New and noted for May.

Five Rivers Met on a Flooded Plain

by Barney Norris

Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain-Barney Norris

I really like this book about the experiences of five characters and their families touched in various ways by an accident that takes place on a street in Salisbury. It is  a quiet non-showy novel full of empathy for the lives of those it describes.

£12.99 Doubleday hardback.
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Barbarian Days

by William Finnegan

Barbarian Days-William Finnegan

Now in paperback, the winner of the Pulitzer prize for biography, and a masterpiece according to Geoff Dyer who likens it to early James Salter.

£8.99 Corsair
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The Turner House

by Angela Flournoy

The Turner House-Angela Flournoy

National Book Award finalist.

The Turner House brings us a colorful, complicated brood full of love and pride, sacrifice and unlikely inheritances. It’s a striking examination of the price we pay for our dreams and futures, and the ways in which our families bring us home.

£10.99  Mariner (US) paperback
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Our Souls at Night

by Kent Haruf

Our Souls At Night-Kent Haruf

The last novel by one of America’s finest writers – called humane and deeply affecting by the Daily Mail, proving that, like a stopped clock, the Mail can be right once in a while.

£6.99 Picador paperback
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Multiltudes

by Lucy Caldwell

Multitudes-Lucy Caldwell

A first collection of stories from the second playwright on this list, a writer of rare elegance and beauty – The Independent.

£10.99  Faber paperback (with flaps)
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