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the Type Books reading list for June 2014


All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 
The paths of a young French girl and a young German boy collide in occupied France in this captivating read.

American Innovations by Rivka Galchen
Ten canonical short stories by reimagining them from the perspectives of female characters in this smart and stunning new collection.

Boyhood Island by Karl Ove Knausgaard
For those of you who've already caught the bug, Volume 3 of My Struggle arrives not a moment too soon. For those of you who've yet to begin, we also have Vols 1 and 2. 

Crimes Against My Brother by David Adams Richards
Richards' revives some of his most beloved characters in this powerful story of three childhood friends with a blood-brother bond.

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O'Neill
Eight years after Lullabies for Little Criminals, O'Neill returns to Montreal to tell the story of 19-year-old twins Nicholas and Nouschka.

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris'
By turns laugh-out-loud funny and squirm-in-your-seat strange, New York dentist Paul O'Rourke's tussle with a mysterious online version of himself.

The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham
Follows two brothers' quests for transcendence in times of sadness in his first novel since 2010's By Nightfall.

The Son by Jo Nesbo
Internationally mega-selling crime writer takes a break from his Harry Hole series with The Son, an electrifying standalone thriller about an escaped prisoner.


Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story by Geoff Pevere
This installment of Coach House Books' awesome Exploded Views series tells the story of the '80s Hamilton rockers. 

No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald
Pulitzer-winner  takes an in-depth look at the NSA scandal at the heart of debates about national security and information privacy.


Fire & Smoke: A Pitmaster's Secrets by Chris Lilly
Shares 100 secrets for cooking on the grill or in a pit. Mouthwatering and finger-licking good.

The Essential New York Times Grilling Cookbook  
Edited by Peter Kaminsky and with a foreword by Mark Bittman, this does exactly what it says on the cover.

Smoke: New Firewood Cooking by Tim Byers
Go one better than the BBQ and cook with wood and fire in Texan chef 's guide to making everything from breakfast to dessert smokin'. 

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox, illus. Brian Floca
The beautifully illustrated story of a real-life elephant seal who makes her home near a road and has to be hauled back out to sea.


A Lion in Paris by Beatrice Alemagna
A lion leaves the savanna, goes in search of excitement in the City of Light, and learns about being a stranger in a new place.

Little Pear Tree by Rachel Williams, illus. Jenny Bowers
Lift the flaps and watch a little seed grow.

Number One Sam by Greg Pizzoli
Whizz through the story of Sam, the #1 race car driver in history! (Until his best friend shows some talent of her own, that is…)


Millhouse by Natalie Ghent
Faint-hearted, hairless guinea pig goes in search of the theatre and finds a lot of drama.

The obsession continues, and we have all four volumes.

The Thickety by Kara Westfell
When  is lured into the forbidden forest in JA White's novel, she discovers a strange book with unimaginable powers, and a new adventure series begins.

A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani
Friends Sophie and Agatha return to the spectacular world where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one in 's sequel to the bestselling School for Good and Evil.