in this international bestseller from a queen of psychological suspense (Zaffre, RRP $33).

Cheese, by Willem Elsschot: A brilliant satire relevant in an age of dot com failures; for all cheese addicts (Alma, RRP $18).

Utopia, by Thomas More: Five hundred years since its first publication, Thomas More’s astonishingly radical Utopia continues to shape speculative fiction today (Verso, RRP $18).

Apple Tree Yard, by Louise Doughty: The massive bestselling psychological thriller — released to coincide with the BBC One four-part TV series (Faber, RRP $23).

NON-FICTION

Dementia: What you Need to Know, by June Andrews: Practical advice for families, professionals, and people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease around the world (Profile Books, RRP $28).

The Road to Sparta, by Dean Karnazes: The epic story of one of the greatest acts of physical endurance in history, as experienced by the legendary ultramarathon runner (Allen & Unwin, RPP $33).

An Auctioneer’s Lot, by Lord Hindlip: Both memoir and art book, An Auctioneer’s Lot recounts the chairman of Christie’s career through the major works of art that passed through his hands (Third Millenium, RRP $70).

The Detox Kitchen Bible, by Lily Simpson and Rob Hobson: Just in time to help out with those New Year’s resolutions (Bloomsbury, RRP $33).

YOUNGER READERS

Too Right, Boy, by M. O. Chamberlain: A classic New Zealand road trip story, perfect for young adult or adult readers, about growing old in a society where age is not valued or respected, and about being young in a society where there are so many temptations (SHIHVillage, RRP $20).

Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja Book 1 (Pirate Invasion), Book 2 (Rise of the Red Ninjas), & Book 3 (A Game of Chase), by Marcus Emerson: Introducing a havoc-meets-hilarious series with a great sense of fun, adventure, chaos—and ninjas (Allen & Unwin, RRP $13 each).

Lisette’s Paris Notebook, by Catherine Bateson: Eighteen-year-old Lisette has just arrived in Paris to practise her French but soon realises she’s more interested in studying boys than verbs. For ages 13-17 (Allen & Unwin, RRP $19).

Shockwave, by Peter Jay Black: The Urban Outlaws have been infected in their toughest challenge yet in the final book of this adventure series. For ages 9-plus (Bloomsbury, RRP $16).

Jillian Allison-Aitken

I come from the other land down under, where men are men, and sheep are nervous. I'm a sub-editor and in the past have been a proof-reader, news editor and web editor. I am also an ex-columnist, and book and software reviewer for the local daily newspaper.I still read. A lot. And surf the web. Also a lot.You'll find a little about both of those pastimes here, and on By George.

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