Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 12 November 2019

15 new books to read in November: from 'Olive, Again' to 'Blue Moon'

All of these books are out now

Elizabeth Strout's 'Olive, Again' and Lee Child's 'Blue Moon' were both released last month
Elizabeth Strout's 'Olive, Again' and Lee Child's 'Blue Moon' were both released last month

From memoirs to literary fiction and even a photography tome, last month bore an eclectic mix of new novels and non-fiction titles to add to our shelves. Here are 15 worth bookmarking this November...

'Ask a Footballer' by James Milner

 Ask A Footballer by James Milner. Quercus
 Ask A Footballer by James Milner. Quercus

The former Manchester City midfielder, now at Liverpool, delivers a self-deprecating, very funny book about life as a top-flight footballer.

'Broken Glass' by Alexander Hartung

Broken Glass by Alexander Hartung. Thomas & Mercer; Reprint, Translation edition
Broken Glass by Alexander Hartung. Thomas & Mercer; Reprint, Translation edition

Detective Nik Pohl investigates the disappearance of a young woman, who looks suspiciously like another young woman found dead years previously.

'The Puzzle of You' by Leah Mercer

The Puzzle of You by Leah Mercer. Lake Union Publishing 
The Puzzle of You by Leah Mercer. Lake Union Publishing 

Charlotte McKay wakes up in hospital but doesn’t remember how she got there. And who is this young girl calling her “Mummy”? Mercer has crafted a charming story about a woman trying to piece her life back together.

'The Man in the Red Coat' by Julian Barnes

The Man in the Red Coat by Julian Barnes.
The Man in the Red Coat by Julian Barnes.

The Booker Prize-winning author looks into the remarkable life of surgeon Samuel Pozzi, who cavorted through the glamour and scandal of the Parisian Belle Epoque.

'In the Dream House' by Carmen Maria Machado

In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado. Graywolf Press 
In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado. Graywolf Press 

This is a memoir from the National Book Award finalist, which explores Machado’s abusive relationship and places it in the context of history and literature.

'The Other Side of the Coin' by Angela Kelly

The Other Side of the Coin by Angela Kelly. Courtesy HarperCollins UK
The Other Side of the Coin by Angela Kelly. Courtesy HarperCollins UK

As the Queen’s Senior Dresser for two decades, Angela Kelly has enjoyed rare access to the Royal Family. Expect intimate anecdotes and unseen photographs.

'Blue Moon' by Lee Child

Blue Moon by Lee Child published by Bantam Press. Courtesy Penguin UK
Blue Moon by Lee Child published by Bantam Press. Courtesy Penguin UK

In the latest Jack Reacher thriller, two gangs are involved in an increasingly bloody turf war. A chance encounter on a bus brings Reacher into the fold.

'Impostor' by LJ Ross

Impostor by LJ Ross. Courtesy Dark Skies Publishing
Impostor by LJ Ross. Courtesy Dark Skies Publishing

The bestselling author of the DCI Ryan thrillers brings us a new character: forensic psychologist Alexander Gregory. The murder victims are piling up in County Mayo, forcing Gregory to try and get inside the mind of a serial killer.

'Find Me' by Andre Aciman

Find Me by André Aciman published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Courtesy US Macmillan
Find Me by André Aciman published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Courtesy US Macmillan

In this long-awaited follow-up to Call Me By Your Name, Aciman catches up with Elio (a concert pianist) and Oliver (a college professor), whose lives have changed indelibly in the years since their relationship ended.

'Olive, Again' by Elizabeth Strout

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout published by Viking. Courtesy Penguin UK
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout published by Viking. Courtesy Penguin UK

Strout won the Pulitzer Prize for her 2008 novel Olive Kitteridge. In this sequel, we discover how our heroine’s life in Maine has changed with the passing of time.

Initiated: Memoir of a Witch by Amanda Yates Garcia

Initiated: Memoir of a Witch by Amanda Yates Garcia published by Grand Central. Courtesy Little, Brown
Initiated: Memoir of a Witch by Amanda Yates Garcia published by Grand Central. Courtesy Little, Brown

Garcia was 13 years old when her mother introduced her to witchcraft, but this memoir is more about the magic – and horror – of real life.

All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg

All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg. Courtesy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg. Courtesy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

In this tumultuous domestic drama, a successful lawyer attempts to discover the truth about her abusive father, who is now lying on his deathbed.

The Night Fire by Michael Connelly

The Night Fire by Michael Connelly. Courtesy Little, Brown
The Night Fire by Michael Connelly. Courtesy Little, Brown

In the latest Ballard and Bosch thriller, a judge is found dead in a park and a homeless person is burnt alive. So what links these crimes together?

Morning Glory on the Vine by Joni Mitchell

Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings by Joni Mitchell. Courtesy Canongate UK
Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings by Joni Mitchell. Courtesy Canongate UK

A collection of drawings and handwritten lyrics, which the singer put together as a present for friends in 1971, is reproduced for the first time.

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren published by Gallery Books. Courtesy Simon & Schuster
Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren published by Gallery Books. Courtesy Simon & Schuster

In this modern-day romance tale, an up-and-coming actress is forced to decide whether or not she should give her first love a second chance.

Updated: November 3, 2019 11:09 AM

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