WOMEN WRITERS take centre stage in the latest selection of new titles added to the Library shelves. We have offerings from Catherine Isaac, Joanna Cannon, and Leila Slimani, together with a joint effort by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.
Our DVD selection, MacMafia, also has the feminine touch, gaining its inspiration from Misha Glenny’s bestselling expose of worldwide organised crime.
You Me Everything
by Catherine Isaac
JESS AND HER TEN-YEAR OLD son William set off to spend the summer at Chateau de Roussignol, deep in the undulating hills and lush vineyards of the Dordogne. There, her ex-boyfriend Adam runs an exquisite hotel in a restored castle and has had little to do with his son’s upbringing.
But Jess is in France for a more urgent reason than a holiday: she’s fulfilling the wishes of her mother who, in the late stage of a neurodegenerative disease, is determined that William needs his father in his life.
Over one heady, sun-drenched summer, bridges are built and secrets are uncovered, but there is one truth that nobody, especially William, must discover.
Three Things About Elsie
by Joanna Cannon
THERE ARE THREE THINGS you should know about Elsie. The first thing she is my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third thing… might take a little more explaining.
Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she considers the charming new resident who looks exactly like a man she once knew – a man who died 60 years ago. Lying prone in the front room, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from the past is about to come to light…
The Wife Between Us
by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
WHEN YOU READ this book, you will make many assumptions. It’s about a jealous wife, obsessed with her replacement. It’s about a younger woman set to marry the man she loves.
The first weekend seems like a disaster; her replacement is the perfect woman. You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships. You will be wrong.
by Leila Slimani
WHEN MYRIAM DECIDES to return to work, she and her husband look for a nanny for their two young children.
They find their dream candidate: Louise, a quiet, polite and devoted woman who sings to their children, cleans the family’s chic Paris apartment, stays late without complaint and hosts enviable birthday parties.
But as the couple and their nanny become increasingly dependent on each other, jealousy, resentment and suspicions start to breed, and Myriam and Paul’s idyllic domesticity is shattered.
INSPIRED BY THE INSIDER interviews in Misha Glenny’s bestselling book, writer/directors Hossen Amini and James Watkins have created a drama that exposes the global network of organised crime.
McMafia unravels a complex web of connections that joins up money launderers in Dubai, cyber criminal in India, Russian obligarchs in London and Bedouin smugglers in the Negev desert.
What starts out as a story of survival and revenge becomes a tale of one man’s struggle against the lure of corruption.