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BETRAYERS, BAD FEMINISTS & BONJOUR CAMILLE

our reading list for September 2014


FICTION

10:04  by Ben Lerner 
A man grapples with unlikely literary success, a troubling diagnosis and the prospect of fatherhood in a New York of increasing unrest. Lerner’s latest is Type bookseller Kyle’s staff pick.

Augustus  by John Williams
The revival continues with Augustus, set in classical Rome and originally published in 1971. Type co-owner Jo recently devoured it on a flight to Italy.

The Back of the Turtle  by Thomas King
Back to fiction after his brilliant and bestselling The Inconvenient Indian, this title weaves Christian and Native mythology into a story of human nature and the natural world.

The Betrayers  by David Bezmozgis
New Yorker “20 under 40” writer (Natasha and Other StoriesThe Free World) gives us one day in the life of a disgraced Israeli politician in his hyped-up new novel.  

Bewdley Mayhem  by Tony Burgess 
Three books in one! The Hellmouths of BewdleyPontypool Changes Everything, and Caesarea.

The Bone Clocks  by David Mitchell
This novel spans six decades and other worlds and is well worth falling down a reading rabbit hole for. Type bookseller Becky couldn’t put it down.

The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig  by Stefan Zweig
The best and worst of human nature in one beautiful, bright, and many-paged short-story package. Looks nice on an orange shelf with your collected Lydia Davis.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage  by Haruki Murakami
the literary mega-star ’s latest moody novel is worth owning for the Chip Kidd-designed package alone.

Conversations  by César Aira
A reality within a fiction within a parallel reality is the setting Aira's hilariously funny latest.

The Paying Guests  by Sarah Waters
In 1920s London, an upper-class widow in financial straits is obliged to take in lodgers, and finds her traditional life unsettled by exposure to the emerging and energetic middle class.

Sweetland  by Michael Crummey
A story of loyalty and courage, and one man’s scheme to remain as the only living resident of a remote island off the coast of Newfoundland.

Vulgar Things  by Lee Rourke
The story of a strange week in England's Southend-on-Sea comes decorated with praise from the likes of Deborah Levy, Tom McCarthy and (in-store though not on the cover) several members of Team Type.

We Are Not Ourselves  by Matthew Thomas
This much-hyped debut is the epic tale of a family at odds in its pursuit of the American Dream, and out of sorts when a darkness settles on one family member and casts a shadow over them all.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot  by David Shafer
Three adults grapple with thirty-something problems in this dark comic debut. Think Chuck Palahniuk meets William Gibson.

ON ART, MUSIC & MORE

Bad Feminist  by Roxane Gay
Riffs on female friendship, pop culture, journalism, men and so much more in her first collection of essays.

Do Not Sell at Any Price  by Amanda Petrusich
Tells the untold story of the record collectors scrabbling to save the world’s rarest 78s.

Is it My Body? Selected Texts  Kim Gordon
The Sonic Youth founder’s writings on art and music from the 1980s and early ’90s, brought together here for the first time. Recommended by Type bookseller Derek.

What We See When We Read  by Peter Mendelsund 
In this fascinating new book, the Alfred A. Knopf artistic director examines the visual processes unique to reading. A must for anyone who loves words or pictures. Currently being devoured by bookseller Kalpna.

FOOD

Brazilian BBQ and Beyond  by David Ponté
The title pretty much tells you what you need to know about this colourful new cookbook. We had to stop looking at it because the pictures were making us hungry.

À La Mère de Famille 
Sweet tooth alert! These confections from the beloved Parisian confectioner will keep you sugar high till 2015.

Fool
Our new favourite food mag. From Sweden!

KIDS' BOOKS 

Amulet 6: Escape from Lucien  by Kazu Kibuishi
The bestselling series continues. We have many young-reader regulars who’ve been waiting for this one.

Bonjour Camille  by Felipe Cano, illus. Laia Aguilar
Busy Camille has a lot to pack into her Sunday in this charming illustrated tale.

Countablock  by Christopher Franceschelli, illus. Peskimo
The chunky follow up to Alphablock, this time with numbers!

I Am So Brave  by Stephen Krensky, illus. Sarah Gillingham
A celebration of graduating from toddlerhood.

Madame Chapeau  by Andrea Beaty, illus. David Roberts
From the author of Type favourite Rosie Revere, Engineer, a story of friendship and snazzy headgear.

Moomin: Book 9  by Tove Jansson
Drawn & Quarterly’s reissue of the classic Finnish series concludes.

TYPE CRUSH 

Short Stacked Editions
With a focus on inspiring ingredients and dependable recipes, each volume in the Short Stack series features recipes built around a single main ingredient. Try corn, strawberries, honey, plums, broccoli, buttermilk and more.